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Dances With Films Festival to Open With 'Apple Seed' Starring Late Rance Howard

Dances With Films Festival to Open With 'Apple Seed' Starring Late Rance Howard
The indie film festival Dances With Films will unspool June 13 with the opening-night film Apple Seed, which features the late Rance Howard in one of his final roles. The father of filmmaker Ron Howard, the actor, who died Nov. 25, 2017, stars in the Michael Worth-directed film alongside Esther Anderson, Clint Howard (Ron's brother), Adrienne Barbeau, Robby Benson and Worth himself in the story of Prince McCoy (Worth), who has found himself at the end of his rope after losing his home, girlfriend and father. With the help of a hitchhiker (Rance Howard), Prince heads to his hometown ...
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Film News Roundup: ‘In 27 Days’ Heads for Big Screen, Dan Angel to Produce

  • Variety
Film News Roundup: ‘In 27 Days’ Heads for Big Screen, Dan Angel to Produce
In today’s film news roundup, “In 27 Days” and “The Keys to the Kingdom” are in the works as films, Pamela Adlon has been cast in Pete Davidson’s movie, an “On the Waterfront” actor received SAG-AFTRA membership and Dances With Films sets its lineup.

Projects Launched

Dan Angel is developing Alison Gervais’ teen paranormal story “In 27 Days” as a movie under his family content banner, Fezziwig Studios, Variety has learned exclusively.

The story centers on a teen girl’s opportunity to change fate’s outcome by striking a deal with death after she attends the funeral of a classmate who committed suicide. The book has been praised for its positive focus on the importance of understanding, supporting and having compassion for the mental health and emotional wellbeing of adolescents and young adults.

Angel has shepherded R.L. Stine’s “Goosebumps” and “The Haunting Hour” franchises, as well as
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Dances With Films 2019 Lineup Announced

For its 22nd year, Dances With Films returns to Los Angeles this June with an eclectic lineup of films both feature-length and short-form that span a wide range of genres.

Dances With Films 2019 will take place June 13th–23rd at the Tcl Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Horror fans attending the festival will want to keep an eye out for several genre-centric titles, including Come, Said the Night (pictured above).

You can check out the Dances With Films 2019 lineup below, and to learn more, visit the film festival's official website.

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Apple Seed

West Coast Premiere I USA, 2019, HD, 121 min.

Writer/Dir: Michael Worth

Prods: Jody Marriott Bar-Lev, Dustin Rikert, Avi Bar-Lev, Michael Worth

Cast: Rance Howard, Michael Worth, Esther Anderson, Clint Howard, Adrienne Barbeau, Robby Benson

Prince McCoy has found himself almost to the middle of age, and definitely to the end of his rope. Losing his home,
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John Boorman To Direct ‘Underground’ In Film Bridge/Merlin Deal; Rocket Science & Front Row Form Middle East Venture Yalla Yalla – Cannes Briefs

  • Deadline
Film Bridge International has entered into a two-picture production deal with Dublin-based Merlin Films headed by Kieran Corrigan and Deliverance director, John Boorman. Film Bridge founder and CEO Ellen Wander will partner with Corrigan and Boorman to produce two features, heist thriller Underground and gritty action thriller Assassins Club. Boorman, whose latest work as director was 2015’s Queen & Country, will helm the former with Stephen Saint Leger (Vikings) on the latter. Worldwide sales will be handled by Wander in Cannes. Underground is set in Boston where an Irish mob family is struggling to get out of the business, but is tempted by the discovery of an abandoned tunnel beneath Tiffany & Co. Assassins Club centers on a man offered a contract to kill seven people from around the globe. The targets, in turn, are also assassins with contracts to kill him. The only way out is to leave a
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‘Bruce’s Deadly Fingers’ to be Released on Blu-ray and DVD

Joseph Kong’s film ‘Bruce’s Deadly Fingers’ will be released March 27, 2018 by Vci Entertainment as a Blu-ray and DVD combo pack.

The film, originally released in 1976, follows a young martial artists who sets out to rescue the kidnapped ex-girlfriend of Bruce Lee. Starring Bruce Le, Nora Miao, and Michael Wai-Man Chan.

Special features include:

– Commentary track by Michael Worth – author, director, actor, and expert on Bruce Lee, and ‘Bruceploitation films’ !

– Video interviews with some of the players.

– High-def transfers of several other ‘Bruceploitation films’ Theatrical Trailers

– Original Theatrical Trailer in HD!

– Photo and poster gallery of Bruce’s Deadly Fingers, and other ‘Bruceploitation films’

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Source: FarEastFilms
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The Criterion Completion Hour 9

About the hour:

I really enjoy doing this podcast. Not so much that I need to work on it every day, but it is a personal joy to come back to this every few weeks and put down some more thoughts on our modern wax cylinders about why the Criterion Collection means so much to me and to others. Every episode has been a joy, but I have to say that this ninth hour seems particularly special to me due to the topics and wonderful conversation.

This hour allows me to share some general details about my recent trip to The Criterion Collection offices in Manhattan. Don’t get excited, there are no spoilers or scoops here, just a few minutes of me going on and on about how it was such a pleasure to visit the place and to spend a short amount of time letting Jonathan Turell know
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Monster-Movie Mayhem: ‘Jabberwock’ Review

  • Nerdly
Stars: Michael Worth, Tahmoh Penikett, Kacy Barnfield, Raffaello Degruttola, Steven Waddington | Written by Raul Inglis, Rafael Jordan | Directed by Steven R. Monroe

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves, did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, and the mome raths outgrabe. Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun, the frumious Bandersnatch!

Taking the classic nonsense Lewis Carrol poem Jabberwocky as its inspiration (the poem is referred to in the film as a song recited to children to frighten them) Jabberwock (orJabberwock: Dragon Siege to give the film its full title) is yet another in the line of low-budget dragon movies to be released straight to DVD in the UK (other dragon-based titles include Age of the Dragons, Dawn of the Dragon Slayer, Dragon Dynasty, Dragon Crusaders, and so on and so forth) and like
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Lionsgate sets Wild Card release

  • ScreenDaily
Lionsgate sets Wild Card release
The Jason Statham action thriller also stars Michael Angarano, Milo Ventimiglia and Dominik García-Lorido and will open theatrically and on VOD in a day-and-date pattern on January 30.

Anne Heche, Sofia Vergara, Jason Alexander, Hope Davis and Stanley Tucci also appear in the film.

Simon West directed from the novel Heat by William Goldman who also wrote the screenplay.

TimeLapse Pictures, Gearshift Films and Yn Films have started shooting Igor Drljaca’s sophomore feature, The Waiting Room. The Canadian production is currently shooting in and around Toronto. The film will be ready for delivery in summer 2015.Michael Worth’s romance Broken Memories has wrapped principal photography in southern California on the drama starring Ivan Sergei, Rance Howard, Cerina Vincent and Kelly Greyson.
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Specialty Box Office Preview: ‘The Trip To Italy’, ‘Frank’, ‘Jealousy’, ‘Life After Beth’, ‘Fort McCoy’

Specialty Box Office Preview: ‘The Trip To Italy’, ‘Frank’, ‘Jealousy’, ‘Life After Beth’, ‘Fort McCoy’
In this weekend’s specialty box-office debuts, IFC Films hopes to replicate the critical and commercial success of Michael Winterbottom’s first amusing little travelogue/talker of a feature, The Trip, with a semi-sequel, The Trip To Italy. The second Trip again stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon; the entertainingly garrulous pair on yet another jaunt across restaurants, countryside and philosophy. The latest Trip will bow in NYC and La this weekend after a successful Australian run earlier this summer (or their winter).

Frank, a British-Irish-American drama from Magnolia Pictures featuring Michael Fassbender that had runs at Sundance and SXSW, bows in only one U.S. theater this weekend. Frank centers on an eccentric band, giving Fassy fans a chance to hear the Oscar-nominated actor sing, albeit from behind a mask (he’s not bad, actually).

Other notable new films include Philippe Garrel‘s Jealousy, which Distrib Films will expand
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Witness Commandos Battles Dinosaurs in Jurassic Attack

With Jurassic Park being rereleased in 3D this summer and another trip to the island of dinosaurs set for next summer, it really shouldn’t come as any surprise that b-moviemakers are already gearing up with movies like Jurassic Attack for the return of the cinematic dino craze.

Just a week or so ago I reported on The Asylum’s Age of Dinosaurs, in which Ronny Cox genetically engineers dinosaurs that get loose in Los Angeles and only Treat Williams can save us all. Fangoria today premiered the trailer for Jurassic Attack, in which a commando team hunting terrorists crash lands in a section of jungle home to all sort of hungry prehistoric terrors.

Mr. Syfy Corin Nemec stars alongside Vernon Wells of The Road Warrior fame, Michael Worth of “Acapulco H.E.A.T.” fame, and previous rampaging reptile survivor (Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus) Gary Stretch. Anthony Fankhauser (8213: Gacy House) directs
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Exclusive creature pics: “Jurassic Attack”

  • Fangoria
Exclusive creature pics: “Jurassic Attack”
Directed by Anthony Fankhauser from a script by Rafael Jordan and produced by Titan Global Entertainment, Jurassic Attack follows a group of commandos on a mission to take out terrorists who must battle for their lives against dinosaurs instead when their chopper crashes in a remote jungle. The Stand’s Corin Nemec, The Road Warrior’s Vernon Wells, Gary Stretch, Alicia Ziegler and Michael Worth star.
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Exclusive creature pics: “Jurassic Attack”

  • Fangoria
Exclusive creature pics: “Jurassic Attack”
Directed by Anthony Fankhauser from a script by Rafael Jordan and produced by Titan Global Entertainment, Jurassic Attack follows a group of commandos on a mission to take out terrorists who must battle for their lives against dinosaurs instead when their chopper crashes in a remote jungle. The Stand’s Corin Nemec, The Road Warrior’s Vernon Wells, Gary Stretch, Alicia Ziegler and Michael Worth star.
See full article at Fangoria »

Exclusive creature pics: “Jurassic Attack”

  • Fangoria
Exclusive creature pics: “Jurassic Attack”
Directed by Anthony Fankhauser from a script by Rafael Jordan and produced by Titan Global Entertainment, Jurassic Attack follows a group of commandos on a mission to take out terrorists who must battle for their lives against dinosaurs instead when their chopper crashes in a remote jungle. The Stand’s Corin Nemec, The Road Warrior’s Vernon Wells, Gary Stretch, Alicia Ziegler and Michael Worth star.
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What to Buy This Week: DVD and Blu-ray releases for May 28th

Another week, another Monday. So it’s time for the rundown of DVDs and Blu-ray’s hitting stores online and offline this week. It’s another packed week, with plenty of movies waiting to take you money, so let us breakdown the new releases and highlight what you should – and shouldn’t – be buying from today, May 28th 2012.

Pick Of The Week

Chronicle (DVD, Blu-ray)

Chronicle is an unconventional and slightly darker take on the superhero genre where three ordinary teenagers suddenly gain super powers and are able to do things they never imagined possible. Initially they have fun, but their pranks become ever more dangerous and they must face the inevitable question of whether they can handle the responsibility that comes with extraordinary powers. Chronicle Review

And the rest…

Iron Sky (DVD/Blu-ray)

In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space programme evaded destruction by
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DVD Review: Jabberwock – Dragon Siege

Jabberwock: Dragon Siege

Stars: Michael Worth, Tahmoh Penikett, Kacy Barnfield, Raffaello Degruttola, Steven Waddington | Written by Raul Inglis, Rafael Jordan | Directed by Steven R. Monroe

“Twas brillig, and the slithy toves, did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, and the mome raths outgrabe. Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun, the frumious Bandersnatch!”

Taking the classic nonsense Lewis Carrol poem Jabberwocky as it’s inspiration (the poem is referred to in the film as a song recited to children to frighten them) Jabberwock: Dragon Siege is yet another in the line of low-budget dragon movies to be released straight to DVD in the UK (other dragon-based titles include Age of the Dragons, Dawn of the Dragon Slayer, Dragon Dynasty, Dragon Crusaders, and so on and so forth) and like the rest of it’s shelf-filling brethren,
See full article at Nerdly »

First Details and Synopsis for Horror Thriller Blink

Some early details and a synopsis have come in for Blink, set to begin shooting in March 2012 in New Orleans, and of course we have everything you need to know right here.

Blink is an independently financed film from writer/producer Kurt Sherrard, which is being directed by maverick actor/director Michael Worth ("Desperate Housewives"). It stars Natasha Alam ("True Blood") and Vivica A. Fox (pictured; Independence Day, Kill Bill).

Synopsis:

A beautiful 29-year-old female supermodel named Rachel Smith is believed to be "The Heartbreaker" serial killer, who targets men. She is a native Californian and resides in San Francisco.

Many people find it hard to believe "The Heartbreaker" could actually be a woman, especially given the nature of the killings and how the men were mutilated. The FBI and other authorities also find it hard to believe it could be a woman since the murders were so malicious. Nevertheless,
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Fort McCoy – Sliff Review

Review by Dana Jung

Most people don.t know, or at least know very little, about the Pow camps that the United States

maintained during World War II. Numbering in the hundreds, in nearly every state of the Union, these

camps at their peak housed almost half a million German and Japanese prisoners. Films based on these

camps have been few (Summer Of My German Soldier, Farewell To Manzanar, Come See The

Paradise) and mostly grim reminders of a dark period in American history. Fort McCoy, a new movie

co-directed by Michael Worth and writer/star Kate Connor, tells a fact-based story set against the

backdrop of the Army base of the title, of one summer in the life of an American family, circa 1944.

The Stirns move to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin when the father, Frank (Eric Stoltz), takes a position as a

barber for the Army base. With his wife Ruby (Connor), sister-in-law Anna,
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Jabberwock and Rallying Support: A Movie Review

*full disclosure: American World Pictures provided a screener of this film for review.

Director: Steven R. Monroe.

Writers: Raul Inglis and Rafael Jordan.

Cast: Tahmoh Penikett, Michael Worth and Kacey Barnfield.

SyFy Channel should consider rebranding. They do a better job with the fantasy films they choose than the science fiction and terror products combined. Jabberwock is a simple tongue-in-cheek tale that plays with Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem, but spells the monster’s name without the y.

Either there were copyright issues that the film's producers could not wrangle, or they were simply trying to be original. To loosely base the monster on the design by artist John Tenniel gives this film a continuity that is much appreciated. Not every detail, like the creature’s long antennae, canonical beard and broad buckteeth are recreated, but any avid arts aficionado will recognize the silhouette.

As for this made-for-tv product, the
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I Spit on Your Jabberwock Clips

This weekend’s Jabberwock gives the Syfy creature feature treatment to the insect-headed dragon of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Syfy has posted two clips from the medieval monster movie from I Spit on Your Grave remake director Steven R. Monroe.

Jabberwock stars Michael Worth (“Acapulco H.E.A.T.”, Sasquatch Mountain), Tahmoh Penikett (“Battlestar Galactica”, Trick ‘r Treat), and Kacey Barnfield (Resident Evil: Afterlife, Lake Placid 3). Rafael Jordan (Frost Giant, Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon) and Raul Inglis (Sand Serpents, Goblin) handled the scripting duties.

Here’s a rather spoiler-y synopsis for Jabberwock courtesy of the film’s distributors at American World Pictures that was clearly written by someone who confused the concept of synopsis with treatment. Whoever wrote it also doesn’t have much need for silly things like paragraphs. Believe me, when I start giving grammar lessons, you've got problems.

Alec (Michael Worth), a courageous but impetuous knight,
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Syfy's Jabberwock - Exclusive First Look at the Creature

If you tune in to the Syfy channel on September 10, 9pm Et/8pm Central, you'll find yourself fending off a vicious beast known as the Jabberwock. Since no monster film can slide by without us taking a peep at the creature, we did some digging and have come up with the very first stills of said creature!

Steven R. Monroe (I Spit on Your Grave) directs the flick starring Tahmoh Penikett ("Dollhouse"), Kacey Barnfield (Resident Evil: Afterlife), Michael Worth (God's Ears), Richard Riddell (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), and Ian Virgo (The Raven").

Enough talk! On to the eye candy for this latest frightfest from American World Pictures.

Synopsis

In this sci-fi/fantasy tale, Jabberwock chronicles the story of a young squire (Michael Worth) who, alongside his brother (Tahmoh Penikett), must become a warrior to save his people and the woman he loves (Kacey Barnfield) after a horrific beast is unleashed on the village.
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