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Austin Film Festival Announces (Almost) Full Slate

With its prime perch in late October, the Austin Film Festival traditionally has gifted local audiences with their first shot at seeing the year’s Oscar bait. Read More | Comment »

Film 12:00PM Wed. Sep. 17, Kimberley Jones

Kyle Reimergartin and Ben Esposito talk games before Fantastic Arcade
 

Cats vs. Raccoons

Conducting an interview with indie game developers Kyle Reimergartin and Ben Esposito via conference call might have been a mistake. Their voices sound similar on the phone, and when asked “Who said that?” the response was “Precisely. Kyle did, and also Ben.” Hmmm. Read More | Comment »

Gaming 10:00AM Wed. Sep. 17, James Renovitch

Other Worlds Austin Has a Time Lapse

Check your watches: Other Worlds Austin, the city's first ever dedicated science fiction festival, has announced its centerpiece film, chronological conundrum Time Lapse.

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Film 10:00AM Tue. Sep. 16, Richard Whittaker

Staring Into the Abyss With Mike Mignola

Mike Mignola created Hellboy and the world of the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense. Now he's slowly destroying it. He says, "There's a map in [writer] Scott Allie's office, marking out what's left." Read More | Comment »

Film 6:00PM Mon. Sep. 15, Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: The Battery

Necessity is the mother of invention. Sometimes, so are road blocks. That's part of why Jeremy Gardner wrote and directed indie horror The Battery, out of "frustration with the process of pounding the pavement and going to auditions." Read More | Comment »

DVD 8:00AM Sat. Sep. 13, Richard Whittaker

One in a Crowd: Far Western

Music transcends borders. But when a musical form that is so connected to one place is embraced in another nation, there's always a story to be told. Read More | Comment »

Film 3:11PM Fri. Sep. 12, Richard Whittaker

BFFs: Lady Bromance or Romance?

What would it take to get you up a telephone pole despite a crippling fear of heights? For Tara Karsian and Andrea Grano, the ladies who created BFFsscreening tomorrow as part of aGLIFF – it was an attempt at movie magic. Luckily for them, it was a successful attempt that offered one of the most touching (and hilarious) scenes in their 95-minute film. Read More | Comment »

Film 2:42PM Wed. Sep. 10, Sarah Marloff

Fantastic Fest Gives Us the Horns

With the clock ticking (eight days and counting, folks), Fantastic Fest has announced its final wave of films, with Daniel Radcliffe's collaboration with Joe Hill, Horns, leading a pack that includes a host of premieres and some surprise returns. Read More | Comment »

Film 12:12PM Wed. Sep. 10, Richard Whittaker

TIFF Files: Fest Dibs, Good for Squibs?

A different rhythm can be felt at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival as everyone adjusts to their personal timetables to the scheduling changes brought about by the festival’s new edict that requires a film to make its official debut – or at least its North American debut – at TIFF. Read More | Comment »

Film 10:45AM Wed. Sep. 10, Marjorie Baumgarten

The Daily Show Is Coming to Austin

Who’s ready to have another laugh about our state’s deeply perplexing political landscape? Read More | Comment »

TV Eye 12:37PM Tue. Sep. 9, Chase Hoffberger

SXSW Interactive Adds Speakers

SXSW Interactive dropped a handful of names to keep excitement for next year's event high. The added speakers include a chef, the creator of The Walking Dead, a bionic man, and a handful of entrepreneurial self-helpers. Get to know your future. Read More | Comment »

Tech 2:00PM Mon. Sep. 8, James Renovitch

DVDanger: Retro Redemption

Ah, 1976 to 1983. There will never be another time like it for cinematic obsession, and the makers of The Stream (Cinedigm) know it. That's when every kid loved Star Wars. OK, except maybe that one weird kid that claimed Battlestar Galactica was better, but that was up there with eating paste. Read More | Comment »

DVD 8:00AM Sat. Sep. 6, Richard Whittaker

TIFF Files: Off to the Races

Greetings from the Toronto International Film Festival, where I arrived on Thursday after about 13 hours of travel from Texas. Travel complications added to the time it normally takes to escape the Lone Star State, but the result is that my entire first fest day was relegated to transportation. Ugh. Read More | Comment »

Film 7:30AM Sat. Sep. 6, Marjorie Baumgarten

Obscene Beauty

Blood. Gore. Mutilation. Art. This weekend, new film series Sunday Bloody Cinema will be accentuating the creativity behind taboo films. For curator Lindsey Alloway, "This is not a horror series." Read More | Comment »

Film 3:10PM Fri. Sep. 5, Richard Whittaker

One in a Crowd: Gaming Edition

Three local games from experienced developers take to Kickstarter. Check out the pitches and donate if you’re inspired. Read More | Comment »

Gaming 11:30AM Fri. Sep. 5, James Renovitch

AFS Grants Announced

The Austin Film Society is at it again: giving away money to filmmakers and their projects. The 2014 recipients of AFS Grants (formerly the Texas Filmmakers’ Production Fund) and Travel Grants have been announced today. Read More | Comment »

Film 2:15PM Tue. Sep. 2, Marjorie Baumgarten

One in a Crowd: Florence and Living Springs

In this time of terrible drought, it seems Austinites feel closer than ever to the water that flows through the city. Web series Living Springs needs your help to explain the science, the history, and the cultural significance of Barton Springs. Read More | Comment »

Film 10:48AM Sun. Aug. 31, Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Identity Crisis

"You're in my place." With those opening words, The Double (Magnolia) sums up that moment of pure existential fear that our lives are not our own. Read More | Comment »

DVD 6:00PM Sat. Aug. 30, Richard Whittaker

Outlander Is the Rare Adaptation That Gets It Right

Diana Gabaldon's best-selling Outlander book series has finally been brought to the small screen in a 16-episode series on the Starz cable network, making fans – and I'm one of them – deliriously happy. Read More | Comment »

Television 11:14AM Fri. Aug. 29, Virginia B. Wood

Local Video Game News

Overall it was a terrible week for makers and lovers of video games. Locally, things were significantly brighter with new shows, contests, and business deals to help cheer you up. Read More | Comment »

Gaming 8:00AM Fri. Aug. 29, James Renovitch

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