Author Archive: Alex Landers

Alex is a playwright and visual artist living in Chicago, IL. Likes include feminism, Freddy Kreuger and Twin Peaks marathons. She has a BA in film studies, an MFA in screenwriting and a crazy love for all things cinematic.

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Watch This: Trailers for Lay the Favorite & Girls

Watch This: Trailers for Lay the Favorite & Girls

| December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

The best of this week’s trailer offerings cover all media platforms. Director Stephen Frears’ new film, Lay the Favorite, opens in limited release in Los Angeles today, but the rest of us can catch it on demand or download it off iTunes. And Lena Dunham’s critically acclaimed HBO series, Girls, premieres its season two trailer this week […]

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Your Own Damn Film School: Troma Teaches for Free

Your Own Damn Film School: Troma Teaches for Free

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

With a generation of young people bogged down by mounting student loans and the growing cost of education, the prospect of going to film school to become an “aspiring” filmmaker seems downright horrifying. So why not leave it up to the always horrific Troma Films to create the most independent, potentially ridiculous, but then again, […]

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Watch This: Trailers for A Dark Truth, Chasing Ice

Watch This: Trailers for A Dark Truth, Chasing Ice

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Good movies are on the horizon, and so there’s much to be thankful for this Friday before Thanksgiving. From action-thrillers to environmental docs, there’s a trailer to suit every taste this weekend. Here’s the buzz on two of them: From writer/director Damien Lee (Sacrifice, King of Sorrow) comes A Dark Truth. This action packed tale of […]

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Ti West’s The Sacrament in Production

Ti West’s The Sacrament in Production

| November 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Rising star in the world of horror, Ti West has begun production on his latest film The Sacrament. Shooting in picturesque (and perhaps appropriately Gothic) Savannah, Georgia, the horror/thriller is now in its third week principal photography and has officially announced its cast. Starring familiars of his previous efforts like Joe Swanberg (V.H.S.), Kentucker Audley (V.H.S.) and AJ Bowen (House […]

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Audiences Choose 2 at 48th Annual CIFF

Audiences Choose 2 at 48th Annual CIFF

| November 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Chicago International Film Festival wrapped up its 48th showing this year, after a two week run from October 11th to the 25th. As always, the organization announced its Audience Choice awards; this year with two narrative features tying for the title. Any Day Now, directed by Travis Fine and Quartet, directed by Dustin Hoffman, are […]

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Sundance Channel’s Restless: Brits, Spies & Romance

Sundance Channel’s Restless: Brits, Spies & Romance

| October 19, 2012 | 1 Comments

For those Masterpiece Theatre fans itching for a good Brit-fix before the next season of Downton Abbey drops in early next year, don’t discount what’s on cable these days. Sundance Channel, in a co-production with Endor Productions for BBC One, is gearing up to present Restless, a special limited two-night event happening this December. Based on […]

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Watch This: Trailers for The Flat, Parker

Watch This: Trailers for The Flat, Parker

| October 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s a trailer double feature this week: for foreign film/documentary/indie-film buffs, we’ve got an exclusive look at Israeli film The Flat, and for the Hollywood big-wigs, look out for the action packed Parker. The Flat, directed by filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger, will have its limited U.S. theatrical debut on October 19, 2012, with screenings in New York […]

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Malick’s To The Wonder: U.S. Debut in 2013

Malick’s To The Wonder: U.S. Debut in 2013

| October 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Acclaimed director Terrence Malick’s latest film, To The Wonder, has officially been acquired by Magnolia Pictures and is slated to have a U.S. theatrical release next year. The film, starring Ben Affleck and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), had its world premiere at the 2012 Venice International Film Festival (as did other heavyweights like P.T. Anderson’s The […]

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Halloween’s Coming: Monsters on TV

Halloween’s Coming: Monsters on TV

| September 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Monsters are everywhere all the time in this industry, but never get so much attention as they do in October. As we approach the end of summer and the start of fall, monsters are invading the small screen for your horror enjoyment. Here’s just a few of what’s to come to your television this weekend: […]

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Watch This: Trailer for The Comedy

Watch This: Trailer for The Comedy

| September 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you know the names Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, you probably know them from a “quirky” (I don’t think I’m going to find the right word for it) project called Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie (2012). Or from their cult-hit, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, an ultra low budget comedy sketch show that aired in 2007. […]

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