Jennifer Westfeldt‘s Friends With Kids (not the be confused with Friends With Benefits) has a set-up that most people in their 30′s can relate with — what happens when all of your friends get married, have children and become unavailable?

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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 »

The horror anthology The ABCs of Death, inspired in part by early kids’ books and bearing a real resemblance to Edward Gorey’s The Gashlycrumb Tinies, is a who’s-who of current horror and genre stars and up and comers. The film will be divided into twenty-six segments in which a letter of the alphabet corresponds to a method of death. The segments will be short, but given that they’ll be directed by people like Nacho Vigalondo, Jason Eisener, Noburo Iguchi and many more, they might pack a punch.

Two more directors were added to the list today, bringing the total number of signees to twenty-five. Xavier Gens (Frontier(s), Hitman) and Christopher Smith (Severance, Triangle, Black Death) are now on the roster. Details of a contest to choose the final director are after the break. 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.

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funny people posterIn this week’s episode of the /Filmcast, Dave Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley assess their conflicting feelings on new trailers for A Serious Man and The Fantastic Mr. Fox, get excited for Spielberg’s next film, praise the third season of Dexter, and wonder if there’s any value to the works of Gregg Araki. Special guest C. Robert Cargill from Aint It Cool News joins us for this episode.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us next Tuesday at 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST at Slashfilm’s live page as we review G.I. Joe.

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Steve Zaillian and Mandate Pictures will produce Nacho Vigalondo’s comedy Gangland. Almost everyone I know has raved about Nacho’s feature directorial debut Timecrimes (which I have still yet to see, despite it being a time travel story), and you may have seen some of Vigalondo’s short films previously on this site (check out Choque if you have a few minutes).

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VOTD: Nacho Vigalondo’s Choque

Choque directed by Nacho Vigalondo

The Pitch: “The follies of youth are lost on the old.” Written, directed and starring Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes) as a man driven over the edge at an arcade. I saw this film as part of a short film retrospective at Fantastic Fest 2008.

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Timecrimes Movie Trailer #2

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Magnolia/Magnet has released another trailer for Nacho Vigalondo’s time travel thriller Timecrimes (you can check out the previous trailer here). I have yet to see the film but I’ve heard nothing but great things about it. United Artists is already hard at work developing a English-language remake with Children of Men scribe Timothy J. Sexton penning the script. And last we heard, David Cronenberg was interested in helming the remake. The new trailer begins with a very comical vibe to it, possibly due to the soundtrack. I’ve heard that the film is more sci-fi/horror than anything else. I’ll be seeing the film either way as I’m a sucker for time travel flicks.

Official Plot Synopsis: Lauded short film director Nacho Vigalondo makes his feature debut with this tense, unstoppable vision of science and natural law gone awry.

Hector (Karra Elejalde) is relaxing on a lawn chair outside of his new country home, surveying the nearby hillside through a pair of binoculars, when he catches sight of what appears to be a nude woman amidst the trees. Hiking up to investigate, he is attacked by a sinister figure whose head is wrapped in a grotesque, pink bandage. Fleeing in terror, he takes refuge in a laboratory atop the hill, where a lone attendant (director Nacho Vigalondo) ushers him in to a peculiar scientific contraption. He emerges what seems to be moments later, only to find that he has traveled back hours in time, setting in motion a brain-twisting, horrifying chain of events when he inadvertently runs into himself.

Drawing from the best traditions of classic science fiction and crime fiction, TIMECRIMES plays games with the genre and the audience, giving the protaganist a Russian-doll like shell of identities that are shed so often that Hector can be playing one of any number of whodunit archetypes at any given moment as he becomes increasingly more complicit in the complicated mess that he’s trying to fix.

Says director Vigalondo: “TIMECRIMES comes from my love of classic science fiction and crime stories. Writers like James Cain, Philip K. Dick, or directors like Fritz Lang. The idea of building a tragic paradox with such few elements is my attempt to going back to the classics and trying to bring back something new.”

Awards: Best Film, Austin Fantastic Fest, Sundance Film Festival, Sitges International Film Festival, Fantasia Film Festival

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