8 items from 2010
Heading into its 18th year in 2011, the Chicago Underground Film Festival is the longest-running underground film festival in the world. It used to be tied with the New York Underground Film Festival — both were started in 1994 — until Nyuff closed up shop in 2008.
In 1994, the Internet wasn’t the big promotional tool it is today so neither Nyuff nor Cuff that year had a website; or, if they did, those pages have since vanished off the web. So, details about what these fests screened in their first years have been sketchy. Well, until now for Cuff.
I’m not sure how I stumbled upon it, but I recently discovered that the alternative newsweekly the Chicago Reader had posted up the entire, full lineup of the first annual Chicago Underground Film Festival.
So, I copied that info and reformatted it into the style of Bad Lit’s traditional film festival lineups, which »
- Mike Everleth
Tank is giving Essence.com one helluva exclusive! Check out the world-premiere of his new video, "Emergency" from his upcoming album, "Now or Never," which hits stores December 14th. If that's not enough, you can catch him in concert in Atlanta on December 13th at Earthlink Live and in New York on the 14th at S.o.B., for the release of his album.Let us know what you think of "Emergency." »
Teen heart throb Zac Efron's next film, "Charlie St. Cloud" hits AMC theatres tomorrow. To celebrate its release, we thought we'd look back at some of our favorite Zac moments from the big screen (and one pretty funny video).
Zac teamed up with FunnyorDie.com to make this very, very funny video depicting what happens at a Zac Efron pool party when an unruly uncle and his girlfriend crash the good time!
2. High School Musical 3: "Scream"
The first two "High School Musical" films were made for The Disney Channel, but with HSM3, the gang got to hit the big screen. Zac has plenty of solos in the film, but here's the video for the song "Scream."
The "Now or Never" video for HSM3 is also a pretty effective mini-trailer for the movie! »
“Twilight Gangsters” (also released as “Revolver Gangster Gang”) is a crime comedy which features three of the most unlikely bank robbers ever in the form of veteran Korean actresses Kim Hye Ok (“My Dear Enemy”), Na Moon Hee (“Mission Possible: Kidnapping Granny K”), and Kim Soo Mi (“Marrying the Mafia 2”). A remake of the 2000 German production “Now or Never”, the film was directed by Kang Ho Jin, who previously challenged gender roles with the fighting housewife drama “Punch Lady”. Thankfully, the film is far more entertaining than it’s potentially cringe worthy concept might suggest, and is a surprisingly engaging mixture of laughs and excitement. The film follows Jung Ja (Na Moon Hee), Young Hee (Kim Soo Mi), and Shin Ja (Kim Hye Ok), three grandmothers who have all fallen on difficult times due variously to uncaring children, financial troubles and ill health. To keep them going, the three have »
- James Mudge
I have a very unusual love-hate relationship with movies that tackle the trials and tribulations associated with growing old. Although I’m not necessarily worried about what my life will be like when I’m wrinkled, senile, and clinically demented, I don’t like to spend a lot of time watching motion pictures that dwell on such depressing topics. Facing one’s own mortality is never a pleasant experience, especially when you’re still several decades away from drawing Social Security and taking full advantage of the Senior Citizens discount at McDonald’s. Ironically, I am a pretty big fan of of such “Steel Magnolias”, “Grumpy Old Men”, and “The Golden Girls”. Feel free to make of that what you will. Writer/director Kang Hyo-jin’s clever heist comedy “Revolver Gangsters’ Gang” (aka “Twilight Gangsters”) is a remake of Lars Buchel’s “Now or Never”, a German film about three »
- Todd Rigney
We have a brand new exclusive clip from the upcoming Psych episode entitled The Head, the Tail the Whole Damn Episode, which will air on Wednesday, March 3 at 10 Pm Et on the USA Network. Click below to watch our exclusive clip and you can also take a look at a new TV spot for the episode as well.
Exclusive: Now or Never
Psych Episode 4.15 - The Head, the Tail the Whole Damn Episode TV Spot
After Lassiter takes a page out of Shawn's book and claims a shark attack victim was actually murdered, the guys must then scramble to find the fish and prove him right. Guest starring Jeri Ryan!
Diversity seems to be the key this year at the SXSW festival, which takes place in Austin, TX from March 12-20, as they’ve now announced the full lineup of Panels and short films that will be at this years event. As with the feature films schedule, this list of panels and shorts should provide an almost endless supply of diverse and interesting programming for attendees.
Following sre some highlights of panels we think are worth checking out. For a full list and descriptions, head over to the SXSW official site. Also, be sure to check back here at The Flickast as we’ll be at SXSW this year to bring you all the details on these great events and much more.
A Conversation with Michel Gondry
- Chris Ullrich
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival (March 12 - March 16, 2010) has announced the short film program and the list of panel participants. Michel Gondry, David Gordon Green, Jody Hill, Danny McBride, Ruben Fleischer, Matt Reeves, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, and Ti West are among the people scheduled to participate. The full list can be viewed at the provided link. As to the shorts program, the list is featured at the bottom of this post. The lineup is extensive, and full of unique films waiting to be discovered.
Comprehensive Short Films Lineup
A selection of original, well-crafted films that take advantage of the short form and exemplify distinctive and genuine storytelling. The winner of our Grand Jury Award in this category is eligible for a 2011 Academy Award nomination for Best Narrative Short.
Director: David Wanger
A glimpse of the dawn of a strange new era.
8 items from 2010