Highlights From Tribeca, Part 2: More Sweet and Caring Than Carnal

Ticket film critic Piers Marchant shares his favorite flicks as he takes them in at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City: 

Extra reading: Highlights from Tribeca, Part 1: Equal Parts Mad, Creative Genius

Highlights the Tribeca, Part 1: Equal Parts Mad, Creative Cenius

Enjoying the somewhat peculiar charms of the Tribeca Film Festival, I’ve taken in a host of films on my first two days. Here are some of the highlights.

Lambertville Author James McBride to Produce The Good Lord Bird

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In January we interviewed Lambertville author James McBride, who had just won the National Book Award for his novel The Good Lord Bird. When we asked if the book would be made into a movie like his previous work Miracle at St. Anna, he responded that, ”No one’s called … But look, if you write a book because you want someone to turn it into a film, you’re making a mistake.”

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Philly’s Evan Jonigkeit in Mysterious Amazing Spider-Man 2 Post-Credits Scene

Evan Jonigkeit looking none too pretty as Toad in "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

Evan Jonigkeit looking none too pretty as Toad in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn’t open in the U.S. until May 2, but an early release in the U.K. has fans abuzz — not because of the film’s, but because a mysterious post-credits scene features a sequence from the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. 

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ON THE SPOT: Director of Oculus On His First Fear and Creepy Favorite Ingredient for Fake Blood

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Filmmaker Mike Flanagan has an all-too-appropriate hometown. The horror director, whose previous film Absentia, about a missing husband and an eerie tunnel, earned numerous awards on the festival circuit, spent a good deal of his seminal years in Salem, Mass., home of the infamous witch trials. His new film, Oculus, concerns an evil antique mirror and a pair of terrified siblings who have sworn to destroy it after it laid waste to their family. He recently met with Ticket, along with co-producers Trevor Macy and Jason Blum, to discuss the film, and the nature of things that go bump into the night. 

Our Q&A with Mike Flanagan after the jump

ON THE SPOT: Our Hilarious Chat With Cuban Fury and Shaun of the Dead
Star Nick Frost

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British actor Nick Frost is best known as Simon Pegg’s co-pilot in director Edgar Wright’s “Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy,” consisting of the eccentric comedies Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and, most recently, The World’s End. Having completed this project, the two have gone on to new horizons. Pegg was cast as Scotty in J.J. Abrams Star Trek franchise, while Frost, on a peculiar whim, pitched a film to his producer about a heavy-set bloke having to dance on stage.

The result is Cuban Fury, a comedy about a heavy-set bloke who, as a young lad, has a real passion for salsa dancing until it’s brutally beaten out of him by some young thugs the night of a huge dance contest. Years later, he comes to salsa again, this time in order to woo the woman of his dreams (Rashida Jones).

The genial actor met with Ticket to discuss his annoyance at TV chefs, how to properly chop garlic, and a couple of his more OCD preoccupations.

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