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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April 29, 2004
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Some Interesting News on MI: 3

— Posted by John Campea

TextAd=Also check out Rotten Tomatoes Mission Impossible 3 or FilmForce Mission Impossible 3

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April 28, 2004
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A Glowing Casshern Review

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Hard on the heels of a pair of enthusiastic reviews on Aint It Cool, here’s the first legitimate English language press response I’ve seen for Casshern so far. Mark Schilling…

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April 28, 2004
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Dreamworks Updates Their Innocence Website

— Posted by John Campea

Dreamworks anime subsidiary Go Fish Pictures is currently polishing up a major overhaul of their website for Innocence, the sequel to the classic Ghost in the Shell. It’s still not…

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April 28, 2004
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Excellent Richard Kelly Interview Here

— Posted by John Campea

So, after getting myself all worked up over these stories about an upcoming extended cut of Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko – which has one of the coolest websites ever, by…

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April 27, 2004
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Miramax: Defining Corporate Rape via your DVD’s

— Posted by John Campea

Stupid, stupid, evil, cranky Hell-bent Miramax. You slippery, money-grubbing bastards. Again, sorry about the delays, it’s pretty busy this week – this story came up a few days ago, but…

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April 27, 2004
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Ah Crap. There Goes All My Money.

— Posted by John Campea

Curse you Korea, and your love for killer box sets! Fans of Hong Kong Cinema polish up your credit cards and get set to spend some money … See those…

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April 27, 2004
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Will The Day After Tomorrow Happen? Nasa says nothing.

— Posted by John Campea

Forget the useless “strike-fear-into-the-hearts-of-the-public-so-I-can-obtain-false-trust” antics of ‘Orange Alerts’… how’s this for a “Freak The Hell Out of the Public” response: And folks, according to the New York Times and NASA’s…

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April 27, 2004
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Silly HMV and Their Movie Packing Problems

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, a while back I actually had something good to say about HMV. No really. They had (in fact, they still have) a “two packages with 2 movies each for…

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April 23, 2004
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William Gibson Returning to the Big Screen.

— Posted by John Campea

Canadian author William Gibson – best known for his creation of the ‘cyberpunk’ concept in Neuromancer – is having his latest work adapted for the big screen. Pattern Recognition, Gibson’s…

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April 23, 2004
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Hugh Jackman to be the Next James Bond?

— Posted by John Campea

Well, let’s spur the rumours a little more shall we? The last rumour I heard sputtering on James Bond’s lawn was “Orlando Bloom”, which somewhere along the way here, I…

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April 23, 2004
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Waiting to See Peter Jackson’s Take on the Hobbit? Keep Waiting.

— Posted by John Campea

I hate to say I told you so … Well, no. That’s not true. I’ve got no problem saying it at all. And I told you so. Fans hoping against…

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April 22, 2004
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Casshern Coming to America?

— Posted by John Campea

If you’ve been reading this site for a while you know I’m more than a little excited about an upcoming Japanese sci-fi flick called Casshern. It opens in Japan tomorrow…

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April 22, 2004
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Darren Aronofsky: Back in the Saddle!

— Posted by John Campea

I think I’ve died and gone to heaven. I make no secret at all of the fact that I’m a HUGE admirer of Darren Aronofsky and I’ve been watching in…

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April 22, 2004
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Life Imitates Art

— Posted by John Campea

In the movie Demolition Man, Sylvester Stallone’s character Spartan is frozen and woken up in a Utopian future. In this future Stallone hears mention of the Schwarzenegger Presidential Library. Spartan:…

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April 21, 2004
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Hot Diggity! More Darko for All …

— Posted by John Campea

Many, many thanks to Opus for digging this up … Donnie Darko just may be the finest debut film that I’ve ever seen. It released at exactly the wrong time…

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April 21, 2004
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Complete Cannes Film Festival Film List Now Up!

— Posted by John Campea

Not sure how long this has been available but I’ve just come across the complete list of films set to appear at this year’s edition of the Cannes film festival…

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April 20, 2004
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Napoleon Dynamite Trailer. My New Idol.

— Posted by John Campea

Sorry about the lower rate of my postings this week folks, my show opens this week and it has been nothing but rehearsing. However, I needed to break to simply…

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April 18, 2004
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Innocence Review on Midnight Eye

— Posted by John Campea

So you think cartoons are for kids, do you? Well, Midnight Eye – in my opinion the best review site for Japanese film going – has got a detailed review…

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