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Monday, September 25, 2017

Axeman 2: Overkill Movie Review Exclusive Photos! Dan's Movie Report

Above: Axeman 2: Overkill Poster (IMDB)

After really enjoying Axeman the movie I was waiting with excitement for Axeman 2. Fast forward nearly four and a half years part two, entitled Axeman 2: Overkill has arrived. I really liked Scott Pollard as The Axeman in the first film, sadly he is replaced, as is much of the cast. 

Above Photo: Exclusive Screen From Sinning Works: Dan's Movie Report

The film feels a bit lower quality than the first, but still campy fun. This time around we get a bevy of beauties including the legendary scream queen and indie queen Monique Parent. Actually by using a largely female cast, the film feels a bit more fun, and light hearted, campy, sexy, yet cool.

The forest and isolated surroundings are in play as is the cabin in the woods. Yes it is a trite plot formula, but kind of is needed for this. The plot has some tinges of a treasure hunt thingy yet not really developed enough. I mean evangelical Christians and murderous bank robbers are a great mix when an ax crazed murder is on the loose, yet I wish the film played out more serious and less campy. Perhaps a bit of a darker tone in the second half of the movie.

Above Photo: Exclusive to Dan's Movie Report Copyright 2017 Sinning Works

There are a few good kills and surprises along the way, two of them are actresses Linda Wong as Shank, and actress Ariel Brachfeld as Deputy Whitfeld. I thought they were more emotionally invested in the story. Lind Wong, played up her tough girl person, she pretty much kicks ass and takes little shit!Want her on my team of mercenaries for hire!

Unlike most horror films, Axeman 2: Overkill for the most part is a daytime affair, and the kills are clear and easy to see, which for the most part is great, but the minor drawback is the film is not really scary or tense. Yes the Axeman himself is huge and dangerous, but since the audience sees all of what is going on, it takes away from the scares. The upside and it far outweighs this is, you CAN actually see everything! Nothing happens in dim light, off camera, or out of focus. Kudos to the film making crew and DP for framing a great movie.

Minor drawbacks aside, Axeman 2: Overkill is a pretty cool film, watch it not for horror, but for campy, and bloody fun. Enjoy sexy ladies, getting killed and doing the killing haha! Hard to put my finger on a rating, perhaps, 6.5 out of 10, a solid rent, a purchase if you are in to horror.

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Assassin's Apprentice Exclusive Updates and Photos!

Above Photo: Credit The Assassin's Apprentice Facebook Page @

Greetings fans of worldwide action, special thanks to the good folks at The Assassins Apprentice for allowing me the opportunity to have a look inside of the film and a few exclusive screens! The 15 minute short film should be complete and ready to view by the end of 2017, with a festival run following in 2018. Having spoken to several members of the crew they all seem pleased with the progress of the The Assassin's Apprentice, and are preparing for an all out film fest and Comicon blitz.

Keep Reading Dan's Movie Report for More exclusives on this exciting action film. Please check out the IMDB page of TAA @

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mandrill (2009) Movie Review A Dan's Movie Report Exclusive Flashback!

Above photo: Mandrill IMDB photo

Greetings valued readers of Dan's Movie Report, as always, it is great to scan the globe for worldwide movies and DTV projects to bring to light. Special thanks go to the amazingly talented Marko Zaror for literally pointing out that Mandrill was his favorite of all his films. He asked me to check it out and was curious of my thoughts.

I must say the film is rather impressive, not just with the copious and inventive action sequences, but the really well developed characters and great camera work. Stating with the characters, Marko Zaror play kind of a dual role here as a Hitman Mandrill, and Antonio Espinoza his 'normal' life role character. A bit like a typical story of pain bad guys kill his parents when he waa young so he feels the need to sort out their killer or killers. The best thing about this Marko has to get kind of close to the daughter of a guy he wants to kill and I must say when sparks fly they do! The actress does a wonderful job of selling her salaciousness and it is palpable. Marko gets into character as well and even does a little pre-romance dance haha!

This brings me to my HUGE pet peeve in action films. Do not, even bother with romance in an action film unless three major areas are covered:

1) Have a back story about the lady, or guy being romanced on, I cannot stand when a character is just tossed into a love scene and all of the sudden they are a couple. Tell me about the character prior. Give me 2-5 minutes of pre meet up life!
2) Pretend like romance is real, move around, squirm, squeal, again if one person is a dead fish let the one who is better be on top or focused, let us not turn this into Lady Gagas' 'Bad Romance'!
3) After the so called liason, do not just cut away and forget about it, let me see what happens, not in the bedroom, but perhaps a bit of chat right before the next adventure.

On to the action, the best thing about the action in Mandrill aside from Marko's adept and clever moves are the way the director of photography captured the moment of the fights and the lighting and angles used. We see the action and, even feel the impact when a thug hits the ground. Actually seems the Netflix Marvel shows are filmed somewhat in that way, specifically the Daredevil Season 2 prison sequence with The Punisher! Boom!

There is action, romance, a side drama, all adding up to what feels like a film that plays longer than its 88 minute run time, yet never feels boring. Overall Mandrill is a must watch,  I give the film a strong 8 out of 10, it is a great action film and Marko proves he can handle the ladies as well as his fists!

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Break the Walls Movie Review (short film) Indiewise Screening! Dan's Movie Report Exclusive

Above Exclusive Video from Indiewise (C) 2017 Danny Templegod for Dan's Movie Report

Greetings valued readers of Dan's Movie Report, today begins a coverage of the amazing Indiewise Festival which took place in August at the Aventura AMC 24 Theaters in Miami, Florida! One of the highlights of the show is a short film by the fantastic Hiroyuki Oda's class of gifted highschool producers called 'Schoolgirl'. The team toiled for months perfecting a high quality short film, with according to Mr Oda, very little assistance or guidance. This proves, how for would you travel for film. Across the world the young film makers went to screen at the Indiewise Festival! Meeting the young stars was tremendous! The ladies all have verve and reverance for the talented film makers who have worked in the fest. They had a quiet respect for everyone there, an innocense yet confident standing, I took a short video of there talk at the fest and it is posted on Youtube @

The film is a character study on how Brazilian culture and Japanese culture mix and shows through dance how the two peoples can interact and share common dreams and goals. Schoolgirl is a strong and powerful message of hope and as told by young people a beacon of light for the future! 

I think Mr Oda has caught on to the inspiration to teach the youth of tomorrow, and it is exciting!

Hiro Oda

Monday, September 18, 2017

Clinton Road Update! A Dan's Movie Report Exclusive!

Above: Pre-production promotional photo from IMDB of Clinton Road.

Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers, many sites have posted about the hot new film about to ramp up production called 'Clinton Road' Special thanks to the amazing actress Erin O' Brien who supplied me with the news and also the fact that Ice-T has joined the cast.

Synopsis-  A widowed firefighter seeks closure after his wife goes missing on an actual haunted road in rural New Jersey but must unlock the roads secret if he wants to get out alive.



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Above pic- From Dan's Movie Report interview, EXLCUSIVE!

Erin has been featured on my site many times, including our in-depth interview last July!

Keep reading Dan's Movie Report for updated exclusives from the film and an On Set Report, in the mean time please check out the Clinton Road IMDB @