Black Radical Imagination Film Series In Miami

black-radical-imaginationIf you are traveling to or are in the Miami area, here’s a film fest you might want to check out: Black Radical Imagination Film Series event in Miami for 2016 international tour takes place on Sunday, November 6 at 8P at Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach.artcenter

An evening of film screenings organized by Black Radical Imagination followed by a Q & A session and conversation with curator Amir George and filmmaker Jamilah Sabur.

Presented by ArtCenter/South Florida at the Miami Beach Cinematheque, as part of the public programs for the new exhibition An Image.

Admission is free with Eventbrite RSVP.

Field Notes Trailer from Vashti Harrison on Vimeo.

The Golden Chain Trailer from Buki Bodunrin on Vimeo.

UPDATE: Ouija: Origin of Evil Is Just Plain Scary

Ouija: Origin of Evil Is Just Plain Scary, Brad Munson, AmityvilleNow, Mike Flanagan, Doug Jones, Kate Siegel, Henry Thomas, SeFijaOnline

We really liked Ouija: Origin of Evil! It passed our three jump rule. Go out and check it out. — A.J.O.

By Brad Munson (AmityvilleNow)

Yes, yes, the Ouija Board is just a made-up thing that Parker Brothers hacked together a few decades ago, and it has about as much authenticity as a haunted version of Hungry Hungry Hippos…but over the years, it has developed a kind of urban-legend power all its own, and Ouija: Origin of Evil plays off all that accumulated weirdness to make a move that seems—at least judging by this trailer—exceedingly creepy. (And yes, we know that “talking boards” and even the “Ouija” name has been around for centuries, but this version, this design, and its popularity as a ‘harmless’ parlor game showed up in the mid-Sixties.)

It’s got a few things going for it. Number one: director/co-writer Mike Flanagan, who’s the guy behind Oculus and Hush. And the cast includes Doug Jones, probably the creepiest physical actor working in film today, Kate Siegel, the beautiful actress who did a hell of job as the lead in Flanagan’s Hush (and who also happens, purely by accident, to be married to him), and—get this—Henry Thomas as the male lead. Yeah, that cute little boy from E.T. is all grown up and weeeeird. Talk about your fantasy pedigree.Ouija: Origin of Evil Is Just Plain Scary, Brad Munson, AmityvilleNow, Mike Flanagan, Doug Jones, Kate Siegel, Henry Thomas, SeFijaOnline

There’s also something icky and charming about setting it in 1967, when Ouija was still new and nobody knew what it would become. And Flanagan’s done a great job in placing it in the long-ago time (was it really fifty years ago? Damn!), and featuring the (terribly familiar) possession of an innocent young girl, giving the film both an innocence and a weirdness that serves it—and us horror fans—well.

It’s coming October 21. Don’t get it confused with the really awful horror film called Ouija from a couple of years ago. This is all different and, we’re betting, all better. Check out the trailer and circle 10/21 on your calendar:

Logan Trailer

Logan, starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen and directed by James Mangold.

In Theaters March 3, 2017

They’re Back! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2!

Check out this sneak peek of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoë Saldaña), Drax (Dave Bautista), Yondu (Michael Rooker) and Nebula (Karen Gillen), coming to theaters May 5, 2017!

Are You a Watcher or Player? Nerve Giveaway!

nerve-blurayWe have 5 Blu-ray Combo Packs of Nerve, starring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco. The film will be available in stores on October 25.

Would you like to win one? Then just click here to send us an email with your name and address. And that’s all!

We’ll draw the winners at 6P (PT) ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21.

Collateral Beauty New Poster

collateral-beautyWarner Bros new poster for the upcoming film Collateral Beauty, starring Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Michael Peña, Keira Knightley, and directed by David Frankel. It hits theaters December 16.

Desierto A Suspense-Thriller

Desierto, Gael Garcia Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jonás Cuarón, Gravity, Aningaaq, Year of the Nail, ©2016 Angela María Ortíz S., Action-Thriller

Desierto, Gael Garcia Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jonás Cuarón, Gravity, Aningaaq, Year of the Nail, ©2016 Angela María Ortíz S., Suspense-Thriller, Angela Ortíz

Jonás Cuarón and Angela Ortíz

A few months ago I caught up with screenwriter, director, producer, Jonás Cuarón (Gravity, Aningaaq, Year of the Nail) who told us how he came up with his film story. He said about eight years ago while traveling through Arizona with his brother they stopped in Tucson and were invited by the consulate to tour their installations; during the tour they were told many border crossing stories, and about that time the anti-immigrant rhetoric was starting to creep up in the country. This made Cuarón start to think about how he could tell the stories that ended up being Desierto, a minimalist horror film with a conscious.

Desierto, Gael Garcia Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jonás Cuarón, Gravity, Aningaaq, Year of the Nail, ©2016 Angela María Ortíz S., Suspense-Thriller, Angela Ortíz

Gael Garcia Bernal, Jonás Cuarón and Jeffrey Dean Morgan
©2016 Angela María Ortíz S.

We had a chance to talk with him again more recently, but this time with his two lead actors, Gael Garcia Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. They told us all about their experiences and why they wanted to do the film.

Gael told us how the Cuarón family brought him into the film industry, and Jeffrey loved working with the dogs (he’s a huge animal lover).

Every viewer will interpret this film differently, depending on his or her experiences and opinions about the immigration issue.

Desierto, Gael Garcia Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jonás Cuarón, Gravity, Aningaaq, Year of the Nail, ©2016 Angela María Ortíz S., Suspense-Thriller, Angela Ortíz

Jonás Cuarón

Desierto, Gael Garcia Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jonás Cuarón, Gravity, Aningaaq, Year of the Nail, ©2016 Angela María Ortíz S., Suspense-Thriller, Angela Ortíz

Bernal, Cuarón & Morgan

I saw a comment that said Jeffrey Dean Morgan looked too handsome and fashionable to play such a vicious person. To me that is what worked: villains don’t always look the way you think.

Now sit back and listen in on the conversation. Desierto is in theaters now.— A.O.

Ben Affleck is The Accountant

Ben Affleck, J.K. Simmons, Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, Jean Smart, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow, The Accountant, Gavin O’Connor, SeFijaOnline, Angela María Ortíz S., Angela Ortiz

L-r: J.K. Simmons, Ben Affleck, Gavin O’Connor
and Cynthia Addai-Robinson
©2016 Angela María Ortíz S.

I liked the film for what it tried to do, by showing a high functioning and brilliant person with one of the spectrums of Autism. With that said, the film feels unfinished to me but still entertaining. Ben Affleck does a really good job portraying the character of Christian Wolff and J.K. Simmons is just always good in everything.

Ben Affleck, J.K. Simmons, Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, Jean Smart, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow, The Accountant, SeFijaOnline, Angela María Ortíz S., Angela Ortiz

The Accountant

We got to sit in on a press conference with Affleck, Simmons, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, and director Gavin O’Connor (Miracle, Pride and Glory, Warrior). Now you can listen in on it.

The film also stars: Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, Jean Smart, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Lithgow.

Ouija: Origin of Evil T-Shirt Giveaway!

Ouija: Origin of Evil, Ouija: Origin of Evil T-Shirt, GiveawayWe are giving away 3 Ouija: Origin of Evil T-Shirts TODAY ONLY!

Would you like to win one? Then just click here to send us an email with your name and address.

We’ll draw the winners at 6P (PT) TODAY, Friday, OCTOBER 14.

Ouija: Origin of Evil is in theaters on October 21.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story New Trailer

Out December 16

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