Indie Film Guide

First Look: Ken Watanabe in Japanese Remake of 'Unforgiven'

By: Derrick Deane on October 25, 2012 at 4:09PM Comments

Back in August, we reported that Ken Watanabe, best known for his roles in Inception and Letters from Iwo Jima, would be headlining a Japanese remake of the Oscar-winning Clint Eastwood movie Unforgiven, titled Yurusarezaru Mono. Today, we get our first look and a few thoughts from Watanbe about filming in a remote area of Japan.


Ken Burns' 'The Central Park Five' Gets Thought-Provoking New Trailer

By: Derrick Deane on October 23, 2012 at 12:52PM Comments

Ken Burns' latest documentary, which has screened to rave reviews at Cannes, Telluride and Toronto film festivals, gets set to hit theaters next month with the release of this new trailer and poster. the thought-provoking film centers on five young men who were wrongly convicted of raping and murdering a young woman in Central Park in the late '80s.


Indie Close-Up: John Hawkes Brings Oscar Buzz with 'The Sessions,' Plus Well-Reviewed Docs and 'Holy Motors'

By: Derrick Deane on October 19, 2012 at 12:33PM Comments

John Hawkes brings a ton of Oscar buzz for his performance in The Sessions with him this weekend. Also opening in theaters, a trippy French drama starring Eva Mendes, madcap martial arts comedy, some well-reviewed documentaries and Jane Fonda speaking French. Let's take a closer look...


Indie Close-Up: 'Psychopaths' and 'Thieves' Lead a Busy Weekend for Indie Flicks

By: Derrick Deane on October 12, 2012 at 1:57PM Comments

It's a busy weekend at the indie box office with Seven Psychopaths and Korean heist caper The Thieves leading the way while Perks of Being a Wallflower gets a major expansion. Check out what else is getting a limited release this weekend!


Sleepers to See: Seven Reasons to Go See 'Seven Psychopaths'

By: Derrick Deane on October 12, 2012 at 10:58AM Comments (1)

Seven Psychopaths opens in theaters today and you may be asking yourself, what is this movie about? A bunch of crazy people get together and steal another crazy guy's prized pet dog? Well, yes, but there's more to it. Here are seven reasons you should check out Seven Psychopaths this weekend!


Woody Harrelson Talks 'Catching Fire' and 'Seven Psychopaths'

By: Fred Topel on October 11, 2012 at 3:41PM Comments

We got to chat with Harrelson when Seven Psychopaths premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he was excited to discuss that film as well as what's next with the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire.


First Look: Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly in 'Grace of Monaco'

By: Derrick Deane on October 5, 2012 at 3:05PM Comments (6)

Nicole Kidman goes into to full royal lady mode in this first look pic from Grace of Monaco in which she portrays actress-turned-princess Grace Kelly. Does she pull off the look?


Indie Close-Up: A 'Fat Kid,' Some 'Butter,' and 'The Paperboy' Arrive in Theaters

By: Derrick Deane on October 5, 2012 at 2:17PM Comments (1)

A fat kid will rule the world,  some butter arrives in theaters along with a paperboy and another (well-reviewed) take on Wuthering Heights. Not in the mood to sit through Frankenweenie or the critically lampooned Taken 2? Here are a few films opening in limited release this weekend...


Indie Close-Up: Milla Jovovich Stars in Family Comedy and Journey Back with 'The Other Dream Team'

By: Derrick Deane on September 28, 2012 at 2:10PM Comments

This week's indie offerings include a trip back to the '90s with The Other Dream Team, Milla Jovovich in a family comedy, a stirring look at American health care and Thai action-thriller Headshot. Also, don't miss out on Pitch Perfect as it gets a limited release this weekend.


Our Five Favorite Films from Fantastic Fest

By: Peter Hall on September 28, 2012 at 10:49AM Comments

Now that another Fantastic Fest has come and gone, we take a look back at our five favorite movies from the festival.


Fantastic Fest: 'Looper' Is the Best Sci-Fi Movie of the Year

By: Erik Davis on September 24, 2012 at 3:37PM Comments (4)

Looper is definitely the best sci-fi movie of the year. Even if you’re not a huge sci-fi nerd, this is one film you do not want to miss.


Interview: Winona Ryder Talks About Her Telepathic Connection with Tim Burton and 'Frankenweenie'

By: Peter Hall on September 21, 2012 at 2:04PM Comments

We sat down with Winona Ryder at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX to talk about what it was like to work with Burton again and how things have changed since Edward Scissorhands.


Interview: Tim Burton Talks 'Frankenweenie'

By: Peter Hall on September 21, 2012 at 1:50PM Comments (2)

Frankenweenie doesn’t open wide until October 5, but it just enjoyed its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX, which is where we sat down to chat with the iconic director about what it was like to finally make the movie that almost killed his career.


Indie Close-Up: 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' and One of the Best Documentaries of the Year

By: Derrick Deane on September 21, 2012 at 1:27PM Comments

This weekend sees the return of Emma Watson to theaters in The Perks of Being a Wallflower and one of the best documentaries of the year in How to Survive a Plague led a pack of indie films into select theaters. Let's take a look at what else is opening this weekend...


Fantastic Fest Preview: The Biggest Premieres, Wildest Events and Craziest Movies

By: Peter Hall on September 19, 2012 at 3:04PM Comments

Fantastic Fest is the US' largest film festival dedicated to horror, sci-fi, fantasy, action, and otherwise crazy films from around the world and it gets underway this weekend. Here are some of the films and events we're looking forward to the most.