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4 items from 2015


2015 Fantasia Film Festival Unleashes Very Impressive Lineup; World Premiere of Antisocial 2 Included!

9 July 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Always a film festival that prides itself on giving its audiences a hell of a lineup, filled to the brim with standout titles every year and world premieres for films that are greatly anticipated, the 2015 Fantasia Film Festival has now revealed its final lineup. Like we’ve all come to appreciate, this year is no exception, with films such as Tales Of Halloween, Ant-Man, the greatly anticipated Cop Car (which will be screened with Kevin Bacon in attendance!!) and Jeruzalem all being standout films to look out for, along with a pretty epic list of other films that are sure to leave viewers entertained and excited throughout the entire event (July 14th-August 4th).

If the full lineup wasn’t already enough to make your horror loving heads explode, the new announcement that Fanstasia will host the July 30th premiere of Cody Calahan’s sequel to 2013’s Antisocial,  Antisocial 2, »

- Jerry Smith

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‘Attack on Titan’, Sion Sono, ‘Cop Car’ among full Fantasia ’15 lineup

7 July 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 19th Annual Fantasia Film Festival is only a week away, beginning July 14 and running through August 4. And as promised for today, they’ve revealed their full line-up of films screening at 2015’s festival in Montreal.

This year’s line-up boasts 22 World Premieres, 13 International Premieres, and 21 North American Premieres. Both Marvel’s Ant-Man and the animated Miss Hokusai were previously announced, but now they’ve added the much anticipated Attack on Titan movie as their closing night film. Other highlights include the Sundance darlings Cooties, starring Elijah Wood and Rainn WilsonCop Car, starring Kevin Bacon and directed by the upcoming Spider-man director Jon Watts, and a trio of films from horror auteur Sion Sono.

See the full line-up announcement of films below via Fantasia’s Facebook page, and be sure to check out their website at fantasiafestival.com for additional information.

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Fantasia 2015:

36 Countries, 135 Features, and Nearly 300 Short Films

- Including 22 World Premieres, »

- Brian Welk

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Watch: First Teaser Trailer For Sion Sono's 'Shinjuku Swan'

30 January 2015 10:38 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Sion Sono doesn't sleep. Or least that's what it seems like as the cult Japanese director is working at a remarkably prolific rate. It was only last fall that he was premiering "Tokyo Tribe" at the Toronto International Film Festival, and not only does he already have "Shinjuku Swan" in the can and ready for release this spring, he's got "Love & Peace" in post-production. And that's not all. According to Variety, Sono will release six movies this year. Watch your back Takashi Miike. Anyway, the first teaser for "Shinjuku Swan" is here, and yes, it looks like your typically wild Sono joint. Starring Go Ayano, Erika Sawajiri, Takayuki Yamada and Yusuke Iseya, and based on the manga series by Ken Wakui, the story follows an unemployed man who winds up recruiting women for the sex industry in Tokyo's red light district. And as you'll see in the trailer below, rival »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Sony Picks Up Cult Indie Director Sono Sion’s ‘Shinjuku Swan’

30 January 2015 12:51 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tokyo — Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) will distribute “Shinjuku Swan,” the new feature by cult indie director Sono Sion.

Based on a long-running Ken Wakui comic set in Tokyo’s  biggest red-light district, the story revolves around an unemployed guy, Tatsuhiko Shiratori, who ends up as a street scout recruiting women for the sex industry.

Go Ayano plays Shiratori, while other cast members include Erika Sawajiri as Shiratori’s sex worker pal, Takayuki Yamada as a rival scout and Yusuke Iseya as Shiratori’s scouting senior.

Sony will release the picture on 300 or more screens on May 30. That is double the scale of his last movie “Tokyo Tribe,” which had a 150 screen outing last year.

The prolific Sono plans to release a total of six films in Japan in 2015. One is the monster movie parody “Love & Peace,” which is set for an early summer bow; another is “Hisohiso Boshi,” a Fukushima-nuclear-disaster-themed »

- Mark Schilling

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