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The 15 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2014 SXSW Film Festival

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 6, 2014 1:01 PM
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SXSW 2014 line-up
No rest for the wicked: we've barely gotten over our Oscar-night hangovers, and yet already the next major event of the movie calendar is upon us. After a few quiet weeks on the film festival circuit, Friday sees the kick off of Austin's all-encompassing, multi-platform mega-party SXSW Film Festival, which kicks off this evening with Jon Favreau's "Chef" and runs until March 15th.

Watch: There's Blood & Trouble In Full Length Trailer For 'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV Series Premiering At SXSW

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2014 5:44 PM
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From Dusk Till Dawn
There's a lot of great TV coming over the next year — you can see our list of The 20 Most Anticipated TV Shows Of 2014 — but one we're still kinda not certain on is Robert Rodriguez's "From Dusk Till Dawn." Yep, the director's little grindhouse flick is now a television show. And while we'd like to give you the plot of the series in a convenient digestible logline, it's so bonkers, you're just going to have to read this official synopsis:

2014 SXSW Film Festival Adds 'Boyhood,' 'Frank,' 'Joe,' Wes Anderson Q&A, Promising TV Lineup & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2014 3:00 PM
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SXSW 2014 line-up
It’s always a tough act to follow-up the Sundance Film Festival each year when it comes to the world of independent cinema, but the SXSW Film Festival generally does a good job of mixing the high and low, the populist with the brainy, and the docs with the midnight madness section. Generally a more relaxed festival aiming for a good time, the Austin-based fiesta has already announced some of its heavy hitting premieres—the “Veronica Mars” movie and Jon Favreau’s “Chef”—and now they’ve unveiled their main line-up.

Watch: First Teaser Trailer For Robert Rodriguez's 'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2014 9:36 AM
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From Dusk Till Dawn
With his hands already full with the recently released "Machete Kills" and the forthcoming "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For," Robert Rodriguez still found time in 2013 to work on another project, the TV series version of his 1996 genre mashup, "From Dusk Till Dawn." And less than a year after it was first announced, we already have the first teaser trailer giving us a peek at what he's put together. And no surprise here, it's pure pulp.

'The Butler'-Esque Drama Heads To ABC, Kevin James Returns To Sitcoms & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 3, 2013 11:38 AM
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As “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” continues its sleeper hit success, ABC has decided (per Deadline) to produce a limited series focused on a different White House servant, Paul Jennings. Adapted from Elizabeth Dowling Taylor’s “A Slave in the White House,” the show would focus on Jennings, a Virginia-born slave, as he simultaneously acts as President James Madison’s personal valet and as an anti-slavery activist. The show will be written and co-executive produced by “LUV” filmmakers Sheldon Candis and Justin Wilson, with Candis also handling directorial duties as he did on their first film. For now, the show’s only eyed as a 12-hour limited series though, as “Under the Dome” showed, the life of the show can always be extended in the event of runaway success.

Robert Rodriguez's 'From Dusk Till Dawn' Is Going To Be A TV Show Now

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 14, 2013 12:55 PM
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You would think with two movies coming this year -- "Machete Kills" and "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" -- that would be more than enough on Robert Rodriguez's plate. But that would be to misunderstand the work ethic of the filmmaker, who always seems to be juggling a half dozen different things at any given moment, so even while he's got two features arriving within a month of each other, he's already looking toward the small screen for yet another venture.

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