The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival is essentially two events in one.
By day, it is an industry-oriented film conference with panels, workshops, mentor sessions and a Trade Show. It has been described as a five day crash course on guerilla filmmaking and marketing.
Day and night the SXSW Film Festival screens about 150 - 200 of the best independent films produced during the previous year as well as works from established directors who have inspired the latest generation of filmmakers. Aspiring novices and seasoned professionals alike can immerse themselves in film and the business of film by registering for SXSW.
The SXSW Film Festival runs through Saturday evening March 15.
They just handed out the winners! Click read more for a complete list of winners! Read More...
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What I like about Judd Apatow's projects ("Knocked Up," "Superbad") is the inherent sweetness in his films. This time, Apatow is a producer, and yes, it's raunchy, silly, but there's a gentle nature in the middle.
Lead actor Jason Segel wrote the film, and it's funny and yes, shocking!
Segel one-ups Will Ferrell in the nakedness department. His character's name, Peter, really says it all, four times!
I can't wait to meet him and the rest of the cast in Hawaii in 2 weeks! I'll keep y'all posted!
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Be prepared to be attacked yet again by the killer tomatoes!
Creators of the web series "Ask a Ninja" are busy writing the adaptation of the 1978 cult flick! Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine will put their own spin on this fun film, with Nichols set to direct.
" 'Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!' is the masterwork of a generation," Nichols said. "We can only aspire to recapture that magic." No changes to the original plot have been revealed, but it still is expected to revolve around killer tomatoes.
Thank the tomato gods!
FYI, the original "Tomatoes" spawned the Fox Kids Network's "ATV" cartoon series and the feature sequel "Return of the Killer Tomatoes," which helped launch George Clooney's career. Not "E.R." mind you!
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Best Picture Oscar winner "No Country for Old Men" arrives on DVD. Check out all my oldies but goodies and other new DVD releases:
"NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN"
Review of the film
Interview with Javier Bardem
Interview with Josh Brolin
Interview with Kelly MacDonald
Interview with Tommy Lee Jones
MOVIE REVIEW OF "BEE MOVIE"
MOVIE REVIEW OF "DAN IN REAL LIFE"
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As you may have heard, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law are set to replace Ledger in his unfinished film, "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" directed by Terry Gilliam.
Now, shooting has restarted in Vancouver!
The film went on hiatus on January 22nd after Ledger's sudden death. Read More...
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