The sex comedy Elektra Luxx premiered almost a year ago at South by Southwest but, until now, we weren’t sure when we’d get to see it. Directed by Sebastian Gutierrez, who wrote Snakes on a Plane, it stars Carla Gugino as a pregnant ex-porn star turned sex education teacher who gets pushed back into things when an old friend, played by Marley Shelton, approaches her with a proposition. The film made Peter’s list of Best Movies of 2010 You’ve Never Heard of and now, we have a release date and full trailer for the film. Elextra Luxx, which also stars Timothy Olyphant, Adrianne Palicki, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Malin Akerman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and others will be released March 11. Check out the trailer and official plot description after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 by Peter Sciretta
As the year comes to an end, anybody and everybody are posting their best of the year lists. Most of these lists contain variations of the same 15 or 20 films. To break the mold, some are even posting lists of the best films of the year that you probably haven’t seen. I find that even these lists are filled with the same movies. And if you’re a film geek reading a site like /Film, chances are you know about most of the movies on these lists.
I wanted to do something different and compile a list of the best films of the year that you’ve never heard of. The selections should be movies that (for the most part) none of your family or friends have heard of, and you might even have to do some extra legwork to get your hands on.
South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced this morning that it will host the official premiere of Matthew Vaughn‘s big screen adaptation of Mark Millar‘s comic Kick-Ass. Of course, a rough cut of the film secretly sneak previewed in December as part of Butt-num-a-thon. I was there and can tell you — believe the hype, this film is awesome. Kick-Ass will be the opening night film at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival in mid-March. The first wave of films were also announced, and include Aaron Katz’s Cold Weather, Sebastian Gutierrez’s Elektra Luxx, Hubble 3D (IMAX), Wes Orshoski and Greg Olliver’s documentary Lemmy, and James Franco’s documentary Saturday Night. You can read more about all the films mentioned above, in the press release after the jump.
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