There’s almost too much that’s good about Fantastic Fest: experiencing the Alamo Drafthouse for a week straight; the small, friendly, film fan atmosphere; the parties. Oh yeah, then there’s the insane films. Every year Fantastic Fest is filled with a ton of wild genre flicks that either you’ve never heard of yet or already have a lot of buzz surrounding them. As the 2011 festival is set to kick off this week, /Film will be on the ground telling you about the sickest, most disturbing and exciting films playing in Austin, Texas. Before that though, since there’s so much that’s good about Fantastic Fest, we’ve got three lists to get you as excited:
- The Top 15 Films I’m Curious About – The true gems of Fantastic Fest, these are the wild cards we’re excited for from description alone.
- The Top 10 Most Anticipated Films – These are films with familiar names or built in buzz from previous festivals.
- The Top 5 Films of Fantastic Fest 2011 Already – This is a list of five films playing at the Festival we already know to be winners.
Read all of this after the jump and keep checking /Film from September 22-29 for all your coverage of Fantastic Fest 2011. Read More »
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You’ve just met the girl of your dreams. It seems like your life is finally looking up. Just then…aliens invade. That’s the set up of Extraterrestrial, Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo‘s follow-up to the amazing Timecrimes, which will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival followed by its United States premiere at Fantastic Fest. With those screenings in the coming days, the verdict is on the way as to whether or not Vigalondo’s film lives up to the promise of his first feature. For now, check out the teaser trailer for the film to see what we’re in store for. Read More »
If you’re a fan of genre film, you’ve had September 22-29 circled on your calendar for months. That’s when one of the most fun, depraved and intimate film festivals in the country once again invades Austin, Texas. It’s called Fantastic Fest and it features a huge blend of action, horror and sci-fi movies that most people haven’t heard of at the time, but we all hear about after. This year is no different. They announced the first wave of films in July and today we’ve got the second wave. Most of them are new to many of us, but then there are a few that we’ve covered in the past: Nacho Vigalondo‘s Extraterrestrial, Ti West‘s The Innkeepers, Lars Von Trier‘s Melancholia and Adam Wingard‘s You’re Next just to name a few. After the jump, read the full breakdown of the second wave of films. Read More »
The last time we checked in with Extraterrestrial, the new film from the director of the acclaimed Timecrimes, we had a couple new images, and those had followed on the heels of two really fun posters. (One of which is captured in part above.) Now we’ve got those two images in better quality along with a couple more.
Why should this flick, from Nacho Vigalondo, be on your radar? Those who’ve seen Timecrimes (which, yes, is still the object of a US remake effort) will know right off; for those who haven’t, let’s just say that it is an alien invasion love story. If it displays even part of the warped but adroit skill of Timecrimes, it will be worth prioritizing. Check out the images below. Read More »
From the instant the credits rolled on Nacho Vigalondo‘s directorial debut film Timecrimes, most of us began eagerly anticipating his follow-up. It took a few years but he finally announced that film would be Extraterrestrial, an alien invasion love story which broke out with some very cool teaser images. Vigalondo’s recently completed that film in time for the Cannes sales barrage, revealing the first poster as well as some images too. Plus, Bleeding Cool just found out that he’s lined up what could very well be his follow-up to Extraterrestrial, an adaptation of Mark Millar‘s upcoming comic book series Supercrooks. Read more about both projects after the jump. Read More »
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Two posters for Extraterrestrial, writer/director Nacho Vigalondo’s follow up to the awesome 2007 film Timecrimes, are now online. The director announced that he would be making the film this summer and while very little is known about the Spanish language alien invasion flick, the posters do give us a little bit more information.
Hit the jump to check them out and read what we do know about the film, scheduled for release in 2011. Read More »