Attack of the celebrity superheroes

Diverse Media Group is purchasing a stake in Celebrities In Action, in order to create a joint venture to develop superhero character franchises based on real-life Hollywood celebrities. The new characters will be developed in cooperation with film, music and television and sports stars and original storylines will span multimedia and multiplatform projects. Plans include …
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Old school Vegas con artist film Yonkers Joe trailer online

Yonkers Joe is described as an exciting, high-stakes con film and moving family drama written and directed by Robert Celestino, and starring Academy Award-nominee Chazz Palminteri, Academy Award-winner Christine Lahti, Tom Guiry, Golden Globe-nominee Linus Roache, and Academy Award-nominee Michael Lerner. An ode to old time gamblers, now outdated in an age of powerful upscale …
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Wayne Kramer’s Crossing Over trailer online

Wayne Kramer directed the hard-boiled thriller Running Scared back in 2006. I was surprised the movie didn’t have a better run in U.S. theaters. It was extremely well-crafted, and the contrasty cinematography, reminded me of Mel Gibson’s revenge action flick Payback. There’s a great animatic at the end of the film, composed wholly of Kramer’s …
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