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Teaser Trailer and Poster Unveiled For ‘The Strangers: Prey At Night’

Teaser Trailer and Poster Unveiled For ‘The Strangers: Prey At Night’

The first trailer for ‘The Strangers: Prey At Night’ has been unleashed. Hitting theaters on March 9th, 2018, via Aviron Pictures. Johannes Roberts directs this horror film inspired by the 2008 smash hit THE STRANGERS, starring Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman.

Synopsis: A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive. 

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DEADPOOL 2: Deadpool Channels Bob Ross In New Teaser Trailer!

DEADPOOL 2: Deadpool Channels Bob Ross In New Teaser Trailer!

“I love the smell of turpentine in the morning.” From blank canvas, to full exposure, Deadpool has just unveiled his new teaser video “Wet on Wet.”

The UNTITLED DEADPOOL SEQUEL hits theaters everywhere on June 1, 2018!

SYNOPSIS: After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover. 


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‘Batman: Gotham by Gaslight’ To Hit Home Video In February of 2018!

‘Batman: Gotham by Gaslight’ To Hit Home Video In February of 2018!

The first true Elseworlds tale from DC comes to animated life as a steampunk Batman hunts Jack the Ripper through the shadows of turn-of-the-century Gotham City in Batman: Gotham By Gaslight. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the all-new, feature-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting January 23, 2018, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD February 6, 2018.

Inspired by the landmark one-shot Elseworlds tale by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight will be available in several popular formats as only the second Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack ($39.99 SRP) release of a DC UniverseMovie. The film will also be available as a Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP), and Digital ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD). The Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc featuring the film;the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition; and the DVD features the movie in standard definition. The Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack include a digital version of the film.

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century as America’scontinued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World’s Fair hosted by Gotham City. But while the world prepares to witness the glittery glory of Gotham’stechnological advances, there is a killer loose in the city’s darkest shadows. Preying on the city’s women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police Commissioner James Gordon tries to calm the fears of Gotham’s citizens regarding the butcher called Jack the Ripper, the masked vigilante Batman enacts his own detective work – with the help of confident, capable Selina Kyle – to stop the Ripper’s murderous spree. Witness a world in flames as the notorious serial killer’s controlled savagery meets the calculated stealth of the Dark Knight.

Acclaimed for his performance in Batman: Under The Red Hood, Bruce Greenwood (American Crime Story, Star Trek, iRobot) reprises his role as the voice of the Dark Knight in Batman: Gotham By Gaslight. Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter, Limitless) makes her DC Universe Movies debut as the voice of Selina Kyle. The voice cast also features Scott Patterson (Gilmore Girls, Justice League Unlimited) as James Gordon, Anthony Head (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Merlin) as Alfred Pennyworth, Yuri Lowenthal (Batman Unlimited, Young Justice) as Harvey Dent, John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) as Chief Bullock, William Salyers (Batman vs. Two-Face) as Hugo Strange, and Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls) as Sister Leslie. The cast also includes notable voice actors Tara Strong, Bob Joles, David Forseth, Chris Cox, Lincoln Melcher and Kari Wuhrer.

Producer Sam Liu (Batman and Harley Quinn, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract) also directs Batman: Gotham By Gaslight from a script by Jim Krieg (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox). Alan Burnett is co-producer. Executive Producers are Sam Register and Bruce Timm (Batman: The Killing Joke). Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are executive producers.

“We’re thrilled to bring this classic Elseworlds story to life,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Gotham By Gaslight is the original Elseworlds tale from DC, and we know the fans have been anticipating this gritty adaptation. Fans will be transported to an alternate reality with this unexpected tale of the Dark Knight.”

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight Enhanced Content

 Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital

“Caped Fear: The First Elseworld” (Featurette) – Batman in the distant past of Gotham, at the crossroads of where the Gothic 19th century meets the modern age. Jack the Ripper, clashing with Gotham and its ruling elite. The documentary traces the influence of the comic book story, and why Gotham by Gaslight stands the test of time.

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight Audio CommentaryJoin Executive Producer Bruce Timm, Director Sam Liu and Writer Jim Krieg as they provide details about the scenes of Batman: Gotham by Gaslight and why this is a special project for each of them. Listen in for all things Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, and immerse once more into this dark and Gothic world.

A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay: A behind-the-scenes look at the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies, featuring thoughts from the talented filmmakers.

From the DC Vault – “Showdown” episode from Batman: The Animated Series; “Trials of the Demon!” episode from Batman: The Brave and the Bold.


A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay: A behind-the-scenes look at the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies, featuring thoughts from the talented filmmakers and voice cast.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.  © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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Dolph Lundgren To Re-Release ‘Train Like an Action Hero: Be Fit Forever’ Book In January 2018!

Dolph Lundgren To Re-Release ‘Train Like an Action Hero: Be Fit Forever’ Book In January 2018!

Are you ready to take your exercise and fitness routine to the next level? Then take a lesson from internationally renowned action hero Dolph Lundgren, as he shares the personal fitness secrets gained from a lifetime of hard-fought experiences on-camera and off.

Dolph has created a personal philosophy of fitness based on martial arts, yoga, strength training, biochemical research, professional sports, and more than forty starring roles in classic action films. It’s a logical, fun, and surprisingly easy path to total fitness—whether you’re at the office, with friends, playing sports, or in class. This is the ultimate lifestyle to improve your health and build your physique!

Dolph Lundgren: Train Like an Action Hero—his autobiographical training guide—features weekly training programs, daily menu planners, guides to equipment and gear, fantastic photos from behind the scenes of Hollywood action movies, and more.

Dolph Lundgren’s ‘Train Like an Action Hero: Be Fit Forever’ hits stores on January 2nd, 2018 from Skyhorse Publishing.

1. Briefing: The reasons you need to get fit
2. Mission: Personal training and health philosophy
3. Weaponry: How to best combine strength exercises, cardiovascular, and flexibility training
4. Special Ops: Stick to your goals even while away traveling
5. Fuel and Supplies: The best foods and supplements to build your body
6. Fit Forever: Stay in shape for the rest of your life!

With detailed exercise plans and more than one hundred step-by-step photos, Dolph Lundgren: Train Like an Action Hero is the kick-ass guide to building a body that will look great and make you feel even better—forever.

About the Author:

Dolph Lundgren began his career earning a master’s degree in chemical engineering, became a Fulbright scholar, military officer, and international black belt karate champion, before switching tracks and entering the world of Hollywood as an action hero. His breakthrough came in Rocky IV (1985) where he played the formidable Soviet boxer Ivan Drago opposite Sylvester Stallone, with whom he recently reunited onscreen in the blockbusters The Expendables and The Expendables 2.

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Corey Feldman Issues Open Letter To “Friends In Hollywood & Beyond” Detailing Aspects of His TRUTH Campaign

Corey Feldman Issues Open Letter To “Friends In Hollywood & Beyond” Detailing Aspects of His TRUTH Campaign

Actor/musician/activist Corey Feldman recently announced the launch of Corey Feldman’s TRUTH campaign. The movement starts with a crowdfunding campaign to bring a movie based on his life to the silver screen. The film seeks to expose the pedophilia he believes has run rampant in Hollywood for decades.

This morning, Feldman issued an open letter to his fans early this morning to detail the different aspects of the crowdfunding campaign. In the letter, Feldman appeals to his fans and new followers to donate to the campaign, as well as help spread the word on the movement. Most importantly, Feldman offers a detailed look at areas where the $10 million dollar budget raised by the campaign would be allocated. Since the launch of the ambitious campaign two weeks ago, Feldman has made several high-profile appearances, such as ‘The Dr. Oz Show,’ and ‘Today,’  and has already revealed the names of two alleged Hollywood pedophiles.

The TRUTH Campaign has already raised over $200,000 and continues to gain steam and well-deserved media attention. Check Corey Feldman’s full statement below:


HI #EVERYBODY, I would like to start off by saying THANK U to each and every 1 of U who has taken the time 2 TWEET, RT, post, share, or tell any1, about this very important cause. I’d also LOVE 2 say THANK U to all the loving souls who have visited my #TRUTH campaign: If https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/corey-feldman-s-truth-campaign#/


However there is a bigger picture. As of 2day, I have gained 75,000 new Twitter followers in the past 2 weeks. In total I now have over 135,000 followers. Before I 1st announced this campaign, the numbers of followers had already been rising in great volume.

It seems as soon as the news broke of the Weinstein scandal, people immediately started turning to me for answers. I was both perplexed and dumbfounded by the sudden interest into a story I had been telling for decades. But suddenly and to my surprise, my story began to resonate and began building traction.

Suddenly people remembered what I had been saying for all those years, and it just started making sense. So within the 1st week of the scandal and by the time I made the 1st statement on it, the followers had already grown by 10k in 1 day. I am very Grateful for that!

I’m also forever grateful to the likes of Ashley Judd, Alyssa Milano, and the countless other women who came forward not just with stories about Weinstein, but to all of the strong women who came forward around the globe inspired by the #MeToo movement. It is because of your courage, my story has found new hope. This is a courage I pray will spread to the countless adults who were abused as children, and to the children who may have just recently suffered an abuse.

That said, I also made a battle cry 2 weeks ago sounding the alarms that the war had started, by creating and announcing a well thought plan, to both get the whole truth out, while figuring out a way to protect myself.

I was immediately blessed, with fire in the action of thousands of followers stepping up and donating to our cause straight away. However the next day things slowed down a bit, presumably out of fear perpetuated by false claims that I “would never give names” and “this is just a long con”. Well I immediately took action. I jumped right in and refuted those claims, by going on both The Today show & the Dr Oz show and publicly admitting the names of 2 abusers. I wanted everyone to know, this wasn’t a game, & I’m not playing.

However let’s step back & break it down & talk about the “long con” concept for a moment.

So let’s start with the question “why make a film?” Here’s why….I’m a film maker, that is my art, my talent, my strength, & my profession. I want to truly show people what a child experiences when living with abuse from the perspective only someone who has lived with that abuse can make. It is a very important commentary and a brave piece of film making, as there is no one else who can truly capture the essence, of what the experience, of an abused child, who is famous, goes through, in the way that I can.

And as this story must be told once and for all, & as I am the only one who can tell it, I must reveal these very painful memories by reliving them through this process. As a victim, nobody has the right to tell a victim the right way to address these feelings. Nobody can tell me how to heal. I must do this the best way I know how, and this is my choice.

I also want people who have been burdened with going through life as an abuse victim/survivor that U are not alone. For the 1st time U will recognize that there are many other people who feel exactly the same as U.

Therefore, I have initialized a crowd funding campaign with the support of my family, and with my wife leading the campaign. Let me be very clear about this. A film maker creating a platform for source revenue via asking for support and finance from fans and followers to make a film is not a new concept, & in my business it is certainly not out of the ordinary.

In fact it’s now standard practice amongst most independent film makers to use crowd funding platforms as the main source to get the funding to make their projects. Furthermore even studio level films ask the public for additional funds to complete certain aspects.

When I myself in the past have questioned whether it was ethical for a big production house or small studio to ask the public for finance, I was given a very simple answer by a well known producer. He said “the studios are now using this tool to get the public more involved with projects from the ground up, it gives them a deeper sense of involvement.”

So with that knowledge I then began looking at asks. It turns out that there are film makers and TV producers and even well known multi millionaire recording artists and celebrities that have asked for anywhere from $250k all the way up to 30Mil from public crowd funding of their various projects.

But somehow when Corey Feldman uses the very same tool with asparations to make a film it’s a con?

Furthermore people have balked at the number saying “it’s greedy”, or “he doesn’t need that much to make the film”. Let me be very clear about this. If 10Mil was the complete budget for the film and only the film, at a studio level it still would be relegated (more than likely) to a straight to DVD movie.

An example, The Lost Boys sequel “The Thirst” was shot with a budget around 7 or 8 Mil. That was a WB film, but made for straight to DVD.

The film I’m intending to make, will be made with a smaller budget, and will achieve a theatrical release. The way I can achieve it is by forewalling the theatres (renting them out).

Even if I get the 10 Mil, it couldn’t possibly all go towards the budget of the film. But unless U have spent your life as a film maker U don’t understand the costs or how the $ is dispersed. So let me break it down….

If I used all 10Mil to make the film, it would never go anywhere and likely never be seen. So that’s not an option. As I have previously stated I am planning on producing, & self distributing the film. Which entails, pre production costs, production, & post production.

Then when U get into the films release, we are talking about a marketing campaign (in the studio system they want 3 times the total budget just for this part) which would include TV and Radio ads, Billboards, & a cohesive marketing strategy with a publicity team, booking all the talk shows and personal appearances, screenings, etc.

Then U have the actual cost of P & A. For the general public who doesn’t study film costs, this means prints and advertising. There is a hefty price tag that comes along with renting out theater houses, and getting prints of the film made to send to each of those theaters, not to mention the cost of actually transporting those film reels or digital cards depending on the technology of the theater across the country, and with much higher rates for international releases.

Now let’s put the film aside, & talk about the subject matter, & what I’m up against…..

A legal team to defend cases of slander, defamation, and the like that will indefinitely arise from the direct allegations raised within the films context will likely ask for a retainer upwards of $100,000 and that’s just to open the case. Then the amounts will continue to skyrocket as the well lined pockets of my enemies, will stop at nothing, including hiring spies, publicists, lawyers, and God knows what else to smear my name, shatter my reputation and with any success leave my image as battered and broken as an unstable man who seeks to damage the pristine images of these wealthy and powerful men for personal gain.

I’m not afraid of their lies, because the #Truth always wins in the end. But without my own team, of lawyers, marketing specialists, publicists, and the like, they would extinguish my fire quite quickly as they have done to so many entertainers before me.

The more $ U have to work with, the more damage U can do to someone’s public profile. They are very well aware this fact. Additionally, big $ lawyers also have a special way to drag out court proceedings in a way that U are forced to keep your attorneys working around the clock to defend silly allegations, or even just to buy themselves more time to put their defense together.

The whole system is set up in this way for a reason. Because it keeps people from seeking justice. It keeps the little guys like me, from having the ability to STAND, & fight the good fight. It’s much easier and more cost effective to either dismiss it entirely or settle out of court. Neither of those will bring the justice we all desire.

Then finally we can discuss the security element. When I say I need protection, I’m not being paranoid, or acting delusional. In fact my concerns are quite valid. Point in case…. After all after all the stories I’ve heard, including the recent release of information that Weinstein hired private spies to prevent this information from becoming public, there has never been a report that he actually threatened many of his accusers with murder.

Well let me be very clear. The man at the end of this bread crumb trail, the coveted name A lister everybody wants to know about has, & does continue to threaten his victims with death. It’s actually his go to statement. Anyone that knows who I am talking about can find multiple court records in which defendants have claimed that they feared for their safety after confronting him. Point blank, he threatens people’s lives and has a history of violent behavior.

I don’t only fear for myself, I have lived half the life I long for, but if I die on this mission, than that is Gods plan for me, but my son does not deserve this injustice. He should not have to live in fear. He should not feel threatened. But his safety is first. So I must keep him protected. So please keep in mind, even if my life isn’t worth a donation, an innocent child and an innocent woman are also in jeapordy here. Surely they deserve mercy as this isn’t their fight.

To hire security, it costs an average of $7,500 per guy per week, for armed 24 hr security. I’m pretty sure it is illegal to make someone work 24 hrs with no break, and they also cannot work 7 days with no day off. Which means I need a team of security guards to keep myself and my family safe.

So if U do your own math, and start doing the actual numbers, it is quite easy to see I could never spend 10 Mil on just a movie. The idea would be to spend 6 Mil on the films various production phases, with 2 Mil set aside for marketing and distribution, and 2 Mil set aside for security detail spanning a 2 yr period, and a team of Lawyers to protect me at least until the film is released and can start making a profit. At which point the profit can be used to keep it in the theaters, and keep it from being banned and barred due to legalities.

If the film should do well, and make a large profit, much of the profits will be donated by me, to child rape centers, and abuse shelters. This has long been my dream. Since I was a child I dreamt of creating a safe house for children, maybe the success of this could help that dream become a reality as well.

Can I make it cheaper? Sure. And if I am forced to of course I will. But as an artist, and a visionary who has spent every day of his life in and around film sets and production meetings, I am well aware of the sacrifices I would need to make in the quality of the product I am delivering. Of course I want to make an Amazing film. With great actors, stunning cinematography, compelling musical score, and a visually engaging theater going experience.

But more importantly this film will finally give the abused masses a voice. This film will educate people in a way no other film can. And by donating $1 or more U are showing the world which side U stand on. It doesn’t take much, to set an example. Let them know U stand with me and will no longer tolerate an industry that turns its back on the children they help raise. U will Pay $20 at the box office, to see a film made by pedos, but won’t contribute $10 to make a film exposing them? Think about that….

This is specifically why I am reaching out to fellow film makers, and Hollywood at large. Because I am quite certain there are other good people, honest men & women who are in my industry, that would care deeply about this issue and want to make a difference. This is why I’m hoping that Producers, Directors, Writers, and film Stars, should be taking action, and lending their talents, services, and financial backing, so we can proudly stand as 1 and show the world that Hollywood isn’t all bad. Stand with me and show that many of us care. Many of us have big hearts. And many of us will stand together to make a difference.

This brings me back to my original point. When I 1st announced this plan, the biggest objection was seemingly the idea that this was some sort of black mail. Detractors started saying I was demanding a pay off for doing the right thing. I was also told by countless supporters that if I were 2 start naming names & show everyone I was serious and this wasn’t about the $, it was in fact about justice, that I would have their support.

Well we are almost 2 weeks into this campaign. I have publicly outed 2 of the 6 names, with many leads already perculating on #3. That means I have already given up half of the info to the public. I have also again given 100% of the info to the police and an official investigation has been opened. I have left myself wide open to ridicule, which several folks in both MSM & SM have taken advantage of.

Well in my estimation, we are establishing a trust. And that trust works both ways. U told me, if I proved I was sincere and this wasn’t a $ grab, that U would back my campaign and make a donation. Well I have gone above and beyond what any1 expected (including myself) at such an early stage of this campaign.

But when I look at 136,000 followers, & see only 4,300 donors, I am starting to feel that my support is not substantial. That this trust is only working 1 way. I’m risking my life here. I’m out on a limb. I have everything to lose, & yet all I’m asking, is for each and every follower to simply donate $1!

But at the end of the day, I truly, deeply, need your support to see this thing through. In the end, I will make work whatever I end up with, as I won’t have a choice by that point. But right now, the choice is yours. Where do U stand?

I’m not asking the average person for a million. Im asking Hollywood to spend the big $ on helping me create this project. But I know this business, & until they see 10’s of thousands of supporters, they won’t even recognize this is happening. However if each of U stood with me now, I truly believe we can change the world! We can start the wheels turning, to initialize a revolution within the film industry, to where everyone will start holding 1 another accountable for their actions.

Please realize this isn’t reality TV, this isn’t a video game, I’m a real live person, and my real life is in danger, & U all have the power 2 save my life. I’m not demanding $1,000 or even $100, or even $10 from any of U except love and support!

For all the 4,300 who have already donated, I’m not asking for anything more. I appreciate and LOVE each and every 1 of U already. Nothing 2 prove!

But each of U donating $1 can help my family stay safe, at least long enough to get the #TRUTH out in the open, where it belongs! But more importantly, when U donate U make a statement that U stand on the side of all that is good and pure and just.

Strength comes in numbers. Remember, this isn’t a war against Hollywood. This is a war against corruption of the highest order because of a few bad people who must be rooted out of the industry. This is the war of Good and Evil! I implore U to stand with me.

Please donate today!

God Bless us all!

#CoreysTRUTHcampaign #ISTANDWITHCOREY #PRESERVEINNOCENCEhttps://www.indiegogo.com/projects/corey-feldman-s-truth-campaign#/

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OH HELL GNAW! Casper Van Dien Takes On The ‘Ratpocalypse’ In New Film!

OH HELL GNAW! Casper Van Dien Takes On The ‘Ratpocalypse’ In New Film!

Casper Van Dien is known for his larger-than-life characters who are unafraid to take on the odds! In his latest film, Vladimir Uglichin’s ‘Ratpocalypse,’ is faced with the biggest threat to date! Check out the synopsis and trailer for ‘Ratpocalypse’ below! The film also stars Victoria Summer, Linda Bella, Catherine Oxenberg, Robert Craighead, Ilya Slovesnik, Natalia Lapina, Alexander Khachatryan and Lidiya Korotko.

Synopsis: American Senator John Perryman (Van Dien, Starship Troopers), a man of pure and humble soul with a warrior’s disposition, delivers a fiery speech in Moscow about the country’s main evil – corruption. A corruption so pervasive it will turn men into “rats.” He declares that he was ordered to speak to them from above and threatens everyone with the loss of their human form, which draws only guffaws and resentment from the people. Many take the Senator for a madman as gradually, all his friends and relatives turn away from him. Eventually the Senator meets a mysterious girl in the streets who seems to be his guardian angel but soon, everything he talked about in Moscow begins to come true, triggering panic in Russia and around the world. Full of unexpected moments and plot twists both curious and amusing, Ratpocalypse brings the intimidating and often horrific world of politics to new levels of reality.

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UNSTOPPABLE: Priscilla Quintana On Her Career, New Projects and Giving Back!

UNSTOPPABLE: Priscilla Quintana On Her Career, New Projects and Giving Back!

Priscilla Quintana – Photo by Mario Barberio

There is no doubt that Priscilla Quintana has what it takes to be a true force of nature in the entertainment industry. Born and raised in Southern California, Priscilla received a scholarship to attend film school. It was while studying film that she was approached by an agency and began modeling. Shortly after finding success in modeling, Priscilla found herself at a scene study class for her first commercial and fell in love with the world of acting. Armed with beauty, brains and top-notch acting chops, this star on the rise has been turning heads in Hollywood with roles in on various TV series such as “Masters of Sex” and “Training Day.” In the months to come, she will be bringing her talents to the silver screen with two ambitious new films. Horror fans will be able to catch her in the thriller/horror flick, “Polaroid,” from Dimension Films. The film is based off Norwegian director Lars Klevberg’s 2015 acclaimed short, which follows the story of a high school loner who finds a vintage Polaroid camera capable of taking the lives of those whose photographs are taken. In addition to tackling a role in the horror genre, Priscilla will also be seen shining a light on the all-to-real horrors of human trafficking in “Traffik,” which hits theaters in April 2018. In the film, Priscilla stars alongside Paula Patton, William Fichtner, Roselyn Sanchez and Omar Epps. It’s also important to note that Priscilla amazing work doesn’t end when the cameras stop rolling. In her free time, Priscilla remains dedicated to doing her best to make the world a better place. A true animal lover, she lends a helping hand and her heart to the Los Angeles based 501c3 rescue group, WAGS & WALKS, where she fosters dogs and helps prepare them for new lives in their forever homes.

Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Priscilla Quintana to discuss her journey as an actor, the challenges she is faced along the way, her latest projects and much more!

How did you get involved with the arts early on in life?

I come from a very business minded family but I have always known that I wanted to be in the arts. I was involved with local theater productions in high school and I even tried to do pageantry for a while but it was so not my vibe. As I got older, I started doing a little bit of modeling when I moved out to LA to make a little bit of money. That led to doing commercials, which led to what I’m doing now, my true passion, acting!

Coming from a business minded family, what was their reaction when you wanted to pursue a career in acting?

They thought I was crazy at first! [laughs] My mom is the vice-president of the world’s second largest trading company and my stepdad is in real estate. When I told them I wanted to move to Hollywood to pursue film, they probably thought that I was crazy, but they were supportive of my decision and they are very proud of me! I’m the only one in my family who has gone in this direction. My little sister is going to school to become a scientist and my other sister is doing real estate, so I’m though only one who branched out in this direction! [laughs]

What intrigued you about the craft of acting that made you so passionate to pursue it professionally?

That’s a good question. I would say I was intrigued by having the opportunity to live 100 different lives through acting. It probably keeps me away from being a Peeping Tom too! [laughs] I’m always so curious about how other people live their lives and what they do behind closed doors. I’m also intrigued by the psychology of why people are the way that they are and I have a lot of empathy. Those are all things that really attracted me to acting.

Who would you cite as an influence on your work as an actor?

I have to go with Angelina Jolie. It’s probably a bit of a cliche answer but I think she is one of the most incredible human beings on the planet. She is an amazing actress, even her early work in ‘Gia’ or ‘Girl, Interrupted,’ but she is also a humanitarian and an amazing mother. She is creating her own little football team! [laughs] She’s also an ambassador for the United Nations. She is so incredible and she really inspires me in every way. I’m just so in awe of her!

What were some of the first things you did as an actor that have carried forward to the way you approach your craft today?

So, you start off in scene study class. Before you are a professional working actor, you are doing scene study and doing all these plays and stuff. Doing all of that was so much fun and built such a great foundation. From there, I went on to do ‘Masters of Sex’ on Showtime. That was my first speaking role and I remember being so nervous! I had to say just a few lines and I remember being on set shaking! [laughs] It was so thrilling and so exciting! From there, I did ‘Training Day’ and I also did a movie called ‘Traffik,’ which is really important. It touches on human trafficking and how young girls can be exploited. That will be out in 2018 and I’m super excited about it! I think the film has a really important message that is spoken about a lot but maybe not enough!

Tell us a little more about ‘Traffik’ and the role you play in the film?

I got involved through auditioning. I ended up flying out to the beautiful city of Sacramento to shoot it. I can’t say too much but my character is a girl who just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and her world is completely changed. I open the movie, so I kind of set the foundation for what’s to follow. It’s pretty terrifying!

Speaking of terrifying… good segue there, Priscilla! [laughs]

Yeah, thank you! [laughs]

You have a new film debuting in November called ‘Polaroid.’ I’ve seen the trailer and it looks like a lot of fun and pretty scary. What attracted you to the project?

I know people love scary movies but they had never been up my alley until the last couple of years where I really started to get into them. I just put it out there into the universe like, “I really want to book a horror film. I want to know if it is scary to be on set and what it’s like!” A month later, I ended up booking ‘Polaroid.’ It was the first horror film that I went out for! I envisioned it and it ended up happening. In the film, I basically play myself. The character is a playful, sarcastic, funny, 17 year old girl in high school. I don’t want to give away to much about the character but I will say she is like a mini-me! [laughs]

What else do you feel you might have brought to this character that wasn’t on the original written page?

I would say that I made her a little more than she was on the page and a little bit more witty. On the page, it’s really just words in black and white, so you have to fill in all those empty spaces. What I like to do is fill in those empty spaces with who I am as a person and bring elements of myself out. By doing so, you see the sarcastic and witty side. She might even be a little bossy in the beginning but she definitely calms down throughout the film! [laughs]

You touched on it a little bit there but tell us a little more about your process for bringing a character to life?

I really prep a lot before stepping on set. I will do a whole biography on the character that I’m playing. I will make up their entire past, present and future. I write down a list of objectives like why you are in the scene, the point you want to get across, what the relationships are an so on. It all starts there! Speaking of relationships, I actually met my current boyfriend on the set of ‘Polaroid’ and he actually plays my boyfriend in the movie, so that’s one of those funny little things that happens too!

It sounds like being on set for ‘Polaroid’ was an awesome experience!

Yeah! Like I said, I had always wondered if being on the set of a horror film was going to be scary. It was a great experience and I became such good friends with everyone. We were in Nova Scotia, so it was freezing! It was blizzarding every day, so we had nothing else to do besides becoming a little family! [laughs] It went from us being on set and hanging out all the time to us all hanging out back at the hotel or going to the movies together. That’s what I really liked about this project; I felt really lucky that it turned into one of those really, really great experiences, since I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect on set. I still keep in touch with all of those people and we talk almost every day!

What were the biggest challenges you faced on the film? Was there anything that pushed you to your limits?

Definitely! It’s exhausting being terrified for 14 hours a day on set! [laughs] I was screaming, running around, falling and running from something constantly! I would say that besides the fact that it’s mentally difficult to always be in that space, it’s also really difficult to snap out of it. Once you get back to the hotel, it’s so difficult to just let the day go because you have been playing this character who is absolutely terrified. When you go through your whole day as that person, it’s difficult when you get home. On top of that, it’s physically exhausting to be on your feet for 14 hours a day in addition to the running around and screaming! I lost my voice for almost 3 days on set from all the screaming! [laughs]

Let’s talk a little about the people behind the scenes who make the movie magic happen. What was it like working with the director and the stunt professionals on this film?

Our director, Lars Klevberg, was so amazing! We called him our Viking! [laughs] He’s the most amazing director. What’s really cool about him is that once he got the shot that he wanted, he would allow us to go off, improv and do our own thing, which I’ve never seen happen before. He was about us being able to put our creative input into the project, which I really liked. The girl who did my stunts was so nice, kind, and a total badass. There was one point where I had to be hoisted about 15 or 20 feet in the air and then dropped! It hurt! I did it and thought, “Oh my gosh, I don’t think I can do this again!” She ended up doing it 30 times that day just because that’s the badass she is! It was so cool to see and I really have the utmost respect for her and people in that profession!

You mentioned wanting to do a horror film, putting that idea out into the universe and having it come true. What other types of projects are you looking to tackle in the future?

For my next project, I’m putting it out there that I want to play a role that I normally wouldn’t be cast for. Whenever I get cast, I tend to get typecast as the young, hot girl or sexpot. I’m kind of trying to stay away from that. I really want to do a “Monster-esque” role, similar to what Charlize Theron did with ‘Monster.’ It was so transformative, dark and gritty. I really want to see how far I can push myself!

It’s really cool to hear you aren’t afraid to test your limits! With that said, what do you consider your creative milestones as a young actor?

‘Polaroid’ has to be my number one, obviously. Like I said, when I first read the script, it didn’t seem like there was too much room for creativity just because you know what you are supposed to say, when you’re supposed to say it, and what your intentions are, but our director let us go crazy sometimes. I think that was so much fun, to be able to improv right there on the spot! Another thing I’m really proud of is the improv training I have done in preparation for being an actress. I studied at Groundlings and UCB for a bit. That is one of the scariest and most rewarding things I’ve ever had to do because you have to be able to go on the fly and trust your gut, so that’s actually something I’m really proud of completing.

How do you feel you have most evolved since first starting out?

As you know, I’m still very much in the beginning chapter of my career. All I can say is that I’ve definitely gone from not knowing what to do or expect on a set to being on set and being completely at home. A set can be an intimidating workplace, especially when you’re working opposite of people who’ve been in the business forever. For example, on ‘Polaroid,’ we had Mitch Pileggi, who is an incredible actor from the “X-Files” and everything else. It’s really interesting to be across from them on set and to be able to learn from them. I think that’s something that’s helping me grow quite a bit!

Priscilla Quintana – Photo by Mario Barberio

You passion isn’t limited to acting. I know you are a dog lover, as am I. Tell us more about what you’ve been doing in regard to our furry friends! We’d love to help spread the word!

Thank you, I would love that! Right now, I’m currently volunteering with an amazing organization called Wags and Walks. They pull animals from kill shelters and find foster homes for them. A lot of times they are sick, have worms, coccidia, giardia or some other illness. They will take these animals in, nurse them back to health and help them find a great forever home. It’s always difficult though because of the bond you form with the animal, so it can be difficult to finally let them go. I still keep in touch with a lot of my foster families because I can’t quite cut the cord! [laughs] Before I was doing that, I had my own organization with a similar focus. It wasn’t anything near the magnitude of Wags and Walks, it was literally just me. I would go to shelters in the valley and pull dogs that were set to be put down next. My last one was a pitbull named Frank. He was missing a toe, so I called him my little chicken! I’m still in touch with his family and he is living on a farm with 4 other dogs. He’s running around all the time and living the life! It’s so rewarding! I actually just contacted Wags and Walks today about getting another foster, so hopefully I will be able to have another puppy here soon!

That’s so awesome! We are so excited to help spread the word on Wags and Walks and are definitely looking forward to seeing the new addition! We’ve just touched on the tip of iceberg when it comes to your career but you can definitely serve as an inspiration. What’s the best lesson we can take from your journey as an artist?

Oh, wow! That’s a really good question. If I were to give people advice, it would be that if you want something, envision it and don’t stop working until you get there and go above and beyond. I never want to look back at my life and wonder, “What if I had tried a little harder?” or “What if I had put another hour into prepping for that audition?” I never want to think about “What if…” I just try to give 110% to everything I do. I think everyone on my team can account for that. I can be kind of annoying with how persistent I can be sometimes! [laughs] Overall, it’s just because I want this so bad and I’m not afraid to work for it. So, yeah, just give 110% , don’t stop until you get there and then keep going!

Thanks for your time today, Priscilla. We can’t want to see where the journey leads you!

Thank you, Jason. I appreciate you being so diligent about the questions you asked! Take care!

Check out the continuing adventures of Priscilla Quintana via Instagram. Also be sure to visit the official site for Wags and Walks at www.wagsandwalks.org.

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‘The Doll’ Starring Valeria Lukyanova (“The Human Barbie”) To Debut This December!

‘The Doll’ Starring Valeria Lukyanova (“The Human Barbie”) To Debut This December!

Check out the official trailer for Susannah O’Brien’s new film starring Valeria Lukyanova (aka “The Human Barbie”). The flick co-stars Anthony Del Negro, Isabella Racco, Christopher Lenk, Mindy Robinson, Ron Jeremy and Don Scribner. Check out the trailer below and mark your calendar for it’s release to select theaters and on demand on December 8th, 2017!

Synopsis: Internationally renowned model and internet sensation Valeria Lukyanova (“The Human Barbie”) makes a terrifying and memorable screen debut in this impressive, suspenseful thriller. When Chris (Christopher Lenk, Keep the Lights On) and Andy (Anthony Del Negro, Anarchy Parlor) order a model from an escort service, they find that something is unnaturally wrong with Natasha — something deadly wrong. Little do they know that while Natasha is a breathtaking beauty, she’s really a possessed doll created by a mad doctor (Don Scribner, The Cooler) in an unholy laboratory, built with the urge to kill and dominate the minds of others so they will kill for her.

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Corey Feldman Launches TRUTH Campaign To Shine A Light On Pedophilia In Hollywood

Corey Feldman Launches TRUTH Campaign To Shine A Light On Pedophilia In Hollywood

Pop culture icon Corey Feldman has released heartfelt video message to announce the launch of Corey Feldman’s TRUTH campaign. The movement starts with a crowdfunding campaign to bring a movie based on his life to the silver screen. The film seeks to expose the pedophilia he believes has run rampant in Hollywood for decades.

In recent years, Feldman stated that both he and his long-time acting partner Corey Haim suffered sexual abuse by older men in the entertainment industry. While his experiences have fallen mostly upon deaf ears in the past decade, his voice is now being acknowledged by mainstream media outlets in the wake Harvey Weinstein scandal. In his video, Feldman makes a plea to other child stars to come forward, tell their stories and ultimately break the “dam of silence.”

The Indiegogo fundraising campaign is currently eyeing a $10 million goal will allow Feldman to write, direct, and distribute a major motion picture, as well as covering security and legal costs to protect his family. Learn more about the TRUTH Campaign via the official Indiegogo page and check out Feldman’s video announcement below.

Follow the continuing adventures of Corey Feldman on his official social media outlets — Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Mike Patton Scores Stephen King’s ‘1922’; Expanded Score Available in 2018

Mike Patton Scores Stephen King’s ‘1922’; Expanded Score Available in 2018

Mike Patton (Faith No More, Dead Cross) scores the Stephen King sourced thriller, 1922, which is available now via Netflix (https://www.netflix.com/title/80135164).

An expanded score will be released via Ipecac Recordings in 2018.

The 1922 offering follows-up Patton’s critically-acclaimed score to The Place Beyond The Pines, a musical outing that Pitchfork said served as “the glue uniting the film’s three disparate sections and many different tones” and Movie Music UK said Patton offered an “intelligent way of arranging his collages of sounds into fascinating musical effects.”

1922 is based on Stephen King’s 131-page storytelling of a man’s confession of his wife’s murder. The tale is told from the perspective of Wilfred James, the story’s unreliable narrator who admits to killing his wife, Arlette, with his son in Nebraska. But after he buries her body, he finds himself terrorized by rats and, as his life begins to unravel, becomes convinced his wife is haunting him.

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