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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September 9, 2004
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Ashton Kutcher To Star In “Basic Instinct 2: Basically Stupid”

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I’m ready to rip my eyes out. The level off frustration in me is almost off the scales. Apparently Ashton Kutcher is set to appear opposite Sharon Stone in a…

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September 9, 2004
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Jesus Out Performs Gandalf in Video Sales

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I didn’t see this coming. Apparently opening week video sales of Passion of the Christ out did the same performance of The Lord of the Rings. Gibson’s film just seems…

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September 9, 2004
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The New “Rat Pack” – Stiller, Wilson, Wilson, Vaughn, Ferrell

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Something has evolved over the last couple of years. It started with Owen Willson and Ben Stiller appearing in a couple of films together. Zoolander (which I still think is…

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September 8, 2004
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The Life Aquatic Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

As if having Bill Murray in a comedy by himself isn’t enough… look at the cast in this film! Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum… WOW!…

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September 8, 2004
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Raider of the Lost Ark Special Edition DVD?

— Posted by Rodney

Question: What do you get when you combine 2 of the greatest movie makers of our time (Steven Spielberg and George Lucas)? Answer: One of the greatest film series of…

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September 8, 2004
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Alec Baldwin Goes off on SAG and Movie Marketing

— Posted by Rodney

Alright, whatever little “credibility” I have is about to go right out the window. I AM A HUGE ALEC BALDWIN FAN. There, I said it. I always liked the guy…

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September 8, 2004
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Frank Darabont to Head Remake of “The Thing”

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The Sci-Fi channel has landed a good one. Apparently Sci-Fi is developing a 4 hour remake of The Thing. And who did they get to head the project? Frank Darabont….

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September 8, 2004
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Cellular Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

Remember back in the day when Kim Basinger was THE actress? Everything she touched was as hot as my ass (what can I say, I have a really nice ass….

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September 8, 2004
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Hulk 2

— Posted by Rodney

I know I know I know… I’m one of the fe people who really enjoyed Hulk. It took a different approach to a comic movie than most. It focused more…

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September 8, 2004
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Aquaman The Movie

— Posted by Rodney

If you’ve been reading The Movie Blog for any period of time, you probably know that I love my comic book movies (except Catwoman). Heck, I even enjoyed The Punisher…

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September 7, 2004
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It Looks Official. Joss Whedon to Direct X-Men 3

— Posted by Rodney

There is a sense of saddness that comes with this story. If it is indeed true (and it looks like it is) it means that Singer is trully off the…

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September 7, 2004
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A Thought About Bubba

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Several months ago when I invited Bubba to join us on The Movie Blog, I had no idea of the impact he would have on our little site. His expertise…

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September 7, 2004
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Bubba Has Left The Building

— Posted by Rodney

Hey kids … Bubba here with what will be my final post on The Movie Blog. It’s been a fun ride these past few months but as things have really…

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September 7, 2004
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Underworld Producer Tom Rosenberg Talks New Title for Underworld 2

— Posted by Rodney

Found this Tom Rosenberg quote via the good folks at FilmRot.Com: “I think the real intense followers of the whole saga will really, really love the second one. It‚Äôs very…

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September 7, 2004
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X-Men 3 in Limbo

— Posted by Rodney

Like most of you, I’ve been hearing a lot of conflicting reports about the status of X-Men 3. Some people say it’s already in the works and some people say…

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September 7, 2004
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Michael Moore Going for Best Picture

— Posted by Rodney

As we all know by now, Michael Moore LOVES attention. He’s just found a new way to get more of it too. It seems that Moore has decided to NOT…

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September 6, 2004
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Toy Story 3?

— Posted by Rodney

“There’s movement on a “Toy Story 3″. The troops behind the ‘Buzz Lightyear’ show know a bit about it, pointing out that it’ll happening at a different camp and that…

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September 6, 2004
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John Reviews Vanity Fair

— Posted by Rodney

The Internet Movie Database describes Vanity Fair this way: “Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp (Witherspoon) defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend,…

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