A New Sense of Purpose: Filmmaker Antonio Simmons Offers Up Action Packed Film and Culture with a Touch of Class

Q: When did you know you wanted to make a film?

A: I wrote my first film around 1998. It was called The Last Parole Officer. I kind of knew I had something because a friend wanted to buy it off of me.

Q: You were once in the music industry. What skills do you think you’ve brought with you to the film industry?

A: My father was a drummer; I’m a drummer, my brother is a drummer but he lost it a little bit. Listening to records comes to me naturally. Some producers can’t even dance so how are they going to tell you it’s a hot record? I bring rhythm and I can tell you whether it’s going to be a hit in the hood or around the world. My brain is wired differently than seven people put together. When I hear a person talk, I can see 30-40 different characters in front of me as the person is speaking.

Holidays, Public Impeachment Hearings, Books and Movies

The holidays are here and they bring excitement, expectations and unfortunately more stress. We can do much to minimize that stress. We must strive to make our holidays good, but we don’t have make them perfect. If we try to compete to make our holiday better than our neighbors, we set ourselves up for added stress.

I did not realize that there are many holidays which are celebrated in December.  Of course there is Christmas, December 25th with it’s emphasis on faith, childhood magic, family and the important focus on “Peace on earth, good will toward men.” There is the holiday Hanukah on December 22, “The festival of lights” which is about miracles and freedom. There is Kwanzaa on December 26, a celebration of family, community and culture. These December holidays by different religious all share in the joys of family and the best impulses and hopes of all human beings. Happy Holidays to all!

Movies That Tricked Audiences Into Thinking They Were Real – Were You Fooled?

Believe it or not, web surfers have actually turned to Google to ask if certain movies are real or not. It’s not unusual that some naive (or clueless) movie goers were convinced that what they saw on the screen were either “lost scenes” or illegally produced footage of real crimes, up to and including murder. But, we are usually let in on the joke. Here are a bunch of movies in which their creators intentionally fooled the audience into thinking the action was real – and it worked.

Orson Welles himself would be proud…

Little Known Facts About Batman – When Will the Next Movie Open?

Now that we know that the dude who played the vampire in the Twilight series (Robert Pattinson) will be the next Batman, expect to withstand a tsunami of speculation and hype rolling up to the movie’s release in June, 2021.

Few film franchises have met with the critical and audience acclaim paid to the Dark Knight trilogy, and for good reason. The story starts at the fabled “Bat-Man” beginnings and continues into the present day and beyond. For a tale stretching back 80 years, it’s no surprise that the legend continues to build. Still, there is much about the myth that most fans are not aware of. Here are a few tantalizing tidbits to tide us over until the Dark Knight returns…

Bill Hader: Time Traveler? SNL Comedy Star Has Been Killing For Over 150 Years! [PHOTO/VIDEO]

Bill Hader is one of the funniest and most sought after actors in show business today. But just 15 years ago, only Hollywood insiders knew of his many talents, including stand-up comedy, comedy writer, voice actor, celebrity impressionist, hilarious comedic performer and fine dramatic actor.

How does one man as young as Bill Hader (he allegedly just turned 41) learn the skills needed to be such a well-rounded, highly-gifted entertainer delivering at a level seemingly so far beyond his years?

Is it because he’s a Time Traveling Immortal?

It seems to be the only reasonable explanation for Hader’s incredible talents, which are rarely learned during the course of the average single lifespan of less than 100 years. Of course, there are exceptions, but there has never been a verifiable case of anyone, man or woman, living beyond 120 or so. Especially in show business. Let’s face it, George Burns almost didn’t make his 100th birthday party and Bob Hope spent his last days begging to be put out of his misery.

One Letter Off Movie Titles – Just One Character Sets Apart The Good, The Bad and The Fugly

Have you heard the one about the old guy who tinkered with pop soda formulas in his garage? He invented one concoction that he liked so much he named it “6 Up.” But just before he could market it, he died in a freak Mentos and soda pop explosion. His family and friends found some comfort in the tragedy though. They’ll always remember him as the man who came THIS close to inventing 7 Up.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’s Most Gruesome Deaths. Were They All Murders?

Now that Quentin Tarantino’s latest flick, “Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood” is shocking (and awing) millions of devoted fans, gossip columns are bursting with recaps of the Sharon Tate murders by members of the infamous Manson Family during the long, hot “Summer of Love” in August, 1969. There are even guided tours to the murder scene, despite the fact that the house where the ghastly acts were committed was razed and rebuilt years ago.

Who Are the Highest Paid Bollywood Actresses? These Ladies Made the Top 5

Let’s face it. Hollywood rules the entertainment world, especially beyond its own borders. But there’s another blockbuster TV and film industry challenging the leader: Bollywood. Based in Mumbai, India, the second largest movie market in the world cranks out 5 times as many films a year, yet earns just 1/10 the revenue. And that’s with more than 100 times the number of theaters and upwards of 1,000 times the number of butts in seats.

What Happen to the Greatness of Sports Movies?

As a kid growing up in the 90’s I was blessed to witness some of the greatest things pop culture had to offer us. In my opinion, the 90’s generation got to experience some of the best music, style, tv shows, and movies. If you clicked on this article you most likely feel the same way but in the current generation of movies filled with superheroes (which I love), remakes, or spinoffs.