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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December 30, 2004
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol. 7

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Oliver Stone talks of what he would change for Alexander

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First Oliver Stone travels to Turkey and apologises to the people for some of the overly brutal scenes in Midnight Express that showed the Turkish prison system and those who…

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December 30, 2004
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Sean Penn’s latest release tackles another strong subject

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Sean Penn is a really interesting movie star, no matter what you say about his past he’s been involved in some fantastic movies. Whether that be for controversy, quality or…

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December 30, 2004
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Battleship Potemkin is restored

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The 1925 Soviet film Battleship Potemkin is a true classic and has inspired many great movie moments over the years, with one of the most famous scenes being that of…

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December 30, 2004
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Exorcist: The Beginning DVD announced without Schraders version

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DVD Times is carrying the news that The Exorcist: The Beginning has been announced on Region 1 (that means US and Canada for you non-DVD people) for the 1st of…

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December 30, 2004
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Oscar ballots are posted

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Here we go, the Motion Picture Academy mailed out its nomination ballots, IMDB carry the facts: The motion picture academy on Monday mailed out nomination ballots to its 5,808 voting…

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December 29, 2004
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Fantastic Four Gets Script Changes and Upgrades It’s Visual Effects

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It’s always nice to hear that a film wants to upgrade it’s visual effects. That usually means the director is paying attention and not just accepting what he’s got. He/she…

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December 29, 2004
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David Carradine and Kurupt in Click

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Oh now this one sounds like it’s destined for an Oscar (puke) The Hollywood Reporter reports that David Carradine (“Kill Bill Vol. 2″) and rapper Kurupt will be joining an…

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December 29, 2004
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Top Movie Mistakes 2004

— Posted by John Campea

It’s that time of year when all kinds of “year end” lists come popping out. This one is kind of unique. The good folks over at FilmRot point us to…

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December 29, 2004
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Jenny McCarthy In Dirty Love

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Ok, now I’ll admitt there is no denying that Jenny McCarthy is one of the most beautiful women on the planet. HOWEVER… she’s not exactly Meryl Streep when it comes…

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December 29, 2004
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Ant-Man Movie in Development

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Ok, now everyone knows that I’m a fan of the Superhero Genre of films… but this is one I think they should just pass on. Hollywood North gives us this:…

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December 28, 2004
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Another New Revenge of the Sith Picture

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To say that I’m excited about the upcoming Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith is like saying Pee-Wee Herman liked a little bit of porn. I’m beside myself. You’ll have…

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December 27, 2004
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Guardian end of year movie quiz

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Now, this is going to test you. Check out the Guardian end of year movie quiz and see how well you can do. It’s definitely not easy, and there is…

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December 27, 2004
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Drunken Master 3 with Jackie Chan and Tony Jaa?

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Oh my goodness gracious! If this is actually true I think spontaneous urination will be a reality in my near future. The guys over at Twitch are reporting that Ong…

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December 27, 2004
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Paul W. S. Anderson working on four videogame adaptions

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Paul W. S. Anderson is a busy man just now, but standing back more in the shadows and working on one type of genre, the videogame. He’s been at this…

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December 27, 2004
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Event Horizon DVD to get full Special Edition treatment?

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Poor Paul W. S. Anderson, he gets slated a lot these days, mainly for his video game adaptations. AvP…well, let’s move on swiftly, Resident Evil wasn’t that dire, it was…

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December 27, 2004
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Find a way to help the people in Asia

— Posted by John Campea

Ok, this isn’t a movie related post, but I would feel a little less than human if I didn’t mention it here. By now all of us have seen pictures…

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December 27, 2004
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Lovecraft silent film Call of Cthulu in development

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Imaginative and new ideas in cinema are hard to find, and writers and directors are always looking back for ideas to bring to the modern screen. It’s interesting though when…

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