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Two Tech Schools Open Shop

Having seen The Internship and Ashton Kutcher playing Apple's spiritual center in Jobs, it’s safe to say that a career in tech is not only edge-of-your-seat exciting, but also fun for the whole family. Lucky for you, two vocational schools for technology have recently set up camp in Austin. Read More | Comment »

Tech 3:00PM Tue. Jan. 6, Waylon Cunningham

ATX Television Festival Plans Queer as Folk Reunion

It’s not quite necromancy, but the ATX Television Festival does have a remarkable way of reviving interest in long-departed shows. Now, 10 years after it shuffled off this mortal coil and cathode ray tube TVs everywhere, Queer as Folk will be feted at the festival in June, with its creators and select cast coming together for a special reunion event. Read More | Comment »

Television 12:00PM Tue. Jan. 6, Kimberley Jones

Bullock IMAX Goes Digital

In a move that is becoming more and more common, the Bullock Museum IMAX Theatre announced they will be trading in their 70mm film projectors for digital ones. Read More | Comment »

Film 10:30AM Mon. Jan. 5, Josh Kupecki

Top 10 Festival Films You Haven't Seen Yet

2014 is dead, done and gone. But we'll be living with the legacy of its film festivals for months to come. Here's a completely arbitrary selection, in no real order, of some of the titles we liked last year, and think you'll want to see this year. Read More | Comment »

Film 9:00AM Sat. Jan. 3, Richard Whittaker

The Most Read Film Reviews of 2014

Our most read film review of the year was also our most commented on, complete with name-calling and scripture-quoting. After the jump, we revisit the reviews that courted the most clicks. Read More | Comment »

Film 11:31AM Thu. Jan. 1, Kimberley Jones

The Year in Movies, and in Moments

I filed my Top 10 list this year, as every year, with a heavy sigh. Sure, I could number 10 movies that curled my toes, shout out a couple standout performances, and definitely wag a finger at a worst film. But what about, well, the weirder stuff? Read More | Comment »

Film 10:28AM Wed. Dec. 31, 2014, Kimberley Jones

Top 5 Soundtracks and Original Scores of 2014

If you made a mashup of this year’s most memorable film scores and movie soundtracks, and then dropped it at the club, the DJ would shriek, the dance floor would go molten, and the roof, the roof, well, you know how that goes. Read More | Comment »

Film 12:45PM Tue. Dec. 30, 2014, Marc Savlov

Austin documentary expert Karen Skloss takes us back to school
 

One in a Crowd: The Honor Farm

Part teen crush drama, part psychedelic psycho thriller: Director Karen Skloss' debut narrative feature The Honor Farm has a little of everything. Now it wants to add some crowdfunded support. Read More | Comment »

Film 2:33PM Mon. Dec. 29, 2014, Richard Whittaker

Miss someone on your gift list? Play Santa and back local film.
 

One in a Crowd: For Forgetful Gift Givers

So the season of giving is almost over, and you suddenly realize that you left a vital aunt, cousin, or dentist off your list. What's to be done? Rather than raiding the auto spare-parts aisle at your local gas station and gift-wrapping some radiator hoses, why not invest in a crowdfunded, Austin-based project on their behalf? Read More | Comment »

DVD 9:00AM Thu. Dec. 25, 2014, Richard Whittaker

It's Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas

Forget carols and devotional music. In my house, it's not really Christmas until we break out the A Charlie Brown Christmas CD. Read More | Comment »

DVD 9:00AM Wed. Dec. 24, 2014, Richard Whittaker

Alamo Drafthouse Gets OK to Screen The Interview

Ten days ago, there was a secret advance screening of a studio comedy in Austin. Then the world came to a screeching halt, and The Interview was shelved. Now, at least in Austin, audiences will get a chance to catch the controversial comedy, as the Alamo Drafthouse confirms it will host screenings, starting Christmas Day. Read More | Comment »

Film 1:02PM Tue. Dec. 23, 2014, Richard Whittaker

Ain’t It Cool With Harry Knowles Set to Air on KLRU

You could forgive the show’s Kickstarter funders for starting to think it had all been for naught. However, word has arrived today that the money they contributed to finance the taping of a second season of Ain’t It Cool With Harry Knowles has resulted in a deal for the show to be broadcast on KLRU-TV, beginning February 7, 2015. Read More | Comment »

Film 8:00AM Mon. Dec. 22, 2014, Marjorie Baumgarten

DVDanger: Drawn to the Screen

There comes a point in every film fan's life when, screaming, they pull that copy of Frozen out of the player and launch it at the wall because no one needs "Let it Go"-induced PTSD. But don't worry, there's a world of animation out there that doesn't involve Disney at all. Read More | Comment »

DVD 9:00AM Sat. Dec. 20, 2014, Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Horror in 150 Words or Less

The post-Halloween season is supposed to be all mist and mellow fruitfulness. Instead, the home-release racks have been bloodier than Jason Voorhees' cutlery drawer. But time is short, so let's get slashing. Read More | Comment »

DVD 12:15PM Wed. Dec. 17, 2014, Richard Whittaker

Austin Film Critics Name Boyhood Best of Year

The Austin Film Critics Association has given Richard Linklater’s Boyhood top honors in its annual critics awards. A special honorary award went to the late (and formerly homeless) Gary Poulter, who delivered a stunning performance in David Gordon Green’s Joe. Full list after the jump. Read More | Comment »

Film 8:00AM Wed. Dec. 17, 2014, Kimberley Jones

SXSW Film 2015 Coming Into Focus

Ava DuVernay, the acclaimed director of this season’s Selma, has been announced today as one of the keynote speakers at next March’s South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival. Joining her for separate kickoff speeches will be RZA, as well as Mark Duplass, who was previously announced. Read More | Comment »

Film 12:40PM Tue. Dec. 16, 2014, Marjorie Baumgarten

Film Flam

With the year almost over, that means just one thing: The 2015 festival season is almost upon us, and the cavalcade of announcements and premieres means some local filmmakers should be busy booking flights. Read More | Comment »

Film 4:00PM Mon. Dec. 15, 2014, Richard Whittaker

Gazing Back at Other Worlds Austin

Last weekend's Other Worlds Austin has returned to its home planet, but the inaugural year of the city's first dedicated science fiction film festival leaves the winners of its awards, the Cthulhies, behind on Earth. Read More | Comment »

DVD 9:00AM Sat. Dec. 13, 2014, Richard Whittaker

One in a Crowd: Master Class

Do you want to learn to act like Tom Perkins, star of Skinemax's Born to Win, Nothin' to Lose? Then you need to sign up for his Master Class. Read More | Comment »

Film 2:05PM Fri. Dec. 12, 2014, Richard Whittaker

Video Game News Bites

If our Video Game Gift Guide isn't keeping you busy, there's all sorts of video-game-related news happening around town. Make sure you know what's up in case you need some dinner conversation at that ugly-sweater party. Read More | Comment »

Gaming 3:30PM Thu. Dec. 11, 2014, James Renovitch

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