Saturday, February 23, 2008

Do You Have The Crazy?

This weekend, The Signal arrives in theatres and if it’s playing in one near you, I highly recommend you see it. Some have compared the premise to Stephen King’s 2006 horror novel Cell. I didn’t know people still read Stephen King books. What I do know is that The Signal is the evolution of the zombie flick and it’s scary as hell. There’s loads of gore but a strong undercurrent of psychological horror at work that will make you incredibly uncomfortable (although if you’re from Atlanta, this will be interrupted by shouts of “Hey! I know that place!”). I interviewed the three directors of the film yesterday and they were really nice and intelligent gents. I also spoke briefly with two of the film’s stars (although not in an official-interview capacity) and they were also very cool folks.

So today I’m plugging The Signal not only because it’s a great film out of my hometown, but because it’s a small little film that I believe is destined for cult greatness. I think Magnolia hasn’t done right by the movie with their poor marketing but if you tend to agree with me about movies, please see The Signal. If you don’t, accept that you’re wrong and see The Signal.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Travelin' Trains

Always looking to highlight films made in Georgia or about Georgia, we'd like to point you in the direction of Eric Mofford's Travelin' Trains. A brief synopsis:

Travelin' Trains is the story of Sam Unterman, a young man in search of his father, "The Snowman," in depression-era Georgia, and the blues music that united and separated him from his search. The truth to the railroad warning that "hobo legends ain't the same as book legends," becomes painfully clear to young Sam in his journey through the music of a generation living the blues. The film aired nationally on the Arts & Entertainment Network.

The film has has been picked up for distribution by Vine Entertainment, in association with Topics Entertainment, as part of the "Festival Gems" series.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Getting Ready for THE SIGNAL

Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be talking about a film called The Signal. It was made here in Atlanta, premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and will scare the hell out of America on February 22nd. It's a great film and I'll be talking with the filmmakers in a couple weeks. This is just a heads-up on a great film and letting you know that we're keeping an eye on it and that you need to keep an eye on it too.

To start with the eye-keeping, click here: