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NIFFF 2008 - Jaume Balagueró Talks [REC] Continued...

I sat down with [REC] co-director Jaume Balagueró yesterday and in this continuation of part 1 of the multi-part video interview done at the 2008 NIFFF (Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival) we learn more about [REC]. SPOILER ALERT for this... More »
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NIFFF 2008 - Jaume Balagueró Talks [REC] 2

I sat down with [REC] co-director Jaume Balagueró yesterday to try and get some of the myths on the first film addressed and to see what information he could share on [REC] 2. What follows is part 1 of a... More »
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NIFFF 2008 - Perfume of the Lady in Black Intro

After the link bump we have Italian filmmaker Francesco Barilli introducing his film, The Perfume of the Lady at NIFFF tonight. The occasion was so rare I couldn't pass up the chance to film it for Twitch audiences that otherwise... More »
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NIFFF 2008 - Xavier Gens Talks Vanikoro, Martyrs, Snow & More!

Xavier Gens gets his first jury duty in the form of being on the jury here at 2008 NIFFF (Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival) in Switzerland. I sat down with him today to catch up with what he is working... More »
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NIFFF 2008 - Hideo Nakata on Upcoming Projects, Ring 3 & Fantasia Film Festival

I sat down today with J-horror legend Hideo Nakata at the 2008 NIFFF (Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival) in Switzerland. In the video clip after the break, he talks about his upcoming projects (the documentary on his Hollywood experience, Inhuman... More »
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PiFan 2008 Lineup Released!

PiFan as previously noted, is back bigger and better than ever before with not only a film festival, but also the new market it has with NAFF. Dates this year are July 18th-27th. The opening film this year is Waltz... More »
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Alex Proyas Interview - Dark City Director's Cut and More

With the immanent release of the Dark City Director's Cut onto DVD, at last, here is an interview I did with Mr. Proyas on it and more. We delve into discussing the state and history of genre filmmaking, genre film... More »
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High Crime - Lars Weird Wednesday Intro

I already have the Enzo G. Castellari interview that covers High Crime and now here is Lars from the film series, The Alamo Drafthouse Weird Wednesday, introducing the film at a recent screening. Highlights among many include Lars discussing man... More »
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99 Women - Lars Weird Wednesday Intro

Many of you out there probably lament that you cannot attend Weird Wednesday which happens at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz in Austin, Texas. Have no fear for this week, as I have the introduction the host Lars did for Jess... More »
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Wall-E - Google: Pixar Delivers a Smash Hit Again!

Can't offer up a full review of the film, so here is a quick look at Wall-E. Wall-E rocks cinema all the way back to its vaudeville roots! It’s an environmentally conscious Tati meets Kubrick opera set in a Post-apocalyptic... More »
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NIFFF 2008 Program Announced - Substitute, Ashes of Time Redux, Tokyo!, Sparrow and More!

Thrills, action, dragons, space aliens, frights, zombies, laughing windows, martial arts delights, time travel, vampires, killer rednecks and nuns, comedy and more, awaits you at the 8th edition of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF). The festival northwest of... More »
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NIFFF 2008 Details Start to Emerge - Italian Horror & Nobuo Nakagawa Retrospective & More!

Nestled away in a lakeside villa just northwest of the swiss alps in Switzerland sits Neuchâtel, which for the past 7 years been bringing the world one of the best film festivals focusing on "fantastic cinema" with the Neuchâtel International... More »
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Review

Refreshing and pulsating with good old-fashioned entertainment, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull attempts to bring life back to popcorn cinema, and largely succeeds in doing so. The man with the fedora hat named Indy is back.... More »
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Speed Racer Review - Live Action Anime Bliss

Coming at your faster than a bolt of lightning, the Wachowski Brothers Speed Racer kicks cinema into the 5th dimension and is 10,000 volts of gooey fun at breakneck racing speeds of visual excitement that the entire family can enjoy.... More »
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Marfa Film Festival 2008 – There Will Be Blood on the set of Little Boston

The city of Marfa, Texas, is always the kid in the back of class that wildly raises its hand when anyone states Texas is one long flat state. Sitting at an elevation of 4,685 feet, its picturesque mountain ranges and... More »
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Iron Man Review & Fantastic Fest Fun Pictures

Tony Starks is a hell bent man obsessed with power and adrenaline in Tony Starks who suddenly gets a does of reality on a trip to Kunar Province in Afghanistan to debut a new missile system dubbed Jericho that can... More »
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THE TWITCH INTERVIEW - JUNGLE JULIA

It's the Twitch Grindhouse double bill action! First up is this exclusive interview with Death Proof star Sydney Tamiia Poitier aka Jungle Julia. Followed up by Ardvark's review of the mega spectacular Japanese DVD boxset (read here). Now-a-days you can... More »
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Rolling Roadshow - Fistful of Dollars Screening Location Revealed

Gather around the fireplace and dust off your hat, the location for the 2008 Rolling Roadshow Tour - Sergio Leone Edition has just announced the location for its Fistful of Dollars screening and a special treat for after the movie!... More »
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The Ultimate Sergio Leone Experience - Rolling Roadshow Style!

Ladies and gentlemen, start your horses, harmonicas and watch chimes now... For cinephiles, Sergio Leone or Spaghetti Western fans, it gets no better than this once in a lifetime cinema loving experience! See and experience the original Man With No... More »
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First Details Emerge for Fantastic Fest 2008 - Japanese Pinku & Aussie Exploitation Retrospectives!!

I think it goes without saying we have a wicked bag of tricks ready for Fantastic Fest 2008. The first announced details for this year include announcing its retrospective sections of Japanese Pinku and Australian Exploitation films. Other highlights this... More »
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