Fantastic Fest 2012: Day 6

Day 6 of Fantastic Fest was a light one for me. I deliberately skipped out on the first film timeslot of the day so I could get some PowerPoint Karaoke work done, and I split immediately after the final film. However, since the first two things I did see were …

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Reminder: You Want to See PowerPoint Karaoke

That’s right! PowerPoint Karaoke’s triumphant return to the Bryant Lake Bowl stage is a mere day away! Is there a better way to spend the night of Thursday, September 27th than laughing at PowerPoint presentations? Of course there is, but you probably can’t have it for under $10! This month’s …

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Fantastic Fest 2012: Day 5

By the end of Day 5, I have seen 21 films. Three more days to go! BLACK OUT High-energy, smoothly funny, and witty, this crime flick from the Netherlands quickly became one of my favorites from the festival. It’s a dark joy from beginning to end, packed with fun characters …

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Fantastic Fest 2012: Day 4

I’ve reached the point in Fantastic Fest when I’m actually a little sad that I get my first pick for the first time slot of the day, because that means I can’t sleep in. However, my body is starting to adjust to eating like a Roman emperor for days on …

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Fantastic Fest 2012: Day 3

It’s extraordinary how exhausting Fantastic Fest is. Today is only the morning of Day 4, and every cell in my body is already plotting a revolt. Yet I shall soldier on, because I got great film picks today! Here’s a sampling of what I saw yesterday: COLD STEEL This film …

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Fantastic Fest 2012: Day 2

I’m only two days in, and Fantastic Fest is already kicking my ass. This is as it should be. ANTIVIRAL Hands down, this is the best film I saw yesterday, and is an early favorite for the festival. This film, directed by Brandon Cronenberg (David Cronenberg’s son), feels like something …

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Fantastic Fest 2012: Day 1

I have only a few minutes to post a few scattered thoughts about the first day of Fantastic Fest. It was a hoot and a half, though! FRANKENWEENIE I had a lovely time watching Tim Burton’s latest film, Frankenweenie. I’m pleased to announce it’s the best thing he’s done in …

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Fantastic Fest 2012: The Tour de Tacky

I spent Tuesday and Wednesday of this week driving across America. With my road-buddy Don by my side (mostly sleeping), I guided a hybrid Honda Civic from Minneapolis, MN to Austin, TX. It’s a trip of 1,170 miles, which we made nonstop as per usual. Thanks to having to work …

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Incoming: The Road to Fantastic Fest 2012

In just a couple hours, I will hop in my car, nab my road buddy Don, and start driving to Austin, TX. We will arrive sometime tomorrow, and I hope that, this year, all the raccoons we see along the way will still be alive after we pass them. That’s …

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Elevator Theatre

At CONvergence 2012, a few friends of mine hatched a strange plan: they wanted to create tiny little theatrical productions, which would be enacted outside elevator doors of the convention hotel. The plays would last from when the elevator doors opened to when they would close. This process, of course, …

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