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Graham and Friends Become Hilariously Empowered in “Half Magic” Trailer

Heather Graham is setting the stage to make her directorial debut in the upcoming comedy Half Magic and the first trailer has dropped.

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Aside from writing and directing, Graham takes the lead role along with Angela Kinsey and Stephanie Beatriz as three women who use their newly formed sisterhood to fight against sexism, bad relationships and low self-esteem. Through embracing their wild adventures, they learn the secret to ultimate fulfillment.

Jason Lewis, Thomas Lennon, Chris D’Elia, Molly Shannon and Johnny Knoxville
co-star in the film.

Momentum Pictures is gearing up to release the film in select theaters, VOD, and Digital HD on February 23, 2018.

H/T: Katrina Wan PR

 

 

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Check Out This Hilarious Clip from Upcoming Comedy “Driving While Black”

On February 1, the award winning indie comedy Driving While Black is coming to theaters from Artist Rights Distribution.

This hilarious exclusive clip features a tour guide giving newbies to town a look at L.A. and how to greet the drivers who decide to stir up trouble.

“Dmitri is a pizza guy who would rather smoke weed and suffer for his art, but his mom and his girl won’t stop nagging him to get a real job. When he’s offered a gig mouthing off to tourists behind the wheel of a Hollywood “star tour” bus, it looks like everyone might get what they want. Trouble is, our man can’t seem to step out the door to get to the interview without endless complications: busted radiators, simple weed scores gone sideways and LAPD cruisers seemingly everywhere. Dmitri’s skill at going unnoticed by cops is honed by painful experiences growing up Black in L.A., but even his keen survival instincts won’t save him from the week from hell.”

The film stars Dominique Purdy, who co-wrote the film based on his real-life experiences, with director Paul Sapiano.

Check out the film in select theaters on February 1, 2018.

H/T: October Coast

Check Out the Poster for Upcoming Documentary “Demon House”

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As mentioned on WFG, Ghost Adventures creator and host Zak Bagans will be in an upcoming documentary entitled Demon House. Now, the distributor Freestyle Digital Media has unleashed the key art poster for the film.

Bagans and and his crew are overwhelmed by a demon possession case some have called the next Amityville, the most authenticated case of possession in American history. After buying the haunted home in Indiana over the phone, sight unseen, Bagans and his crew are unprepared for the demonic forces that await them at the location referred to as the “portal to Hell.”

The film is scheduled for release on March 16, 2018.

H/T: Katrina Wan PR

There Will Be a “Krrish 4”, But Not Until 2020

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Bollywood’s first costumed superhero will return for a third/fourth installment, but you will have to wait over two years.

Rakesh Roshan, the director of the first installment Koi…Mil Gaya and its superpowered sequel Krrish, which was a hit and resulted in the the successful Krrish 3 has recently announced that his son, Hrithik Roshan, will don the black mask and costume again, but fans will have to wait until Christmas 2020 for Krrish 4.

In Koi…Mil Gaya, released in 2003, an alien gives a mentally challenged man super powers. It is this character’s son who in 2006, becomes the protagonist of Krrish with Hrithik taking on both father and son roles in the film. This led to Krrish 3, released in 2013 and was a hit at the Bollywood box office.

The film was originally slated to be released on Christmas 2018 against Zero, starring Shah Rukh Khan. However, the Roshans opted to let SRK have his day and with Salman Khan‘s Kick 2 set for Christmas 2019, they have opted to release Krrish 4 in 2020.

In the meantime, while this has delayed production on the film, Hrithik will have time to work on other projects.

Krrish 4 is scheduled to come out on Christmas 2020. While waiting, check out this clip of Hrithik Roshan’s first scene as the costumed warrior in Krrish

H/T: AVS TV

Radcliffe is a “Burden” in New Trailer

Daniel Radcliffe is in a serious bind in the trailer for his latest film Beast of Burden.

Pilot Sean Haggerty must deliver cocaine across the US-Mexico border for his final run as a drug smuggler. Alone in a small plane, he is faced with the burden of choosing between his allegiance to the Cartel, his deal with the Drug Enforcement Administration and saving his increasingly tense relationship with his wife, eagerly awaiting his return.

The film co-stars Pablo Schreiber and Grace Gummer. Jesper Ganslandt directed the film from a script by Adam Hoelzel.

Momentum Pictures will release Beast of Burden to theaters, VOD, and Digital HD on February 23.

Goldstein and Daley To Take on the “Flash”

It looks like The Flash may have finally found its director…or should we say directors?

Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, the duo behind Horrible Bosses and the recent reboot of Vacation, will be directing Flashpoint, the DC solo entry for the speedy superhero, to be once again played by Ezra Miller, who broke out in the ensemble Justice League with his fun performance.

The film had gone through its season of developmental hell. Originally, Seth Grahame-Smith was slated to direct but then left. Then, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa was ready to tackle the film, only to leave himself. The good news is that it left time for a new script, in which Joby Harold recently turned in a page one rewrite and with the duo now scheduled to direct, expect an action-comedy in the works.

As for Miller, he will be reprising his role as Credence Barebone in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald before returning as Barry Allen/The Flash in Flashpoint.

More as this develops.

H/T: Variety

Kwok and Crew Are Back in Well Go USA’s “Monkey King 3” Trailer

Aaron Kwok is back as Sun Wukong in the U.S. trailer to the long awaited sequel The Monkey King 3.

Along with Wukong, Monk Tang Xuanzuan (William Feng), Zhu Bajie (Xuanshanzeng), and Sha Wujing (Him Law) find themselves taken captive on the Womanized Land of Western Liang, where the monk finds himself slowly falling for the land’s Queen (Zanilla Zhao). When the group plan to escape, they have angered the River God, who plans to unleash her wrath on the land as foretold by an ancient prophecy. It is up to Wukong and team to stop the River God before it’s too late.

Soi Cheang returns to helm the film, which will be released in U.S. theaters on February 16 by Well Go USA, in time for the Chinese New Year.

IndieGoGo Campaign for “The Martial Arts Kid 2: Payback” is a Go!

It’s time to Go Go Go! With the success of 2015’s family film The Martial Arts Kid, it’s time for the sequel to finally come ahead.

But the filmmakers need your help! Traditionz Entertainment has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise money for the sequel The Martial Arts Kid 2: Payback, in which Frank Whitlaw (Chuck Zito), reeling from the events of the first film, seeks retribution against Uncle Glen (Don “The Dragon” Wilson) and Aunt Cindy (Cynthia Rothrock).

Returning for the sequel are Brandon Tyler Russell as Lenny, the best friend of the original Martial Arts Kid, Robbie; and Matthew Ziff as town bully Bo Whitlaw, the son of the villain Frank. T.J. Storm returns as Coach Laurent Kaine. Newcomers for the sequel will include Anita Clay and Sasha Mitchell, who played David Sloane in three installments of the original Kickboxer saga in the 1990’s.

To help make this a bigger sequel to the 2015 original, go to http://martialartskid2payback.com/ and donate to make this sequel come to life!

 

Boxer Munteanu is Ivan Drago’s Son in “Creed II”

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Adonis Johnson…meet your next opponent!

German-Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu has scored the role of Ivan Drago’s son in the upcoming sequel Creed II. The sequel, to be directed by Steven Caple Jr., will pit Michael B. Jordan‘s scion against the scion of the very man who killed his father in 1985’s Rocky IV. Sylvester Stallone returns as the legendary Rocky Balboa and Dolph Lundgren will return as Ivan Drago. Tessa Thompson will also reprise her role from the original film.

Production is set to begin shortly for its November 21, 2018 release by MGM.

H/T: Variety

 

Fighting “Mom and Dad”: An Interview with Anne Winters

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Anne Winters is an actress and singer who gained fame for her recurring role of Carly on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, which is set to have its second season later this year. Having appeared in films such as Sand Castles and The Tribe, Anne shows some potential as a future “scream queen” with her latest role as she must evade her Mom and Dad, played by Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair in Brian Taylor’s upcoming dark comedy, coming to theaters, VOD, and Digital HD on January 19.

World Film Geek had the chance to talk to Anne about her experiences on the film.

Thank you, Anne, for talking about Mom and Dad. This movie was absolutely insane and I love insane movies so I ended up enjoying it.
Yay! That’s awesome to hear! Thank you!

Are you a fan of horror films?
Yes, 100%. I definitely love horror films. But, I feel recently, the more “super scary” they are trying to be, the less scared I actually am, which sounds weird. I’m kind of picky. I’m an actress so I’ve always seen behind the scenes and stuff so it’s hard for me to get out of it.

And that’s why I loved Mom and Dad because they weren’t trying to be like super, truly scary. It was the perfect scary movie. It felt like you were on a roller coaster. You’re not taking it completely seriously. You’re kind of laughing sometimes. You’re going “what the hell are they thinking”? You don’t have to think too hard. You just join us on this adventure and just have fun. And that what’s I love about scary movies and that’s what we did.

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Anne Winters as Carly in Mom and Dad

What attracted you to the role of Carly in the film?
I honestly wanted to play Nicolas Cage’s daughter, and Selma Blair’s daughter, and have a really great time and do a really fun horror movie (Laughs). I loved the script and who was cast. When I talked to Brian [Taylor], our director, we just really hit it off. His vision was super cool and different and interesting. I was like, “Wow! This is different,” and I’m always looking for something different. Something that’s not typical. And that’s what drew me to it.

Brian Taylor is known for films like the Crank films and this marked his solo debut. What was it like working with him on the set?
He is definitely out there, super crazy and always throwing out insane things for us to do. He was pushing us to give it our all. I love Brian. I think he’s great. His vision is super different from what you would think. So, it was always fun talking to him what he thought about certain scenes because it was different from what you would really think seeing it on the page. So when I saw the film, I was like, “Wow” because you saw Brian’s work come to life because when you read it, it’s so crazy and when you see it, it’s completely different. So it was really fun to work with him. He’s really awesome!

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The “happy” trio: Anne Winters, Nicolas Cage, and Selma Blair on the set of Mom and Dad

What was it like working with Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair, who play the titular Mom and Dad? Nicolas Cage was truly crazy in this and I thought Selma Blair broke against type because I always saw her as an innocent type character.
Yeah, I know it’s so weird because Selma Blair, at least how I’ve seen her, she is so serious. I don’t even know. Not like that at all. When I even met her, she was different than what I thought she would be. She’s super funny and hilarious. Dry sense of humor. She really got the hats on to play this character and it was really fun to watch.

And obviously, Nic is like, really crazy to watch as well. He goes from zero to a million in like seconds. It was fun to see him work in his head. To see him so in his head and about his character is so interesting. It was fun to also see them work together because they were funny together.

Did you face any challenges while shooting the film?
Every day was a challenge. But, the biggest thing I learned from it was to just “go for it”. Especially with the screaming. I’ve had people ask me, “Have you done horror movies before” or “Have you screamed so much before”. As a kid, I never screamed and when I became first got into acting, that was the one thing I said I wasn’t going to do. No screaming because I can’t scream. It was like whistling to me. And I just literally went for it.

You just have to go for it. You have to go for whatever you’re doing. Always screaming, always crying, always running. So I feel like the biggest challenge was to let go and not think about things too much. Just literally try it and see what happens. A perfect example was when I was falling down the hill. They wanted to rehearse it and I said, “No, let’s just do it! I’m not going to rehearse falling down a hill. How do you rehearse falling down a hill? Let’s just try falling.” (Laughs)

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Zackary Arthur and Anne Winters scream their hearts out in Mom and Dad

And that’s great and the reason I asked why you were a fan of horror films is because I thought with the way you performed in this film, I could actually see you as a future “scream queen” in horror films.
(Laughs) Yes! I would love to do that. It was really fun to do that so I would love to do more of this brand of horror movie down the road.

Finally, what can fans see you next in after this movie?
This film is actually the start of things for me this year. I’m not quite sure of the order. 13 Reasons Why is going to be coming around March, but it might get pushed back because of the fires that happened so we had to push filming back. That will be coming out and I’m in the whole second season. Then, I have Night School coming out in September with Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish, which is my first big comedy. Then, I have season two of Zac and Mia coming up. Season one is now available on Verizon Go90, and it’s free, so you can binge watch it. It’s super great. It’s about two kids with cancer and it’s honestly one of the realist and coolest things I’ve done to date. It’s really like a passion project so if anyone wants to watch something before other things I’m coming out with, this is one to check out.

Great! Well, Mom and Dad comes to theaters, VOD, and Digital HD on January 19. If you like a chaotic film full of horror and comedy, this is one film I would recommend and check out a potential scream queen in Anne. Thank you again for taking the time to talk about the film.

Thank you so much for having me!

A Special Thank You goes to Katrina Wan PR and Anne Winters for making this interview possible. For more on Anne Winters, check out and follow her official Twitter page.