Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Deadline: August 22
Now in its sixth year, top-tier, international awards competition, The Accolade, announces its Call for Entries for filmmakers, television producers and videographers.
The Accolade is a non-traditional, virtual venue. Awards go to those filmmakers, television producers and videographers who produce fresh, standout entertainment, animation and compelling documentaries. It is a showcase for cinematic gems and unique voices.
Most importantly, The Accolade team works passionately to help worthy productions gain the publicity and distribution they deserve. That is what The Accolade is all about: helping winners of this coveted award achieve recognition and distribution opportunities.
Every filmmaker, television producer and videographer wants credibility associated with their work and buzz about their productions. In addition to target press releases, clips of the Best of Show productions are streamed on The Accolade Web site, reaching thousands of industry professionals. The Accolade is an award recognized for its rigorous evaluation process by buyers and distributors, inspiring confidence that winning productions are of high quality.
Quality and creativity are celebrated in three levels of awards: Best of Show, Award of Excellence and Honorable Mention. Best of Show honors are granted only if worthy productions are discovered. Likewise, no more than 15% of entries are granted Awards of Excellence. Notable artistic and technical productions are recognized at the Honorable Mention award level. Annually, a special award is given to a production that makes a significant contribution to social change or a humanitarian effort.
The Accolade receives entries from all over the world: Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States.
MovieMaker Magazine recently included The Accolade among the Top 25 Festivals "Worth The Entry Fee." The article said, "Past participants can't stop raving about the professional opportunities participation in this event has generated for their work."
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
A movie about a clown just trying to prove his all to the local Cheerleader squad. He may have a big ass red nose and is need of some Rogaine..but he can BRING IT!
Pinhead just wanted a baby and Nathan Arizona has more than he could handle. The Cohen brothers directed this black comedy and for sure this movie will keep you on pins and needles!
Spike Lee's groundbreaking film about white boy gettin it on wit a sista. Well...she got Indian up in her too. Spike Lee makes a cameo in the film too
and schools the community on the importance of racial equality and love.
Pinhead returns after he loses his baby and goes on a killing spree with his girl Mallory in film about what happens when you take away someone's kid and what drives us to become famous.
Ice Cube follows up in this sequel to Friday along with Mike Epps in a film about smokin, chillin, and killin! Watch out, cuz Next Friday could be very well be your last. Ice Cube was accidentally injured during the making of this film....well his career was.
Oscar the Grouch is in everyone's nightmare in this horror flick that was banned by PBS. The film also stars Elmo in his film debut. If you don't wanna die, then don't wake up. If you smell trash...then your dreams could be over.
This is a mission to save the life of Private Shrek whos brothers were all killed. This movie was originally titled Saving Shrek's Privates, but then Speilberg realized Shrek didn't have any...well any worth saving anyways.
Oh those crazy high school whiz kids. Well someone screwed up and accidentally created man-eating serial killer! Oopsie scroodles!
Courtesy of Worth 100
Opening Dates & Cities:07/25/08 West Hollywood, CA Sunset 507/25/08 New York,NY Cinema Village08/01/08 Palm Desert, CA Cinemas Palme d'Or08/22/08 Portland, OR Living Room Theaters08/29/08 San Francisco, CA Landmark Lumiere
Best Independent Director of the Year, Director’s Cut Awards KoreaBest Film Award, Ansan International Next Film FestivalBest New Actor, Critics' Choice Award Korea
"A maturely written drama... marbled with both touching and funny moments." _ Derik Elley, Variety
"A powerful and emotionally rewarding gay romance...assuring direction and intense performances help make "No Regret" one of the best gay dramas to come out of Asia." - LMFDean9, Love HK Film.com
Grade: A- "A true breakthrough in Korean cinema." - Padraic Maroney, EDGE Philadelphia
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Okay, I'm a lil sad that Grey's Anatomy did not get an Emmy nod for Best Drama. I guess this past season was either a lil weak or the Emmy folks had to make way for new dramas this year. I dunno. Still a lil upset.
I'm feelin Dexter though...so if there had to be another show to replace my Grey's for a nod then let it be cool serial killer show on Showtime. Lots of rumors about Katherine Heigl leaving the show too...but that turned out to be fiction. I guess she feels she's too big for TV. Being on the Oprah Winfrey show is a total ego booster. I would think my shit don't stink either if I was a guest on Oprah.
Anyways, we'll see what happens. I'm glad Sharon Gless got a nod as that crazy bitch on Nip/Tuck who was stalkling Sean. She was a psycho. That was a role of a lifetime. Whoda though she had it in her?
Here's a clip of what I'm talkin about below...what a freakazoid!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
front of the group.
Who put you up to this?
Huh? Oh, hi, Tracy
Tracy stares at him.
Who put you up to this?
What do you mean?
You just woke up this morning and
suddenly decided to run for president?
No. Uh... I just... you know, I just
Well, see, I was talking to Mr.
McAllister about my leg and
everything... and how I still want to,
you know, do something for the school
So Mr. McAllister asked you to run.
Well, I mean, you know, I talked to him
and everything, but he just said he
thought it was a good idea... and how
there's all different kinds of fruit
and... It's nothing against you, Tracy.
You're the best. I just thought --
Okay, Mr. Popular. You're on.
"The international cast is headed up by award-winning Canadian actress Lisa Ray. Her performance in the Academy Award-nominated film "Water" earned her the Best Actress Award from the Vancouver Film Critics Circle. Other superb cast members include Sheetal Sheth ("Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World"), Parvin Dabas ("Monsoon Wedding"), Bernard White ("The Matrix") and Nandana Sen ("Black"). The stellar South African cast includes Grethe Fox, David Dennis, Natalie Becker, Rajesh Gopie and Colin Moss. Mark Reinhart, West Coast General Manager and Executive Vice President of Distribution and Acquisitions for Regent, negotiated the deal with Enlightenment Productions and here! Films' sister company Regent Releasing, which will handle the film's theatrical release during the Fall of 2008.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
OMG I sooo remember this movie. I had a total crush on Hunk Golden. He looked exactly like my Ken doll and I remember naming my Ken doll Hunk Golden whenever he took barbie out on dates....uuhhh okay TMI I guess. But remember this movie about this nerd who is a complete loser and wants to become uber cool and makes this deal with the Devil who looks a lil like Kelly Lebrock??? She turns him into a complete hunk!!
So whatever happened to the actor who playd Hunk Golden? I IMDB'ed him and he's not soo hunky anymore. But he could still get it. I'll be his Barbie if asked me to.
Here is our list of the weirdest ass movies we've seen so far. There's a lot out there...you may agree or disagree...but these movies are just fuggin weird!!!
Oldboy - A guy is imprisoned for 15 years by a some random hot guy who has an agenda....but the story becomes even creepier when the former prisoner falls for a woman who turns out to be...aiight we won't spoil it for you...but lets just say its WEIRD.
Female Trouble - A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitchhiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes....the spoiled schoolgirl is played by a dude. The legendary Divine.
Heathers - Veronica Sawyer plays "Bonnie" to JD who's her "Clyde" and is fascinated with murder and mayhem. Veronica accidentally finds herself involved in a school killing spree---Veronica like totally didn't mean to kill her best friend Heather and stuff...
Battle Royale - Wow. Wish I wrote this film. A Japanese film about a group of students who are recruited to Battle Royale Island. The kids are assigned to kill each other one by one and whoever survives is the winner! A lesson to juvenile disobedience.
Nowhere - This film goes nowhere. A bunch of California teens trippin on acid, consuming X, and have tons and tons of orgy sex. Okay...maybe that is somewhere.
Dumplings - An aging actress tries to maintain her youth by eating steamed dumplings. So what's so weird about that?? It's what INSIDE of the dumplings that gets freaky.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Rooftop Films, NBPC and Historic Harlem Parks present
The Seventh Annual Historic Harlem parks Film festival
July 9-August 7
5 Harlem Parks
Live Music and Independent films
Open to the public--No charge for Admission
Historic Harlem Parks NBPC
Genevieve Delaurier | 718-417-7362
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.rooftopfilms.com
Rooftop Films is proud to announce a very special partnership with Historic Harlem Parks. From July 9th through August 7th, Rooftop Films, Historic Harlem Parks, The National Black Programmers Consortium and The Central Park Conservancy will be co-presenting 10 screenings of new independent films in 5 different parks across Harlem. There is no charge for admission and the screenings are open to all. You can find the schedule, details about the event, directions and more at www.rooftopfilms.com and historicharlemparks.org.
This Wednesday and Thursday, July 9th and 10th we'll have two screenings in Jackie Robinson Park--Wednesday will feature Short City Blocks, a program of fantastic short films about urban life; on Thursday, NBPC will present Stories from the Faubourg Tremé, a loving portrait of the oldest black neighborhood in America, the birthplace of the Civil Rights movement in the South and the home of jazz.
On July 16th and 17th the festival will head to Marcus garvey Park at 122nd Street. On Wednesday, July 16, Rooftop Films will present New York Non-Fiction Uptown 1st Edition, the first of two programs we'll be screening of documentaries made by real New Yorkers, about real New Yorkers. On the 17th, NBPC will present Marcus Garvey, Look for Me in a Whirlwind, the dramatic story of the rise and fall of an African American leader who influenced politics and culture around the world.
July 23rd and 24th takes us to the beautiful St. Nicholas Park on 135th street and St. Nicholas Avenue. On Wednesday the 23rd, Rooftop will present New York Non-Fiction 2nd Edition, films that tell the true stories of the people that make everything happen in this, the greatest city on earth. On Thursday the 24th, NBPC will present Hip Hop Revolution, a documentary that shows the struggles of South African DJs, B-Boys, MCs and creative graffiti artists.
The following week we will be in Morningside Park at 113th and Morningside. On Wednesday, July 30th, Rooftop will screen Hard Road Home, a riveting documentary about Julio Medina, a former felon and gang leader who created a Harlem program dedicated to breaking the cycle of incarceration, employing a staff of badass do-gooders who are ex-cons themselves. On the 31st, NBPC will screen Chisholm '72, the story of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to the United States Congress (in 1969), who later became the first African American of either gender to seek a major party’s presidential nomination.
The festival concludes the following week at Harlem Meer in Central Park. On August 6th, Rooftop is proud to present Zeitgeist films' Trouble the Water. The winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, Trouble the Water tells the story of an aspiring rap artist and her streetwise husband who are trapped in New Orleans by deadly floodwaters. Armed with a video camera, they show what survival is all about when they seize a chance for a new beginning. Finally, on August 7th, NBPC will present Promised Land, an examination of post-apartheid South Africa’s efforts to bring about racial reconciliation through land redistribution.
All screenings are open to the public and there is no charge for admission.
There will be live music and dance before each show starting at 8 PM and all films will begin at 8:30.
Filmmakers and participants will often be in attendance, so check www.rooftopfilms.com for further details about the shows as they are announced.
PRESS FESTIVAL PASSES, PREVIEW TAPES / DVDs, & HIGH RESOLUTION STILLS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. FULL PROGRAM NOTES, FILM DESCRIPTIONS, VENUE INFO, SCHEDULE OF OTHER EVENTS AND MORE AVAILABLE AT WWW.ROOFTOPFILMS.COM
Well how about a guilty pleasure movie soundtrack?? Isn't there a movie soundtrack that you love and probably either bought at Virgin Records or downloaded on iTunes cuz you love the songs??
Mean Girls (2004)
Yall know what the movie is about. If not, its basically about this white girl from Africa who pretends to like a popular clique of "mean girls" just to later play a foul prank on them, but in turn starts to become just like them. And the movie stars my girl....Lindz. Or Hohan...whatever you wanna call her these days.
I mean there are some cool ass artists on this soundtrack such as; Blondie, Kelis, Pink, and The Donnas. Oh yea...and Lindz girlfriend is on the soundtrack too. That cool DJ hipster chick...who likes other chicks.
I gotta admit...my fav song is hers. Matter a fact...FUGGIT. I'm posting a Youtube clip of the song on this post. HaH!
Not sure if this was the actual music video....but its sumthin.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Well believe it or not, we found a movie trailer that has that exact same storyline!
Check it out yall...
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Maybe you love film. Maybe you like the idea of sitting on your rump all over Seattle. Well, that's kind of what we like too. So was born the idea of Couch Fest Films.
Couch Fest Films is a new cozy shorts film fest hosted in peoples' houses. During Couch Fest Films, lovers of film can sit shoulder to shoulder watching short films while stuffing their faces with the snacks they thought they had to sneak in. Also, with no submission fees, filmmakers are competing for the chance at $1750 in prize money and the bragging rights for earning a Golden Couch award. This shorts film fest happens on Saturday, September 27th, 2008. During Couch Fest Films houses will have their own genre of short movies that play on rotation all day. Starting every hour, each inviting house will have its own unique 30 minute program of short films.
Lovers of film may visit the houses with themes that interest them. Host houses will be comfortably located near each other so attendees can stroll, meander or bike with excitement and anticipation to their next selected house. There will be a short intermission during each individual program where couch neighbors can gripe or praise the films they are watching. Ultimately, the hope is that attendees might interact, share and discover fellow lovers of film. 200 films in 15 houses during one day.
Couch Fest Films-Music from couch fest films on Vimeo
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
KABLUEY is opening this weekend in NY (LA next week).
TimeOUT gave it 4STARS:
Inept Salman (Scott Prendergast) comes to help his sister-in-law (Lisa Kudrow) tend to her homicidal toddlers while Salman's brother is off fighting in Iraq. Salman must take a humiliating job as a giant blue corporate mascot to help make ends meet and hold the family together. Packed with a parade of delightful comedy character actors, KABLUEY is a hilarious, unique and heartfelt comedy.
07/04/08 NYC, Cinema Village
07/11/08 West Hollywood, CA Laemmle's Sunset 5
07/25/08 Austin, TX Landmark Dobie
08/01/08 San Francisco, Landmark Lumiere