Desperate Acts of Magic Website:
“A magician competes in an international magic contest where he goes head-to-head with a female street magician he has fallen in love with.”
Click through for our chat with the Co-Directors Joe Tyler Gold and Tammy Caplan.
Posted in Comedy, Film, Funny, Interview |
Tagged Canon 7d, Desperate Acts of Magic, Joe Tyler Gold, John Getz, Magic, Magicians, Tammy Caplan, TUGG, Valerie Dillman |
The Bounceback, along with short SLASH, were real highlights from DIFF 2013. Here is our chat with Director Bryan Poyser and Writer Steven Walters
Posted in Comedy, Dallas, DIFF 2013, Film, Funny, Interview, SXSW |
Tagged Alamo Drafthouse, Ashley Bell, Austin, Bryan Poyser, Clay Liford, DIFF 2013, Don Swaynos, Farah White, Justin Arnold, Kim LeBlanc, Megan Gilbride, Michael Stahl-David, PJ Raval, Sara Paxton, Selig Film News, Slash, Steven Walters, SXSW, Texas, The Bounceback, Tim League, Trace Sheehan, Zach Cregger |
Click through for DIFF 2013 opening night/weekend pictures, interviews and reviews.
Posted in Books, Comedy, Dallas, DIFF 2013, Film, Funny, Interview |
Tagged Benjamin Fuqua, Bounty Killer, Bryan Poyser, Buck Wild, Calvin Lee Reeder, Chris Walker, Christian Pitre, Clay Liford, Deepa Meeta, DIFF 2013, Dirty Wars, Doug Mankoff, Ed Harris, Eric Hueber, Farah White, Harry Potter, Hutch, Jacob Lofland, January Jones, Jason Isaac's, Jeff Nichols, Jeremi Mattern, Jeremy Scahill, Kon-Tiki, Lee Papert, Logan & Noah Miller, LOOK Cinemas, Marc Menchaca, Matthew McConaughey, Megan Gilbride, Midnight's Children, MUD, Nate Rubin, Pit Stop, Reese Witherspoon, Richard C. Jones, Rick Rowley, Robert Longstreet, Salman Rushdie, Sam Shepard, San Antonio, Sanitarium, Sarah Paulson, Selig Film News, Slash, Stacker, Stephen Root, Steven Walters, Sweetwater, The Bounceback, The Rambler, This Is Where We Live, Thor Heyerdahl, Trace Sheehan, Tye Sheridan, Yen Tan, Zombies |
From Sake-Bomb website:
“A sarcastic and self-deprecating Asian-American must take his naive Japanese cousin on a road trip along the California coast to find his ex-girlfriend.”
Click thru for our interview with the Director Junya Sakino and his stars in the film Eugene Kim and Gaku Hamada.
Posted in Comedy, Film, Funny, Interview, SXSW |
Tagged Asian American, Austin, California Coast, Driskill Hotel, Eugene Kim, Gaku Hamada, Japanese, Jeff Mizushima, Junya Sakino, Marlane Barnes, Road Trip, Sake, Sake-Bomb, Sam K. Yano, SXSW Film Festival 2013, Texas |
From Vimeo Description:
“When their big break falls through, a ragtag performance group with a political message struggles to find their audience—and the motivating force behind their work.”
Click thru for my chat with Writer/Director Dayna Hanson and Producer Mel Eslyn at the Driskill Hotel in Austin, Tx.
Posted in Comedy, Film, Funny, Interview, SXSW |
Tagged Austin, Benjamin Kasulke, Dayna Hanson, Driskill Hotel, Improvement Club, Lynn Shelton, Mel Eslyn, Puget Sound, Seattle, SXSW, SXSW Film Festival 2013 |
From The Playback Singer
THE PLAYBACK SINGER tells the story of an aimless, would-be, jungle-gym architect who finds his existence disrupted – and his marriage upended – when his prickly, Indian, B-movie playback singer father-in-law comes to visit and overstays his welcome. An original feature script written by director Suju Vijayan, THE PLAYBACK SINGER is a family drama spiked with comedy, which gets to the heart of relationships and of the challenges of finding our place in this world.
Click thru for our interview with Writer/Director Suju Vijayan.
Posted in Film, Funny, Interview |
Tagged Alan E. Muraoka, Navi Rawat, Piyush Mishra, Princeton, Ross Partridge, Suju Vijayan, Tarin Anderson, The Playback Singer, USC, USC Film School |
From STT press release:
Second Thought Theatre kicks off its 2013 season with the gritty black comedy A Behanding in Spokane, the first play by Academy Award-winning Martin McDonagh set in the United States.Alex Organ makes his directorial debut with this action-packed, bloody and wickedly funny play that runs at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys campus from Friday, January 4 – Saturday, January 26. Tickets to A Behanding in Spokane are on sale now and can be purchased online at 2TT.co or by phone at (866) 811-4111.”
Click thru for my review of the production.
Posted in Dallas, Funny, Theater |
Tagged A Behanding in Spokane, Alex Organ, Barrett Nash, Bryant Hall, David Jeremiah, Drew Wall, Kalita Humphreys campus, Martin McDonagh, Second Thought Theatre, Steven Walters, Van Quattro |
Seeing Eddie Vedder at Music Hall at Fair Park was easily a bucket list moment for me and leads my favorite events for this blast of a year.
Click thru for our 11 other favorite events of the year.
Posted in Comedy, Dallas, Film, Funny, Interview, Local Music, Music, Musicals, Theater |
Tagged Bring It On, Brinker International Forum, Cathy Rigby Is Peter Pan, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Dallas Video Fest, Do You Hear The People Sing, Eddie Vedder, George Hamilton, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Lea Salonga, Memphis, Michael Morpurgo, Million Dollar Quartet, Modern Family, Music Hall at Fair Park, Nicole Stewart, Oak Cliff Film Festival 2012, Omni Hotel, Oral Fixation, The Black Keys, The Burning Hotels, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, The Second City Does Dallas, War Horse, Winspear Opera House |
We’ve already met with
Uncle Fester, but starting tomorrow you can meet the whole mysterious Addams Family! Click thru for our favorite October shows, series and even a fancy dinner too.
Posted in Comedy, Dallas, Film, Food, Funny, Inane Observations, Local Music, Musicals, Theater, Video Games |
Tagged Addams Family, Annette Strauss Sqaure, Chris Vognar, D Magazine, Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Dallas Observer, Dallas Summer Musicals, Dallas Theater Center, Dalls Morning News, Eisemann Center, Elaine Liner, Granda Theater, IL Cane Rosso, Jeff Garlin, Leon Russell, Oral Fixations, Patio Sessions, Peter Simek, Ricky Skaggs, Second City, Sundown Restaurant, Tegan & Sara, Winspear Opera House, Zelda |
The Dallas VideoFest has spent the past 25 years looking to highlight, educate and challenge the community’s view on video work. This week starts up the festival with a brand new medium. But It’ll also rely heavily on what made it a real treasure for the DFW area. PSD and Selig Film News got to be part of two roundtable’s that highlight the new and the old of DVF. Click through as we look into Expanded Cinema and look back with one of the pioneers of the animation game, the great Keith Alcorn.
Posted in Comedy, Dallas, Dallas Video Fest, Film, Funny, Interview, Local Music, Television, Trailers |
Tagged Andrea Goldman, Bart Weiss, Carolyn Sortor, Dallas VideoFest, DNA Helix, Edward Setina, Frank Campagna, Jeff Gibbons, Jenny Vogel, Jimmy Neutron, Kari Altmann, Keith Alcorn, Kyle Kondas, Mark Collop, Michael A. Morris, Mona Kasra, Phil Lamb, Rebecca Carter, Ryan Hartsell, Selig Film News, Shane Mecklenburger, Tim Capper, Wes Martin |