Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Watch Richard Grieco in Minutes to Midnight

If you're a fan of independent movies, you know the wheels turn slowly in that industry--so slowly that you may sometimes forget about a film you'd heard referenced or assume that it wasn't moving forward.

It's been more than five years since I first talked to writer Christopher Don about his film, Minutes to Midnight, and the role he reformulated specifically for Richard Grieco. (Here's a refresher, in case you've forgotten what this film is all about and why you want to see it.)

Since that time, the film has gone through some cast changes, a change in production companies, and more. But, it's finally here.

Here's the new trailer:


You can watch Minutes to Midnight TODAY on iTunes or Amazon, and a DVD version will follow in September. There's no reason to hold back: if you're eager to check out Don's New Year's Eve-based horror film, go ahead and rent it. Now. You can still buy the DVD when it becomes available.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Richard Grieco DVDs for Sale

I'm selling some hard-to-find Richard Grieco movies on DVD, starting with this e-bay listing for Rebel Run, Final Payback and Harold Robbins' Body Parts.


Here's a pic from Final Payback to remind you how much you want to see the movie:

More to come.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

20th Century Fox Brings Booker Back

Unfortunately, that's all the information I have at the moment.

Richard tweeted this picture today, along with a note that 20th Century Fox had a Booker movie in the works and he would be reprising the role.

I'm sure this is big news to any Grieco fan, since most encountered him for the first time as Booker and (in my view, at least), he did some of his best work in that role.

Stand by--I'll be watching out for more information and harassing Richard for details in the coming days and will share whatever I can.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Minutes to Midnight Trailer

I've been unforgivably delinquent in bringing you this one, which has been out for nearly a year.


The delay is especially bad in view of the fact that I've talked to writer Christopher Don about this film multiple times, through a false start and then the actual shooting. Don even talked about how he'd long wanted to work with Richard Grieco and had tailored the role for Richard.

The trailer, with its bright, sunshiny opening scenes and a bunch of pretty young people arriving for a stay in the woods brought A Cabin in the Woods to mind, but Don set me straight on that in no time. Minutes to Midnight is no parody: Don is an old school horror fan and that's the kind of film he's going to bring you.

The cast has changed a bit since the first iteration, losing Kane Hodder and gaining William Baldwin. No worries, though: the hot wrestler is still with us. And, of course, the man you're all here to read about, playing the Sheriff.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A House is Not a Home Available on DVD

It's been nearly three years since we saw the trailer for Christopher Olen Ray's A House is Not a Home and the film made a splash at the Burbank International Film Festival.

Now, after a limited theatrical release, you can pick up the movie on DVD...pretty much anywhere, including Amazon and your local Walmart.

If you don't find it on the shelf in the store, consider asking them to order it for you; maybe they'll pick up an extra copy or two when they're putting in your order.

In case you've forgotten or you missed it the first time around, here's the trailer again. Or, you could just skip right over it and let the story be a surprise when you pick up your copy.

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Green Fairy at the Arena Cinema This Week

If you're in or near Hollywood and you've been looking for an opportunity to see Dan Frank's "docu-fantasy" about absinthe, narrated by Richard Grieco, your moment has arrived.

The Green Fairy is showing from Friday, September 9 through Thursday, September 15 at the Arena Cinema in Hollywood. The Arena's scheduling is a little unusual, so be sure to check the calendar: The Green Fairy shows at a different time each day during its week-long run.

It's been a long time since I wrote about this film, so here's the trailer in case you need a refresher:

It's going to be a busy season for Richard Grieco fans--Christopher Olen Ray's A House is Not a Home will be available on DVD and digital platforms later this month (more to come on that). It's been almost exactly three years since A House is Not a Home received the Best Horror Film designation at the Burbank International Film Festival, so it's about time the rest of us got to see it!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

If Looks Could Kill...25 Years Later

Just a quick share here: Forbes Media and Entertainment contributor Daniel Baldwin (no, not that Daniel Baldwin) looks back at If Looks Could Kill...quite fondly.

There's more to film than breaking even at the box office, right? In fact, though this movie's performance was disappointing in its day, it seems to have made an impression on a lot of young men from the era, including screenwriter Christopher Don, who went on to write a part for Richard Grieco in his upcoming horror film, Minutes to Midnight.

It apparently isn't without charm for new audiences, either, because my 20-year-old daughter (who is no Richard Grieco fan) at some point relocated that particular DVD to the shelf in her bedroom.