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Why Virgin America is Entering the Dallas Film Festival (and Giving Away Flights)

April 2, 2015 at 5:12 PM | by | ()

Here's the thing. Virgin America's April Fool's prank of starting flights to Branson, MO already happened, so this next announcement can't be another prank (even if sounds like one).

The airline, which last year introduced a 5-hour, 45-minute film of a "BLAH Airlines" flight from Newark to San Francisco, is taking the film to a real film festival, with a prize component!

The film, a fictional (albeit strikingly realistic) portrayal of the interminably boring transcontinental flights of legacy airlines like United, has garnered over 814,000 views and actual film reviews; we even named it the Best Viral Travel Video of 2014. Now, the lengthy feature will show on April 10 as part of the Dallas International Film Festival, and the airline is seeking audience members.

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What We Learned at Berlin's Porn Film Festival

Where: Berlin, Germany
November 5, 2014 at 3:56 PM | by | ()

We get it. Porn festival? You’re hesitant, probably imagining the unrealistic sexcapades, neck-bearded men in trench coats, and theater seats equipped with lotion and tissue paper. Whatever your preconceived notions of a porn film festival may be, at Berlin’s Porn Film Festival last week, not to say none of the above occurred, but, well, none of that really occurred.

The festival stretched over four days at Cinema Moviemento in Kreuzberg and included lectures from prominent producers, porn workshops, and, obviously, an extensive range of films from softcore to hardcore to—err, how to put this—zombie porn.

So after spending roughly five days consuming more porn than a fifteen-year-old boy home alone on a Saturday night, here were some of our favorite lessons from this year’s Berlin Porn Film Festival.

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Three Drive-In Movie Theaters with Halloween Film Festivals

October 17, 2014 at 3:12 PM | by | ()

If you're a scary movie fan you know October is the most wonderful time of the year. And, a few of the country's remaining Drive-In theaters have special events and screenings planned all month long just for you. Check out what three of the best Drive-Ins are doing to celebrate Halloween.

Electric Dusk Drive-In

Electric Dusk Drive-In in downtown Los Angeles is one of the only Drive-Ins where you can watch your favorite movies against a major city skyline. Tickets are $11 per person. If you'd rather be out under the stars, Astroturf tickets are $9. VIP tickets with admission for four people plus snacks is $50. Next weekend the theater is getting into the spirit with Two Nights of Halloween featuring Rosemary's Baby and Friday The 13th.

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How to Get Last-Minute Tickets to Screamfest LA

October 14, 2014 at 12:45 PM | by | ()

This week Hollywood is going to get a little scarier.

Screamfest, the world's biggest horror film festival, kicks off tonight at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres and will feature up and coming horror directors while also honoring the best in the biz.

The festival has earned a reputation for finding the next best next thing in horror. Back in 2007 they showcased the then little known independent movie Paranormal Activity which went on the earn more than $60 million at the box office in its first month.

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How to Get Tickets to the 2014 Nantucket Film Festival

April 23, 2014 at 9:05 AM | by | ()

Tribeca isn't the only film festival making headlines today.

This afternoon, ticket packages and passes were finally released for The Nantucket Film Festival, taking place June 25-30.

This year's film selections include The Skeleton Twins, starring Saturday Night Live alums Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, and I Origins, among others. Aaron Sorkin will also receive the 2014 Screenwriters Tribute on Saturday, June 28.

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How to Get Last-Minute Tickets to the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

April 15, 2014 at 3:29 PM | by | ()

Tomorrow the Tribeca Film Festival opens with a new mix of foreign films, documentaries, big budget movies, filmmaker talks, and indies including the Nas doc Time Is Illmatic and Begin Again starring Keira Knightly.

With only a few hours left until the start of the fest, tickets are running out quickly. Luckily, the festival has put together a daily list of screenings with limited tickets left to help fans navigate the packed schedule.

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The Holidays Just Keep on Going for a Few Lucky Celebs

January 6, 2014 at 3:15 PM | by | ()

While most of us getting back to our usual routines, some celebrities are squeezing out a few more days of vacation.

As usual Hawaii was the place to be and over the weekend a few celebrity couples were still soaking in the sun. Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Shulman were spotted strolling through Hanalei, a small town on the north shore of Kauai while Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield took surfing lessons on the north shore of Oahu.

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Tickets Still Available for Next Month's Whistler Film Festival

Where: Whistler, BC, Canada
November 25, 2013 at 1:57 PM | by | ()

Once again this year more than 10,000 film fans are expected to brave the cold for the Whistler Film Festival.

From Dec. 4 - 8, the fest will screen 84 films from 14 countries including River Phoenix’s final film, Dark Blood, Cas & Dylan, starring Richard Dreyfuss and directed by Jason Priestley, Quebec’s highest grossing film Louis Cyr, and The Crash Reel, a documentary about snowboarder Kevin Pearl.

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How to Get Tickets to Dubai International Film Festival's 10th Anniversary

November 18, 2013 at 2:33 PM | by | ()

The Dubai International Film Festival is promising to be even bigger and better this year as it celebrates its 10th Anniversary from December 6 to 14.

DIFF has been an influential platform for Arab filmmakers and international talent by spearheading the cinema movement in the region.

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Where to Catch the Best Movies of Alamo Drafthouse's 'Fantastic Fest'

November 14, 2013 at 2:57 PM | by | ()

This month eight of the films screened during Austin's Fantastic Fest back in September will be played at Alamo Drafthouse theaters across the country.

“We wanted to bring the excitement of Fantastic Fest to other cities around the country,” Fantastic Fest founder Tim League said. “Genre film fans will get a sneak peek at this year’s hands-down craziest and wickedly enjoyable movies.”

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It's Not Too Late To Catch the AFI Fest in L.A. This Week

November 11, 2013 at 3:00 PM | by | ()

The AFI Fest has just passed its halfway mark but there are still of plenty of red-carpet galas, special screenings, and conversations left to check out.

The American Film Institute's annual festival is taking place in Los Angeles through Nov. 14 and will feature screenings of Nebraska, Lone Survivor, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and Inside Llewyn Davis this week.

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How To Get Tickets To The Chicago Film Food Festival

October 16, 2013 at 10:18 AM | by | ()

Tickets are now on sale for one of our favorite film festivals, the Chicago Film Food Festival, taking place Nov. 21 - 23, 2013.

The Food Film Fest, which also takes place annually in NYC and Charleston, is the only festival where attendees watch food films, then eat the food from the films.

The festival will take place at Kendall College and will be hosted by Travel Channel’s George Motz. Highlights of this year's CFFF are the opening night feature film about Michel Chapoutier and his wines, Food Porn star Larry Cauldwell's fondue film, and Matt Timms and his "Sugar Takedown."

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