state_of_play1In this episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley weigh the stupidity of Fox’s multiple Wolverine endings, speculate on David Slade’s capacity to direct Eclipse, and grow ever more dubious of McG’s credibility. Special guests Tyler Smith and David Bax join us from the Battleship Pretension podcast.

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SXSW Movie Trailer: Breaking Upwards

The reason why I like the SXSW Film Festival is because it contains a lot of smaller films, movies that speak to people of my generation, and the even more technologically hip generation after mine. SXSW is very much what I imagine Sundance use to be 20 years ago, but if it were set in modern times.

In my review for 500 Days of Summer, I spoke out about the need for a better term for the indie romantic dramedy. It’s been a couple weeks and I still can’t come up with anything worth noting. But it definitely seems clear to me that a new term is needed. Films like 500 Days of Summer, Garden State or Breaking Upwards defy the classification of the normal “romantic comedy”. Not only because they try to do something above and beyond the normal cliche story beats, but because they speak to an entirely different crowd.

Breaking Upwards will play in competition at 2008 SXSW Film Festival and BFI Times London Film Festival. You can watch the trailer for the film after the jump. In an attempt to promote the movie on the interwebs, director Daryl Wein even made a viral rap video featuring /Film favorite and star of Breaking Upwards, Olivia Thirlby (Juno, The Wackness). That’s also included after the jump.

Update: Apparently it was Wein’s first film which premiered at BFI.
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