5 items from 2011
While at Sdcc 2011, we caught up with writer/director James Gunn to chat about his latest film, Super. This twisted, black superhero comedy follows the plight of a man (Rainn Wilson) who turs vigilante after his wife falls for a drug dealer. Super hits Blu-ray and DVD on August 9th. Check out our exclusive interview below.
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The movie The Whisperer in Darkness is complete and touring the film festivals around the world. The filmmakers couldn't be any happier. Now the pressure is on to produce the DVD for the rest of the world to enjoy. With this seminal tale that is part science fiction and part terror, the onus is on how effective the actors are in reaching that creeping revelation.
“There are monsters in them thar hills,” as the hicks in the bayous like to call it.
And the written version, Albert N. Wilmarth, (Matt Foyer) an instructor of literature at Miskatonic University provides the narration. He’s corresponding with Henry Wentworth Akeley (Barry Lynch), a man who lives alone who claims to have made contact with these mysterious creatures. The response from Wilmarth, »
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In this, er, new poster for James Gunn’s “Super”. Gotta say, I much prefer this one over the previous poster with Rainn Wilson’s Crimson Bolt. Don’t know why, though… When sad-sack loser Frank sees his ex-addict wife willingly snatched by a seductive drug dealer, he finds himself bereft and wholly unable to cope. But soon he decides to fight back under the guise of a Diy superhero called Crimson Bolt. With a hand-made suit, a wrench, and a crazed sidekick named Boltie, the Crimson Bolt beats his way through the mean streets of crime in hopes of saving his wife. The rules were written a long time ago: You are not supposed to molest children, cut lines or key cars; if you do, prepare to face the wrath of the Crimson Bolt! Starring Starring: Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, Gregg Henry, Michael Rooker, Andre Royo, »
...Or we should say "Cheat Sheets" since this year's SXSW Film Festival boasts over 140 films, requiring more than just one page to cover every single one of the narrative and documentary features that will be playing in Austin from March 11th through 19th. While the festival has already provided a very helpful schedule to flip through and Pdf of the screening grid online, consider this your quick hit guide to all the features at the festival - every title leads to its corresponding festival page in addition to links to trailers, official sites, filmmakers' Facebook pages and Twitter accounts so you can follow the action from the festival or from home.
Meanwhile, there will be plenty of action during these next two weeks on IFC.com where, in addition to our live video page, Matt Singer (@mattsinger) and I (@mfrushmore) will be filing reviews and interviews throughout the film festival. »
- Stephen Saito
James Gunn’s love for the comedy and horror genres coalesced in the humorous and brilliant horror film Slither, released by Universal in 2006. The filmwhich was written by Gunn, was also his directorial debut, and was also critically hailed as one of the best horror films of the aughts. Last year’s Toronto International Film Festival premiered his sophomoric effort Super, a dark comedy about an average guy who creates a costumed alter-ego after his wife leaves him for a big time drug dealer. Super embraces pretty much all the bearings of the “everyman turned superhero” concept but unlike previous installments of the new sub-genre, however, director James Gunn opts for a darker, weirder and much more cynical approach. It was by far one of my favorite films from the fest (you can read my review here), and now months later, the film will be screening at this year’s SXSW film festival, »
5 items from 2011
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