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About brianmcquery

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  1. This is a short film that I recently made. Tim did the poster for it. A 9-minute short film about bullying and school violence from writer/director Brian McQuery. A troubled teenager is haunted by a recent school shooting and commits and an act of extreme violence to defend his sister, but before he turns himself into the police, there is one important thing that he must do. Starring: Jackson White Maura Corsini Julian Comeau Cindy Pickett (FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF) Vernon Wells (THE ROAD WARRIOR, COMMANDO) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0Gsd8ri3mU Please leave a c
  2. Glad to hear you had such a great time with Michael, Jen, Lance and Mark at the convention. I did a Q&A with Michael and Jen Friday night for the L.A. premiere of THE VICTIM at the New Beverly Cinema and then they got on a plane at 10pm to go to the convention. I've become friends with both of them and they're really great to their fans. They showed up at 6pm and Michael walked over to the fans in line and just talked with them for a while before they did a free poster signing. I got to do an ALIENS 25th anniversary Q&A last summer with Michael, Lance, Mark and Jenette Goldst
  3. SLEEPLESS NIGHT My friend Marc told me about this movie. Apparently it has been described as DIE HARD in a nightclub and it was supposed to be great. That’s all I knew about it, so when we had the chance to see it, I went. First of all, forget the comparisons to DIE HARD. Yes, most of it takes place in the nightclub and it involves a cop who has to rescue a family member from gangsters. And yes, it is a smart film with smart characters doing smart things and there are some really solid and believable action sequences. But this is not DIE HARD, so it’s best if you don’t expect it to b
  4. GET THE GRINGO (Ain’t It Cool News at LA Live) I’m a Mel Gibson fan. I grew up watching his movies and several of them are still and always will be favorites. I’ve also enjoyed his work as a Director. A few months ago, I attended the MAD MAX trilogy at the Egyptian, which included a Q&A with Mel. While he was excited about some upcoming projects as a Director, he said he probably wouldn’t be acting again because there are plenty of actors out there who are way better than he is. That really bummed me out. But at that time, I didn’t know that GET THE GRINGO was in the can. I ha
  5. GOD BLESS AMERICA (The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith at LA Film School) I really admire what Bobcat Goldthwait is doing as a filmmaker. He’s making movies at a very low budget so that he can make the movies that he wants to make with the goal of pleasing himself and being proud of the work. This isn’t going to make him rich or more famous, but it is resulting in really bold, entertaining films. When I heard about GOD BLESS AMERICA, I wanted to see it. Then I heard my pal Chris Nelson was not only in it, but also did the SFX makeup and I saw the trailer, and it was a must see. After the
  6. HEADHUNTERS I heard from some friends that HEADHUNTERS was a really good picture, so I went to see it using my MoviePass at the Laemmle NoHo 7. I enjoyed this movie from the start, but when it really kicks in, it takes you on a fantastic ride. I don’t want to say much about it, because I knew very little going in and I’m glad I did. The only actor here that I recognized was Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister, The Kingslayer, on GAME OF THRONES. He is great here and so is the whole cast. The movie is smart, bold, and seems to make sense, though they do stretch some p
  7. THE AVENGERS (The Hero Complex at AMC Burbank) The mere fact that this movie exists is historic. Hanging out in a comic shop as a kid long before Tim Burton’s BATMAN came out, I never would have dreamed that this could happen. Sure, I grew up with the Christopher Reeve SUPERMAN films and I loved them. But making four superhero films, IRON MAN, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA, and then combining all those characters into one film is an amazing accomplishment. It’s never been done in any capacity before in film history, to my knowledge. And the fact that it’s an amazing movi
  8. I think Tim's wrong on the running time. I think it was about 2 hours. I think the Sundance cut was closer to 2:20. It's inspiring, and I told Mark Pellington this, that he essentially willed this film into being. Jeff Goldsmith's Q&A was about 100 minutes and was really interesting. But see the film before you listen because it's full of spoilers. I love that Pellington is interested in telling stories he's passionate about and wants to continue to do so at low budgets like this. Just because you've made big budget Hollywood films doesn't mean that's all you have to make.
  9. Michael is shy? That's interesting. I've become good friends with Michael and Jennifer over the past year and change. I was pretty thrilled when they came to my birthday party this summer. I got to introduce them to Tim and Mike at a special screening that I hosted of THE VICTIM at the New Beverly Cinema in L.A. Michael regaled them with some recent set stories for about half an hour. But I still haven't seen THE DIVIDE! I've been hearing about it since summer 2010. Really looking forward to it. Jealous that you got to see it!
  10. Thanks, Tom! I had a blast with you guys Friday and Saturday night. And I'm glad that Kristyn is okay. It's always great to have the chance to hang out with Tim, Tom, Mike, Chris and Jim. And this weekend I met Scott Harben and Billy King, both great guys. I've never had the opportunity to really hang out with Jimmy Palmiotti either. That guy is a riot! I hope Tim and Tom had a successful show, because I know they had fun.
  11. I got to see KILL BILL: THE WHOLE BLOODY AFFAIR at the first public screening at the New Beverly on Quentin Tarantino's birthday and QT was there to introduce it! Then we sang him Happy Birthday! I've seen Part 1 & 2 multiple times, even once at the New Bev, but this is a different experience. QT said that this version had some new stuff and some stuff taken out. Mr. Beaks review on AICN can give you some details: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/49042 I had a blast at the Sunday matinee screening. Glad I gambled and bought tickets on QT's birthday!
  12. Last year, I got Peter Jason, Anne Marie Howard and Sandy King Carpenter to come out and do a Q&A for PRINCE OF DARKNESS at the New Beverly Cinema. As much as I love Carpenter, it was never a favorite. In fact, I didn't like the film. But I did enjoy it on the big screen. For some reason, it played much differently for me than when I saw it on video. Peter was a riot at the Q & A. He's a great guy. Last month, the American Cinemateque did a John Carpenter weekend of films at the Egyptian. Carpenter appeared for a Q & A after ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and a few rows ahead of
  13. I've seen the film and Tom definitely has a cameo alongside another really cool actor. It was a total shock to me and a very fun cameo. That being said, I absolutely hated the film. Scott & Ramona are not compelling characters. I never cared about them. So despite all of the fancy gimmicks, the film never hooked me and I was totally bored. After Scott fights 2 of the Evil Exes, my friend Marc turned to me and said, "You know, there's still 5 more." We both groaned. Edgar Wright is very talented and there's some very cool visual stuff going on. But at the end of the day, yo
  14. I revisited ROBIN AND MARIAN while I was visiting my folks recently. Hadn't seen it in years. Really enjoyed it. Amazing cast. In addition to who Tim mentioned, you have Robert Shaw, Denholm Elliott and Ian Holm. Wow. I've really been enjoying some ROBIN HOOD for the past month or so. The Disney animated version is up next.
  15. I'm still on such a high from Ridley Scott's ROBIN HOOD that I watched THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD and ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES last night. Errol Flynn's classic still holds up. I was never a huge PRINCE OF THIEVES fan, but it really did not age well. Don't know that I'll revisit that film ever again, despite how much I love Alan Rickman in it.
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