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'Bad Milo' Red Band Trailer Likes Big Butts and It Cannot Lie

There's nothing Hollywood loves more than high concept movies. You know, things like "a shark attacks a tourist town" ("Jaws"), "a kid's toys come to life" ("Toy Story") or "snakes on a plane" (the can't-accuse-this-title-of-being-misleading "Snakes on a Plane").

But sometimes there are stories that are so freakin' weird, even Hollywood can't wrap its collective mind around the thing — such as the, um, plot-line explored in this new red band trailer for the indie sensation "Bad Milo," via Yahoo! Movies.

Are you ready for the uberweird answer to "what if a monster crawled out of your butt?" Get More »

Watch: Trailer For SXSW Smash 'Short Term 12'

At this year's South by Southwest Film Festival there were a lot of high profile movies that only garnered limp shrugs and seesawing hands when you would ask the festival's hardcore how they were. But there was one movie had everyone in rapturous "OMG YOU'VE GOT TO SEE IT" mode, and that movie was "Short Term 12." The affecting drama, written and directed by "I Am Not a Hipster" filmmaker Destin Cretton, won both the Grand Jury Prize award and the Audience Award at SXSW (a rare feat indeed), and based on this trailer, it's easy to see why. Get More »

This Trailer Has a 'Big Ass Spider'

Big Ass Spider Epic Productions

There's nothing metaphorical about that title; this is indeed a movie about a very large arachnid.

You wish you were going to SXSW, 'cause if you were, you'd be able to catch the world premiere of "Big Ass Spider" (or, rather, "Big Ass Spider!"), a film that follows in the footsteps of other creature features such as "Snakes on a Plane" in that the title serves as the pitch. Get More »

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'Borat' Fans Will Worship the Fake-Guru Doc 'Kumare'

Kino Lorber Films

Disappointed that Sacha Baron Cohen's latest movie chose to forgo his controversial prankster tactics? Fear not -- Indian-American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi has come to save the day.

In the SXSW Film Festival award-winner "Kumare," Gandhi dupes a handful of all white Americans into believing he's a spiritual guru. Why he chooses to embark on this journey is what fuels the curiosity factor of this provocative documentary. One thing's for sure: "Kumare" was made to ruffle a few feathers. Get More »

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Q&A: 'Breaking Dawn' Costar Angela Sarafyan on Finding Her 'American Animal'

Angela Sarafyan
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Angela Sarafyan is on top of her game and playing the field. In the last couple of years, the young Armenian-American actress has dipped her toe in TV (costarring with Colin Hanks on the short-lived Fox series "The Good Guys") and big-budget tentpoles (she's Tia in "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"). She's currently filming James Gray's "Low Life," in which she plays Marion Cotillard's sister.

In the new indie "American Animal," Sarafyan is Angela, a friend of Jimmy's (writer-director Matt D'Elia) who, along with Jimmy's roommate and her friend (also named Angela), becomes sucked into a madcap world of pop culture and personal torture. It's part comedy, part drama and like nothing you'd expect.

Sarafyan talked to us at last year's SXSW about the innovative process of working on "American Animal," along with details on why shooting a "Twilight" movie isn't that different then a tiny, micro-budget indie. Get More »

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SXSW Preview: 12 Movies We're Psyched to See

21 Jump Street
Columbia Pictures

South by Southwest starts on March 9, and Sundance had better watch its back.

Although Park City's film festival still reigns supreme as America's preeminent independent film event, Austin's SXSW is running a close second. The reason? It's cooler. And we're not talking the temperature. Get More »

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Rebecca Hall Is Beautiful as Usual in 'A Bag of Hammers' Trailer

Trailer Addict

South by Southwest is slowly coming to close. Are we sad? Of course. For every new movie release, there's a trailer. They're like bits of happiness that can be cracked open during work -- assuming your PC monitor isn't in your boss's eye line.

The latest trailer from the fest, "A Bag of Hammers," was posted to the web in conjunction with film's premiere. The footage is delightful, mostly because it features the impossibly beautiful Rebecca Hall. Get More »

Exclusive Q&A: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Are Road Trippin' in 'Paul'

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in Paul

They put their own spin on the zombie movie with "Shaun of the Dead" and the action genre with "Hot Fuzz," and now Simon Pegg and Nick Frost work their magic on another cinematic classic: the road movie (or the alien movie, depending on how you look at it).

"Paul" finds the British actors taking a trip across the deserts of the American southwest and having an extremely close encounter along the way. While passing Area 51, they pick up Paul, a three-foot, wide-eyed alien with a penchant for drinking, smoking, farting and crude insults. And he's voiced by Seth Rogen. How can you not love him? Get More »

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SXSW 2011: 9 Movies We Can't Wait to See


South By Southwest is like the renegade cousin of prim and pristine Sundance. The film portion of the Austin, Texas-based festival has been kicking for seventeen glorious years, with a week of innovative films by a mix of emerging filmmakers, fresh faces, established talent and a few of the best hold-overs from Sundance.

SXSW finds its roots in rock and roll, and that spirit is alive and burning in this year's film selections. Horror flicks, music docs, sci-fi adventures, introspective dramas, off-kilter comedies and hedgehogs who love drinking beer -- no stone goes unturned.

Here are nine movies we're dying to see, but you can see the full slate over at the official SXSW film site. Get More »

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Natalie Portman Set Fires in 'Hesher' Trailer

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in "Hesher"
Wrekin Hill Entertainment

An Oscar nomination carries more weight than you'd think.

Like magic, the honor helps unearth projects that have been lying dormant for years. Such is the case with "Hesher," a film that debuted at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and is finally nearing the end of the tunnel: a proposed theatrical release in April.

The sudden release isn't surprising - with Best Actress nominee (and frontrunner) Natalie Portman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt of "Inception" in the cast and hitting the peak of their buzz, it's the perfect time for a smaller film like "Hesher" to hit public eye. Especially a movie as offbeat as "Hesher." Get More »

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