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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: Barely time to breathe

BY SEAN O’CONNELL You could spend an entire day walking Austin’s riverside. Wide hammocks are set up at regular intervals, inviting you to plop down and snooze in the sunlight. More motivated people are pushing kayaks into the water for a row, or renting bicycles that look just like the one[...]

Joy Behar, Cynthia Nixon among this year’s recipients of media awards from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

Joy Behar, Cynthia Nixon and the ABC drama series “Brothers & Sisters” are among this year’s recipients of media awards from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Presented Saturday in New York, winners of the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards also include the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” MSNBC’s[...]

SXSW: Rodriguez introduces key ‘Predators’ collaborators at an exclusive screening

BY TODD GILCHRIST On Friday night, while the streets of Austin teemed with carousing co-eds and festival attendees, Robert Rodriguez hosted an exclusive screening of footage from his upcoming production of Predators, a reimagining-cum-sequel to the 1987 action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The director, who was enlisted by Fox 2000 to[...]

SXSW: Horror Director Matt Reeves Speaks!

BY TODD GILCHRIST Matt Reeves talks about find the right way to ‘Let Me In.’ At a panel entitled Directing the Dead: Horror Directors Spill Their Guts, Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) offered a few insights about the process of making “Let Me In,” his remake of the acclaimed Norwegian horror film Let[...]

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: Zombieland’ director Ruben Fleischer on the inevitability of 3-D zombies

BY TODD GILCHRIST During a South By Southwest panel about the future of horror filmmaking, Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer confessed that he would have loved for his acclaimed 2009 debut to have been in 3-D. “When I look at Zombieland and I think about some of the cool shots that I’m[...]

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[...]
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