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The Los Angeles Film Festival at a Glance

By: Elisa Osegueda on June 16, 2011 at 10:49AM Comments (2)

Increasing in popularity every year, the Los Angeles Film Festival, now in its seventeenth edition, has become a prominent hub for filmmakers and film lovers. The two week event begins today...


Trailer Watch: ‘Bride Flight,’ ‘Just Like Us’ and ‘Queen of the Sun’

By: Derrick Deane on June 10, 2011 at 2:07PM Comments (2)

Queen of the SunWhile the kids of small-town America try to figure out J.J. Abrams big secret in Super 8 and Charles Xavier, Erik Lensherr and the rest of the X-Men prep for a second weekend battle at the box office, we take a look at a few other movies that are getting limited releases today. Check out the trailers and let us know if any of these movies look interesting to you.


SXSW Roundup: The Five Films Everyone Are Talking About

By: Erik Davis on March 22, 2011 at 2:47PM Comments (4)

Conan O'BrienThe 2011 SXSW Film Festival has come to an end, which means all you out there probably want to know which films you should actually pay attention to as we soldier on through 2011. SXSW is a different animal from a festival like, say, Sundance, because at SXSW there are more actual moviegoers than people "in the industry" – so if a film...


SXSW Day 5: Awards Winners and Mel Gibson's Latest Premieres

By: Erik Davis on March 17, 2011 at 12:21PM Comments (6)

The BeaverThe 2011 SXSW Film Festival is winding down, but not before what is perhaps the fest’s biggest premiere last night, Jodie Foster’s The Beaver. In any given year this may not have been such a big film, but with Mel Gibson’s career in turmoil amid some scandalous allegations (and very public audio tapes), all eyes have been on Foster’s third feature as a director to see if Gibson can potentially use the film to inch his way back into movies.


SXSW Day Four: Deals, Panels and Who's That Teenage Filmmaker?

By: Erik Davis on March 15, 2011 at 10:34AM Comments (1)

My Sucky Teen RomanceDay Four of the SXSW Film Festival finally brought some deals to the table. This isn't so much a fest known for its big deals as it is its big parties, but Sundance proved this was going to be a hot year for indie film acquisitions, and the heat from Park City continued to spread to Austin, Texas.


SXSW Day Three: 'Paul,' 'Bridesmaids,' 'Kill List' and 'The FP'…Oh My

By: Erik Davis on March 15, 2011 at 10:23AM Comments (2)

BridesmaidsDay Three at the SXSW Film Festival found a jam-packed Pee-Wee Herman panel, a double feature of Universal comedies (Paul and Bridesmaids), some distributors interested in the film Kill List and a tiny film called The FP, which completely took me by surprise by delivering the most insane premise on a plate full of awesome.


SXSW Exclusive Vids: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, and More

By: Trey Alexander on March 14, 2011 at 4:40PM Comments (2)

Jake GyllenhaalFandango talks to Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and director Duncan Jones at the SXSW premiere of Source Code. More exclusive videos and coverage in our Indie Guide...


SXSW 2011 Day Two: 'Source Code' and 'Attack the Block' Rock the House

By: Erik Davis on March 13, 2011 at 12:10PM Comments (3)

It’s been a wild couple of days here at the SXSW Film Festival, with films screening around the clock in between tons of panels, really cool parties (like the one Fandango hosted last night alongside the Alamo Drafthouse) and surprise events...


SXSW 2011 Day One: Everything You Need to Know About SXSW

By: Erik Davis on March 11, 2011 at 12:24PM Comments (2)


So you’re sitting at home far away from Austin, Texas, wondering what the SXSW Film Festival is and why you should care about it. Or, perhaps you’re in Austin now, scurrying around to set your schedule, learning about the different venues, and figuring out which films to make a priority and which to, well, skip.


SXSW 2011: 10 Films We're Really Looking Forward To

By: Erik Davis on March 9, 2011 at 4:50PM Comments (18)

Source Code SuperThe 2011 SXSW Film Festival begins this Friday with the premiere of Duncan Jones’ Source Code, and your friends at Fandango will be on the ground, seeing films, attending parties (like the one celebrating our partnership with the Alamo Drafthouse) in Austin, Texas. But before we grab our cowboy hats and head to the airport, here are ten films playing this year’s fest that we’re really looking forward to.


Awesome News of the Day: Fandango Joins Forces with the Alamo Drafthouse!

By: Erik Davis on March 8, 2011 at 1:57PM Comments (1)

Alamo Drafthouse CinemaWe’ve got some great news today from within the candy-coated walls here at Fandango. (Seriously, the walls here are made out of cookie-dough ice cream – how did you not know this?) We here at Fandango have partnered up with the world famous Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to offer online and mobile ticketing for all first-run films and awesome Alamo events.


The 10 Sundance Films You Need to See

By: Erik Davis on February 1, 2011 at 2:41PM Comments

'Like Crazy'You may have noticed that the 2011 Sundance Film Festival has come to an end, or maybe you didn’t. Fact is, these film festivals are extremely important for select few (press, industry, studios), but the average moviegoing public doesn’t really invest a lot in Sundance until its films begin hitting theaters. Essentially, you all want me to skip all the boring parts and...


The 2011 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners

By: Erik Davis on January 31, 2011 at 10:32AM Comments

Sundance 2011The 2011 Sundance Film Festival has finally come to an end -- and we’ll be going over some of the more talked-about films this week – but in the meantime you might want to see who won all the big awards. Sundance is notorious for giving awards to films that ...


Sundance Buzz: The Five Hottest Films of the Fest So Far

By: Erik Davis on January 25, 2011 at 1:04PM Comments (3)

Elizabeth Olsen in 'Silent House'We’re halfway through this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and already a handful of titles are causing huge reactions from critics and crowds alike. It’s fitting that the Oscar nominations also came out this morning, because it’s almost like we’re saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new. Out of these five films could come one or more Oscar nominations next year...


Oscar Poll: Which Film Do You Want to See Win Best Picture?

By: Erik Davis on January 25, 2011 at 8:46AM Comments (93)

'The King's Speech'

The nominations are out, and we finally have the list of ten films competing for Best Picture of the year. Sure, you have your obvious frontrunners in The Social Network, The King’s Speech and Black Swan, but there are seven other great films right alongside those three hoping that maybe this will be their year.


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