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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FILMFRAK EXCLUSIVE: THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF ANSE AND BHULE IN NO-MAN’S LAND INTERVIEW WITH BARRY HUNT

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Daniel Hill as Bhule and Garfield Wedderburn as Anse

FilmFrak Exclusive: THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF ANSE AND BHULE IN NO-MAN’S LAND Interview with Barry Hunt

In 2018 FilmFrak is proud to continue to play a part in introducing the world to new and emerging filmmaking talents that operate in the “no man’s land” outside of the established system.

For our premiere interview of the year it’s a pleasure to present our readers to Barry Hunt. Making his cinematic Directorial debut with the post-apocalyptic underground feature film THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF ANSE AND BHULE IN NO-MAN’S LAND Hunt is a stylistic creator that has delivered a contemplative and personal work that remains true to its intentions and avoids feeling familiar in the genre.

 Below we discuss the process of getting t...

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BLACK PANTHER (2018)

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BlackPanther

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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FRAKKING FAVOURITE 20 FILMS OF 2017

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Adam & Jon’s Frakking Favourite Films of 2017

2017 saw us Frakkers hit a groove in our second year of recording the show. Our simple vision of sharing a hyperactive passion for films in an unedited freestyle chat expanded beyond our own insular desires.

Thanks to unforeseen listeners who liked our “enthusiasm” and reached out this year we had the honor of interviewing a treasure trove of talent. From impossible realities like cult master Larry Cohen to martial arts legends of our VHS obsessed childhoods like Don ‘The Dragon” Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock. Upcoming head kickers and stunt daredevils like Brahim Achabbakhe to ignore the odds creators who forge their own destiny like Jino Kang...

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A RECKONING FilmFrak Podcast Special: Starring Andrew David Barker

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Author, Screenwriter and Director Andrew David Barker

A RECKONING FilmFrak Podcast Special: Starring Andrew David Barker

FilmFrak moves into the future with our premiere Skype Video Podcast Interview.

This interview special we are joined from across the pond by the talented Author, Screenwriter and Director Andrew David Barker.

It was an absolute pleasure having a natter to the filmmaker of the lost 2011 work A RECKONING (Discussed on Episode 19 of the FilmFrak podcast). A gifted cinephile excited about craft, interpretation and all that film can achieve, we talk about realizing your artistic vision only to lose out on the industry commerce side…but this is no tale of woe, it’s about working hard for your dreams and following your inspiration to a life of creation.

A RECKONING announces...

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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: A RECKONING Interview with Leslie Simpson

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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...

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

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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...

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FilmFrak Exclusive: PAYING MR McGETTY Interview with Etcetera

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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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FilmFrak: The Podcast #19: THOR BRAWL IN RAGNAROK

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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 ...

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