THE BOOTLEG FILES: DESYAT NEGRITYAT

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil digs up a Russian spin on Agatha Christie…



Posted on February 27, 2015 by

THE MYSTERY OF BELA LUGOSI’S LOST FINAL FILM

The obscurity of “Lock Up Your Daughters” – there is no evidence it ever played outside of the U.K. – has led to conspiracy theories regarding whether the film ever existed…



Posted on February 26, 2015 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 244: GENRE SWAP!

Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, we have some fun switching genres on a film with this month’s book-to-movie adaptation that’s got everyone seeing grey…



Posted on February 25, 2015 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – SMALLISH FILMS FEASTED (AGAIN) AT THE 87TH ACADEMY AWARDS!

Luckily for all indie filmmakers, the little guys dominated the Oscars. Thus, today we’re going to highlight some of the most fascinating trends that emerged from the 87th Academy Awards.



Posted on February 24, 2015 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE SEARCH FOR THE NILE

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil shleps through the middle of Africa…



Posted on February 20, 2015 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 243: TOROK VS. HARRY POTTER

Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, we touch on an odd circumstance of character naming in a early ’90’s dark fantasy…



Posted on February 18, 2015 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – ANALYZING ALL $266 MILLION SHADES OF GREY WORLDWIDE!

Fifty Shades of Grey earned an astonishing $94,394,940 in 3,646 theaters from Friday through Presidents Day Monday, which is a $25,890 per screen average. The release into 3.646 theaters was the single-largest of its kind for a rated “R” film, and the picture had the most pre-sales ever for and picture listed on Fandango…



Posted on February 17, 2015 by

IN SEARCH OF THE LOST GAY JESUS FILM

Did a 1974 gay porn film about Jesus really exist? And, if so, whatever happened to it?



Posted on February 16, 2015 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: MY BEST FRIEND’S BIRTHDAY

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil gives you the DL on young QT…



Posted on February 13, 2015 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 242: AS ABOVE, SUPPORTING ROLE

Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, so below, as above, returning to give the supporting characters some love…



Posted on February 11, 2015 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – METEORIC RISE OF “AMERICAN SNIPER”

Today we’re scoping the most financially successful war film of all time, “American Sniper”…



Posted on February 10, 2015 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: BEHIND PRISON GATES

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil leases a cell in the big house…



Posted on February 6, 2015 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 241: THE FINAL BORDERLANDS

Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, we watch a UK film with two names, “The Borderlands” or “The Final Prayer.” It’s a mixed bag…



Posted on February 4, 2015 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – SUNDANCE 2015 SPRINGS LIFE INTO INDEPENDENT CINEMA VALUES!

Few years have exuded such hope for the future of independent cinema like 2015 just did in Park City. Thus, now would be the time for indie filmmakers to pay attention to the types of films that were picked-up at Sundance…



Posted on February 3, 2015 by

FILMS GONE WILD: 2015 SUNDANCE #6

Here is the third report of nothing but reviews. But one quick anecdote first…



Posted on January 31, 2015 by

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