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Movie Review: FORGET ME NOT

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Rating: Not Rated Stars: Tobias Menzies, Genevieve O’Reilly, Gemma Jones Writer: Mark Underwood, story by Rebecca Long, Steve Spence, Mark Underwood Directors: Alexander Holt & Lance Roehrig Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership Release Date: May 9, 2016 (U.S. theatrical); December 17, 2020 (home video) FORGET ME NOT, per IMDB, was actually made in 2010. This accounts for the youthful appearances of leads Tobias Menzies (THE CROWN, OUTLANDER, GAME OF THRONES) and Genevieve O’Reilly (Mon Mothma in the current run of STAR WARS projects). Will Fletcher (Menzies) is a London musician, charming when playing folk-rock on his guitar in a London club, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE CURSE OF HOBBES HOUSE

THE CURSE OF HOBBES HOUSE | ©2020 4Digital Media

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Mhairi Calvey, Waleed Elgadi, Makenna Guyler, Kevin Leslie, Emma Spurgin Hussey, Jo Price Writer: Wolf-Peter Arand, story by Juliane Block & Wolf-Peter Arand Director: Juliane Block Distributor: 4Digital Media Release Date: December 15, 2020 THE CURSE OF HOBBES HOUSE begins with an elaborate narrated prologue, voiced over still artwork illustrations. It’s a bit confusing, at first, because we hear about a “great war” with big explosions, but this turns out not to be the Great War, i.e., World War I. Instead, it’s a pre-history event in what is now England. An evil king called Dormant kills […]Read On »

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BEAUS OF HOLLY: Actor Michael Copon plays bad boy beau in new ION TELEVISION holiday movie – Exclusive Interview

Michael Copon in the ION Television Holiday movie BEAUS OF HOLLY | ©2020 ION Television

In the Christmas movie BEAUS OF HOLLY, premiering tonight on Ion Television, Holly (Jennifer Freeman) has a holiday surprise for her beau Phil, played by Michael Copon. In a quaint tourist town (actually, Idaho Springs, Colorado), Holly, per what she thinks is part of their five-year plan, proposes marriage. Trouble is, Phil thought Holly was going to break up with him, and has pre-cushioned the blow by arranging to spend the weekend with his ex, Tiffany (Nikki Leigh). Will Holly leave the door open for Phil’s return, or will she fall for carriage driver Jake (Johnny Pacar)? Copon (rhymes with […]Read On »

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BEAUS OF HOLLY: Actress Jennifer Freeman gets into the Christmas spirit with new role in the ION Television holiday movie – Exclusive Interview

Jennifer Freeman in the ION Television Holiday movie BEAUS OF HOLLY | ©2020 ION Television

BEAUS OF HOLLY is a Christmas movie, premiering Saturday, December 12 on ION Television, with a title that’s a play on the line “boughs of holly” from the Christmas carol “Deck the Halls.” It also refers to Holly, played by Jennifer Freeman, a greeting card designer who brings her lawyer boyfriend Phil (Michael Copon) to the small town of Winterland, Colorado (actually, Idaho Springs, CO) for a romantic weekend. When Phil expresses uncertainty about their future together, Holly is taken on a tour of the area by carriage driver Jake (Johnny Pacar). Jake’s spontaneity is alien to the schedule-oriented Holly, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ARCHENEMY

ARCHENEMY Movie Poster | ©2020 RLJE Films

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Joe Manganiello, Skylan Brooks, Zolee Griggs, Paul Scheer, Amy Seimetz, Glenn Howerton, Jessica Allain Writer: Adam Egypt Mortimer, story by Adam Egypt Mortimer & Lucas Passmore Director: Adam Egypt Mortimer Distributor: RLJE Films Release Date: December 11, 2020 ARCHENEMY is one of those movies that invites us to guess what’s going on for most of its running time. Is the man who calls himself Max Fist (Joe Manganiello) really a superhero from another dimension whose powers don’t work in this world? Or is Max a delusional homeless person, whose mental issues are being made worse by […]Read On »

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Movie Review: WANDER DARKLY

WANDER DARKLY movie poster | ©2020 Lionsgate

Rating: R Stars: Sienna Miller, Diego Luna, Beth Grant, Vanessa Bayer, Brett Rice, Aimee Carrero, Tory Kittles, James Landry Hebert, Dan Gill, Ethan Cohn, Lamont Thompson Writer: Tara Miele Director: Tara Miele Distributor: Lionsgate Release Date: December 11, 2020 WANDER DARKLY is one of those movies where even to explain the premise may be to spoil it. So, we’ll go with the set-up. Adrienne (Sienna Miller) and Matteo (Diego Luna) are an unmarried couple living together in Los Angeles with their adorable baby daughter, Ellie. They’ve recently bought a house. Matteo and Adrienne’s mother, Patty (Beth Grant), can’t stand each […]Read On »

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BEAUS OF HOLLY: Actor Johnny Pacar chats about his new ION Television holiday film – Exclusive Interview

Johnny Pacar in the ION Television Holiday movie BEAUS OF HOLLY | ©2020 ION Television

In the new Christmas movie BEAUS OF HOLLY, premiering Saturday, December 12 at 7/6c pm on Ion Television, Johnny Pacar plays one of the title characters. Holly (Jennifer Freeman) is a greeting card designer who brings her beau Phil (Michael Copon) to a romantic weekend getaway to the picturesque small town of Winterland (played by Idaho Springs, Colorado). When Phil gets cold feet and backs out of the weekend, Pacar’s character, Winterland horse carriage driver Jake, takes it upon himself to cheer up Holly by playing tour guide. Even though Holly likes to schedule every moment of the day and […]Read On »

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Movie Review: BLACK PUMPKIN

BLACK PUMPKIN movie poster | ©2020 Uncork’d Entertainment

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Ellie Patrikios, Grayson Thorne Kilpatrick, Dogen Eyeler, Curt Clendenin, Matt Rife, Ryan Poole, Connor Weil, Tasha Dixon, Jordyn Lucas, Gemma Brooke Allen, Malaak Hattab, Alix Schwartz, Brittany Belt, Jacques Derosina, Drew Ochsner, Sundeep Konero, Wesley J. Szabo, Timothy Wade, Shaeda Maghaddam, Joseph Barone, Christopher Demaci, Jo Osmond Writer: Ryan McGonagle Director: Ryan McGonagle Distributor: Uncork’d Entertainment Release Date: December 8, 2020 BLACK PUMPKIN bills itself as “a twisted tall tale.” It’s a Halloween movie, complete with a HALLOWEEN-esque score (by Chris Kooreman & Edo Plasschaert, performed by Beat Royalty), coming out just in time for … […]Read On »

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BEAUS OF HOLLY: Actress Nikki Leigh gives the scoop on the new ION Television Holiday film – Exclusive Interview

Nikki Leigh in the ION Television Holiday movie BEAUS OF HOLLY | ©2020 ION Television

The new holiday movie BEAUS OF HOLLY premieres Saturday, December 12, 7/6c pm on ION Television. The Christmas movie is set mostly in the charming small town of Winterland, Colorado. It is here that Holly (Jennifer Freeman) proposes to her boyfriend Phil (Michael Copon), only to have Phil nervously go back to his former girlfriend Tiffany, played by Nikki Leigh. Meanwhile, Holly falls for her carriage driver Jake (Johnny Pacar). However, once Phil meets up with Tiffany at her parents’ holiday cabin, he discovers he’s a Christmas traditionalist, while Tiffany has a much more laid-back view of the holiday. This may […]Read On »

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Movie Review: VANGUARD

VANGUARD Movie Poster | ©2020 Gravitas Ventures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Jackie Chan, Yang Yang, Lun Ai, Mu Qimiya, Ruohan Xu, Jackson Lou, Eyad Hourani, Zhengting Zhu Writer: Stanley Tong Director: Stanley Tong Distributor: Gravitas Ventures Release Date: November 20, 2020 VANGUARD proves that sometimes they do still make ‘em like that. At least, director/writer Stanley Tong and topliner Jackie Chan have made something that feels like one of those big, splashy international derring-do actioners from the ‘70s and ‘80s. The difference is that the heroes, instead of being American or British, are Chinese. Chan plays Tang Huating, the CEO of the private security firm Vanguard. Despite the […]Read On »

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