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

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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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The Tripods BBC TV series undergoing treatment

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Another childhood series is making its way to the big screen. The TV adaptation of The Tripods was something I watched with glee and much unease when I was a…

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Keira Knightley starring in The Jacket

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I haven’t heard anything about this movie until now, and the write up from JoBlo sounds very intriguing: It’s something like a guy is arrested for the murder of a…

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January 5, 2005
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Natalie Portman in talks for V for Vendetta

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In a time when we’re besieged by Comic and Graphic Novel (see, I made the distinction for all you fans out there) movie adaptations that are often below standard, or…

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January 4, 2005
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Vanity Fair – Special Star Wars Issue

— Posted by John Campea

This may be the only time in my life that I mutter these words: “I can’t wait to get my hands on the next issue of Vanity Fair”. Apparently there’s…

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January 4, 2005
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Boogeyman Poster and Website

— Posted by John Campea

I’m not that big of a fan of horror films. It’s not that they scare me… it’s that I’ve seen so many of them I’m just desensitized to the whole…

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January 4, 2005
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Go Canada Go!!!

— Posted by John Campea

World Junior Hockey Championships Gold Medal game tonight! Canada vs. Russia. Go Canada Go! Go Canada Go! Go Canada Go! Go Canada Go! Now back to movie stuff. **UPDATE** CANADA…

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January 4, 2005
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Fantastic Four vs War of the Worlds for Summer

— Posted by Rodney

We’re just back at work and the talk out there is already on the Summer block buster schedule! Well, I’m back at work at least…hence why I’m writing this, anyway!…

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January 4, 2005
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Manila Film Industry begin to grow horrors

— Posted by Rodney

Manila is not a place I would have associated with good new cinema, and Filipino ghost and horror stories have never really caught my eye, never mind that of the…

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January 4, 2005
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Ben Affleck and Will Smith in Affermative Action

— Posted by John Campea

Ok here’s the deal. I’m actually a Ben Affleck fan. A number of his movies have been just horrible (but you can’t really blame the actors for that) and he’s…

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January 4, 2005
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Mira Sorvino and Joseph Fiennes in Civic Duty

— Posted by John Campea

Every once in a while a story idea catches my attention. The plot for the upcoming Civic Duty is one of those. Apparently Mira Sorvina (damn fine actress who has…

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January 4, 2005
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Fantastic Four Trailer In Front Of Elektra

— Posted by John Campea

It seems like the powers that be have decided to give the first peek of the Fantastic Four on January 14th as the trailer will run in front of Elektra….

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January 4, 2005
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Chyna and X-PAC in Porn Video

— Posted by John Campea

Hmmm… well… I gues you COULD say this is movie news. I don’t know how I missed this last month, but apparently former WWE female wrestling superstar Chyna and her…

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January 4, 2005
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Sin City Posters

— Posted by John Campea

In the short time that it took me to watch the trailer, Sin City has become one of my most anticipated films of the year. The good folks over at…

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January 4, 2005
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Interesting new Japanese movie – The Motive

— Posted by Rodney

I have a particular fascination for the Far East, in particular horror movies and novels – check out Out by Natsuo Kiri for a really good read, or the original…

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January 4, 2005
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Incredible non-US Box Office figures to end of 2004

— Posted by Rodney

New Years weekend was exceedingly dull for Box Office takings according to Reuters through this Yahoo news story, although the days following began picking up. What is interesting from the…

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January 3, 2005
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Sandra Bullock Donates $1 Million to Tsunami Relief

— Posted by John Campea

Ok, say what you want about how rich she is and all that jazz… but a million dollars is still a million dollars. This lady just jumped about 5 notches…

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January 3, 2005
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The Movie Blog’s 10 Worst Films of 2004

— Posted by John Campea

Ok, I decided to actually wait until the start of the New Year to put up my list of worst films of 2004. The most beautiful thing about film is…

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