UNFINISHED BUSINESS: DEEP DIVE – JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS (2001)

Before the CW’s Riverdale, there was one live-action trip down Archie’s hometown in Universal’s adaptation of JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS. Unfinished Business TELEVISION takes a DEEP DIVE into this misunderstood musical comedy with Rachel Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, and an up-and-coming Rosario Dawson leading the way. Was it meant for kids or to please teens? Was it the last of a bygone era known as the early 2000s? And who were the pop queens originally considered for Dawson’s role? Find out, comment, like, and SUBSCRIBE!

Follow Jeff on Instagram @Projectorj1 and @Unfinsihedb2 and on Twitter @MrUniverse and @UnfinishedB1. Follow André on Twitter and Instagram @ajepyx and see more about his film work at AJepyxproductions.com.

Unfinished Business: December 2021 Part 1

The final 2021 editions of Unfinished Business kick off the holiday season right with the first part of many movie reviews we will be covering this month. Part 1 sees hosts Jeff Gallashaw and Andre´ Joseph of AJ Epyx Productions covering the blockbuster releases SHANG CHI: LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS and the highly anticipated GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE! Plus news and trailers about Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Batman, Cobra Kai Season 4, the future of the MCU, and so much more.

Follow Jeff on Instagram @Projectorj1 and @Unfinsihedb2 and on Twitter at MrUniverse and Unfinsihedb1. Follow Andre’ on Twitter and Instagram @ajepyx and see more about his film work at AJepyxproductions.com.

Cinematic Talk – ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE

Here’s the last of the 3 videos that filmmaker Andre’ Joseph took part in for Cinematic Talk with DJ Dreamer and Rockstar801. They give their reactions on Zack Snyder’s JUSTICE LEAGUE that just dropped last month on HBO Max.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League, often referred to as the “Snyder Cut”, is the 2021 director’s cut of the 2017 American superhero film Justice League. It presents Justice League—the fifth film of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), the sequel to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and based on the DC Comics team—as director Zack Snyder had intended it before he left the production. Like the theatrical release, Zack Snyder’s Justice League follows the Justice League—Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and the Flash (Ezra Miller)—as they attempt to save the world from the catastrophic threat of Darkseid (Ray Porter), Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds), and their army of Parademons.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: DEEP DIVE – COMING 2 AMERICA (2021)

Unfinished Business takes a deep dive into the sequel that nobody expected or asked for: COMING 2 AMERICA! Did Eddie Murphy recapture the nostalgic magic of the 80s or was it another family-friendly dud? Find out our thoughts on the new Amazon release with hosts Jeff Gallashaw, Andre Joseph of AJ Epyx Productions, and SPECIAL GUEST Billie Boom!

Where to Find Our Films (August 2020)

Our fans keep asking us where they can find all films produced by AJ Epyx Productions over the years. With so many titles out on multiple platforms now, we decided to start a periodic blog to update everyone as to where they can see the work we have done. See all films with the links below their posters (Trailer links in posters):

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VENDETTA GAMES

Amazon Prime, Tubi, Roku TV (via WASH TV), Xumo, Walmart, Target, TCM Shop

 

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THE SAXOPHONIST

The BeBop Channel App, Amazon Prime (DVD & Blu-ray only)

 

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AJ EPYX PRODUCTIONS’ PRICELESS

Moore TV Network via Eventbrite

 

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DISHONORABLE VENDETTA

Amazon (DVD only), Vimeo on Demand

 

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NIGHT STREAM

Amazon (DVD only), Vimeo on Demand

 

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TEMPTED

Amazon (DVD only), Vimeo on Demand

All other short films, trailers, music videos, promotional projects, and The Silver Screen Action Figure Podcast can be found on our AJ Epyx Productions YouTube and Vimeo channels.

UNINVITED Behind the Scenes

These are some of the pics of the highly ambitious UNINVITED music video shoot we did for Milan Lazistan’s album, MUSIC AT MIDNIGHT. Between 2 days of shooting, puppeteering, and green screen studio work plus many long hours of creative animation went into this one. We really appreciate working with Milan as always. We also give thanks to Kim and Emma Schiavo for making this video extra special. Now UNINVITED makes its world premiere just in time for Valentine’s Day season.

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UNINVITED Music Video Premiere

After a little girl’s favorite toy gets left behind, we see the heart of a dedicated childhood favorite come alive and venture off into a new world in pursuit of true love and happiness.

“UNINVITED”

Written & Performed by
Milan Lazistan III

Engineered by
Bill Mann

Cast
SMALL CHILD – EMMA SCHIAVO
PARENT – KIM SCHIAVO
DOG – MAGGIE
MAN FROM THRIFT STORE – MILAN LAZISTAN

Crew
DIRECTOR – ANDRE´ JOSEPH
PRODUCER – MILAN LAZISTAN
STORY AND CONCEPT – MILAN LAZISTAN & ANDRE´ JOSEPH
DP – ANDRE´ JOSEPH
MAKEUP – None
AD – ALBERT ALBANESE III
EDITOR – ANDRE´ JOSEPH

Puppeteers
MILAN LAZISTAN
ELLEN LAZISTAN
ALBERT ALBANESE III

Special Thanks to Michael Schiavo

Shot on the Panasonic GH4
Edited on Adobe Premiere CC
Effects on Adobe After Effects CC

Sour Goat Productions, LLC
&
2019 AJ Epyx Productions, LLC

Listen to Milan’s tracks on
Reverbnation: reverbnation.com/milanandthesourgoat/
Facebook: facebook.com/MILAN.and.the.SOUR.GOAT
YouTube: youtube.com/user/milannj

New CineFiles Episodes Coming This Fall

Back by popular demand, The CineFiles will be returning to its original video format this fall season. While Eric Cohen is on a brief hiatus, we have the long awaited return of Mike Foltz who will be joining both Jeff Gallashaw of Unfinished Business and Andre´ Joseph to discuss the latest film reviews and some very timely topics. Follow the This is Infamous YouTube channel for these upcoming episodes, podcasts, and much more!

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Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews

We don’t often plug other websites and podcasts besides The CineFiles and CosBlog. But in this case, I highly recommend any movie lover to check out Oliver Harper and his retrospective/reviews covering cult films and popular movies for his YouTube channel. He’s not the typical internet celebrity who pokes fun at a film’s flaws. Instead, he tackles the backstories behind the films, special effects techniques, soundtracks, and most unique of all the video game tie-ins! So much of what he does in his work reminds me of how I got started in filmmaking.

Oliver also does running commentary videos with his pals Richard Jackson and an amazing working actor named Duncan Casey. The time they put into dissecting a bad movie can be highly entertaining to watch!

Here are Oliver’s links to see his work:

Website – http://www.olivers-retrospectives.com/
Patreon for early access to reviews & commentaries – http://www.patreon.com/oliverharper
YouTube Channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/ollyh82
Lets Play Channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/retropodcasts

I highly recommend his new Back to the Future retrospective:

And his commentary on the Roger Corman-produced Fantastic Four movie from 1994: