Hello There! This is Adam Frazier and you are listening to Skull-Face Island, the official movie podcast of Geeks of Doom! As always I’m joined by the Ann Lewis to my Alex J. Murphy, David Allen… and ladies and gentlemen, he has numerous concerns spread across this state and many wells flowing at many thousand barrels per day – he likes to think of himself as an oilman… producer Tim Grant.
Today on the Show: We’ll discuss Harmony Korine‘s latest film, Spring Breakers, and boot-up the Geek-O-Matic TeleFax for all the latest news on James Mangold‘s The Wolverine, and Jonathan Liebsman‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. We’ll also play The Sequel Game – where two men must make up sequels to classic films on the spot to appease The Mighty Tu’Challa.
Last Time on Skull-Face Island: Faithful robotic butler Mar-10 took Adam on a magical, mysterious journey to Austin, TX, to fulfill his destiny by visiting the South by Southwest Film Festival. David, worried that he may have inadvertently killed Adam using a voodoo doll, is searching the island for his lost companion. During all of this, Tim was drunk and hallucinating after drinking two-too-many Skull-Face Island Iced Teas…
Today’s Episode: We find Adam safe and sound in Austin, TX, where he is attending movies at SXSW. Mar-10 left to take care of some robot business, but gave Adam a special two-way radio to communicate with Tim and report his experience.
We join Adam now as he contacts Tim with mini-reviews of Spring Breakers, starring Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, and James Franco, as well as Mitchell Altieri‘s Holy Ghost People. We’ll also check-in on David’s Adventure: The Mystery of the Missing Adam….
This year’s South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) (03/08 – 03/16) features a lineup of 109 films, including 69 world premieres, as well as 14 North American and 5 United States premieres, with 68 of those titles from first-time filmmakers. Every March, the SXSW Film Festival attracts thousands of fans, filmmakers, press, and industry leaders to Austin, TX, to revel in the celebration of cinema by enjoying a gauntlet of new, exciting movies with the best film audiences in the world.
This year I’ll be covering SXSW for Geeks of Doom and plan on seeing around 20 films during my time in Austin. I’ll be updating Geeks of Doom daily with reviews, exclusive Skull-Face Island podcasts, daily journal entries, and filmmaker interviews including director Josh Johnson of the VHS documentary, Rewind This!.
A new international red-band trailer for Harmony Korine‘s Spring Breakers had debuted online. Check out the new trailer here below.
Spring Breakers centers on four young college girls (Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine) who rob a liquor store so that they can experience Spring Break in MTV fashion. After being apprehended by the authorities, a sleazy rapper named Alien (James Franco) bails them out and promises to keep the party going just as long as they use the very talents that got them in trouble in the first place.
This new trailer doesn’t offer too much, if anything the first trailer one set the bar pretty high. There are a couple of scenes where drug use, vulgar language, and violence is more prevalent than its predecessor, but I suspect that they are saving the best for the full film. Let’s not forget the fact that there’s sex in this film too, as the movie is set during Spring Break after all.
Strap in, kids! Here’s your first look at the 2013 SXSW Film Features Lineup: 109 films, including 69 world premieres, 14 North American and 5 United States premieres. Amazingly enough, 68 of these titles are from first-time filmmakers.
Highlights include Stephen Finnigan’s Hawking, Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, John Sayles’ Go For Sisters, Jacob Vaughn’s Milo, Penny Lane’s Our Nixon, Zak Knutson & Joey Figueroa’s MILIUS, Ryan White’s Good Ol’ Freda, Sini Anderson’s The Punk Singer, Josh Johnson’s Rewind This!, and Bryan Poyser’s The Bounceback.
These movies join the previously announced, Opening Night film The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Joe Swanberg’s Drinking Buddies, Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, Evil Dead, and Alex Winter’s Downloaded.