DIGITAL UNDERGROUND #2: Life Insurance Lottery

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

What would you put on the line to enlarge your bank account? Would you risk your life for a slice of paradise? These are the questions posed to Bob in the new film “Life Insurance Lottery” and this film is the second entry into the Nowhere California Digital Underground.

“Life Insurance Lottery” is the new movie from Chuck Norfolk, Chuck is the creative mind behind the Nowhere favorite “Getting Schooled..” and he continues to elevate his cinematic eye in this unique thriller. This film takes you on a journey down easy street with Bob and his entry into an ultra secret club that promises a quick pay day, but Bob’s world is turned upside down as the body count begins to rise quicker then his bank account.

This film has assembled an excellent cast from the main characters to the background players, each performer helps you to believe this world and you can only hope for their success or failures, depending on their true motivation in this script. It’s hard to give the proper credit to every actor in this movie, because viewing this film will give the proper meaning behind that statement and I would highly recommend viewing this movie, but there are two performances that deserve acknowledgement on this page.
The first performance comes from Brad Potts. Brad plays Detective Gallagher, who crosses paths with the club and Bob throughout the movie. He is a grizzled investigator, who seems to have been on this case for a long time and is the greatest definition of a functioning alcoholic in film.

The second performance comes from Joe Grisaffi, who plays Bob’s best friend James and enters the secret club in the same hopes of cashing in. In the start of the movie, James isn’t sure what to take of this offer and quickly dives in. Joe’s performance can be described as multiple layers, from comedic to dramatic and deserves to be noticed.

As I said above, every performance from the cast and crew deserves to be acknowledged. There is a lot of passion that can be clearly seen on this production, this film deserves to be seen on multiple screens and Vimeo On Demand is the place to go.

In the debut of Nowhere California’s Digital Underground, we left the review to you the reader and recommended the title, this will not be different. “Life Insurance Lottery” is a great piece of independent cinema and we encourage everyone to give this movie a chance, so head to Vimeo On Demand or the link at the end of this piece and check out this movie. Also, when you’re finished, leave your thoughts for the filmmakers and let us know your thoughts about “Life Insurance Lottery”

WATCH Life Insurance Lottery NOW On VIMEO On Demand

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John Wick 2…John Kills Everyone

 

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“The only way out is back in.” That is the tagline for the follow-up to 2014’s John Wick. Subtly titled, John Wick: Chapter 2, John has to venture to Europe (yes the car comes too!) in what can assume is his attempt to get back out of the hitman business. Of course, the bodies will pile up quite high before that happens and we get an appearance from Morpheus as he tries to mentor Neo…wait…wrong film. Lawrence Fishburne does appear and will be joined by newcomers Common and Ruby Rose with Ian McShane and John Leguizamo returning.

From our last few posts, it would appear that 2017 is going to be off with a shot and the earliest shot we have so far is John Wick: Chapter 2 which will hit theaters February 10th. Although not rated yet, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess it will be a hard ‘R’ for violence.

 

NowhereCalifornia.com Reaches Its First Year..

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(Joshua Gilmore- Staff Writer)

It started one year ago today, this site was launched and took the concept of Nowhere California to a whole new level.

Nowhere California started in 2011 and it was just another conversation between two friends, but these conversation started taking place in front of a microphone and unleashed on the internet. It was as simple as that, but as Nowhere California evolved, the team grew and new accomplishments were reach.

The episodes started to grow and the team ventured out of the Nowhere city limits, as they dove into the world of conventions and conducting interviews. It was with each accomplishment, the Nowhere California family stuck to their ideals of what they wanted to produce and not to become just another podcast.

It was that mindset that grew into this website and, as we mark our first year on the net, we want to simply say THANK YOU.

Thank you for following the journey of Nowhere California.

Thank you for listening to the original podcast and all of the other podcast that have sprung from this little idea.

Thank you for checking out this site

And thank you for continuing this adventure with us.

Why Not #19 – Why Not One Hour Photo?

(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

The guys from Nowhere have been celebrating the life and career of the legendary Robin Williams through special episodes of “Why Not?” The “Why Not?” episodes of Nowhere California started out as a way to have a monthly movie discussion and spotlight movies that might have flown under some radars.

In the past installments of “Why Not?” the Nowhere California Team have focused on movies that slightly fell out of the mainstream to movies that a regular viewer might have not given a proper chance. There are many other ways to describe these movie, but the goal of “Why Not?” is to give these films another shot.

In this edition of “Why Not?” the guys from Nowhere discuss the 2002 movie “One Hour Photo” In this film, Robin Williams plays a photo technician/developer Sy and we learn about Sy long running obsession with a particular family…

Click Here To Listen To Why Not #19-Why Not One Hour Photo?

An Exclusive Look Inside The World of “STAR LEAF”

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(Joshua Gilmore Staff Writer)

A group of friends set out for the greatest high of their lives, but stumble across something out of this world in the upcoming movie “Star Leaf” It’s easy to categorize this movie as a simple search to get high, but that would be a great disservice to this multi-layered movie. As you will see in this trailer.

Star Leaf was directed by Richard Cranor, Cranor co-wrote this movie with Hugh Berry. This movie is rounded out by a great cast, featuring Russell Hodgkinson ( SyFy’s Z Nation and Tim Burton’s Big Fish) Julian Gavilanes (Grinder and Z Nation) Kiki Yeung (GODMACHINE)

Now, to give you more insight on the making of this movie, here is a conversation the Joshua Gilmore from Nowhere California had with director Richard Cranor..

Nowhere California Presents Our Conversation With Richard Cranor

Remember check out http://www.starleafmovie.com/ for more information about the world of “Star Leaf”