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SXSW Interactive Announces Programming

In addition to the big names announced last week – including Russell Brand, Brian Grazer, and others –  SXSW named a whole bunch of panels and speakers this morning. How many you ask? Well over 700 were named in this initial list. Read More | Comment »

Tech 12:46PM Mon. Oct. 20, James Renovitch

One in a Crowd: Found Footage 3D

Being an indie-horror-comedy is hard. That's why so many filmmakers turn to crowdfunding. But Found Footage 3D may have an ace up its sleeve: Producer Kim Henkel is offering an unbelievable oddity from his own personal The Texas Chain Saw Massacre archives as a donor incentive. Read More | Comment »

Film 12:41PM Fri. Oct. 17, Richard Whittaker

Jason Reitman (Not) Versus the Internet

Internet porn. Abusive online gaming forums. Prostitution websites. Bulletin boards for adulterers. Men, Women & Children, the latest from director Jason Reitman, has every sin the World Wide Web offers. But don’t call him a technophobe. He said, "I see the Internet as an inanimate concept that is a reflection of us.” Read More | Comment »

Film 8:45AM Fri. Oct. 17, Richard Whittaker

Other Worlds Austin Announces Lineup

Clones, zombie hands, eternal nights, and a day's worth of shorts: New sci fi festival Other Worlds Austin has announced the complete lineup for its inaugural excursion. Read More | Comment »

Film 1:33PM Thu. Oct. 16, Richard Whittaker

SXSW Announces SXstyle

SXSW Interactive announced their inaugural SXstyle offshoot that will explore the space where fashion, technology, and the Internet overlap in the ever-expanding Venn diagram that is South by Southwest. Read More | Comment »

Tech 11:00AM Wed. Oct. 15, James Renovitch

Pink Saris and Big Sticks

Clad in pink saris and wielding big sticks, a small group of women in rural North India has swelled into a national movement for women’s rights and social reform. Gulabi Gang (The Pink Gang) is a documentary about this homegrown vigilante women’s movement, and is screening in Austin on Wednesday. Read More | Comment »

Film 4:45PM Tue. Oct. 14, Vijay Ganju

DVDanger: The Evil That Men Do

Is evil something that we do, or something that we allow to happen? In German morality tale Nothing Bad Can Happen (Drafthouse Films), it's something we must endure to overcome. Read More | Comment »

DVD 1:30PM Tue. Oct. 14, Richard Whittaker

Other Worlds Austin Opens With The Well

Get ready for eco-horror: As the seemingly never-ending Texas drought continues to bake us, Other Worlds Austin has announced its opening night film as a dramatic reminder that the water wars are coming. Read More | Comment »

Film 2:17PM Tue. Oct. 7, Richard Whittaker

The New Nerddom

Between the celebrity photo ops, the cast reunions, and artists taking commissions, there were some serious points being debated at Wizard World Austin Comic Con. Read More | Comment »

Tech 4:35PM Sun. Oct. 5, Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Sasquatch and Zombies and Demons, Oh My!

Halloween is almost upon us. Well, close enough for horror fans to start scheduling their October movie selections. Read More | Comment »

DVD 9:00AM Fri. Oct. 3, Richard Whittaker

Learning More ABCs

From amateur assassins to a teenage zygote, alphabetical horror anthology The ABCs of Death 2 was an education in morbidity at Fantastic Fest 2014. As the anthology is unleashed upon VOD today, three of the segment directors tell us about their miniaturized tales that witness madness. Read More | Comment »

Film 5:55PM Thu. Oct. 2, Richard Whittaker

Putting the Austin Into Wizard World Austin

Wizard World, the traveling celebration of all things geek, wondrous, collectible and nerdy, arrives in Austin today. But aside from all the Hollywood names, wrestling legends, and heavy-hitting comics icons, there's some Austinites heading up the programming. Here's a quick guide for some local names that you may not want to miss. Read More | Comment »

Tech 5:36PM Thu. Oct. 2, Richard Whittaker

Drizly Delivers Drunkenness to Your Door

With the success of Favor, the food and sundries delivery service, one of the few things left that can't be delivered to your door is the lifeblood of Austin, alcohol. Well that drought is about to end with the introduction of Drizly to our buzzed burg. Read More | Comment »

Web 9:00AM Thu. Oct. 2, James Renovitch

Eugenio del Bosque Departs Cine las Americas

The Cine las Americas International Film Festival announced today that Executive Director Eugenio del Bosque will be stepping down from his position on Oct. 17. Del Bosque has been in the position for six years; he first joined CLAIFF in 2002 as Program Director. Read More | Comment »

Film 1:01PM Wed. Oct. 1, Kimberley Jones

SXSW Interactive Announces Opening Keynote

She may not be a household name, but Paola Antonelli credentials are bordering on perfect. She’s a guru of design and the interaction between people and things. If that isn’t a good fit for SXSW Interactive then we’re just not sure if anyone is good enough. Read More | Comment »

Tech 11:00AM Wed. Oct. 1, James Renovitch

AFF Snags Jon Stewart’s Rosewater

When The Daily Show with Jon Stewart announced earlier this month that the show would set up shop in Austin Oct. 27-30 for a midterm elections package called Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess, savvy cineastes took note of the fortuitous timing: Wasn't there a film fest going on then? And didn't Jon Stewart have a movie coming out? Read More | Comment »

Film 12:11PM Tue. Sep. 30, Kimberley Jones

Don Hertzfeldt Takes Homer Simpson to a Terrifying Future

Austin animator Don Hertzfeldt guest-animated a stretch of The Simpsons’ opening credits last night, wherein Homer's trip to the couch to watch TV turned into a time-travel to a terrifying future of ectoplasmic blobs, a consumerist dark lord, and flipper fetishism. Read More | Comment »

Television 10:39AM Mon. Sep. 29, Kimberley Jones

Fantastic Fest 2014: Simon Barrett Brings The Guest

It's day eight of Fantastic Fest, and Simon Barrett may be the only person who doesn't look like 10 miles of bad road. The writer of 80s-tinged horror-thriller The Guest wisely only arrived for the second half of the bacchanalia. He said, "Normally I'm in way worse shape by now." Read More | Comment »

Film 8:00AM Sat. Sep. 27, Richard Whittaker

Local Game Music Gets Orchestrated

The Austin Civic Orchestra kicks off its season this weekend by embracing the Past & Present. Video game enthusiasts might be interested in the "present" portion of the show with locally composed music from the seminal Wing Commander series. It wouldn't hurt for you to hear some Beethoven either. Read More | Comment »

Gaming 4:00PM Fri. Sep. 26, James Renovitch

Fantastic Fest 2014: The Duke of Burgundy

If there's a lesson to be learned from The Duke of Burgundy, the latest exquisite puzzle picture by British director Peter Strickland, it's this: Being the dom in a sub-dom relationship is really tiring. Read More | Comment »

Film 4:45PM Thu. Sep. 25, Richard Whittaker

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