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Blood Over Texas Gets Fleshy

Ah, the Eighties. When slashers minced and mangled, bodies were horrors, and poltergeists spent all their time harassing Midwestern families. Good times, good times, and local horror society Blood Over Texas wants to resurrect them with Splatterdrome, a celebration of all things terrible and technological. Read More | Comment »

Film 1:45PM Fri. Aug. 22, Richard Whittaker

One in a Crowd: 'More than 4 Hours'

Bryan Poyser has something to show you. But he may need to see a doctor and a film crew about it first. Read More | Comment »

Film 9:10AM Fri. Aug. 22, Richard Whittaker

MondoCon Unleashes Loaded Lineup

Just set up your line of credit now. MondoCon, the first convention dedicated to graphically inclined film fanatics at print mavens Mondo, has just announced its 2014 programming, plus the first poster for the Austin art crew from Alex Ross Read More | Comment »

Film 12:05PM Thu. Aug. 21, Richard Whittaker

Capital City Black Film Festival Returns

Now in its second year, the Capital City Black Film Festival has enjoyed enough increased attention and additional submissions to warrant a move to the more expansive Palmer Events Center. Read More | Comment »

Film 12:57PM Wed. Aug. 20, Kahron Spearman

Austin Film Festival Showcases Linklater, Cumberbatch

The Austin Film Festival has just announced its first wave of films for its 2014 gathering, with new movies starring Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, James Franco, and (calm yourselves) Benedict Cumberbatch. Plus, Austin's most famous director finds himself on the other side of the lens for once. Read More | Comment »

Film 11:46AM Wed. Aug. 20, Richard Whittaker

Your Shortcut to FXX’s ‘The Simpsons’ Marathon

On Thursday, FXX launches an historic TV marathon, airing all 25 seasons of The Simpsons back to back to back. But since most of us can’t sit out work for 12 days straight to watch reruns, and recording 552 episodes would break even the hardiest of DVRs, we've whittled down the field to 11 not to miss. Read More | Comment »

Television 9:05AM Wed. Aug. 20

From Sin City to Odd City

Ain't nothing odd about a little sin. So it makes sense that Austin's newest suspects in the poster biz, Odd City, will be releasing a special Sin City: A Dame to Kill For print for the Austin Film Society screening of Robert Rodriguez's new super-stylized neo-retro-noir. Read More | Comment »

Film 1:01PM Sat. Aug. 16, Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Of Teenage Turtles and Grown-Up Bronies

Answer honestly. Were you a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kid, or a My Little Pony fan? And which are you now? Read More | Comment »

DVD 9:01AM Sat. Aug. 16, Richard Whittaker

Local Filmmaker Battles Plagiarizer

Here's a new twist on forgery. Somebody allegedly stole Clay Liford's short film, excised the credits, and labeled it as his own. Read More | Comment »

Film 3:40PM Fri. Aug. 15, Neha Aziz

One in a Crowd: 'Calls to Okies'

From Okie Noodling to Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo, Bradley Beesley is a familiar name around Austin's filmmaking community. But even if he lives in Austin, his roots remain in his native Oklahoma, and he's crowdfunding his latest documentary, Calls to Okies, to recall one Sooner State myth. Read More | Comment »

Film 9:30AM Fri. Aug. 15, Richard Whittaker

aGLIFF Announces Full Lineup

The Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival has announced the complete lineup for the 27th annual event, which takes place Sept. 10-14 at the newly renovated Alamo Darfthouse South Lamar. Read More | Comment »

Film 9:00AM Fri. Aug. 15, Marjorie Baumgarten

Housecore Horror Calls for More 'Saw

The Housecore Horror Film Festival had already announced that it will be the location of the official 40th anniversary cast and crew reunion of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Now the family gets bigger, with the announcement of special guests from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2, and anti-digital joy with special VHS and 35mm screenings. Read More | Comment »

Film 4:30PM Thu. Aug. 14, Richard Whittaker

Tarantino Sits in 'The Director's Chair'

"I've been preparing for this interview for 22 years." Those are pretty much Robert Rodriguez's opening words as he sits down opposite his old friend Quentin Tarantino for his show The Director's Chair. The episode, debuting tonight on the El Rey Network, is as much bonding session as retrospective. Read More | Comment »

Television 1:38PM Wed. Aug. 13, Richard Whittaker

Alamo South Lamar Is Alive!

It lives! Yes, after almost two years of a complete rebuild, the Alamo South Lamar will reopen on Aug. 16, with Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo as the centerpiece film for the weekend. Read More | Comment »

Film 4:50PM Tue. Aug. 12, Richard Whittaker

The Hundred Foot Journey Feast

If the trailers for the summer's newest foodie film have piqued your culinary curiosity, the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline is offering a four-course feast on Wednesday, Aug. 20 that food-loving film fans won't want to miss. Read More | Comment »

Film 1:45PM Tue. Aug. 12, Virginia B. Wood

Fantastic Arcade Announces Spotlight Games

The Fantastic Arcade makes its triumphant return to the Drafthouse/Highball on South Lamar Sept. 18-21. As always, the playable portion of the Fantastic Fest is free and open to the public. Just show up and play some of the best indie games from around the world. What games? We’re glad you asked. Read More | Comment »

Gaming 8:15AM Mon. Aug. 11, James Renovitch

DVDanger: When Fine Actors Attack

Remember when being a leading actor in a horror movie was cool? Like, Jack Nicholson in The Shining cool, and not, "Why haven't you fired your agent?" cool? We do. Read More | Comment »

DVD 9:00AM Sat. Aug. 9, Richard Whittaker

Dames, Turtles, and More

The Austin Film Society will host the Texas premiere of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the followup to 2005’s Frank Miller’s Sin City. Rodriguez will introduce the film and stick around for a Q&A afterward. The screening is set for Wednesday, August 20, at the Paramount Theatre at 7pm. Read More | Comment »

Film Flam 10:45AM Fri. Aug. 8, Marjorie Baumgarten

One in a Crowd: 'Iris'

Battle stations, people, this is not a drill. There's a local film project with only two days left on its crowdfunding plan, and they need your help to get over the line. Read More | Comment »

Film 10:08AM Fri. Aug. 8, Richard Whittaker

A Filmmaker Remembered

The German experimental filmmaker Harun Farocki died last week and the folks at Experimental Response Cinema leaped into action to plan a memorial screening tonight, 7:30pm, at the Austin Studios Screening Room. Read More | Comment »

Film 5:05PM Wed. Aug. 6, Marjorie Baumgarten

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