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FilmFrak Jon’s Marvel Rankings

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FilmFrak Jon’s Marvel Rankings

By: Jon Caron

Ever since I can remember, the numerous characters of the Marvel universe have been a giant part of my life. I’ve gone on countless adventures with these fictional beings that have shaped the way I view the real world and what could be possible in the infinite cosmos that we take for granted as we casually drift through it with our eyes forward, instead of up into the vast wonderment of it all. These heroes and villains, which make up this fantastical universe have gone through many iterations, changing throughout the years, dying, being reborn, finding love and losing it.

Part of what makes Marvel so wonderful, is their understanding of what makes a character great...

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FilmFrak Interview Special: The Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage interview starring Shahin Sean Solimon

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FilmFrak Interview Special: The Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage interview starring Shahin Sean Solimon

Shahin_Sean_Solimon_Actor_Director_SinbadThank you for taking the time for this email interview. As my knowledge is limited, I would like to start at the beginning with a snapshot of your childhood and formative years? Can you share a little of what shaped you as an individual? -FilmFrak Adam-  

Shahin Sean Solimon: You are very welcome, thanks for having me. I was raised in FL with a great adoptive Amercian family. My adoptive father, George, taught me a lot about film and the arts. One summer he took me to see Star Wars on it’s second run in theaters and I was hooked. I had to make films if it was the last thing I did...

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FilmFrak Podcast Special: The Martial Arts Kid Starring T.J. Storm

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The Martial Arts Kid FilmFrak Podcast Special: Starring T.J. Storm

T.J. Storm may not be a household name but you’ve most definitely appreciated the man’s work without knowing it. He’s an actor, martial artist, stuntman and dancer. He also does motion capture and voice work for films and video games.

Among his acting credits are Maginty in Punisher: War Zone. He’s worked with Udo Kier & Bridgette Nielsen in Doomsday and made an appearance in A Month of Sunday’s from 2001 starring Rod Steiger, Sally Kirkland, Michael Pare, Dee Wallace and Jamie Farr.

As a motion capture artist he’s suited up for the likes of Avatar, Deadpool, Captain America: Civil War, JJ’s Star T...

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FILMFRAK EXCLUSIVE: SHOWDOWN IN MANILA INTERVIEW WITH ALEXANDER NEVSKY

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Alexander Nevsky. Casper Van Dien and Mark Dacascos star in Showdown in Manila

FILMFRAK EXCLUSIVE: SHOWDOWN IN MANILA Interview with Alexander Nevsky

It’s easy to compare the career trajectory of Russian superstar bodybuilder come Actor, Producer, Writer Alexander Nevsky as following in the footsteps of the Austrian Oak himself Arnold Schwarzenegger.

A household name in his native Russia with all his films since his breakout role in MOSCOW HEAT screening theatrically. The Former Mr. Universe has also authored 9 books on fitness and written hundreds of articles on the subject. Studying English at UCLA along with acting at the famed Lee Strasberg Theater Institute Nevsky has just wrapped work on his 11th feature film MAXIMUM IMPACT.

FilmFrak was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to c...

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BLACK PANTHER (2018)

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Director: Ryan Coogler

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Forest Whittaker, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke

A review by Jon Caron

So, Black Panther is one of the better Marvel Studios flicks to date.

A solid, low key story that emerses you in the culture of Wakanda through excellent use of costume, music and set design. And man oh man those costumes…seriously, amazing.

The cast is tremendous. Everybody is a badass and is well fleshed out, ESPECIALLY Danai Gurira who kicks so much ass as Okoye. I love, love, LOVE strong, badass warrior women and she is among the greats. I could have watched an entire film of just her character.

NOT so great…standard run of the mill boring, can’t tell what’s going o...

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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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