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Well Fantastic Fest 2010 is now over. I saw about 30 movies, but there were quite a few I didn’t manage to see including many of the award winners. The more in-depth daily wrap ups and some more full length reviews are being worked on now, so keep watching Scene-Stealers for more articles on Fantastic [...]

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Here is a link to my coverage of Day Three of Fantastic Fest 2010. I saw a total of four films on day four, including two sequels, a very odd and surprising studio film, and a stop-motion animation film that is probably the most family friendly thing I will see at this year’s fest. Ip [...]

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The slasher film ruled the horror genre from the release of “Halloween” in 1978 until Jason was sent to Hell in 1993. It had a brief resurgence, though, with the self-aware “Scream” trilogy and the films that followed in its wake. But true 80s-style horror has been the exception, rather than the rule. Enter writer/director [...]

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Coverage of Fantastic Fest Day Two is here. I saw five films on day three, all of which I were off my radar before I scheduled them. It was a day filled with pleasant discoveries and a little bit of disappointment. All five films took place at the same theater. Sound of Noise – Rock [...]

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Day two began with the Chinese kung fu comedy “Gallants.” Gallants – Minor Rock Fist Up “Gallants” is a charming Hong Kong comedy that combines elements of films such as “Goodbye Lenin,” and “The Karate Kid,” among others. A timid young man is sent to a small town to resolve a real estate dispute. Involved [...]

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For a summary of Fantastic Fest 2010 Days 1 and 2, click here. Here are summaries and movie-review haikus for Days 3 and 4: Day 3 – Saturday, 9/25/10 The third day featured the presentation of a lifetime achievement award to director and fight choreographer of “The Matrix” and “Kill Bill,” Yuen Woo Ping. There [...]

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Fantastic Fest 2010 is now at the halfway point. Most films have already played once, and the award ceremony will be held tonight. There will be a livestream of the ceremony here for those interested. So far there’s been a lot of great films, and a lot of amazing events and insanity in general. It’s [...]

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Fantastic Fest 2010 has started and George Hickman is covering it for Scene-Stealers. His reviews of all the movies he can cram into one week will be published here until the genre-oriented film festival is over and his bloody fingers can type no more. “14 Blades” – Minor Rock Fist Up Fantastic Fest has begun [...]

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