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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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I had the pleasure to sit down with superstar actor and filmmaker Andre Gower at Fantastic Fest 2016. Gower was ‘The Wizard‘, ‘Mr. President‘, and ‘Valerie’s Family: The Hogans‘ amongst a ton other projects. However, he is most known for playing the lead in ‘Monster Squad‘ as Sean, who is responsible for leading the Monster Squad to victory.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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We’ve got the third and final wave of programming for Fantastic Fest 2016. The Alamo Drafthouse is hosting their annual film festival this month and the films slated to appear is insane! Check out the previous announcements for the full roster of films. You can find phase one here, and phase two here, then continue reading this post for the final wave of titles.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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We’ve been waiting for the announcement of this next wave of programming for the one – the only, Fantastic Fest!!! It’s coming our way September 22-29 at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX.

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First Wave Of Programming For Fantastic Fest 2016!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 2nd, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Fantastic Fest will be heading to Austin and the Alamo Drafthouse in September from the 22 – 29. They’ve adopted a theme this year that celebrates Bollywood in it’s many forms and there are more than enough genre films to thrill even the most ardent and discerning film lover. We’ve got the first wave of programming that will be highlighting the event. You want horror, mystery, fart-tracking sprites and an 18 inch penis that looks like a dead chicken? It’s all here. We will bring you the second wave as soon as it becomes available.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Fantastic Fest is getting closer every day! Running from September 24 – October 1st in Austin at the spectacular Alamo Drafthouse. Chock full of exclusive film runs, the return of the great Fantastic Debates and filmmaker Q&A’s. We’ve already given you the first wave and second wave of programming, today we’re on to the final wave of announcements. So, if you haven’t already, read up on the first wave and second wave then come back to check out the third!

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Fantastic Fest‘ has released their 2nd wave of programming with a huge roster that would work as an entire film fest on its own! Add it to the first wave programming seen here, and by Jupiter’s Cock, it’s going to be exciting!!! There will be advance screenings of ‘The Martian‘, ‘High-Rise‘, ‘Green Room‘, and ‘The Keeping Room‘.

“This is a big year for genre cinema. We’re exceptionally proud to honor incredible filmmakers and welcome back some of Fantastic Fest’s favorites,” said Tim League, Fantastic Fest and Alamo Drafthouse CEO/Founder.

Sticking true to Fantastic Fest’s penchant for chaos and explosive events, they welcome Itchy-O to Austin for the first time. A blazing, 32-member aural assault from the darkest depths of Colorado, Itchy-O is a wholly immersive, musical experience on a massive scale. Said festival director Kristen Bell, “We cannot wait for them to unleash their percussive mayhem on our audience as hysteria has a welcome home at Fantastic Fest.”

See below for the full lineup of newly announced film titles for Fantastic Fest 2015. Final wave of titles to be announced shortly.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX is gearing up for it’s 11th annual Fantastic Fest and as usual, they’ve released their first wave of the programming lineup for the event that has been hailed as one of the film festivals not to miss. The Drafthouse hosts not only viewings of genre-specific films but hosting writers, directors and casts of both the well-known and little-known varieties. FF takes place this year from September 24 – October 1 with a world premiere of ‘Bone Tomahawk‘ set for closing night with Kurt Russell, cast and crew to attend.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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We had the distinct honor to talk with the amazing director Nicolas Winding Refn and his wife Liv Corfixen in Austin, Tx at Fantastic Fest 2014. Refn is one of the advocates for the horror and crime genre and in addition to his great films, he can be seen on several bonus features of other Blu-rays talking about films. Refn directed ‘Valhalla Rising‘, ‘Bronson‘, and the recent films that starred Ryan Gosling which were ‘Drive‘ and ‘Only God Forgives‘. His new film, which was directed by his wife Liv is called ‘My Life‘ and chronicled the production of ‘Only God Forgives‘. It’s a great documentary. Here we discuss what went into that production, some of his previous projects and others that became unrealized, and of course some of their favorite scenes in film. Enjoy.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

 

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The Multi-Media Men are back with the 44th episode that covers all things in the entertainment industry. We had a great adventure this time around and had tons to discuss. Joining me is Adam Conway from the Angelika Film Center, Susan Kamyab from This Chix Flix , Andrew Conway, Marc Ciafardini from Go-See-Talk, and Special Guest Hillary Thomas from Fangirls: Dames of the Roundtable. It was a lot of fun to say the least. We discuss which film character we would want to marry and live the rest of our lives with. We also talk about ‘Ted 2’, ‘Bill and Ted 3‘, and the Fall TV Slate. And since it is the 20th anniversary of ‘The Shawshank Redemption‘, we Re-Cast that iconic film. Let us know if you agree or missed anything. And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page and TWITTER page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher to subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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Interview with Kevin Smith at Fantastic Fest 2014!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 26th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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We had the distinct honor to talk with the legendary director Kevin Smith in Austin, Tx at Fantastic Fest 2014. Smith is one of the pioneers of the indie film genre with cult hits such as ‘Clerks‘, ‘Mallrats‘, ‘Chasing Amy‘, ‘Dogma‘, ‘Jersey Girl‘, and ‘Red State‘. His new film, ‘Tusk‘ is quite the film. I’ve never seen anything like it. We discuss his ‘Red State‘ premiere in Kansas City, ‘Tusk‘, and his favorite scene in film, which might surprise some of you. It was a pleasure to talk with him and go see ‘TUSK‘. Enjoy!

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Interview with Joe Lynch at Fantastic Fest 2014!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 26th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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We had the distinct honor to sit down with filmmaker Joe Lynch to discuss his new film ‘Everly‘, which is an EXCELLENT movie. We discuss how he made the film, his casting decisions, some of the more difficult things to shoot, and some of his influences. We also discuss some of his favorite scenes from film, and much much more. Lynch can be seen on the hit series ‘Holliston‘ with his friend Adam Green. Lynch also directed ‘Wrong Turn 2‘, a segment in ‘Chillermama‘, ‘Knights of Badassdom‘, and ‘Everly‘. It was a fun-as-hell interview. Enjoy.

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Interview with Justin Long at Fantastic Fest 2014!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 26th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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We had the distinct pleasure to talk with actor Justin Long (Tusk/Dodgeball/Drag Me to Hell), where we discussed his latest movie ‘Tusk’. We also talk about some of his favorite scenes from film, and if he got to keep a certain prop from ‘Tusk‘. Enjoy.

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Interview with Tim League at Fantastic Fest 2014!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 26th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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We had the distinct pleasure to talk with Tim League (the CEO of the Alamo Drafthouse) at Fantastic Fest 2014 in Austin, Texas. We ask him what some of his favorite scenes from film are and what big movie premiere he would have loved to been at, but was born to late for. Enjoy!

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Guide To Wave Two Films At Fantastic Fest 2014!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 27th, 2014

Guide To Wave One Events at Fantastic Fest 2014!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 6th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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Fantastic Fest is one of the best film festivals in the U.S. not to mention the biggest. Everything there is awesome and amazing. Definitely the place to go if you love genre films as they feature the newest films from all categories featuring in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action  from all over. Some of the best and most loved films have had their world premieres at the festival. Hoping to take its place next to huge hits like ‘There Will Be Blood‘, ‘Zombieland‘ and ‘Apocalypto‘ is ‘Tusk‘. The oddly named flick comes from the brilliant and irreverent mind of Kevin Smith.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

 Fantastic Fest is excited to announce Walt Disney Pictures’ Frankenweenie will have its world premiere on September 20 as the opening night film for the 2012 festival, happening September 20-27 in Austin, Texas at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. “Tim Burton stands as a titan of modern genre cinema.  To world premiere the feature adaptation of his early beloved short is a huge honor for me personally and for the festival in general,” said Fantastic Fest Co-founder & Creative Director Tim League.

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Oak Cliff Film Festival 2018 is Upon Us!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 18th, 2018

Mark your calendars for June 14-17, because the 7th annual OAK CLIFF FILM FESTIVAL will be in town, showing some of the best new films we can all look forward to. Every film and event will be shown at the Texas Theatre, along with a few special events in and around the Dallas area. There are 25 films to be shown along with 40 short films. There will also be a ton of live music, parties, and filmmaking workshops if you want to learn more about the filmmaking process. This year’s slate looks magnificent with a documentary about Joan Jett, a hilarious comedy, and more. Legendary filmmaker Penelope Spheeris will even be in attendance too. Spheeris is most known for directing ‘Wayne’s World‘ and the amazing documentary ‘The Decline of Western Civilization‘. Below is all the information you will need, along with some links to purchase tickets and passes. 

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

This movie sounds like so much fun and a little like that 1980’s horror film by Lamberto Bava called Demons, which followed a bunch of people attending a movie screening of a horror film, only to find out that there was an evil force that turned them into blood thirsty demons. This new film though is called Blood Fest and comes from the Rooster Teeth team, which brought us Red vs Blue and Lazer Team.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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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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A New Film Festival Will Open at ‘The Shining’ Hotel!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 31st, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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Good news, everyone. There is a new horror genre film festival looking to scare people next year, which will be called ‘The Overlook Film Festival‘ and will start on April 27th at Oregon’s Timberline Lodge, which was used (exterior shots) for Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’. Festival heads Michael Lerman and Landon Zakheim announced the event this Halloween and are planning on bringing classic films, new films, experimental events, and interactive fun to the Timberline Hotel. This first year will be a four day event and looks to be quite fun as it is being put on by a ton of people from the Alamo Drafthouse and ‘Fantastic Fest‘.

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The Fantastic Film Market 2016!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 6th, 2016

Damian S., here…

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It’s not everyday you get to sit in a room with as much talent as I did today! While in attendance at this years Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX I discovered that they have a lesser known track aptly titled Fantastic Market. Fantastic Market host pitches from filmmaker literally around the world. On top of the pitches they have provided work-in-progress screenings, panels from industry greats such as Travis Stevens (Snowfort Pictures) and Ryan Turek (BLUMHOUSE) mixers and a ton of other events.  Read the rest of this entry »



Hey guys, Jana here,

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The New York Film Festival is one of the highlights in the festival circuit. It’s an excellent place for a filmmaker to get a lot of exposure. Writer-Director Paul Thomas Anderson has landed the big centerpiece gala for the third time with ‘Inherent Vice‘, Anderson achieved the same trophy position with ‘Boogie Nights‘ and ‘Punch-Drunk Love‘. Many filmmakers use the festival circuit to promote new film and Anderson is no stranger to the scene. ‘The Master‘ was viewed only a handful of times in the US before it’s competition appearance at Venice in 2012 and ‘There Will Be Blood‘ world-premiered at Fantastic Fest in 2007.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

 

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Captain Fantastic‘ sounds like a movie I really want to see! If you’ve heard the details, already, indulge me while I talk about it. Matt Ross, mostly known for his acting work (‘Big Love‘, ‘The Aviator‘), is working on his fourth written script with ‘Captain Fantastic’. Personally, I remember Ross mostly from playing Alby Grant, the incredibly creepy-sexually-confused-brother-in-law of Bill Henrickson on ‘Big Love‘. Ross’ most recent writing endeavor was ‘28 Hotel Rooms‘.

 

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Official Press Release: The Dallas Film Society announced today the first 10 films chosen to screen at the 7th edition of the Dallas International Film Festival, presented by AutoNation Volkswagen Dealers on April 4 – 14, 2013. Overall, approximately 180 films from all over the world will be screened during the 11-day Festival. These first 10 films not only represent works from America, and Texas in particular, but also films from the United Kingdom, Canada, Africa and France — truly an international offering.

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IDLE HANDS – MY BLOODY PODCAST #90!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 13th, 2020

Here is the super spectacular 90th episode of the most fun horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new episode, hosts  Bryan Kluger from Boomstick Comics and High Def Digest and Preston Barta of Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror-themed music. Our Feature Presentation this week is all about the 1999 film IDLE HANDS!

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From Dusk Til Dawn – My Bloody Podcast #69!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 18th, 2019

Here is the super spectacular 69th episode of the most fun horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new episode, hosts  Bryan Kluger from Boomstick Comics and High Def Digest and Preston Barta of Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror-themed music. And… WE ARE ON SPOTIFY NOW. Our Feature Presentation this week is all about the 1996 film ‘FROM DUSK TIL DAWN‘.

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Taika Waititi and Stephen Merchant talk about their favorite movie scenes, which boils down to their love for Michael J. Fox. They also describe ‘Back to the Future‘ and talk about Teen Wolf. The interview was at Fantastic Fest 2019. The interview was Bryan Kluger. Go see ‘Jojo Rabbit‘.

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