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Chasing The Good Dinosaur
From lakeside antics with Winsor McCay's Gertie, across The Land Before Time, through the gates of Jurassic Park, animators have always been fascinated by dinosaurs. So why does Jon Reisch, effects supervisor for Pixar's new The Good Dinosaur, think we're so fixated on our ancient predecessors?

9:00AM Wed. Nov. 25, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

I Luv Video Quits Guadalupe
It's strange news for film fans: I Luv Video, one of the nation's last remaining VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray rental stores, is closing its Guadalupe location near UT, and consolidating its stock to its surviving store on Airport Boulevard. End result? The owners say it will be the biggest video store in the world.

7:02PM Tue. Nov. 24, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Onur Tukel Talks Applesauce
There's self-deprecating, and then there's Onur Tukel. When the actor, screenwriter, director, graphic designer, and kids' author was called a polymath in an email, he wrote back, "A polymath is a person of wide-ranging knowledge or learning. I had to look that up, Richard, so I'm clearly not."

10:01AM Tue. Nov. 24, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

One in a Crowd: Quaker Oaths
In a Quaker wedding, every guest signs the marriage certificate, a tradition that signifies the bond of community. But what happens when that marriage fails? In Quaker Oaths, it means the couple must track down every person from the wedding to get them to cross their name off the list so they can make the divorce official.

2:40PM Sat. Nov. 21, Josh Kupecki Read More | Comment »

By Hook or by Crook
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since we first heard the Lost Boys chant, "Rufio, Rufio, Ru-fi-oooooo!" in Hook.

1:15PM Fri. Nov. 20, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

Other Worlds Austin Lights the Embers
Science-fiction film festival Other Worlds Austin has filled the final slot of its schedule by announcing that post-apocalyptic drama Embers will be its closing night drama.

5:00PM Thu. Nov. 19, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Announces Dewey Winburne Community Service Awards
Co-founder of SXSW Interactive, Dewey Winburne, died in 2009, but his legacy continues in myriad ways including eponymous annual awards. The honorees of said award were announced today and consist of scholars, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and environmentalists with one thing in common: a desire to serve the greater good.

4:20PM Thu. Nov. 19, James Renovitch Read More | Comment »

SXSW Announces Opening Night Film
South by Southwest Film announced its opening night film today, and (surprise!) it's the latest from Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater.

2:00PM Tue. Nov. 17, Josh Kupecki Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Bound to Vengeance
Why do writers have such a tough time writing female action leads? It seems like we should be well past the era of the damsel in distress, but the genre seems to fall back on the helpless heroine more than it does the image of outgunned but resourceful? Where's our Jane McClane, goddammit?

10:00AM Sat. Nov. 14, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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