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Fantastic Fest 2010 Awards Announced!

Fantastic Fest is excited to announce this year’s crop of Fantastic Fest titles which includes some of the brightest and hardest-hitting films of all time. We’ve seen a psycho-kinetic tire, a secret ninja, a town invaded by 8-bit enemies, and a family of cannibals that you might consider going home with. It’s a terrible task to pick favorites and single out any of the magnificent films, but our esteemed team of jurors have done the nearly impossible and chosen the best and most striking films of the festival.

Fantastic 5: Interview w/ STONE actor, Edward Norton
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Fantastic 5: Interview w/ STONE actor, Edward Norton

Say the name Edward Norton and immediately you think of some of his most iconic performances. FIGHT CLUB, AMERICAN HISTORY X, ROUNDERS, PRIMAL FEAR…the list goes on. Norton proved he can handle any genre with his work in THE INCREDIBLE HULK playing Bruce Banner, a man fighting to keep a monster caged within himself. In STONE, Norton attacks the theme of imprisonment on a new plain. The results, as have come to be expected with his work, are profound.

Fantastic 5: Interview w/ the cast & director of LET ME IN
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Fantastic 5: Interview w/ the cast & director of LET ME IN

To say there are high expectations for LET ME IN to be as good as LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, the Swedish original that inspired it, is an understatement. It’s like saying there was slight disappointment from STAR WARS fans about Jar Jar Binks. Luckily for us, director Matthew Reeves and the cast of LET ME IN offer a retelling that is every bit as good as the first.