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  Netflix' "The Umbrella Academy" takes center stage and demands the attention it deserves.  Premiered February 15th, the darkly comedic, dystopian superhe...

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Melody Stewart

Melody Stewart is the founder of act.land and President of iactingstudioskc.com. She is a filmmaker

This is the “official” trailer.  Looking at this one, its definately a trailer marketed for 1982 audiences. It wouldn’t make me want to watch the film today, but I can see why they cut it the way they did. Interestingly, I think its Morgan Paull, the guy who played Holden (the Bladerunner who gets sho...

Jason Turner is a creative auteur from Kansas City. He is an actor, director, writer, filmmaker, pro

BBC’s Peaky Blinders transports us to 1920’s Birmingham, England and dares us to leave.  You won’t want to, despite the violence and blood, because the story and acting demand your attention.  Watch Mojo UK counts down their top ten moments of the series so far, and they don’t miss a beat.  I...

Melody Stewart is the founder of act.land and President of iactingstudioskc.com. She is a filmmaker

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Reverse negative pictures of actors Davis De Rock and Chad Crenshaw in Karate poses in front of a bright purple background with the words C2D2 Films is bright yellow in the foreground.

Davis DeRock on Getting into Character...

Actor Davis DeRock talks about what getting into character means to him, and the kinds of challenges he embraces as an actor.  Being part of a film making team, C2D2 Films, he has a partner in crime, but taking on a role is intrinsically personal.  What’s his secret?  Take a look… Melody...

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  • Reverse negative pictures of actors Davis De Rock and Chad Crenshaw in Karate poses in front of a bright purple background with the words C2D2 Films is bright yellow in the foreground.
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  • A picture of actor Aslessandro Marino standing against a wall. He's wearing a dark grey tee-shirt with the sleeves cut off showing his muscular arms crossed at his chest.
  • A picture of actor Anthony Meindl in a black v-neck tee-shirt wearing dark reading glasses. The title says,
  • Reverse negative pictures of actors Davis De Rock and Chad Crenshaw in Karate poses in front of a bright purple background with the words C2D2 Films is bright yellow in the foreground.
  • A picture of African American actor Clay Cureton wearing a red tee-shirt and a jean jacket. He's smiling a friendly smile and has his hands crossed in front of him.
  • A headshot of a smiling Mark Valeriano with long brown hair and brown eyes.
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Movie Reviews

Mary Queen of Scots ...

At first blush, the new "Mary Queen of Scots" seems to be about the difficult balance of peace between England and Scotland in the latter half of the sixteenth century.  And surely that is a predominate part of the story.  But billed as a personal war between two queens, one Catholic, one Protestant, is also a bit of a...

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The Man in the High Castle ...

After waiting an interminable time for Season 3 to come out, I finally sat down and binged on “The Man in the High Castle”.  It was defini

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The Umbrella Academy &...

  Netflix' "The Umbrella Academy" takes center stage and demands the attention it deserves.  Premiered February 15th, the darkly comedic, dystopian superhero story developed by Steve Blackman get...

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