How to Follow us at SXSW Conference 2017!

Hello all and welcome to the first day of the SXSW Conference 2017! That’s right, the festivities start off today and I will be down there all week long. I will be trying to cover as many movies and events as I can with reviews and the like on the site, as well as a few interviews. But I will also be doing my best to keep Social Media updated too. If you want to keep up with me at the conference then you’ll want to follow me and the site on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Periscope. The links are as follows:

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@MovieReelBen and @MoviReelization

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The Alamo Drafthouse Announces Forever Fest

Right on the heels of its much beloved genre film festival, Fantastic Fest’s closing, the Alamo Drafthouse has announced a new festival. This new festival is named Forever Fest, a festival that aims to offer the films that the ladies want to see. That’s not to say that ladies don’t love all types of movies, including the Fantastic Fest kind, but there isn’t a festival that truly shows the romance films and “chick flicks”, and that is a crime really. We’re excited by it, so follow us after the jump for more details.

The festival is actually starting as a Kickstarter project to help make it happen, and we strongly urge you help (the link is right above where I said “Kickstarter”) The official reasoning for the festival is:

These days, film festivals are a dime a dozen. Whether you’re a fan of horror or indie, international or local, there’s a film festival for you.

With one major exception.

If you’re a lady who loves DIRTY DANCING, or a woman who’s seen SIXTEEN CANDLES a thousand times, or a guy who can’t stop quoting CLUELESS, you’re still in search of a festival that meets your movie-loving needs.

That’s why we’re inviting you to come down to Austin, TX from November 1-3 to attend Forever Fest, the first ever festival devoted to girlie pop culture.

The full festival plans so far include:

Danceoke: Your favorite cinematic dance routines performed live on stage while the scene plays on the big screen.

EMPIRE RECORDS screening with star Ethan Embry in attendance, followed by a Rex Manning Day party.

The Cute Show: an adorable clip show presented by BuzzFeed and guaranteed to make you squee.

Book talk with Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks, creators of Go Fug Yourself and authors of Spoiled and Messy.

CAN’T HARDLY WAIT screening with star Ethan Embry in attendance

SIXTEEN CANDLES screening with select talent in attendance followed by the ultimate ’80s high school dance.

The Wild Brunch: A mimosa-fueled salute to the hottest men in cinema.

Early Screening of a buzzworthy new film this fall/holiday season.

And more to come! It all just sounds great and like a lot of fun and I can’t wait for it to happen as it will be a welcome addition to our Austin Festival Circuit. So if you have any interest in it at all check out the Kickstarter, help if you can and otherwise lets get ready for Forever Fest!

Hey guys, sorry wasn’t up earlier but I wanted to do something special with this and include some posters and graphics and such. Sadly there were some bad issues with the format and I couldn’t edit it.

Anyways, enjoy this wrap up of what Fantastic Fest is and some brief coverage of the movies I saw. Some great stuff was shown and I’ll do some more in depth reviews for some of them before the end of the month.

Fantastic Fest

  Written by: Ben

<Source: Image is property of The Alamo Drafthhouse and Fantastic Fest>

Greetings friend’s and movie nerds, and sorry for the long delay between posts again, the wonders of life continue to make my writing time a little skewed. But right now I am writing this post in a break from Fantastic Fest here in Austin.

If you don’t know what Fantastic Fest is, it is possibly the best genre film festival in the world, and a really great time in general. I’m getting to see a lot of great action, horror, sci-fi and just plain trippy movies this week, and I’m going to pass my viewing experience on to you guys at the end. I’m gonna start that off by having a video retrospective on the festival for you guys after it ends next week so that you can find out what type of movies I saw, and maybe get some brief reviews. After that I’ll go a bit more in depth into some of them either with written or video reviews. If you see the video and ask for a longer review of one of the films I mention I’ll be glad to make sure that film gets a longer review, but if no one asks for them I’ll pick and choose.

But that’s all I’ve got for Fantastic Fest stuff now, I just wanted to give a teaser of what’s to come. Feel free to ask me any questions, or ask me to try and see a movie screening here to review it for you guys, I’ll do my best to work it in.