The 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) and having a good time with old friends and new ones 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.
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I have been a big fan of John Carter "Warlord of Mars" ever since I read the series of books in the late 70s and cannot wait to see "A Princess of Mars". Unfortunately it seems it won't be out till 2012.
Eric; What news do you have about it?
Wow thank the stars I live by Chicago for the International Film Fest in October... this looks really bad.
All the movies (with the exception of My Sucky Teen Romance) seem like they will be awesome movies. I've seen trailers for Super and Insidious and those look awesome so I can't wait. Independent films are 10x better than Hollywood budget films, independent films is where it's at, the creativity and great acting.
Yeah, maybe so, but good luck watching them (limited releases?)... and I'm not even talking about foreign countries lol
Won't need luck when it comes to watching the movies. Super I know will eventually come out in a wide release as will Insidious. As for the others they'll probably just end up in some random theater or two in each state, which in that case I'll drive 5 hours to see them because independent movies are worth the gas money, especially this specific bunch. It's all a matter of figuring out how badly I want to see the movies.
I was just skimming the SXSW film lineup and there's way too many great-sounding films to even mention. But I'd like to hear about Girl Walks Into a Bar: A sharp-witted comedy that follows a group of apparent strangers in interlocking stories taking place in ten different bars during the course of one evening in Los Angeles. Director & Writer: Sebastian Gutierrez. Cast: Carla Gugino, Zachary Quinto, Danny DeVito, Josh Hartnett, Rosario Dawson (World Premiere)
Super: a blatent rippoff of Kickass 1 year to late....
That's exactly what it sounds like. But the wonderful Ellen Page is in it, so count me in.
--" Mel Gibson makes his buzzed-about return to movies"--
I thought this was "Edge of Darkness" ? That was amazing.
--"...Gibson’s performance, and considering all the controversy he’s been through.."--
Phew, right over my head. controversy? He's the bomb, great actor and director. What more can you ask?
Don't forget about Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film! A great look into the NY alt-comedy scene.
Agree with troyherman72. I'd swap out Insidious for 13 Assassins and it's 35 minute kick-@$$ battle royale. Also, My Sucky Teen Romance looks terrible. Swap that with Morgan Spurlock's Greatest Movie Ever Sold.
Really? THESE are the films that you are most looking forward too? The majority read like they were made for 12 - 17 yrs old. Wow...you might want to get out a little more and broaden your film horizons. Those are that 100% mainstream drive and those that are 100% into more alternative fare may want to meet half way or they could miss out on some really awesome film going experiences.
Dude, calm down. Its SXSW, not Cannes.
I did not say or in any way attempt to connect SXSW to Cannes. The article was about films they are excited to see. My response was simply my opinion. And considering you began your comment with the word "Dude"....you are right in line as I expected with their targeted audience.
Wow. You just insulted someone on fandango. You must be so proud of yourself.
Who are you to judge the broadness of someone else's horizons?
My opinion is my opinion. Your opinion is your opinion. If you took the time to actually read and grasp the context in which my opinion was written- you'd understand that A.) That vast majority of the films listed are not mainstream. B.) Those film goers that only see mainstream films and those that only see independent films should take a moment and see what the other side has to offer now and then. That's was the entire point. But alas...for some people out there the most simplistic of concepts are just too complex to comprehend.
I got your point. I agree with your point. I took issue with your tone. Someone writes about the movies they're looking forward to, movies they're genuinely excited about, and your response is so negative: "REALLY? [...] Wow...you might want to get out a little more and broaden your film horizons." That's really condescending. Arrogant, even. Why judge what other people are interested in?
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