Category Action

STAR WARS: Episode VIII The Last Jedi (2017)

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

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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...

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FilmFrak Exclusive: Interview with Jino Kang

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FilmFrak Exclusive: Interview with Jino Kang

Continuing our interview series with an eclectic mix of filmmaking legends, cult heroes and upcoming stars that begun last week. Today FilmFrak is excited to share our interview with Martial Arts Hall of Famer Jino Kang. Holding a 7th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido and a Black Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Kyokoshin-Kai Karate and Tae Kwon Do, Master Jino Kang somehow manages to also Write, Direct, Produce and Star in his own films.

Making his filmmaking debut with the the labor of love BLADE WARRIOR (2001), his latest film FIST2FIST2: WEAPON OF CHOICE (Available through Amazon) is an indirect sequel to 2011’s FIST2FIST. We hope you enjoy our interview with this inspirational personality.

e9b05362-1c8b-4197-a1ed-40186e07cc66Thank you for allowing us the privilege of an interview...

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FilmFrak Exclusive: Interview with Brahim Achabbakhe

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Brahim Achabbakhe with Scott Adkins

Brahim Achabbakhe with Scott Adkins

FilmFrak Exclusive: Interview with Brahim Achabbakhe

We’re leveling up people. Your ever vigilant Frakkers Jon and Adam are excited to announce several exclusive interviews with an eclectic mix of filmmaking legends, cult heroes and upcoming stars over the coming weeks and months.

For our first interview it’s a pleasure to share our unexpected exchange with French born martial arts stuntman, actor and bringer-of-pain Brahim Achabbakhe. Currently exchanging devastating blows to the body and head with Scott Adkins in BOKYA:UNDISPUTED 4 (Watch it on Netflix) and soon to be seen in the upcoming  THE FOREIGNER with Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan, we hope you enjoy learning more about this rising face of action cinema.

Thank you for your time...

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LOGAN (2017)

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Director: James Mangold
Written By: Scott Frank, Michael Green & James Mangold
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E Grant, Eriq La Salle

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“Nature made me a freak. Man made me a weapon. And God made it last too long.”

LOGAN is the nihilistic tale of a mythic warrior’s savage redemption. Told with restraint to allow for understated character moments, a low-fi approach also means minimal CG and more practical FX. Spectacle is controlled for broader impact than just surface level thrills. This thing carries legitimate emotional and thematic weight, LOGAN has gravitas. Things matter.

The thematic component of this film is appropriately modulated. Lean enough to prime the audience without condescending...

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Kubo: And the Two Strings (2016)

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A Review by Jon Caron

Director: Travis Knight
Writer:
Shannon Tindle, Marc Haimes
Starring: Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, George Takei, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara

If you must blink, do it now. Pay careful attention to everything you see no matter how unusual it may seem. If you look away, even for an instant, then our hero will surely perish.

These days it is so very rare that an animated film crosses the threshold of becoming more than just a kids film, but a film for anyone of any age to enjoy. Kubo and the Two Strings manages to do this with such effortlessness, that one can only hope that relative newcomer Laika Studios (ParaNorman, Coraline, Boxtrolls), sees another success with this film and can continue on creating such beautiful stop motion wonderment...

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GHOSTBUSTERS (2016)

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A Review By Jon Caron

Writer/Director: Paul Fieg

Starring: Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Ernie Hudson

Tonight I caught an advanced screening of Paul Feig’s new Ghostbusters film with my sister. I felt it was appropriate to take her, because we grew up together on Ghostbusters. We must have watched it together at least 100 times on vhs and that’s not an exaggeration. Hell, I used to bring my official proton pack to school with me, along with my ghost trap which I made myself out of “Construx” and put on little shows during recess for everybody. Then I’d come home from school and we’d watch the cartoon together, or the movie yet again. Ghostbusters was sacred to us.

Now, there has been a tremendous amount of controver...

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