The Mixed Tape

Il Lim’s Acts of Violence out this weekend. by Nolan Wilson Goff

I’ve never been much of a martial arts film fan (outside of the great Tony Jaa). Today in class, Il Lim, the writer-director-star of the upcoming martial arts flick Acts of Violence paid us a visit. He showed a trailer, and I am intrigued. It has some great martial arts action. Hopefully it has a story to back it up. It stars Leelee Sobieski (who got her start in Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut), Lim, and Hellboy himself Ron Perlman.

Lim is a first time filmmaker, but produced every aspect of this film and is now self distributing it. It is having a very limited release at a few Southern California theaters this weekend:

  • AMC 30 at The Block in Orange
  • AMC 20 Rolling Hills in Torrance
  • Bevery Center 13 Cinemas in Beverly Hills
  • AMC Puente Hills 20 in Puente Hills

Check it out. Ron Perlman committed to the film after a first reading of the script and told Lim “A first time director once changed my life.” That director, of course, was Guillermo del Toro.


Sundance Here We Come! by Nolan Wilson Goff

The Mixed Tape is going to the Sundance Film Festival. Sunday afternoon myself and Trevor will begin the trek to Park City, Utah to see the best in independent cinema. Stay tuned here for daily blogs on what’s good, what sucks, and any other news we can get our hands on.

Here are the ten films I am dying to see:

  • Blue Valentine (starring Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams)
  • Howl (starring James Franco)
  • Buried (starring Ryan Reynolds)
  • The Runaways (starring Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning)
  • Hesher (starring Joseph Gordon Levitt, Natalie Portman)
  • The Company Men (starring Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones)
  • Jack Goes Boating (the directorial debut of Philip Seymour Hoffman)
  • The Killer Inside Me (starring Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson)
  • The Romantics (starring Adam Brody, Katie Holmes)
  • Teenage Paparazzo (directed by Adrian Grenier, from Entourage)

Do Not Fret by Nolan Wilson Goff
October 16, 2009, 7:30 am
Filed under: News

Here at The Mixed Tape we are making a film of our own. We will back soon with juicy news nuggets from the entertainment/tech world.

Stay classy.

-Nolan Wilson Goff

P.S. Here is the pre-production poster for our film:

burden of proof poster

Another Horror Remake. by Nolan Wilson Goff

Recently, there has been a terrible trend in Hollywood. The money grubbing executives have fallen victim to a most detestable act: remakes and sequels.

Horror films have experienced the brunt of these remakes as of late – Friday the 13th, The Last House on the Left, to name a few – and they rarely match the quality of the originals. Here is the trailer for the next American horror classic remake –

A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Starring Jackie Earle Haley, as legendary Freddy Krueger, I actually couldn’t be any more excited for this remake. Albeit, I am not an expert on horror films, I am looking forward to where Haley can take the character. Haley is one of the most talented, yet underrated, actors in Hollywood. The cast also includes Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights) and Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption, The Informant!).


For once, I have faith in a remake, thanks to the talented cast.

What do you think about this trailer? And, should Hollywood be remaking classic American films?

– Nolan Wilson Goff

P.S. If you havn’t seen Watchmen, check it out. Haley’s performance is without a doubt Oscar worthy.

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iPhone finally gets MMS! by jedismith89
September 28, 2009, 7:09 am
Filed under: News, Tech, Thoughts | Tags: , , , , ,

MMS a.k.a. Multimedia Media Services a.k.a. Picture messaging was released for the iPhone Sept 25th in the “late morning”and on this date the iPhone got a feature that became popular 6 years ago. That’s 2003 for our math challenged friends (we still love you)


We all feel like AT&T could have handled the situation better but I’m not here to complain… even though I could.


With the lack of picture messaging capabilities since I left Verizon for the iPhone 1 & 1/2 years ago, I learned to adapt and post pictures on twitter and facebook when I wanted to share a funny picture or brag share about my travels.

So my question is:

In this era of social networking, do you even care that you can send photos to specific people or are they too busy checking your twitpic on twitter?

-Trevor Smith

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Gilliam’s Dr. Parnassus; Ledger’s final film by Nolan Wilson Goff
September 25, 2009, 12:47 am
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by Nolan Wilson Goff

Here’s the UK trailer for Heath Ledger’s final performance, Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

I can understand why the film has had trouble finding a distributor (Lionsgate is distributing it in the UK, Sony Pictures Classics in the US). It appears to be a difficult film to market. Nonetheless, this has become one of my most anticipated films of the year. It appears to be an adventure in the same vein as a Lewis Carroll story, with a Baz Luhrmann flair. I am also impressed by the appearance of Ledger’s replacements. I was skeptical when first hearing of the direction Gilliam wanted to take Ledger’s character following his death, but it appears that the clever rewrites have actually paid off with some great work by Jude Law, Colin Farrell, and Johnny Depp. Check out the Variety article detailing the rewrites here

What does everyone think?

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Editor’s Updated Note:  According to IMDB, This film is slated to come out on Friday, December 25, 2009.