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Nacho Vigalondo's new techno-thriller 'Open Windows' will have its premiere at this months SXSW festival in Austin, Texas and so when better to slip a new and twisted one-sheet into the arena. The movie stars Elijah Wood ('Maniac') who appears on the new poster donning a rather dominating outfit and looking creepy as ever. Ever since his excellent performance in Franck Khalfoun's remake of 'Maniac' it's difficult to look at the guy in the same way anymore and with this movie, tense thriller 'Grand Piano', and horror-comedy 'Cooties' all lined up for the actor he is certainly making the genre his own. 'Open Windows' also stars former porn star Sasha Grey ('Would You Rather') and British actor Neil Maskell ('Kill List', 'Utopia'). Head below to check out the new poster. »
We've been talking about Nacho Vigalondo's (Timecrimes) first English-language film, Open Windows, for a couple of years now, and we're happy to report that it's finally set for a world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival.
Badass Digest just scored a creepy new poster for the flick, which plays SXSW Monday, March 10th, at 9pm at Alamo Ritz - with Vigalondo and star Elijah Wood in attendance.
Check it out below along with the trailer and plot crunch!
Elijah Wood stars as a fanboy of actress Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey), and as the winner of an online contest, he gets the rare chance to have dinner with her. However, when dinner plans are cancelled, someone named Chord says he can make up for it.
Chord gives Nick (Elijah Wood) the tools to spy on Jill from his computer in a way that no fan could ever dream of. »
- John Squires
Last fall we caught a trailer for Nacho Vigalondo's interesting thriller Open Windows starring Elijah Wood. The film is poised to premiere at SXSW next Monday, March 10th, and we have a creepy new poster for the film with a gimp framing a shot for his body-mounted camera. For those who don't know the film follows Wood as Nick, a fanboy of actress Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey) who has won an online contest to have dinner with her. But when the plans get canceled, a stranger named Chord tries to make up for the loss by allowing Nick to spy on Jill from his computer, all leading to a much more sinister plan in mind. Look! Here's the new poster for Nacho Vigalondo's Open Windows from Badass Digest: Jill (Sasha Grey) is a famous actress who has refused to have dinner with Nick (Elijah Wood), a fan who »
- Ethan Anderton
Nacho Vigalondo made a name for himself with his interesting time travel movie Timecrimes. His follow-up, Extraterrestrial (read my review here), wasn't bad either as he took the idea of an alien invasion movie and turned it into something of a romantic comedy. Next up is Open Windows, a film that sounds like it's entirely a horror/thriller starring Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey (The Girlfriend Experience). Here's the plot: Elijah Wood stars as a fanboy of actress Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey), and as the winner of an online contest he gets the rare chance to have dinner with her. However, when dinner plans are cancelled someone named Chord says he can make up for it. Chord gives Nick (Elijah Wood) the tools to spy on Jill from his computer, in a way that no fan could ever dream of. After each demand Chord gives Nick, it becomes apparent that »
- Brad Brevet
Nacho Vigalondo‘s first film, Timecrimes, had some wild stuff, and dressed up one character in a simple but unforgettable outfit. His new movie, Open Windows, premieres next week at SXSW, with Elijah Wood and Sacha Grey in the lead roles. Wood plays a super-fan of Grey’s actress character, and is given the voyeur’s dream: a […]
The post Poster for ‘Open Windows’ May Make You Slightly Uncomfortable appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
I had the opportunity to see Nacho Vigalondo's third feature Open Windows at the European Film Market in Berlin earlier this month. And while I can't tell you any details, I can say that it was pretty incredible: intelligent, innovative, brilliantly executed, and edge-of-your-seat exciting.Nick Chambers has won a dinner with Jill Goddard, his favourite movie star. But on the evening, he is told by Chord, a representative of the film company, that Jill has refused to attend the dinner. The next thing he knows, Nick is given access to Jill's mobile phone, seeing and hearing her most intimate moments on his computer. But that is only the beginning of what seems to be a much larger, darker plan.I am jealous of all those attending SXSW...
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Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 6 Feb 2014 - 06:08
Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2007, and another 25 overlooked gems...
For some reason, the number three was a common factor in several blockbuster movies of 2007. The third film in the Pirates Of The Caribbean series (At World's End) dominated the box office, Spider-Man 3 marked Sam Raimi's last entry as director in the series, while Mike Myers went for a hat trick of hits with Shrek The Third.
I Am Legend was the third and most financially successful attempt to bring Richard Matheson's classic novel to the big screen, Rush Hour 3 marked Jackie Chan's last action pairing with Chris Tucker, while Zack Snyder's musky sword-swinger 300 was notable for having the number three in the title.
Iffy attempts at numerology aside, 2007 was also a superb for year for movies in general - particularly underappreciated ones, »
Sundance just ended, and we are already preparing for the next big film festival, South By Southwest. Not too long ago, the festival announced a few of the films premiering this year, but now they’ve announced the main slate. The midnight selections and some inevitable late-breaking additions are still to be announced, but this should be more than enough to get you excited. Along with many World Premieres, and Sundance favorites like Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and Gareth Evans’ The Raid 2, the line up also includes an anniversary screening of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and an extended Q&A screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel with Wes Anderson. SXSW 2014 runs March 7 through 15 in Austin, Texas. Check out the line up after the jump.
Narrative Feature Competition
Eight world premieres, eight unique ways to celebrate the art of storytelling. Selected from 1,324 films submitted to SXSW 2014. Films screening in Narrative »
The 2014 SXSW "Film Features Program" includes 115 titles, and along with the previously announced zombie culture documentary Doc of the Dead, there's a lot for the horror crowd...
...including special screenings of the original Godzilla and Texas Chain Saw Massacre, early looks at upcoming TV shows "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" and "Penny Dreadful," the U.S. premiere of Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Dance of Reality, and new films from the Spierig brothers, Nacho Vigalondo, and Jim Jarmusch.
The genre-heavy "Midnighter" lineup will be announced next week along with the list of short films, but in the meantime here are the horror highlights (or what we assume will be of interest given their descriptions) to be on the lookout for during the fest.
Note that new for 2014, they've introduced the "Episodic" category, created to highlight innovative new work hitting the small screen.
The 2014 SXSW Film Festival runs March 7-15 in awesome Austin, »
- Debi Moore
Today the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced a diverse features lineup for this year’s Festival, the 21st edition and running March 7 – 15, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The 2014 program expands on SXSW tradition of embracing a range of genres and span of budgets, featuring a wealth of vision from experienced and developing filmmakers alike.
For more information visit http://sxsw.com/film.
Listed in the announcement are 115 of the features that will screen over the course of nine days at SXSW 2014. The lineup below includes 68 films from first-time filmmakers, and consists of 76 World Premieres, 10 North American Premieres and 7 U.S. Premieres. These films were selected from a record 2,215 feature-length film submissions composed of 1,540 U.S. and 675 international feature-length films. With a record number of 6,482 submissions total, the overall increase was 14% over 2013. The Midnighters feature section and the Short Film program will be announced on February 5, with the complete »
- Movie Geeks
After announcing earlier this month that Jon Favreau’s Chef and the Veronica Mars movie will be making their world debuts at SXSW this year, the festival has revealed its full line-up, including further very promising world premieres, alongside appearances from some of the year’s most high-profile films.
The Midnight programme will be announced early next month, along with the Shorts line-up, and the complete Conference slate a little later as well.
Led by Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, Nicholas Stoller’s anticipated R-rated comedy, Neighbors, will be making its world debut at the festival, notably marked out as a ‘work-in-progress’ ahead of its theatrical release in May.
David Gordon Green’s acclaimed Joe will make its Us premiere, having bowed at Venice and then Toronto last year. Early reviews have Nicolas Cage giving one of the finest performances of his career, with Tye Sheridan (Mud) excellent alongside him. »
- Kenji Lloyd
Not sure if there is a Short Term 12 equivalent in this year’s Narrative Feature Comp, but on paper SXSW programmers are serving up a mean (and the usual lean group of 8 out of a whopping 1,324 film entries) for the upcoming competitiuon of eight which includes notable entries (that we’ve been tracking for a good time now) such as Zachary Wigon’s The Heart Machine, John Magary’s The Mend, Leah Meyerhoff’s I Believe in Unicorns and Lawrence Michael Levine’s Wild Canaries. Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated docs of the year, on the non-fiction side we find Margaret Brown’s The Great Invisible. Below you’ll find a breakdown of the other sections (notable world preems in We’ll Never Have Paris and Faults (see Mary Elizabeth Winstead above), some Sundance items with Texan connections and other nuggets.
Narrative Feature Competition
Eight world premieres, eight »
- Eric Lavallee
It seems like Sundance has just ended, but already we’re just five short weeks away from the next big film festival. And honestly, we couldn’t be happier. SXSW 2014 runs from March 7-15, and while the temperatures will be noticeably different from the chills of Park City we’re hoping the quality of films stays just as high. The full lineup, minus the Shorts and my beloved Midnighters, has just been announced, and as with just about any fest the titles are a mix of the expected, the highly anticipated, and the completely unknown. It’s that last category that ends up being the most exciting each year and the reason many of us attend film fests in the first place. Joining Jon Favreau’s already announced Chef and the Veronica Mars movie will be high profile premieres like Neighbors with Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, the Spierig Brothers’ Predestination (pictured above), David Gordon Green’s »
- Rob Hunter
After wrapping up Sundance Film Festival, the next big American event in cinema is Austin’s South by Southwest Film Festival and today they’ve announced the bulk of their line-up. Featuring the premiere of the Seth Rogen vs. Zac Efron comedy Neighbors, they’ve also added Nacho Vigalondo‘s Open Windows, the Ethan Hawke-led Predestination, as well as [...] »
- Leonard Pearce
14 items from 2014
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