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Character: Jungle Julia
Production Status: On DVD
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Written by: Quentin Tarantino
Selected Cast: Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd, Rose McGowan
Release Date: April 6, 2007
Genre: Horror, Crime, Action
MPAA Rating: R
Stuntman Mike is a former Hollywood stunt race car driver who targets and kills women with his “death proof” stunt car. In Act I, Mike surfaces in Austin, Texas to target a group of women whom he knows; Jungle Julia an outgoing, dope-smoking, radio DJ/fashion model meeting her old school friends for a night on the town whom are sentimental model Arlene, and local bad-girl Shanna, as well as bar-nut hippie Pam who tries to make Mike notice her, unaware of his sociopath and misogynist tendencies. In Act II, Stuntman Mike surfaces in Tennessee where he randomly picks another another group of women to stalk all of whom work in the motion picture business; Abernathy is a make-up girl and stand-in wanting a chance of pace in her life. Lee is a naive B-movie actress. Kim is a tough-minded stunt woman always wanting action. And Zoe is a fellow stunt woman from New Zealand visiting her friends. However, the second set of girls proves more though to get, and because of a combination of bad luck and Stuntman Mike’s carelessness, the girls decide to turn the tables on their tormentor for revenge of their own.Continue Reading »
Other Aliases: Sydney Tamila Poitier / Sydney Poitier
Date of birth: November 15, 1973
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
Family: Sidney Poitier (father), Joanna Shimkus (mother), Anika (older sister), and four half-sisters (Pamela, Sherri, Gina and Beverly Poitier), One dog (A Llapso Poo and a Poodle mix male she resqued)
Marrial status: Single
Height: 5′ 11″ (1.80 m)
Hair color: Brunette
Worked at a record label in her twenties.
• “I love movies. I love movies and I love doing films. I love being able to play different characters. I love the atmosphere of a set when you come together for a film because usually you are on location somewhere you get into this instant sort of bonding family mode. It’s a really special experience; but mostly because I’m just generally a film fan. I think I prefer doing film. I do like the stability of TV. I’d like to be able to go top work everyday not something that you miss that in films because it’s a longer downtime between jobs. For now, I don’t have a family. I’m not having kids anytime soon and anything like that so I prefer to do the film thing because I have the freedom to do so and that’s what I’m really passionate about.”Continue Reading »
Her mother is former actress Joanna Shimkus and her father, whom she is named after is legendary Oscar-winning screen performer Sidney Poiter. Sydney grew up in L.A. and lived a relatively normal childhood. She is the youngest of six girls that included older sister Anika and four half-sisters -Pamela, Sherri, Gina and Beverly Poitier. It wasn’t until she applied for college she embraced interest in a proffesional acting career. Although her actor parents were supportive, they always encouraged Sydney to have some sort of backup plan. Sydney attended and later graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. There she studied drama, where the mere mention of her famous name had classmates humorously thinking her father had enrolled. Poitier performed in various stage productions, including a memorable production of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, in which she played the brutalized daughter Lavinia. Following graduation, Poitier continued honing her craft at the Stella Adler Conservatory.
Death Proof (2007)
… Sydney Poitier as Jungle Julia
Planet Terror (2007)
What is a Grindhouse?
“Grind House” – noun – A downtown movie theater – in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace of the ’30s and ’40s – known for “grinding out” non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies. From groundbreaking directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez comes the ultimate film experience: a double-bill of thrillers that will recall both filmmakers’ favorite exploitation films. Grindhouse will be presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. Tarantino’s film, Death Proof, is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife, while Rodriguez’s film explores an alien world eerily familiar to ours in Planet Terror. Welcome to the Grindhouse – it’ll tear you in two!
Knight Rider (2008)
Character: Carrie Rivai
Production Status: Completed
Directed by: Steve Shill
Written by: David Andron, Glen A. Larson
Selected Cast: Val Kilmer (voice), Justin Bruening, Deanna Russo
Release Date: February 17, 2008
MPAA Rating: n/a
This two-hour movie event, based on the iconic 1980′s hit television series, stars Justin Bruening, Deanna Russo, Sydney Tamiia Poitier and Bruce Davison. In addition, David Hasselhoff – who starred in the popular lead role as Michael Knight for four seasons during the original series’ run, returns as the same character during a special guest-star appearance.
As the original story resumes, the new KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand) is absolutely the coolest car ever created: its supercomputer capable of hacking almost any system; its weapons systems efficient; and its body — thanks to its creator’s work and nanotechnology – is capable of actually shifting shape and color. Plus, its artificial intelligence makes it the ideal good cop partner: logical, precise and possessing infinite knowledge. It is the ultimate car – and someone will be willing to do anything to obtain it.Continue Reading »