SXSW 2015: Fun and Informative Sneakerheadz Doc Showcases Shoe Culture

To Rock or Stock? Sneakerheads will do almost anything to get their hands on a unique pair of kicks, going to such extreme lengths as hiding in trash cans to score a pair of Retro Jordan 11s to camping for days in sub zero temperatures for the latest Nike Foamposites. How did sneakers become as prized as collectable art? From the shores of Cali…

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Highlights From The Boulder Film Festival

 

The Boulder Film Festival was the perfect setting to watch high quality arthouse films plus a great time to connect with the Colorado film community! The highlight (I witnessed) occurred during the Q&A session during the Sunday afternoon screening of Being Evel. With Governor Hickenlooper in the audience, the crowd connected to th…

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It Follows: A Horror Classic For Sexually Obsessed Millennials

 
After a strange sexual encounter, a teenager finds herself haunted by nightmarish visions and the inescapable sense that something is after her. (C) Radius-TWC

 

 
 
With a premise that somewhat reeks of a bad, anti-sex propaganda film meant to frighten young teenagers, It Follows is a highly stylized and rather cre…

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Infographic: Drugs and Their Impact on Cinema

Over the course of cinematic history, drugs have slowly inserted their way into the narrative of more and more films. While considered taboo in earlier times, by the time Easy Rider came onto the scene in the late 60s, drugs were an integral part of major motion pictures. After Al Pacino’s unforgettable roles in films like The Panic in Needle Park …

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Jason David Frank talks new Power Rangers movie

 

I had a chance to sit down and talk to Jason David Frank, the Green/White Power Ranger, a Wizard World convention. We discussed the new Power Rangers movie and getting into a MMA fight with CM Punk among things.

 

Jim: Obviously being at the convention isn’t your first rodeo, it almost like home to you, what gets you to com…

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Shawn Ashmore on X-Men and The Following

 

With Season 3 of The Following starting back up on Fox, I had a chance to talk to Shawn Ashmore. Shawn spoke about the success of X-Men, as well as what makes The Following the show to watch.

 

Jim: Wow, Days of Future Past, I enjoyed reviewing that one. 

 
Shawn: Awesome, how did you like it?
 

Jim: I lov…

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William Kircher talks about drama school, and the Hobbit fandom

 

Known widely for his role as Bifur in the Hobbit movies, recently I got a chance to talk to William Kircher at the Madison Wizard World Comic Con. He shared his thoughts on the Hobbit franchise, lying to get into drama school, and the band he currently performs in.

 

Jim: Right from the start I need to verify something with…

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Chicago Wizard World Fan Appreciation

Twice the fun in one year. Chicago just got a special early preview of the Wizard World Comic Con months before the annual August event one comes around. For the first time Wizard World put on a special Fan Fest Chicago Comic Con at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

 

 

The best part of this event was that…

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5 to 7 is a Romantic Affair

 

Synopsis: A young novelist develops an extramarital relationship with a diplomat’s wife. 

 

 

We are about to enter the spring of Yelchin. It all begins with 5 to 7, a romantic comedy from director Victor Levin that hits theaters April 3rd.

 

5 to 7 is an old-school foreign kind of romantic comedy. Th…

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3 Reasons Why SXSW Film Festival Still Matters for Movies

 

 

SXSW Film Festival kicks off this weekend on Friday, March 13th with a lot of excitement and anticipation. Hosted in Austin, Texas during a prime time for spring break, it is always a great convergence of entrepeurnial synergy, eccentric local and global programming, and fun parties. What I love about this festival is how it…

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January 24, 2005
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Christian Slater Victim of Knife Attack

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This just ain’t funny. Actor Christian Slater (who I once thought was going to be a major major star) was attacked this weekend by some knife weiding psycho. CNN gives…

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January 24, 2005
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The Aviator Takes Top Award At Producers Guild

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It’s starting to look more certain that The Aviator, the biopic on the life of Howard Hughes, is going to take home Best Picture at the Oscars this year (nominees…

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January 24, 2005
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Mark Wahlberg courting for The Departed

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So far on the Infernal Affairs remake The Departed we’ve got Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon in the lead roles. Well the talk of late has been that Mark Wahlberg…

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January 23, 2005
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Corpse Bride Trailer

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I’m not really a Tim Burton fan at all. I know it’s the “in” thing to say you dig his stuff… but I don’t. Maybe that makes me a 3rd…

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January 23, 2005
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Fido The Zombie

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Personally, I think the whole “Zombie” genre has been done to death and we really don’t need anymore. But every once in a while a zombie movie comes along with…

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January 23, 2005
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Revenge of the Sith Trailer on March 11

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Word buzzing around the internet right now is that the full Star Wars Episode III:Revenge of the Sith trailer will be available on March 11th. Can’t wait wan’t wait can’t…

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January 22, 2005
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Is Audrey Tautou chosen for Sophie Neveu in The Da Vinci Code?

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Well it could be that the rumours last week were wrong, and the role of Sophie Neveu in The Da Vinci Code has been decided. It’s Audrey Tautou from Amelie,…

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January 22, 2005
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The Jacket trailer online with more answers

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Now it begins to make sense. I’ve just seen the trailer for The Jacket, a movie I’ve posted about before and even with the more explanatory second post I was…

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January 22, 2005
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Vinnie Jones to play Balkan Warlord

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Charisma is something you really need in the movies, and actors have it in many different ways, some not at all. Vinnie Jones has bags of it, and he can…

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January 22, 2005
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Finding Neverland Director brings together eclectic mix

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This casting list is almost stranger than fiction. Emma Thompson, Queen Latifah and Will Ferrell together onscreen. Although Thompson may not necessarily be on screen. MovieWeb say that the grouping…

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January 21, 2005
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Arnold says he won’t be back to Terminator 4 Producers, unless…

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Just confirmation from a rumour carried in a previous story that Arnold Schwarzenegger will not appear in Terminator 4, despite what the executives (and us) would prefer. Terminator 3 made…

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January 21, 2005
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Hey Chris Rock. Shut Your Mouth.

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It’s been well documented here on The Movie Blog that I thought the selection of Chris Rock as host of this years Oscars was a HUGE mistake for several reasons….

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January 21, 2005
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Bruce Willis to begin Solace

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Could this be the return of Bruno? Oh, I crack myself up…and that’s the only one. Anyway, Bruce Willis is coming on board for the movie Solace, a long delayed…

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January 21, 2005
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Sci-Fi to enter The Triangle

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Bryan Singer and Dean Devlin are finally getting their producing act together and getting after a mini-series which has just been okay-ed by the Sci-Fi channel. The title of The…

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January 20, 2005
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Stephen Fry signs up for voice of the Hitchikers Guide

— Posted by John Campea

Oh I just had to break off work and write this up, I’m really excited about this not only because the cast list just seems to keep getting better and…

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January 20, 2005
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David Fincher trying for Zodiac serial killer movie

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The greatness that can be David Fincher has been quiet for some time, but Empire is reporting that he has chosen his next project, which returns him to proven ground…

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January 20, 2005
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Stan Lee wins millions from Spiderman revenue

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How rich do some people have to be? Not content with a mere $1m a year salary from the first Spiderman movie, and that seems to be rolling on year…

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January 20, 2005
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David Duchovny over hyping X-Files 2 project?

— Posted by John Campea

This story has been kicking around in some form or another for a week or so, but in the British fish and chip wrapper (otherwise known as a Tabloid and…

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