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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    One of these years, I'm just going to have to bite the bullet and join you for this. It's literally right down the road.
    Oh, man...if it's close then you absolutely have to do it one of these years. It's a lot of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    It is that time of year again!!!

    In about four weeks, I'll be headed back to Austin, Texas to assault my eyes and brain with more Fantastic Fest goodness.

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    This will be my third time attending and like both of the times prior the wife and I will be doing the second half of the festival. Though I'd like to do the full eight days (and was supposed to in 2017 until life got in the way), the price gets up there for tickets and accommodations. And it truly is a grueling process. I'm looking to try to get 16 movies in over four days. It's super fun, but tiring.

    They have announced two waves of titles so far with at least a third on the way along with the short film and various activities announcement. Here a links to the two announcements and one for the all the films so far if anyone is interested in checking it out:

    http://fantasticfest.com/news/entry/...t-wave-is-here
    http://fantasticfest.com/news/entry/...st-second-wave
    http://fantasticfest.com/films/features


    Movies that I'm pretty excited for:
    1. Colour Out of Space from Richard Stanley, starring Nick Cage

    2. Fractured from director Brad Anderson (I love The Machinist and Session 9, so I'm happy for a new film)

    3. In the Shadow of the Moon from director Jim Mickle (Seriously, you haven't seen Cold In July yet...)

    4. In the Tall Grass, adapted from the King/Hill collaboration

    5. Synchronic from directors Benson and Moorehead (Resolution, Spring, and The Endless)

    And that's just trying to keep the list short...

    Opening night film is JoJo Rabbit and closing night film is Knives Out, which both look fantastic as well.
    Have fun!

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    Socky ! I am so jealous but taking The Wife to Austin ? So there goes boffing a UT gal. Hook em !
    Also, I was shocked to hear you thoughts on Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance . That is my favorite film from that director.
    But man, the new Benson/Moorehead ? Sa-WEET ! and I have seen a lot of the films now but the main one I wanted to see
    was Synchronic the new Anderson plus the Mickle film.
    I lived in Texas for years. Wish I still did. I'd just pack a cooler, hit the road, tell my boss to fuck himself end up in Austin in a beery haze sitting on the grass watching all the bats...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyree View Post
    Socky ! I am so jealous but taking The Wife to Austin ? So there goes boffing a UT gal. Hook em !
    Also, I was shocked to hear you thoughts on Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance . That is my favorite film from that director.
    But man, the new Benson/Moorehead ? Sa-WEET ! and I have seen a lot of the films now but the main one I wanted to see
    was Synchronic the new Anderson plus the Mickle film.
    I lived in Texas for years. Wish I still did. I'd just pack a cooler, hit the road, tell my boss to fuck himself end up in Austin in a beery haze sitting on the grass watching all the bats...
    I probably need to revisit Sympathy, but it didn't quite hit me the same way his other films have. I think my expectations might have been too high. The Benson/Moorehead, Mickle, and Anderson films are all at the top of my list to see, but to tell you the truth it's always the ones you just take a chance on cause your filling a slot that knock it out of the park.

    Oh, the bats! Man, the bats rock!

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    Heh.
    Dude, you mentioned the mind-altering Fasionista. Fuck man I saw that one only because the director
    helmed a perfect film, Red, White and Blue. Seen it ? If not find, beg steal, whore yourself set a bum on fire for a DVD I do not care. Plus, has the same smokin' hot actress as the town tramp. Big leap. Set in...AUSTIN ! that is right buckaroo.

    And ANOTHer dadgum thing. Hold you horses.
    Quote:
    (At one point, he stated that he and Nicolas Cage wanted to work together again to remove the stain from their previous project and joked that Cage had so many stains at this point it wouldn't be possible).

    Fuck.
    That.
    I have read Larry Brown's JOE twice and seen the Cage adaptation three or four fucking times. If anyone does not find Cage, the father of the tough as nails boy Joe takes under his wing great actors, the father should have one an Oscar-- all excellent, well sorry, they have majorly shitty taste in films. Father: was evil personified and played the part so good it hurt. I have BIG BAD LOVE on DVD. Five times viewed.
    Why ? Source material: Larry Brown, RIP, thanks for drinking yourself to death you wonderful, elegant man. Say HI ! to Kerouac for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyree View Post
    Heh.
    Dude, you mentioned the mind-altering Fasionista. Fuck man I saw that one only because the director
    helmed a perfect film, Red, White and Blue. Seen it ? If not find, beg steal, whore yourself set a bum on fire for a DVD I do not care. Plus, has the same smokin' hot actress as the town tramp. Big leap. Set in...AUSTIN ! that is right buckaroo.

    Red White and Blue was on my radar for a while, but I just recently was able to track down a DVD of it. I did like it. I found it similar to Fashionista in the sense that the movie shifts gears and reinvents itself over the runtime making you rethink what the movie is actually about. I might have a little more fondness for Fashionista because I'm a pretty big fan of Ethan Embry.

    Speaking of Ethan Embry, you haven't seen Cheap Thrills, I HIGHLY recommend this one. I think it would right up your alley. VERY dark comedy. One of my favorites.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2389182/...1?ref_=nv_sr_1

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    Here's the links to the Shorts programming and the final wave of feature film announcements

    https://fantasticfest.com/news/entry...l-wave-is-here
    https://fantasticfest.com/news/entry...h-2019-program

    I haven't checked out any of the short film presentations beyond those that play before the films. I'm thinking that this might be the year. I'm little unsure as there are SO many movies I'd like to see and if I pack the day from beginning to end (and don't collapse from exhaustion) I'll only be able to squeeze 20 in over the four day period.

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