Fantastic Fest 2013 Day 7

Yesterday was crazy at Fantastic Fest. I wound up partnered with Cole Bradley and the guys who made a short film named “The Last Video Store” for Geeks Who Drink trivia, and we wound up winning the whole shebang. (Free beers! Yay!) The final event of the day was Karaoke …

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Fantastic Fest 2013 Day 6

The film festival is starting to get surreal. For example, yesterday I had a conversation with Harry Knowles about what it would take to shove mud up our respective asses (though, in our defense, this conversation was completely relevant to the subject of film). But the movies keep on falling …

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Fantastic Fest 2013 Day 5

I don’t actually know what day of the week it is anymore. All I know is that I watched a lot of movies (21 as of this writing) and I have a lot more ahead of me. When I drove Jerry Belich to the airport this morning and turned on …

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Fantastic Fest 2013 Day 4

The Fantastic Fatigue is now setting in. I even skipped the earliest movie slot in the day. (In my defense, I used that time to have an amazing brunch with my friends Cargill and Jessica.) However, I am soldiering on, and being rewarded with great movies. Also, I met Thomas …

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Fantastic Fest 2013 Day 3

Out of my five picks from yesterday, all five were gems. Behold… JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CONQUERING THE DEMONS Dir. Stephen Chow Stephen Chow’s first film in seven years is a hoot and a half, and it is certainly up to the caliber of previous Chow favorites like Kung Fu …

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Fantastic Fest 2013 Day 2

I’ll be keeping these short, because I’m writing on my iPhone. Hooray for having a broken laptop! EEGA Dirs. S.S. Rajamouli, J.V.V. Sathyanarayana I’m a sucker for crazy-ass Bollywood movies, and Eega is definitely a crazy-ass Bollywood movie. It’s the tale if a murdered man who returns to life as …

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Fantastic Fest Day 1

It’s that time of year again, where I head to Austin, TX and spend a week pouring movies into my eyes. Fantastic Fest is a tremendously fun and insane film festival. It focuses on genre film from around the world, often getting fun crime, horror, and sci-fi films that never …

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Quick, Tell Me: The Summer Hijinks Edition

This weekend, I’ll be heading to my dad’s lake cabin for the weekend. I spent many weekends of my childhood in this little cabin, which also hosted grandparents, uncles, aunts, and a gaggle of young cousins. One fine summer weekend, I was reading on a couch, facing a bank of …

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On Song of the South and Offensive Movies

Today’s social media networks are bubbling with the news that Worldcon has scheduled a screening of Song of the South, as part of a program of anime and animation not easily found via DVD or Netflix. Many people are debating whether this is a good idea or not. The reason …

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A Reel Education LIVE on September 9th!

That’s right! A Reel Education, the movie podcast I inhabit with Tim Wick and Jena Young, will be recording an episode LIVE at the Parkway Theater on September 9th, 2013! With this live recording session, you will also get to enjoy the wonderful Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the 1961 classic starring Audrey …

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