The Overlook Film Festival announced its lineup today and one of the key announcements was that legendary independent writer-director-producer Roger Corman would receive the festival’s first Master of Horror Award.
The festival has an impressive feature film and shorts lineup – including four world premieres (Blood Drive, Still/Born, Capture and Primal Screen) and such anticipated films as Lady Macbeth, Metal Machine Kodoku and The Untamed.
There will also be a festival-long immersive horror game and much more.
Over its inaugural weekend, the Overlook Film Festival will present 37 films (20 features and 17 shorts from 16 countries) – including a secret closing film described as ‘a hotly anticipated film from a bold voice in film.’
It’s that time of the year again. Your fearless leader is once again throwing it down with the movie glitterati in fabulous Las Vegas. Yes, it’s Cinemacon time, this year I have former EM’er Dean Rogers of therogersrevue.com pitching in and helping me with some of the red carpet footage.
TBS will bring SXSW the best in tech, fashion, design, music and more with the second iteration of “In Search Of” — a pop-up, interactive marketplace with an Austin-flare, bringing to life the network’s buzzworthy hit, SEARCH PARTY.
Inside “In Search Of,” visitors will experience the ideal shop for SEARCH PARTY’s leading lady Dory, complete with the latest in fashion, technology, and artisanal goods, as well as a lounge space to kick back with friends and binge the first season.
In Search Of will be open to festival goers for three days – beginning at noon on Tuesday, March 14th.
Today at Star Wars Celebration Europe, Alden Ehrenreich was introduced to fans for the first time as Han Solo, the new star of the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story at the Future Filmmaker Panel. The panel featured Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy (Producer) and Kiri Hart (Senior Vice President of Development), who were joined by director Rian Johnson (Star Wars: Episode VIII) and directing duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord (the untitled Han Solo Star Wars story). Hosted by Lucasfilm Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo, the filmmakers were joined by surprise guests John Boyega (Finn), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (General Leia Organa) from Star Wars: Episode VIII.
One area of Japanese culture that gets overlooked by a lot of J-Pop fans is fashion.
The 2016 J-POP Summit is celebrating Harajuku and Kawaii fashion with a showcase of inspired Japanese fashion at this year’s festival. Brands like 6%DOKIDOKI, Sou-Sou and AOI Clothing will be found the Summit’s Moshi Moshi Nippon area.
Sebastian Masuda, art director and an extremely influential artist for Harajuku kawaii culture will be returning as a Guest of Honor and rising pop star and fashion model UNA will give a special live performance.
For details, follow the jump. 2016 J-POP Summit will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 23rd and 24th at the historic Fort Mason Center located in San Francisco’s Marina district.
The ultimate Gozilla figure – a 19″ recreation of the beloved creature as seen in Godzilla vs. Destroyah – the Gigantic Series Godzilla 1995 will be make its debut at G-Fest XXIII, courtesy of leading distributor Bluefin.
The Gigantic Series Godzilla 1995 is limited to 500 units. Follow the jump for a side view of the statue, dates for G-Fest XXIII, info on pre-ordering and a link to an unboxing video.
The 2016 J-POP Summit is introducing a virtual trip to Japan, this year – featuring three zones: Zone Tokyo – pop versions of Edo-Tokyo Museum, Tokyo Daijingu Shinto Shrine and City of Tokyo; Zone Station – take a virtual rail trip with six stops, and Zone Stage – a variety of performances including a traditional tea ceremony, cosplay competition and more.
The 2016 J-POP Summit runs from Friday, July 22nd to Sunday, July 24th. The Virtual Trip to Japan will run on July 23-24 in the expanded Travel Pavilion.