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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January 31, 2004
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Jet Li and Morgan Freeman in “Danny the Dog”

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From the Internet Movie Database: This (Danny the Dog) is the story of Danny(Li), a slave who has lived his whole life without any sort of normal human education, with…

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January 31, 2004
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Is Jet Li doing Hero 2?

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A couple of weeks ago I made the trek out to Toronto to Day-Vuh’s place to watch a DVD called “Hero“. It stars Jet Li and Day-Vuh insisted it was…

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January 31, 2004
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The Station Agent: Small Cast, Huge Characters, Small Cast.

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I repeated myself in the title on purpose. Because the truths in the sentence number a few depending on how you look at it. This movie is a true character…

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January 30, 2004
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Hosting the perfect Oscar Party

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While I was reading around the net this evening I came across this nifty little site set up by Hollywood.Com called “Hollywood.Com’s guide to planning the perfect Oscar Party“. I…

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January 30, 2004
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Pixar finally splits with Disney

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Good bye and good riddance! Well, I don√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t think Steve Jobs of Pixar put it quite like that, but the general gist of it is just that. Pixar in finally…

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January 29, 2004
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The Perfect Score Reviews

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You know when you see trailers for films and you just KNOW that its going to suck? Well that’s the thought that crossed my mind when I saw the first…

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January 29, 2004
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Question: Did anyone see 21 Grams? Answer: No

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One of the most critically aclaimed films this year with a totally killer cast and fantastic performances has gone by almost completely unoticed. 21 Grams in 10 weeks of release…

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January 28, 2004
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Great quotes about The Butterfly Effect

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I came across some choice review quote about The Butterfly Effect. Thought I’d share them: “If I could go back in time and change things, like they do in “Butterfly…

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January 28, 2004
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Mystic River brings Tim Robbins back into the lime light

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Tim Robbins did 2 extraordinary films that made me an instant fan of his work. The Player was a sharp movie that looked at the inside of the Hollywood circle…

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January 28, 2004
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New Dawn of the Dead Trailer

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There’s a new Dawn of the Dead movie trailer posted over at Apple Trailers. The trailer is pretty decent… it shows some pretty cool zombie scenes… especially the one at…

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January 27, 2004
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The Oscar Nominees announced

— Posted by Rodney

Well the nominations for the Oscars were announced this morning. Only a couple of surprises jumped out at me, the biggest of which was that Nicole Kidman was not nominated…

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January 26, 2004
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The Golden Globe Winners.

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The title of this post is pretty confusing, huh? Well, the Golden Globes were held, and the winners are in – And this is what we’ve got: Lord of the…

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January 24, 2004
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The Butterfly Effect carries no effect at all

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The Reviews for The Butterfly Effect are in√¢‚Ǩ¬¶ and while they aren’t the worst I’ve seen, they’re still not pretty. I’ve been saying this for a long time: “Ashton Kutcher…

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January 24, 2004
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Van Helsing trailer online… and it looks pretty good

— Posted by Rodney

Ok it’s official. I’m excited about seeing Van Helsing. I’m not saying the trailer is fantastic, but come on! Who doesn’t want to see Wolverine√¢‚Ǩ¬¶ er√¢‚Ǩ¬¶ I mean Hugh Jackman…

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January 24, 2004
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The First Kill Bill Vol. 2 Teaser-Trailer is Up and Running.

— Posted by Rodney

Okay, here it is: I know Harry of AintitCool news likes this teaser, and although it’s certainly MUCH, MUCH better than the Original Flash-embedded japanese TV Spot Teaser which came…

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January 22, 2004
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Jennifer Garner and Gollum — Together at last. No, for real.

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That’s right kids. On screen. Together. It’s a match made in my butt, but there it is. Kinda. 13 going on 30 is in post-production through Sony pictures and will…

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January 22, 2004
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Stay Up All Night, Watch Movies and Actually Accomplish Stuff. Sort of.

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Allow me to once again, draw into the spotlight, the best theatre in the universe. I’ve already explained twice why this theatre is amazing – and looky here, they’re doing…

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January 21, 2004
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The New ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ Trailer is Online!

— Posted by Rodney

Well, if you haven’t seen the first Trailer for Charlie Kaufman’s new movie yet, I’d advise that you do. It’s delightfully quirky and a little “off”. The New Trailer is…

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“Like a midget at a urinal, I was going to have to stay on my toes.”

— Leslie Nielson as Frank Drebin from
Naked Gun 33 ½ : The Final Insult
, 1994

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