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How Adam Wingard's You're Next Has Been Improved On Its Long Journey To Theaters
Weíve been waiting a long time for Adam Wingardís Youíre Next. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011, where it received rave reviews, and followed that up with a screening at Fantastic Fest that same year, but since then has been completed off the map.
Miles Teller And Shailene Woodley Wow SXSW With The Spectacular Now
The Spectacular Now is a powerful film and a big reason itís able to maintain its emotional punch is by never being preachy or over-dramatic. In the hands of lesser filmmakers the story would focus on how the wayward youths find their way back to the straight and narrow...
Jane Levy Talks Blood, Giggles, Scratches, Swamps And Everything Evil Dead
The day after the Evil Dead screening at SXSW I had the pleasure of quickly chatting with the actress about her starring role. Head inside to learn about Levyís great time playing a demonic psycho,...
SXSW: You're Next Is How You Do A Home Invasion Thriller Right
Though it would be inappropriate to label Youíre Next as a horror comedy, as the movie doesnít spend a whole lot of time making jokes or winking at the audience, donít think that means it isnít one hell of a fun ride. The scares are so effective, bloody and intense that you canít help by giggle afterwards as a reflex...
Short Term 12, William And The Windmill Take Top SXSW Awards
Destin Daniel Crettonís Short Term 12, an ensemble drama about a 20-something caretaker (Brie Larson) at a foster care facility, took home the Narrative Feature award at the South By Southwest Film Festival on Tuesday evening. In the Documentary category, Ben Naborsí winning William and the Windmill took home the top prize.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Tackles Porn Addiction, Beds Scarlett Johansson in SXSW's Don Jon
The story of Don Jon will be its use of pornography to tell of Jonís predicament, and there are multiple discussions we can have regarding imagery in the media perverting the communal mind when it comes to sex, or Jonís mistaken belief that simply attending weekly confession will return him to the straight-and-narrow path toward righteousness and healing.
Director Fede Alvarez Finds The Spirit Of The Evil Dead
Thanks to its legion of fans, incredible impact on the horror genre, and the fact that it gave birth to icons like Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, the original Evil Dead movies are more than just great; theyíre legendary.
SXSW: Mud Further Cements Jeff Nichols As A Must-Watch Filmmaker
Mud is a very different movie from Take Shelter in many ways, but that only serves to make it such an exciting follow up, showing off Nicholsí versatility and promising that he has a lot to offer modern filmmaking. I canít wait to see what he comes up with next.
Danny Boyle Updates SXSW On Trainspotting Sequel And Trance
Hosted by NY Times columnist David Carr, the gathering felt like a cinematic celebration of Boyleís stunning career achievements, running through clips on commentary from films like Shallow Grave, Trainspotting and a montage of snapshots from hits like 127 Hours, Millions, Sunshine and 28 Days Later.
Bruce Campbell Explains Why It's More Fun To Watch Evil Dead Movies Than Make Them
Sam Raimiís Evil Dead movies will forever stand as one of my favorite trilogies of all time. Theyíre endlessly re-watchable films that just have the perfect blend of horror and comedy, but as fun as they are to watch, apparently the opposite is true when it comes to making them.
Spring Breakers Delivers Drugs, Debauchery And James Franco's Best Performance Yet To SXSW
Itís not often you witness the birth of an iconic screen character, but Franco pushes Alien into the annals of Hollywood lore with his gonzo performance.
Rose Byrne And Rafe Spall Reverse Romantic Comedy Standards In SXSW's I Give It A Year
Itís always uncomfortable to watch married people fight. In a perfect world they would be the happiest among us, as theyíve found someone to love and cherish for as long as they both shall live, But then reality kicks in with the fact that just because people share a pair of rings doesnít make them dreamily happy.
Drinking Buddies' Anna Kendrick, Olivia Wilde And Jake Johnson Talk Improv, Skinny Dipping At SXSW
ďI hardly remember the process,Ē Wilde said, with a hint of awe in her voice. She added that she watches scenes in the finished film and doesnít remember saying chunks of the dialogue.
SXSW: Adam Brody Shines In Daisy von Sherler Mayer's Some Girl(s)
Based on the play by Neil LaBute and told through five distinctly separate-yet-connected segments, the story follows an unnamed writer (Adam Brody) as he travels around the country to visit women with whom heís had a romantic past just as heís about to get married.
Is Danny Boyle Interested In Being The Next James Bond Director?
Itís a question I posed to Boyle at the conclusion of a roundtable interview today at the South By Southwest film festival. When I asked about Bond, a large smile broke across Boyleís face as he contemplated the answer...
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