Wednesday, the 2011 Sundance Film Festival announced the 58 films in four categories that would be eligible for awards. Today, they’ve announced the next slice of their line upĀ  – 57 out of competition films in the Premieres, Next, Spotlight, New Frontiers and Midnight categories. This is generally where you get many of the bigger name projects and this year is no exception. We already knew that Kevin Smith’s Red State would be on the list, but there’s also Tom McCarthy’s new film Win Win, Morgan Spurlock’s documentary The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, the highly buzzed-about Submarine, Fantastic Fest darling I Saw the Devil as well as Hobo With a Shotgun and a whole bunch more including films with Al Pacino, Tobey Maguire, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore, Paul Rudd and others.

As we said yesterday, the announcement of the movies playing the 2011 Sundance Film Festival is like looking into our film futures. While many of the films are unknown now, playing at Sundance sets off a snowball effect that continues throughout the year and eventually, these movies become an integral part of popular culture.

Check out out write up of the competition movies by clicking here, but hit the jump to see the full list of out of competition films as well as our early highlights. Read More »

Quite a few new posters hit at the end of the week, in part because of the ongoing American Film Market, and in part due to the ramp-up of promotion for films like Tron. And Tron Legacy is our first stop, as the poster triptych centered around an homage to the original film’s one-sheet is now complete. Along with that we’ve got some pulpy images for the evil Santa movie Rare Exports, and old-school lobby cards and a poster for Hobo With a Shotgun. Read More »

Movie Trailer: Hobo With a Shotgun


Add another title to the ever-growing list of meta-films, this one being possibly the most ridiculous of all. It’s odd enough that the fake trailer for Machete was made into a movie, but that project had Robert Rodriguez (and a budget) backing it, not to mention it was originally envisioned as a feature-length film prior to the trailer even being made. Hobo With a Shotgun, meanwhile, began life as an entry for a SXSW contest for Grindhouse, and was made by a guy working at a comic book store.

And yet here we are, with a genuine trailer for the feature adaptation of the no-budget trailer, starring none other than Rutger Hauer. Check it out after the break. Read More »


It’s a good day to be a fan of aging men with a violent streak. Over the last week we’ve had behind the scenes video glimpses of both the Coen Brothers version of True Grit and Jason Eisener‘s feature-length expansion of his fake grindhouse trailer Hobo With a Shotgun. Now we’ve got still images of Jeff Bridges and Rutger Hauer in their respective costumes for each film. Read More »


Just a week after we reported that Jason Eisener was finally about to roll cameras on a feature-length version of his Grindhouse trailer Hobo With a Shotgun, there is already some footage available to check out. The full-length version of the film stars Rutger Hauer as the title character, and started shooting this past Monday. Eisener posted a little montage of behind the scenes and actual footage to YouTube, and you can check it out below. Read More »


“I’m gonna sleep in your bloody carcasses tonight!”

In 2007 there was a contest at SXSW that invited filmmakers to create their own fake grindhouse-style movie trailers to go along with the promotion for the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez film Grindhouse. The winner, by a great margin, was Hobo with a Shotgun, from Nova Scotia director Jason Eisener.

The young director, who worked in a comic book store when his film won the contest, saw Hobo with a Shotgun attached to Canadian prints of Grindhouse, and immediately started talking about the possibility of a feature-length version. It’s taken a while to make that happen (Eisener has made the very popular short Treevenge in the interim) but now the feature version of of his grindhouse trailer is about to begin production. In the lead role, he’s got a new hobo: Rutger Hauer. Is there any better casting choice than that? Read More »