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South by Southwest

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  • SXSW: Jason Blum's Keynote Points to Low Budget Television

    AUSTIN -- To build his low budget film empire, Jason Blum has subscribed to a staunch business model: Shoot 80% of his films in Los Angeles for between $3 to $5 million with seasoned directors and actors who will say yes to a huge pay cut in order to...
  • SXSW Film Review: 'Predestination'

    An entrancingly strange time-travel saga that suggests a Philip K. Dick yarn by way of Jeffrey Eugenides' "Middlesex," or perhaps a feature-length mash-up of "Looper" and "Cloud Atlas," "Predestination" succeeds in teasing the brain and touching the heart...
  • SXSW Film Review: 'Neighbors'

    Lewder, weirder, louder, leaner, meaner and more winningly stupid than anything its director Nicholas Stoller and star Seth Rogen have ever been involved with before, frat comedy "Neighbors" boasts an almost oppressive volume of outrageous gags, and...
  • SXSW: Marvel Execs Talk Developments in Gaming, 'Avengers Alliance'

    On the Geek Stage at SXSW's Interactive Festival main hall, Marvel execs chanted their lifelong mantra of keeping the fans part of the Marvel world. "We're here to talk about how you are part of the Marvel universe," Arune Singh, Marvel's exec director...
  • President Obama Joins Fox's Marketing Blitz for Seth MacFarlane's 'Cosmos' Series

    A 10-network simulcast. A 10-city premiere screening event with live-streamed Q&A, plus media-tour stops in London, Sydney, Singapore and Mexico City. Extensive outreach to high schools and middle schools. And now President Obama has joined Fox's...
  • SXSW: Marc Webb Was Shocked to Be Hired to Direct Spider-Man Franchise

    AUSTIN -- When Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group, pitched director Marc Webb on the idea of resurrecting the Spider-Man franchise, he told the SXSW audience and...
  • SXSW: Lionsgate Acquires Rights to Bigfoot Found Footage Pic 'Exists'

    Hot on the tracks of Saturday's midnight premiere at SXSW, Lionsgate has acquired the North American distribution rights to the Bigfoot found footage pic "Exists." The horror film from "Blair Witch Project" director Eduardo Sánchez marks Bigfoot's...
  • 'Chef's' Jon Favreau: 'I Shoot Food the Way Michael Bay Shoots Women in Bikinis'

    AUSTIN - From the moment he stepped onstage at the Paramount Theater, Jon Favreau was looking to entertain. "Chef," the film he wrote, starred in, co-produced and directed, opened the 2014 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival Friday night, with...
  • SXSW: Fun and Videogames with Jason Bateman at 'Bad Words' Premiere

    AUSTIN - If it were up to Rohan Chand, the boy wonder and spelling bee champion who befriends Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman) in "Bad Words," everyone at the film's SXSW after-party would be sitting in front of their Dell-gifted tablets playing video games....
  • SXSW Film Review: 'Chef'

    Foodies who feasted on "Big Night," "Babette's Feast" and "Eat Drink Man Woman" may flock to "Chef," a lightweight but high-calorie confection in which the actors often run the risk of being upstaged by all manner of scrumptious-looking cuisine. Written...
  • SXSW Film Review: 'Kelly & Cal'

    The inspired match-up of underserved veteran Juliette Lewis and breakout newcomer Jonny Weston powers "Kelly & Cal," a warmly observed tale of two outcasts bonding in stifling suburbia. With the sort of relaxed charm that marked the early work of Nicole...
  • TV Review: 'Cosmos'

    Lowbrow comedy titan Seth MacFarlane executive producing a reboot of Carl Sagan's iconic science series "Cosmos" sounds like a bad joke right out of, well, "Family Guy," but somehow the improbable gambit works. Fox's bold move to reserve 13 weeks of prime...