Author: Wil Chinchilla

Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Predators’ stirs interest with stellar cast 0

Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Predators’ stirs interest with stellar cast

An exclusive preview of Predators, produced by Robert Rodriguez and directed by Nimród Antal, showed at the intimate Alamo Ritz on Friday March 12th to a packed house. The filmmakers, along with Fox Searchlight...

SXSW Film Festival headliners sure to create a buzz 0

SXSW Film Festival headliners sure to create a buzz

The 2010 SXSW Film Festival will take place March 12-20 in the hipster capital of the U.S, Austin, Texas, where the geeks are sure to come out for this year’s headlining movies. Last year’s...

Mini characters fight a large scale apocalypse in Shane Acker’s ‘9’ 0

Mini characters fight a large scale apocalypse in Shane Acker’s ‘9’

The film 9 was first an Academy Award winning short of the same title by director Shane Acker. The short took the non-verbal Wall-E route while the new seventy-nine-minute feature consists of an entire...

Taking Woodstock aims for the unreachable 0

Taking Woodstock aims for the unreachable

Based on the trailer for Taking Woodstock, you might think it’s a comedy. Casting Demetri Martin as the lead might cement this assumption. The film may also seem like an epic biographical piece set...

Über funny or über gay, Brüno gets ballsy in America 2

Über funny or über gay, Brüno gets ballsy in America

What can be said about Sasha Baron Cohen’s latest “documentary” Brüno? With bolder quips and tricks, Cohen continues what he does best in films based on characters he originated in Da Ali G Show.

Scraping the bottom of the barrel with ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me out of Here!’ 0

Scraping the bottom of the barrel with ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me out of Here!’

Besides the change in temperature, crappy television also signals the beginning of the summer season where writers save their wit for the fall and actually “go to there” – there being vacation. While the...

Amy Poehler carries the load in ‘Parks and Recreation’ 1

Amy Poehler carries the load in ‘Parks and Recreation’

Parks and Recreation is basically a new version of The Office. There is absolutely no difference in the style, presentation, or punchline. The only real difference is that the majority of the comedy heavy-lifting...

‘Observe and Report’ is the funniest sad movie you can see 3

‘Observe and Report’ is the funniest sad movie you can see

Rape, balls, and a small penis are used for comedic purposes in telling the story of security officer Ronnie (Seth Rogen) in the new movie, Observe and Report, which premiered on Monday at SXSW.

I Love You, Man – Incredible script creates the perfect mixola 0

I Love You, Man – Incredible script creates the perfect mixola

Never go to a guy-date movie or eat dinner with another man, only lunch or after work drinks. This is the advice that Robbie (Andy Samberg) gives his brother Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd) in...

Trashwire’s Wil Chinchilla will cover SXSW 2009 0

Trashwire’s Wil Chinchilla will cover SXSW 2009

Last year’s SXSW was simply an amazing inspiring pilgrimage to the hippie Mecca on the south side of America. On behalf of Trashwire.com, I am able to go to the 2009 festival, and this...

SXSW Review: 21 1

SXSW Review: 21

A special screening of the new film 21 took place at the Paramount Theater in Austin, TX as part of the SXSW Film Festival. The film is about a group of MIT students who travel to Las Vegas on weekends to count cards and win big. After the screening, members of the cast and crew did a Q&A with the audience.

SXSW Review: Año Uña 0

SXSW Review: Año Uña

Año Uña is a movie that definitely defies the regular rules of film because it tells the story in a sequence of 24 photographs flipped as the story progresses. The story takes place in modern day America and in Mexico and, just as the language changes, so do the subtitles, from translated English, to translated Spanish. This premiere seemed well suited for SXSW because the Mexican and American conflicts are definitely felt in Austin, Texas with full force.

SXSW Review: Goliath 0

SXSW Review: Goliath

SXSW film festival held a special screening of a film called Goliath, named for a cat who is owned by an unnamed main character. This middle aged male character (David Zellner) is experiencing the bad luck in life and nothing is going right. He is getting a divorce, he is demoted from his job, and on top of it all, he just lost his cat, Goliath. In his utter loneliness he devotes his time to watching obscure Asian porn and doing housework.

Trashwire’s Wil Chinchilla to cover SXSW 2008 3

Trashwire’s Wil Chinchilla to cover SXSW 2008

An astounding nine regional movie premieres will be taking place at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival in Austin, TX. All of these premieres are early screenings of new mainstream movies that will serve as a testing ground for how the films will be marketed and distributed to the rest of America. The only major difference from a regular trip to the movies is that, at these screenings, there is a major opportunity to see the cast of the films and chat with them about each production.

Trashwire writer Wil Chinchilla will be covering SXSW for Trashwire, so keep checking back for more from the fest.