7 items from 2013
Another flick playing at this year's South by Southwest event (March 8th-17th in Austin, Texas) is the new flick from The Butcher Brothers, The Holy Ghost People, and we've got the first still and even a trailer for you. Dig it!
On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord – a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
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- Uncle Creepy
If “Fast Five” taught us nothing else, it’s that if you want to immeasurably improve an action film, all you need to do is throw The Rock at it. But what do you do if The Rock is already in your action movie? Well, you hire an up-and-coming European actor, of course. Aksel Hennie starred in last year’s “Headhunters” alongside “Game of Thrones" star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, which debuted to great reviews and grossed a healthy $15 million worldwide on its way to securing a BAFTA nomination. Hennie was excellent in it as the weasely anti-hero Roger Brown, and his reward seems to be a fun-sounding role in Brett Ratner’s forthcoming “Hercules” with Dwayne Johnson. Hennie will play Tydeus in the MGM-Paramount movie, a twin-axe wielding warrior who is devoted to Johnson’s Hercules. He’s apparently also such a madman that he needs to be chained up at night while he sleeps. »
- Joe Cunningham
He made a splash – in more ways than one – in last year’s excellent Norwegian thriller Headhunters as Roger Brown, and Aksel Hennie has well and truly stuck Hollywood’s radar. He’s now landed a role on Brett Ratner’s Hercules.The film, adapted by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos from Steve Moore’s Radical Studios comic, will see Dwayne Johnson as the legendary demi-god. Only, um, without the demi-god bit. In this story, Hercules is a mortal, albeit powerful man (come on, he’s being played by The Rock, it’s not like he’s a wimp) who agrees to help the Thracian king whip his army into fighting shape. But the task is not as easy as it first sounds for our hero and his men.Hennie will bring some of his on-screen energy to Tydeus, a warrior who is devoted to Hercules, is known for swinging »
To get things started, dear reader; I would like to say that I write this article with frustration. I’m tired. Tired of scouring through websites, day after day, seeing criticism for a certain game that hit shelves in October – Assassin’s Creed 3. Each time I see one of these ‘critics’, they start with the exact same sentence each time; “I had high hopes for this game, but…”
Why? Why does this continue to happen? I hope here, in this page, I can somehow put an end to this unfair, and just wrong, slating of a game that should be commended for what it has done, relighting the flame of a series close to death, and showing us that the current generation of gaming will never expand without some sort of evolution. Simply put, this article is about the mistreatment of a phenomenal game.
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- Anthony Grogan
South by Southwest (SXSW) is just one of many film festivals, we here at Sound On Sight cover yearly. The fest, which takes place every spring in Austin, Texas, began in 1987, and has continued to grow in size every year. The fest announced the first wave of films back in early January, and the lineup included some highly anticipated films such as The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Evil Dead, Downloaded and Spring Breakers. Now the full lineup has been announced, and it just might be one of the best lineups the festival has ever programmed.
SXSW takes place March 8-16 in Austin Texas. Here are just some of the films we are excited about.
Narrative Feature Competition – This year’s 8 films were selected from 1,191 submissions. Each film is a World Premiere.
Estranged brothers Jim and Dave must travel to Branson together when »
The SXSW Film Conference & Festival has just released a nearly complete lineup of its planned features for SXSW 2013, taking place March 8-16. The Festival will be kicking off with the world premiere of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and will feature other headliners Evil Dead, Spring Breakers, and Hawking.
The lineup announced today consists of 109 full-length features, including 68 films from first-time directors. There are 69 World Premieres, 14 North American Premieres, and 5 U.S. Premieres. These were selected from a record 2,096 submissions, including 1,482 from the U.S. and 614 international features. Submissions overall went up 7% to a total of 5,682. For the first time, Audience Awards will be selected in all categories.
"It's an incredible privilege to sift through so much exciting work, and every year brings new surprises. Though trends emerge after the fact, not consciously while we're programming, much of this year's program embraces love and the need/search/desire for connection," says »
Often better than the films themselves, and always shorter – take a look at some of the best trailers last year had to offer
The last year has been host to a multitude of excellent film trailers, from the action-packed Avengers through to The Woman in Black and the cutely animated Lorax. Nevermind the films themselves, this year the trailer has come into its own. Here are five of my favourites:
2012 saw the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight trilogy, and with it one of the best trailers of recent years. Combining everything we'd come to expect from Christopher Nolan's Batverse, there was action, romance, a snippet of Michael Caine's moving speech … By revealing only fragments of his masterpiece, Nolan left the audience wanting more. The anticipation excited by the full-length trailer was excruciating, and thankfully the film delivered.
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7 items from 2013
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