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Super Troopers 2 gets a new red band trailer

The original Super Troopers remains one of my favorite comedies of all time. It strikes a perfect chord of raunchy, slapstick, and joke-driven comedy that still makes me laugh until I hurt even after watching it multiple times over the y...

 
 
 
 
 
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NYC: Support the Rooftop Films Kickstarter campaign

If you live in New York City and love independent films, chances are you've been to a Rooftop Films event. A registered non-profit group founded in 1997, Rooftop Films holds outdoors screenings of movies through the city in all boroughs: Br...

 
 
 
 
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RiffTrax successfully Kickstarts their MST3K reunion show

Last year a new generation of Mystery Science Theater 3000 was successfully funded on Kickstarter. Yet only series creator Joel Hodgson was involved directly in the new MST3K, which made many fans wonder if the other cast members would make...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Revive Mystery Science Theater 3000 through Kickstarter

If you're a dork of a certain age, you probably watched Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Comedy Central and later the Sci-Fi Channel. You probably have fond memories of the show and quote it around other MST3K fans. ("Shell! Teeth! Eyes! Fla...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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How I did Kickstarter: Deciding on the rewards

Each of these posts have made reference to how important any given aspect of the Kickstarter project is. The pitch text is the most important, but so is the video! And also the goal. And while all of that is true, none of it matters if you ...

 
 
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How I did Kickstarter: Making the pitch video

While I would say that the written pitch is probably the most important part of a Kickstarter project, the video is definitely the face of it. And it’s also vital. While you aren’t required to have a pitch video, campaigns that...

 
 
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How I did Kickstarter: Writing the pitch

When you go to a Kickstarter page, what's the first thing you do? I always read (or at least skim) the text of their pitch. If it looks interesting, I'll read through it properly. If not, I'm not going to back it. If I see the project's vid...

 
 
 
 
 
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I'm Kickstarting a short film, and you're coming with me

Sometimes a particularly scathing review is met with some version of "Oh yeah? Let's see you do better." While I don't think it's a valid non-argument, it's an interesting thought. But if you have ever felt that way after reading any of my...

 
 
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Wish I Was Here gets a full trailer

The first full trailer for Wish I Was Here, Zach Braff's Kickstarter film, has appeared online. Braff himself debuted it this morning on The Today Show. It reveals quite a bit more about the film's plot, and it finally shows Turk Donald Fa...

 
 
 
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Enter to win a Veronica Mars DVD and hat!

[This contest is now over! Congratulations to our winner, smurfee mcgee! Thank you to everyone who entered, and be on the lookout for more contests in the near future! -Liz] Attention: Veronica Mars fans! Can't wait to get your hands on the...

 
 
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First full trailer for Veronica Mars

After getting its start on Kickstarter thanks to an overwhelmingly positive fan response, the Veronica Mars movie is finally releasing this March and we now have the first trailer for it. The thing about this first trailer, however, is tha...

 
 
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Kung Fury is the most awesome not awesome thing ever

The 80s were awesome for action movies, but not as awesome as they could have been with today's technology (or really 15 years ago technology). Enter Kung Fury, a action parody film trying to get some footing over on Kickstarter. It looks ...

 
 
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Atlas Shrugged makers using Kickstarter to finish trilogy

Were you hoping to see the final part in the film adaptation of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged? No? Ummm... Okay, well, the third and final installment of the Atlas Shrugged film trilogy is on its way, and the makers are turning to Kickstarter t...

 
 
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Uwe Boll turns to Kickstarter for Postal 2

While the internet continues its post-mortem on Spike Lee's Kickstarter numbers, there's another director who's jumping into the crowdfunding fray: Uwe Boll. That's right, Uwe friggin' Boll has turned to Kickstarter to make Postal 2, and h...

 
 
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Unlisted donors funded a lot of Spike Lee's Kickstarter

Spike Lee successfully funded his Kickstarter campaign earlier in the week, reaching $1.4 million. On the surface, it seems like Lee turned controversy around and mounted a successful crowdfunding campaign, but some new numbers may tell ano...

 
 
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Spike Lee surpasses $1.25 million on Kickstarter

Last Friday, Spike Lee successfully reached $1.25 million on the Kickstarter campaign for his vaguely defined new joint. With about 50 hours left to go, the project has raised $1.3 million and looks like it could potentially hit $1.5 millio...

 
 
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What do you think of celebrity Kickstarters?

A day late, but all the better for it. Inspired by the news of Spike Lee's weird Kickstarter pitch (and to a lesser extent the Zach Braff and Veronica Mars successes that preceded it), the Flixist staff took to their cameras to explain why...

 
 
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Help complete the doc Ultimate Christian Wrestling

About a year ago I reviewed the documentary Ultimate Christian Wrestling and did an interview with directors Jae-Ho Chang and Tara Autovino. The film explored a group of people who merged independent wrestling and Christianity/worship. The ...

 
 
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Spike Lee talks about his vague Kickstarter film

Some new details are available about Spike Lee's new film that he wants to fund via Kickstarter. The team over at Shadow and Act scored an interview with Spike Lee about the project. Here are some of the basics: The vague, untitled film wi...

 
 
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Flixistentialism 24 - Manpaste

On this specially angry episode of Flixistentialism, the guys rant about Spike Lee's kickstarter, Dre has an aneurism when he finds out Robocop will be PG 13, we fantasize about Batman and Superman eating ice cream, we ponder what the f*ck ...

 
 
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Spike Lee turns to Kickstarter to fund vague film thing

Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy will be out later in the year, and he's already got his sights set on his next project. Rather than looking for traditional backing, Lee is the latest established filmmaker (and highest-profile filmmaker) to use...

 
 
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5-Second Films Kickstarting Dude Bro Party Massacre 3

I don't know if you've ever spent an entire day watching 5-Second Films' five-second films, but let me tell you that it's not as pathetic as you think. The guys and girls over there do some damn good work, and if a particular one is bad......

 
 




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