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Help Japan! / »SUPER« panel / US premiere / Q&A at SXSW / Facebook Live Interview / »SUPER« Panel at the ECCC
There are no words that can describe what happened in Japan last week. On March 11, an earthquake measuring approximately 8.9 in magnitude struck off the coast of northern Japan, triggering massive tsunami waves and causing great destruction. Powerful aftershocks as strong as 6.0 to 7.0 in magnitude continue to be felt in eastern parts of the country. As a result of the earthquakes and the ensuing tsunami, 7,000 people are dead, more than 10,000 are still missing, and many residents remain in desperate need of food, water, medicine and shelter.

Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese people and all those affected by this terrible tragedy. We all know, it will take years to rebuild what was destroyed in seconds, even more years, if that's even possible, to erase those horrific images. But despite all that, we should not give up hope! As human beings we have to stick together and help each other in times of great need. We are all brothers and sisters of this planet, race may separate us, but the most basic element of who we are connects us together. Please let the people in Japan know that we are with them and support the local and international relief agencies and organizations which are acting to provide aid right now. Every penny counts and any donation, however small, will make a difference! For more information on how to help, please refer to the following websites:

American Red CrossCanada Red CrossAustralia Red Cross
China Red CrossHong Kong Red CrossJapan Red Cross
UK Red CrossGerman Red CrossWorld Vision Hong Kong
Google Crisis Response CenterThe Japan Society in NYGlobalGiving.org
The Salvation ArmySave the ChildrenGive2Asia

What would be the world without sushi, Gameboy and Wii, animes and mangas or the Godzilla movies? These are just a few simple examples, but I hope you understand what I am trying to say. We need Japan as much as they need us!

Although I already made a donation, I will launch two charity auctions (Japanese DVD of »Whip It« + Japanese Blu-ray of »Juno«) on eBay this weekend and post the links here. All the money raised will go directly to the Red Cross!

Update 03/20/2011 @ 11:18 AM GMT

»»» Juno (Blu-ray) (Japanese Edition) [ebay #200588687842] «««
»»» Whip It (DVD) (Japanese Edition) [ebay #200588689138] «««

Now back to business... After the world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival last year which was followed by a few other - mostly private - screenings, James Gunn's »SUPER« made it's official U.S. premiere at South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas last weekend. The first thing on Saturday's agenda was a standing-room-only panel with the director and the movie's superheroes at the Austin Convention Center. Unfortunately, Ellen was unable to attend the discussion because her flight to Austin was delayed, so it was up to both men to answer the audience's questions. To keep the disappointment of the fans who travelled from all over the US to a minimum, Rainn called Ellen and briefly put her on speaker phone to chat with the crowd of more than 650. Besides this spontaneous action, the star from »The Office« was as hilarious as always and didn't mind joking around. He stopped mid sentence several times to either go into full on Dwight mode and harass the guys who got up to leave ("Hey! You! Got something better to do buddy? We don’t need you!") or pull out his iPhone and say "Hold on…I gotta Tweet this shit". Check out the video below to see what else happened there.

» SXSW Film Festival - SUPER Panel - 12th March 2011 «



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A couple of hours later, James Gunn and Rainn Wilson went to IFC's Crossroads House for an interview with Matt Singer. Those conversations were definitely a highlight of the festivals because they were streamed live to the web with the opportunity for the online audience to send in questions via chat, Facebook and Twitter. Apart from a description of the main characters as well as the basic plot, we got some background information and IFC premiered a brand new scene from the movie.

» IFC Crossroads House - James Gunn & Rainn Wilson Interview - 12th March 2011 «



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» SUPER - Web Clip 4 - Sidekick - 12th March 2011 «



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Without a doubt, the main event of the day was the US premiere of »SUPER« that played to sold-out houses at the Paramount Theatre. Meanwhile Ellen had arrived in Austin and joined her colleagues on the red carpet wearing an all-black ensemble.





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As a matter of course the writer/director and the stars of the movie stuck around for a Q&A with the audience after the showing. On the first question - "What superpower you would like to have" - Ellen magnificently answered "I’d just like to be able to tolerate gluten." Rainn honestly added "I’m sorry, but that is a horrible question" and went on to say that he gets asked that question all the time, but he had never heard an answer as good as Page’s. Gunn shared he had written the first draft of the script in 2002 and sat on it for a long time because he couldn’t find the right person to play the lead. He also pointed out once again there are certainly some similarities to »Kick-Ass« like both films being about ordinary people putting on costumes to fight crime and the female side kick stealing the show, but »SUPER« is ultimately no copycat film due to the given reason. Thanks to EPO's forum member Glee Plane and some kind movie fans who shared their video footage, we have recordings from this Q&A session.


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» SXSW Film Festival - SUPER Premiere Q&A - 13th March 2011 «



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To no surprise, it took only a few hours for some (positive) reviews to show up on the net. Although Rainn Wilson/The Crimson Bolt is the center point of the story and delivers a very enjoyable performance, it's clearly Ellen Page's Libby who steals the show. Faith Korpi from Popmatters thinks "Ellen is magnificent and the best part of the movie without question [...] SUPER is at its best when she is on screen and struggles when she’s not. "The picture really takes off when Ellen asserts herself as Boltie in the second half" wrote Jordan Hoffman in a review on ugo.com. Film School Rejects' Rob Hunter adds "Ellen Page is ridiculous fun" and Jonathan Sullivan from The Film Stage, who describes himself as not "not the biggest fan of Ellen", has to admit that "she gives an equally-brilliant performance, gets what she has to do and has the talent to also make her character funny in the face of some dark actions." Katrina Hill mentions in her article on actionflickchick.com that "Ellen Page ruled Super! Her performance was energetic and spot on. Boltie exhibited guts mixed with a healthy portion of craziness to give the audience a loveable, funny, yet empowering female character."

One of the mostly mentioned points of critique remains the ending, which "lacks any sort of punch" and "absolutely lays flat on screen and fails to pay off on both the narrative, as well as the overall tone of the film the movie." At the same time, the Tarantino-inspired ultra-violence is "often very gory and just as often ludicrously excessive" and described as "graphic, shocking and, above all, realistic" and therefore may be too intense for some people. But hey, it's a James Gunn movie after all and everyone who plans watching this flick should expect something violent, twisted and darkly comic.

Hopefully, »SUPER« can use the current festival buzz to keep working its way up into the spotlight and do well enough at the box office to re-coup its small budget. But appearances of the major cast on various shows including Jay Leno, David Letterman, Craig Ferguson and Jimmy Kimmel in the next couple of weeks are definitely the right way to get people's attention. And with sites like EPO as well as thousands of Facebook & Twitter users promoting the film online, nothing should go wrong.

» All US release dates for SUPER at a glance «

By the way, the night following the premiere was a rather short one for Ellen as she joined a self-funded soil conference in Halifax via live feed at 10:30 AM (local time). Later that day she went to the Mashable House for an interview on Facebook, where she talked about her own FB site, memorable moments while promoting her movies, how long she was staying in Austin, what kind of music she had on her iPod and so on. Watch the complete chat after the jump and see how she handled her first live stream interview. Despite her busy schedule, she was luckily able to relax, watch Miranda July's »The Future« and attend concerts of her favourite bands playing at the festival.

» SXSW Film Festival - Facebook Live Interview - 13th March 2011 «



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The day after the premiere, Rainn Wilson donned his Crimson Bolt suit once more to kick some unsuspecting criminal ass in Austin. His plan was to roll up to some highly trafficked downtown spots in an SUV and then jump out to surprise would-be criminals. This funny promotion action was part of a viral video, which will be released on the film’s April 1 release. Watch the video below for a sneak peek on "The Crimson Bolt in Action."

» SXSW Film Festival - The Crimson Bolt in Action - 13th March 2011 «



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One week earlier, Rainn Wilson and James Gunn did a panel for »SUPER« at the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle followed by another screening. After being brought on stage, Rainn almost immediately asked if his mother was somewhere in the room, leading everybody to think it was one of his usual jokes. Turns out it wasn’t. His mother had been in the back of the room, not realising that the front row was reserved for friends and family. Gunn, in turn, explained how Wilson got involved and that the actors were all paid at scale rates which is unlike a typical Hollywood movie. After premiering the first official trailer, the panel was interrupted by the entrance of two figures in superhero costumes. It was real life Seattle crime fighters »Phoenix Jones« and »Pitch Black«. Gunn and Wilson talked to them for a few minutes asking Jones where he patroled and why he does what he does before the original panel continued. Overall, it looks like both had a great time and enjoyed presenting the movie there. Thanks to the awesome guys over at omfg.fm, we have a full recording of this panel as well as the Q&A after the screening!

» Emerald City Comicon - SUPER Panel - 5th March 2011 «



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» Emerald City Comicon - SUPER Q&A - 5th March 2011 «



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That's all for the moment. There are still many new videos underway/ in preparation, so please keep checking the event and screening clip sections for additions. I hope you feel well informed now with this update! ~Dominik


Date: 03/17/2011 - 23:20:30 Posted by Dominik
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US trailer for James Gunn's superhero comedy »SUPER« / Go see the movie in April 2011 and spread the word!
Here is finally the awesome and eagerly-anticipated trailer for James Gunn's superhero comedy »SUPER«, which premiered on G4tv's »Attack of the Show« yesterday evening with actor Rainn 'The Crimson Bolt' Wilson presenting it.

» SUPER - US Trailer - 3rd March 2011 «



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To check and see if the movie will be screened at a theater near you, read this news posting or visit the message board, the event calendar as well as James Gunn's website for locations and times. And please help if you live in one of the cities listed! »SUPER« is a very low-budget film, which means the entire cast and director James Gunn worked for guild minimums because they all believed in this project. They are completely depending on us, the fans, film geeks and supporters, to help get the word out about the movie. So Tweet & Facebook about it and bring your friends and family to see this movie opening weekend!





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Date: 03/04/2011 - 22:45:37 Posted by Dominik
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»Inception« wins four technical Oscars / HBO passes on Hollywood blogger comedy »Tilda« / Birthday donations


The 83rd annual Academy Awards were held at The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA last night. Predictably, the Academy played to its own traditional typecasting and went with a film that was very much within its comfort zone. So it came as no surprise that Tom Hooper's »The King’s Speech« was the event's big winner, taking home four trophies including "Best Film", "Best Director", "Best Original Screenplay" and "Best Actor" (Colin Firth). Other big prizes went to Natalie Portman, who deservedly won the "Best Actress" award for her role as a troubled ballerina in Darren Aronofsky's »Black Swan«, as well as Melissa Leo and Christian Bale in the best supporting actress and best supporting actor categories for »The Fighter«.

Going into the evening with a total of 8 nominations, Christopher Nolan's »Inception« ruled in the technical categories. The mind-bending science fiction thriller quietly scooped up as many awards as »The King’s Speech« for "Best Cinematography" (Wally Pfister), "Best Sound Editing" (Richard King), "Best Sound Mixing" (Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick) and "Best Visual Effects" (Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb).

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Inception
Wally Pfister
BEST SOUND EDITING: Inception
Richard King
BEST SOUND MIXING: Inception
Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Inception
Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb

I'm also happy that »Toy Story 3« won for "Best Animated Feature" since it's such a fitting and touching end to a great trilogy. And being the most popular film at the box office last year with worldwide sales of $1.1 billion, it really deserved the Oscar!

» ABC - Oscar Highlights - 27th February 2011 «



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A few days ago, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety reported that HBO has passed on the television pilot »Tilda«. The comedy, starring Ellen, Sanaa Lathan, Jason Patric and Diane Keaton as a powerful and reclusive Hollywood blogger, was one of the most-discussed projects at the pay cable network because the lead character was said to have been inspired by Deadline founder and editor-in-chief Nikki Finke.

However, the pilot seemed to be doomed from the start, as tensions with director/producer/co-writer Bill Condon on the set led to creator Cynthia Mort leaving the project early on. Although HBO tried to save the show by ordering additional scripts, adding new writers and bringing former »Six Feet Under« producer Alan Poul on board to retool the concept, »Tilda« couldn't be saved. At the same time, Deadline's Nellie Andreeva made it clear that the comedy pilot was conceived, written and developed without Nikki Finke's knowledge or involvement, which might have been another reason for HBO to pull the plug in order to avoid any legal issues. In a two-sentence statement, the American premium cable television network simply stated: "HBO has decided not to move forward with Tilda. Despite everyone's best efforts ultimately this was not the right show for us at this time." Whatever the reasons are for canceling the project, I think it's a complete bummer that it did not work out for HBO. Watching Ellen on TV on a weekly basis would have definitely been worthwile.

Now the question is coming up if the planned hipster series »Stitch N' Bitch«, which Ellen is co-writing with her friends Alia Shawkat and Har Mar Superstar, could eventually suffer the same fate. The fact is that HBO just picked up the hipster/indie themed comedy pilot »Girls« written by Lena Dunham in January 2011 and there is already a similar series called »How to Make it in America«, which follows two enterprising Brooklyn twenty somethings as they hustle their way through New York City, determined to achieve the American Dream. However, on the other hand, it's probably too early to make any real predictions at the current stage of development. We basically only know the names of the two main characters and the two locations where the story will take place. Furthermore, the situation could be completely different when the first episode is finally ready to air in late 2011/2012. As things are now, I honestly believe we shouldn't give up hope just yet!



As promised on 24thbirthday.ellenpage.org, I've donated 0.25 US dollar for each written message and 2.50 US dollar for each video contribution to the Save the Honeybee Foundation and the international 350.org campaign as a gift and tribute to Ellen and her environmental activities. Proof of donation receipts can be viewed below. Again many thanks to Emily, Renfei, Ben, Patrick, Grant, Helly and Jean for contributing a video and the 90 people who wrote their birthday wishes on the message walls!


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Stay tuned for the trailer of »SUPER«, coming online later this week!


Date: 02/28/2011 - 20:42:58 Posted by Dominik
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