SXSW 2010 – Minidisc 1 – Day 1 – Kick Ass and Predators

Greetings CriterionCast listeners! Hopefully you were all following my adventures in Austin via Twitter and Facebook over the past week, to read all about which movies I loved, how late the buses were running, and how often I had to recharge my iPhone from all of the tweeting.

On Saturday, Day 2 of SXSW, Rudie and I hopped on Skype while I was hanging out in a hallway in the Convention Center to chat about my experiences so far at SXSW. The audio quality is certainly not very good, and we are not very structured in our discussion. We also spoil the hell out of Kick Ass (both the Comics and the Movie), but not until the end of the podcast, so if you’re interested in staying unspoiled until the movie comes out, you may want to skip that part.

Overall, I had an incredible experience at SXSW this year. It was an incredible chance to meet people from every aspect of the filmmaking business, from production to distribution to criticism. You can find all of my reviews for SXSW here. So far, I’ve written up my screenings of Kick Ass, Predators (First Look), and Micmacs. Look forward to write ups for: Tiny Furniture, Centurion, Cherry, Vital Signs, People vs. George Lucas, Earthling, The Passion of Joan of Arc with the live score, as well as all of the panels that I attended. I video recorded some of the Q&A’s with the directors after the screenings, and I’ll try to get those uploaded ASAP.

Again, thank you all for your support as we attempt to grow as a film blog and podcast, we would not be doing any of this if it weren’t for you, the listeners and readers of our little endeavor here at

Ryan Gallagher

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