The worm is out of the sand. Mondo’s secret new gallery opened Saturday with a sci-fi themed show that left jaws on the floor and wallets extremely empty. Tyler Stout did his first Mondo poster since October, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Kevin Tong did Forbidden Planet, Martin Ansin kicked off a new Terry Gilliam Director’s Series with Brazil, Jay Shaw did David Cronenberg right with The Fly and Crimes of the Future, Phantom City Creative went all George Melies with A Trip to the Moon and much, much more: Akira, Dune, War of the Worlds, Planet of the Apes, The Fountain, Real Steel, it goes on and on, 38 in total. Check out those image and more after the jump. Read More »
Please Recommend /Film on Facebook
If you want to appear in movies, the absolute worst job you can have is writing about them. Writers don’t aspire to be actors because we’re not particularly photogenic and much prefer the experience of film from the outside looking in rather than vice versa. That equation flipped for me, though, on the opening night of South by Southwest 2012.
While most of the film fans in Texas were watching The Cabin in the Woods I was around the corner, waiting to see a poster documentary called Just Like Being There, which I appear in as myself. Watching yourself on the big screen for the first time is a once-in-a-lifetime, wholly new and crazy experience. An experience I thought I’d share with you all.
Read More »
The SXSW Midnight entry Citadel is an Irish film that trades on very familiar horror/thriller subject matter: basic fear of generational aggression. There are plenty of films about roving gangs of kids/teens committing crimes and doing violence, and the basic fear even crosses over into real life media through reports of hoodie gangs and ‘wilding’ kids that show up every once in a while in major cities.
Citadel is a bit more personal, however, with vague shades of David Cronenberg’s The Brood. The film is about a man whose wife was killed in an attack by a pack of feral children. Now the same pack wants the man and his child, and he has to face his fear in a massive abandoned housing block.
The film is actually based on director Ciarán Foy‘s experience being attacked, and his fears that resulted from the event. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
As if movies like The Cabin in the Woods, 21 Jump Street, Rec 3: Genesis and The Raid weren’t good enough reasons to be excited for South by Southwest 2012, Mondo has just announced they’ll be opening a permanent gallery at the festival. Finally a place in Austin, Texas for people to go and check out Mondo’s own brand of bad ass, movie themed art at any time.
To kick it off, they’ll be opening a mystery show on March 10 at 6 p.m. Nothing is known about the show, but the invitation has a few cryptic clues. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
This year’s SXSW Film Festival will open in less than a month, on Friday, March 9, 2012, and run through Saturday, March 17 in Austin, Texas. The opening night film is the world premiere of Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods, and the rest of the film schedule includes pictures such as God Bless America, The Raid, and Midnight entries John Dies at the End and V/H/S.
Now the last wave of SXSW film programming has been announced. The lineup now includes some Sundance 2012 faves such as Searching For Sugar Man (review), Shut Up and Play the Hits (trailer), Safety Not Guaranteed (review), Sleepwalk With Me (review).
There are even quite a few other movies that don’t have titles beginning with ‘s,’ such as Todd Rohal‘s Nature Calls, featuring Patton Oswalt and Johnny Knoxville, and the restored version of Yellow Submarine.
You can find the lineup of today’s film announcements below, and check the entire schedule, complete with both screening and conference dates and times, at www.sxsw.com/film. Read More »
Maybe you’ve noticed over the past few years, but we here at /Film are fans of limited edition, pop culture art. This is evidenced by the copious amounts of posts we write on the subject, be it Mondo, Gallery 1988, Spoke Art or just some talented artist who does work portraying TV, movies or comics. And maybe you remember last year when we exclusively revealed that an in-production documentary on that subject was titled Just Like Being There. We even revealed some early, early footage.
That film, directed by Scout Shannon, has finally been completed and was accepted into South by Southwest 2012. However, as tends to be the case with any documentary, in the several months since we first wrote about it, the film’s focus has shifted a little. The music gig poster, while still a major part of it, also led the filmmakers to explore the current movie poster craze driven by the work by the aforementioned galleries and companies. So the crew ended up at several Mondo Mystery Movies, Gallery 1988 openings and even a certain /Film writer’s apartment to see his disgusting collection.
To that aim, they’ve cut a brand new trailer for the film and you can check it out after the jump. Read More »
One of the films announced today as part of the SXSW 2012 Midnight lineup is The Aggression Scale, from director/editor Steven C. Miller (Automaton Transfusion) and writer Ben Powell. The film is called “an 80′s influenced thriller with teenagers as the heroes,” and comes from Snowfort Pictures and producer Travis Stevens, who is behind A Horrible Way to Die and Jodorowsky’s Dune.
The film stars a great lineup of new and veteran genre and not-quite-mainstream actors: Fabianne Therese (John Dies at the End), Ryan Hartwig (The Thompsons), Dana Ashbrook (Twin Peaks), Derek Mears (Friday the 13th), Jacob Reynolds (Gummo), Joseph McKelheer (The Hamiltons) and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks).
We’ve got the exclusive poster premiere below, as well as some stills and the first trailer, all of which were released today. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Be it Sundance, Toronto or South by Southwest, some of the most exciting films to play in any film festival these days are part of the midnight line up. That’s where festivals feel comfortable playing the over the top genre stuff and, last year, SXSW’s midnight schedule included films like Attack the Block, Insidious and Kill List. Now the 2012 schedule has been announced.
The main schedule is already cool enough, featuring the world premieres of fantastic films like The Cabin in the Woods and 21 Jump Street, but at midnight, they’re adding to that with the world premieres of [REC] 3: Genesis, Girls Against Boys and The Tall Man with Jessica Biel. They’ll also screen the awesome anthology V/H/S, John Dies at the End and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s Intruders with Clive Owen, just to name a few.
Read the full list after the jump. Read More »