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Alamo Drafthouse's Rolling Roadshow Returns
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water – because, you know, there isn’t any – the Alamo Drafthouse’s semi-dormant Rolling Roadshow has announced the return of “Jaws on the Water,” Sun., June 27 and Sat., July 11 at Texas Ski Ranch in New Braunfels. Tickets for these events will go on sale Fri., May 22, at noon.

7:00AM Thu. May 21, Marc Savlov Read More | Comment »

Housecore Horror Moves to San Antonio
From tragedy, triumph. The Housecore Horror Festival, which many feared would end with the death of founder Corey Mitchell, will return for a third year. However, there's a big change: The combination horror/metal fest leaves Austin for San Antonio.

1:40PM Wed. May 20, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Things That Go Bump
Two weeks of rain in Austin. Good for the flowers, the lakes are up, the sun is vanquished. You'd almost think it was Halloween, and that's a good thing. So it's probably a good time to take advantage of the miserable weather to look through some recent horror releases.

10:00AM Sat. May 16, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Mad Men Series Finale This Weekend
If we are living in a new golden age of television, part of it ends Sunday night. From The Sopranos and The Wire to Breaking Bad and Mad Men, the past decade and a half has been pivotal in transitioning television from an also-ran to in many ways the superior of its silver-screen cousin, film.

3:30PM Fri. May 15, Rod Machen Read More | Comment »

Mad Men Series Finale This Weekend
 
One in a Crowd: The Prequels Strike Back
There's no easier target in cinema than the Star Wars prequels. But new documentary The Prequels Strike Back could prove that the critics have missed the point.

9:00AM Fri. May 15, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Violet Crown Recommits to Arlo & Julie
Following the successful opening-week run of Arlo & Julie in its debut last Friday, May 8, the Violet Crown Cinema has carried over Steve Mims’ Austin-made film for another week. To thank the fans, Mims & Co. are providing patrons with exclusive collectors' items from the film.

5:15PM Thu. May 14, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

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Elliott Smith Doc Debuts in Austin
Last week, the world glimpsed insight into the life and death of Kurt Cobain, thanks to Brett Morgen’s impeccable Nirvana documentary Montage of Heck. This week brought the release of director Nickolas Rossi’s quest to shed light on another late songwriting sage, Elliott Smith. Monday night, the Alamo Ritz screened the doc’s local debut.

10:00AM Wed. May 13, Neph Basedow Read More | Comment »

Paramount Announces Summer Film Lineup
Despite the kvetching you may overhear at your local (soon to be demolished?) watering hole, Austin remains a unique and singular city, with a thriving arts and film community. One of those cinematic oases is (and hopefully always will be) the Paramount Theatre, a magical place that has been entertaining audiences for a century.

10:01AM Tue. May 12, Josh Kupecki Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Mad Max
There aren't many film franchises that can last nearly four decades. Star Wars. Star Trek. And an unexpected little Australian underdog, the Mad Max movies.

9:00AM Sat. May 9, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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