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'Rocket' Away

You know the Texas motel in Bottle Rocket where the three bumbling criminals hole up and Anthony falls in love with the comely housekeeper Inez? Yeah, that motel's real, and it's in real danger of closing. Read More | Comment »

Film 1:59PM Tue. Jun. 28, 2011, Kimberley Jones

A 'Party Down' Dispatch

The Alamo Drafthouse folks shot some footage at this weekend's Party Down cast reunion and marathon screening and now fed it to the Internet beast. It basically amounts to a minute and six seconds of Ken Marino running around like an idiot, and yes, you will laugh. Read More | Comment »

Television 12:22PM Mon. Jun. 27, 2011, Kimberley Jones

Get Your Stank On

As part of his his ongoing effort to re-engineer the moviegoing experience as we know it, Robert Rodriguez has stolen a page from no less than John Waters' exploitation film handbook for Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4-D. No, he's not messing about with gender roles, although that would be truly groundbreaking given the genre. Read More | Comment »

Film 7:50AM Mon. Jun. 27, 2011, Marc Savlov

The Art of 'Green Lantern'

It's a pretty good time to be artist Doug Mahnke. Not only is his run on DC Comics' Green Lantern one of the best-selling titles on the racks, but he has been confirmed as the series' regular artist when it relaunches in September at issue one as part of the DCnU revamp. Read More | Comment »

Film 2:28PM Thu. Jun. 23, 2011, Richard Whittaker

This Week's Waste of Time

Every generation a game comes along that speaks to the collective consciousness of America, nay, the world. A game so thick with meaning and beauty, it transcends "art" and channels the divine. That game is Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventure. Something you should know about the auteur behind this game; she friggin' loves ponycorns. Read More | Comment »

Gaming 11:58AM Thu. Jun. 23, 2011, James Renovitch

'Slacker 2011' Trailer Debuts

At last night's 20th anniversary screening of Slacker at Austin Studios, the trailer for Slacker 2011 premiered. As you may recall, it's a scene-by-scene redo of Richard Linklater's slack-classic. Click through to watch the trailer, and have fun playing the "hey, I know that person!" game. Read More | Comment »

Film 11:43AM Thu. Jun. 23, 2011, Kimberley Jones

Greasy Kid Stuff

To quote The Specials, this town is too freaking hot. How hot? It's so hot even the squirrels are fanning their nuts, and summer has only just arrived. Thank goodness Deep Eddy Pool's Summer Spash Party Movie Nights have arrived. Read More | Comment »

Film 6:49AM Thu. Jun. 23, 2011, Marc Savlov

Second night of rubber monster double bills tonight

Godzilla Saves Japan

Godzilla may have started his film career wrecking Japan, but tonight he will be helping rebuild it at Godzilla Fest 2011, a double-bill of rubber monster action for Japan Aid at the Blue Starlite Drive-In. Read More | Comment »

Film 1:00PM Mon. Jun. 20, 2011, Richard Whittaker

They Bring the Party

The Alamo Drafthouse has been hyping for a couple months now their June 26 marathon screening and reunion event of Party Down, the cult comedy Starz declined to renew after two seasons, but they've finally announced what cast will be in attendance, and hot damn you will not be disappointed. Read More | Comment »

Television 4:29PM Wed. Jun. 15, 2011, Kimberley Jones

Big 'Catch'

Following its world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, Austin-produced feature Sushi: The Global Catch took home the Documentary Special Jury Award. Read More | Comment »

Film 2:47PM Wed. Jun. 15, 2011, Kimberley Jones

Good Gossip Never Gets Old

Like the little fizzing thrill that accompanies a good gossip fix, but not the dirty feeling after? Austin's Anne Helen Petersen gives great gossip – witty, informed, yet informal – in a new-ish series called Scandals of Classic Hollywood at the Hairpin. Read More | Comment »

What Are You Looking At? 12:57PM Wed. Jun. 15, 2011, Kimberley Jones

AFF Honors Pixar's John Lasseter

John Lasseter, the creative force behind Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Cars, and its summer sequel (out June 24) will receive the Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking award at this fall's Austin Film Festival. Read More | Comment »

Film 10:00AM Tue. Jun. 14, 2011, Kimberley Jones

A, B, C, Die!

Riddle me this, deadman: what has an international, drop-dread cast, 25 killer directors, and – heh, heh – room for one more? That would be the Drafthouse Films, Timpson Films, and Magnet Releasing's ABCs of Death, "a 26-chapter anthology film that showcases death letter by letter." And guess what? Letter "T" is yours for the taking. Read More | Comment »

Film 2:28PM Mon. Jun. 13, 2011, Marc Savlov

Daikaiju Does Good

Yes, Godzilla is most famous for wreaking havoc, laying waste to whole cities, yada yada, but he'll be a force for good at tonight's benefit screening at the Blue Starlite Drive-In. Read More | Comment »

Film 10:40AM Mon. Jun. 13, 2011, Kimberley Jones

Simon Pegg Gets the Kids All Swoony

Although Craigslist isn't exactly the kind of reading material you'd expect from the super-literate gang at BookPeople, it's a good thing they were looking: They stumbled on a Missed Connection forged in the line to buy Simon Pegg's memoir. Read More | Comment »

Film 8:06PM Sat. Jun. 11, 2011, Kimberley Jones

'Slacker' @ 20 Screening and Party

You might have seen the scads of Austin's finest filmmakers hitting the pavement, re-creating scenes from 1991's Slacker in service of the homage feature that premieres in August. But for now, let's go back to the source. Read More | Comment »

Film 4:53PM Fri. Jun. 10, 2011, Kimberley Jones

This Week's Waste of Time

I've covered the genius of Yoshio Ishii in this blog before. Be it his game of self-cooperation Cursor*10 that inspired this column all those years ago or the star-finding artistic experiments or the Hoshi Saga. I recommend you play all of those games first and then check out the newly released sixth-episode in the Hoshi Saga. Read More | Comment »

Gaming 4:08PM Thu. Jun. 9, 2011, James Renovitch

'Great American Hero' Tim League

First Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO, posted a new “Don’t Talk or Text” PSA on the movie theatre’s blog and sent out a press release about the item. It’s an obscenity-laced rant left on the venue’s answering machine by a young woman upset at having been evicted from the theatre after being warned not to tweet during the movie. Read More | Comment »

Film 6:00PM Wed. Jun. 8, 2011, Marjorie Baumgarten

'Falling Skies' Sneaks Thursday

Aliens invade, earth is in ruins, and humans fight to survive in this eight episode series set to launch on TNT next week. Read More | Comment »

TV Eye 9:24AM Wed. Jun. 8, 2011, Belinda Acosta

Rolling Roadshow slices up 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'

Scream Queens and Head Cheese

Who moved The Texas Chainsaw Massacre house? Formerly on Quick Hill Road near Round Rock, the home of Leatherface and his clan is now the restaurant for the Antlers Hotel in Kingsland. That relocation did not stop the Rolling Roadshow from resurrecting its gory glory days in a special screening with the cast and crew last Saturday. Read More | Comment »

Film 3:44PM Tue. Jun. 7, 2011, Richard Whittaker

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