Convention News: HEAVEN’S ECHO writer/creator Siike Donnelly to appear at MegaCon 2012 panel this weekend

HEAVEN'S ECHO - BOOK 1 | ©2012 Siike Donnelly

With MegaCon 2012 happening this weekend in Orlando, Florida (February 17-29), ASSIGNMENT X wanted to give a head’s up to check out  the “MegaCon Artist’s Alley Spotlight” panel on Saturday presented by Nerd Nation and featuring HEAVEN’S ECHO creator/writer Siike Donnelly who will also be appearing alongside James Michael Whynot (from Blood and www.cosmictimes.net), Martin Pierro (www.cosmictimes.net), Mike Wagganer (Deep Space Tragedy, www.mikewagganer.com), Kate Carleton (Womanthology, www.naughtybicycle.com), Derrick Fish (The Wellkeeper, www.thewellkeeper.com) and Gene Hoyle (Nerd Nation and the Host with the Most). The panel will be held on Feb 18 in Hall 221C at 6:30 pm featuring panelists HEAVEN’S […]Read On »

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Barry Levinson’s 1982 classic DINER screens at LACMA tonight at 7:30pm

DINER movie poster | ©1982 MGM/Warner Bros.

One of the most underrated 1980s comedies is DINER, the writer-directorial debut of Barry Levinson and tonight LACMA is sponsoring a special screening in Los Angeles tonight, December 1, at 7:30. You can purchase DINER tickets by clicking on the link. Rarely is there such a perfect first film, but Levinson nailed it with his 1982 classic set in 1959 Baltimore. Based on his own experiences, DINER stars Kevin Bacon, Timothy Daly, Mickey Rourke, Steve Guttenberg, Ellen Barkin, Paul Reiser and Daniel Stern in their first breakout roles. The film is essentially about a bunch of guys trying to grow […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Director Declan O’Brien takes another WRONG TURN

WRONG TURN 4: BLOODY BEGINNINGS teaser poster | ©2011 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

For a film franchise that got off to a less than stellar boxoffice start in 2003, WRONG TURN has proven to be one of 20th Century Fox’s steady DVD players and has resulted in two additional direct-to-DVD sequels over the years. Now, WRONG TURN 3 helmer Declan O’Brien (Syfy Channel’s SHARKTOPUS) returns to write and direct a prequel to the franchise with WRONG TURN 4: BLOODY BEGINNINGS. If you ever wondered how the cannibal crazies Three-Finger, Saw-Tooth and One-Eye got their appetite for death, destruction and flesh, then BLOODY BEGINNINGS hopes to shed some new bloody light on things. Hitting […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: PARANOIA consumes filmmakers Ryan Mitchelle and Brad Jones

PARANOIA official poster | ©2011 Walkaway Entertainment

Creating a film on any kind of budget can be a daunting task, but when Springfield, Illinois filmmakers Ryan Mitchelle and Brad Jones decided to create a taut little Hitchcockian thriller with a very small crew, they found they had to utilize every trick in the book. The end result is the impressive PARANOIA, a thriller that stars Jones as a Mark Bishop – a man whose life is falling apart. His wife has left him and there’s a serial killer running around town who may be targeting him next. When a mysterious man ends up dead on his doorstep, […]Read On »

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Warren Beatty discusses his 1981 film REDS at the 2011 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL

Alec Baldwin and Warren Beatty at the REDS special screening at the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival |©2011 TCM/Adam Rose

There have been many movies that have lost out on nabbing that Best Picture Oscar, but 1981’s REDS was probably the most glaring snub. Even though it was nominated for 12 awards and writer-director-producer and actor Warren Beatty won Best Director, the film ultimately lost out to CHARIOTS OF FIRE. Now, 30 years later, it’s clear that REDS was the more deserving movie which transformed the life of Socialist activist, writer and journalist John Reed into a sprawling three and a half hour saga. To honor its anniversary, the 2011 TCM Film Festival had a special screening Saturday night, and […]Read On »

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Breaking News: REDS director-actor Warren Beatty wants to make more movies

REDS DVD box art | ©Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment

While speaking at the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival screening of his 1981 epic film REDS with moderator Alec Baldwin, writer-director-producer-actor Warren Beatty spoke about wanting to make more movies, but admitted he was a sluggish decision maker. “There’s a point where this little thing called life [happens],” says Beatty. “I have an 11-year-old, a 14-year-old, a 16-year-old and now a just turned 19-year-old. With each one of them, I feel that I have four small Middle Eastern countries I  have to negotiate with. Each one of them is more interesting than five movies. But I’m going to make another […]Read On »

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