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Short Film Review: ‘Creswick’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 5th, 2017

Audrey E., here….

Step aside, Los Angeles. Austin is quickly becoming the new city of stars. From SXSW to the Austin City Limits, and just this past month, the annual Fantastic Fest (the nation’s most diverse film festival), the city is bursting with art! This year there was a plethora of strange and unusual films waiting to make their mark, and I’m here to tell you about two that might be short in length, but tall with impact!

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FANTASIA’S 21st EDITION TO FEATURE NUMEROUS WORLD PREMIERES, CANNES SENSATIONS, AND NORTH AMERICAN DEBUTS!

The North American Premiere of Cannes Sensation THE VILLAINESS, World Premiere of new work from Géla Babluani, North American Premiere of Takashi Miike’s JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE, a special screening of Luc Besson’s VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, a pair of dazzling new creations from Masaaki Yuasa, and a lifetime achievement award for the legendary Larry Cohen are among the Montreal genre festival’s First Wave announcements

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Film Review: ‘Krisha’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 25th, 2016

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This is perhaps one of the most fascinating and yet unnerving films that takes place during Thanksgiving. It is as original as it is haunting. Trey Edward Shults is a name you will come to know and remember after seeing this first feature film of his titled, ‘Krisha‘, which hooks you in from the opening moments until the final frame of the film. It’s no wonder that this Texas-shot filmed won awards at the iconic SXSW film festival.

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The Dallas Film Society is, once again, preparing for the Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) which will run from April 14-24. Since it’s inception in 2007, the festival has been a lynch-pin in the film-release cycle as it represents the world and U.S. debuts of dozens of pictures. Creators and acting talent mingle with distributors, deals are made and we see the results on our own screens, it’s a magical time in the life of a film.

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The DFS has announced their ten lead off selections that will set the tone for the festival this year along with a few special selections that are certain to give you the warm fuzzies in the form of a special Salute to the Music of John Williams with a special screening of ‘E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial‘ and a special concert at the Dallas City Performance Hall featuring The Dallas Winds. This is all in conjunction with Williams being selected as this year’s AFI Life Achievement Award honoree.

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Festival season is always a great atmosphere to learn about a new band, artist or film. It can also be a great place for those independent film makers to find a distributing partner that will generate a bigger spotlight on their work. This is the case for the indie horror film ‘Creep‘. This low-budget thriller stars Patrick Brice as a videographer who answers an Craigslist ad to film a stranger (Mark Duplass) in a remote mountain town for a personal project that brings to light that the client is not at all what he initially seemed, with sinister repercussions.

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Podcast #29 – SXSW 2014 Coverage!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 17th, 2014

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In this fun and entertaining 29th podcast, we discuss the SXSW 2014 film/music festival that went down in Austin, TX over the past couple of weeks. We talk about the best films that were there as well as some of the worst. We also discuss some of the panels, the music, and of course the tragic incident that left two people dead and dozens of others injured. Hell, some of us were even down there in the middle of all the entertainment and chaos. If you want to know the winners and some of the inside information that went on during this year’s SXSW festival, then give this a listen. You’ll enjoy it. And please let us know, what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher and subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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SXSW (South By Southwest) is an annual multi-media festival held in Austin, Texas. It’s the perfect place for distributors to scoop up new material. This is what happened after a Saturday night, sold-out, premiere of ‘Exists‘. Lionsgate bought up the rights quickly after screening and seeing the viewers light up Twitter talking about the film.

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2013 SXSW Film Lineup Announced!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 31st, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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SXSW 2013 is coming up and we are very excited about it.  The lineup for the film portion of the festival has just been announced and Joss Whedon’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ will debut at the festival, as well as the remake of ‘The Evil Dead‘, ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone‘, and ‘Spring Breakers‘. Plus much more.  Below is the full list of movies.  I can’t wait.  Who’s going?

 

 

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The Film ‘Eden’ Get’s Distribution in the USA!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 29th, 2012

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Berry Meyerowitz, President & CEO of Phase 4 Films, announced today that the company has acquired all North American rights to director Megan Griffiths’ drama EDEN. Griffiths and Richard B. Phillips Jr. wrote the screenplay for the project based on a true story by Chong Kim and Phillips. Jamie Chung (PREMIUM RUSH with Joseph Gordon Levitt, upcoming MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS with Russell Crowe), Beau Bridges (THE DESCENDANTS) and Matt O’Leary (upcoming THE LONE RANGER with Johnny Depp) star in the film, which was produced by Colin Harper Plank and Jacob Mosler through Plank’s Centripetal Films. EDEN made its world premiere at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature and the Emergent Narrative Woman Director Award for director Griffiths. The film also played at the 2012 Seattle International Film Festival, where Chung won the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actress. Phase 4 is planning an early 2013 theatrical release for the film.

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2012 SXSW Film Awards Announced!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 14th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here…..

SXSW 2012 film portion is over.  And it looks like the film ‘ Gimme The Loot’ won top prize this year.  And ‘Beware of Mr. Baker won top prize in the documentary category.  These films will be picked up quickly and you can expect them to be rolling out at a theatre near you in the coming months.

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Boomstick Comics will be headed to SXSW this year in conjunction with Arts+Culture.  We are very excited about this.  One of my favorite parts of the SXSW festival are the midnight screenings.  With these late night screenings is where we get to see the fun and insane genre films.  And this year looks to be top notch.  There is going to be a film with nazis innnnn spaaaaaaaaace!!

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Blu-ray Review: The Big Sick!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 27th, 2017

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The Film portion is written by Beka Perlstein:

If The Big Sick isn’t on your must see movie list, do yourself a favor and rewrite the list. This film is the real life love story of how actor/comedian Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) met his girlfriend and (spoiler alert) now wife, Emily Gordon. It’s not another Fault in Our Stars or Me Before You, it’s so much more than a love sick story. Behind the romantic comedy model is a story about a Pakistani immigrant who is struggling with identity, relationships, family, career and religion. To put it simply- he’s just trying to figure out this thing we call life.

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Enjoy the Red Band Trailer For ‘Atomic Blonde’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 11th, 2017

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Fight. Kiss. Kill.
The restricted trailer for ATOMIC BLONDE has just debuted online ahead of its SXSW Film Festival debut this Sunday, March 12. Oscar winner Charlize Theron explodes into summer in Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors.
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Have You Heard About Tugg??

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 22nd, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

What is Tugg you ask?  In short, it’s like a video on demand service for your favorite movie theatres where you will get to pick the movies shown.  Basicall, Tugg is a web engine that is teaming up with big movie houses like AMC, Cinemark, and the amazing Alamo Drafthouse to give the consumers (us) a chance to pick what we want to see in our favorite and closest theaters.

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When it comes to a well-oiled machine like the Star Wars world, things are expected to flow smoothly without too many hiccups in an already-proven process. However bringing new blood into an already established series can sometimes prove to be a bad marriage of good intentions. Such is the case with the stand alone Han Solo spinoff.

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