Tags : Fantastic Fest

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Dolemite Is My Name

As a teenager in the 90s I had all of my Eddie Murphy VHS tapes proudly displayed on the wooden shelf attached to my waterbed. Eddie was the king and his movies had prime position in my collection next to the original Star Wars trilogy, the James Bond Collection (I was a Roger Moore guy), […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2019 Recap and Film Ranking

Hello fellow earthlings! The dust has settled on another Fantastic Fest and I survived to tell the tale. It was an unforgettable week full of marvelous movies and fun events. The last time I checked in I had seen 18 movies in the first 4 days of the fest and I was still going strong. […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2019 Update

Hello, friendos! Today kicks off the second half of Fantastic Fest, the finest film festival this country has to offer. I’ve been here 4 days and I’ve seen 18 movies. There have been zero stinkers, one film that wasn’t really my thing, and several that I’m already itching to see again. I have not yet […]Read More

Fantastic Fest Turns 15!

Greetings film freaks, movie geeks, and other peeps! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! Fantastic Fest kicks off Thursday, September 19th and runs through Thursday, September 26th at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, TX. If you’ve never attended or (God forbid) you’re not a rabid fan of cinema, allow me to […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Bodied

I recently watched Joseph Khan’s battle rap movie┬áBodied again for the first time since seeing it at Fantastic Fest in 2017. It was officially released this year and is now available to watch on YouTube. I had fun watching it at the festival, but I didn’t fully embrace it and I wanted to give it […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2018 Is Breathing Down Our Necks

Excuse my overt enthusiasm, but I am having a hard time containing my excitement right now. Fantastic Fest kicks off tomorrow!! It’s the best week of the year for many freaks and geeks who annually flock to Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, TX to binge on cinema for 8 days. (September 20-27) I already […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2018 Preview

Hello fellow film friends! Summer’s almost over and Fantastic Fest is less than a month away! There is much news to relay before the 8 day film festival extravaganza kicks off on September 20th at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, TX. It’s goin’ down! If you’ve never been to Fantastic Fest, here’s the skinny. […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: 78/52

As a longtime fan of Alfred Hitchcock’s films, one of my most anticipated screenings at Fantastic Fest 2017 was Alexandre O. Philippe’s new documentary, 78/52. The 91 minute doc is an all-encompassing look at the revolutionary shower scene in the Master of Suspense’s 1960 film, Psycho. The title refers to the number of camera setups […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2017 Recap

Hello movie fiends and film freaks! Fantastic Fest 2017 recently took place in Austin, TX and once again, the 8 day film festival was stuffed to the gills with a smorgasbord of international cinematic offerings to devour. Like previous years I went all out, forgoing rest to pack in as many screenings and events as […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2017 First Wave Of Programming Announced!

  There’s no finer time of the year and no film festival that remotely compares with the 8 days of unbridled genre lunacy and (often alcohol fueled) fun that is Fantastic Fest. It seems an almost impossible feat but every year somehow manages to be better than the rest. Consisting of predominately World and North […]Read More

MONDO Gallery’s 5 Year Anniversary

March 10th when they opened the doors to their new gallery located at 4115 Guadalupe St. Austin, TX. Mondo Tee’s shook up the local scene, but more importantly, they shook up the hobby. Mondo made a name for themselves by selling limited edition screen printed posters for our favorite movies. But from a business model […]Read More

Movie Review: John Wick: Chapter 2

John Wick a.k.a. The Boogeyman a.k.a. Mr. Headshot is back and fans have reason to get excited. Writer Derek Kolstad, director Chad Stahelski, and of course, the man himself (Keanu Reeves) have returned with a sequel worthy of its predecessor. John Wick: Chapter 2 is stylish, unpredictable, and loads of fun. It furthers the story […]Read More

Top 50 Films of 2016

Howdy, film fans! 2016 came and went and somewhere in there I watched 900 movies. More than 250 of them were first time viewings of new releases, and while the year got off to a slow start, it came through in the clutch with a bevy of cinematic gems to behold. Since Top 10 lists […]Read More

FF 2016 Fantastic Recap: Part 1

It was one for the ages. We laughed, we cried, and our brains slowly fried as we indulged in a gluttonous week of glorious cinema. Fantastic Fest 2016 came and went (September 22-29) and in a whirlwind 8 days of movies, parties, and events, I managed to see 37 feature-length films, a bunch of shorts, […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2016 Preview

Hello, ladies and gentlemen. It’s on! Ready or not, Fantastic Fest kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, September 22nd and runs through Thursday, September 29th. Movie freaks and geeks from around the world flock to the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, TX for the most fun, least pretentious film festival in the cosmos. For 8 days, […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2016: 1st Wave Announcement!

Woohoo! Hello friendos, it’s that time of the year again. Fantastic Fest (‘Nerd Christmas’ to us film geeks) runs from September 22nd through the 29th this year, and I am very excited! This will be my third year covering the most fun, least pretentious film festival on this spinning marble of madness, and if it’s […]Read More

“MondoCon: Close Encounters of the Third Con” ON SALE NOW

Tickets On Sale Now For “MondoCon: Close Encounters of the Third Con” Featuring Massive Lineup of World Renowned Artists Austin, TX–July 27 2016– Mondo is pleased to announce tickets are on sale for the third annual MondoCon along with an initial lineup of exhibitors and artists. MondoCon 2016 will take place October 22nd and 23rd […]Read More