Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 15 (Interview with Mathieu Ratthe)

Following Passion : A Conversation with Mathieu Ratthe

By Christopher M. Rzigalinski

What scares you most? For me, it’s the unknown. If Freddie Kruger, Jason Vorhees, or Chucky showed up at my door, I’d have to check my underwear. But at least I’d know how to defend myself. The first step to conquering a fear is facing it. But what about terror you can’t see?

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RLJE FILMS ACQUIRES “THE HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT 2”

                  Film Set to Release in Theaters and On Demand in September 2017

LJE Films, a brand of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE), has acquired all North American rights to the horror movie THE HOUSES OCTOBER BULT 2.   A sequel to the 2014 hit film with the same name, THE HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT 2 was written by Zack Andrews & Bobby Roe and was directed by Bobby Roe (The Houses October Built).  The ensemble cast from the first film: Brandy Schaefer, Zack Andrews, Mikey Roe, Bobby Roe, and Jeff Larson all return.

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Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 13 (Interview with Matt Schrader)

Complementary Rhythms: A Conversation with Matt Schrader

By Christopher M. Rzigalinski

On this episode of the Cinephellas Podcast we have my conversation with Matt Schrader, making his directorial debut with Score: A Film Music Documentary. Matt provides keen insight into how this film was made. We discuss how his previous career as a major network news producer influenced his approach to directing, his favorite cinematic memories, and the difficulties of making a fact-based documentary in the era of Fake News. The conversation made me want to see the movie ten more times; I hope it gets you excited, too.

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Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 11 (Interview with Ward Horton)

New Perspectives: A Conversation with Ward Horton

By Christopher M. Rzigalinski

Who’s your favorite movie villain? What makes an antagonist threatening enough to fear, but vulnerable enough to find relatable? Too often these questions are ignored in favor of stereotypical performances. In the the new film Midnighters, however, Ward Horton develops a multi-layered anti-hero. Questions surround the identity of his character, “Smith,” forcing Horton to perform a spectrum of personality traits from suave to demonic. His ability to transform gives brings to fruition several plot points in the journey of Midnighters’ protagonist, Lindsey, played with sincere vulnerability by the phenomenal Alex Essoe.

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ATOMICA LA Special Screening on March 8th!

Syfy Films held a special screening of ATOMICA on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the iPic Theaters in Westwood, CA. Following the screening, there was a private reception held at The Tuck Room Tavern.
ATOMICA will be available in select Theaters on March 17th and VOD and Digital HD on March 21st.
 
Dominic Monaghan (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Pet, ABC’s “Lost”)Sarah Habel (CW’s “Riverdale”, USA’s “Rush”, Whip It, Hostel: Part II) and director Dagen Merrill (Broken Hill, Beneath).