Pet Sematary to close SXSW 2019 Film Festival

Sometimes dead is … best saved for last. South by Southwest has finalized their film programming with the announcement of their Midnighters, Festival Favorites, and other flavorful additions. Among the many highlights is Paramount’s Pet Sematary closing out the festival. “Programming the SXSW Midnighters section is always a favorite part of my job, and this year was no exception,” said Jarod Neece, SXSW Senior Film Programmer, in an official statement. “We get to peek into the collective consciousness of the world of genre filmmakers working today. “This year’s selections are a mix of horror, thriller, sci-fi and fantasy with a good dose of feral children, haunted houses, extraterrestrial creatures and the undead to creep out SXSW audiences late into the night,” he continued. Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer’s reimagining of Stephen King’s 1983 novel will serve as a fitting bookend to the festival, seeing how Jordan Peele’s Us will tip off the festivities a week prior. It’s also something of a sentimental graduation for the two filmmakers as their breakthrough film, Starry Eyes, originally made its world premiere at the festival’s 2014 installment. Other highlights include Lupita Nyong’o’s Little Monsters, Alex Ross Perry’s Her Smell, highly anticipated documentary I Am […]

Confirmed: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper to perform “Shallow” at Oscars

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper will take the stage at next month’s Academy Awards to perform “Shallow”, their duet from A Star is Born. “Shallow” is one of five nominees in the Best Original Song category. Other contenders include Kendrick Lamar and SZA for “All the Stars” (Black Panther); David Rawlings and Gillian Welch for “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs); Diane Warren for “I’ll Fight” (RBG); and Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman for “The Place Where Lost Things Go” (Mary Poppins Returns). Along with Gaga and Cooper, the telecast promises Jennifer Hudson, who will sing “I’ll Fight”, and Rawlings and Welch, who will perform “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings”. Additionally, the Oscars is teasing a performance of “The Place Where Lost Things Go” by a “surprise special guest.” For what it’s worth, Emily Blunt sings the song in the film. As of now, it’s unclear whether Kendrick and SZA will also take the stage, though we certainly hope that will be the case. The 2019 Academy Awards takes place Sunday, February 24th and will air live on ABC. Last month, Gaga and Cooper performed “Shallow” together live for the first […]