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.

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.

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.

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).

YOMYOMF Summer Blockbuster Showdown: MAD MAX FURY ROAD

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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: I believe it is a reboot of the franchise. Honesty Time: I’ve never seen any of the old MAD MAX movies. I know. I know, sacrilegious but there’s never been a time in my life where I’ve really wanted to see them. UNTIL NOW.

I went zero expectations except for the knowledge that everyone I spoke to about the movie was super excited to see it since the original writer/director, George Miller came back to create MAD MAX: FURY ROAD.

The Daily Buzz at C3: An Interview with SEOUL SEARCHING director Benson Lee

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The 31st edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) presented by Visual Communications concluded last week and it was a blast to celebrate Asian American media and artists. This year was a banner year with highly anticipated feature films, documentaries and short films. Check out the Festival recap.

In addition to the Festival, VC also presents the Conference for Creative Content (C3), presented by Sony Pictures Entertainment. C3 is the premier entertainment media conference bringing together top industry and creative professionals, especially from Asian American content creators breaking new ground. Over two days, these esteemed panelists connect with the audience that include academics, filmmakers, new media creatives, industry executives and community organizations by not only speaking about their craft, but to reflect on the new directions in which creative visions are finding expression.

Agents of SHIELD — “S.O.S.” — Season 2 Finale Review

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S.O.S., the two hour season finale, for the most part, worked for me and it was also the glimpse of what season 3 will be like. It also was a full-fledged X-MEN TV movie, with mutants, I mean Inhumans (Fox has the rights to the term “mutants”), running amok. The Inhuman takeover of the SHIELD battleship was cool and it also finally gave a reason for Mack to truly kick ass. I mean, for a man who is built like a superhero, it was so odd to have Henry Simmons Jr be a grease monkey in the background for the entire season.

The Daily Buzz at C3: An Interview with Oscar and Emmy winner Freida Lee Mock

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The 31st edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) presented by Visual Communications concluded last week and it was a blast to celebrate Asian American media and artists. This year was a banner year with highly anticipated feature films, documentaries and short films. Check out the Festival recap.

In addition to the Festival, VC also presents the Conference for Creative Content (C3), presented by Sony Pictures Entertainment. C3 is the premier entertainment media conference bringing together top industry and creative professionals, especially from Asian American content creators breaking new ground. Over two days, these esteemed panelists connect with the audience that include academics, filmmakers, new media creatives, industry executives and community organizations by not only speaking about their craft, but to reflect on the new directions in which creative visions are finding expression.

The Daily Buzz at C3: An Interview with Jon M. Chu

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The 31st edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) presented by Visual Communications concluded last week and it was a blast to celebrate Asian American media and artists. This year was a banner year with highly anticipated feature films, documentaries and short films. Check out the Festival recap.

In addition to the Festival, VC also presents the Conference for Creative Content (C3), presented by Sony Pictures Entertainment. C3 is the premier entertainment media conference bringing together top industry and creative professionals, especially from Asian American content creators breaking new ground. Over two days, these esteemed panelists connect with the audience that include academics, filmmakers, new media creatives, industry executives and community organizations by not only speaking about their craft, but to reflect on the new directions in which creative visions are finding expression.

The Daily Buzz at C3: An Interview with Casting Director Leslie Woo

Casting director Leslie Woo w/ actor Randall Park at C3 2015.

Casting director Leslie Woo w/ actor Randall Park at C3 2015.

The 31st edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) presented by Visual Communications concluded last week and it was a blast to celebrate Asian American media and artists. This year was a banner year with highly anticipated feature films, documentaries and short films. Check out the Festival recap.

In addition to the Festival, VC also presents the Conference for Creative Content (C3), presented by Sony Pictures Entertainment. C3 is the premier entertainment media conference bringing together top industry and creative professionals, especially from Asian American content creators breaking new ground. Over two days, these esteemed panelists connect with the audience that include academics, filmmakers, new media creatives, industry executives and community organizations by not only speaking about their craft, but to reflect on the new directions in which creative visions are finding expression.