2016 SXSW Film Festival

‘Sausage Party’ Review: Raunchy, Rowdy, But Not Very Funny
Sausage Party is the first ever R-rated CG-animated film. Based on a concept Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Evan Goldberg first came up with 8 years ago, the film, by definition, is something you have never seen before. It’s raunchy, rowdy and completely insane. Unfortunately, it’s just not very funny.
SXSW Review: ‘Everybody Wants Some’
In what is surely a first in the 120-year history of movie marketing, the poster for Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some advertises the film as a “spiritual sequel” — specifically to Linklater’s classic high school movie Dazed and Confused. But Dazed and Confused chronicled a day in the lives of a variety of Texas teenagers: Nerds, athletes, stoners, hipsters, rockers, and bullies. Everybody Wants Some focuses almost exclusively on a bunch of boorish jocks; the rowdy members of the baseball team at an unnamed Texas college. In other words, its spirit is nothing like Dazed and Confused’s. It’s more like a spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused if every character was Fred O’Bannion, the obnoxious a-hole played by Ben Affleck who cruises around town looking for incoming freshmen to beat with a wooden paddle.
‘Suicide Squad’ Tattoo Parlor Coming to SXSW
There have been a lot of surprise additions to the 2016 SXSW Film Festival lineup including Seth Rogen’s animated Sausage Party and the Key & Peele comedy Keanu. Here’s another surprising addition: Suicide Squad. Before you get your hopes up that the upcoming superhero movie will be screening in Austin, it won’t, but there will be an activation on site where the crazy or brave (or crazy brave)
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Documentary to Debut at SXSW
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the sun around which a vast galaxy of tie-ins revolve. The latest installment of the Star Wars franchise is only a piece of a much larger system of products and supplemental material, from the endless rollout of merchandising (that somehow excludes the main character of the film) to the various tidbits of trivia dropped during interviews that fans have hungrily gobb
Seth Rogen’s Animated ‘Sausage Party’ to Premiere at SXSW
Seth Rogen was already planning on attending SXSW to premiere to first episodes of his upcoming AMC series Preacher, starring Dominic Cooper. Now Rogen has decided if he’s going to be at SXSW anyway, he might as well bring one of his upcoming films with him. The actor-director will premiere a “work in progress” print of his first animated film, Sausage Party, with a cast that includes Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd and more.