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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E.T. Turns 30: Lands Back in Theaters 10/3

E.T. Turns 30: Lands Back in Theaters 10/3

| September 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

The classic Spielberg movie about an alien that just wants to phone home celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), was nominated for nine academy awards and was the number one film in the country for sixteen weeks – to name only a couple of its extraordinary accomplishments. To celebrate, TCM and Fathom […]

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Vamps Brings Heckerling and Silverstone Together Again

Vamps Brings Heckerling and Silverstone Together Again

| September 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

The era of Clueless may have come and gone, but the party-girls still have some unfinished business to attend to. Alicia Silverstone – branded forever as Cher “As If!” Horowitz – reunites this fall with the director who made her a household name back in 1995: Amy Heckerling. The writer/director of the classic high school comedy is […]

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Found Footage Friday: New Clip from V/H/S

Found Footage Friday: New Clip from V/H/S

| September 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s not October yet, but scary-movie season starts right now. For the last several years, the name-of-the-game in horror has arguably been the “found-footage” film. What took root in the incredibly successful (and then, incredibly unique) The Blair Witch Project (1999), can now be seen routinely in movies like Paranormal Activity (2007), REC (2007), Cloverfield (2008), etc. And even when it’s […]

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Wake in Fright to Reopen in U.S. Theaters

Wake in Fright to Reopen in U.S. Theaters

| September 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Director Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Fright is restored, re-mastered and set to reopen in U.S. Theaters this October for the first time in three decades, thanks to Drafthouse Films, and a miraculous discovery of a film once thought totally lost. The infamous thriller was once a star of its nation’s emerging cinema; upheld critically alongside other […]

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“I Like My Boyfriend Drunk” Takes Over California Film Fests

“I Like My Boyfriend Drunk” Takes Over California Film Fests

| September 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you’re in sunny California this month, you’ve got the opportunity to catch writer and director Josef Steiff’s short film in not just one festival, but two! The comedic short “I Like My Boyfriend Drunk,” starring Brandon Ogborn, was selected for inclusion in two September film festivals – The Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Film Festival in Oakland […]

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Coming Soon: The Inbetweeners

Coming Soon: The Inbetweeners

| August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

From Wreckin Hill Entertainment comes the British box-office smash The Inbetweeners, set to open in the U.S. in eight markets cross-country on September 7, 2012. The film, based on the popular UK television series of the same name, recently had the biggest opening week ever in the UK for a live action comedy. Already reaching the […]

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Going Local: The 7th Annual Spooky Movie Film Fest

Going Local: The 7th Annual Spooky Movie Film Fest

| August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

This year’s Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival will be its seventh run, but the inaugural year for its Local Filmmaker Summit on Sunday, October 14, 2012. The fest, running October 10 through the 18th, will play this year at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside Washington D.C. Of the 21 […]

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Watch This: Trailer for The Iceman

Watch This: Trailer for The Iceman

| August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

The hot trailer this news day is for a film opening at three film festivals in the next week: The Iceman, directed by Ariel Vromen. The feature already premiered at the Venice Film Festival, which began Wednesday, August 29, 2012 and will continue its run at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado, as well as the […]

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Watch this Clip: Inescapable

Watch this Clip: Inescapable

| August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

The first clip from the upcoming feature film Inescapable has arrived (For a direct download click here). The most recent effort from international Writer/Director Ruba Nadda stars Alexander Siddig, Marisa Tomei and Joshua Jackson, and will premiere next month at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Coming on the heels of 2009′s Cairo Time, a romantic drama […]

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Pixar’s Brave on Blu-Ray: November 13, 2012

Pixar’s Brave on Blu-Ray: November 13, 2012

| August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Disney and Pixar have announced the release of their latest animated feature, Brave, available on Blu-Ray and DVD on November 13, 2012. The film is a legendary first for Pixar – its first featuring a female protagonist – and premiered in U.S. theaters this past June to the usual warm reception (is there ever a Pixar […]

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