Official Fantastic Fest 2010 Coverage Kickoff
By now you must know that here on Frothygirlz, we like to goof off quite a bit, and make light of pop culture events. However, there is one thing we take very seriously: movies. A mutual love and respect of movies first brought some of us together to start this website.
We are thrilled that we will be covering Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas over the course of the next week, as official members of the film press. Jane and I will be heading down to Texas on Thursday, and we will be bringing you reviews and interviews from over 100 movies from all over the world.
Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the United States, and it specializes in Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy, although all genres are represented. We will publish a daily wrap up starting on Friday of this week that will include what we saw, who we interviewed, and what we did. Full reviews and transcribed interviews will be appearing in upcoming weeks.
We will be attending red carpet events for some big films that will opening nationwide in the upcoming weeks and months, including the following:
Let Me In
Starring Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Elias Koteas, and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield.)
Synopsis: An alienated 12-year-old boy befriends a mysterious young newcomer to his small New Mexico town, and discovers an unconventional path to adulthood. This is the American remake of the wonderful Swedish film Let the Right One In.
Starring Ryan Reynolds.
Directed by Rodrigo Cortés
Synopsis: Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds) is a U.S. citizen working as a contract driver in Iraq. After a swift and sudden attack on his convoy, he awakens to find himself buried alive inside a coffin with nothing more than a lighter, a cell phone, and little memory of how he ended up there. Faced with limited oxygen and unlimited panic, Paul finds himself in a tension-filled race against time to escape this claustrophobic deathtrap before it’s too late.
Starring Edward Norton, Robert De Niro, Milla Jovovich, Frances Conroy.
Directed by John Curran
Synopsis: A convicted arsonist looks to manipulate a parole officer into a plan to secure his parole by placing his beautiful wife in the lawman’s path.
Starring Danielle Harris, Tony Todd, and Kane Hodder.
Directed by Adam Green.
Synopsis: Marybeth escapes the clutches of the deformed, swamp-dwelling iconic killer Victor Crowley. After learning the truth about her family’s connection to the hatchet-wielding madman, Marybeth returns to the Louisiana swamps along with an army of hunters to recover the bodies of her family and exact the bloodiest revenge against the bayou butcher.
Starring Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Richard Dreyfuss, Julian McMahon, James Remar, and Brian Cox. (How about that cast?)
Directed by Robert Schwentke.
Synopsis: When his idyllic life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive.
The Housemaid (2010)
Starring Do-yeon Jeon and Jung-Jae Lee.
Directed by Sang-soo Im
Synopsis: A man’s affair with his family’s housemaid leads to a dark consequences. This is a remake of the 1960 Korean film of the same name. It played at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
Starring Sarah Butler.
Directed by Steven R. Monroe.
Synopsis: A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead. This is a remake of the iconic and shocking 1978 movie.
Of course, these are just the high profile movies. We plan on seeing as many as we can cram into every day so that we can bring you the newest, most intrigueing, and most groundbreaking movies of the year.
You can check the official Fantastic Fest website here, to find out more about all the great movies we will have an opportunity to view.