Archives by Tag 'movies'

Fantastic Fest 2015 (Second Half)

By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Friday, October 2, 2015

I made my triumphant return to Fantastic Fest this year after taking three years off from a back injury. I chose a Second Half Badge since I wasn’t confident I would be able to sit for that many movies. In all I was able to sit through 14 movies over…

The full slate of nominees for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards is as follows: Best Feature…

By Johnny Rollerfeet's Echo Chamber - Last updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The full slate of nominees for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards is as follows:
Best Feature (Award given to the Producer)
50/50 
Beginners 
Drive 
Take Shelter 
The Artist 
The Descendants 
Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist …

DVD New Releases – 9/15/2009

By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, September 14, 2009

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;) There’s only one completely new release this week along with several High Def upgrades of older releases, but there is a truly disturbing flick from last year’s Fantastic Fest. X-Men Origins: Wolverine – […]

DVD New Releases – 8/25/2009

By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, August 24, 2009

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;) There’s sort of a bumper crop of discs this week. Adventureland – 500 Days of Summer received way too much hype this summer, or I have a darker view of falling in love. […]

Shorts

By jank - Last updated: Friday, August 21, 2009

Subtitle: Kids movies – we watch ‘em so you don’t have to One of the things I’m digging lately is that I get to go to movies again. Like actual movies in an actual theater with popcorn, sticky floors, and glorious, glorious air conditioned darkness, which hasn’t lost its thrill on hot summer days. The […]

DVD New Releases – 8/11/2009

By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, August 10, 2009

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;) Be sure to look after the break for a couple bonus must-not-miss trailer videos. I Love You, Man – After watching Planes, Trains, and Automobiles this weekend — yes, we had a John […]

DVD New Releases – 7/28/2009

By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, July 27, 2009

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;) There’s a real variety of movies being released this week. It looks like the industry is trying to make up for the past couple months. Dollhouse: Season One – Joss Whedon does it […]

DVD New Releases – 5/19/2009

By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;) I feel bad this list is late but I was in Vegas, returning Monday night, and I have been playing catch-up. A Bug’s Life – The second Pixar feature film release wasn’t as […]

The Best Vegas Has To Offer

By etrigan - Last updated: Friday, May 15, 2009

I’m gearing up for a weekend in Vegas, googling and planning, coming up with ideas. I came upon a readers poll of the 2009 Best of Vegas from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. You can probably guess the punchline to this question, but you’ll be flummoxed at the follow-up. According to the readers of the Las […]

DVD New Releases – 5/12/2009

By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, May 11, 2009

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;) Fargo – Any Coen brothers movie remastered for Blu-Ray is a must, and this is no exception. I can’t wait to see the vast expanses of ice and snow, with sharp splatters of […]

DVD New Releases – 5/5/2009

By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, May 4, 2009

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;) Big – I don’t think I’ve seen all of this since it was released in theaters (20 years ago) but I remember it was Penny-Marshall-and-Tom-Hanks-funny. The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons – I […]

DVD New Releases – 4/28/2009

By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, April 27, 2009

Every week I make a list of notable discs being released so I can figure out what I “need” to buy. ;) JCVD – One of my top three movies from last year, and I can’t push it on you enough. Thank goodness it got a Blu Ray release since it looks gorgeous. The Reader […]

Korean Is The New Chinese?

By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, April 15, 2009

In retrospect, I note the rise of Korean Cinema by Chan Wook Park’s Oldboy which slipped through Austin in late 2003 (at BNAT 5) and was the first “hit” (relative to foreign film popularity), but this article marks the beginning of the shift with Chunhyang (from Im Kwont’aek) at the 2000 Cannes Festival. Whenever it […]

Five Movies You’re Not Supposed To See (in the U.S.A.)

By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, April 13, 2009

Due to the mechanations of corporate studios and distributors there are movies that get released in foreign countries, but not in the US. Here’s a list of five movies that are worth seeing, but are illegal to watch in the US, and what you would have to do just to watch them is often technically […]

The Burrowers

By etrigan - Last updated: Saturday, April 11, 2009

I missed this movie at Fantastic Fest last year, and I sort of regret it since it received pretty good ratings (3.7 out of 5) on B-side.com. It comes out on DVD April 21st.