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Interview with Kimo Stamboel, director of ‘Dancing Village: The Curse Begins

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Hitting theaters this weekend across the US is the suspenseful thriller, Dancing Village: The Curse Begins. The Indonesian horror film is a prequel to KKN DI DESA PENARI, which was the highest grossing Indonesian film in history when it was released in 2022. This new film is the first film made for IMAX movie ever produced in Southeast Asia and in 2024, it will be one of only five films made for IMAX productions worldwide. Producer Manoj Punjabi is Indonesia’s most successful film and TV producer, and is the founder of MD Pictures, the country’s largest film company. Punjabi has produced 168 movies, including five of the biggest all-time local box office hits in Indonesia, including SEWU DINO and KKN DI DESA PENARI.

Hear my conversation with director of the movie Kimo Stamboel who had a lot of pressure on him due to the success of the first film and some of the other challenges he faced which includes, working with over 300 live snakes.


SYNOPSIS: In this horror-thriller, a shaman instructs Mila to return a mystical bracelet, the Kawaturih, to the “Dancing Village,” a remote site on the easternmost tip of Java Island. Joined by her cousin, Yuda, and his friends Jito and Arya, Mila arrives on the island only to discover that the village elder has passed away, and that the new guardian, Mbah Buyut, isn’t present. Various strange and eerie events occur while awaiting Mbah Buyut’s return, including Mila being visited by Badarawuhi, a mysterious, mythical being who rules the village. When she decides to return the Kawaturih without the help of Mgah Buyut, Mila threatens the village’s safety, and she must join a ritual to select the new “Dawuh,” a cursed soul forced to dance for the rest of her life. 


Ted aka Steady is the Editor in Chief of the Countdown City Geeks. He has covered some of the largest pop culture events in the world including San Diego Comic-Con and hosted a variety of events from eSports Tourneys, film festivals, to moderating panels at conventions.

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Fernanda Urrejola’s new film ‘You Can’t Run Forever’ drops today

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Fernanda Urrejola joins JK Simmons and others in the upcoming film, You Can’t Run Forever which drops on video on demand and select theaters May 17, 2024. Fernanda has built her career playing strong, courageous women and in this, she does the same. She is originally from Santiago, Chile where she was an internationally competitive synchronized swimmer before she became an actress. In 2018 Fernanda appeared on Netflix’s “Narcos” as María Elvira, wife of Diego Luna’s character Miguel. She lives and works between Los Angeles, Mexico and Chile, in both English and Spanish.

Synopsis: Miranda, a young woman already suffering from acute anxiety due to a past tragedy, faces a new terror when a serial killer chooses her as his new target. In a harrowing hunt through the woods, Miranda finds strength she never knew she had as she tries to elude her murderous tracker. Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons stars in a spine-chilling thriller about the strength of family and the astonishing power of the human spirit. 


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Joe Simmons talks inspiration and sound creation for the film ‘You Can’t Run Forever’

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We sat down with Joe Simmons who composed the music for You Can’t Run Forever which features his father J.K. Simmons and drops in theaters this Friday May 17. Hear about which iconic Coen Brothers film her used as inspiration, which scene was the most fun to score and how he created some never before used sounds for the film.

Synopsis: Miranda, a young woman already suffering from acute anxiety due to a past tragedy, faces a new terror when a serial killer chooses her as his new target. In a harrowing hunt through the woods, Miranda finds strength she never knew she had as she tries to elude her murderous tracker. Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons stars in a spine-chilling thriller about the strength of family and the astonishing power of the human spirit. 


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Olivia Simmons talks about her dad, JK Simmons taking on a dark role for the film ‘You Can’t Run Forever’

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Today i am joined by Olivia Simmons who stars in the suspenseful thriller, You Can’t Run Forever which stars her dad as the lead…the legendary JK Simmons. This was a family project for the Simmons family as Olivia was directed by her mom, her brother was the composer for the film and she had an uncle was a producer. Hear about the challenges they faced filming in the wooded areas of Montanna, what it’s like to see JK Simmons in this very dark role, and what Olivia wants to do next in her career.

Synopsis: A teenage girl suffering from anxiety due to a tragic event from her past finds herself hunted through the woods by a sociopath on a murderous rampage.

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