Category: Movies

“The Devil Below” Poster and Trailer are Here!

Ignore the poster and check out the trailer for The Devil Below.

The poster is just bad.  The monster is too close to the people looking in the hole.  The creature isn’t scary enough on his own and with the people so close, showing no fear, the poster just doesn’t work.

The trailer for The Devil Below does its job though.  I’ll be tuning in.

A team of researchers come to Appalachian country to try to learn what caused a series of fires that shut down a network of coal mines. They soon discover what shuttered the mines, and what big teeth they have.
#Syfy​ #DevilBelow

“The Seventh Day” Starring Guy Pearce is Here!

I’m a Guy Pearce fan and his latest is The Seventh Day.  The trailer is below.  This will be a view on streaming for me.

There has been a drastic increase in possessions across the country. Father Peter (#GuyPearce​) a renowned exorcist is serving the church by overseeing trainee priests while they take the last step in their on-the-job training – identifying possession and learning the rites of exorcism. Father Daniel Garcia is Father Peter’s latest trainee. As the priests plunge deeper into hell on earth, the lines between good and evil blur, and their own demons emerge. #TheSeventhDay​

Seung Eun Kim – Check Out This Artist’s Work!

I can’t remember the last time I came across a new (to me) artist whose work excites me as much as Seung Eun Kim.  Check out Kim’s childhood heroes drawing above.  Not only does he have excellent taste in heroes, but man, that art!

Usually I will post one piece of art with a link to the artist’s site, but there were so many candidates for posting on Seung Eun Kim’s Instagram that I just had to post two… and which two to post was a tough decision.  Click over and you’ll see what I mean.

RIP: Mike Henry

Mike Henry, best known for his roles as Tarzan in three feature films and Sheriff Bufford T. Justice’s son in three Smokey and the Bandit movies has died.  Henry died at age 84 on January 8th, from chronic traumatic encephalopathy after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Henry was a standout linebacker at USC and went on to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1958 – 1961) and the Los Angeles Rams (1962 – 1964).  Henry had played a few minor roles prior to his retirement from football and in 1966 he got the lead as Tarzan in three feature films.  

After playing Tarzan, Henry alternated between guest spots on television and co-starring roles in feature films.  Mike Henry appeared in an episode of Burt Reynold’s series, Dan August and also had a role in Reynold’s feature film, The Longest Yard.  Henry also appeared twice in Charlton Heston films (Soylent Green and Skyjacked) and twice in John Wayne movies (The Green Berets and Rio Lobo).  Most fans may know Henry best as Jackie Gleason’s sidekick in three Smokey and the Bandit films where Henry played Sheriff Bufford T. Justice’s dimwit son, Junior Justice.

I first saw Henry in his Tarzan trilogy which was a new take on the King of the Jungle.  Now Tarzan was an educated, almost James Bond type character.  It was a shocking change, but one that was interesting.  Henry definitely had the physique to play Tarzan.  After the three films, Henry was offered the chance to play Tarzan in the television series that was being developed, but he declined.

In 1988, Henry was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and he retired from acting.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike Henry’s family, friends and fans.

 

“Sentinelle” – The Poster & Trailer are Here!

Here we have the poster and trailer for the French action film. Sentinelle.  The poster is blech, but the trailer made me interested enough to tune in starting March 5th on Netflix.

Transferred home after a traumatizing combat mission, a highly trained French soldier uses her lethal skills to hunt down the man who hurt her sister.

The “Cosmic Sin” Poster & Trailer Starring Frank Grillo and Bruce Willis!

What do you think about the poster and trailer for Cosmic Sin starring Frank Grillo and Bruce Willis?

I like the poster okay, but Willis’ suit looks a bit wonky with the placement of his “belt”.  The trailer is okay as well.  I was a bit surprised that Grillo got top billing since it looks like Willis is in the film for more than a cameo.  I’ll watch once Cosmic Sin comes to a streaming service I get.

RIP: Hal Holbrook

It has been confirmed that Hal Holbrook, award-winning actor, director and author died on January 23, 2021 at the age of 95.  Holbrook is best known for his one man show portraying Mark Twain which he began in the 1950s and continued well into this century.  In 1966, Holbrook’s portrayal of Twain won him the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.

In addition to his stage work, Holbrook could often be found adding class to television and movie roles.  Holbrook was a 5 time Primetime Emmy Award winner.  Holbrook’s IMDb resume includes 136 acting credits.  Some of my favorite Hal Holbrook roles were in Magnum Force, All the President’s Men, Capricorn One, The West Wing, Lincoln, and Sons of Anarchy.  Whenever Hal Holbrook appeared on the screen the tv show or movie got at least a little bit better.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Hal Holbrook’s family, friends and fans.

“Respite” – The Poster and Trailer are Here!

The poster and trailer for Respite is here.  Any time there is a down and out private eye, you have my attention.  Add in a serial killer and the interest goes up.  I like (not love) the Respite  poster and the trailer has me wanting to see more.

Down and out private-eye Jimmy Baz reluctantly takes on a case to find a missing college student when the dead bodies of Muslim men start turning up, leading him to believe he is now searching for a serial killer.

Directed by Saro Varjabedian and written by Varjabedian and Ali Abouomar,

RESPITE was produced by Monte Bezell, Julián Juaquín, Ahmet Devran Dayanc, and Karina Bezell.

RESPITE stars Monte Bezell, Julián Juaquín, Ahmet Devran Dayanc, Haythem Noor, Leslie Kalarchian, Baylen Thomas, and Guillermo Iván.

“Body Brokers” – The Poster and Trailer are Here!

Body Brokers – the poster and trailer are here!  The poster is okay — it looks like a good start but needs more.  I liked the trailer okay.  The main selling point to me is Michael Kenneth Williams and Frank Grillo.  These guys are under-rated actors.

Utah and Opal are junkies living on the streets of rural Ohio until a seemingly chance encounter with the enigmatic Wood brings them to Los Angeles for drug treatment. Utah appears to find sobriety with the help of treatment center shrink, Dr. White, and tech turned love interest, May. They soon learn that drug treatment is but a cover for a predatory business, enlisting addicts to recruit other addicts.

Starring: Jack Kilmer, Alice Englert, Michael Kenneth Williams, Melissa Leo, Jessica Rothe and Frank Grillo
Directed by: John Swab

“Faceless” – The Poster and Trailer are Here!

Above we have a poster for Faceless and below the trailer.  I’m interested in seeing more thanks to the trailer — the poster doesn’t do much for me.

Marcel Sarmiento, director of Deadgirl, V/H/S Viral and Totem, is back with his next horror film, Faceless, which releases on Digital February 16 and on DVD March 2.

In the film…

“After waking up disoriented and frightened in a hospital room, George (Brendan Sexton III, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie) discovers that he has received a full face transplant.

“Following the initial shock of an unfamiliar face, George becomes plagued by vivid, unexplainable flashbacks. He is soon released from the hospital and expected to fend for himself without any recollection of his previous life. With no end in sight and nobody to turn to but a mysterious woman named Sophie (Alex Essoe, “The Haunting of Blye Manor”), George must overcome his flashbacks, unexplained daily occurrences and a persistent, masked stalker to put the pieces together before it’s too late.”