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SXSW 2013: 24 Movies On My Must-See List

SXSW 2013: 24 Movies On My Must-See List

If I had the ability to be in more than one place at once, go for days without sleep, and be immuned to movie theater seat numb butt, I would see every single movie at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. But alas, I cannot because I am human. However, since I did manage to see...
The Most Amazing and Awesome Film Loglines for SXSW 2013

The Most Amazing and Awesome Film Loglines for SXSW 2013

We are about five weeks away from the big tech-film-music extravaganza SXSW. I, of course, will be there lurking in the movie theaters and enjoying all the one-of-a-kind films the fest has to offer and stuffing my face with queso and Chi’Lantro. Last week, they announced the feature film lineup and today they announced the...
'The Cabin in the Woods' Conversations Part 2: Jesse Williams, Kristen Connolly, and Anna Hutchison

‘The Cabin in the Woods’ Conversations Part 2: Jesse Williams, Kristen Connolly, and Anna Hutchison

…and now for Part 2 of my highly anticipated The Cabin in the Woods conversations. This time, I chat with three of the five cabin captives in the movie: Jesse Williams, Kristen Connolly, and Anna Hutchison. Be prepared to be captivated: Horror movies are notorious for having stereotypes — like the black guy always dies...
'The Cabin in the Woods' Conversations Part 3: Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon

‘The Cabin in the Woods’ Conversations Part 3: Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon

For my final installment of my SXSW The Cabin in the Woods chronicles, I present to you the brilliant Joss Whedon and the equally brilliant Drew Goddard. The duo wrote the script for the meta horror movie, while Goddard made his directorial debut with the movie. You can only imagine how much I wanted to...
'The Cabin in the Woods' Conversations Part 1: Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford

‘The Cabin in the Woods’ Conversations Part 1: Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford

While at SXSW, I had the chance to partake in roundtable interviews with the cast of The Cabin in the Woods, a movie that is just as good as everyone says it is. It is also one of those movies where I can’t really say anything about it without ruining it…so I won’t. Instead, I’ll...
SXSW 2012: Movies I Wished I Watched

SXSW 2012: Movies I Wished I Watched

There are many, many, many movies that play at SXSW. As much as I want to and as much as I have tried, I cannot see every single movie I want to see. If I were Multiple Man, I would have no problem, but alas, I am not and it makes me sad. Nonetheless, here...
SXSW Report Part 4: Three Short Films Worth Mentioning

SXSW Report Part 4: Three Short Films Worth Mentioning

Even though SXSW is over, that doesn’t mean I don’t have more stuff to say about it. In fact, I still have many interviews, reviews and wrap-ups to post. Aren’t you EXCITED?! You will probably hearing about SXSW through the end of this month (with a brief break for The Hunger Games, of course). Considering...
Interview: Will Ferrell talks 'Casa de mi Padre', Speaking Spanish, and the World of Telenovelas

Interview: Will Ferrell talks ‘Casa de mi Padre’, Speaking Spanish, and the World of Telenovelas

Will Ferrell‘s new movie, Casa de mi Padre explores the world of telenovelas, poor film editing, and sex scenes with mannequins. It also is an opportunity for Ferrell to unleash his skills in a foreign film because, as the title suggests, the movie is entirely in Spanish. The movie premiered at SXSW (yes, I am...
'Gimme the Loot' Wins Big at SXSW

‘Gimme the Loot’ Wins Big at SXSW

Last night at the SXSW awards ceremony hosted by my favorite podcaster Doug Benson, the graffiti drama Gimme the Loot snagged the Grand Jury Award in the Narrative Feature Competition while the rock documentary Beware of Mr. Baker walked away with the Grand Jury Award in the Documentary Feature Competition. I haven’t watched either of...
SXSW Report Part 3: Squirming Through 'Compliance', Things Get 'Electrick', Trade Show Swag

SXSW Report Part 3: Squirming Through ‘Compliance’, Things Get ‘Electrick’, Trade Show Swag

Yesterday was cloudy, but it was warm. So warm that I developed a sheen of grease on my face and felt a consistent trickle of sweat down my back. It made me feel sexy. The music portion of SXSW also started yesterday, but I have been too busy trying to catch up on my movies....
SXSW Report Part 2: 'Eden', 'Gayby', '21 Jump Street', and a bag of Chex Mix

SXSW Report Part 2: ‘Eden’, ‘Gayby’, ’21 Jump Street’, and a bag of Chex Mix

Yesterday, it was a sunny day in Austin. So sunny that I decided to start my day off with a morning run on Town Lake. I got lost. In any matter, the weather allowed me to wear a pair of over priced Tom Ford sunglasses and a short sleeve shirt so that I could act...
SXSW Report Part 1: 'Cabin in the Woods', rain, Gordoughs doughnuts, more rain

SXSW Report Part 1: ‘Cabin in the Woods’, rain, Gordoughs doughnuts, more rain

I have been in Austin for SXSW since last Thursday and I am constipated with excitement and joy. I have also had a total of 33 minutes of sleep and have eaten more deep-fried food than I could ever want. Nonetheless, here’s the breakdown of what movies I have seen and other things worth mentioning....