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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June 16, 2004
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Taegukgi / Brotherhood Trailer and Website

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I’ve been getting nothing but flack from this post – Let me make myself very clear before I start banning people who take it upon themselves to insult me: At…

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June 16, 2004
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Tons of Info on Transporter 2 — They don’t, mind you, answer the question: Why??

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Yup. We know you weren’t expecting it, but Transporter 2 is on its way. Now from what I understand, nearly every fibre of earth including unborn zygotes hated The Transporter….

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June 16, 2004
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‘R’ Rating Fight Gets Stronger: Enter Mr. Lawyer

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Lawyer and former Governor of New York, Mario Cuomo has jumped on board in the fight to give Fahrenheit 9-11 a PG rating instead an ‘R’. The Article. So far,…

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June 16, 2004
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Good Move! Vin Diesel turns down ‘xXx 2: State of the Union’.

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Would ya look at that, there appears to be some script discrimination going on – isn’t that great? Apparently, upon being presented with a second script (the first script was…

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June 15, 2004
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Edgar Wright Talks Shaun of the Dead.

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If you’ve been reading the Movie Blog much over the past couple months you’ve probably noticed that we’ve been getting a little giddy over a little British comedy show called…

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June 15, 2004
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Think you’re being overwhelmed with ads? You’re Right.

— Posted by John Campea

Most things, in a general respect, grow in small percentages at a time: Profits, Classroom numbers, your Grade Point Average, Women’s Opinion of Me. Y’know – typical stuff. And the…

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June 15, 2004
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Promo Images For the Chronicles of Narnia!

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Okay, it looks as those these are based on concept art for the films, but they’re pretty darn sweet. Much darker than I expected as well. Voila.

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June 15, 2004
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Okay You Slackers, Today is the Last Day to Win Free Stuff From SideShow Collectibles.

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We’ve touted lustfully about our Hellboy Giveaway Contest a number of times and folks, it has come down to now. The Contest closes tonight (the 15th) at midnight. Once again,…

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June 14, 2004
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McDonald’s Has Their Blubber in a Twist: An Anti-Supersize Me Campaign

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Well, it was only a matter of time I guess. McDonald’s Australia has taken it upon themselves to respond to the documentary ‘Super Size Me” by creating ads that will…

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June 14, 2004
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Napoleon Dynamite Squeaks in at Number 29. Friggin Sweet.

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, yeah.. 29 – not a pretty impressive number if you’re looking in so far as “the top three” go, but much more impressive if you’re counting how many 12…

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June 14, 2004
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An Unmolested Philip K. Dick Film? His Daughters Think So …

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Hollywood doesn’t get Philip K. Dick. They just don’t. Sure, there have been a ton of films based on his work but with the notable exception of Bladerunner – which…

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June 14, 2004
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A Pair of I, Robot Trailers That Don’t Suck.

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I know I’ve taken a few swings at I, Robot for deviating so far from Asimov’s novel but that’s just the old school sci-fi geek in me talking. The film…

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June 14, 2004
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Fahrenheit 9-11 Gets an R Rating. Lion’s Gate Appealing.

— Posted by John Campea

Agendas, agendas … everybody’s got them and the MPAA just made theirs blatantly obvious. Jack Valenti and co. have just hit Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9-11 with an R rating meaning…

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June 14, 2004
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Hey! We Got Spammed! By Disney!

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Weird … I’m used to being spammed but I generally expect it to be of the penis-enlargement / cheap viagra / online casino variety spam, but somebody just spammed us…

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June 14, 2004
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Gusher No Binds Me Behind the Scene Footage Online

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, so I wrote a post about this yesterday and it was glorious. Full of passion and intrigue. High drama and low comedy. It was beautiful, a thing of wonder….

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June 13, 2004
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I’d Like My Passion in Bulk, Please …

— Posted by John Campea

Just in case there are any doubts left about the focus of Gibson’s incredibly successful marketing campaign for the Passion here’s another little story for you … According to the…

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June 13, 2004
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Reflections of Evil and its Trailer of Oddness

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I don’t even remember how I stumbled on this… but apparently, this film was made a couple years back. Apparently, it’s very, VERY strange. Apparently, it’s also very good –…

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June 13, 2004
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Michael Moore is *NOT* Making a movie about Tony Blair

— Posted by John Campea

I didn’t think this would’ve made the rounds this quick, but I just saw the headline “Michael Moore’s next film to be about British Prime Min. Tony Blair” scroll by…

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