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SXSW buzz makes “Trainwreck” a comedy to watch out for

Yesterday evening, folks at South By Southwest (or SXSW) got to see an early glimpse at Trainwreck, the new film from A-list comedy director Judd Apatow. Penned by and starring Amy Schumer, the pairing of those minds held tons of potential, so I was waiting with baited breath to hear[...]

SXSW: Mel Gibson’s “The Beaver” leads our list of 15 must-see films

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We have a little bit of time to process the extensive South By Southwest film line up, which was unveiled by festival programmers earlier this week. This year’s event, scheduled to take over beautiful Austin, Texas from March 11 to 19, will showcase 130 features including 60[...]

SXSW 2011 officially open for submissions

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It’s appropriate that, as details of a “Kick-Ass” sequel start to hit the wires, we turn our attention to the festival which helped launch Matthew Vaughn’s superhero comedy last spring: South By Southwest (SXSW). Festival organizers announced today that the 2011 SXSW has begun accepting submissions and registrations[...]

SXSW: Chloe Sevigny out of her comfort zone in ‘Barry Munday’

BY SEAN O’CONNELL “I still don’t think I’m that comedic in this film,” Chloe Sevigny said with a laugh. That’s not exactly what you want to hear from the star of a comedy. But Sevigny, in all honesty, might be the sixth or seventh funniest person in the all-star “Barry Munday”[...]

SXSW: Jonah Hill plans transition to directing

BY SEAN O’CONNELL Jonah Hill thinks he’s typecast. Talking to a handful of film writers at South By Southwest on Sunday, Hill said casual moviegoers probably only know him from his boisterous, foul-mouthed role in the teen comedy “Superbad.” And he’s OK with that, but it’s a thin slice of the[...]

SXSW: Edward Norton delves into ‘Leaves of Grass’

BY SEAN O’CONNELL Edward Norton stars alongside Keri Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon and … well, Edward Norton in Tim Blake Nelson’s “Leaves of Grass,” a twisty concoction of drug comedy and true-crime dramatics that blows the lid off of the drug-trading practices of Oklahoma’s Jewish community. As if you expected[...]

SXSW: First look at Rodriguez ‘Predators’ sequel

BY SEAN O’CONNELL First, the bad news. My 30 minute layover between flight connections yesterday turned into a 9 hour endurance test, which ensured that my South By Southwest experience stalled in Atlanta instead of Austin. Many of you know this. Thanks for the sympathy tweets. I missed “Kick-Ass.” I missed[...]

SXSW: ‘Kick-Ass,’ ‘Leaves of Grass’ and flight delays on Day 1

BY SEAN O’CONNELL Somebody is trying to tell me something. As you read, my laptop fried yesterday. But I trudged on, with the annual South By Southwest Film Festival in my sights. I’m still waiting to get there. [follow Sean’s travel odyssey on TWITTER.COM/HOLLYWOODNEWS minute by minute. Because Delta arrived in ATL[...]

SXSW: Festival preview, and off to a rough start

BY SEAN O’CONNELL We all have computer horror stories, where laptops die at the worst possible time. Here’s my latest. Roughly 24 hours before I’m due to board a plane for Austin to cover my first South By Southwest Film Festival, an annual Mecca for lovers of film, music and interactive[...]

MacGruber leads SXSW 2010 Features Lineup

BY STAFF The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival is thrilled to announce the complete features lineup for this year’s Festival, March 12 – 20, 2010 in Austin, Texas. Over the course of nine days, 119 features will screen at the festival, with 55 of those having their[...]