A SHOWCASE OF ORIGINAL SUPERHERO AND COMIC BOOK RELATED FILMS BY
HEROES OF THE NORTH is a feature film and web series relating the adventures of a group of
Canadian superheroes fighting various foes but mostly Medusa, a World Wide terrorist organization ran by a former Nazi scientist,
Dr. Joseph Mengele.
Mission - While there has been numerous Canadian superheroes in comic lore, there has
never been a live-action superhero film featuring them from a Canadian point of view. We thought it was time to correct that.
How preposterous of us... :-)
For the latest exploits of this Canadian Superteam, visit the official website HERE, and the Facebook page HERE. Looks cool!
CUBEGIRL-The Internet superhero sitcom that follows the adventures of Kim, cubicle worker
by day and superhero when needed, as she rescues employees from corporate abuse. Click HERE to see Episodes of the show, and other cool goodies...
is a comic drama that uses the superhero as a metaphor for exploring human potential. The web series follows the adventures
of Lisa, a woman disillusioned with her life, as she sets out on a quest to realize what she believes is her destiny; to become
Check out this award winning
web series by Director, Kai Soremekun today! Click HERE for the linkage...
TEAM EPIC- is an all original forty minute episodic series to be aired only online. The
series revolves around six super-powered individuals that unite to defend Canada from the powers of evil. With a delightful
blend of action and humour, Team Epic promises to revive the classic comic genre that comic fans know and love with an all
original group of heroes living in a contemporary Canadian society.
Epic features a unique group of characters fighting for justice in a society filled with contradictions. Leading this fantastic
team of crime fighters is Captain Epic; a true-hearted hero with aspirations of grandeur. After the death of Canada’s
greatest superhero, Captain Epic joins together an assembly of ad-hoc heroes to unite and defend their country.
and around the streets of downtown Toronto, Team Epic is a fast-paced live action comedy that provides an original look into
the everyday lives of superheroes and how they become the figures we know and revere.
just wrapped our first season and will be releasing the first Episode of Season 2 in the fall, so be certain to check in regularly
for specials along the way!
Team Epic as they learn how to master their powers and work as a team as they fight for truth, strength, freedom and the Canadian
way. Click HERE for the series official website.
LEAGUE-With the 1946 formation of "The League of Heroes" in Chicago, the country is introduced to the first ever
Superhero Labor Union. Founded by The Grey Raven, his kid sidekick Sparrow, and the amazing Blue Blaze, The League of Heroes
was a beacon of hope against evil and tyranny in Chicago. Now twenty years later, as The League is about to expand nationally,
an old adversary makes a murderous comeback. Drawn by the rampage, the former sidekick,Sparrow returns to the city.
Click HERE for the action!
newcomer Zeke takes a job at Comic Relief, he enters a world that rivals the pages he loves to read. He quickly learns the
ropes with the help of a unique fellowship of fanatics: a man named Leslie, a woman named Bobby, the enigmatic shelver Mack
Riley, the silent store enforcer Edgar and his cheery goth cheerleader Madeline. Not to mention the guidance of the neurotic
(or is it psychotic?) uber collector, Jackson.
But like the crises and invasions that rock the inked volumes on a weekly
basis, a threat to the well-being of the bookies (read: comic book fans) will soon emerge. This media menace threatens to
shatter the sanity of the weekly wanderers. Secrets will be unveiled, hidden powers revealed and a struggle for balance begun!
Click HERE for Comic Shop Drama at it's finest...
THE MERCURY MEN-Fans of old time movie serials featuring the likes of, Flash Gordon, Buck
Rogers, and Commando Cody take note..There's a new square jawed, ray gun packin', world savin' hero in town, Jack Yaegar! Jack
is a mysterious man claiming to be a member of an organization known as "The League". With his help, Ed Borman, a meek
government worker who finds himself helpless against The Mercury Men's invasion of his research facility, The duo must stand
their ground, and defend the facility from the dealy invaders,The Mercury Men, will be an online series slated for a
Fall release, We'll keep you posted. Here are few words from the films Director, Christopher Preska (of 'Captain Blasto' fame).. “
“The web video format seemed the perfect opportunity to reintroduce the old serial style of storytelling,”
says writer/director Christopher Preksta. “Not as an homage with cheesy dialogue, corny characters, and bad special
effects, but as a modern story with the great suspense, danger, and mystery the serials were known for at the time. With the
short form of digital media, movies are simply coming back to their roots.”
You can check out the impressive first trailer for this upcoming series by visiting the film's official
website HERE. Looks awesome!
DARKFURY 3-The following synopsis was provided
by the films creator.."The third Darkfury story! Alexis gets back into the action, but decides to masquerade as the heroine
OmegaGirl as she battles the human shadow Omega Prime. Prime was imprisoned in her hi tech-genie-in-a-bottle prison by Black
Talon and was kept from escaping by OmegaGirl. Prime and her henchman both recognize Alexis, but can't place her.Alexis is
found out and Prime and the henchman overpower the Darkfury, controlling her through the Contraption device...meantime, the
real OmegaGirl appears...after a wild fight, OmegaGirl is captured and taken to be bound with the Darkfury...who has mysteriously
escaped and defeats Omega Prime. In the final frame, the Darkfury shows OmegaGirl why she can now do these strange means of
escape and fighting...She has help."
Darkfury 3 is coming soon, meanwhile check out the first trailer for the upcoming film HERE. And don't forget to bring your eyes with you when you click HERE.
DARKFURY 2 - It's 14 years after her first adventure and 10 years after her time "recovering"
at the Calderon Mental Institute in Phoenix...Alexis Tyler is 'healed' of her schizophrenia...but returns to the now abandoned
facility to confront (and be confronted) by ghosts of what really happened to
her.. Alexis transforms into The Darkfury, and against her will relives some of the
"sessions" that a conspiracy of orderlies allowed to happen, as they took advantage of the mentally deranged woman...now,
the Darkfury is reassured by her dead sister Candice, that she has not only seen the past, but the future...and this time,
Candice with all her undying devotion will be at her younger sister's side....forever!
Darkfury is the first film by Emmy-winner Andy Rodriguez and is the "godfather" of superhero fan film
cinema, written in 1992, shot in 1994,and released way back in 1995, making it the world's first fan film. It is still
selling worldwide to this day.
Darkfury "Two" is the 20th movie production by Rodriguez, with sales in 45 countries on five continents
worldwide. To download Darkfury 2, visit the official website HERE. Also be sure to click HERE for some sexy pics of the new Darkfury, Eva Sephora! Thanks to Andy Rodriguez..
|Click For An Adventure Into Digital Comics!
ADVENTURES INTO DIGITAL COMICS-This film
is a documentary written and Directed by Sebastien Dumesnil and brought to You by Top Two Three Films. Adventures Into Digital
Comics analyzes what many considered the end of US printed comics in the 90's and the potential rebirth of the industry using
a digital format on the internet. Will digital comics eventually overthrow their paper ancestors? This film should give us
a little on that plus a whole lot more. The film will include many interviews with various industry giants from the comic
book world such as Marv Wolfman, James Kochalka and many more. The film is currently in post-production but You can spin by
the official website to check out sample interviews that will (or won't) appear in the finished film. I'm a sucker for a good
documentary (especially when they involve the comic book industry) so I'll definitely check this out as soon as it's released.
Click the poster for the official website.
|Click For Lloyd!
I AM LLOYD HAMLIN-This film by Mark Roush
and Black Spot Films
tells the tale of a comic book store owner convinced He has superpowers after freak incidents of
chance and dumb luck through-out His life. He decides to use His new found "powers" to wage war on the forces of Evil, And
of course...Saving the mandatory Cat stuck in a tree whenever needed. When Hamlin is interviewed by a curious female reporter
She becomes convinced that there is more to Him than meets the eye. No set release date on this one as of yet.
| CLICK FOR BLACK COUGAR II
All You fans of Silvio Disalvatore's creation The Black Cougar will be thrilled to hear this
bit of news..The Black Cougar is back! THE BLACK COUGAR II is currently being filmed with no set release
date just yet. This film will have The Black Cougar facing off against a gang of Baddies. Mr. Mean and His Girlfriend are
joined by Firefly and L.O.O.N (Legion Of Orange Ninjas) to take down The Black Cougar and gain complete control of Cougar
City. Also be on the lookout for some Killer Toys! This one sounds like fun. to find out more visit Silvio's official website
by clicking the pic.
FANBOY- This upcoming film
by Directors Brian Tomaselli, whom You might know as Director of the long awaited GREEN LANTERN:NEW DAWN,
Scott Schlosser, and Calamity House Productions will tell the tale of a lonely, and insecure Fanboy named Alex Thomas. In
the film Alex falls for one of a species most rare..a FanGIRL. Can He win Her heart? You'll have to check out this romantic
comedy coming very soon for the answer. Until then, You can check out a list of cast & crew, posters, synopsis, production
photos, and the trailer located on the official website HERE. I'm currently trying to turn My Girlfriend Patty into a Fangirl...hmmm, this film might just be the inspiration
She needs :)
RAVEDACTYL / CIVILIAN JUSTICE-Creator Graig F. Weich and Beyond Comics Inc. Are ready to give you something a little different by giving their
two most popular characters (Ravedactyl & Civilian Justice) their own video games and Anime/Animated features. The animation
will be handeled by the same company who created the cinematic sequences for the new MK Video Game, so look for top notch
stuff. To check out a little preview of the animated features along with more from Beyond Comics Productions click HERE.
|Perez as Paula Peril
PAULA PERIL:MIDNIGHT IS THE DARKEST HOUR-Atlantis Studios comic book character Paula Peril comes to life in a brand new Fan Film! Valerie
Perez (Tomb Raider-Tears Of The Dragon) stars as Paula Perillo, a fearless investigative reporter for the Daily Gazette who
always seems to get herslef into one sticky situation after another. Be it Supernatural, or just plain criminal cases, Paula
Peril covers them all! Paula Peril:Midnight Is The Darkest Hour is in the works, and will be brought to you by Phoenix Filmworks
Director Andy Rodriguez (Power Cat, Retro Girl). To check out some cool Paula Peril comics visit Atlantis Studios by clicking
HERE. To visit the films official website
click HERE, and to visit Paula Peril's Myspace page click HERE , where you can check out the short film Paula Peril:Trapped In The Flames. Have fun :)
COMIC BOOK LITERACY- Remember
when adults would tell you growing up that reading comics would turn your brain into mush? And what about those who dismiss
comics as nothing more than kids stuff? Well, If you're a true blue Fanboy like myself you will be looking forward to this
upcoming film that looks to change peoples negative views on the comic book industry. Comic Book Literacy is a documentary
from award winning director Todd Kent that looks to portray comic books for what they truly are, a unique, and healthy source
of entertainment that encourages reading
among kids, and adults alike. This one looks to shatter the stereotypes, and silence
the nay-sayers, Ayyyyyymen to that! The documentary will also feature some special apperances from some of the comic
book industries top guns, look for interviews with Joe Quesada, Paul Dini, James O'Barr, Terry Moore, and Wizard Magazine
founder Gareb Shamus to name a few. Mr.Kent hopes to have the film completed sometime in early 2008. We will keep you posted
with updates of the films progress, you can also visit the official website HERE, and the films Myspace page HERE for more information.
THE DEFENDER-An all
new original superhero is heading your way courtesy of Director Nicholas Cleary. The Defender is the story of a man discovering
his own unique origins, including his destiny to become the great hero, The Defender! The film has officially wrapped up filming
and will be available very soon. Meanwhile, Check out the film's offical Blog for tons of info on the upcoming film including cast pics, set pics, costume designs, detailed production diary, and
other goodies. Lookin' good!
THE SCORPIO JEWEL- Coming
your way is this new film by comic book company Particle 9 Productions. The film will tell the tale of Lydia Scorpio, a swashbucklin' female
Pirate (played by Carly Spade) who's destiny is to find and keep The Crystal Of Ages safe at any cost. This one sounds cool,
not too many films about female Pirates out there. You can check out the trailer at the official website HERE and the film's Myspace page HERE. Also be sure to check out Particle 9 Productions official
CAPTAIN SCHOOLGIRL - In
a neverending battle against school bullies, horny jocks, and less than Holy Priests, only one crimfighter is capable of taking
on such villainy, Captain Schoolgirl! With the help of Her faithful, and clueless sidekick Dunceboy, Captain Schoolgirl is
the sole protector of Our Lady Of Perpetual Bliss High School, and the star of Her own web series, and a full length film
currently in the works from Fantasy Trade Productions with an expected release date sometime in 2009. To check out both
episodes of the good Captain's web series visit the official Myspace page HERE and click on videos. Captain Schoolgirl will also have Her very own website soon, We'll keep ya' posted.
THE SHADOW ASSET- Angelina Valentino
is an elite assassin working for the CIA. Since She is an independent contractor she is classified as a Shadow Asset. If Valentino
is ever found out all acknowledegement of Her ties to the CIA, or her existence for the matter, will be disavowed. In the
film Valentino is laying low, but at the same time she is forced to sniff out a Mole in the CIA looking to take Her out for
good. The film stars Brandy McLayne as Angelina Valentino, and is brought to you by Director Wes Young and Misfire Productions.
To view the films trailer, as well as other info about the film, please visit the official film's website HERE and the Myspace page HERE.
DR. OBSIDIAN VS. THE SCORPION - Fans of Golden Age comics, pulp novels, radio shows, and movie serials will defintely want to check out
this very cool trailer. Dr. Obsidian, created by Leo Krelleg, is both a man of science, and a man of mystery. Ordinary Crime
Lab Scientist by day, Dr. Obsidian becomes the scourge of evil by night, equipped with nothing more than his knowledge of
science, and an array of custom gadgetry. Visit Dr. Obsidian's official Myspace page HERE to view a promo trailer for the character, and a look at his upcoming film Dr. Obsidian
Vs. The Scorpion. Ahh....those thrilling days of yesteryear....
THE CRUSADERS- The Crusaders,
Directed by Robb Wolford is the tale of a superhero team comprised of working class people who must save the world from a
billionaire mogul who just may possess the power to bring the world to it's knees, and fulfill an ancient prophecy of
evil. Members of The Crusaders include Seargent Liberty, The Ace Of Spades, and Furie, to name a few. This film is currently
in post-production, further info is currently available on the films official Myspace page located HERE.
MAX NEPTUNE AND THE MENACING SQUID-
In the vein of Flash Gordon, Commander Cody, Buck Rogers, and other Sci-Fi heroes
of yesterday comes Director John Garside's Max Neptune and His Atomic Space Patrol! Neptune and crew have their hands
full when they square off against a criminal madman and his giant squid. Cool special effects and nifty costume work defintely
got my attention, this one looks great! You can find out more about this film at the official website HERE and don't forget to stop by their Myspace page HERE.
TANK- Are You
one of many who enjoyed Quentin Tarantino's film Grindhouse? Well, something tells me you'll probably enjoy this kick-ass
trailer inspired by that very film. Tank was created as part of the 2007 SXSW Grindhouse 101 Trailer Competition by Christian
Cisneros, Moving Image, Immaculate Conceptions, and RFS Productions. Tank has all the gritty, raw, and violent coolness of
a classic exploitation flick plus more! I was really impressed by this trailer, easily one of the best i've seen in awhile.
The full length feature is in the works, and I for one CANNOT wait. Dig it! Stop by the films official Myspace
page HERE for loads of Tank related goodies. The Rider is on his
THE GENE GENERATION-Coming soon from
Director Pearry Reginald Teo, Ascension Pictures, and Middle Link Productions comes this Sci-Fi adventure. Gene Generation
takes place in a troubled world where a violent new crimewave is linked to the criminal use of DNA manipulation. The only
hope for this doomed world lies on the shoulders of two orphans who rise up to take control of the lawless land. This film
will star Bai Ling and Faye Dunaway to name a few. To check out the trailers for the film along with a ton of other cool stuff
visit the films official Myspace page HERE. You can also visit the offical website for the film HERE. Looks impressive!
THE HIT - Inspired by Michael Mann's
film COLATTERAL Chris R. Notarille's THE HIT is the story of a Hitman named Bruce who has been hired to whack a big time Crime
Boss. What The Hitman doesn't know is that someone ratted Him out The Crime Boss awaits His arrival. This film will be the
first in a series and will be brought to You by Blinky Productions and M.A.T.E Inc. To visit Blinky Productions official
website click HERE.
CIVILIAN JUSTICE - This is
another film project from Graig F. Welch and Beyond Comics Productions that just so happens to be His first film. This film
inspired by the tragedy of 9-11 tells the tale of one Man who survives the attacks but loses the love of His life in The Towers.
The Man is driven over the edge and thirsting for revenge. In the rubble that was once The Twin Towers the Man finds an American
flag and decides to use it as a mask. From that day on the Man is transformed into a living symbol of American Patriotism,
A Superhero named CIVILIAN JUSTICE! Visit Beyond Comics Inc's website for more on this project as well as the trailer.
Not enough CIVILIAN JUSTICE for Ya? Okay, then feast Your eyes on some of the cool merchandise for the film like CIVILIAN
JUSTICE Comic Books and Action Figures!
|Click For RAVEDACTYL !
RAVEDACTYL:PROJECT EVOLUTION-From creator Graig F. Weich and Beyond Comics Inc. Productions comes RAVEDACTYL:PROJECT EVOLUTION. This film tells
the story of a Man on the run with mysterious new powers. Hot on His trail are a group of super powered Baddies led by
a Man named Sunder (played by David Prowse of Star Wars fame). The film also stars Rapper Coolio as Maduzor and Donald Faison
(Clueless/Scrubs) as Gunner. When the Man on the run sees His Girlfriend murdered in front of Him by Sunder's thugs He
becomed enraged and in a spectacular display a suit of armor surrounds His body transforming Him into RAVEDACTYL! There are
some pretty nifty special effects used in the trailer like Meduzor's dreads coming to life and the actual Ravedactyl transformation
sequence is very well done. Cool stuff here! Visit Beyond Comics Inc's official website for the actual trailer as well as
a cool trailer for an upcoming Ravedactyl animated feature. Also available is tons of related merchandise so buy something
when You pay a visit.
|Click For BLOODSHOT !
BLOODSHOT-Bloodshot is an Action/Horror/Comedy
about a Vampire who works for the Government in the CIA's Vampire Division. The Vampire agent is sent to LA to take out a
terrorist cell, but He has more than terrorists to worry about.It seems The Vampire is being trailed by a Cop who see's Him
as a threat and wants Him eliminated. When the Cop finally tracks The Vampire down He is preparing to take down the terrorists.
Since the two are outnumbered the Vampire and Cop will be forced to join forces to stay alive and complete the mission. This
baby is filled with plenty of Gunplay violence and good ol' terorist bashing. Fans of John Woo and Troma Films should love
this one. The film is currently in pre-production but a trailer for the film is available on the website HERE. This film is by Director Dietrich Johnston and Fine
Lookin' Productions. Click on the poster for the official website. Groovy!
|Click For MIDNIGHT!
MIDNIGHT-From Creator Francis Lee,
Beyond Starlight Entertainment, and Effigy Studios comes a film based on Lee's own independent comic book series TALES OF
MIDNIGHT. Tales Of Midnight tells the story of a Police Detective frustrated by the loopholes in the legal system allowing
the guilty to go free and unpunished for their crimes. The Detective decides to take justice into His own hands by donning
a mask and costume and prowling the nightime streets as the vigilante crimefighter MIDNIGHT. Two different teaser trailers
are available for Your enjoyment HERE. Scripts are currently in development
for the full length feature film (reportedly starring BATMAN-DEAD END'S Clark Bartram) and a live action television pilot.
Stop by the official website for the film by clicking the image of Midnight. There's ton's of cool stuff to check out on this
VERY interactive website so visit today. Look's promising!
|Click For THE WRAITH !
THE WRAITH:THE EYES OF JUDGEMENT-Based on
the Trinity Comics character created by Frank Dirschel comes THE WRAITH:THE EYES OF JUDGEMENT. The film (Directed by Stephen
J. Semones and brought to You by Sir Reel Films) tells the tale of Paul Sanderson, reclusive millionaire by day and once night
falls He becomes The Wraith, dreaded enemy of the Underworld who forces criminals to feel the pain of Their victims. The short
film will be 45 minutes long and released on DVD August 2nd loaded with extras. For now You eager Fanboys can check out the
teaser trailer for the film along with documentaries by clicking on the film poster. I like what I see!
RICK HILL PRODUCTIONS and THE TELEVISIONARIES are
currently working on an original Superhero film as We speak. The film plot is being kept secret for now, but You can visit
the official website for the project trailer, currently titled THE SUPERHERO PROJECT HERE. The trailer shows the Hero preparing His gear and making His costume, ready to hit the streets and
take on the Baddies. The whole thing definitely has a Batman feel to it, and that's no surprise considering the films creator
is a huge Batman fan and makes custom Superhero costumes in His spare time. Check out His site HERE to see some of Mr. Hill's impressive work.
|Click For NIGHTCAST !
NIGHTCAST- Coming soon from Director Marco Von Moos, NoControl Cinema, and Vanquish Alliance is the film
NIGHTCAST. Nightcast was designed by the Military to be the ultimate living weapon, but something goes horribly wrong. The
remains of a deceased Detective are re-animated, erasing The memories of who He once was. Problem is, not all of the memories
are gone and now the thing that once was a man searches for clues to His past and those responsible for His current condition.
The former Detective now possesses the strength of ten men and cat-like reflexes making Him a true force to be reckoned with.
The release date is for sometime in 2006. For more on this film please visit the website where You can view behind the scenes
commentary and trailers for the film.
|Click For COMIC BOOK MAN!
THE COMIC BOOK MAN!-Written And Directed by Guy McConnell
this film is about a Josh, Man obsessed with Comic Books (I think I can relate),So much so that His Girlfriend gets jealous
because He is spending more time reading His beloved periodicals then He does with Her. The Girlfriend has had it and decides
to place a curse on Her Boyfriend. The curse enables Josh from speaking out loud, He can only talk with the aid of Comic Book
balloons. Trying to find a cure for His horrible new affliction Josh seeks help from a strange Doctor named Victor Von Bon
Bon. This is one refreshingly original idea for a film. I'm really looking forward to this one. Click on the poster for the
|Click For THE AWAKENING!
THE AWAKENING- On the way from Steele Productions and
Midnight Sun Entertainment comes an all original Superhero film THE AWAKENING. Directed by Mike Conway, the film tells the
tale of a Doctor desperate to save the life of His Wife who is dying of cancer. Using an experimental treatment The Doctor
subjects His wife to a series of genetic experiments. It seems that the experiments are a success..or are they? It seems that
the exeperiments have given the Doctor's Wife some unique side effects giving Her super powers. Eventually, the power begins
to take it's tole on the woman, warping Her mind and turning Her against the people who created Her new found abilities. This
one looks mighty cool, We'll keep You all posted. Until then click the image for the films official website.
|Click For THE HOT ROD GIRLS!
HOT ROD GIRLS SAVE THE WORLD-I know this one strays
a little from the whole spandex wearin' Hero thing but how can You lose when Youv'e got Babes, Zombies, Cool Cars, Aliens
and a healthy dose of Rockabilly? This one is sure to be a cult classic. Here's a brief synopsis.. When a small town suddenly
has a murder rate on the rise with many of the victims found mutilated, a mysterious light in the sky may be the cause of
all the trouble. Three girls (Betty Petty, Vanessa Trojan, and Joleene Dodge) find themselves caught up in the town's chaos
and fight to stay alive. No set release date is set but the film is expected to be released sometime in November.This film
will be brought to You by Director D.A. Sebasstian and Go-Kustom Films. swing by their site for the trailer. Also be sure
to check out their music label and galleries of Pin-Up Girls (Yowza!). Very Cool..
|Click For ARC ANGELS!
ARC ANGELS:FAITH & FURY-This link is for a series
of trailers for a proposed feature length film by Director Ron Santiano and Red Cape Cinema Inc. The story focuses on
three women who all become Police Officers to carry on the tradition of their dying Father. One secretly becomes a vigilante
named Arc Angel and quickly makes a name for Herself by taking out local Crime Lords and their Gangs. When the other girls
learn their sisters secret a new team is formed and the Arc Angels are born! Click the poster for all three trailers.
JADE:BLADE OF JUSTICE-Also in the works over at Redcape
Cinema Inc. comes JADE:BLADE OF JUSTICE. JADE is the story of one womans mission to avenge Her murdered parents. Using an
arsenal of weapons, including a razor sharp Samurai sword JADE is truly a force to be reckoned with. This is another
proposed featured film project by Director Ron Santiano and Red Cape Cinema Inc. Click the poster for both trailers.
|Click For STRENGTH!
STRENGTH-This short film by Matthew White and Vijay Francis
is the story of young man disgusted by the escalating violence and hatred in today's post 911 world. The only difference between
the young man and most of Us is that this particular young man decides to make a stand and take on crime and injustice as
a vigilante crimefighter. No capes and cowls or flights and tights, just and everyday Joe trying to make a difference. This
character may be confident at His ability to make a change, but at the same time He seems almost hollow, His identity consumed
by His overwhelming desire to help others rather than Himself. I liked this film because it had a Superhero/Comic Book feel
to it without the use of any superpower gimmicks or Supervillains. Although it would have been interesting to show a person
on the opposite end of things, a person bitter and selfish driven by evil rather than the desire to do good. The only real
complaint I have with this one is the poor lighting in an important action sequence in the film. This is the first time we
see Our Hero in action so being able to get a better look at Him kicking a little thug ass would have made the film that much
better. Besides the lighting issue this was a smart and enjoyable little film you all should check out for yourselves. STENGTH
is currently available as a streaming download at Fanflicks.com. Please click on the movie poster for the link.
|Click For CAPE CHASER !
CAPE CHASER-So, You'd think that trying to maintain
a realationship in these days and times would be hard enough right? Well, Try being two superheroes trying to make things
work. One is a literal Goddess named Serena and the other is a super powered crime fighter named Ultimus. After a night of
doing the superheroic humpty dance Serena gets up to leave. Ultimus tries to stop Her. Serena tells Ultimus She wants to keep
things casual. Just then the tension is cut by a video message from Knighthawk, a fellow crime fighter. Knighthawk tells Ultimus
that He needs to talk to Him immediately. Ultimus swallows His pride, leaves Serena and shoots across the sky to meet Him.
The rest is for you guys to check out. This film was very enjoyable because it focused on something that is rarely touched
upon in comic book type films. These people try to function as normal people in society while trying to maintain their secret
identities. What goes on behind closed doors when the mask and cape come off? Chances are you'd probably find most superheroes
are just as human as the rest of us. This film also had some witty humor and the actors did a nice job all arround. I would
love to see some more shorts with these characters. I think that you guys have built yourself a strong enough foundation over
there to give us some more films starring Ultimus and crew. Great job! This film is by Director Drew Lindo and Quelindo Films.
You can see a streaming version of the film on the official website, or you can mosey on over to Fanflicks.com to check it out in their Virtual Theater
|Click For DYNAMO !
DYNAMO-This one is a cool little silent short with a
new superhero named Dynamo. Now, I say that this film is silent because there is no dialogue..BUT There is a soundtrack by
Ozzy and some sound effects here and there. This movie opens with a woman taking a walk through a park when she is spotted
by Vagrant who was sleeping on a park bench. The Vagrant approaches the woman and tries hitting on her. Let's just say that
the Woman is far from interested and tries to ignore Him. The Vagarant becomes enraged by the Woman's rejection and starts
to chase Her. That is until a certain yellow and black superhero named Dynamo is on the scene. Using some nifty (nifty!?!)
powers Dynamo tries to teach the thug some manners superhero style. This is a classic scenario..Woman in trouble is saved
by Her Knight in shining armor, in this instance Knight in shining spandex. This reminded me of those old black and white
silent films or movie serials where the villain is dressed head to toe in black with a crazy moustace and Has a beautiful
woman tied up. This is a good thing to me because I can't get enough of that old stuff. This film is a cool little short using
an old formula, yet adding a touch of CGI special effects here and there. I like Dynamo's costume, It reminds me of the old
Spidey costume from the 70's TV show. (Anybody remember that one?)I liked this one and I would love to see a full length Dynamo
one day (hint hint). Visit Tang Lung for the Dynamo short as well as a Spider-Man Fan Film that I will be reviewing here shortly.
|Click For Hero-Man !
THE DEATH OF HERO-MAN -This film by Director Matthew
Alson Thornburry, Manta Ray Productions, and CTPR 385 Productions is the story of Hero-Man, a very busy Superhero who also
happens to have a day job as news reporter named Dean Dalton. The story begins with some rare Jems being displayed to the
press. Covering the story is Dean Dalton's friend and fellow reporter Jaimie Jane and a young photographer. While taking some
pictures of the Jems a portal opens and through it emerges Hero-Man's arch enemy Dr. Nerfarious. Nefarious attempts to snatch
the jems away but the cartetaker manages to escape with them and His life. Instead, Nefarious snatches Jaimie and takes Her
back through the portal and direct to His hideout where she is tied up. Because Jaimie mamaged to set off Her special Hero-Man
signal watch the Hero is surely on His way to free Her. Nefarious awaits His inevitable showdown with Hero-Man and Jaimie
wonders if She'll ever live to see Her next birthday. Since I am a big Spoiler Hater the ending of this film will be left
for YOU to enjoy. I enjoyed this short because it truly payed Homage to the traditional Superheroes of old, especially Spider-Man
and Superman (Examples being the double names Jaimie Jane & Dean Dalton, The mild mannered reporter alter ego, the signal
watch,the quick clothing changes, and the very Luthor like Dr. Nefarious) Some cool special effects are also used in the film
like Hero-Man's heat vision and the scenes where He takes flight.And I forgot to mention the very spiffy (Yes,I said spiffy)
Superhero theme music used in the film. If You are a fan of Spidey and Supes You will either think this is a complete rip-off
or You might enjoy it for what it appears to be, A fun little film saluting the Superhero. Nice job here Ladies and Gentlemen!
Please visit the website by clicking the pic of Hero-Man for the film and a special surprise, A funny music video featuring
the cast of the film.
|Click For BLUEWING !
THE SAGA OF BLUEWING:COLLECTOR'S BUST- This funny short
film features Joel Danford's original Superhero BLUEWING. The film opens with Bluewing at His local Toy Shop (In His secret
identity of course) shopping for the latest Collector's Bust of Jango Fett. He can't seem to find it and realizes that the
store hasn't had any new figures in months. Bluewing wanders to the back of the store where He stumbles upon a shady deal
in progress. It appears that one of the stores Employees has been providing a maniacal Toy Collector with all of the latest
rare figures. The collector's evil plan is to sell the toys on His own forcing Collectors to pay high prices for the rare
toys. Bluewing changes into His costume and confronts the Collector. It seems that this Toy Geek isn't going to give up without
a fight. To see the exciting conclusion to this film check out the official website. I found this film so funny because I
too am a huge Toy Geek and I can sympathize with fellow Collector's who are forced to pay higher prices for the rarest figures
at Toy stores and especiallly at Comic Shops. I'm glad to see that We now have a Superhero in Our corner, Thanks Bluewing!
Most people should get a kick out of this one but the people who will appreciate most are probably Toy Collector's and Comic
Book Fan's. This film was produced by Blackhole Productions and was written and Directed by Joel Danford. Visit the official
site of BLUEWING for lots of cool goodies like Flash cartoons, online comics, and of course the film itself. Nice Job!
|Click For THE BLACK COUGAR !
THE BLACK COUGAR - Brought to You by
Writer/Director/Producer Silvio Disalvatore comes the story of a different kind of Superhero. This crimefighter is the gaurdian
of children everywhere called The Black Cougar. The film is an almost Pinnochio meets Batman tale about a mysterious Boy named
Silvio who's past seeems to be shrouded in secrecy. Silvio feels a natural instinct to watch over the children of His neighborhood
as they play, keeping them out of harms way. Silvio decides that He wants some answers from His Father James Desal (a brilliant
Toymaker) and the old man feels that the time Has come to reveal the Boys true origin. It seems that the Boy was
artificially created by The Toymaker to help Him get over the loss of His Wife and child years earlier in a car crash. Desal
made the Boy with a pure heart and a body possessing incredible strength and speed. After hearing news of a rash of child
abductions in His own neighborhood Silvio and His father decide to use Silvio's abilities to help track down and bust the
ring of kidnappers. After conducting a few experiments on the Boy the results are successful and a new Superhero is
born! Possessing some nifty gadgets, weapons, and a souped up Black Cougar Mobile the crimefighter heads out to track down
the criminals and bust up their operations for good. Who is this evil Mastermind kidnapping children? Will the Black Cougar
be able to rescue the children in time? Will The Black Cougar return? The answers to these and other questions will be revealed
once You check this one out for Yourself. This film is a breath of fresh air here at Fanboy Theatre because it is without
a doubt the only Superhero film We cover that would be appropriate for younger viewers to enjoy. There is some violence as
Black Cougar takes out the Baddies, But the action is watered down in a Power Rangers sort of way. This is not the film to
see if Your'e into blood, guts, and cussin'. In light of the recent tragedies involving child abductions Black Cougar is a
great learning tool for Youngsters. The film carries many messages to keep children safe. I enjoyed this film because I looked
at it through the eyes of the core audience which would be younger kids. I love My knock down, punch out Superbrawl as much
as the next Fanboy but the innocence of this film was heartfelt and sincere. You can tell that the creator ( Sivio Disalvatore) really
stands behind His beliefs to keep kids safe everywhere. This was a fun little film to check out and I reccomend it (especially
for younger children) for it's positive messages and wholesome entertainment. Good stuff ! The film is currently unavailable
for download but You can order a copy on DVD directly form the website. Also available on the site are some cool goodies
like Black Cougar action figures, T-Shirts, Hats, and Bags. To view the website please click on the poster.
ESTRANGER-From Director Kyle Gallagher and Kyeju Productions
comes this short film with a Noir/Pulp type feel. The film opens with a Mysterious Man dressed in a Fedora and trenchcoat
holding a briefcase and standing in a darkened city alleyway. Suddenly The Man notices a young boy running away from some
masked Thugs on His tail. The Mysterious Man steps in and takes out the thugs in a good old fashioned brawl. Some nice fight
choreography and use of shadows to create a mood for the film make this a cool little project to check out. I recommend this
short for those who are fans of Pulp Novels, Film Serials, and Comic Heroes like The Question, The Spirit, and The Shadow.
Since I am a big fan of that genre Myself I know what they were trying to accomplish with this short and I think they did
good job. Short but sweet. You can view the film at FXHome.com by clicking HERE
|Click For ULTRACHRIST !
when You thought Youv'e seen it all done before in the world of Superhero Cinema a gem like this baby smacks You upside the
head with a Hotel Bible! Director Kerry Douglas Dye, Jordan Hoffman, and the good folks over at LeisureSuit Media Productions
bring You this tale of the ultimate Spandex wearin' Do-Gooder. No, I'm not talking about the Guy from another planet with
a big "S" on His chest I'm talking about the big JC! Jesus has returned to Earth to fulfill the Holy prophecies and reestablish
His Ministry. Of all places to begin His Holy Mission The Big Man upstairs drops Him smack dab in the middle of Manhattan
NYC! Jonathan C. Green is brilliant as a wide eyed,innocent Jesus who is forced to adapt to the harsh ways of Your average
New Yorker. Jesus slowly begins to make friends and ends up crashing at their houses for a place to stay. Christ still feels
lost in these modern days and times and looks for some inspiration while walking around the streets of NYC. Jesus visits a
Comic Book shop and decides to make Himself into a Superhero. Jesus will use His powers for the good of all mankind and to
punish Sinners as ULTRACHRIST! It seems that God has found out about Jesus donning a Superhero costume and He is far from
thrilled. God calls on one of His Archangels named Ira to find Jesus and destroy the costume. God isn't the only one who wants
a piece of JC, The Parks Commisioner of NYC Mr. Meany (Who is really the Devil) Has found out about Jesus returning to Earth
and puts out a hit on Him. After failing at His first attempt to knock off Ultrachrist Mr. Meany decides to assemble His own
version of The Legion Of Doom. Meany gathers up some of Histories worst sinners (Vlad The Impaler, Hitler, Richard Nixon,
and yes..Jim Morrison) to find Ultrachrist and destroy Him. I can't give away the ending of this film but I can tell You some
of the other things You'll see like Hitler ordering an Egg McMuffin, Jesus and Ira in drag, Jesus kickin' some Ebonics to
a shoplifter, and many more priceless moments. While I enjoyed pretty much every aspect of this film the strength definitely
lies in the casting. Jonathan C. Green is perfect as a clueless Jesus trying to find His way in a City full of sin, Jordan
Hoffman (Who is also the Producer and Co-Writer of the film) is dead-on as Ira the Archangel with the magic fingers (You'll
see what I mean). Also look for noteable performances from Don Creech as a God, Celia A. Montgomerey as Ultrachrist's number
one Gal Pal Molly, and Samuel Bruce Campbell as the ever grouchy Mr.Meany. The acting was only one of the factors that made
this film as good as it is. The script is also top notch, providing more laughs than SNL about stuff You find guilty for laughing
at in the first place. Yes, If You are a deeply religious person You'll probably find a majority of the films humor offensive
so don't say I didn't warn you. Jesus on a subway train, drinking Johnny Walker, playing Basketball! it doesn't get any better
than this! Please visit the official site for the film by clicking the poster.
|Click For ELECTROBABE & DYNACHICK !
ELECTROBABE & DYNACHICK 5 - This (obviously) is the
fifth film in a series by Director DC Conery and DynaHunk Productions. The films are toungue in cheek parodies of the Batman
TV show of the 1960's and the short lived Sid And Marty Krofft series ELCTRAWOMAN & DYNAGIRL. This episode of EB &
DC Has Our Heroes squaring off against SweetPuss (a second rate villainess) and Waxoff (a warped villain with a face made
of wax). SweetPuss ends up getting kidnapped by Waxoff to lure EB & DC to His hideout. The Heroes jump in their flying
car and head out to try and save SweetPuss and free Her from the clutches of the vile villain. I enjoyed this film because
I'm a big Fan of both the 60's Batman series and ElectraWoman & DynaGirl. Watching EB & DC You can definitley see
where DC Conery got His inspiration from. From the easily escapeable traps to the bad special effects and cheesy villains
this is truly an Homage to Superhero Cult TV at it's best. While these films are fun for Us Adults there are some sexual undertones
and light Bondage featured so no Kiddies please. The DVD of the film features Behind the Scenes footage, Outtakes, Commentaries
by the cast and the Director,and other cool stuff so swing by DynaHunk's website and get one today.
|Click For ACTIONMAN !
ACTIONMAN-I am proud to announce Chris R.
Notarile's first Superhero parody film ACTIONMAN! It may not be a "serious" Superhero film but it's still very worthy of a
place in our World Famous OUR Heroes section here at The Theatre. Actionman is the story of a Superhero having the worst day
of His life. Actionman, secretly mild mannered reporter Emmanuel Brown is in Times Square where He stumbles upon a purse snatching
in progress. Brown knows it's time to change into His superpowered identity to save the day but can't seem to find a decent
place to do it in privacy. Things just keep going downhill from there for Our Hero as He discovers the hard way that NYC is
definitely no Metropolis. This film is clearly a Superman parody but definitely has a charm all it's own. There are Many funny
moments in this short but I don't want to spoil them for You by giving anymore away. So sit down and watch Actionman, It's
five minutes and forty five seconds of your life You won't want back. Nice job! Click the pic to view the movie. Oh, one final
note..Don't EVER try to steal Niki Notarile's purse *yikes*
|Click For THUNDER & HURRICANE!
THUNDER AND HURRICANE-Director
Steven R. Hoover and Square Round Tables Productions brings You this funny and thoroughly entertaining film about two down
and out, and generally dimwitted Cousins who believe they have super powers after buying bogus Power Rings from a local store.
Since the cousins (Silas & Rufus Blackwell) are such failures in life they decide to use their supposed new powers to
make a name for themselves and fight crime as the superhero duo THUNDER & HURRICANE. After commiting a few acts of Superheroism
in their town the duo catch the attention of a local reporter who has just moved to town. The reporter (Daisy) makes T &
H front page news. At that same time a crime wave has the city in fear after several recent armed robberies. A strange Man
named Joe approaches Silas and Rufus offering them Superhero training to sharpen their skills, but this mystery man secretly
has other plans for Our Heroes. See this great film for Yourself to see the exciting conclusion. Everything in this film worked
for Me. The actors playing the starring roles (Danny Tanner as Rufus & Steven R. Hoover as Silas) were born to play them.
The Duo compliment each other perfectly with all of the right timing and plenty of goofy expressions. There are many funny
scenes in this film but one of My faves has got to be Rufus and Silas trying to get drunk off a six pack of quarter water
fruit drinks after a particularly rough day. The supporting cast also does a great job in this film.Daisy (played by Molly
Bailey Royer) is a perfert fit as real life Lois Lane type eager to get the big story. She also happens to have a crush on
a certain bumbeling Superhero (I won't tell who). This film is not available for viewing online but the DVD of the film is
available on Square Round Tables official website. The DVD is definitely worth buying since it's jam packed with cool stuff
o'plenty like gag reels and deleted scenes. If You are a Superhero or Comic Book fan watch this film and take a minute or
two to laugh at Yourself. Two Superheroic thumbs up!
|Click For DYNAMO:INFERNA!
DYNAMO:INFERNA-Creator Daniel Liacos brings Dynamo back
for His second film. This time around Dynamo tangles with a female Superhero, or could She be a villain? Inferna Uses Her
Powers to battle Dynamo and even manages to unmask Him. Will Our Hero be seduced by the fiery Inferna? This one is to be continued
so We'll all have to wait. Like the first Dynamo film this one Has practically zero dialogue but We are treated to Madonna's
"Burning Up" for all You 80's pop freaks. Like the first Dynamo film this is short but the addition of Inferna spices things
up a bit and it's cool to see Dynamo go up against someone with Super Powers rather than some common street thug. This film
shows us a different side of Dynamo, a human side. I would like to explore this more and find out more about Dynamo's
origin (hint hint) Let's hope that the next chapter tells us a little more about the mysterious Man in the yellow and black
PJ's. To check out the film for Yourself please click on the pic.
|Click Here For L & P!
LOVE & PLUTONIUM - Mix One Mad Scientist, His
Lackey, Two Superheroes, and one overprotective Mother and You'll find out why sometimes Love goes Boom! This film brought
to You by Director Jeff Priskorn and Loose Change Entertainment is the story of Doctor Milo Medlo (played by Nate Topie),
a power mad Super Villain determined to take over the world. Oh, I forgot to mention that He still lives in His Mothers basement.
Despite His current living situation Medlo hatches a plan to steal some plutonium with the help of His faithful Henchman
Hank (played by Jeff Priskorn) and actually pulls it off.But this plan did not go entirely without error, It turns
out that during the plutonium heist Dr. Medlo accidentally dropped His wallet at the scene of the crime. A Shy secretary named
Holly (played by Meghan Vigeant) recovers the wallet and without telling the Police She returns it to Medlo personally.
With this action Fate steps into the picture and Doctor Medlo and Holly fall deeply in love. Suburbiaville's number
one Mad Doctor may be currently distracted from His life of Crime, but His Henchman Hank has not forgottten. Hank actually
seeks the aid of two local Superheroes named Justice Kitten (played by Maggie Patton) and Little Liberty (played by Jacquie
Floyd) to return Medlo to His life of villainy. Since Doctor Medlo is one of Justice Kitten and Little Liberty's
biggest arch-enemy's they realize that with no crime they will be out of a job and agree to help Hank return Medlo to His
wicked ways. This unlikely alliance wiill start a chain reaction of plot twists and turns in this film making it a sort of
Superhero Soap Opera complete with unfaithful lovers, friendships betrayed, and secret loves. Still not sold? Okay..Check
out News Anchors that are more like Sports Commentators, A Bar for Super Villains, numerous Chick Flick references, An Evil
DMV (Actually, all DMV's are pretty evil), A grown Man dressing like Your Mother and much more sure to make You laugh.
I had a good time reviewing this film and I definitely reccomend picking up the film on DVD since it's got lots of cool
extras like unseen footage, outtakes, artwork, and original trailers. Nice job Guys, I'd love to see a sequel! Stop by
Loose Change Entertainment's website by clicking HERE. For the films
official website please click on the pic.
NINJA JUSTICE- This three minute short film
by Directors Sean Rourke ,Tim Cunningham, and 3rd Floor Productions is basically like taking Your favorite old Ninja Flick
from the 80's and rolling up all the best action sequences into a three minute chunk of film. The film begins with an infamous
Black Market Weapons Dealer named Mr. Caine and His associate Mr. Troy evacuating the spot of their latest big weapons deal
after a lone intruder breaks into the building and starts rubbing out security one by one. This particular intruder happens
to be a highly skilled Ninja Warrior. This film ends with a couple of surprises so I have to stop the description here.
This film may have been short but man..It rocked! The action was intense , featuring amazing fight choreography and stunt
work just as good as anything Hollywood dishes out. Seeing this film brought me back to the good old days when films like
REVENGE OF THE NINJA and AMERICAN NINJA were on heavy rotation on HBO. This film was actually made for a contest entry into
Activisions Ninja Film Contest. Invest three minutes of Your life into seeing this film, You won't regret it. Click The Pic
for 3rd Floor Productions official webpage for the film.
|Click For RETROGIRL !
RETROGIRL Episode 1-3 DVD-New Phoenix Filmworks and Director
Andy Rodriguez present this live action Superheroine film (told in three parts) introducing Us all to His butt-kicking, time
traveling crime fighter, RetroGirl! College student Jessica De La Fuente is walking the grounds of Phoenix State University
when She is approached by a mysterious, costumed lady calling Herself RetroWoman. RetroWoman tells Jessica that She will become
a superheroine known as RetroGirl. Just as the words leave Her lips RetroWoman is killed by a masked man who appears out of
nowhere using some sort of disintegration ray. When the killer vanishes just as mysteriously as He appeared Jessica knows
what She has to do. Wearing a special costume and armed with a Retro-Band (A device which allows Her to travel both forwards
and backwards in time) Jessica becomes RetroGirl and a new Hero is born! Part two of the story, "Captive", Has RetroGirl trying
to free Her pals Matt and Chrissy who have been kidnapped by Chrissy's so called friend Rob, Rob with the help of His band
of Goons, plans to hold them both for ransom, demanding that Chrissy's wealthy Father pay up. With the help of Her Retro-Band
will RetroGirl be able to save Her friends and prevent a great tradgedy from taking place? Part three of RetroGirl, "Don't
Take Of My Mask", marks the return of both RetroWoman and the very same mysterious killer who took Her life. Things are not
as they appear in this final chapter of the DVD which threatens to expose RetroGirls's secret identity to the world. RetroGirl
brings to mind the Cliffhanger movie serials of the 30's and 40's, the campy fun of the 60's Batman TV series, and just a
dash of Barbarella for good measure. The DVD reads almost like an actual Comic Book since the story is told in three chapters,
each outdoing the other in action and dramatic content. Since the series does involve a time travelling Hero special effects
are used and I found them to be rather impressive for a low budget feature. Viewers will note that RetroGirl Herself is actually
played by three different Actresses, Melissa Brady Black in Part One, Tawnya Gentlemen in Part Two, and Katina Baloun in the
final short. Now to the costume work.. Being a big Comic Book Geek I am usually hard to please when it comes to the costume
design in Superhero related films, but the use of butt-tight spandex instead of the usual rubber armor that Hollywood seems
to be so nutty about these days suits the character perfectly, especially since RetroGirl is portrayed by three very attractive
Speaking of which, RetroGirl is not an "Adult Video" and does not contain any vulgarity, but it
does feature some mild sexuality so Parents take note. Fans of extra features will be happy to know that RetroGirl also contains
some behind the scenes footage and Bloopers. All in all I had a lot of fun watching RetroGirl and I would definitely reccommend
it to fellow fans of Campy and B-Film type Cinema. To get Your own copy of this DVD and other titles by New Phoenix Filmworks
please click on the pic. My review of RETROGIRL 4 is coming soon...
DARKFURY (2004 Director's Cut) DVD - This early film from Director Andy Rodriguez and
New Phoenix Filmworks is about a young woman named Alexis Tyler, a woman with a troubled past. When She was just a
girl Her older sister Candice (a skilled Gymnast) took Her little brother and Herself and left home. Candice decided to pack
up and go because She had had enough of their Father who was mentally and physically abusive towards them. The group
decided to camp out in a wooded area for a while when they were surprised by an unexpected visitor. It was one of Candice's
Coach's from the Gym who had previously made advances towards Her and was now stalking Her. The man went to grab Candice and
a struggle ensued, a struggle which would end in utter tragedy. while wrestling with Candice, Her Brother, and sister,
the man pulled out a gun and shot Candice, killing Her instantly, Her little brother was also shot but survived, tragically
He was later left without the use of His legs. Alexis was the only one left unharmed and She watched the assailant flee frozen
in fear from the horror She had just witnessed. Many years later We meet a now, adult Candice. The years of depression
and blaiming Herself for the awful events that occured years ago have taken their toll on Candice, She is finding it hard
to hold down a job and relate to others, especially Men. Since Her assailant was a Man, a Coach who She once trusted, Sexual
harassment at work, and memories of Her Father repeatedly molesting Her as a child Alexis finally snaps. She decides
to roam the city streets looking for trouble, any excuse to use Her Gymnastic and Kickboxing skills to vent Her frustration,
especially on criminals. After taking out a couple small time hoods here and there Alexis begins to get a taste for Vigilante
justice. Despite the advice of those close to Her Alexis turns crimefighting into a full time gig, She even fashions Her own
mask and costume using the materials from Her sisters old gymnast uniforms. Watching the nightly news Alexis hears the story
of a 13 year old boy who has been kidnapped and held for ransom. Alexis decides that this is where it will begin, this is
where Darkfury will make Her mark. Alexis makes Her way to the kidnappers hideout, little does She know that the young boy
is being held for ransom by a vicious Peruvian Gangster and His crew of thugs. Will Darkfury bite off more than She can chew?
Will She rescue the boy from His captors? You can find the answers to these and any other questions by checking out the DVD
for Yourself. First let's start with the technicals...This DVD is a special Directors cut so it's pretty much unedited. There
is plenty of cussin', violence, and some sexual content so definitely keep the kiddies away from this one. Unless I stand
corrected I believe that this is one of New Phoenix Filmworks first films considering it dates back to 2004. If that's
the case than this film is far from a shabby first attempt. This film has the feel of a Comic Book with it's tortured Hero
origin and over the top action. At certain points in the film the top corner of the screen even flaps over like a comic
page (pretty cool) Sure the acting isn't Hollywood caliber, and the fight choreography isn't always perect, but we're talking
about an Independent film company here so no harsh comments from the Peanut Gallery please. Lisa More plays the lead role
of both Alexis Tyler and Darkfury and does a darn good job. The character is supposed to be mentally unstable (for obvious
reasons) and Lisa is quite believeable in Her performance as the troubled Vigilante. So if You like Comic Book action, plenty
o' violence, and a hot chick wearing spandex and kickin' ass, Darkfury is definitely the film for You! Not bad at all
Guys :-) to order Your very own copy of Darkfury please visit New Phoenix Filmworks official website by clicking HERE.
SUPERMODELS II:DVD-Andy Rodriguez and New Phoenix
Filmworks sexy Superheroine RetroGirl is back in RETROGIRL-Episode 5.1-UNINVITED This time around RetroGirl (played
by Theresa Baldwin) finds Herself stuck in an old Arizona mining town in the year 1887 after being abducted by two time
travelling Sentinels. The old ghost town seems to be the hub of some strange supernartural Phenomena that the locals
believe to be the work of creatures they call Black Witches. After finding Herself alone and free of the Sentinels RetroGirl
wanders the ancient town looking for any signs of life. RertoGirl encounters a timid husband and wife who take one look at
Her and believe Her to be their gaurdian angel, sent to protect them from the dreaded Black Witches. Soon RetroGirl will
learn why She was brought back to the year 1887 after finding out the true indentities of The Black Witches. I like Mr. Rodriguez's
idea for this film in the RetroGirl series by placing Her in a new setting and exploring Her time travelling abilities even
more. The Old mining town looked quite authentic and I could easily picture the film taking place in the 1800's. I liked this
installment in the RG series and I look forward to checking out even more of Her adventures. Like previous films I've
reviewed from Mr. Rodriguez and New Phoenix Filmworks this one is a little too Adult for the kiddies so keep this one
for late night viewing. This DVD also includes some super sexy photo shoots featuring some of New Phoenix Filmworks other
actresses dressed up in their various superhero costumes. Some of the Ladies featured include:Megan Redstone, Jamie Thornton,
Amber Collins, and more! Also be sure to check out some funny outtakes featured at the end of the film. You can find out more
about this film and others by New Phoenix Filmworks by vising their official website HERE. All films are available for purchase Gang, so get Your pennies saved!
MOOSEMAN-Comin' atcha from Filmmakers Carl-Fredrik
Martensson & Konrad Rosen comes the adventures of The Undynamic Duo, Mooseman and His fearless sidekick Forrest!
In this first installment of the Mooseman saga titled "The Cock Is Loose", the Criminal Mastermind known as The Cock has just
escaped Krook Island with the help of an explosive egg. knowing the city is in imminent peril the Moose Signal summons Mooseman
and Forrest to the office of The Police Commisioner where they learn The Cock Has broken into an old Battery Factory. The
Undynamic Duo race to the scene where they find their fiendish foe. What exactly is The Cock up to? and will Mooseman and
Forrest be able to escape one of His deadly trap's? Tune in same Moose Time, same Moose Channel to find out! or.. You can
just click HERE. This short film is an obvious parody of the 60's Batman TV Series starring Adam West, and a good
one at that. With it's silly costumes, cheezy Green Screen bacground sequences, cheap puns, and overdone Superhero dialect
it's almost like a Monty Python take on Superheroes. Being the big ol' Fanboy I am it's sometimes hard to laugh at the World
Of Superheroes I hold so near and dear, but funny is funny Superhero or not. This one definitely made Me laugh so mission
accomplsihed fellas! This film is brought to You by Callkon Produktions. To visit their official website click HERE.
POWERCAT:FULLY CHARGED:DVD-Director Anthony Rodriguez
and New Phoenix Filmworks make their triumphant return with their latest effort POWERCAT:FULLY CHARGED. This DVD is the continuing adventure
of their newest superheroine, Powercat! Powercat is the story of Linda Perez, a brilliant research scientist who stumbles
upon a method to contain and emit waves of electro magnetic pulses, or EMP's. Perez invents a special suit to harness and
release the EMP's energy. Jane Coleman, crooked Director Of Research & Development at Fung Weidlen, seeks to cash
in on Perez's discoverey by stealing the research, taking all the credit for the project, and selling it on the black
market to the highest bidders. When Perez's knowledge of Coleman's plans is brought to Coleman's attention Perez is imprisoned
by Coleman, with the help of Her security gaurds, in an electro magnetic forcefield where She is bombarded with potentailly
lethal levels of the very same EMP rays Perez managed to capture and control. Instead of killing Her the EMP rays instead
endow Perez with the ability to emit the EMP energy from Her body, making Her a living weapon. Believed dead Perez escapes,
dons Her special EMP containment suit along with a mask to conceal Her identity from Coleman, and Powercat is born! In the
process of tracking down Coleman Powercat is ambushed once again and thrown back in the very same cell that gave her her extraordinary
abilities, But this time the machine is used to drain Powercat of Her powers. Will Powercat escape to see another day? Sorry
Charlie..You must Buy this DVD to find the answer. The only hint i will give you guys is that the ending is definitely
a shocker. I enjoyed this film by Mr.Rodriguez and crew, and i congratulate them for doing quite well with their first attempts
at green screen work. The special effects in general are also well executed, definitely the best I've see out of any
of New Phoenix Filmworks previous efforts. This one does still stick to the familiar New Phoenix formula of Superheroine in
bondage, But it does have a little something extra here and there to make it stand out. It was a pleasant surprise to
see The more risque elements of previous films by Mr.Rodriguez toned down and overshadowed by a more straightforward superhero
story. All that aside I would still reccommend this film for a mature audience due to some mild sexuality. The film also bills
itself as "a live action comic book" and lives up to the title by executing scene transitions by way of a turning page effect.
There are also readable story captions featured to add additional comic book feel to the film. This is probably my favorite
New Phoenix Filmworks film I've reviewed to date, simply because Mr.Rodriguez decided to push the envelope and succeeded.
The acting and fight choreography were a tad rusty in spots, but not enough to effect the overall quality of the film
itself. The DVD includes some cool special features, my fave being the split screen cast and crew commentary of the film featuring
Mr.Rodriguez himself, along with the films two main stars Jacque Rivas (Powercat), and Amber Collins (Jane Coleman) watching
the movie together and sharing a laugh or two at occasional mistakes in the film. Keep it up Andy! You are making vast improvements
with each new film, good work! To order your very own copy of this film please visit New Phoenix Filmworks official website
by clicking HERE.
GIRL WITH GUN-Comin' straight at ya from Director
Russ Emanuel and Russem Productions comes this tale of a vigilante/assassin named The Nightingale. Nightingales alter ego,
Gwen Hunter, leads a fairly normal lifestyle complete with a best friend who is oblivious of Her dual persona. Gwen begins
to give Her life as a gun- toting do-gooder second thoughts as she realizes the possible damage it could cause Her personal
life, including those closest to Her. Despite Her efforts It seems that Gwen just can't escape Her dual lifestyle, on the
way to a dinner date Gwen is contacted with information that a Mob Boss She is hired to kill will be at the same exact restaurant
She is meeting Her date. Gwen tries to carry on with Her date, trying Her hardest to play it cool, but she can't
help but watch the Mob Boss's every move. When the Boss leaves to exit through the back Nightingale follows and a furious
fight takes place when one of the Boss's bodygaurds, a female Ninja, ambushes Nightingale. The hand to hand fighting was well
choreographed, and there is even some impressive wire work which gave it a little Shaw Brothers/KILL BILL flavor.
What happened to that poor guy Gwen left all alone at the table? And will Nightingale be able to carry out Her hit without
getting taken out herself by the Boss's highly skilled Ninja bodygaurd? Can't tell ya..but you can visit the official
website to request a copy of the DVD. While there you can also view several trailers and teasers for the film to wet your
appetite. Tracy O'Connor, who stars as The Nightingale & Gwen Hunter in the film, does a good job switching in and out
of personas, but i believe Her performance would have been that much better if She was more cold and calculated as The Nightingale,
sort of like a female Punisher. That would have made for a good balance, since the more pleasant side of the characters seem
to dominate most of the film. In other words..a little too much sugar, needs more spice. I say this not to take away from
O'Connors performance as The Nightingale completely, She looks great in the costume, acts and fights well, but it would have
been a little more interesting to explore the characters darker side a little more indepth, Helping us understand a little
more what it must be like to lead that kind of life. Perhaps Mr.Emanuel wanted to go with a different approach to the
hired gun type, straying away from the stereotypical cold blooded killer in favor of a more human killing machine. A pleasant
surprise came in the form of a few funny moments in the film which You will see when you check out the film. These few funny
moments tell me that Mr.Emanuel didn't want us to take the film too seriously, and that was a breath of fresh air in an action
film. This film was short, but contained all the right elements to make it a solid, and entertaining piece of cinema. All
this in mind it would be great to see what Mr.Emanuel and crew would do with a feature length Nightingale film. I believe
this character has great potential, not just in film, but in the worlds of comic books and animation
as well! Hey, a Fanboy can dream can't He? :) This one is a winner! Visit the official website for the film today by
HERO TOMORROW-Swinging Cane Productions and Ted
Sikora bring you this story of a struggling comic book creator named David. David spends His days working as a landscaper
while His girlfriend Robyn, a struggling artist in Her own right, is working at the local comic book shop with dreams
of becomming a famous fashion designer. David plans on making His comic book character named Apama, an odd, undiscovered creature
inspired by Native American culture,and scourge of evildoers everywhere, a household name, and the next "big thing" in
comics. David is a landscaper for a guy named Greg, a jerk with a short fuse and a big mouth to match. He also has the unique displeasure
or sharing a house with said jerk and His father. With His relationship with Robyn approaching uneasy waters, and
his increased feelings of hostility and disrespect from Greg, David looks to escape the unpleasantries of His real life by
putting on His Apama costume behind closed doors and pretending to become the character. David has finally had enough when
he is jumped by Graig after a Halloweeen party. David packs up His things and moves into an abandoned farmhouse where
he trains His body to physical perfection, in the typical superhero fashion of course. He also attempts to delve even deeper
into the mindstate of Apama, with the assistance of certain mind altering drugs, and goes out on patrols in full costume thwarting
petty crimes here and there. When an old man is accidentally injured during Apama's scuffle with a thug, Apama is wrongfully
accused of the assault and finds himself a wanted man. With nowhere else to turn, a relationship in jeopardy, penniless,
and Graig and the authorities hot on his trail, David truly finds himself between a rock and a hard place. This is one of
those films where you truly root for the down and out hero, much like Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" films, or even "The Karate
Kid". At the center of every great superhero style story, in this Fanboy's humblest of opinions, is a main character
with heart and determination, "Hero Tomorrow" is a perfect example of this type of story and scores a direct hit using the
formula. Not to say that this is your average superhero type film, "Hero Tomorrow" has a unique charm all it's own including
some funny and emotional moments which could almost categorize the film as a Comedy/Drama of sorts. The icing on the cake
is the fantastic performances from the main cast. Perren Hedderson, who stars as David/Apama in the film, is not
your typical leading man, with his long dreadlocks and unique fashion sense Hedderson eliminates the geeky alter ego
stereotype making way for a new breed of men behind the mask. Hedderson is fantastic in this film, and a perfect fit for the
role of a peculiar superhero daydreamer. Jocelyn Wrzosek, who plays David's main squeeze Robyn in the film also shines
as the icy comic shop girl struggling with mental illness, yet strong enough to persue Her own career goals while, at the
same time, pushing David in what she feels is the right direction in life. Other notable performance honors in the film
go to Bryan Jalovec, who plays Greg in the movie, Jalovec is perfect as the "big jerk" personality in the film, you'd think
He was born to play the role. His performance brought the character of Biff from "Back To the Future" to mind. And rounding
out the job well doner's is Ray McNiece as Larry, the stoner comic shop owner. So whether or not your'e in the mood for a
good indie, comic book, romance, or comedy film, Hero Tomorrow has got you covered. One of the best original films I've
had the pleasure to review in quite some time, and a definite must see. Visit the official website for the film by clicking
SIDEKICK-Working at a dead end office job at a
financial company, where he gets little if no respect from co-workers, including the receptionist Andrea, the office's receptionist
who He has a cush on. Norman Neale loses himself in the world of comic books to escape the misery of the mundane. He
stops by his favorite comic book shop regularly (Excalibur comics) to get His funnybook fix and talk Fanboy
with His friend Chuck, owner of Excalibur comics. One fateful day however will change Norman's views of what is
considered "Normal Life" forever. After reviewing a video He shot of a company softball game Norman notices that
one of His managers, a cocky jerk named Victor, Seems to posess a superhuman ability to stop time. When Norman confronts Victor
with his findings Victor tells Norman to disavow everything He saw. When a drunken night on the town with his good friend
Carson turns tragic, Victor is unable to keep his friend from getting hit and killed by a car, even with the
use of his powers. In the wake of His recent loss Victor desperately turns to Norman in the hopes that
He can train Him to master His abilities and owne them to their fullest. But paths cross when Norman suggests that Victor
use His powers strictly for the greater good, not just for cheap thrills, or an outlet for his personal pain. Norman slowly
starts to see Victor for the man he really is, a womanizing, corrupt, and power hungry glutton, not the do-gooder Superhero
that he wants him to become. A final showdown between Norman and Victor will prove who the real superhero of the story
is. I will start the review portion of this write-up by simply stating that this film sets the example for what every
superhero themed film should emulate, while possesing a unique charm all it's own. Stereotypically You have your bad guy vs.
good guy plot, with a love interest and self doubt thrown in to humanize the hero, that way we can relate to his struggle
(think Spider-Man if you want an example). This film does stick to that formula somewhat, but what makes it something special
is it's extra elements added to the mix not too particular in the cape and cowl world of cinema.*SLIGHT SPOILER ALERT* First
off, Your main character is NOT the man possesing unique abilities and fighting the bad guys, in fact He is the farthest
thing from it. This film makes you Think what it would be like to actually have superpowers, that includes the not so super
people as well (again if you likes examples think the TV series HEROES). Being a Fanboy i could only imagine how
i would react if i found out someone i knew could bend steel with his or her bare hands, or leap a tall building, you the
deal...Representing us Fanboy's is actor Perry Mucci who plays Norman in the film. As far as comic geeks go Norman is your
typical example. He works a crappy job, has little or no social life, and in many ways treats his devotion to comics
as an almost religious faith. Mucci is all of these things and more in his portrayl of the mild mannered Norman, easily giving
him the honor of best performance in the film. And metaphorically, what would an all around amazing album be without
it's equally amazing B-Side?? That's where David Ingram steps in. Ingram plays Norman's obnoxious, stuck up, playboy
co-worker Victor in the film. Ingram does equally well in his role as the man in the film you love to hate. It's such a breath
of fresh air to give the bad guy the upper hand right from the start. Yep,this ain't your typical superhero themed
movie, and THAT is what makes this film such a unique and enjoyable piece of work. And of course in closing i must give a
knod to Daniel Baldwin who plays comic shop owner Chuck in the film. He is your run of the mill comic shop owner, a kid trapped
in an adults body who puts up with the typical daily banter that fills the air of comic shops everywhere. Something tells
me the filmmakers did their homework, or just so happen to be Fanboys themselves. What more can i say people?? BUT THIS MOVIE!
The DVD features plenty of cool extras like Deleted scenes, outakes, auditions, production diaries, and of course cast and
crew commentary. This film is not rated, but i would classify it as an adults only film due to some occasional bad language
and sexually suggestive content. This film is brought to you by Director Blake Van Degraff, Maple Pictures, and Victory Man
Productions. To check out the films official website click HERE. Great stuff!
VAMPIRE ASSASSIN- Like blood, babes, and firearms??
You do..COOL! I've got a great little film here by Director Michael Kazlo II and Archangel Productions that should bring a
smile to your blood stained lips. Vampire Assassin is the tale of Veronica, a Vampire Assassin that is a pure blood aire to
the throne of Dracula. Her mission..Hunt down and eliminate all convert vampires by order of The Elders. Convert vampires
are the polar opposite of pure bloods, simply put they are humans who become vampires, they are not born bloodsuckers
like pure bloods. The Elders demand eradication of all converts due to a rash of brazen attacks on humans, bringing
unwanted attention to the activities of all vampires, including pure bloods. Veronica is a vampire living with regret, drowning
her sorrows in Absinthe, and literally sickened by her past attrocities. Veronica moves to New York looking to put Her
past behind her, but it's that same past that keeps her from moving on when she is once again contacted by The Elders.
Veronica will be considered an outcast from the clan unlesss She carries out a final series of hits. Will she once again take
up arms against Her fellow vampires? That's where you come in and buy yourself a copy of this thoroughly entertaining short
film for the answer. I was truly impressed by this film, packed with plenty of gore, gunplay, and T&A, Vampire Assassin
covers all the bases in the Vampre and Grindhouse genres and then some. Stefani Brown stars as Veronica (The Vampire
Assassin) in the film and Her performance is nothing short of noteworthy. Easy on the eyes, and tough as nails, Brown was
the perfect choice for the role. I was equally impressed with the performance of Michael J. Cannon, who stars as one
of the mysterious head Vampre Elders in the film. Think Cigarette Smoking Man meets Tony Soprano, I don't know about
you, but In my eyes that is defintely a winning combo. This film was really fun to watch, featuring sometimes hokey, other
times impressive displays of special effects, a cool & clever comic book like storyline, and an all around solid
performance by the cast, Vampire Assassin is must view material. I especially urge fans of Buffy The Vampre
Slayer, Blade, Underworld, and vampire films in general to pick this one up. FUN FUN FUN!.....that is all. Visit the
films official website HERE as well as it's Myspace page HERE.
THE PROTECTOR-A long retired Golden
Age superhero reflects on his glory days as a crimefighter while watching an old movie serial based on his real life exploits.
That is the clever premise for this surprisingly emotional short film by Director Chris Notarile. We all know Chris as the
guy who makes awesome superhero Fan Films, but this film is much different, this film shows us what Mr. Notarile is capable
of with original material. The DVD The Protector is watching is a brilliant re-creation of a black & white 1940's
movie serial. Chris definitely did his homework since the characters dialogue, along with the films rousing musical score,
are so on the money, I could swear i was watching an old Republic Picture. The Protectors costume is a fabulous piece of work
reminiscent of superhero costumes of the Golden Age, and the actor portraying the younger version of The Protector (Greg Pepetro)
is the mirror image of a young George Reeves. The action in the film is also handled well, including minimal, yet effective
camera tricks (a Blinky trademark) to handle the flying sequences. The film also features flashback sequences of The
Protector's origin, which i thought was a nice touch, and a great transistional point in the film. Tony Dadika stars
as the modern day Protector and delivers a powerful performance sure to tug at your heart strings. When The Protector pulls
his old costume out of storage, the look in Dadika's eyes speaks volumes. Dadika was the perfect choice for this role, nuff
said...In the end, ironically, it seems that old age is an enemy even The mighty Protector cannot defeat. This film is
easily one of Notarile's best, and in this reviewer's opinion, features some of Notarile's best writing. A great script, right
casting, and Notarile's usual ammount of untiring subject homework make this one a hands down winner. Nice job Chris!
To see this film for yourself visit Blinky Productions official website located HERE. Click away!
THE SCARLET AVENGER-Cliffhangers may want to keep
holding on, because The Scarlet Avenger is on the way! In the tradition of Spy Smasher, Captain Midnight, Doc Savage, and
Indiana Jones, Director Scott Clements character The Scarlet Avenger is a square-jawed, dashing, & death-defying scourge
of evil modeled after radio show and movie serial heroes of The Golden Age. In the film The Scarlet Avenger (played by Richard
Hardachre) , with the help of his faithful sidekick Bucky, must rescue a kidnapped French Spy named Julianne
from the clutches of his dreaded arch enemy The Skull (played by Christopher Shyer) and his gang of Nazi henchmen. The Skull
has kidnapped the spy for a certain document she has in her posession. Julianne holds a map revealing the location of
The Scroll Of The Dead, an ancient scroll containing powerful spells when once used, will give it's user abilities to unleash
unspeakable evil. The Skull plans on using The Scroll to summon and build his very own army of the dead, giving him power to
rule the world. Everything you love in a classic cliffhanger is featured in this film. From nail-biting last minute saves,
to over the top bad guys, and breathtaking action, The Scarlet Avenger thrills, excites, and never disappoints. Chalk up some
extra points for fantastic costume work, sets, and a rousing musical score, and you've got yourself a damn near perfect
piece of cinema! Easily one of the best short films I've had the pleasure to review in the last couple of months, this one
is highly recommended. Although this is a short film, a full length Scarlet Avenger feature is currently in the
works, so check back with us for updates. Visit the films official Myspace page HERE for the film itself and other goodies. Also be sure visit the films official blog
HERE for more Scarlet Avenger news. Brilliant stuff!