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    SXSW: James Gunn & Rainn Wilson Talk The Dark, Twisted Comedy Of 'Super'

    In James Gunn’s “Super” (review here), Rainn Wilson plays a mild-mannered man who reacts to the “evil” in the world by donning a superhero costume and fighting crime. Of course, it’s never that simple when you’re dealing with Gunn and Wilson. As deranged as Gunn’s previous films have been (particula...

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    SXSW Exclusive: Nick Frost & Simon Pegg Say 'Paul' Sequels Are Definitely A Possibility

    'The World's End' Aiming To Shoot Next YearAside from being an exceptionally fun movie, Greg Mottola's "Paul" seems to be a haven for upcoming project news; we've got dozens of updates on future movies concerning the extensive talent in that film.

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    SXSW: Paul Reubens Says He's Heard Rumors That David O. Russell's Camp Is Trying To Bury 'Nailed'

    Says The Film Is "Great" And Features Strong Performances From Jake Gyllenhaal & Jessica Biel; Reveals That He Was Screamed At The First Day On SetThe sordid saga of David O. Russell's aborted "Nailed" continues. The short version of the story goes like this: production on the film was stopped and started numerous times as shady financier David Bergstein kept running out of money and eventually the film shut down completely with only one scene left to be filmed. The movie has since changed hands to new owners who are eager to finish the film, but David O. Russell has washed his hands of the movie, and moved on to shoot the critically acclaime...

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    SXSW Review: 'The Innkeepers' Is Less 'House Of The Devil,' More 'Scooby Doo'

    Ti West has found a formula, and by god, he’s sticking to it. The indie helmer began in the world of micro-budgeted horror, where financial reasons necessitated a slow burn and eventual third act reveal. As his budgets have increased, his approach hasn’t changed, favoring this methodical strategy to...

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    SXSW: Paul Reubens Says Judd Apatow Is Swearing Him To Secrecy On The Plot Of The Pee Wee Movie

    Actor Wants To Use CGI To De-Age His FaceEver since it was revealed that comedy giant Judd Apatow would be producing and possibly directing a new, Pee Wee Herman movie, interviewers have been trying to squeeze details out of Apatow without much luck. Recently, all Apatow would confirm is that it wouldn't be a direct sequel and the film would exist very much in a world of it's own without necessarily reflecting to previous films. However, Paul Reubens has proven to be much more chatty about the gestating film and in a panel conversation this afternoon at SXSW, the actor revealed that as much as he wanted to spill the beans, Apatow's iron grip ...

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    SXSW Review: James Gunn's 'Super' With Rainn Wilson & Ellen Page Is Twisted, But Uneven

    “Shut up, Crime!” bellows Rainn Wilson in “Super.” Such a random demand is highlighted by the outsized appearance of the speaker, clad in thick red fabrics, stocky and pear-shaped within a makeshift superhero costume. It serves as a power fantasy for him, a power fantasy for us. As seen through the...

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    SXSW Review: 'Attack The Block' An Intense, Entertaining Alien Invasion Pic Buoyed By Its Young Cast

    Claustrophobia breeds suspense in science fiction, whether it be on a dank space ship like in “Alien” or a distant desert outpost like Richard Stanley‘s “Hardware.” In “Attack The Block,” which shares some DNA with the two films, we experience what might be a global invasion of serious concern, but ...

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    SXSW Review: ‘Terri’ Is Another Enjoyable But Slight Coming-Of-Age Indie

    The following is a reprint of our review from Sundance.

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    SXSW: Duncan Jones Calls 'Mute' His 'Don Quixote' & Talks About His Next Cityscape Sci-Fi Project

    Calls His Next Film "Big Sprawling Fun"SXSW is underway which means we'll be spending the next week or so in Austin catching movies, talking with talent and trying to find space for beer and BBQ somewhere in the there. The festival kicked off last night with Duncan Jones' highly anticipated follow-up to "Moon," the time looping thriller "Source Code." It was received quite well from audiences who hit the screening last night and today and the director and cast ran the press gauntlet answering questions about the film. Naturally, with news arriving just before the festival that the director's long-gestating dream project "Mute" was headed the ...

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    SXSW Review: 'Insidious' Is A Haunted House Movie That Leaves Us Cold

    The following is a reprint of our review from the Film Comment Selects series.

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