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Q&A: Adam Boster on Making Movies in the Midwest at Boster Castle Studios, Slasher.Com & More

Having worked as an actor, editor, musician, director, producer, stuntman, and model-maker in his nearly three decades in filmmaking, Adam Boster knows the industry inside and out, and he's using that knowledge to help independent filmmakers get the most bang for their buck at Boster Castle Studios, a studio in the Midwest that takes a practical, efficient approach to making movies, with ample amounts of resources available for directors.

With the new film now on DVD and VOD, we caught up with Boster for our latest Q&A feature to discuss producing and acting in the new movie from Chip Gubera, as well as working with Casper Van Dien in the upcoming movie Darkness Reigns and what the future holds for Boster Castle Studios.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Adam. What attracted you to the story of and your character, Agent Hunter?
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Tribeca Film Fest Welcomes World Preems From Keith Miller, Lou Howe, Rapp, Lipes, Renzi, Tristan Patterson, Curry & Yu

By the looks of it, the Tribeca Film Festival might finally be growing out of their awkward teenage phase and moving into a new era where the nab more than just Sundance and SXSW festival rejects. Artistic Director Frederic Boyer has managed to nab some noteworthy American indie projects such as Lou Howe’s Gabriel (see pic above), Keith Miller’s Five Star, Adam Rapp’s Loitering with Intent, and Tristan Patterson’s Electric Slide.

On the docu front, we’ve got the latest from the likes of notable documentarians Marshall Curry and Jessica Yu. Think Ewan McGregor’s Long Way Round meets child solider movie for Curry’s awesomely titled Point and Shoot — where the Libyan rebel army take hold of Curry’s subject. Yu moves from water shortage in Last Call at the Oasis (read our review) to the biggest pandemic of all; Misconception looks at the consequences
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Tribeca 2014: Festival lineup includes 55 world premieres

Tribeca 2014: Festival lineup includes 55 world premieres
The 13th Tribeca Film Festival has announced half its slate for next month’s New York celebration, which runs April 16-27. Culled from more than 6,000 submissions, Tribeca 2014 includes 55 world premieres, 37 first-time filmmakers, and 22 female directors. “Variously inspired by individual interests and experience and driven by an intense sensibility of style, the array of new filmmaking voices in this year’s competition is especially impressive and I think memorable,” said Frederic Boyer, Tribeca’s artistic director. “The range of American subcultures and international genres represented here are both eclectic and wide reaching.”

On April 17, Gabriel will open the World Narrative competition,
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"Shameless" 3.06 Recap: Gay Robots

Somehow, against considerable odds - including a Gay Men's Chorus, copious musical numbers and Barbra Effing Streisand - last night's Shameless actually managed to out-gay the Oscars.

Here's how!

We start with Brittany from Social Services packing the Gallagher kids into a minivan like Chicago's most dangerous tee-ball team. She's apparently managed to place wee Liam and Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) in a foster home together, while Debs (Emma Kenney) will be on her own at another home and Lip (Jeremy Allen White) and Ian (Cameron Monaghan) will be housed in some sort of juvie prison camp. This has Lord of the Flies written all over it, and I don't like it. As they depart, Fiona (Emmy Rossum) asks Brittany who reported them but she's not talking. Fiona assures the kids that they'll be home before long, reminding them that last time it was only for nine days.

This is very sad.
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Two clips from Danny Phantom: Season 1 - Arriving on DVD September 13!

Season one of Danny Phantom is coming to DVD on September 13 and we have two cool clips for you. Watch the clips below and share your thoughts!

Here is a description of the DVD from the Press Release:

Part boy, part ghost Danny Phantom, one of Nickelodeon’s most popular animated characters, finally arrives on DVD! Get ready to hunt ghosts on September 13, 2011, when Shout! Factory releases Danny Phantom: Season One on DVD. Featuring all 20 spooky and hilarious episodes, Danny Phantom: Season One follows the adventures of Danny Fenton – a regular boy by day, a ghost hunter by night except that as fate would have it, he’s part boy part ghost! Long anticipated by fans, Danny Phantom: Season One has not been available in stores until now. A must have for Nickelodeon fans and DVD collectors, the four-disc DVD set will retail nationwide for $29.93.

Aside from other-worldly action,
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Fantastic Fest 2011 Announces Final wave of Film Programming

September is the busiest month for the Sound On Sight team with Telluride, Tiff, Pop Montreal, The Atlantic Film Festival, New York Film Festival and yes Fantastic Fest. Starting September 22nd anyone interested in genre film will have their eyes on Fantastic Fest, one of the biggest and possibly coolest fests in the world. After months waiting, the organizers have finally announced the final wave of programming. Here is the press release.

Austin, TX–Wednesday, September 7th, 2011– Fantastic Fest is excited to announce its final wave of feature film programming including the world premiere of The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence on opening night courtesy of IFC Midnight and Comic-con Episode IV: A Fan’S Hope on closing night.

The Human Centipede became a cultural sensation after its premiere at Fantastic Fest in 2009 where it won Best Horror Film and Best Actor. The festival is excited to welcome back director
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Final Wave for Fantastic Fest Fest 2011 Announced

Wow. In two weeks, Michael and I will begin our 14 hour drive from St. Louis to Austin. We are super excited to be attending and giving you guys advance reviews of films that, more than likely, every horror and genre loving freak out there will want to read. The final wave has been announced and while we only see that we got one more hit on our prediction list, I’m still happy with what was announced. We will be attending the World Premiere of The Human Centipede Part 2: Full Sequence and the new film from the directors of Inside, Livid. Much more is in store so read beyond the break.

From the Press Release:

Fantastic Fest is excited to announce its final wave of feature film programming including the world premiere of The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence on opening night courtesy of IFC Midnight and Comic-con Episode
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Fantastic Fest 2011 Final Wave Includes World Premiere Of ‘The Human Centipede 2′

We're mere weeks away from the craziest genre films in the world invading Austin, Texas for Fantastic Fest 2011. They've already announced not one [1], but two waves [2] of films that'll screen at the festival and now the third and final wave has been revealed. It includes the opening night, world premiere of The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence, the closing night U.S. premiere of Morgan Spurlock's new documentary Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, the much anticipated Juan of the Dead, Sundance darling Take Shelter, a 30th anniversary screening of An American Werewolf in London with Rick Baker in person and poster by Olly Moss and more. Plus, Drafthouse CEO Tim League will be fighting bare-knuckle brawler James Quinn McDonagh to usher in the a screening of the documentary [3] Knuckle. Read the full third wave of films and see some hype videos for the fight after the jump.
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Fantastic Fest adds Comic-Con doc, “Human Centipede” sequel

By Sean O’Connell Only the folks at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin would try and use the words “Fantastic” and “Human Centipede” in the same sentence. Yet it’s that unique taste in spectacular genre cinema that keeps thousands flocking to Fantastic Fest in Austin each fall, and this year’s slate shouldn’t disappoint.

Tom Six’s sequel to his vile “Human Centipede” will hold its world premiere on opening night of this year’s Fantastic Fest, which runs Sept. 22-29 in Austin, Tex.

Other notable films programmed for this year’s fest include a retrospective screening of John Landis’s “An American Werewolf in London,” the Texas premiere of Jeff Nichols’s “Take Shelter,” and Morgan Spurlock’s “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope,” which will close this year’s event.

The full slate is below:

A Boy And His Samurai (2011)

Us Premiere

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura,
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