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    Fantastic Fest Unveils First Wave of Programming, Including Keanu Reeves' Directorial Debut

    Fantastic Fest -- running September 19-26 in Austin, Texas at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline -- has announced its first wave of programming.

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    XLrator Media Acquires Twisty Political Thriller 'The Conspiracy'; Film Premiered at Fantastic Fest

    XLrator Media has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the political thriller "The Conspiracy," written and directed by Christopher MacBride and produced by Lee Kim. The film premiered at Fantastic Fest in Austin.

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    Robert Rodriguez Co-Producing New Market at Fantastic Fest Aiming to Aid Latin Filmmakers

    Fantastic Fest -- the Austin, TX-based genre festival focusing on horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action films -- announced today it will host an international co-production market for genre films called Fantastic Market|Mercado Fantastico.

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    Fantastic Fest Announces Its New, Temporary 2013 Location

    On September 19th, Austin's beloved Alamo Drafthouse will kick off the latest installment of Fantastic Fest, and they've got a brand new location to put it in too. While the original plan was to hold the festival in the South Lamar location in which it's been held in the past, the revamped theater w...

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    Review: Prieto Remakes Refn's 'Pusher'

    Luis Prieto’s remake of "Pusher" is of interest because Nicolas Winding Refn's original offers such promising source material. But even with Refn's blessing, Prieto makes plenty of his own mistakes, delivering a stylish but perfunctory copy of his predecessor.

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    Watch: The Spirit of Halloween Lives On In Endearing Trailer for 'The American Scream' (VIDEO)

    Just in time for Halloween comes the trailer for "The American Scream," the latest documentary from "Best Worst Movie" director Michael Paul Stephenson, that delves into the lives of "haunters," hobbyists who design haunted houses on Halloween. "Stephenson dra...

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Digging Deeper in Familiar Territory

    Although some of this week's stories inhabit categories that might sound familiar, each piece brings a new perspective for your weekend perusal.

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    'Holy Motors' Tops Criticwire's Fantastic Fest Critics Poll

    Plus the rest of the critics' favorites from Austin, Texas.

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    Fantastic Fest Review: 'Sightseers'

    A review of one of Fantastic Fest 2012's surprise screenings.

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