Exclusive: Eddie McClintock on His Directorial Debut of Miracle at Manchester, Warehouse 13, & More

Eddie McClintockMiracle at Manchester tells the true story of high school sophomore Brycen Newman, both a football and baseball player, who was preparing to travel to Japan to compete with his San Diego team when he was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma, a brain tumor. The teen survived surgery to remove the tumor, however the cancer remained. Brycen never gave up and still continued to fight. On the Manchester Athletic Field, his classmates prayed over him, hoping for a miracle. The film is an inspiring tale of the power of prayer and overcoming the impossible.

The film was directed by Warehouse 13’s Eddie McClintock, who also plays the role of Brycen’s father, Richard.

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Exclusive: Star Jennica Schwartzman & Director Hunter West Talk The Christmas Challenge

The Christmas ChallengeIn The Christmas Challenge, during their “Modernly Independent” podcast, host Laura Ross (Jennica Schwartzman) and her best friend and producer, Paul (Zack Gold), receive the “Christmas Challenge,” from a listener: an advent calendar of daily holiday activities that promotes togetherness, which proves a bit difficult for Laura, who always displays her strength of independence. When they get a chance to be picked up by a national podcast network, network executive Michale (Galadriel Stineman) joins them for December, and like Paul, loves everything about Christmas. Will Laura be able to make room for new traditions, or will she spend her holidays alone?

To promote the film, SciFi Vision recently spoke with director star Schwartzman and Director Hunter West about making the film, their favorite Christmas traditions, and more. Read the full transcript below. The Christmas Challenge is currently available on Up Faith & Family’s streaming service, and starting today, on other platforms.

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Exclusive Video Interview: The Computer Accent: Featuring Grammy-Nominated Band Yacht on Creating Their Album with Artificial Intelligence

YachtThe new documentary from filmmakers Sebastian Pardo and Riel Roch-Decter, The Computer Accent, follows the journey of the innovative and boundary-pushing band YACHT, as they attempt something unique: handing over creative control of their album to artificial intelligence. Working with researchers in the field, the group uses cutting edge machine-learning to create a one of a kind collaboration between humans and machine in all aspects of the creative process, including music, lyrics, artwork, videos, and more.

Recently, SciFi Vision talked to the musicians of the Grammy-nominated dance-pop band about their ground-breaking journey creating their album Chain Tripping. The spark of the idea first came from band member Jona Bechtolt. “I've always been interested in interrogating new technologies and trying to break them and trying to misuse them to expose what's hidden from us,” he explained. “…This was the newest tool available, and it seemed like it was going to be important for the future. I wanted to know more about it, and I wanted us to learn about it through making things with it.”

“If we want to understand something, really, the best way to do it for us is just to try to figure out how to make something with it,” added vocalist Claire L. Evans, “because then we're going to come up against all those challenges and have to solve all the problems and get a deeper understanding of the thing.”

Although it was something new, they weren’t worried, said Robert “Bobby Birdman” Kieswetter. “I think we’ve worked together enough on enough projects to know that…we're probably going to be able to be happy with [the album] just based on our working relationships and our history and past results…I don't think there was a concern that we wouldn't end up with something interesting at the end of it.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Collide’s Drea de Matteo

Drea de MatteoCollide is a brand new movie that was just released, and it is already causing a lot of buzz. With huge names such as Jim Gaffigan and Drea de Matteo, the acting is top notch, and the story leaves viewers on the edge of their seats wanting more.

De Matteo, who plays Gaffigan’s wife in the movie, takes on quite a different role than we are used to seeing her in, and does amazing.

“I am somewhat of his antagonist to a degree,” she said in our recent interview. “My character's going through her own set of circumstances, but because of my midlife crisis, and my selfishness, I hurt the person that is the closest to me.”

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Blu-ray Review: Jurassic World Dominion - A Fun Culmination of Both Trilogies

TJurassic World Dominionoday Jurassic World Dominion comes to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD.

The third and final film in the Jurassic World trilogy, and the sixth in the overall Jurassic Park franchise, the film picks up four years after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom where dinosaurs freely roam the earth, living among humans. The story follows Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), who now are secretly raising Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon), the clone/daughter of Charlotte Lockwood (daughter of John Hammond’s partner Benjamin Lockwood) as their own daughter in a cabin in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, keeping her safe from all that would want to exploit her. When mercenaries capture her and Velociraptor Blue’s baby, Claire and Owen must work to save her.

Meanwhile in Texas, Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), from the original film franchise, has been tracking swarms of giant locusts that are wreaking havoc on crops, putting the food supply of the entire country in danger. Discovering that the company Biosyn is involved, she brings in Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) to help her infiltrate the sanctuary to find proof. They enlist help of Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), who now works for Biosyn, rounding out the trio from the original films’ cast.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Scott Haze Talks What Josiah Saw, Now Available on Shudder

Scott HazeThe Shudder Original, What Josiah Saw, which premiered on the streaming network earlier in the month, tells the story of a family at their farmhouse who confront long-buried secrets that have damaged their family. The film stars Scott Haze (Jurassic World DominionVenom) as Thomas Graham, who recently spoke with SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview.

The actor was attracted to the story from the beginning. “I read the script eight years ago, and I liked it so much because of how bold it was that I came on board,” Haze told the site.

He also told SciFi Vision that he was involved behind the scenes as well, and had been for quite some time. “I helped put the film together alongside Vincent Grashaw,” said the actor. “That's why I'm an EP on the film, as I helped secure a lot of the financing for the film. So, I was very adamant about continuing forth in the journey. Obviously, it's been seven years. We had a lot of different obstacles that we had to face in getting this movie made, but Vincent never gave up; I never gave up, and here we are seven years later, and it's pretty cool.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Director Scott Mann on Filming Fall at 2000 Feet

FallThe film Fall from Lionsgate, which was recently released in theaters,tells the story of best friends Becky (Grace Caroline Currey) and Hunter (Virginia Gardner) who are stranded after climbing to the top of an abandoned two-thousand-foot radio tower.

The idea for the film, according to director and co-writer Scott Mann, who spoke to SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview, came from a fear of heights. “Myself and cowriter Johnathan [Frank] were actually on a shoot on top of a football (ie soccer) stadium of all places for a film we were shooting in London,” said the director, referencing his film that is now on Netflix, Final Score. “I remember, we were just aware of being on this small space at a real height with a sheer drop, and just the kind of fear of that, and how there's something in that more than just a gag or a stunt. I mean, it felt like there was more to be had, with this fear of heights or fear of falling thing…I do think there is an inner kind of fear in all of us about height. It's a very universal fear that we have. So, it was trying to use that as the core of the whole film and build a whole film around it and really use that to its maximum kind of different tones, the different palette of fun you could have. So, that was what it started at. I guess that and the combination of wanting to do something that really used film theater for what it's supposed to be used for and really kind of stand out in that environment and immerse you in that environment. So, that kind of fed through it too.” Mann added that they wanted the experience to feel more like a theme park ride.

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Blu-ray Review: Eraser: Reborn - Out Now

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

Eraser: RebornBased on the blockbuster hit from 1996, Eraser: Reborn arrives on Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD today. The action film stars Dominic Sherwood as U.S. Marshal Mason Pollard who specializes in “erasing people” – faking the deaths of those entering witness protection and erasing their digital fingerprint. When crime boss’ wife Rina Kimara (Jacky Lai) refuses to go into witness protection, Pollard proves to her she is in danger, and she reluctantly agrees to flee to Cape Town, South Africa. Things do not go as planned, however, when Pollard realizes he has been double-crossed, and they are chased by assassins who will stop at nothing to erase them permanently.

Eraser: Reborn is a mixed bag, although, overall, I had a positive experience watching it. The action keeps the movie flowing with a few comedic moments interspersed. However, it is an action film, don’t expect a futuristic science fiction movie. I admit, I don’t remember much about the original, so it might have been similar, but other than the very brief mention of a bit of tech that was barely utilized, it just felt like a run of the mill action movie about marshals protecting an asset. That’s not to say that it wasn’t enjoyable, because it was; it just wasn’t quite what I expected.

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Morbius Comes to Digital 5/17 & 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, & DVD 6/14

MORBIUS STARRING ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER JARED LETO
OWN IT ON DIGITAL MAY 17
AVAILABLE ON 4K ULTRA HD™, BLU-RAY™ and DVD JUNE 14

DIVE DEEPER WITH OUTTAKES & BLOOPERS, BEHIND-THE-SCENE FEATURETTES AND DISCOVER NOCTURNAL EASTER EGGS

SYNOPSIS
One of the most compelling and conflicted characters in Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. While at first it seems to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed. Will good override evil – or will Morbius succumb to his mysterious new urges?

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Exclusive Video Interview: Ryan Kwanten Stars in Expired, Out Now

Ryan KwantenThe science fiction film Expired, which premieres today in theaters and On Demand, stars Ryan Kwanten as Jack, a hitman whose life is forever changed after meeting a club singer, April (Jillian Nguyen). The two fall in love, and Jack finds himself with a strange affliction that only gets worse the deeper he falls.

One of the things that attracted Kwanten to the project was the blended genres. “I've always loved sci-fi, and the amalgamation of a love story and a thriller under the sci-fi guys guise was pretty powerful to me,” said the actor to SciFi Vision, adding that he also enjoyed that it was character driven and the science fiction wasn’t that far out there. “[T]he high tech gadgetry and imagery, it really felt like an extension of the world as it is now: more near-fi than sci-fi and kind of almost tangible, almost, scarily so.”

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