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BREAKING: ‘Quiet Place’ Filmmakers Opening New Movie Theater In Iowa

October 7th, 2022
BREAKING: 'Quiet Place' Filmmakers Opening New Movie Theater In Iowa

BREAKING NEWS: Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the creative duo behind the award-winning blockbuster hit “A Quiet Place,” are opening a new two-screen movie theater, The Last Picture House, on the corner of 2nd and Iowa Streets in downtown Davenport. Cheekily named after the Peter Bogdonovich film, “The Last Picture Show,” the venue owned by the pair, who were born and raised in the Quad-Cities, is being helped along by a $600,000 grant from the state of Iowa to buttress the $3.72 million project. The 8,700 square foot spot for the new theater is currently vacant, and is owned... Read More

Looking For Positive News? Here’s The Good News For June, Quad-Cities!

June 21st, 2021
Scott Beck and Bryan Woods winning a Saturn Award for "A Quiet Place"

It’s summer, covid is fading, and spirits are high for new beginnings and positivity! And we here at QuadCities.com, as we do every month, are giving you a dose of that positivity with our What’s The Good News column! Every month, we, in conjunction with our friends and partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” give you a rundown of some of the positive things going on in and around the Quads. So, what’s the good news for this month? Here ya go… Quad City Arts Metro Arts Is Coloring Moline The Quad City Arts Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship Program has... Read More

Khalil’s Christmas Special Is The Holiday Special YOU NEED This Weekend.

December 18th, 2020
Khalil's Christmas Special Is The Holiday Special YOU NEED This Weekend.

It’s been a rough year, honchos. So, damn it, you OWE IT to yourself to check out Khalil’s Christmas Special, sponsored by QuadCities.com. Yes. You OWE it to yourself. Khalil’s Covid Christmas Special premieres December 20, and will be a Christmas Special for the ages! Join your hosts, Khalil Hacker and Tristan Tapscott as they wrap up this dumpster fire year the only way they know how… with a Christmas special! Filled with surprise guest stars, a fruit cake eating contest and many laughs! Shot safely in the beautiful Renwick Mansion of Davenport Iowa! Sit back, poor some... Read More

Adam Driver To Star in New Thriller From Quad-Cities’ Scott Beck And Bryan Woods

September 1st, 2020
Adam Driver To Star in New Thriller From Quad-Cities' Scott Beck And Bryan Woods

How do you spell an upcoming film blockbuster? Add star Adam Driver to a sci-fi thriller written and directed by Bettendorf natives Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, co-produced by the legendary Sam Raimi. “We’re still pinching ourselves with this news,” Beck and Woods tweeted on Tuesday of the planned pic “65.” “Adam Driver will be the star of the next film we’re directing for Sony. He’s one of our favorite artists on the planet. Can’t wait to share this special movie with all of you.” In May, Variety reported a reunion for Beck and Woods (both 35-year-old Bettendorf... Read More

Beck and Woods Flashback To ‘Impulse’

September 17th, 2019
Beck and Woods Flashback To ‘Impulse’

Long before they heard the loud cheers for “A Quiet Place,” and the screams for “Haunt,” Scott Beck and Bryan Woods built up a sizeable catalog of films, some of which were local, featuring Quad-Cities’ actors, and some of which were put into production featuring some well-known names. “Impulse” was one of the latter, featuring the actor Christopher Kennedy Masterson from the TV show “Malcolm in the Middle.” Want to learn more about the film? Below is the story I originally wrote in November 2009 for my blog, What The *&&^%^*($ Is Sean Leary Thinking: DES MOINES, November... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Lissie Joins Beck And Woods For “Haunt” Soundtrack

September 16th, 2019
Quad-Cities' Lissie Joins Beck And Woods For "Haunt" Soundtrack

Former Bettendorf residents Scott Beck and Bryan Woods haven’t forgotten their creative collaborators from the Quad-Cities. The duo, who make their directorial and writing major studio debut on the big screens worldwide with “Haunt” this Friday have brought in former Rock Islander Lissie to help with the soundtrack to the movie. Lissie recorded a cover of Rob Zombie’s “Dragula” for the film. Scott and Bryan said the following about the collaboration on their facebook: “We’ve wanted to work with Lissie for years and are grateful to finally have... Read More

Quad-Cities’ ‘Quiet Place’ Duo Beck And Woods Release ‘Haunt’ Friday The 13th!

September 13th, 2019

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the authors of the Oscar-nominated “A Quiet Place,” will be back this week, opening their first major motion picture they’ve written AND directed, “Haunt.” The film, about an extreme haunted house that isn’t quite what it seems, opens Friday, Sept. 13, and stars local actor Justin Marxen. It’s produced by Eli Roth.  Read More

Beck And Woods’ “Haunt” Local Theaters This Week!

September 12th, 2019
Beck And Woods’ “Haunt” Local Theaters This Week!

Since they were boys growing up in Bettendorf, devouring Stephen King novels and vintage chillers, Scott Beck and Bryan Woods have loved thrillers and horror films. With “A Quiet Place,” the two created a screenplay for a classic of their own. And this week, they take it to a new level. “Haunt” is the latest major studio film from the duo, and the first they’ve written AND directed. It also stars a Quad-Cities actor with whom they’re quite familiar – Justin Marxen, with whom they’ve worked for close to two decades going back to their time in the Quads. Most of Marxen’s role and... Read More

Midwest Monster Fest Stalks Into the Quad-Cities

September 11th, 2019
Midwest Monster Fest Stalks Into the Quad-Cities

It’s alive! It’s terrifying! It’s MIDWEST MONSTER FEST! The product of the Dr. Frankensteinian mind of creator and producer Jeff O’Neil, the festival features everything from a tribute to “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” featuring a number of its stars to a costume contest, podcasting, merchandise booths, horror-themed events and more. It’ll creep into the Spotlight Theater in Moline Sept. 14-15, with show hours of Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “If you like horror movies as much as I do, this is everything you would want in a festival,” O’Neil said. “There... Read More

What’s The Good News For September?

September 4th, 2019
What’s The Good News For September?

We’re falling into fall, but we’re also falling into a lot of great things that are going to make it an awesome autumn in the Quad-Cities! Here’s some of the good news going on around the community! Haunt Opening Friday The 13th! “Haunt,” the directorial debut of Scott Beck and Brian Woods, the former Quad-Citians who go by the name Bluebox Films, will debut in theaters worldwide Friday, Sept. 13. Beck and Woods, who wrote the Oscar-nominated “A Quiet Place,” also wrote “Haunt,” which was produced by Eli Roth, popular for the “Hostel” films and his work with Quentin Tarantino. While... Read More