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Top 10 Festival Films You Haven't Seen Yet
One great perk of being a film fan in Austin is that, with so many festivals, it's easy to get a sneak peek at titles that won't hit screens for another year. So here's a quick rundown of some of the best, quirkiest, weirdest, saddest, most moving, and laugh-generating movies to which you can look forward.

8:00AM Sun. Jan. 1, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Top 10 Horror Films of 2016
Humor is subjective. Terror is arguably more universal. And as we stare into the unblinking, Sauron-esque eye of 2017, it's a good time to look back on the most terrifying cinematic and home releases of 2016.

8:00AM Sat. Dec. 31, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Horror for the Holidays Part II
Hell, as Jean-Paul Sartre so adroitly concluded, is other people. So while many people regard the holiday season as one for gathering with loved ones, for others it's a soul-crushing trip into the bosom of the beast. So what better way to get over it all than seeing everyone get their comeuppance?

8:00PM Fri. Dec. 30, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Austin Says Farewell to Carrie Fisher
The hearts of film fans are a little heavier today after the death yesterday of writer and actress Carrie Fisher. So this week Austin's cinemas are paying tribute to the child of Hollywood royalty who became an icon as Princess Leia, and then became a whip-smart author and script doctor.

11:08AM Wed. Dec. 28, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

It's a Wonderful Lie
Christmas movies usually come wrapped in a message: appreciate the little things; treat your fellow man with kindness; believe in Santa; don’t shoot your eye out. The moral of the story in 1945's less-canonical Christmas in Connecticut? Lie through your teeth, and lovely things may come to you.

8:00AM Sat. Dec. 24, 2016, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: I Am Not a Serial Killer
Repeat after me: I am not a serial killer. I am not a serial killer. I Am Not a Serial Killer.

2:15PM Fri. Dec. 23, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Cindy Stowell Is a Jeopardy! Champ and Champion for Cancer Research
Diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer, Austin resident and science content developer Cindy Stowell competed in late summer on Jeopardy! with the mission of donating her winnings to cancer research.

8:05AM Wed. Dec. 21, 2016, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Blue Starlite Lights Up in Buda
Time to take the urban out of the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In. Austin's retro outdoor cinematic experience is relocating from the backlot of Austin Studios at East 51st, and moving to open land in Buda, to become the nation's first camp-out cinema. Founder Josh Frank said, "I want to do something that no one else has done before."

1:30PM Tue. Dec. 20, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Horror for the Holidays, Part 1
Let's be honest, no one is really ready for the holidays this year. It's hard to get festive when it feels like the end times are just around the corner. So, in this new spirit of the season, here's some recent home release recommendations that draw on the ghosts with nothing to do with Christmas past.

9:00AM Fri. Dec. 16, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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