Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 71 (Interview with Elie Bouakaze)

Robert Egger’s The Lighthouse meets James Cameron’s Aliens in the horror-thriller film, Sea Fever. A movie about sea monsters, social distancing, and sci-fi scares of a strange infection in the water supply. On this episode of the Cinephellas Podcast, Nile Fortner speaks with actor Elie Bouakaze, who plays Sudi in the movie Sea Fever. Nile Fortner and Elie Bouakaze discuss what it was like for Bouakaze to film on a boat, the coincidence of this film being released during the Coronavirus period, and more only on this podcast-interview episode.

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Retro Review – Tourist Trap (1979)

Logan Myerz revisits one of the most underappreciated low-budget horror films of the 1970s, Tourist Trap that’s currently streaming on Shudder. The film’s directed by David Schmoeller and starring Chuck Connors and Jocelyn Jones!

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“A group of young friends stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by a masked assailant who uses his telekenetic powers to control the attraction’s mannequins.”

Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 68 (Interview with Neasa Hardiman)

On this episode of the Cinephellas Podcast,  Logan Myerz interviews the writer/director Neasa Hardiman about her new film Sea Fever that’s currently available On Demand and Digital!

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“The crew of a West of Ireland trawler, marooned at sea, struggle for their lives against a growing parasite in their water supply.”

 

Trailer Premiere – Saban Films’ OCCUPATION

A town is suddenly plunged into darkness. In the sky, a fleet of spaceships appears. The aliens have been watching Earth for centuries; now they have arrived to seize control of our planet. As alien storm troopers cut a deadly swath through the countryside, a ragtag group of townspeople realize they must band together for a chance to strike back at the invaders in this explosive sci-fi film that grips from start to thrilling finish.

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Review – The Cloverfield Paradox

by Armando Vanegas

The Cloverfield movie series is such an interesting blank check franchise because there’s no shortage of good ideas by making this an anthology series as it gives more freedom for whatever stories that the filmmakers want to tell. I would have been fine if this was one movie about a monster attacking a city but they decided to expand on this and made a great followup in 10 Cloverfield Lane.

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Review – The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

A Big Hit at the Superbowl but a Misfire for the Movie

by Nile Fortner

What made the first Cloverfield so fascinating was that they took something we’ve seen before like a giant monster in the city and they found a way to give it a new a new perspective. The 2008 Cloverfield film gave a new perspective that allowed audiences to see the death and the destruction of a monster in the city in the form of a found footage film. Even 2016’s surprise sequel and spin-off, 10 Cloverfield Lane, was a bold new take on a familiar story setup, and I actually loved this film, and would consider it an improvement over the first movie.

The trailer for The Cloverfield Paradox dropped at Superbowl 52 (Go Eagles). After the trailer was over, it said the movie was now showing on Netflix. After the Superbowl was over, I knew I was definitely going to check it out. I dusted the Dorito’s off my gut, almost spilled my beer, telling people at the Superbowl After-Party, “Move, I have to get home to see that new Cloverfield!”

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The ALIEN Film Franchise and Where It Went Wrong…

by Nile Fortner

Most people who saw the original Alien film directed by one of my all time favorite directors, Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Thelma and Louise) a horror classic. Not just in the sci-fi and horror department, but in all aspects of film. The first Alien film is more than just a creature feature that pounces out of the dark and kills our characters. It is a film that stands the test of time and considered a classic.

Surprisingly, critics were not all that kind to the film when it hit theaters way back in 1979. The Chicago Reader once described the film as “An empty – headed horror movie, with handsome cinematography.” I personally like most of the Alien films, and I was enthusiastic about the new film in the franchise, Alien: Covenant. However, before I went into this movie, I decided to go back and visit the Alien flicks (that means you too Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem) leading into Covenant.

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