Brea Grant

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This week on the show we tackle some cinematic paranormal problems with Mystic Party! hosts Brea Grant and Zane Grant. The ultimate lesson is to stay away from everything because it’s all haunted and trying to kill you. Plus, Geoff will answer your screenwriting questions about contests and short film writing, we’ll chat about whether or not we actually want any new Indiana Jones movies, and we’ll turn to your responses to follow up on last week’s discussion of truth in biographical films. You should follow Brea (@breagrant), Zane (@zanegrant), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis. Please review us on iTunes Download Episode #53 Directly Or subscribe Through iTunes


Best Friends Forever - Brea Grant

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It takes a real set of balls to make a movie about the apocalypse without actually showing the apocalypse. It’s ironic that Brea Grant is the person who has those balls. She wrote, directed, and stars in the alternately quirky and morose Best Friends Forever. The film tells the story of two young women who embark on a road trip and end up at the beginning of the end of the world. Harriet (Grant) is a comic book artist who has recently been released from psychiatric supervision. She’s planning on a fresh start in graduate school in Austin, Texas. Harriet plans a road trip from Los Angeles to the Texas capitol with her best friend Reba (Vera Miao), including some out-of-the-way stops along the way. However, once on the road, the duo enters the isolated desert without the knowledge that a nuclear bomb detonated in L.A., essentially wiping the entire city off the map.


review detour

The critical success of 2010’s Buried didn’t exactly cause a wave of claustrophobic copycats, but a few similarly structured films found their way into production in the past few years. Wrecked saw Adrien Brody trapped in his car after an accident, and Stephen Dorff was stuffed in a trunk (hurray!) for Brake. All three films, for better or worse, had storylines “outside” the single location (car, coffin) that offered additional narrative momentum beyond a simple survival story. Director/co-writer William Dickerson‘s feature debut, Detour, forgoes that additional layer to focus almost exclusively on one man trapped in a confined space and desperate to escape. Is that enough to keep viewers’ attention for ninety minutes? Yes. And no. And yes.



A little less than a year ago Brea Grant was still relatively under the radar, making her debut on Heroes as the speedy Daphne Middlebrook. How the times have changed.



HRG convinces Emile Danko, a.k.a. The Hunter, to release Tracy from Building 26, in hopes that she will lead them to Rebel. As Angela evades capture, she turns to an old friend for help. In Los Angeles, Hiro and Ando continue on their latest mission from Rebel to protect the newest hero.



While being held hostage, HRG is subjected to Matt Parkman’s unique brand of interrogation, revealing how he became involved with Nathan’s government plot to capture those with abilities. Meanwhile, Matt’s discoveries bring Peter face-to-face with “The Hunter”.



Following a chain of unexpected events, the heroes are on the run from Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) and the Hunter (Zeljko Ivanek). A series of prophetic paintings reveals the tragic fate of someone close to Matt (Greg Grunberg). Elsewhere, Sylar (Zachary Quinto) continues the search for his father and encounters an outcast with information and an ability of his own.



The heroes prepare for the impending solar eclipse that will change everything. The only question is: are you still watching?



Hiro (Masi Oka) gets his mind wiped … sort of. Elle (Kristen Bell) and Sylar (Zachary Quinto) have a reunion, and Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) tries to keep Claire (Hayden Panettiere) innocent.


Heroes: Eris Quod Sum

Trapped and terrified, Nathan and Tracy fight for their lives against a much-changed, monstrous Suresh to free themselves, Maya and the doctor’s other “test subjects.”



Neil subs in for Adam this week on the Heroes beat — and subsequently tries to find a way to punch a television show in the kidneys.


Heroes Star Brea Grant

Style, superpowers, and smarts. Brea Grant has them all and is quickly establishing herself as one of the rising stars in Hollywood. The triple threat actress who plays Daphne Middlebrook on Heroes and appears in Max Payne talked to us about her hit TV show, why she won’t read message boards, and why she loves Alien vs. Predator.



Claire goes hunting for villains, Hiro and Ando look for answers to who’s behind the curtain, and the Pertrelli family finds they will have to set out an additional plate of China at dinner.



An unlikely pair, Sylar (Zachary Quinto) and H.R.G. (Jack Coleman) are sent to capture the villains who escaped from Level 5.



Despite the almost criminal lack of Kristen Bell in these photos, it appears as if the direction of the “Villains” chapter may come into focus a little bit better in episode 3.

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published: 01.25.2015
published: 01.25.2015
published: 01.25.2015

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