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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July 12, 2004
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Last Day for Our Miike DVD Giveaway Contest.

— Posted by John Campea

Yes, it’s true. And the title says it all. Click here for details.

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July 12, 2004
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Orwell Rolls In His Grave Debuts July 23rd

— Posted by John Campea

Well, here’s a fascinating thing that arrived in my mailbox today, and mighty appropriate given how much we’ve been talking about how much the media does or does not distort…

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July 12, 2004
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Behind the Scenes Footage for Follow Up To Ong Bak Online!

— Posted by John Campea

Here’s another tidbit I picked up over on the KFC message boards … Behind the scenes promotional footage for Tom Yum Goong – the new film reuniting the director and…

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July 12, 2004
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Obsessive Fan Boys May Commence Drooling Now. Limited Edition Japanese Box of Kill Bill v.2 Up For Pre-order

— Posted by John Campea

You may recall me posting a while back about the ridiculously loaded up Japanese Limited Edition box set of Kill Bill Volume One. You may also recall my obscene gloating…

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July 12, 2004
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Ghost Rider vs The Real Ghost Rider

— Posted by John Campea

Back in the hallowed halls of future comic book movies lurks the Ghost Rider. It’s one big “vengenance via demons and motorcycle cocktails” movie. Either way, it’s bound to have…

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July 12, 2004
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House of Flying Daggers North American Release Date Set.

— Posted by John Campea

Way back in May, Bubba let us know that Sony has commited to releasing “House of Flying Daggers” into theatres around Christmas time. And today, according to monkeypeaches.com, the exact…

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July 12, 2004
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X-Men 3 to start shooting in May?

— Posted by John Campea

The good folks over at SuperHeroHype.com posted a quote from the Daily Telegraph in which X-Men star Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (Mystique) confirms that she is involved with the 3rd installment of…

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July 12, 2004
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Disney gets embarassed again – This time by King Arthur

— Posted by John Campea

Wow! This little story from the internet movie data base sure says a lot about the current “leadership” over at Disney: Disney seemed certain to take another drubbing at the…

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July 12, 2004
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This is for Ursus. And those like him.

— Posted by John Campea

In This Post, I went ahead and showed my prediction for the weekend was correct: that Anchorman would out-do King Arthur roughly 2 to 1. I only had Friday’s numbers…

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July 10, 2004
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See? Told ya…

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, I realize the weekend isn’t over yet, but I just wanna point something out: In THIS POST I said this: “Anchorman will be doing quite better than your King…

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July 10, 2004
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John reviews anchorman

— Posted by John Campea

Stupid, brainless laughs. It’s all I was expecting or hoping for out of Anchorman, and I’m pleased to say it delivered just that‚Ķ but nothing more. But as I mentioned…

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July 9, 2004
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Suspect Zero. A.k.a.: Ghandi 2. Have a Trailer Why Doncha.

— Posted by John Campea

There I am, exiting the giant theatre (after waiting till the movie was over before I left, See Below) likely complaining about how bloated the average ticket price is these…

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July 9, 2004
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Police Academy 8 is Happening to your Life. Oh Yes it is.

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, I’ll have to fill this in once I get more info because I forgot to clip the newspaper article while I was on the subway yesterday. However, there it…

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July 9, 2004
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Random Thought of the past Minute.

— Posted by John Campea

If this so-called “big-fat-liar” really is only preaching to the choir, what are you raging on about as if you’ve been ear-banged by rabid goats?

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July 9, 2004
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Webmasters Know Everything Part 2.

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, this is a carry-over from this post I made a couple days ago. Reuters has a nice article about Disney’s pani….er… “concern” over the success of “King Arthur” –…

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July 9, 2004
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Welcome to Your New Low, I’ll be Your Wasabi Tuna for the Evening.

— Posted by John Campea

Anyone who has complained that some movie is the worst thing they’ve ever seen. Has not seen this. This, my pupils, is really, really bad stuff. Seriously. I’m dumbfounded. Apparently,…

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July 8, 2004
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Pauly Shore is Dead. It’s not a Fact. But it is a movie. With a Trailer.

— Posted by John Campea

Here’s an angle I haven’t seen very much. Got a flagging — or in this case, dead — career?.. Well instead of running around showing that you still got it,…

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July 8, 2004
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Now that you’ve shut up, SIDDOWN!!!!

— Posted by John Campea

Before sitting, recall the art of Shutting Up. Okay, lemme express something here: You’ll be able to leave the blasted theatre. I swear. Honest. No kidding: you’ll leave the building….

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