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“Rush” Runs Out of Gas

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   A re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda. This is one of the most buzzed about films of the year, even nominated for a Golden Globe and potentially an Oscar for best drama. For me however, I found it it went off track, and never picked up any speed. It was just kind of redundant and boring. Now that is just my opinion, I am not a Formula One fan or know anything about racing. I just couldn’t get drawn in to this world, and that is what a good film should do. The performances were all fine. Chris Hemsworth is likeable and has a similar appeal that he brings to Thor, and Daniel Brühl is deserving of his Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Golden Globes. I felt the script by Peter Morgan just didn’t have enough depth or dare I use another pun, horse power? I expected more of Ron Howard. His by-the-seat-of-your-pants race sequences makes the slower, darker sequences feel “rushed” and bland. It was an interesting aesthetic that he and the cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantlechose to give the film this washed out vintage look that made things like oil stains on the track really show up, it went with the vintage…

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Song for the Philippines

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Elise Estrada, who I was fortunate enough to interview a while back has shown once again how full her heart is. Elise, along with Adam H. Hurstfield and Jerry Wong have written a song about the devastation that has hit the Philippines. All the proceeds from All it Takes is a Moment will go directly to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Purchase the song on iTunes now. 

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Breakaway Daily On Set of “The Divorce” Movie

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Breakaway Daily goes on set & speaks with Let Em Laugh Productions to get the scoop on their latest feature shot in The Maritimes.  The Divorce is the sophomore comedic en-devour by New Brunswick filmmakers “Let Em Laugh Productions” (LELP). The film has come to life from script to screen thanks to the help of a very passionate and supportive team who truly have a love of film as this is a zero funded film with cast and crew that are all volunteers. Just wrapping in November 2013, the film took about six months to shoot at various locations across Saint John, New Brunswick and the surrounding area. The Divorce is a raunchy dramatic comedy which follows the weekend antics of four close friends on a road trip to celebrate one of their comrade’s newly found freedom. Due to circumstances along the way, they never get to the intended destination but they do learn a whole lot more and about trust, relationships, and the meaning of true friendship. It was written and directed by Robert Parsons, produced by Elaine Shannon, and executively produced by Richard MacQueen. The Divorce is a road trip film, that will be in a similar vein…

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Copperhead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Info

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The Copperhead original motion picture soundtrack, composed and conducted by Laurent Eyquem, is now available on iTunes.  Laurent Eyquem’s beautiful music, like the film, takes you to another place. The pain of the characters is reflected in the notes you hear coming from the melancholy score. -Breakaway Daily “In conceiving the musical canvas for the film, Ron Maxwell and I decided to build the score around three core ideas – emotion, melody and subtlety. The objective was for the music to trace and illustrate the emotional trajectory of the characters and to bring the audience into the experience with them.” Laurent Eyquem, Read more.

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Copperhead Red Carpet Movie Premiere Coverage: Director Ron Maxwell & Cast Interviews in New Brunswick

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Ron Maxwell, director of Gettysburg and Gods And Generals, returns to the Civil War for his latest film, Copperhead. Inspired by the Harold Frederic book, The Copperhead, the film stars Billy Campbell, Peter Fonda, Angus MacFayden, Francois Arnaud, and Augustus Prew. Ron Maxwell’s Civil War Film “Copperhead” Is A Must See! Copperhead is an extraordinary story of family and community torn apart during the Civil War. Inspired by the Harold Frederic book, The Copperhead, the film stars Billy Campbell, Angus Macfadyen, Peter Fonda, Augustus Prew, Lucy Boynton, and Francois Arnaud. Copperhead is an important historical film with unforgettable performances that focuses on the relationships that can get ripped apart by war. Copperhead is a film dear to my heart as it was shot on location at the Kings Landing Historical Settlement (a world-renowned Living History Museum) near Fredericton, New Brunswick in Canada last June. Being from The Maritimes it is wonderful that film makers have taken notice of the raw beauty that surrounds us here in the East Coast. I was blessed to be able to attend the very special Maritime screening and Canadian premiere of the film in Fredericton in June, where I got to chat with Director Ron Maxwell, some of the cast, and watch the…

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Breakaway Daily Exclusive Interview with Canadian Powerhouse Elise Estrada!

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Elise Estrada is an award winning Canadian singer/songwriter/performer who has reached an audience in excess of 635 million people worldwide! She has toured with the likes of The Backstreet Boys, Rihanna, Nelly, 50 Cent and Lady Gaga. Elise brings out a new set of claws on her sophomore album Here Kitty Kittee that is an upbeat, energetic, dance album. Her first single You’re So Hollywood nabbed the coveted “most added” song at Canadian Top 40 radio across the country. Elise’s first co-write Lipstick is a captivating, power ballad that takes audiences on the journey of mending a broken heart. With all this success, Elise is a down to earth gal that always takes time for her fans. She was an absolute sweetheart during my interview where we chatted about her album, makeup, songwriting, her trip to London, her film debut and more!

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Breakaway Daily Exclusive Interview with Blake McGrath

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I had the opportunity to catch Blake McGrath while he was in my neck of the woods on his way to the first stop of the So You Think You Can Dance Canada auditions. On the show Blake serves as a judge, choreographer, and mentor. Blake was nice enough to take some time away from his busy busy schedule to talk to me about his debut album Time to Move where he co-wrote almost every song and enjoyed the creative process of putting it together. The Night, a song that tells the listener to be free of his/her inhibitions was the albums first single, and has since been followed by equally catchy club pounding dance anthems, as well as sweet ballads. Known as one of the worlds best dancers, the multi talented Blake McGrath has shared the stage with legendary artists including Madonna, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Mariah Carey and more! From center stage to the silver screen, his cinematic credits range from the Academy Award-winning film Chicago to the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning adaptation of the musical Rent. Blake’s star appeal has cast him in the commercial spotlight where he has appeared in ads for…

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Music Inspires Graffiti: Kim-Lan Interview with Breakaway Daily

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Kim-Lan is an outstanding artist from France who has done some awesome work including Jared Leto (30 Seconds to Mars), Tom & Bill Kaulitz (Tokio Hotel), Tupac, Avril Lavigne, Obama, and original artwork. She has also been featured on Tom Kaulitz’s very own blog as well as written about in international magazines. She also has recently gotten into fashion design and posters using her designs. I had the opportunity to interview her and ask her some of your questions! Here is what she had to say. BREAKAWAY DAILY: When did you start graffiti? KIM-LAN: Drawing has always been my passion but I only started to make graffitis since 4 years. I’ve always been fascinated by urban art and hip hop culture. In High School I had some friends older than me who went with me in order to make graffitis, I remember that I made a big character a half woman tiger. All my friends were proud of me and till that day we make sometimes some graffitis. BREAKAWAY DAILY: What inspires you? KIM-LAM: I’m inspired by portraits. I can’t explain why, I always loved that, faces with thin lines in particular. BREAKAWAY DAILY: Did you study any kind of…

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