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New Indie Film Chrysalis Transforms the Zombie Film

October 2014
New Indie Film <em>Chrysalis</em> Transforms the Zombie Film

Chrysalis, a 2014 indie horror/sci-fi film tells the story of two survivors of a post-apocalyptic world set 25 years in the future. When the two encounter another survivor, they must choose whether or not they should invite her to join them as they attempt to escape from the zombie-infected city. »

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Brian Trenchard-Smith’s Car Chases Soar in Drive Hard

September 2014
Brian Trenchard-Smith’s Car Chases Soar in <em>Drive Hard</em>

For nearly 100 years, directors have been attempting to shoot visually attractive automobile scenes, both chases and dialogue and all iterations in between, with new and different approaches so to distinguish such scenes from all which came beforehand. Mounting cameras inside cars, on the tops of cars, under cars and on other unique rigs... »

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Andrew Lazar Redefines the Producer’s Role

September 2014
Andrew Lazar Redefines the Producer’s Role

Fourteen years after its original release, Ric Browde’s novel While I’m Dead…Feed the Dog has finally been adapted to film and brought to life by director Tim Garrick and producer Andrew Lazar. The film, titled Behaving Badly, stars Nat Wolff and Selena Gomez, who are two friends embarking on a rock n’ roll journey... »

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Rick Rosenthal Proposes Moral Questions in Drones

July 2014
Rick Rosenthal Proposes Moral Questions in <em>Drones</em>

What if killing the real-life evildoers was as simple and harmless as playing a video game in the comfort of your own home wearing your own clothes? The 2014 film Drones, directed by Rick Rosenthal (Bad Boys, 1983, Russkies, 1987), explains that very personal predicament. »

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