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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March 4, 2015
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The 2015 Boulder Film Festival Offers A Diverse Film (and Food) Lineup

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  The Boulder Film Festival, which runs from March 5th to the 8th, is a unique film festival for the Rocky Mountain region. March is a good time to catch…

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March 2, 2015
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The Small and Intimate Madison Wizard World Comic Con

— Posted by Jim Alexander

The Wizard World Comic Con is a year round comic convention that makes stops all around-the country. Last month it made a stop in Madison Wisconsin. I was on hand…

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February 27, 2015
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DVD Review: Birdman

— Posted by Jim Alexander

    Synopsis: A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to…

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February 27, 2015
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Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi

Writers: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi

Stars: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh

What We Do In The Shadows is One of 2015’s Funniest Movies

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that’s not always hospitable to the undead. Clement…

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February 25, 2015
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Feast your eyes on this new Age of Ultron poster

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  Joss Wheson’s “Marvel’s: Avengers: Age of Ultron” has unleashed a new theatrical poster to whet your while we await the release of the film. The expected result is that…

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February 24, 2015
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The Correct Opinion Ep. 11 talks Oscars and Spider-Man

— Posted by Ryan

  The Movie Blog presents their official podcast, The Correct Opinion!   On this episode of The Correct Opinion:   Anthony, Ryan, Jim, and Kenny discuss Oscar nominations, Spider-Man going…

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February 22, 2015
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The Gambler: Wahlberg fails to live up to James Caan’s 1974 performance

— Posted by Bud Boomer

    James Caan was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in the 1974 gambling classic, The Gambler (Karel Reisz), but Mark Wahlberg is unlikely to enjoy the…

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February 20, 2015
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McFarland, USA: An All-American Disney Tale Filled With Triumph

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Synopsis: A former football coach transforms a small-town high school cross-country team into the best team in the state.      Disney does it again. McFarland, USA is a…

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February 20, 2015
Genre: Animation | Family | Fantasy 

Director: Tomm Moore

Writers: Will Collins (as William Collins) , Tomm Moore (story)
Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle

Song of the Sea: Enchanting Oscar Nominated Film Won Me Over

— Posted by Kenny Miles

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated “The Secret of Kells” comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, “Song of the Sea” tells…

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February 18, 2015
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How is Russell Crowe’s directing? Check out the trailer for The Water Diviner

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, THE WATER DIVINER, is an epic adventure set four years after the devastating battle of Gallipoli during World War I. Australian farmer Joshua Connor…

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February 18, 2015
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Trailer: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full up with its long-term residents, co-managers Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) and Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) have a dream of expansion,…

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February 18, 2015
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Trailer: The Intruders

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  After the traumatic loss of her mother, a teenaged girl tries to uncover the dark secrets behind her new home, in spite of her father’s disbelief.   Source: eOne…

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February 18, 2015
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Trailer: Underdogs

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    From Academy Award® winning director Juan Campanella comes UNDERDOGS, an animated comedy with a little bit of magic and a whole lot of heart. Jake is a shy,…

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February 14, 2015
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Review: Fists 2 Fists 2: Weapon of Choice

— Posted by Jim Alexander

    Fist 2 Fist 2 is an ambitious all-around attempt for Jino Kang. The movie is not to be confused with a previous Jino Kang film named Fist 2…

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February 13, 2015
Genre: Drama | Romance 
Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson 
Writers: Kelly Marcel (screenplay), E.L. James (novel) 
Stars: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle

Fifty Shades had potential but gave into audiences’ sexual desires

— Posted by Ryan

  Synopsis: Literature student Anastasia Steele’s life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.     Everyone has been anticipating Fifty Shades of Grey due to…

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February 13, 2015
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Trailer: Hot Pursuit

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    In HOT PURSUIT, an uptight and by-the-book cop (Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas, pursued…

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February 13, 2015
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Teaser trailer: The Man From U.N.C.L.E

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin….

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February 12, 2015
Genre: Drama 
Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Writers: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Stars: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée

TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT: Marion Cotillard’s Outstanding Oscar Worthy Performance

— Posted by Kenny Miles

Sandra (Cotillard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her…

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