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The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals announced the features lineup and opening night film for the 25th edition of the Film Festival, running March 9-18, 2018 in Austin, Texas.

The acclaimed program draws thousands of fans, filmmakers, press, and industry leaders every year to immerse themselves in the most innovative, smart and entertaining new films of the year.

During the nine days of SXSW 132 features will be shown, with additional titles yet to be announced. The full lineup will include 44 films from first-time filmmakers, 86 World Premieres, 11 North American Premieres and 5 U.S. Premieres. These films were selected from 2,458 feature-length film submissions, with a total of 8,160 films submitted this year.

“2018 marks the 25th edition of the SXSW Film Festival and my tenth year at the helm. As we look back on the body of work of talent discovered, careers launched and wonderful films we’ve enjoyed, we couldn’t be more excited about the future,” said Janet Pierson, Director of Film. “This year’s slate, while peppered with works from many of our alumni, remains focused on new voices, new directors and a range of films that entertain and enlighten.”

emily blunt in a quiet place

Emily Blunt in A QUIET PLACE, from Paramount Pictures.

“We are particularly pleased to present John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place as our Opening Night Film,” Pierson added.” Not only do we love its originality, suspense and amazing cast, we love seeing artists stretch and explore. While this is not Krasinki’s first feature as writer and director, it’s an exciting evolution for this multi-talented artist.”

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#GottaFixFast! “Sonic The Hedgehog” Movie Director Promises Changes After Massive Backlash!

Sonic The Hedgehog is hands down one of the most iconic video game characters in history, which is why you might think a movie about him would be warmly received. Well you would think wrong! Fans are in an uproar about Sonic’s design–so much so that the director of the film, Jeff Fowler, has promised to make “changes” to the character’s design.

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Sonic The Hedgehog is hands down one of the most iconic video game characters in history, which is why you might think a movie about him would be warmly received. Well you would think wrong! Fans are in an uproar about Sonic’s design–so much so that the director of the film, Jeff Fowler, has promised to make “changes” to the character’s design.

via Fox News Network

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“The message is loud and clear,” Jeff Fowler tweeted Thursday. “You aren’t happy with the design & you want changes. It’s going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be.”

Fowler, a visual effects artist who’s making his directorial debut with the “Sonic” film, included the hashtag #gottafixfast.

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Social media users complained about the CGI look of the titular hero, with the character’s human-style teeth drawing the most flak. Video game blog Kotaku compiled some of the most entertaining reactions.

Fowler did not specify what changes are in store for the film, which is scheduled to hit theaters on November 8.

We have to say Sonic’s appearance in the film is lackluster to say the least, we are looking forward to seeing what changes–and we hope they are sweeping–are made! What do you guys think about Sonic and his first movie trailer? Leave your thoughts in the comments’ section below!

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Nice! Jordan Peele’s “Us” (@UsMovie) $70 Million Opening Weekend Sets Records!

Jordan Peele is winning yet again! His newest horror film, Us, had debuted with higher than expected seventy million dollar opening weekend! This has earned the film a number of records, including the highest opening for an original movie (meaning it is not a sequel or reboot), and the highest debut for a movie in March for an original live-action movie or horror film. The film has already more than doubled Get Out’s opening of $33.4 million dollars!

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Jordan Peele is winning yet again! His newest horror film, Us, had debuted with higher than expected seventy million dollar opening weekend! This has earned the film a number of records, including the highest opening for an original movie (meaning it is not a sequel or reboot), and the highest debut for a movie in March for an original live-action movie or horror film. The film has already more than doubled Get Out’s opening of $33.4 million dollars!

via Rotten Tomatoes

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Let’s lay out some pretty amazing facts about Us’ $70 million weekend. That is the highest opening ever for an original “R”-rated film. The 11 “R” films to open higher were either sequels or adapted from popular books. Us is also the biggest opening ever for an original live-action film in March and an original horror film in any month. Only It and last year’s Halloween opener higher. But…can it outgross Get Out‘s $176 million?

Us has already doubled Get Out’s $33.4 million opening. A good start indeed. It is the 142nd film to open with $65 million or more. Of those previous 141 films, do you know how many failed to reach the $176 million earned by Get Out? Six. (Fifty Shades of Grey, Halloween 2018, Fast and FuriousQuantum of Solace,X-Men: Apocalypse2012). That is already 95.7% in favor of Us besting Get Out’s total. The number to watch next week when Dumbo knocks Us back to second is whether its second weekend is over or under $28 million.

We are clapping all the way to the bank for Jordan Peele! Yet again, movie trackers are bad at predicting what will be a hit or not. Social media indicated just what a buzz this film had around it, thus we are not surprised! What do you guys think of Us? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

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NEW POSTER | THE INTRUDER starring Meagan Good and Michael Ealy!

We love suspense thrillers at HeyMikeyATL, and we love Megan Good and Michael Ealy even more! Thus, when he heard they had a new film together, The Intruder, co-starring alongside Dennis Quaid we were truly excited!

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We love suspense thrillers at HeyMikeyATL, and we love Megan Good and Michael Ealy even more! Thus, when he heard they had a new film together, The Intruder, co-starring alongside Dennis Quaid we were truly excited!

The Intruder centers on a young married couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) buys their dream house in the Napa Valley, they think they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family. But when the strangely attached seller (Dennis Quaid) continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect that he has hidden motivations beyond a quick sale.

The Intruder has released a new poster and it is everything!

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We really want to know just how crazy this film is! Be sure to catch it in theaters everywhere May 3, 2019!

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