The Daily Buzz at Cannes: Episodes 6 + 7 / Interview with IMDB Founder Col Needham & AN OPEN SECRET premieres

IMDB founder Col Needham (L) talks with Daily Buzz co-host John Wildman (R).

IMDB founder Col Needham (L) talks with Daily Buzz co-host John Wildman (R).

YOMYOMF was at the recently concluded 68th Cannes Film Festival and we partnered with The Daily Buzz, a film festival podcast produced by Irene Cho. All this week, we’ll be posting episodes of the Cannes edition of The Daily Buzz, hosted by John Wildman and YOMYOMF’s Anderson Le. In today’s post, check out episodes 6 and 7 of the 2015 Cannes edition:

Episode 6: The Daily Buzz Co-Host John Wildman speaks with Col Needham, Founder and CEO of IMDB, at the Grey Goose Rotunda on the lawn of the Hotel Majestic on Le Croisette. Needham talks with Daily Buzz about the evolution of IMDB, what films he likes at Cannes this year and what he would pick if he were on the official Cannes jury. He’s seen 15 films so far and shares some of the highlights both good and bad, including what he thinks of Gus Van Sant’s SEA OF TREES (starring Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe), on this sunny afternoon in the French Riveria. You can also check out Needham’s must-sees at Cannes this year over at IMDB.

Kickstarter sensation KUNG FURY is finally unleashed!

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KUNG FURY, the ’80s fever dream short film that was a Kickstarter sensation when the trailer dropped online way back in the winter of 2013, is finally complete! From Swedish VFX guru and director David Sandberg, who also plays the lead, Kung Fury, has been working on this 30 minute short for the past two years, whetting the appetites of ’80s babies with a flash of images ranging from a kung-fu wielding Adolph Hitler, to a viking woman riding a T-Rex summoning Thor the god of thunder, to full on cheesy carnage and theatrics set in a hyper-real hybrid of MIAMI VICE and TRON.

Google I/O 2015, ‘Help’ and How Does This Help Make my Porn Viewing Experience Easier?

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I’m up in San Francisco for Google I/O 2015—the company’s annual developer conference where all that is new and innovative in the world of Google tech is presented and discussed and much geeking out occurs.

This is a world I’m not familiar with, but I’m here to support the launch of Help, our 360 degree action film directed by Offender Justin Lin (and starring Sung Kang) which is a project we’ve been working hard on at YOMYOMF over the last year-and-a-half alongside Google ATAP and Bullitt. You can read more about it here and the short is available for free right now as an app for select Android devices (click here) and will soon roll out in a version that will be compatible with all Androids, ios devices and also on the YouTube app so watch for that.

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Our presentation will be tomorrow at 9AM PST and you can watch the live stream at that time here or follow Wired Magazine’s Live Blog.

The Daily Buzz at Cannes: Episodes 4 + 5 / MEDITERRANEA and a chat with HKIFF head Roger Garcia

A scene from MEDITERRANEA, a film about two African migrant workers in Italy.

A scene from MEDITERRANEA, a film about two African migrant workers in Italy.

YOMYOMF was at the recently concluded 68th Cannes Film Festival and we partnered with The Daily Buzz, a film festival podcast produced by Irene Cho. All this week, we’ll be posting episodes of the Cannes edition of The Daily Buzz, hosted by John Wildman and YOMYOMF’s Anderson Le. In today’s post, check out episodes 4 and 5 of the 2015 Cannes edition:

Episode 4: The Daily Buzz Co-Host John Wildman interviews Jonas Carpignano, Director of MEDITERRANEA, at the Nespresso Beach Cafe sitting on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France, located across from the JW Marriott Hotel on Le Croisette.

Who Knew ‘Kinky Boots’ was a famous Christian and Jewish Holiday Hymn?

Jeopardy! champ Choyon Manjrekar was faced with this Final Jeopardy question on last night’s show:

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And while it’s understandable that one might get the answer wrong (the correct response was Rock of Ages), you would think the reply would be somewhat in the neighborhood like, say, Godspell or even Book of Mormon, but nope, he went all in with:

The Daily Buzz from Cannes: Episodes 2 + 3 / SXSW award winner KRISHA & Korean thriller THE SHAMELESS

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A scene from KRISHA, SXSW award winner and Cannes Critics Week sidebar official selection.

YOMYOMF was at the recently concluded 68th Cannes Film Festival and we partnered with The Daily Buzz, a film festival podcast produced by Irene Cho. All this week, we’ll be posting episodes of the Cannes edition of The Daily Buzz, hosted by John Wildman and YOMYOMF’s Anderson Le. In today’s post, check out episodes 2 and 3 of the 2015 Cannes edition:

Episode 2: Daily Buzz co-host John Wildman spent part of the afternoon chatting with KRISHA director Trey Shults, his mother Robun Fairchild, and his aunt, Krisha Fairchild, the star of the film.

The Daily Buzz from Cannes: Episode 1 w/ SXSW programmers

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YOMYOMF was at the recently concluded 68th Cannes Film Festival, where there was a strong block of Asian films represented this year. Perhaps our favorite film, Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s THE ASSASSIN, wowed critics and audiences alike, and won the coveted Best Director prize awarded by the main jury. Check out IndieWIRE’s exclusive release of two scenes from the film. Read more about the list of winners here.

Around the Horn: Your First Scary Movie

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What’s the first scary movie you’ve seen or the first scary movie that scared you shitless? I have to say it’s THE MANITOU in 1978, the first horror film I saw in a theater as a kid. I was so scared that I ran out of the theater with my friend halfway through. The film starred Tony Curtis as a psychic whose girlfriend was being possessed by an evil Indian spirit that grew from a tumor on her neck to a full size demon. I finished the movie later on video on VHS as a teenager.

YOMYOMF Summer Blockbuster Showdown: TOMORROWLAND

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1. Remake, Reboot, or Recycled? — Is it a remake or reboot and how does it compare to the previous version?
Liz: OHHHHHH TOMORROWLAND (TL). I can’t even begin to describe how frustrated I am with this film. Tomorrowland is my FAVORITE land in Disneyland. I love Space Mountain. I love the Star Wars Ride. I love the Tomorrowland Churros. I LOVE IT ALL. IT’S A BOMBTASTIC LAND. This movie though… not so much. Anyways, to answer the question posed: It’s an original story based on an existing property (aka Disneyland’s Tomorrowland).

When You Find Out Your Friend Is A Superhero

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I’ve known Erik since seventh grade. That is to say, I’ve known him longer than I’ve not known him. Which is to say, when we first met, we were younger than our own children are today. In other words, he has been my best friend for 33 years.

And I just found out for the first time last week that he also happens to be a superhero.

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