Movie Review: BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS

BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS movie poster | ©2015 Scream Factory

Rating: R Stars: Fran Kranz, Pedro Pascal, Joey Kern, Joel Murray, Emma Fitzpatrick, Yvette Yates, Justin Ware Writers: Dr. God & Ryan Mitts Director: Brian James O’Connell Distributor: Scream Factory Release Date: September 4, 2015 BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS combines the usual horrors of a dull office sales job – useless products, bored and uncooperative coworkers, a stressed-out boss – with a different kind of scare. What if your old college nemesis swooped in, got the promotion you’d been striving for and was a vampire? This is the situation that confronts our hero Evan (Fran Kranz). Up until now, Evan has been […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Fran Kranz on THE LORD OF CATAN and more – PART 2

Fran Kranz at the Los Angeles Premiere Screening of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING | ©2013 Sue Schneider

In addition to THE LORD OF CATAN, Kranz worked with more of his DOLLHOUSE friends on the feature film LUST FOR LOVE, which recurs on VoD and is currently available on iTunes. Kranz stars opposite Dichen Lachman (DOLLHOUSE, LAST RESORT), who also produced, in the low-budget independent romantic comedy. Other DOLLHOUSE personnel appearing in the film include Enver Gjokaj, Miracle Laurie, Felicia Day and Maurissa Tancharoen. ASSIGNMENT X: At one point did Dichen Lachman come to you and say, “Would you like to do a movie where the budget is a buck-ninety-five?” FRAN KRANZ: My God, is it that much? […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Fran Kranz on THE LORD OF CATAN – PART 1

Fran Kranz in THE LORD OF CATAN | ©2014 Stuart C. Paul

It isn’t that actor Fran Kranz only works with people he’s met on the projects he’s acted in for Joss Whedon – the TV series DOLLHOUSE and the films CABIN IN THE WOODS and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. In the past year, Kranz has had a recurring role on DALLAS and made several features (more about them later) that have nothing to do with those connections. Then again, he does often work with his fellow DOLLHOUSE alumni. One case in point is the short film THE LORD OF CATAN, which has its Los Angeles public premiere Saturday, May 31 at […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE LORD OF CATAN Writer-Director Stuart C. Paul chats about his short film

Amy Acker in THE LORD OF CATAN | ©2014 Stuart C. Paul

THE LORD OF CATAN is a thirteen-minute film that stars Amy Acker and Fran Kranz as, respectively, Krysta and Todd, an apparently happy couple whose marriage hits the crisis point during a game of SETTLERS OF CATAN. LORD has its East Coast premiere Thursday, May 29, at the New York Shorts Festival at the Landmark Sunshine Theatre inManhattan; actor Kranz will be present at the screening for a Q&A follow-up. The West Coast premiere is two days later at the Los Angeles-based Dances With Films Festival at the Chinese Theatre, where Acker and writer/director/producer Stuart C. Paul will engage in […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: LUST FOR LOVE star Dichen Lachman chats about making a rom-com – Part 2

LUST FOR LOVE Poster | © 2014 Gravitas Ventures

In Part 2 of this exclusive interview with Dichen Lachman, we talk with the actress/producer about the themes of LUST FOR LOVE, the romantic comedy film she produced with writer/director Anton King, which is now available on VoD and iTunes. Lachman also stars in the movie alongside some of her acting colleagues – Fran Kranz, Enver Gjokaj, Miracle Laurie, Felicia Day, Maurissa Tancharoen – from her two seasons as the character Priya on Joss Whedon’s TV series DOLLHOUSE. AX: As far as the themes of LUST FOR LOVE, do you think that it’s saying anything new, or is it just […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: LUST FOR LOVE star Dichen Lachman talks crowd-funded romantic-comedy – Part 1

Dichen Lachman stars in LUST FOR LOVE | © 2014 Gravitas Ventures

LUST FOR LOVE, which premieres on Video on Demand and iTunes on February 7, is an independently-made, low-budget L.A. romantic comedy, written and directed by Anton King. Fran Kranz (DOLLHOUSE, CABIN IN THE WOODS, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING) plays Astor, who has spent his whole life in love with Mila, played by Beau Garrett (TRON: LEGACY, CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR). When Mila breaks up with him, Astor enlists the help of female best friend Callie, played by Dichen Lachman (DOLLHOUSE, BEING HUMAN, LAST RESORT) in winning back his girlfriend. The movie also features other DOLLHOUSE alumni including Enver Gjokaj, Miracle […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Liza Lapira gets ready for SUPER FUN NIGHT

Liza Lapira in SUPER FUN NIGHT - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Greg Zabilski

Liza (pronounced “Lee-za”) Lapira has been a steadily working actress for a good while now. She was in twenty-one episodes of HUFF, then appeared in the feature film CLOVERFIELD. The New York-born actress recurred on DEXTER as Detective Yuki Amado, on NCIS as Special Agent Michelle Lee and on two seasons of DOLLHOUSE as Ivy, the assistant to Fran Kranz’s brain machinery scientist Topher. The following year, she was a regular on Fox’s half-hour romantic comedy TRAFFIC LIGHT as a half of a happily married couple, then spent two seasons as a series regular on ABC’s half-hour DON’T TRUST THE […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Amy Acker on HUSBANDS: THE SERIES, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and more

Amy Acker in PERSON OF INTEREST - Season 2 - "Firewall" | ©2012 CBS/Giovanni Rufino

It’s been a big year for Amy Acker. The Texas-born actress first came to public attention as science whiz Fred and then irritable god Illyria in the series ANGEL. This year, Acker has starred as the witty Beatrice in Joss Whedon’s modern-day film of Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, has seen her recurring role as Caroline Turing aka Root become a series regular gig on CBS’ PERSON OF INTEREST (Season 3 premieres Tuesday September 24 at 10 PM) and starred in the short film THE LORD OF CATAN. Acker also guest-stars in the three-segment arc “I Do Over” of HUSBANDS: […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Los Angeles Premiere screening

Cast Shot L - R: Clark Gregg, Emma Bates, Amy Acker, Jillian Morgese, Joss Whedon, Alexis Denisof - Front: Josua Zar and Nathan Fillion at the Los Angeles Premiere Screening of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions, and KCRW’s MATT MOVIES presented the Los Angeles Premiere Screening of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING recently at Oscars Outdoors at Academy Hollywood in Los Angeles. The stars of the film are from the Joss Whedon Universe of actors that have appeared in some of his television shows, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL, FIREFLY, and DR. HORRIBLE’S SING-A-LONG BLOG and Clark Gregg from Whedon’s hit movie THE AVENGERS. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING was actually filmed in Joss Whedon home. Walking the carpet were  stars of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, which included: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Sean […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING | (c) 2013 Lionsgate

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese, Clark Gregg, Reed Diamond, Nathan Fillion, Sean Maher, Tom Lenk Writer: William Shakespeare, adapted for the screen by Joss Whedon Director: Joss Whedon Distributor: Lionsgate Release Date: June 7, 2013 If you want to introduce a phobic newcomer – say, a nervous teenager – to the works of William Shakespeare, director/scenarist Joss Whedon’s film adaptation of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is a great place to start. Set in modern moneyed suburbia, where houses have video security systems and the cops carry guns, the text is as ever ‘twas (with […]Read On »

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