Ray Schillaci of The Movie Guys interviews Jody Lambert, director of the new ensemble film BRAVE NEW JERSEY.
Once again, another great year for the Phoenix Film Festival, all the independent filmmakers involved, and the gracious audience.
Audiences were privy to films of substance and entertainment that garnered rounds of applause.
Since 2000, the festival has grown considerably, yet still remains one of the friendliest to independent filmmakers and their audiences.
Comes with a dire warning: only to be viewed by those with an open mind, and not the faint of heart.
Two competition films in particular captured my heart and stirred my soul as they did with most of their audience.
Ray Schillaci recommends four exceptional short films: “The Apple Tree”, “Tomgirl”, “Moving On” and “A Tricky Treat”.
According to many attending the festival, filmmakers and moviegoers alike, this was one of the best years yet.
I’m probably late to the game, but that does not prevent me from singing the praises of the best film (so far) of 2014.
Showcast Episode 53: “Edge of Tomorrow” and “The Fault in Our Stars” get the full movie preview treatment from The Move Guys with guest host Justin Bowler. Plus, a look at movie news and a first for the Showcast – in depth talk about horror movies with special guest Ray Schillaci.
Justin Bowler reviews two indie horror shorts screened at The Phoenix Film Festival’s International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival
I love shorts and indies because they are willing to try new things. The vision of the filmmaker is often refreshing and innovative. That is exactly the way I would describe Ben Gordon’s short film: refreshing and innovative.
More filmmaker interviews from Phoenix Film Festival, including horror film legend Dee Wallace and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Steven Knight.
Filmmaker interviews (including directors, actors, composers, producers and more) live from The Party Pavilion at The 2014 Phoenix Film Festival.
Movie Guy Justin Bowler reviews “Locke”, which was the opening night film at The Phoenix Film Festival.
My 16-year old niece (who, I will be the first to admit, is smarter than the average teenager, but yet still representative of her age group) and her friends can tell you that a scary dog is referred to as Cujo. But they have no idea why.
Showcast Episode 46: “Transcendence”, “A Haunted House 2” and “DisneyNature Bears” get thorough previews to prep you for your weekend, with the help of TheSoupTV.com’s Tim Jennings, this week’s special guest. Plus, rapid-fire versions of “What Did you See This Week?” and Karen’s Birthdays.
The Phoenix Film Festival is well on its way to becoming one of the more important film festivals in the world.
Showcast Episode 45: The Movie Guys are broadcasting from The Phoenix Film Festival. Besides previewing “Oculus”, “Rio 2” and “Draft Day”, Paul, Lee, Karen and special guest host Justin Bowler got interviews with loads of filmmakers, including “Locke” director Steven Knight and horror legend Dee Wallace. It’s a unique episode recorded at an awesome place.
Showcast Episode 44: The preview of only one major release this week, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, makes room for The Movie Guys to fire up another “Indie Round-Up” of all the high-falootin’ films in thee-ay-ters. Plus, Adam explains how superhero movies are now a giant soap opera, and guest Steven Lewis hits the studio to get a good roundtable discussion going about movie lists.
Horror shorts, Dee Wallace, Party Pavilion, Pitcher’s mound, live music, karaoke, guerrila marketing. We didn’t start the fire.
It’s Day Two of The Phoenix Film Festival.
It’s on. Things have begun at The Phoenix Film Festival, including the opening night screening of “Locke” starring Tom Hardy, plus awards and get-to-know-yas all ’round.
Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” is the closing night film at The Phoenix Film Festival. The film follows the story of a young boy as he grows into an 18-yr. old. Two can play at that game.
Movie Guy Paul Preston explains how you can get involved in Phoenix Film Festival social media as the fest approaches…while Karen demonstrates.
Movie Guys Paul Preston and Justin Bowler explain how you can be cooler than the next filmgoer.
Showcast Episode 42: Two movies, two guests. “Divergent” and “Muppets Most Wanted” get the signature Movie Guys movie preview treatment and stand-up comic Jim Coughlin sits in the whole show, and The Admiral’s Club welcomes its first puppet guest to the studio.
Showcast Episode 41: Four signature movie previews come at you in this fast and furious episode, including “Need for Speed”, “Bad Words”, “Veronica Mars” and “Tyler Perry’s The Single Mom’s Club”. Plus, a special appearance by Dr. Haku Matani, who stops by to explain his Theory of Movie Star Relativity and comic and fellow podcaster Chunky B sits in the whole show!
Movie Guys Paul Preston and Lee Kias fill everyone in on what’s doing opening night at The Phoenix Film Festival, including a screening of the new Tom Hardy film, “Locke”.
Movie Guy Paul Preston talks about the awards filmmakers will be vying for at the Phoenix Film Festival and shares his history of winning a couple of Copper Wings himself.
What is The Movie Guys announce the films that will be screening in competition at this year’s Phoenix Film Festival?