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 28, 2015
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Ghostbusters finally has a cast… and it’s AWFUL

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  The Ghostbusters reboot finally has a cast and I’m very disappointed. It was a movie that’s been stuck in development for 10 years too long and I was pretty…

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January 27, 2015
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Review: 2015 Oscar Nominated Live Action and Animated Shorts

— Posted by Kenny Miles

The shorts nominated for the Academy Awards in live action and animation are a diverse collection of film. From inspiring and funny to grim and haunting, there is a wide…

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January 27, 2015
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The Correct Opinion Ep. 10 talks Selma and Idris Elba as James Bond

— 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 worthy films, Selma,…

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January 23, 2015
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Review: Cake

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Synopsis: Claire becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group while grappling with her own, very raw personal tragedy. (c) Imdb     When…

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January 23, 2015
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Indie Film The Lonely Whale looks promising

— Posted by Ryan

  It’s always interesting to find what indie projects are currently in the works. Today I came across a film titled The Lonely Whale; a film about a 20 something…

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January 23, 2015
Genre: Biography | Drama | History 
Director: Mike Leigh
Writer: Mike Leigh (screenplay) 
Stars: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson

Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner A Magnificent, Yet Boring Art Film

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  This film explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper…

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January 17, 2015
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Review: Little Accidents

— Posted by Jim Alexander

        Synopsis: In a small American town still living in the shadow of a terrible coal mine accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws together a surviving…

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January 16, 2015
Action | Biography | Drama 
Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner
Writers: Jason Hall, Chris Kyle (book)

American Sniper is an Exceptional War Epic

— Posted by Ryan

  Synopsis: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four…

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January 16, 2015
Genre: Action| Crime | Drama Directed by: Michael Mann
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Wei Tang
Written by: Morgan Davis Foehl

Blackhat: Michael Mann and Chris Hemsworth’s Disappointing Generic Computer Thriller

— Posted by Kenny Miles

Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary’s Blackhat follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los…

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January 16, 2015
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Rory Kennedy Discusses Her Oscar Nominated Last Days of Vietnam

— Posted by Kenny Miles

Synopsis: During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempted to escape. On the…

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January 15, 2015
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Kingsman – A star studded spy film with the official song by Take That

— Posted by Bud Boomer

  With 2015 now well and truly underway it is worth taking a look at what we have to look forward to this year in the cinema, and coming up…

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January 13, 2015
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This new Avengers trailer is kinda depressing

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  What has happened to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes?!? The typically confident team of defenders are looking pretty fricking somber this time around with eerie music, dark tones, and little to…

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January 12, 2015
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Trailer: The Lazarus Effect

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  Brought to you by Blumhouse Productions, THE LAZARUS EFFECT stars Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde, Donald Glover, Evan Peters and Sarah Bolger, and follows a group of medical students who…

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January 9, 2015
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Director: Neill Blomkamp

Writers: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell

Stars: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman

Neil Blomkamp’s “Chappie” has a new trailer… now with more Hugh Jackman!

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  Neil Blomkamp is one of my favorite directors right now as he’s one of the few out there that like to create films based of some of their own…

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January 9, 2015
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Interview: Inherent Vice actor Michael Cotter

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Inherent Vice opens in theaters on January 9th. I got a chance to talk with one of the actors in the film, Michael Cotter, who plays Rhus Frothingham. We…

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January 9, 2015
Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Thomas Pynchon 
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Zany Inherent Vice is a Densely Constructed Masterpiece

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  “Inherent Vice,” is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly…

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January 9, 2015
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Ava DuVernay’s Masterful Selma is the Timely Movie America Needs

— Posted by Kenny Miles

SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting…

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January 7, 2015
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I don’t know why but I REALLY want to see this Peanuts movie

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  I can’t explain it. I just can’t. Sure I grew up stealing my grandma’s newspaper, when she was finished reading of course, so that I could catch up with…

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