GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – HOW WOMEN MOVIEGOERS HELPED ‘RIDE ALONG’ SET BOX OFFICE RECORDS!

Today we’re exploring how women moviegoers drove Ride Along to box office supremacy, and how the female audience has been crucial to the success of many films that have won MLK weekend since 2001.



Posted on January 21, 2014 by

FILMS GONE WILD: 2014 SUNDANCE (GETTING WHIPLASH WITH MITT ROMNEY)

I have the stereotypical near-catastrophe getting out of New York to Sundance as my flight gets cancelled, but since my eyes are glued to the laptop with headphones on watching a screener, I don’t notice until it’s zero hour prior to when the plane was supposed to take off. Fortunately, there is a flight heading […]



Posted on January 20, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: CARTOON ALL-STARS TO THE RESCUE

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 goes one toke over the line…



Posted on January 17, 2014 by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 122: GRAFFITI AND EDM DOCUMENTARIES OF JON REISS

Graffiti and EDM are covered in the documentaries BOMB IT and BETTER LIVING THROUGH CIRCUITRY, and we look at these and more with filmmaker Jon Reiss. Highlighting trailers for his films, as well as expanding on the subcultural undercurrents in his films, we also look at SURVIVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES, his work on robotics, and see […]



Posted on January 16, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID- ISSUE 186: A NEW KIND OF HERO?

This week, did Erik Selvig just fail his sanity check at the end of “The Avengers”?



Posted on January 15, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – FOLLOWING TRENDS AT SUNDANCE 2014

With Sundance turning 30 this week, I thought today I would fill you in on some trends to follow through Sundance 2014, and how those trends will shape independent cinema in 2014 and beyond…



Posted on January 14, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: MODESTA

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 presents a rare Puerto Rican gem…



Posted on January 10, 2014 by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 121: SUNDANCE 2014 DOCUMENTARY PREVIEW WITH FEST PROGRAMMERS CAROLINE LIBRESCO AND DAVID COURIER

Sundance 2014 is about to launch and we look at some of the documentaries that are poised to set the festival on fire in this preview episode full of trailers and footage from the movies that people will be talking about for the rest of the year. Festival programmers Caroline Libresco and David Courier return to the world’s only documentary talk show, BYOD hosted by Ondi Timoner…



Posted on January 9, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 185: LONE MOVIE VIEWER

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 ask a fairly reasonable question…



Posted on January 8, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – WHY JANUARY IS A GREAT MONTH FOR HORROR

Today we’re examining a curious trend that has recently emerged: major studios are releasing key horror and supernatural films in January, instead of October.



Posted on January 7, 2014 by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 120: “IF YOU BUILD IT,” “WORDPLAY” AND “I.O.U.S.A.” WITH PATRICK CREADON

With trailers and footage from the inspiring and informative documentaries, our conversation with Headon spans education, national debt, creativity, and filmmaking, in a comprehensive and uncensored full length BYOD, hosted by Ondi Timoner…



Posted on January 5, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: FAMILY PLANNING

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 learns about birth control from Donald Duck…



Posted on January 3, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 184: ABNORMAL INQUIRY

This week, wishing you a Happy New Year with a tall thin gentleman who pops up on YouTube and his fanboy cultist…



Posted on January 1, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – 2013 YEAR-IN-REVIEW

Welcome to Going Bionic, #192, otherwise known as the 2013 Year-In-Review. Since today is the last day of the year, I thought it would be appropriate to go over some key topics that we covered during the year…



Posted on December 31, 2013 by

FILM THREAT’S TOP FILMS OF 2013

Here’s the overall Top Films of 2013 and Honorable Mentions followed by, in alphabetical order by writer, the individual picks for their Top Films of 2013…



Posted on December 30, 2013 by

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