“Bad Words” Teams Up With Urban Dictionary For First Annual Urban Dictionary Spelling Bee

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In a couple of months you’ll probably hear a lot of people talk about words they cannot spell. That’s because kids from all around the country compete to be the best speller in Scripps National Spelling Bee. But for those who are older and more mature, they are pretty much out of luck beacuse there is no such competition.

But that’s where Jason Bateman‘s Bad Words comes in. His directorial debut centers on a bitter man who takes advantage of a loophole and participates in these spelling bees against kids he is much much older than. So to help promote the film’s upcoing exanding release – the film is out in limited theaters now – Focus Features, the people behind the popular website Urban Dictionary, iO West (LA’s preeminent improv comedy troupe) have teamed up for the First Annual Urban Dictionary Spelling Bee. Hit the jump to learn more. [Read more...]

SXSW Interactive: Oculus Rift Gives Gamers A Chance To ‘Ascend The Wall’ From “Game Of Thrones”

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SXSW is taking Austin Texas by storm. The ten day festival celebrating film, music and digital culture just closed out it’s first weekend and among the highlights was the Game of Thrones presence at the interactive exhibits. Attendees were able to test out the latest in Oculus interactive gaming with ‘Ascend the Wall’,  developed by Framestore.  The London-based visual-effects company created a game that would take fans of the show into an immersive journey to world of the Night’s Watch on a platform using a visual rift that provides wearers a 360-degree field of vision of the world of Westeros. But you’ll have to hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]

The 86th Academy Awards Winners Include “12 Years A Slave”, “Gravity”, “Frozen”, And More

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Here are your winners of the 86th Academy Awards.  12 Years A Slave won this year’s Best Picture award, with Lupita Nyong’o earning the award for Best Supporting Actress.  Gravity took home seven awards including Best Director, Best Score, and Best Cinematography.  Both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto both won the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively, for their roles in Dallas Buyers ClubCate Blanchett won for Best Supporting Actress.  Frozen took home the awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Song. Check out the full list of winners after the jump, which also includes some of our live-blogging.

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2013 in Movies: How They Really Stack Up (Infographic)

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How do the movies of 2013 really stack up? Join MusicMagpie as they explore the big screen hits and misses from the past year, including a closer look at the highest grossing films compared to the highest production budgets, the highest paid actors and actresses of 2013, and the movies the viewers rate as the best. The results, found in the infographic “2013 in Movies: How They Really Stack Up,” might surprise you.
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A Quick Recap Of My First Time At Butt-Numb-A-Thon

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It’s taken me several days to get back to normal and compose my thoughts after attending my first ever Butt-Numb-A-Thon in Austin, Texas. Held every December since 1999, the event is hosted by Ain’t It Cool‘s Harry Knowles in order to celebrate his birthday, and it’s a 24 hour movie marathon featuring an eclectic mix of different types of films including a few unofficial premieres. This will be the 15th iteration of the event.

In order to get a seat, you have to fill out an application answering essay style questions and send in a couple of specific pictures. For extra points, you can create a bonus video based on a specific suggestion.  This year’s idea involved doing your own interpretation of the Good Ship Lollipop song. Harry created this intricate method for entry to Butt-Numb-A-Thon to ensure that only die hard film geeks would be in attendance. With only around 200 seats to fill and (from what I’ve read) probably over 10,000 applicants, it’s a hard event to get into, but somehow, luck was on my side and I was handed a golden ticket to the event. After the jump, find out about all the films I saw as well as what I experienced at one of the coolest film fests I’ve ever attended.

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Dragon Con 2013: Press Interview With Michael Rooker of “The Walking Dead” And “Guardians of the Galaxy”

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During our recent convention coverage at the 2013 Dragon Con event held in Atlanta, MovieViral was lucky enough to be a part of a press interview with the charismatic and fun-loving Michael Rooker. He talked about a lot of things including his role of Merle on The Walking Dead, his friendship with director James Gunn (Slither, Super, Guardians of the Galaxy) and a few small tidbits on his turn as the blue alien Yondu in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Check out the full interview after the break.

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Dragon Con 2013: Interview With B-Movie Scream Queen, Linnea Quigley

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With over 115 films under her belt, Linnea Quigley has gained the reputation of being the quintessential B-movie scream queen. From dancing nude in a cemetary during a zombie outbreak in The Return of the Living Dead to being impaled on antlers in Silent Night, Deadly Night, she’s had her fair share of memorable movie moments. While covering Dragon Con for MovieViral, we were lucky enough to be able to get an exclusive one-on-one interview with the prolific film actress. Check out our full interview with the “Queen of B’s” after the break.

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Dragon Con 2013: Ten Things I Learned From The ‘Billy Dee Williams’ Panel

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As a huge Star Wars fan, I really looked forward to getting Billy Dee Williams’ autograph and attending his panel this year at Dragon Con in Atlanta. I was lucky enough to be able to check both of those items off of my list during the recent Labor day weekend. After the break, check out the ten most interesting things I learned from Williams’ panel, including a social media campaign to get the actor into Star Wars: Episode VII, his thoughts on how his character should be included in the new trilogy and the reason why Lando was wearing Han’s clothes at the end of The Empire Strikes Back.

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Dragon Con 2013: “Machete Kills” Pushes Social Media At Booth

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The marketing people behind Machete Kills, the sequel to Robert Rodriquez’s 2010 hit Machete, decided to make a trip out to Atlanta this year for the popular multi-genre convention, Dragon Con. They set up a booth in one of the busiest hotels of the con, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel. What exactly did they do to market the film Machete Kills to con-goers? Find out after the jump.

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Buffer Festival Is First Festival Dedicated To YouTube Content

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Do you like film festivals but wish they had something like that for YouTube videos? YouTuber Corey Vidal is making that dream a reality with Buffer Festival. The festival is being held in Toronto from November 8th to 10th, and you can read more details about it in the press release after the break.
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