UNFINISHED BUSINESS: DEEP DIVE – TOY SOLDIERS (1991)

The new edition of Unfinished Business TELEVISION’s DEEP DIVE goes back to the early ‘90s with the 1991 action-packed gem TOY SOLDIERS, starring the legendary Lou Gossett, Jr., and a host of teen heartthrobs featuring Sean Astin, Will Wheaton, Keith Coogan and more. This GOONIES meets RED DAWN meets DIE HARD epic was very popular on cable back in the day. But did you know which Oscar-winning director was set to helm? And which other teen stars missed out on saving their school from terrorists? Watch, like, comment, and SUBSCRIBE!

Also, please contact us KEITH COOGAN or T.E. RUSSELL!

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS: DEEP DIVE – THE FAN (1996)

The legendary Tony Scott is the highlight in this episode of Unfinished Business TELEVISION’s DEEP DIVE. The guys look back at this flawed ‘90s thriller with Robert De Niro playing a psychotic baseball fanatic and Wesley Snipes as the struggling star in his sights. With a pre-Oscar appearance by Benicio Del Toro, how did Scott fall so short of the mound?

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS: DEEP DIVE – SNAKE EYES (1998)

On this edition of Unfinished Business Television’s DEEP DIVE, hosts Jeff Gallashaw and André Joseph begin the first of many reviews on the immortal greatness that is NICHOLAS CAGE as they dive into his drugged up corrupt cop role in the 90s Brian De Palma thriller, SNAKE EYES (Not to be confused with G.I. Joe). Witness the guys dissect how a potential Rashomon-inspired classic with stunning cinematography could fall apart by poor test screenings and over the top performances. Also find out which controversial movie star was up for Gary Sinise’s villain role. Hint: He slapped a man recently!

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS INTERVIEW – Armand Mastroianni

We have another very special episode here on UNFINISHED BUSINESS to conclude our Halloween Month by interviewing Armand Mastroianni. Armand is the writer/director of the 1980 cult classic HE KNOWS YOU’RE ALONE which was the debut film of a little known actor named Tom Hanks. Hosts Jeff Gallashaw and Andre´ Joseph of AJ Epyx Productions sit down with Armand to discuss this movie, his start in the business, subsequent films such as THE KILLING HOUR (aka THE CLAIRVOYANT), THE SUPERNATURALS, and his various works on television. We’re really excited about this one and very thankful to Armand for making the time to speak with us.

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS: DEEP DIVE – 28 DAYS LATER (2002)

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: DEEP DIVE – 28 DAYS LATER (2002)

Our last deep dive for Halloween Month of Unfinished Business arrives as we discuss the greatness that is Danny Boyle’s 28 DAYS LATER. This British zombie apocalypse classic launched the careers of Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, and screenwriter Alex Garland while launching a franchise in the process.

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS: DEEP DIVE – FEAR (1996)

Our Halloween Month continues here at Unfinished Business. This week, we take a deep dive into this Gen X sleeper gem FEAR which was the breakthrough film for Marky Mark himself, Mark Wahlberg, and a pre-Legally Blonde Reese Witherspoon. Also featuring a pre-CSI William Petersen. What made this Fatal Attraction knock-off so different from the rest? You’ll also discover how dark and twisted the original script was from the final film!


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Unfinished Business: October 2021

It’s Halloween Month here at UNFINISHED BUSINESS! All the latest episodes we have in store will be movie reviews on both classic and modern thrillers as well as a big surprise before the season is out. This month’s edition we look at the recent releases of Netflix’s KATE and HBO Max’s MALIGNANT. Plus, the latest news and trailer reviews.


Lastly, Jeff and Andre beg the question what would a remake of COCOON look like?


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UNFINISHED BUSINESS: DEEP DIVE – SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY (1991)

It’s the start of Halloween season and UNFINISHED BUSINESS kicks it off with a new deep dive on the Julia Roberts thriller vehicle from 1991, SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY. This little hit back in the day features an unforgettable performance by Patrick Bergin as the abusive OCD ridden husband who we can’t help but highlight here. Learn the backstory behind this movie, who was set to star in it, and why we find Patrick Bergin to be so underrated!

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS: DEEP DIVE – DEF BY TEMPTATION (1990)

Unfinished Business takes a complete detour into the world of Troma as hosts Jeff Gallashaw and Andre´ Joseph deep dive into the bizarre Brooklyn-based cult thriller DEF BY TEMPTATION, the lone directorial release of James Bond III. Starring Cynthia Bond (no relation) as a sultry demon and featuring a plethora of Spike Lee alumni such as Kadeem Hardison, the late Bill Nunn, Samuel L. Jackson, as well as R&B stars of the day making cameos including Melba Moore, Freddie Jackson, and Najee! Why are we fascinated with it? Watch now and find out!

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New Projects from AJ Epyx Productions in 2021

After such a chaotic year with all productions at a standstill, we are now going to announce some new projects that we at AJ Epyx Productions are taking on in the coming new year:

CALCULATED EGOS

A web series crime drama about a power struggle between two families.

CALCULATED EGOS follows a struggling Brooklyn warehouse worker named Melvin Mac, Jr. who is offered an important job opportunity by reputed Italian mob boss, Don Cesare Pachino. The wealth that the job provides for Mac’s wife and son also makes him a target for enemies working in the shadows. This results in a series of tragic events that will change both the Mac and Pachino family lives forever. The web series will be a 10-episode arc spanning three generations from the mid-1970s to the present day. We are proud to bring to life this gripping new project from award-winning film director, Andrè Joseph of AJ Epyx Productions, writer/producers Christopher Stewart and Minoj of Source Life Entertainment, and associate producer Sonia Ruiz. If you have any questions or comments, please check out our official website. Follow on Instagram @calculatedegos

See our pitch video interview below:

THE INDIE FILM EXHIBITION MASTERCLASS

Congratulations! You have succeeded through the tedious task of making your first film. Now what do you do? How do you get your movie seen in front of an audience? The Indie Film Exhibition Masterclass will take you through the variety of options you have to release your movie, how to expand your reach through marketing, and how you can potentially make a profit in the process. The host is award-winning NYC filmmaker Andre Joseph of AJ Epyx Productions and director of the indie thriller VENDETTA GAMES now available on Amazon Prime, Tubi, and on DVD at most available retailers.

This class will be coming to the virtual learning website Skillshare in a matter of weeks. You can check out our previous class NO BUDGET FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS right now at the following link: https://t.co/4YJ8B3DIPP?amp=1

AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS

We are still moving forward with this long in development epic western that we originally planned to film this year. As of now, we have 20 days left to raise startup funds on Kickstarter. Any little bit will help. But just as importantly, if you can please share the link, it gets us a long way. Lets make it happen! http://kck.st/33QWGQ7