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'The Man From Earth: Holocene': Film Review

'The Man From Earth: Holocene': Film Review
One of the more original sci-fi indies of the 2000s gets an unexpected sequel in The Man From Earth: Holocene, director-writer-producer Richard Schenkman's intriguing but underwhelming follow-up to the microbudgeted mindblower The Man From Earth (2007). Once again starring David Lee Smith as an ordinary-looking dude who is actually some 14,000 years old, this second installment works best when it adheres to the talk-heavy template set by the original, written by respected Star Trek and Twilight Zone contributor Jerome Bixby.

The enduring sleeper/cult status of the first picture will guarantee a measure of attention...
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Parade Deck Nabs ‘The Man From Earth: Holocene’; Vision Films, Caru Pictures Acquire ‘A Dying King: The Shah Of Iran’

Parade Deck Nabs ‘The Man From Earth: Holocene’; Vision Films, Caru Pictures Acquire ‘A Dying King: The Shah Of Iran’
Parade Deck Films has acquired theatrical distribution rights to The Man From Earth: Holocene, director Richard Schenkman’s sequel to his 2007 sci-fi The Man From Earth. It stars returnees David Lee Smith and William Katt as well as Vanessa Williams, Michael Dorn, Sterling Knight, Akemi Look and Brittany Curran. The film, which will bow October 13, catches up with John Oldman (Smith), the 14,000 year-old "Man from Earth" who is now comfortably hiding in plain sight as a…
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Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth Celebrates its 10th anniversary With a New Blu-ray & DVD Set

“What if a man from the Upper Paleolithic had survived until the present day?”

The Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD Collector’s Set of the cult classic science fiction drama The Man From Earth will be available On November 21st from Mvd Entertainment Group

Directed by Richard Schenkman (A Diva’s Christmas Carol), The Man From Earth stars David Lee Smith (Fight Club, Zodiac), John Billingsley (2012, “True Blood”), William Katt (Carrie, “The Greatest American Hero”), Ellen Crawford (“ER”, Soldier), Tony Todd (Candyman, The Rock), Annika Peterson (The Devil You Know), Alexis Thorpe (American Wedding) and Richard Riehle (Bridesmaids, Office Space) in this special edition release (with disc only exclusive features) of the worldwide cult smash movie that dazzled critics and audiences alike and currently resides among IMDb’s top science fiction films of all time. The Man From Earth is the provocative final screenplay by renowned science fiction author and
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Stephen Baldwin, David Lee Smith to Star in Faith-Based Drama ‘A Walk With Grace’ (Exclusive)

Stephen Baldwin, David Lee Smith to Star in Faith-Based Drama ‘A Walk With Grace’ (Exclusive)
Stephen Baldwin, David Lee Smith, Jason London and Ashley Bratcher are starring in the faith-based drama “A Walk With Grace.”

Principal photography has begun in Lima, Ohio, with Nick Kellis directing from his own script. Lance Paul is producing and April Kennedy is executive producing. Production companies are Paul’s Ginger Knight Entertainment and Kellis’ new Flyover State Productions.

“A Walk with Grace” also stars Yorke Fryer, Mishka Calderon, Ian Grey, Joe Estevez, Austin St. John and Nicole Dambro.

Smith portrays a Los Angeles exec who must return to Ohio after his mother dies and face the daunting task of signing away his family’s factory to Baldwin’s character. He must confront a labor-strike led by his high school wrestling buddies and a legal battle over the impending sale of the factory, brought on by his high school sweetheart, played by Bratcher. Forced to search his soul and embrace his broken past,
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Shane Black and Dwayne Johnson Move Forward with ‘Doc Savage’; ‘The Man from Earth’ Sequel Set In Motion

The Nice Guys didn’t perform as well as we felt it deserved, yet Shane Black is something of a hot commodity again. While his Predator sequel / reboot / whatever prepares for a release in February of 2018, the writer-director apparently spent this Memorial Day weekend with, fittingly, our greatest living American, Dwayne Johnson, to move forward with their long-rumored collaboration: Doc Savage, a ’30s- and ’40s-era superhero who pre-dates and, speaking for ability, in many ways matches Superman.

Taking to Instagram, the star confirmed his involvement in the project scripted by Black, Nice Guys co-writer Anthony Bagarozzi, and Chuck Mondry. Sony is supporting the project, about which little else is known — though one imagines it’s to come after The Predator, i.e. remains a few years off. Waiting aside, the point stands: it’s plenty nice to have more Black, and it’s no less odd to be actively excited about a superhero picture.
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Sequel To Cult Sci-Fi Pic ‘The Man From Earth’ A Go With Vanessa Williams, Sterling Knight Among Cast

Sequel To Cult Sci-Fi Pic ‘The Man From Earth’ A Go With Vanessa Williams, Sterling Knight Among Cast
A decade after the original film’s release, a sequel to the critically acclaimed cult sci-fi film The Man From Earth is in the works, with Vanessa Williams, Sterling Knight, Brittany Curran, Carlos Knight, and Akemi Look joining the cast. To be titled The Man From Earth: Holocene, the film sees the return of David Lee Smith in the lead role, and William Katt. The Man From Earth director Richard Schenkman is returning as well, with shooting set to begin in June and release…
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Vanessa Williams, Sterling Knight Join ‘Man From Earth’ Sequel

Vanessa Williams, Sterling Knight Join ‘Man From Earth’ Sequel
Vanessa Williams, Sterling Knight, Brittany Curran, Carlos Knight and Akemi Look are joining “The Man From Earth: Holocene,” a sequel to 2007’s sci-fier “The Man From Earth.”

David Lee Smith, who portrayed the lead character John Oldman, and William Katt will return. The storyline for the sequel is being kept under wraps until the film’s release in 2017.

The 2007 original, penned by sci-fi writer/author Jerome Bixby, centered on a college professor who’s actually a centuries-old caveman. Richard Schenkman is returning to direct with shooting starting next week in Southern California.

The original script was the last work from Bixby, best known for his 1953 story “It’s a Good Life,” which was the basis for a 1961 episode of “The Twilight Zone” and was included in “Twilight Zone: The Movie.” He also wrote four episodes for the “Star Trek” series and co-wrote the story upon which the movie “Fantastic Voyage” was based.
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Illegal Downloads Made 'Man From Earth' a Hit; Now What to Do for an Encore?

Illegal Downloads Made 'Man From Earth' a Hit; Now What to Do for an Encore?
Is all illegal downloading bad for business? Perhaps, on paper. But it's the major reason director Richard Schenkman and producer Eric D. Wilkinson are readying a sequel to their 2007 film The Man From Earth — one of the few “viral” feature films. Photos: Where No One Can Hear You Scream: 18 Big-Screen Space Disasters Tuesday, Schenkman and Wilkinson launched a Kickstarter campaign for Man From Earth: Millennium, which follows the original film's lead character, John Oldman (David Lee Smith), a Cro-Magnon who managed to survive 14,000 years. Man From Earth was penned by the late science

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The Man From Earth II: Man From Earth Millennium Launches Kickstarter Campaign

In 2007 The Man From Earth took the internet by storm, introducing a mind-boggling, completely compelling, science fiction concept to an unexpectedly wide audience. It was writer Jerome Bixby’s final work, and the film wasn’t made until almost a decade after his death. Now, six years after the film’s release, the filmmakers are listening to the audience cries for more, and making a sequel, Man From Earth Millennium. To fund the sequel, they’ve followed the recent independent film trend and launched a Kickstarter campaign for the project.

The sequel is being made by the original’s director, Richard Schenkman, and produced again by Eric D. Wilkinson. The man from Earth himself, David Lee Smith, is returning as well to star in the film. The page doesn’t reveal much about the plot, but it does list the anticipated pre-production start date as November of this year with
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Exclusive Interview: Loren Semmens talks Dead Season

Image Entertainment recently released Dead Season on DVD and I had a chance to talk with the film’s writer/producer Loren Semmens. For those who are unfamiliar with the film, it is a zombie movie that takes place mostly on an island and I had a chance to learn about the difficulties of filming on Vieques, creating a zombie movie on a budget, and the possibility of a sequel:

Thank you for taking the time to talk to us. Can you tell me how this project first came together?

Loren Semmens: Adam (the director) and I had always wanted to make a zombie film together. We took a trip to Vieques, the island where we shot the film, and thought it was a fantastic background for a zombie movie. We figured this was the time to do it and I raised some money. We wrote the script and
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Episode Recap: CSI: Miami - 9.12: "Wheels Up"

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Women fight in a roller derby and one goes off the track and doesn't return. She's sick in the locker room and her Db is later found. Me Tom (Christian Clemenson) identifies haematoma and a rib fracture on her Db. "Significant wound means a significant hit." Horatio (David Caruso) asks for Cod which he believes to be bleeding out internally, taking 150 pounds of pressure to break a rib. Intent was present which makes her death murder. Horatio asks what sort of weapon was used and Delko (Adam Rodriguez) thinks someone would have noticed a weapon. Not really since anything can be used. Horatio: "...it's called blunt-force trauma." Well that wasn't much of a one liner. Ryan (Jonathan Togo) tells Walter (Omar Miller) he hasn't been skating since Junior High. Walter calls "Roller derby real." Walter demonstrating yet more knowledge of such pursuits, well someone has to. Ryan asks how 'bad ass' the women can be,
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Episode Recap: CSI: Miami - 9.10: "Match Made in Hell"

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A man on the phone is attacked by an alligator in his pool. Horatio (David Caruso) and Ryan (Jonathan Togo) are on the scene pretty quickly. Ryan spots a blood trail and sees the alligator, which hasn't gone very far, after finding some meat used as bait. Horatio shoots the alligator dead, as is in his character, especially this season. "Horatio: "Welcome to South Florida." Natalia (Eva La Rue) believes the alligator was deliberately lured there, uh that's what the bait was for. Horatio finds someone tampered with the gate and so knew the code. Matthew, the Vic, (Patrick Heusinger) was rich and retired. The Cs and the house are processed. Delko (Adam Rodriguez) finds a torn piece of paper and Me Tom (Christian Clemenson) comments he hasn't seen anything like this and fancies himself as a bit of an alligator expert. Not to be outdone of course by Delko
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Episode Recap: CSI: Miami - 9.08: "Happy Birthday"

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Horatio (David Caruso) has flowers on the front seat of the Hummer and asks Delko (Adam Rodriguez) to cover for him, he's "out of commission. He's got to say hello to someone. He's flagged down to help a woman found by the roadside. One hour earlier. The woman is at a restaurant with her friend, Marcie (Jessica Collins) and she wants her to throw a baby shower for her. It's a nightmare for Marcie as she can't have children of her own. They were both selfish, it was all about each other. The pregnant one is carjacked and beaten. Horatio: "I want all hands on deck. They are gonna pay." Not only cos they diverted him from his alone time but lately he's in no forgiving mood. The Vic is Heather (Joanne Kelly) and Natalia (Eva Larue) calls her husband, Gary (David Conrad). Horatio says they need to find Marcie
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Episode Recap: CSI: Miami - 8.23: "Time Bomb"

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20 minutes earlier: Calleigh (Emily Procter) agrees to meet Delko (Adam Rodriguez) for coffee and then follows him. See there's hardly any trust demonstrated between them. Calleigh freaks out, he's been lying to her and Delko's still working for Asa Rebecca Nevins (Christina Chang). Calleigh demands the truth. He admits he's working on the theft from the lock-up, only cos he was placed on the spot; and half a million dollars worth of heroin is missing. Delko tells Horatio (David Caruso) this is Sully's (Brad Leland) past case. Horatio suspects the bomb could have been for Delko. No one else knows what Delko was working on. Horatio: "She was our friend, let's not forget it." Horatio did have a relationship with her of sorts and as we know, anyone who has a relationship in this show has got to be killed off, or be a suspect. Delko only told Sully about it and no one else.
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Episode Recap: CSI: Miami - 8.22: "Mommie Deadest"

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Parent's anniversary is filmed by their son, Cody (Colin Ford) and his mother, Laura ( Fay Masterson) is angry at children breaking the lamp again. She takes the video camera to film them and is beaten and left to die. Horatio (David Caruso) posits it's safe to say it was "overkill." Me Tom (Christian Clemenson) concludes that every blow was fatal and she was swung at from all angles, demonstrating rage from the killer. Jesse (Eddie Cibrian) thinks she could have interrupted an intruder and Natalia (Eva La Rue) believes he could have killed her. Isn't that what Jesse just said. Jesse notices a void on the ground, so something was there to stop the blood spatter. Jesse notices Cody is sad, as sits drawing pictures. (Which was the clue.) He controls whatever he draws in his pictures. Horatio tells him he's a good record for catching the bad guy and
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Episode Recap: CSI: Miami - 8.21: "Meltdown"

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A man buying a ring is killed when the jewellery store is raided. One of the robbers take the ring from his hand, which is unusual. They pass Horatio (David Caruso) on the bikes when he's in pursuit, but they didn't just disappear. Tread marks on the road reveal they drove into a truck. They did a u-turn and doubled back, Ryan (Jonathan Togo) suggests they rode onto something. Calleigh (Emily Procter) can't find anything wrong with the SUV. Jesse (Eddie Cibrian) says it was used to block the road and it's been stripped of the Vin number. Jesse asks if Calleigh's okay after she sees Jake (Johnny Whitworth) in the crowd. Jesse notices the Vin plate on the ground. Calleigh wasn't looking for it. No she was too busy wondering what Jake was doing there. Well he could only have been undercover, yet he appeared to be a suspect the way he vanished.
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Episode Recap: CSI: Miami - 8.12: "Show Stopper"

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A singer bursts into flames on stage and is pronounced dead by the EMTs. Ryan (Jonathan Togo) points out their evidence is on the gurney, but her doctor, Dr Beckham (Alan Ruck) isn't interested. Ryan did however manage to snag the costume. Calleigh (Emily Procter) wonders how the world's greatest popstar could have caught fire and survived. Ryan says she didn't survive. Horatio (David Caruso) arrives. The way Horatio drove to the Cs in slow motion with the crowd outside, looked like they were all waiting to see him! Me Tom (Christian Clemenson) is in a bit of a huff since he can't get access to the Vic. Horatio telling them to get out of his way, cos he's taking charge of the situation. Me Tom doesn't see any signs of edema from the lungs so she wasn't breathing when on fire. Horatio spells it out, "She was already dead.
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Episode Recap: CSI: Miami - 8.03: "Bolt Action"

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Volleyball players are simultaneously electrocuted on the beach during a fundraiser and the CSIs must probe the questions of how, why and by whom? Strange how whenever someone needs help how people can only stand around and watch for ages, until someone shouts the "Call 911" for help. Jesse (Eddie Cibrian) informs Horatio (David Caruso) they can't investigate until Hazmet gives the all-clear for the bodies to be removed. They suspect bio or chemical terrorism. Horatio is right when he comments they're dealing with something more personal. Trace collection reveals some blue crystals in the sand, which Ryan (Jonathan Togo) thinks being corrosion, only there's no pipe. The crystals appear to be copper sulphate and they shouldn't be there, since Ryan tells us they're found in dyes and pigments. Thus more puzzles for the case. Dean Collins (John Terry) owns the property and his wife, Amanda (Cheryl Ladd) organizes the charity fundraiser.
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Episode Recap: CSI: Miami - 8.02: "Hostile Takeover"

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Calleigh (Emily Procter) hasn't taken a personal day to be with Delko (Adam Rodriguez) as the department lawyer doesn't want them to see each other, whilst they investigate the case from last season. Delko had to be mentioned here as he's not in this episode and was meant to leave, but stuck around. Calleigh sounds so callous when she tells Natalia (Eva Larue) that she did shoot at Delko and she's meant to have feelings for the guy. She was so non-chalant. Probably a line added in from last episode when she said, in the flashback, that she doesn't socialize with her co-workers. That line she crossed, but here makes it appear as if she doesn't mix her work and personal lives. She states, coldly, that Delko was a suspect at an active crime scene. Jesse (Eddie Cibrian) returns in the nick of time to get into the thick of it all.
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Anchor Bay Looks Into "Alternate Realities"- April 6

"Alternate Realities" from Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada, is a new, classic science fiction film collection, to be released on several DVDs, beginning April 6.

In director Aaron Lipstadt's 1982 feature "Android", starring Klaus Kinski, Bree Howard and Norbert Weisser:

"...Somewhere on the outskirts of deep space, orbits 'Ulz-53', a forgotten research station manned only by intense scientist 'Dr. Daniel' (Kinski) and his lonely android assistant 'Max 404' (Don Keith Opper). When three escaped convicts-including a beautiful woman- arrive aboard, Dr. Daniel finds the missing element to his outlawed experiments while Max discovers his own forbidden urges. Can a turned-on robot turn off his human insticnts and still get down to earth?..."

In "Astro Boy Greatest Astro Adventures", directed by creator Osamu Tezuka :

"...In the first ever 'Astro Boy' series created in full color, brilliant robot engineer 'Doctor Boynton' loses his son 'Toby' in an accident. The dedicated.
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