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Cracking the Mighty Coconut
People come back from Belize with strange mementos. Christina and Lucas Martell came back with a laptop full of sand, an animated short, and the beginnings of an animation company.

11:45AM Fri. Jul. 22, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Astraea Sees the Future
"Two years ago, it felt like every other movie was a zombie apocalypse movie." That was the challenge for director Kristjan Thor when he started work on Astraea, to find a new take on the end of the world.

11:50AM Wed. Jul. 20, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

I Like to Watch: Plugging Into Season 2 of Mr. Robot
There has always been a smart-ass didacticism lurking in the shadows of Mr. Robot (which premiered its first two season 2 episodes last week on USA).

12:15PM Tue. Jul. 19, Jacob Clifton Read More | Comment »

Austin Filmmakers Make International Festival Waves
The autumn film festival season isn't quite with us yet. But as Austin film fans brace themselves for news about Austin Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Other Worlds Austin, and more, Austin filmmakers are packing their bags, loading up their Blu-rays, and heading across the planet to show their latest projects.

11:50AM Sun. Jul. 17, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Showtime's SXSW Comedy Puts Austin Culture in the Crosshairs
It’s easy to make jokes about SXSW – the lanyards, the tech scene enthusiasts, even the whiteness (as comedian Moshe Kasher puts it, “diverse kinds of white people”). The six performers for SXSW Comedy With Natasha Leggero never missed an opportunity to capitalize on the ridiculousness of Austin’s culture while they performed in the middle of it.

8:00AM Fri. Jul. 15, Emily Gibson Read More | Comment »

Burning Down The Barn
Ask Justin Seaman, director of loving retro-horror The Barn, what his favorite Eighties VHS shocker is, and it's a simple choice. "Night of the Demons," he said, "but I’m a real fan of The Monster Squad. That’s my heart and soul, that’s what made me want to be a filmmaker, that’s what made me want to make The Barn."

9:00AM Thu. Jul. 14, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Howling with The Pack
There is no worse nightmare for a farmer than finding your livestock dead. It’s an inevitable kick in the gut, made all the harsher when you realize they’ve fallen to predators. Australian siege-horror The Pack amplifies that nightmare by having humanity’s supposed best friend culpable.

5:00PM Wed. Jul. 13, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Howling with The Pack
Austin Police Warn Citizenry About Dangers of Pokémon Go
Senior Public Information Officer Destiny Winston took to the podium today at 2:30pm today to discuss the dangers in playing app of the moment, Pokémon Go.

3:04PM Wed. Jul. 13, James Renovitch Read More | Comment »

Vulcan Video Hammers Southward
Who said video rental stores are dead? Turns out, in Austin they're just migrating to where the renters are. Walking through the packed shelves of the new Vulcan Video, relocated from South Congress to South Manchaca, general manager Kristen Ellisor said, "No one's where they were 10 years ago."

12:30PM Wed. Jul. 13, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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