STAR WARS: Episode VIII The Last Jedi (2017)

star-wars-the-last-jedi

STAR WARS: Episode VIII The Last Jedi

Directed by: Rian Johnson
Starring: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Laura Dern, Benicio Del Toro

It’s not flawless and it does stumbles at times but Rian Johnson succeeds in showing that despite the limitations there is still room for imaginative artistic vision in the primary narrative of the STAR WARS universe. For me there is no question THE LAST JEDI is worthy of entering the pantheon and will only get richer on repeat viewings as the newest addition to the annual marathon viewing of all available chapters.

The latest Episode in the Skywalker saga manages to successfully incorporate the essential elements dictated by the previous mythology while not being beholden to them...

Read More

FilmFrak Exclusive: A RECKONING Interview with Leslie Simpson

A Reckoning_Leslie Simpson
A Reckoning_Leslie Simpson

Leslie Simpson in A RECKONING

FilmFrak Exclusive: A RECKONING Interview with Leslie Simpson

Prepare to enter the artistic consciousness in this email interview with the singular Leslie Simpson. A talented actor whose obsessive performance in the lost film from 2011, A RECKONING displays a daunting commitment to psychological and emotional discovery.

Making his feature debut with Neil Marshall’s ferocious DOG SOLDIERS, Leslie continued to collaborate with the Director on THE DESCENT and DOOMSDAY. Working steadily on short films and TV, this year he wrote, Directed and starred in the surreal horror short HALFWAY HOUSE.

An actor that we will be watching closely. The wry and unfiltered responses we received to our questions in this interview fill us with absolute glee...

Read More

FilmFrak: The Podcast#20: THREE BILLBOARDS AND A LADYBIRD

FilmFrak-Banner_Episode_20_3BILLBOARDS_DEC2017
FilmFrak-Banner_Episode_20_3BILLBOARDS_DEC2017

FilmFrak Podcast 20: Three Billboards and a Ladybird

Welcome to Film Frak: The Podcast 20

It’s our final FilmFrak Podcast episode for 2017 and it’s an epic. Our biggest show ever with 19 titles to enthusiastically gush, puke or shrug at while tactfully and sometimes not so artfully navigating spoilers.

It’s been a stellar year for FilmFrak. Jon and I want to thank all our listeners. Every. Single. One. You make it all possible rewarding us with your support. No audience. No show. It’s that simple. Well maybe that’s not completely true. We do love the sound of our own voices.,,,anyway, thank you.

We’re excited for you to all join us again in late January when we return with our Frakking Favourites of 2...

Read More

FilmFrak Exclusive: PAYING MR McGETTY Interview with Etcetera

PAYING MR. McGETTY Music Supervisor Etcetera
PAYING MR. McGETTY Music Supervisor Etcetera

PAYING MR. McGETTY Music Supervisor Etcetera

FilmFrak Exclusive: PAYING MR. McGETTY Interview with Etcetera

After having the privilege of speaking to Don “The Dragon Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock last month your ever vigilante Frakkers continue their PAYING MR. McGETTY press extravaganza. This time it’s an exclusive email interview with the award winning actor/musician Etcetera who worked on the soundtrack.

Etcetera took time out of his bustling schedule producing and recording in the studio as well as creating music for cinema to answer our questions. We hope you enjoy reading about this relatively new face.

ETCETERAThank you for taking the time for this interview. We’re here today to talk about working on your second feature film soundtrack, PAYING MR. McGETTY...

Read More

FilmFrak: The Podcast #19: THOR BRAWL IN RAGNAROK

FilmFrak_Banner_Episode_19

FilmFrak_Banner_Episode_19

Welcome to FilmFrak Podcast 19.

October arrived with an abundance of must-see titles but many were limited release only and didn’t make it to our eyeballs yet. Priorities skewed as the frakkers followed the siren call of Horrortober with Jon consuming 27 horror movies and Adam managing 22. (You can check out our Halloween Horror recommendations here) Thankfully  it was a month of quality over quantity and what we did catch offers much to discuss.

This episode FilmFrak’s Jon and Adam talk:

  • THOR: RAGNAROK
  • BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99
  • JAWBONE
  • AFTERMATH
  • SUBURBICON
  • 1922

We also include a compendium review for the 2011 Underground existential last man on Earth indie A RECKONING to accompany our upcoming interview with ...

Read More

FilmFrak’s 20 Halloween Horror Favourites

videodrome

videodrome

FilmFrak’s 20 Great Horror Films for Halloween

It’s Halloween and that means most of us horror fiends are staying up beyond the midnight hour with our unblinking eyeballs weeping blood in a motion picture induced haemolacriao. The juicy marrow of fear, frights and fun that the genre can offer feeding some sick desire for visceral voyeurism and boundary violation.

Seeking ideas about what to watch on the 31st, Jon and Adam have spewed up a random list of horror favourites that quench the thirst for blood around this time of year. Entertaining and frightening some will make you giggle, some will make you gasp but all have celluloid imagery to scar the psyche.

So it is with little fore-thought, here are 10 great horror movies from each of us...

Read More

THE PAYING MR McGETTY FILMFRAK PODCAST SPECIAL: Starring Don “The Dragon” Wilson

Film Frak interviews Don 'The Dragon" Wilson
Film Frak interviews Don 'The Dragon" Wilson

Film Frak interviews Don ‘The Dragon” Wilson

PAYING MR McGETTY FILMFRAK PODCAST SPECIAL: Starring Don “The Dragon” Wilson

We talk Scorsese, head smashing and nutrition with Don “The muthafuckin Dragon” Wilson! That’s right! The frakkers were fortunate enough to spend some time on the phone with the 11 time Kickboxing champion of the world, star of the BLOODFIST franchise and all round wrecking machine talking about his latest film THE MARTIAL ARTS KID and PAYING MR McGETTY.

From SAY ANYTHING, RING OF FIRE and OUT FOR BLOOD to the upcoming DEVOTION Don Wilson’s career has spanned fifty films including STEALING HARVARD and BATMAN FOREVER.

Once you listen to our phone interview read th...

Read More

THE MARTIAL ARTS KID FILMFRAK PODCAST SPECIAL: Starring Cynthia Rothrock

FilmFrak interviews Cynthia Rothrock
FilmFrak interviews Cynthia Rothrock

FilmFrak interviews Cynthia Rothrock

THE MARTIAL ARTS KID FILMFRAK PODCAST SPECIAL: Starring Cynthia Rothrock

The beautiful, wise and deadly Cynthia Rothrock honors us in conversation as our special guest in another FilmFrak exclusive.

Back in the late 80’s and early 90’s in the days of VHS and Cinemax there was only one kickass female martial arts heroine in the same league as the likes of Van Damme or Seagal and that was the mighty Cynthia Rothrock.

The Five-time undefeated World Karate Champion with a black belt in multiple disciplines began her screen career starring in the Hong Kong actioner YES, MADAME opposite Michelle Yeoh in 1985...

Read More

FilmFrak: The Podcast#18: It’s the Mother of all Blade Runners

FilmFrak Banner#18: BLADE RUNNER 2049
FilmFrak Banner#18: BLADE RUNNER 2049

FilmFrak Banner#18: BLADE RUNNER 2049

Welcome to Film Frak: The Podcast 18. This episode Jon and Adam talk:

  • BLADE RUNNER 2049
  • AMERICAN MADE
  • IT
  • GERALD’S GAME
  • MOTHER!
  • JEEPERS CREEPERS 3
  • KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRLE
  • GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS
  • THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD

Same as last month we also include some compendium reviews, this time it’s PAYING MR McGETTY (2017) MARTIAL ARTS KID (2015) to go with our exclusive interviews with martial stars Don ‘The Dragon” Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock along with film scorer Etcetera.

Until next month, as always we encourage all feedback and thank you for listening.

Please subscribe to us via iTunes and Android as well as download the podcast to your devices...

Read More

THE KING COHEN FILMFRAK PODCAST SPECIAL: Starring Larry Cohen & Steve Mitchell

King_Cohen_Larry_Cohen

King_Cohen_Larry_Cohen

KING COHEN FILMFRAK PODCAST SPECIAL: Starring Larry Cohen & Steve Mitchell

Dreams like this singular moment are why we got into the podcast game and launched FilmFrak in the first place. Today we are humbled to present our conversation with the filmmaking legend Larry Cohen. In a maverick career that spans decades his writing and Directing credits include cult classics like THE STUFF, IT’S ALIVE, Q: THE WINGED SERPENT, MANIAC COP and many more. Providing ample material for a documentary we also speak to Steve Mitchell Director of current festival circuit darling KING COHEN.

We hope you enjoy listening as we chat with Mr Larry Cohen about his filmmaking career and Steve Mitchell abo...

Read More