The production team behind Bellflower is reforming for a new feature, and this one sounds as if it will be even more cartoonishly out there than their last. Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins is briefly described as “influenced heavily by ‘80s action films and side-scrolling fighting games,”

Coatwolf Productions announces the film, which is written and directed by Jonathan Keevil (he scored, produced and edited Bellflower), and stars the core Bellflower duo of Tyler Dawson and Evan Glodell. The latter is also producing. The group has released some test footage, and some concept art for the film’s more complicated sequences. It looks wild, though I have no idea what to really expect. Check it out below.  Read More »

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‘Bellflower’ Review: Everything Ends, Badly

In considering Bellflower, picture a dirty back-hallway light fixture: stained, buzzing, scarred, two trapped moths desperately flapping in the yellowed plastic globe. The moths are Woodrow and Aiden, BFFs transplanted from Wisconsin to California, who find the only thing waiting in the west is each other. Their time is spent building flamethrowers and cars, burning rubber and ejaculating impotent flame in mild actualization of pathetic apocalyptic fantasies. But they realize too late that the ‘fantasy’ has arrived. They’re already living the end of their world. Read More »

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It’s a Gary Oldman sort of week. Yesterday we saw him as Jim Gordon, incapacitated or dying in the teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. Now we’ve got an image of the actor rendered in code on the poster for his fall thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. That film, directed by Tomas Alfredson of Let the Right One In fame, happens to be one of our more anticipated films of the year. (In part because of the cast: Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciaran Hinds, Mark Strong, Svetlana Khodchenko, Toby Jones, John Hurt, Stephen Graham and Kathy Burke.)

Along with that image, we’ve got the bird-laden one-sheet for Sundance fave Take Shelter as well as a fiery poster for the apocalyptic indie love story Bellflower. Read More »

The indie Bellflower powered through Sundance and SXSW, powered by the muscular engine of the mascot car Medusa and trailing waves of reviews praising the film’s forward-thinking blend of romance, hallucination and apocalypse. Young director Evan Glodell transformed a shelved script he wrote as a heartbroken 23-year old into something that generated extreme reactions at festival screenings, and the homemade tech — a unique camera rig, flamethrowers, and the like — make for great press.

But what the hell is Bellflower? The first teaser showcased only Medusa, albeit with footage triple-dipped in atmosphere and solidly confident style. Now a new full-length trailer is the first real look non-festival audiences can get at the blend of ideas that is Bellflower. Read More »

‘Bellflower’ Teaser Trailer

Bellflower got a lot of press at Sundance and SXSW this year. It is a very low-budget romance with a sort of apocalyptic bent, and with a badass muscle car as a mascot. Now there is a teaser for the film, but according to some reports it might actually give you the wrong idea of what to expect. Still, the minute of footage that follows after the break has a lot of attitude, so check it out anyway. Read More »

Sundance Invades The Summer of 2011

Everyone’s talked ad nauseam about how the summer of 2011 is going to be a blockbuster bloodbath. Week after week of high concept, big budget sequels featuring superheroes, robots and wizards. But those aren’t the only movies that’ll be playing at your local theater during the long, hot months of May, June, July and August. A huge chunk of movies we reviewed in January at the Sundance Film Festival – from award winners to our personal favorites – are also finding their way into theaters during that time. As the heat quickly approaches, we’ve decided to highlight over 20 Sundance films that are scheduled to open opposite the traditional Hollywood fare. See images, read reviews and find release dates all below. Read More »

SXSW Film Festival Announces 2011 Features Lineup

The South by Southwest Film Festival has announced their features lineup for the 2011’s Festival, which will take place March 11th to the 19th in Austin Texas. Read the full press release after the jump.

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