|release date||November 9 2010|
|studio||Virgil Films and Entertainment|
|starring||Michael Madsen, Jennifer Tisdale, Rachel Hunter, David Frank Fletcher Jr., Nils Allen Stewart|
SynopsisThe latest creation from visionary indie director Douglas Elford-Argent, The Brazen Bull is an ice cold tale of misguided ambition and savage revenge. Set in the bowels of an iconic derelict Los Angeles high-rise, we follow Lauren and her real-estate investing fiance as they discover first hand what happens when a madman leads not with emotion, but rather chilling rationality. The Man in question, played by Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Donnie Brasco) brings a heaping helping of sanity and jet-black humor to the crazy table. The result is a wonderfully off-kilter horror/thriller that never goes where we expect, but rather draws the audience deeper into a surprising world that has dark corners even in the brightest rooms.
After the release of Reservoir Dogs, I expected Michael Madsen to evolve into an indie juggernaut of sorts, the King of B-movies, like Parker Posey but with a growly voice and a big dick. (Seriously, his johnson IS the occasional subject of interviews.) But while a few of his fellow Dogs are successfully anchoring cable series like Lie to Me and Brooklyn Empire, Madsen has languored in the shadows of straight-to-DVD crap-dom. Too bad, cause his sly sullenness could easily carry a strongly-scripted B-horror movie. Unfortunately, The Brazen Bull is NOT that horror movie. …Read More