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Saturday, February 28, 2015

CD Review: Finterforst-Mach Dich Frei(Available Now)Napalm Records

Something new here at Behind The Scenes for the albums that really make an impression on me I will be doing what you see above-this is one great album in my opinion.
Special 5.5 star rating below 

This incredible talented band made my #1 for their last album Rastlos in 2012, how excited was I that I heard they had a new album coming out and I was going to be able to hear this great piece of music. Even though they sing not one word in English this is some amazing work call it Heavy Metal but it is Folk Metal as they incorporate other instruments throughout the album including horns  a tin whistle and an Oboe and even an accordion on the title track.



Their name translates to Dark Forest and fitting that it is that as they are very much for the earth-their last album had so many songs that started and played out with sounds of nature. This has some of that but more of their unique style of music -they really are a breath of fresh air for this reviewer.
The pictures here are also where they shot their first video here it is below.Think of the last time you heard an accordion start off the solos.



Their music is not for everyone but I think if you gave them the chance you just might.
Because they are with Napalm Records and being that their last album was their first with the label back in 2012, I have the opportunity to interview them. So keep watching here and that is coming soon.

Here is their video from their prior record in case you do like them give you another taste of them.

Thank you for reading this 
Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau


Little Shop of Movies Review: St Vincent(Available Now)


Always been a fan of Bill Murray when the rest of my age group met him on Saturday Night Live and his countless movies whether it be Meatballs or Stripes or Broken Flowers and Lost in Translation he brings a different performance to each role and yet unique for Bill.
Vincent has some new neighbors moving in and with the first few scenes we are introduced to him and his neighbors as their moving truck breaks a branch off the tree he makes her agree to paying for the branch and the car in which the tree branch fell on also the fence that he himself ran into, she not knowing this agrees.
I have not been fond of Melissa McCarthy and let me state it has nothing to do with her as a person etc just her characters she has played in previous films were horrible in my opinion ,but here she really shines might I even state a Kathy Bates kind of performance -he is really good in this film folks.
Vincent also has a friend or "woman of the night" played by one of my favorite actresses Naomi Watts-she is a pregnant hooker and has an odd relationship with Vincent as well does everyone in the film.
Vincent after witnessing Oliver(Jaeden Lieberher) he teaches him some fighting skills which do help the youngster.
This is a good little sleeper of a film_I thought from the previews it look very formula stuff that keeps getting generated these days but surprisingly was something different and not sugar coated Hollywood crap.

 

Thank you for reading this
Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau



Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Oscar--Winners !! Feb 22, 2015!!-Updated

This years Oscars were one of the dullest in recent memory and lasted for an astounding 4 hours with one of the worst hosts ever as well.

The winners shall be highlighted in green!

The nominees are:

Best Picture

American Sniper
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash


Best Actor

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything


Best Actress

Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild




Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J. K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette, *Boyhood
Laura Dern, Wild
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods


Best Cinematography

Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ida
Mr. Turner
Unbroken


Best Director

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game


Best Original Screenplay

Boyhood
Birdman
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nightcrawler


Best Adapted Screenplay

American Sniper
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash


Best Foreign Language Film

Ida, Poland
Leviathan, Russia
Tangerines, Estonia
Timbuktu, Mauritania
Wild Tales, Argentina


Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy


Best Original Score

The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything


Best Costume Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods
Maleficent
Mr. Turner


Best Documentary Feature

Citizen four
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
Salt of the Earth
Virunga


Best Documentary Short

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Joanna
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth


Best Film Editing

American Sniper
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Whiplash

Best Animated Feature

Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of Princess Kaguya


Best Original Song

“Lost Stars,” Begin Again
“Grateful,” Beyond the Lights
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
“Everything is Awesome,” The Lego Movie
“Glory,” Selma


Best Production Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner


Best Animated Short Film

The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Feast
Me and My Moulton
A Single Life


Best Live-Action Short Film

Aya
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp
Paraveneh
The Phone Call

Best Sound Editing

American Sniper
Birdman
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
Unbroken

Best Sound Mixing

American Sniper
Birdman
Interstellar
Unbroken
Whiplash


Best Visual Effects

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interstellar
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Thank you for reading this 
Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau





Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Golden Rake Low Budget Horror Awards Show -Co Hosts The Soska Sisters & Special Guests Feb 20, 2015 - Online!

I honestly stumbled across this quite by accident this event happening tomorrow night online. A first of it's kind also with what the man behind the awards, John Lepper had told me the site has only been active for 6 months -this is quite the event he has planned so quickly.

The Golden Rake Awards Facebook Event Page


I had asked him if I could send him some questions for a piece on the event.
Thank you for taking the time to answer some questions for me

The name -The Golden Rake Awards where did the name come from?

The name is a bit tongue in cheek. I own and write for                                                       The Blood Shed.com
the fastest growing horror news site in the world. This award is being hosted by our site. Our name is a bit of a pun. Shedding blood or a bloody shed. We use a lot of shed imagery on our site. And when coming up with a name for the award, I thought it would be cool to use something you'd typically find inside such a building. A rake. And the idea really mirrors indie horror in general. It's a regular, everyday object, but gold, made beautiful. Indie horror is about these small projects that are driven by passion. They are beautiful works of art just for being what they are.


How does this award show differ from all the other movie awards shows out there?


This award ceremony differs from others in the same way our site differs from other horror news sites. We focus on indie horror because we feel that is where the real creativity in the genre lies and bigger horror sites just can't seem to be bothered to give them any support. They have their eye on the dollar. They get paid very good money to give press to big studios so they just say screw the little guys. And it's a shame, because honestly the big studio horror sucks with very few exceptions. So, with this award ceremony, we have purposely focused on these really tiny films. The requirements for submission were that the film be over 60 minutes in length and have a budget under $100k. That's micro budget. The entire goal of this is to shine the spotlight on these amazing films that no one else ignores.


What is the idea behind the show?


The idea behind the show is to offer the viewers an array of entertainment through the event, leading up to the announcement of the 3 winners. I am a graduated theatre major. For me, everything needs to be spectacle. I envision myself a ringmaster. This is my circus. We have a variety of attractions. We have special guests, prizes, the screening of a short film, and a live interview with the Soska sisters who are co hosting the event.


How is it to have Jen & Sylvia Soska as co-hosts and how did you get them on board?
How is it to have Jen and Sylvia Soska on board for this? In a word, awesome! They are really cool and we are so stoked to have them on board. Really down to earth gals. I really thought the entire thing was a long shot. One of my writers, Josh Millican, wrote an article on talented female horror directors and he listed them in it. They saw it and loved it! So, we've been in touch ever since. As for getting them on board, while I was planning this I thought it would be really cool to have a celeb co host. Some of my writers suggested I try the Soska's. And I am glad I listened because they seem just as excited about it as I am!
For you what is it that Independent film and horror have that makes it so special?

Indie film is where the magic happens. It's not some big studio who happens upon a hit and then pumps out 50 thousand clones of it in the next 5 years to milk the concept for every penny it's worth. How many horror films in the past few years have been in theaters and have been any good? There are a few, but for every "Conjuring" there are a dozen "Devil's Due"s. And it baffles the mind! How does one make a movie for millions and millions of dollars and still end up with such a shitty product?! It's really inexcusable. And yet all of these big name horror sites focus on this drivel. And here, on the other hand, you have these passionate filmmakers making these small films that no one pays any attention to... and some of them are AMAZING!!! It's a crime! And we do what we can to help make it right at theblood-shed.com. I'd rather watch the next Mycho Entertainment film over the next Rob Zombie feature any day. Don't know who Mycho Entertainment is? See, that's the problem we're trying to fix.
What do you hope others will get from this award show -will there be more in the future
I hope that we can really just have a great time and show the viewers how awesome indie horror really is. There's so much out there and you just gotta look a bit! I want these film makers of these 30 entries to feel appreciated. I want them to know that they will always have a home at theblood-shed.com. And yes, there will be more. This is going to be an annual event. Which does put some pressure on me because, naturally, you always have to top the last year! lol! I have the Soska sisters co hosting! I started too strong! How can I top this?! *cries* Also, we are thinking of doing another award show for indie horror short films this summer. Lotta good stuff in there!
Where did you come up for the online idea?



Well, we wanted everyone to be able to join us, no matter where they were! I am a huge proponent of this kind of thing. It's what I love about producing: I can do it from anywhere in the world! Hell, I've never been out of the US and I exec produced Romania's first found footage horror film, Be My Cat: A Film for Anne. So, our audience is from all over the world, these film entries are from all over the world, we want people from all over the world to be able to join us for this! The only feasible way of making it happen was to do it live stream online. 

Thank you for reading this
Sincerely
Anthony Nadeau