Today take a look at the trailer for the indie rom com, Fast Romance. From Indie Rights Movies and director Carter Ferguson, Fast Romance follows the stories of seven people in Glasgow who are looking for love through speed dating and they get much more than they all bargained for. The movie stars Jo Freer, William Ruane, Derek Munn, Neo Akram, Dave Anderson, Jennifer Bates, Suzanne Bonnar, and Robert Buchanan, and is available to watch on Amazon Prime for free. If you don’t have Prime, the indie is also available for purchase.



Right in time for Halloween, The Snowman is out and scaring audiences and we’re super excited to present a giveaway for the new horror/crime flick. If you don’t know much about the movie, check out the trailer above! Starring Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson, The Snowman is based on Jo Nesbø’s global bestselling novel of the same name and follows an elite crime squad as they hunt down an elusive serial killer who has been stalking victims for more than a decade.Learn more on the Facebook page for The Snowman. The movie also stars two of my favorites; Val Kilmer and JK  Simmons.

In our giveaway you can take home…

The Snowman Giveaway

How do you win this awesome swag? First check out this app for The Snowman, then find out how to enter the giveaway.



GIVEAWAY

For this MHD giveaway, we have three ways to enter (and each increases your chance at winning!):

  1. Post a comment on this article about about The Snowman. Take the quiz in the app and let us know how you did!
  2. Head over to Facebook and post a comment on our status about this giveaway. Take a screengrab of the quiz results or let us know how excited you are for the movie after checking out the trailer!
  3. Over on Twitter, tweet at @MyHWoodDream &@TheSnowmanMovie and let us knowhow excited you are for the movie (or at least how cute The Snowman plush is).

Thank you for checking out this giveaway and enjoy the movie, which is now in theaters!

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This contest is only open to visitors with a valid address from the US or Canada. Prizes can not be sent to a PO Box. All comments must be made with a (working) email address, so we are able to contact you if you win. Also please follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook, so we can DM you if you are chosen as the winner. Once contacted, you have 24 hours to reply with the requested details. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries. You must be 18 or older to enter. Each household is only eligible to win one The Snowman Prize Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. All assets included within this giveaway were provided to promote Universal Pictures, The Snowman. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Release Date: October 27, 2017
Studio: Lionsgate
Director: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig (Undead, Daybreakers)
Cast: Tobin Bell, Matt Oassmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Laura Vandervoort, Mandela Van Peebles, Clé Bennett, Hannah Emily Anderson
Plot: Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect: John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for ten years. (IMDB)

Thoughts: For the past seven years there has been a void on Halloween without a new Saw release.  Yet at the same time, after seven movies the series needed a break and to come back refreshed and ready to scare audiences. It is great to see Tobin Bell return to anchor the movie and the trailer brings back the same disgusting/gore porn you’d expect from the series. If you are a fan of the Saw movies, go see this, otherwise what is the point?

Catch up on the past Saw movies…



Thanks to the NY Comic-Con, we have a trailer for the next season of The X-Files. Coming in 2018, the trailer brings a lot of classic X-Files into the mix including the Cigarette Smoking Man.

Did you watch the revival season? Excited for season 11?


Posted on October 8th, 2017 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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We had the pleasure of discussing Odd Brodsky, a quirky reflective comedy about Hollywood, with Cindy Baer. Cindy is the actress truned director who brought the comedy feature to life.

Odd Brodsky

Who?
Actress-turned-director Cindy Baer and her husband/cinematographer Matthew Irving co-wrote the screenplay for Odd Brodsky, which is a quirky comedy about a woman who quits her job to break into Hollywood. Audiences may remember Baer from her critically acclaimed debut feature Purgatory House, while Irving’s 30+ feature credits as a cinematographer include the box office “top ten” hits Waitress (which was recently adapted into a Broadway Musical) and Waiting (starring Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris). Baer also produced, edited and acted in Odd Brodsky, appearing in the supporting role of Sammy Bank.

The standout cast features leading lady Tegan Ashton Cohan, who lights up in the screen in her first starring film role as the title character Audrey (“Odd”) Brodsky. Her younger counterpart Ilana Klusky is equally charismatic and engaging. Lovable Matthew Kevin Anderson plays Audrey’s sidekick and biggest champion, while Scotty Dickert’s hipster character Spuds brings adventure and conflict to the screen. Supporting cast members includes Christina Moses (“The Originals” TV show), Elana Krausz (About Cherry) and stand-up comedian Leigh Forrest. John Alton and Cootie Queen actress Jesse Meriwether play Audrey’s parents, while actress/singer Jolie Adamson and Jim Hanks (portraying a parody of his drag queen God role from Purgatory House) round out the main cast. The majority of the 54 speaking roles in the film are performed by women, and many of the crew positions were women and minorities.

Producer Thomai Hatsios and her talented team from Metahara joined Baer’s company Free Dream Pictures to bring this ambitious project to life, which was also made possible by the generous support of executive producers Christo DiMassas, Sharon A. Fox and Tim Smith. Supervising sound editor Victoria Rose Sampson’s extensive sound credits include over 150 features, which go back to Return of the Jedi. Her talent was passed down from her trailblazing mother Kay Rose, who was the first woman ever to win an Academy Award for sound editing. Composer credit goes to David Gonzales, while visual effects were created by Mark Alan Thomas.

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What?
Odd Brodsky is a quirky comedy following the adventures of 30-something Audrey Brodsky, who’ll do just about anything to get her big break in Hollywood. Fueled by a grave-side promise to become an actress, Audrey moves from Hollywood, Iowa to Hollywood, California and finds great success! …working 40 hours a week at a steady desk job. Antics ensue as Audrey finally quits the office to create her new life as an actress. She hires a camera “crew” (just one guy who goes by the name of Camera One), and moves in with a happy-go-lucky roommate called Spuds. Life seems to come easily for Spuds, but not so much for poor Audrey, who tries so hard that she pushes away the very things she wants most. Insider jokes about living in Los Angeles bring forth some amusing social commentary about the importance we place on celebrity… but don’t be fooled: beneath the gags lies a bittersweet story that proves both inspiring and realistic. Although this tale is industry- and female-centric, anyone who’s ever felt stuck, disconnected or invisible will relate. In the end, we are reminded that validation and happiness have little to do with fame. What most people want is to be connected: with ourselves, each other, and the world.

Stylistically inspired by Wes Anderson’s Rushmore, the Coen Brothers Raising Arizona, and Jean-Peirre Jeunet’s Amelie, the world of Odd Brodsky features extremely earnest characters, a heightened sense of reality, a mandolin score, tableau compositions, and even a bit of magical realism. What makes Odd Brodsky different from most features at this micro-budget level is the large scope of the project. It’s a broad comedy (not horror or thriller) that spans multiple time periods, and was filmed at over 30 locations. It features a large cast of 54 actors and more than 80 music cues while incorporating dozens of visual effects that help to fully create the world of the movie. There’s also rain, smoke, kids, animals, and even a musical number during the end credits. And no story about Hollywood would be complete without a glimpse of the Hollywood sign.

Matthew Irving’s cinematography is traditionally-lit and ever-present, although attention is never drawn to it. Precise framing includes carefully-planned compositions and tableaux, as well as many “oners” where you will often find the camera focused on several characters in frame at once, allowing the audience to choose which actor to watch. VFX guru Mark Alan Thomas designed and composited dozens of “real world” effects, which help to fully create the world of the movie, including everything from the billboards and license plates, to the plane-pulling-banner, and even the Musso & Frank inspired sign, which was parodied as “Fred & Ginger’s”. David Gonzalez’s mandolin score incorporates classical pieces by Vivaldi and Bach, as well as providing contemporary new pieces and even a few parodies. Songs include “Precious Little Life” (an unreleased gem by Grammy-nominated Eric Bazilian of The Hooters), as well as Dr. Hook’s nostalgic “Sharing the Night Together”, which hit #6 on the song charts in 1978.

Odd Brodsky

Where?
Odd Brodsky begins in the fictional town of Hollywood, Iowa, and then moves to Hollywood, California. It was shot at 30 locations all around the Los Angeles area, including Burbank, North Hollywood, Silverlake, Hollywood, and also at the Laemmle Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills.

Odd Brodsky

When?
The movie was shot over a period of 20 days in August and September of 2011, and completed just one week before its sold-out World Premiere at the 36th annual Mill Valley Film Festival in the San Francisco, in 2013. There it appeared in a slate of much bigger-budgeted, star-studded movies, seven of which went on to be Academy Award nominees and/or winners. Odd Brodsky then criss-crossed the country, screening at a total of 29 film festivals all over North America and winning 21 festival awards. It premiered on iTunes in November of 2016 and expanded to other platforms like Amazon and Vudu in early 2017 where its currently available for streaming.

Odd Brodsky

Why?
The initial spark for Odd Brodsky came to director Cindy Baer when she was winding down the festival run of her first feature Purgatory House. She’d received numerous personal emails and messages from audiences all over the country who had deeply connected with her debut film. She loved the feeling that movies could affect people is such a strong way, and hoped her next project could provide a similar experience — even if that seemed like a tall order.

Baer and her husband/co-writer Matthew Irving found themselves at a film festival in Massachusetts, and began musing about the idea that a person can be very skilled at one thing, and yet feel compelled to pursue something entirely different as a career. The writing duo quickly realized there was inherent comedy in this common and bittersweet disconnect.

Feeling particularly inspired by the tone of Wes Anderson films, they wanted to make a light-hearted film with hapless characters that audiences would be rooting FOR instead of laughing AT. This new project would also share the same overall theme as Baer’s first feature, which is that people are ultimately responsible for the lives they create for themselves. She and Irving put pen to paper and outlined the first story beats right there, in a little bed and breakfast.

This story seemed like the perfect opportunity to share a message of empowerment, reflecting one of Baer’s own life philosophies: if you follow your gut feelings, life leads you to where you’re supposed to be. And along the way, you’ll meet the right people, create opportunities, and find what you’re meant to be doing. As such, the movie is basically a love letter to anyone who feels stuck. Sometimes you just have to take that first step, do the work, and then trust that the rest will follow.

Odd Brodsky

How?
People can watch Odd Brodsky right now on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, YouTube Movies, etc… Learn more about the movie on its website, Facebook and Twitter.

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Posted on October 7th, 2017 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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We had the pleasure of talking to writer/director/producer David W. Warfield about ROWS for our Indie Film Series The 5Ws and How (the interview will be hitting the site next week). In the meantime, check out the trailer for the fantasy/psychological horror flick that was inspired by Grimm’s tales. You can purchase the movie here.

You can also check out these other films to rent/buy online…


Posted on October 7th, 2017 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Hey everyone! We are back with one of our “biggest” giveaways. Take home your very own Godzilla!

Godzilla Toy
Our friends at COMET TV are giving one of our readers an awesome Godzilla figure (who is donning a COMET tee) and a limited edition Godzilla collector’s card. If you don’t win, you can still watch a ton of Godzilla movies online for free on COMET TV. First lets take a look at the movies they are airing, then learn how to win your own Godzilla figure.

Godzilla: Final Wars
Saturday, September 30 at 5P ET

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Godzilla 2000
Fridayday, September 29 at 5P ET

Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
Saturday, September 30 at 2P ET

GIVEAWAY

If you have ever entered a MHD giveaway, you know that we have multiple ways to enter (and each increases your chance at winning!):

  1. Post a comment on this article about about Godzilla. It can be anything (your favorite movie, who he should fight next, etc).
  2. Head over to Facebook and post a comment on our post about this contest (like above, this comment can be about anything Godzilla related or even just a general hello!).
  3. Tweet at @MyHWoodDream & @WatchComet and let us know how much you love Godzilla!

One of you will take home the Godzilla toy!

Disclaimer: This contest is only open to visitors with a valid address from the US. Prizes can not be sent to a PO Box. The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. All comments must be made with a (working) email address, so we are able to contact you if you win (on Twitter you need to follow @MyHWoodDream to receive a direct message if you win). Once contacted, you have 24 hours to reply with the requested details. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries. You can only win one Godzilla Doin’ Work Prize Pack from any of the online giveaways that COMET TV is hosting. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parents permission. The assets included within this post were provided by COMET.
Posted on September 29th, 2017 by MHD | Leave a Comment (6)
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