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 7, 2005
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All good…well all movies come in multiples

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It’s all about the trilogy nowadays. Coming Soon carry a story from Variety – oh let me break off a moment there and complain about the most annoying thing ever…

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Alan Rickman and Bill Bailey cast for Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

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Excellent news for fans of The HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy as Coming Soon point me the way of Planet Magrathea for some casting information on the movie. Marvin the…

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January 7, 2005
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David Morrissey cast in Basic Instinct 2

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Dubious news for the talented British actor David Morrissey as Reuters through Yahoo give us the news that he is set to appear alongside Sharon Stone in the Basic Instinct…

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January 7, 2005
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Superman Returns casting moves closer to official confirmation

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An update from Reuters through Yahoo confirms for us the news that Kate Bosworth is indeed in negotiations for Lois Lane: The casting of Lane was a long process that…

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January 6, 2005
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Michael Biehn Should Have Been A Mega-Star

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There are some actors out there who for one reason or another just either don’t get the credit they deserve, or don’t get a chance to show off their stuff….

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January 6, 2005
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The Celestine Phrophecy the Movie

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Researching some info for the last story about the Arnie TV movie, I stumbled across the latest movie that Jürgen Prochnow is working on, as the lead in The Celestine…

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January 6, 2005
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New actor joins Arnold Schwarzenneger TV movie

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Some might scoff at the idea of an actor being required to play the great Arnold Schwarzennegar, and I smiled as I read the title of the news story from…

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January 6, 2005
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A less complex summary of The Jacket

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Confused, I certainly was when reading the blurb for The Jacket from a previous article about the movie. However, thanks to Rope of Silicons’ Sundance Preview Part 1, I understand…

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January 6, 2005
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New promotional images for Star Wars Episode III

— Posted by Rodney

Dum dum dum dum de dum dum de dum…I’m kinda getting ramped up with all this Star Wars excitement too, maybe not as much as FanBoy John, but I can…

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January 6, 2005
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William Hung Has a Movie?

— Posted by Rodney

You guys remember William Hung? That hilariously terrible singer from the not so hilarious, but terrible none the less exscuse for a show American Idol? Apparently he has stared in…

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January 6, 2005
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New Stills From War of the Worlds and Devil’s Rejects

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“Now, it could be argued I am crazy for putting movies by Steven Spielberg and Rob Zombie in the same post, but my counter-argument is a simple one: I am…

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January 6, 2005
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Andre 3000 cast in next John Singleton movie

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With a silly name like Andre 3000 you just have to be in showbiz, and not content with singing 3000 (could I call him 3k?) is making the transition to…

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January 6, 2005
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Emmerich dulls plans for Nightstalkers and Freddy vs Jason

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Are plans quashed for a Blade: Trinity Nightstalkers spin off or a Freddy vs Jason movie? Well Coming Soon take the quotes from Creature Corner‘s questions to Toby Emmerich over…

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January 5, 2005
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol. 8

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January 5, 2005
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V for Vendetta Teaser Poster

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The news on V for Vendetta is rolling out fast, no sooner was the news out that Natalie Portman was looking to be cast in the film, sites are now…

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January 5, 2005
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Mike Leigh speaks out against casting big name actors

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The excellent Director Mike Leigh who bases his films around altogether real and believable characters, has been openly criticising the interfering ways of Hollywood during the film making process. Allegedly…

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January 5, 2005
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Britney Spears Wants to Direct

— Posted by John Campea

File this one under the “Oh good God, please make it go away” category. If you’ve read The Movie Blog at all over the last year or so, you know…

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January 5, 2005
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J.J. Abrams says very little of MI:3

— Posted by Rodney

J.J. Abrams sounds like one of those amazingly talented guys. He’s running with Alias, Lost and MI:3 right now, and that doesn’t cover his upcoming projects: The Catch, a bounty-hunter…

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