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 18, 2004
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Some Rambling, Sleep Deprived, Alcohol Fueled Thoughts From Tonights Shaun of the Dead Advance Screening

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So, just got home from an advance screening of Shaun of the Dead – with director and stars in attendance – and here’s what I thought: First, great film. It…

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August 17, 2004
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More Stupidity From Miramax …

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Memo to Mr. Weinstein: That constricting feeling around your neck? Yeah, that’s your sphincter. Remove your head from your anus, Harvey. Trust us, it’s for your own good … What’s…

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August 17, 2004
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Incredible Still Shots From 2046

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I’ve gone on record a few times here saying that British ex-pat Christopher Doyle is hands down the best cinematographer working in Asia, if not the world. Want a good…

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August 17, 2004
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Next Film From Shaun of the Dead Crew: Hot Fuzz?

— Posted by John Campea

The UK’s Empire Online has just published a lengthy interview with Shaun of the Dead’s Edgar Wright about his next film in which Wright confirms that, along with his Shaun…

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August 17, 2004
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Release Date Set For The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

— Posted by John Campea

According to The New Zealand Herald Disney has set a release date of December 9, 2005 for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

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August 17, 2004
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Midnight Madness Program Will Be Announced Friday the 27th

— Posted by John Campea

The program for this year’s Midnight Madness Program will be announced Friday August 27th at the Rue Morgue horror convention in Toronto. I’ll be there to grab all the details…

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August 17, 2004
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Coupland Coming to the Big Screen? Bliss!

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, so when I’m not watching far too many films I tend to read far too many books. And when I read I really like to read Douglas Coupland. I…

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August 17, 2004
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John’s Without A Paddle Review

— Posted by John Campea

Got invited to an advanced screening of Without a Paddle last night (ok, so I’m bragging a little, sue me), and expectations weren’t high. Although the previews have looked pretty…

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August 17, 2004
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Ash vs Freddy & Jason Talks Are Getting Friendlier

— Posted by John Campea

About 8 microseconds ago, aintitcool.com posted an interesting little article on the negotiations between all of the appropriate Raimies (how do ya spell a plural “Raimi” anyway?) and “other people”….

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August 17, 2004
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Two Wonderful topics: 1) Corey Feldman and 2) Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!

— Posted by John Campea

Allrighty! Here he is! The Frog Brother, the kid with the ear on Stand By Me, yes, that’s right, it’s Corey Feldman, and it’s not a surreal reality show OR…

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August 16, 2004
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Open Water’s Final Trailer and a Whole Lotta Facts.

— Posted by John Campea

Extremely Limited release for the past week and a half (no Toronto… Grrrr) and this Friday, it’ll finally get screened in your city – what I’ve already called as what…

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August 16, 2004
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Carnivale Coming to DVD!

— Posted by John Campea

Wanna know what to get your favorite Movie Blogger for Christmas? This’ll do nicely. If only they had Deadwood coming out at the same time … that’d be bliss …

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August 16, 2004
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Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg To Appear in New Romero Zombie Film!

— Posted by John Campea

Thanks to the keen eye of regular reader Kelly Shaw I came across this article on Fangoria tipping us to the fact that Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg of Shaun…

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August 14, 2004
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Full Trailer For I Heart Huckabees Online. Yeah, I’m Sold.

— Posted by John Campea

Like the title says, the trailer for David O Russell’s new film is online and looking amazing in a very absurd, existential sort of way. The cast is fantastic with…

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August 14, 2004
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Early Review From A Test Screening of The Grudge

— Posted by John Campea

Creature Corner has just run a lengthy, detailed and massively positive review of Takashi Shimizu’s The Grudge – a remake of his own Japanese film Juon – and it’s totally…

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August 14, 2004
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Taxi – Who on earth thought this was a good idea?

— Posted by John Campea

Does one really need to see anything else in a trailer or poster for a movie that includes the phrase “Starring Jimmy Fallon” to know beyond a shadow of a…

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August 14, 2004
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An Old-School Spook Movie. A Very Good One in fact.

— Posted by John Campea

Well, it *is* Friday the 13th, right? (Well, it was when I started writing this) So I’m gonna give up a little write-up on one of my favourite horror/suspense films….

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August 14, 2004
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John’s Review of AVP ‚Äì It didn’t suck

— Posted by John Campea

Ok, I know all the critics are ripping this film to shreads. I can already feel the pressure to give a SERIOUSLY negative review. But screw it, I’m gonna tell…

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