It's going to be hotter than usual in Houston, Texas, this Memorial Day weekend. Comicpalooza is back, and thanks to a new partnership with Battlestar Galactica fest GalactiCon, it's bigger and better than ever.
Steven Kostanski is part of the brilliant collective that makes up the Canadian production company Astron-6. Their warped indie feature, Father’s Day, was released last year to great fanfare and quickly garnered a devoted fan base for the company. Their newest subversive release, Manborg, a celebration of '80s sci-fi exploitation, was released this week on DVD. Recently, writer/director Kostanski spoke with Planet Fury about his first solo foray into feature film directing.
This is my second year in a row reviewing The TCM Classic Film Festival, which is quickly becoming one of the largest, most important, and most fun fests in Los Angeles. Like last year, I ran from screening to screening, giddy with excitement and wired from the constant stream of images.
It's official: Captain America has returned to duty!
Production began yesterday on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, starring Chris Evans as everyone's favorite star-spangled superhero. And to prove it, Marvel Studios has released the first production still!
This year's South by Southwest (SXSW or, if you're really cool, "South by") has been over for a couple of weeks now, and I'm finally sort of catching my breath, which is kind of incredible considering I participated in only the film fest section of Austin's renowned media festival.
The Exorcist is one of the most haunting and terrifying stories ever committed to celluloid and, despite the litany of possession films and advancements in computer graphics that now dominate the horror landscape, it has remained a classic because it manages to situate the fantastic in the realistic. Director William Friedkin's 1973 adaptation of William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel continues to draw an audience because though it's a terrifying tale, it is also a deeply human story.
We just got word of a new horror anthology coming to you courtesy of Blood in the Snow Festival Director (and Planet Fury writer) Kelly Michael Stewart. It's called Tales From Hell and it sounds pretty cool in a retro sorta way.