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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October 7, 2004
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Blasphemy!!! New Toy Story Projects to be done Without Pixar

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It was like the tolling of the bell. When word came down the pipe that Pixar was ditching Disney, everyone knew that the Empire of the Mouse was going to…

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October 7, 2004
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Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash may still be alive

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Rumours have been flying for MONTHS now about the possibility of a Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash movie. Love the idea or hate it… you KNOW you’d go see it…

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October 7, 2004
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Five Fingers

— Posted by Rodney

So what do you do when the biggest success of your career, The Matrix, is now over? Produce your own movie I guess. That’s exactly what Laurence Fishburne has decided…

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October 5, 2004
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DVD Review: The Alamo

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I love it when I come across a DVD in the Video Store that I wanted to see in the theaters… then forgot all about it… and now here it…

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October 5, 2004
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Lucky Number Sleven Snags Ben Kingsley

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Even I’m starting to wonder. There has been a bunch of discussion on The Movie Blog about Ben Kingsley lately and if he’s gone totally off his rocker with the…

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October 5, 2004
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Wolverine Spin Off Movie Still Inching Forward

— Posted by Rodney

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the Wolverine character from the X-Men flicks… but I love the bigger scope of the X-Men more. So while I’m excited to hear of…

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October 5, 2004
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Believe it or Not – The Movie

— Posted by Rodney

Paramount looks like they’ve got designs on making a film about the true life (and not so true life) adventures of Robert Ripley. Film Force gives us this: As Alphaville’s…

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October 5, 2004
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War of the Worlds Adding an Oscar Winner

— Posted by Rodney

As if having Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg wasn’t enough, now War of the Worlds looks like it’s added Oscar winner (and all round killer actor) Tim Robbins (who I…

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October 4, 2004
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John Woo is Bringing Us He-Man!

— Posted by Rodney

He-man was one of those cartoons that I loved as a kid. Oh yeah… looking back on it now it was pretty lame… and the new cartoon version sucks pretty…

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October 4, 2004
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I will never under estimate William Shatner again

— Posted by Rodney

Ok, I know this is a little off topic because it revolves around a TV show, but William Shatner is a Movie Star too so it counts. I caught an…

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October 4, 2004
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Ocean’s 12 – First Glimpse at the Egg

— Posted by Rodney

I actually loved Ocean’s 11 (the re-make). Unlike a lot of people (I say that a lot) I thought Brad Pitt and George Clooney worked really well together. I’m also…

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October 3, 2004
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Gay Sex Scene Axed From Alexander

— Posted by Rodney

There’s been a bunch of discussion on The Movie Blog about the sexual orientation of Alexander the Great, none of which I will go into now. But it looks like…

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October 3, 2004
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Anyone Want An Oscar? Angelina Jolie is Selling Hers

— Posted by Rodney

I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s a grab for some attention. Maybe it’s her way of trying to get Billy Bob Thornton back. Perhaps it’s all legit. Digital…

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October 3, 2004
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“There and Back Again” – Life on the Set of Lord Of The Rings by Sean Austin

— Posted by Rodney

So put this on my Christmas list. Sean Astin (Aka Samwise in the Lord of the Rings films), has writen a book, entitled There and Back Again : An Actor’s…

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October 3, 2004
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Miami Vice The Movie

— Posted by Rodney

Nuts. Just after I throw out my white cotton pants, pink t-shirt and white jacket, word hits the street that there is going to be a Miami Vice movie. I’m…

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October 3, 2004
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Roberto Benigni to Direct War In Iraq Comedy

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On my list of top 5 movies of all time is an Italian subtitled film by director Roberto Benigni called Life Is Beautiful, a film set against the background of…

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October 2, 2004
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Star Wars TV Series a Go

— Posted by Rodney

So it looks like there is indeed going to be a Star Wars TV series. I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand it feels like it’ll further…

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October 2, 2004
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New Elektra Poster

— Posted by Rodney

Jennifer Garner and I dated for a little while she was filming Elektra. We didn’t tell many people about it because we wanted to keep it out of the tabloids….

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— Mel Gibson as Martin Riggs from Lethal Weapon, 1987

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