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Kevin McDaniel graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2012 majoring in Film and Video Production with a minor in Writing. His thesis film, Gus Baranto, P.I. and the Case of the Missing Pudding, was also released that year to some bemused laughter and confused looks. Since graduating, he has worked on the feature film Sand Castles, due to hit out the festival circuit late next year. Ever since he was young, he has had a large interest in film - and thanks to a childhood fascination with Batman – the crime and film noir genres. His three primary influences as a filmmaker are Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, John Carpenter’s The Thing, and Saw, although his favorite film is Brick . When not writing for DestroyTheCyborg, Kevin is usually either locked in his room playing video games or locked in his office working on various scripts, including The Party which is being co-developed with fellow DTC writers Mike Rapin and Chase Szymanski. If not indoors, he might be riding his bike or at a baseball game, depending on the weather. While not as avid a comic book reader as he once was, Kevin enjoys the various works of Steve Niles, Greg Rucka and Garth Ennis. Although if he had to choose a side, he would be a Marvel. Outside of his geek culture, Kevin is a pretty normal guy despite having his birth constantly compared to the chest-burster scene from Alien. He is occasionally told that he looks like Ashton Kutcher, which mildly irritates him. Another fun fact about him is that he would one day like to learn how to swing dance. His celebrity crush is Michelle Trachtenberg and his favorite color is gray. This is also a great time to mention that he considers it really awkward writing about himself in the third person. He currently resides in the Cleveland, Ohio area with his hamster, Miranda.

 

NEED FOR SPEED

Need for Speed

February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cast Aaron Paul – Tobey Marshall Imogen Poots – Julia Maddon Dominic Cooper – Dino Brewster Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi – Benny Rami Malek – Finn Dakota Johnson – Anita Michael Keaton – Monarch Directed...

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Holy cats – Its the first ever DestroyTheCyborg Film Podcast! In this installment, Film co-editors Kevin McDaniel and Chase Szymanski break down their Top Ten Films of 2013 lists. They battle technology, discuss their process...

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2013 Trophy

Kevin’s Top 10 Films of 2013

January 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

Greetings, welcome, and hello! As is tradition, with the end of the year comes the end of year lists. The bests, the worsts, the weirdests, what have you. And we here at DestroyTheCyborg always like...

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American Hustle

American Hustle

December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cast Christian Bale – Irving Rosenfeld Amy Adams – Sydney Prosser Bradley Cooper – Richie DiMaso Jennifer Lawrence – Rosalyn Rosenfeld Jeremy Renner – Carmine Polito Louis C.K. – Stoddard Thorsen Written by Eric Singer...

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Dallas Buyers Club

December 13, 2013 | 1 Comments

Cast Matthew McConaughey – Ron Woodruff Jared Leto – Rayon Jennifer Garner – Dr. Eve Saks Steve Zahn – Tucker Denis O’Hare – Dr. Sevard Michael O’Neill – Richard Barkley Griffin Dunne – Dr. Vass...

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Out of the Furnace

Out of the Furnace

December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cast Christian Bale – Russell Baze Casey Affleck – Rodney Baze Jr. Woody Harrelson – Harlan DeGroat Zoe Saldana – Lena Taylor Willem Dafoe – John Petty Forest Whitaker – Chief Wesley Barnes Sam Shepard...

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Thor The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World

November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cast Chris Hemsworth – Thor Tom Hiddleston – Loki Natalie Portman – Jane Foster Christopher Eccleston – Malekith Idris Elba – Heimdall Ray Stevenson – Volstagg Jamie Alexander – Sif Zachary Levi – Fandral Anthony...

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Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cast Charlie Hunnam – Raleigh Becket Idris Elba – Stacker Petnecost Rinko Kikuchi – Mako Mori Charlie Day – Dr. Newton Geiszler Burn Gorman – Gottleib Max Martini – Herc Hansen Robert Kazinsky – Chuck...

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World War Z

World War Z

June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cast Brad Pitt – Gerry Lane Mireille Enos – Karin Lane Daniella Kertesz – Segen James Badge Dale – Captain Speke Matthew Fox – Parajumper Fana Mokoena – Thierry Umutoni Directed by Marc Forster Rated...

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How time flies. Though it may not really feel like it, it has been nearly four years since Thirty Seconds to Mars‘ third album  ‘This Is War‘ hit shelves, spawning four singles, four short films/music...

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