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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August 24, 2004
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Aint It Cool Interviews Cinematographer Christopher Doyle.

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This man is a genius. And evidently a very funny genius. Check out the interview here.

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August 24, 2004
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Japanese Appleseed DVD to Release in November, But No English Subtitles. Same Deal for Hideaki Anno’s Live Action Cutie Honey Adaptation.

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Sigh. I was really hoping that this would be subtitled but the fact that there is an American rights holder pretty much guaranteed that it wouldn’t. Of the big three…

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August 24, 2004
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Marc Evans’ Diary Online

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Thanks to an observant reader for sending this one in … Welsh director Marc Evans, who will be bringing his latest film Trauma to the Toronto Film Festival, has published…

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August 24, 2004
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Arrgh!

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Curses! The last beer in my fridge wasn’t sealed properly and it went flat!

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August 24, 2004
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Hey Look! More Miike Films Coming To DVD!

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Has he reached the point of market saturation yet? I don’t know, but Takashi Miike has got to be coming close. Thanks to Logboy for pointing out the upcoming R1…

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August 24, 2004
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Complete Film Lineup For Toronto Film Festival Announced!

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The complete line up for the Toronto Film Festival – including the Midnight Madness films which weren’t supposed to be announced till this Friday – is now available here and…

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August 24, 2004
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Big Momma’s House 2 is in the works… WHY!?!?

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The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that a sequel to the 2000 film Big Momma’s House is all set to roll. There are so many things wrong with this notion that…

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August 23, 2004
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Still Shots From Steven Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle Online

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KungFuCinema.com has posted a series of still shots from Kung Fu Hustle – Steven Chow’s long awaited follow up to Shaolin Soccer. Reasons to get excited about this film: 1….

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August 23, 2004
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Some Details On That Insane Old Boy Ultimate Edition

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Some kind, Korean speaking soul has just posted a detailed list of the special features included on the four disc Old Boy Ultimate Edition over on the KFC boards. There…

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August 23, 2004
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Another Detailed Three: Monster Review

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The Korea herald has just run a detailed review of Three: Monster the three part anthology film with contributions from Chan Wook Park, Fruit Chan and Takashi Miike. Apparently this…

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August 23, 2004
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Russian Fantasy / Horror Film The Night Watch Coming to North America

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Here’s a little something I came across thanks to the good people at GreenCine Daily – which you really should be reading, and not just because they keep saying nice…

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August 23, 2004
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Kitano on DVD

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Good news for Takeshi Kitano fans in this part of the world … The Digital Bits is reporting that Miramax will release DVD editions of Kitano’s Zatoichi and Sonatine on…

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August 23, 2004
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Puppet Sex? Wouldn’t The Strings Get In The Way?

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Variety is reporting that Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Team America: World Police is in danger of receiving an NC-17 rating due to scenes of “graphic puppet sex”. Puppet sex?…

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August 23, 2004
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Life Aquatic Website Online

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The website for Wes Anderson’s Life Aquatic is now online here. It’s pretty much just the trailer for the time being but I’m sure more will turn up as time…

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August 23, 2004
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Pictures From Danny Boyle’s Millions

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Danny Boyle is a strangely compelling director. His good films – Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later – are simply incredible, and when his films fail – A Life Less…

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August 22, 2004
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Logboy Just Cost Me A Lot of Money … HK DVDs for Throwdown, Windstruck, Bird People of China and a Bunch More Now Available …

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Man. Problem with running a site like this is that well-informed people point out when things I’ve been waiting to see and it ends up costing me a lot of…

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August 22, 2004
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Whee! New Angry Kid Shorts Online!

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Though not technically a movie, per se, I feel it is my duty, my honor and my priviledge to inform you that Atom Films has posted what looks to be…

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August 22, 2004
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Bubba Reviews Takashi Miike’s Black Society Trilogy

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Ah, the wonders of small children with germs. My son was kind enough to pass along a wee bit of the flu which kept me from heading to work, thus…

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