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Screamfest 2019 – Best Of Fest ‘Wrap Up’

Well, it’s over folks!  The illustrious Screamfest Film Festival 2019 and our comprehensive coverage have both come to an end and what a ruckus ride it has been. With sixty-five reviews, two in-depth interviews and six articles both of the Coleman’s have been hard at work.  But they say goodbye with their winners of what they think are the cream of the Child of the Corn crop.  That’s right it’s the…

 

 

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Screamfest 2019 – Final Father/Son Feature Film Reviews

Even though Screamfest Film Festival 2019 has finished its glorious run, there are still a few movie review blood and gore bits to clean up.  So in their final tandem set of critical dissections here is the father and son team of Jason and Michael each taking on their own respective reviews of some of the features not yet examined via this years’ crop – sixteen here to be exact.  From serial killers to dangerous dames unknown, here are the duos….Final Film Reviews!

 

 

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Screamfest 2019 – Forty-Seven Short Film Reviews

The 2019 Screamfest Film Festival may be officially over but we’re still going strong in our coverage via WhySoBlu and there are more many more films to dissect.  (So many flicks, so little time!)  With only a few more articles to go this one is dedicated to the genre outings short in stature as we dissect a whopping forty-seven short films all of which screened at this year’s fest. From sentimental zombie stories to grannies with gut slashing gumption here’s the skinny on all things short film!

 

 

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Screamfest 2019 – ‘The Wave’ Director Gille Klabin Talks Mixing Genres (Plus Bonus Five-Star Review!)

The ever-amazing Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2019 (go to www.screamfestla.com for more details!) taking place October 8th – 17th at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in LA at the Hollywood and Highland Center is still going strong with the frightful flicks unspooling fast and furious.  But what to do when you come across a flick that is not only utterly original but also firmly entrenches itself in your top 10 films of the year?  It’s feature time!

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Screamfest 2019 – Undead “Eat Brains Love” Knows How To Bring Characters To Life (Movie Review)

In today’s horror laden movie climate zombies have become a dime a dozen.  Long gone are the days of Romero’s stark new vision of flesh eating ghouls as the walking dead have literally gone mainstream.  Thus it takes some utterly original tinkering to make any such film a standout, but fortunately the latest cinematic outing involving the undead from helmer Rodman Flender titled Eat Brains Love has just enough humor, quirk and highly memorable characters to make it rise above the buried alive fray and live again.

 

 

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Screamfest 2019 Interview: “Eat Brains Love” Director Rodman Flender Talks Horror, Humor and Subverting Expectations

With the amazing Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2019 (go to www.screamfestla.com for more details!) taking place October 8th – 17th at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in LA at the Hollywood and Highland Center soon to be underway it felt right to delve into things head on (or off!) by digging the grave a tad deeper and getting some insight into the opening night film titled Eat Brains Love.  (Catchy!)  And who better to provide the inside skinny on all things love and zombie related than the very man who made the film.  (We go right to the horse’s mouth for our comprehensive coverage!)

 

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Screamfest 2019 – “What To See” (Father & Son Edition!)

For those who live in Los Angeles and have a love for all things horror, October is the month to watch for in that it houses the ultimate genre festival of the year – the beyond compare Screamfest 2019!  That’s right fright fans, for those who need their blood bucket filled to the movie brim the Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2019 (go to www.screamfestla.com for more details!) taking place October 8th – 17th at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in LA at the Hollywood and Highland Center is on the dark horizon and as usual this year’s crop looks to be a wondrous mix of both blood and gore for the conservative yet cannibalistic cinephile.  From creepy features to scary shorts, the line up for Screamfest 2019 proves once again why the yearly event is the king of seeking out the outstanding in the realm of what makes us scared.  And since there is such an abundance of savory unsettling selections this year, both film critic Jason Coleman and his proud movie-loving pop Michael Coleman will be working in tandem to bring the skinny on the full crop of horror hopefuls.  (Two movie geeks for the price of one!)  But as always first up are the initial impressions on what they think are the hot tickets of the fest.  Father and son coverage time… it’s What To See’!

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My First Experience w/ The LFL: Austin Acoustic v. L.A. Temptation

LFL Austin Acoustic v LA Temptation LFL ExperienceI’ve lived in the Austin area for over six years now and let me tell you, having lived in Cleveland my entire life I miss professional sports something awful.  I can’t get into the minor league sports here like baseball, basketball and hockey.  Just like college sports they ain’t my thing.  I’m a big leaguer!  When I tell people this they usual rebuttal by saying this is a college town or more recently professional sports are coming to Austin, TX.  Yes folks, it’s an MLS soccer team (yawn) that will be known as Austin FC.  Their logo is even that of a tree.  How boring can you get?  Don’t answer that.  It was a rhetorical question.  But wait!  What’s this “football” league here, which I somehow never heard of before?  Who are the Austin Acoustic?  Fret not.  You’re in the right place to a get a crash course on both.  Follow me onto the proverbial field down below, but not before I post a picture of my new favorite LFL quarterback (as you’ll quickly tell I’m very much into this). Continue reading ‘My First Experience w/ The LFL: Austin Acoustic v. L.A. Temptation’

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Rom Com Fest 2019 – Five Features & Six Short Film Reviews

There’s a wrap on the 1st ever Rom Com Fest 2019 (go to www.romcomfest.com) and what an event it was.  Desserts were plentiful, tears ran rampant and love was truly in the air.  But before we bid a fond farewell to the to films that make our hearts swoon, I’m taking a critical look back at the latest flicks that unspooled this year for your maximum review coverage reading.  Consisting of five features and six shorts all within the realm of romance and hilarity here are the skinny on the films that made up this year’s fest an unforgettable one.  Here are my…Rom Com Fest 2019 Reviews.

 

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Rom Com Fest 2019 – ‘What To See’

Well hello WhySoBlu.com readers – blast from the past movie critic Jason Coleman reporting for damn fine film fest duty!  Still on cinematic retirement, but compelled to share some tasty movie goings on with all of you (think of me as merely a gopher sticking his head above ground to survey the lay of the land ala Caddyshack!) and there is an upcoming event I wanted to bring attention to.   One with originality, a ton of movie “must sees” and that, had me hello – the first ever Rom Com Fest!  That’s right, for those looking for a little passion in their picture mixed with silly in their screening, the Los Angeles based Rom Com Fest (taking place June 20-23, 2019 at the Downtown Independent Theater – go to www.romcomfest.com for more info!) is just the ticket seeking to “celebrate love through film and experiences” and being a sucker for cinematic matters of the heart, it’s one fest I’m not going to miss.  (And yes, a multi-review article of the various flicks unspooling will follow!)

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LA Film Festival 2018 – Best Of Fest ‘Wrap Up’

And the curtain has fallen!  That’s right you film fans, the famed LA Film Festival 2018 is over and gone, but it definitely left some damn fine flicks in its movie wake.  And after the WhySoBlu.com comprehensive coverage this year that included a milestone forty-three film reviews we’re ready to put this years most diverse fest ever to cinematic bed.  So in conclusion below is the traditional final article in which both Jason Coleman and his movie-loving father Michael both choose their personal favorites in four respective categories from the class of 2018.  Rounding out their love of all things LA Film Festival here are the selections via the…

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LA Film Festival 2018 – Final Father/Son Film Reviews

It’s almost time to lower the curtain film fans!  This year’s LA Film Festival is officially over but WhySoBlu.com is still going cinematically strong with this second to last article with eleven indie reviews to round out the 2018 coverage.  From tales of chef’s with a past passion to flicks about rehab and music, the Coleman’s have been hard at work and with the below crop they are close to the movie dissecting finish line – it’s time for Jason and Michael’s…Final Film Reviews.

 

 

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LA Film Festival 2018 – More Father/Son Film Reviews

Movies, movies, movies!  The yearly Los Angeles Film Festival (taking place September 20-28 – go to www.lafilmfestival.com for info!) is well underway and the flicks are unspooling fast and furious.  With only a few more days to check out budding filmmakers indie wares, the Coleman duo are hitting the movies like their lives depended on it – and beyond!  So below are twelve cinematic dissections to keep the film fest train moving, everything from tales of dramatic and horrific doubles to cowboys looking for a place to hang their hat, here via Jason and Michael are…More Father/Son Film Reviews!

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LA Film Festival 2018 – Twenty First Film Reviews

Head’s up – LA is in full film fest mode fans!  That’s right cinefiles, the prestigious and uber-diverse Los Angeles Film Festival 2018  taking place September 20-28 at various Arclight Cinemas and other movie houses around LA (hit up www.lafilmfestival.com for info!) is in full swing and there’s a little something for everybody.  (Retro screenings go from Half Baked to Mystic Pizza – it’s a wide cinematic spectrum for sure!)  Both the Coleman’s – the younger critic Jason and his elder film father Michael – have been burning the midnight movie oil to get those interested the skinny on what the fest has to offer this year.  So to get things started the Coleman’s combined are presenting a massive twenty feature-film reviews below right off the bat (oh, there’s even more coming people!) to get Indie freaks in the mood.  From tales of quirky disenchantment to murder mysteries with a soft porn edge, there are Jason and Michael’s…First Film Reviews!

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LA Film Festival 2018 – ‘What To See’

For those who says there’s simply not enough films to watch these days, it’s time for naysayers to rejoice – film festival time!  That’s right you eager movie maniacs, the amazing and inspired looking Los Angeles Film Festival 2018 is about to hit and this year is looking to be as tasty as ever.  Taking place September 20-28 at various Arclight Cinemas and other movie houses around LA (hit up www.lafilmfestival.com for all the Indie cinema skinny!), LA Film Fest 2018 boasts such a diverse and daring line up that it truly has to be seen to be believed.  From tales of masked Latino vigilantes to African American revenge thrillers the fest is once again movie mirroring the melting pot in which it’s located.

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Skyline Sound & Cinema Rooftop Series ‘I, Tonya’ w/Tonya Harding In Person – A Photo Tour

Recently the Alamo Drafthouse (which will have an LA location in the future!) and The Bloc (a new awesome open-air plaza where Drafthouse LA will be hanging its hat hopefully soon!) have teamed up to provide downtown Los Angeles fans with an unforgettable outdoor movie watching experience they have titled the Skyline Sound & Cinema Rooftop Series.  Taking place atop the roof of the famed Bloc at Flower and 7th, the very cool series which features local food venders and special event extras is vast becoming a must see ticket event. (Their first one featuring the Hugh Jackman music extravaganza The Greatest Showman was a blast and the next few features include The Princess Bride and iconic Die Hard!) Continue reading ‘Skyline Sound & Cinema Rooftop Series ‘I, Tonya’ w/Tonya Harding In Person – A Photo Tour’

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Dances With Films Festival 2018 – Best Of Fest ‘Wrap Up’

It’s officially over folks!  That’s right you film fans, our comprehensive coverage of the Dances With Films Festival 2018 via father/son team Jason and Michael Coleman was a huge undertaking and the Coleman clan met the challenge head on with gusto.  With a gigantic seven articles, over eighty-seven feature and short film reviews and even a featured tag-team interview with our favorites Christopher Soren Kelly and Jessica Graham, this year’s coverage was a massive cinematic success.  So to give a final goodbye to all things DWF 2018 the two Coleman’s are giving their personal picks of the films they loved most of all.  (They even agreed in both the feature doc and short film categories!)  From top Narrative Features dealing with everything from female empowerment to race in America and to an actress that shines with sass and sarcasm and an actor with a serious sullen side who both snag the acting prizes, for better or worse these are their winners.   Here are the final picks via this last article featuring the… Continue reading ‘Dances With Films Festival 2018 – Best Of Fest ‘Wrap Up’’

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Dances With Films 2018 – Final Father/Son Film Reviews

This is it film fans!  (Well – almost it!)  The 21st Annual Dances With Films Festival 2018 is over and what a massive amount of Indie cinema there was.  Our Coleman critic team of Jason and Michael each took on their fair share of flicks and as a result more movies got covered this year than in any other previous.  They are still putting together their very own Best of Fest ‘Wrap Up’ where they choose their own selection of winners in each respective category, but just before that hits they have some final film reviews to pass along.  So below are seventeen reviews – fifteen features, one documentary feature and one doc short – that will finish out their critical skinny for this year’s crop.  Check out reviews of Antiquities, The Best People, In This Gray Place, At The End Of The Day, Deany Bean Is Dead, Concrete Kids, Double Eagle Ranch, A Brilliant Monster, Purdah and Al Imam all below! Continue reading ‘Dances With Films 2018 – Final Father/Son Film Reviews’

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