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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

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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

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

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 11th, 2017

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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

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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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Blumhouse Productions has made good business in bringing the scary to film-goers and they’re keeping the tradition alive by re-creating the chemistry that is set to make ‘Sinister 2‘ a spectacular fall hit when it releases, teaming with director Ciaran Foy.The first ‘Sinister‘ had a budget of only $3,000,000 and recouped over $48,000,000, more than $18,000,000 of that in the opening weekend, alone.

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‘Housebound’ Receives American Release Date!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on May 9th, 2014

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Festivals are always good for premiering new movies and gaining the exposure needed to distribute films much more widely. SXSW gave ‘Housebound‘ that opportunity and XLrator Media has complied. ‘Housebound‘ is a  horror-comedy from director Gerard Johnstone and was very well received at the festival .

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Grease up your chainsaws, put your masks on, and get some BBQ, because Tobe Hooper’s iconic horror film ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘ is 40 this year. In honor of it’s 40th anniversary of scaring an entire planet of people, MPI and Dark Sky Films have restored the original 1973 film and upgraded it to 4K resolution from the original 16mm print.

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All caught up now.  I feels good, doesn’t it?   Not a ton of stuff this week, however the new Star Trek Next Generation blurays came out today.  We have been talking about those for months now, and they are finally here.  They look fucking phenomenal.  Anywho, let’s jump right in and get to all the goodies.  As usual in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and bizarre tales. So click on the pictures and start saving.

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Bryan Reviews ‘Tchoupitoulas’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 6th, 2012

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Tchoupitoulas (pronounced CHOP-it-TOO-luhs) is simply brilliant storytelling.  It’s something I have not seen done before, and it came across vibrantly original and engaging.  Brothers Bill and Turner Ross directed the documentary Tchoupitoulas, which is the name of a street in New Orleans, Louisiana.  This documentary has no real narrative or message, but rather an observance of the eccentricities and wildness of life in New Orleans. The film also won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary Feature at the Dallas International Film Festival this year.

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I wrote a story last month on Robert Rodriguez talking about his plans for the much awaited ‘Sin City’ sequel and ‘Machete’ sequel.  You can read that story HERE.  Well, today Dimension officially announced the ‘Sin City’ sequel which will be titled, ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’.  This is going to be great.  Frank Miller’s story is fantastic and might be my favorite one of the series.  The other stories are being kept under wraps and casting is expected to start next week with most of the original cast returning.  Shooting should being this summer and 3D is a big possibility.  I’m also curious to see if Tarantino will guest direct a scene or two like he did in the first film.

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TUCKER & DALE VS EVIL is a hilariously gory, good-spirited horror comedy, doing for killer rednecks what Shaun of the Dead did for zombies. Tucker and Dale are two best friends on vacation at their dilapidated mountain house, who are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of obnoxious, preppy college kids. When one of the students gets separated from her friends, the boys try to lend a hand, but as the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count. TUCKER AND DALE VS EVIL has been a hit on the festival circuit, debuting at Sundance, and winning the Midnight Audience Award at SXSW, the Jury Prize for First Feature at Fantasia, the Best Director award at Fantaspoa, and the Best Motion Picture Award at Sitges.

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