SXSW Review: The Bandit

While I don’t watch as many as I should. I do always have a soft spot for documentaries, especially at festivals. One of my favorite sub-genres has to be the production documentary that gives more insight to the making of a movie, and SXSW this year had one that immediately stuck out to me in The Bandit. I’ve yet to find someone who legitimately dislikes Smokey and the Bandit and you can’t tell me you dislike Burt Reynolds and mean it, so I made sure to find time for this at the festival. So now the question is does this documentary outrun the cops and succeed or crash when jumping the river.

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First Official Clip from The Master Cleanse

Some of you who have been readers since way back may recall my close following of the short film Tub by Bobby Miller way back in 2010, and while I didn’t cover it on the site it did lead to my first festival and the first short film I owned on DVD. It was weird, quirky and dark which is just my style and part of why I was already a fan of Miller’s work from his web series. So why am I bringing this up? Well He has been working on his first feature for a few years now called The Master Cleanse and it’s now premiering at SXSW this year and I’m definitely excited to see it! We’re also excited to share the first official clip of it with you because it is cool and unsettling as much as we could hope. Follow us after the jump from the front page for the clip and some more info.

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New Trailer for Hardocore Henry

If you keep up with genre film and at least news from festivals you’ve likely heard of Hardcore Henry which debuted at TIFF and looked pretty interesting. The film is shot all in first person and is a pretty wild action movie it would seem with some super powers and gun based craziness. I will admit that I’m not sure how it will function as a full movie but it does look pretty cool, and it happens to be showing at SXSW. As such we’re happy to share this newest trailer for the movie and are interested to hear what you think of it in the comments below.

Reel Review: London Has Fallen

I was surprised back in 2013 when I heard that Olympus Has Fallen wasn’t too bad since it seemed like braindead action crap. I always like Aaron Eckhart and like Gerard Butler enough so it shouldn’t have surprised me, but it did but not enough to see it. Another thing that surprised me was that they were deciding to make a sequel coming out 3 years later. But with how surprisingly good the first one supposedly was, I was pretty excited going into my screening.

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