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Paul Hanley's War: Get Some!

War: what is it good for? Seriously? Do you need a list? It's been a bombastically badass year for armed conflict in the real world, which, granted, is indeed hellish, but it's also been a pretty awesome year for war in the (vastly less orphan-and/or-prosthesis-generating) reel world. Read More | Comment »

Film 1:18PM Thu. Mar. 31, 2011, Marc Savlov

Finders Keepers

VHS junkies Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett stop off in Austin tonight with two screenings of Found Footage Festival 5. Read More | 1 Comment »

Film 3:03PM Wed. Mar. 30, 2011, Kimberley Jones

Godzilla Attacks Austin Books

There aren't many businesses that get honored by the mayor and demolished by a 60,000 ton monster in the same week. But Austin Books and Comics is lucky that way, courtesy of Godzilla and local artist Matt Frank. Read More | Comment »

Film 10:30AM Wed. Mar. 30, 2011, Richard Whittaker

From the 'Are You Frakking Kidding Me?' Files

Austin-based blogger Cindy Casares of Guanabee.com has a knack for turning up some doozies on her beat following Latino life and culture in these United States (see my profile of her here). Read More | Comment »

Web 9:56AM Sat. Mar. 26, 2011, Belinda Acosta

sxswf: Reel Crime, Real Victims

There are some SXSW panels that stick with you. Reel Murder: From Crime Scene to Big Screen wasn't memorable just because of the guests or the topic. It was because the panelists spoke from experience about the horror of violent crime. Read More | Comment »

Film 1:54AM Sat. Mar. 26, 2011, Richard Whittaker

A Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor

Surely, many fans will begin spinning their DVDs now, but two weeks will fly by fast before it's time for Turner Classic Movies' 24-hour Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor, set for Sunday, April 10. Read More | Comment »

Television 11:50AM Wed. Mar. 23, 2011, Belinda Acosta

Casting Call: Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys

Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys is returning for a second season on the Sundance Channel, and show producers are making Austin one of their two stops on their casting call tour. Read More | Comment »

Television 10:07AM Tue. Mar. 22, 2011, Belinda Acosta

SXSW Announces More Award Winners

SXSW Film announced the last three of its audience awards this morning. Without further ado... Read More | Comment »

Film 1:40PM Sat. Mar. 19, 2011, Kimberley Jones

sxswf: Little Deaths

Here's the pitch: three British directors who have won legions of fans via their previous entries at Fantastic Fest create a gooshy tripartite horror anthology film. Remember Amicus Productions' '72 triple-narrative shocker Tales from the Crypt? That was a long time ago. Little Deaths breeds nightmares. Read More | Comment »

Film 5:09PM Wed. Mar. 16, 2011, Marc Savlov

sxswi: Convergence of Traditional & Internet TV

Media consumption on a three inch screen or a 60 inch screen: what's the difference? When it comes right down to it, all most of us want is to turn on the device of our choice and watch what we want to watch, when we want to watch it. Is that so much to ask? Read More | Comment »

Web 4:25PM Wed. Mar. 16, 2011, Belinda Acosta

sxswm: Foo Fighters, Sound and Vision

Tuesday was a pretty good night for the Foo Fighters. First their new documentary Foo Fighters: Back and Forth got its world premiere at a packed Paramount, and then they joined the list of arena bands to have played totally unsecret secret SXSW shows at Stubb's. Read More | 1 Comment »

Film 12:02PM Wed. Mar. 16, 2011, Richard Whittaker

sxswi: Felicia Day Keynote

Felicia Day! Even her name sounds merry. Read More | Comment »

Web 5:52AM Wed. Mar. 16, 2011, Belinda Acosta

sxswf: On the Road Again

Forget Two-Lane Blacktop for a moment. Read More | Comment »

Film 2:09AM Wed. Mar. 16, 2011, Marc Savlov

sxswf: Film Awards Announced

Dragonslayer and Natural Selection came up big winners at tonight's SXSW Film Awards Ceremony, hosted by Owen Egerton. Click through to see all the award winners. Read More | Comment »

Film 9:55PM Tue. Mar. 15, 2011, Kimberley Jones

Previewing Where Soldiers Come From and Armadillo
 

sxswf: Trailer Park Gets Its War On

Trailer Park is getting a late start today – here's to closing down the Chronicle's annual SXSW Film Party! – which provides nice segue to the first of today's trailers. Read More | Comment »

Film 1:00PM Tue. Mar. 15, 2011, Kimberley Jones

sxswf: Secret Screening Out of This World

We got to the Paramount early on Monday, fueled by rumors that the secret screening was anything from Thor to The Hangover 2 (we had gotten the regular secret screening rumors mixed up with the Ain’t It Cool News secret screening rumors, apparently). Read More | Comment »

Film 11:41AM Tue. Mar. 15, 2011, Melanie Haupt

sxswi: "Events Have Become Magazines": More From Bruce Sterling

"The one that I think is way underplayed is that there are a lot of women at SXSWi. It's actually a place where you can show up and score with geek chicks." Read More | Comment »

Film 10:45AM Tue. Mar. 15, 2011, Marc Savlov

sxswi: Outlook Is Bleak?

In anticipation claimed of his Keynote address today (5pm, ACC Ballroom D), the Chronicle chatted up Austin/Belgrade/Turin-based futurist and Hugo Award-winning cyberpunk "visionary in residence" Bruce Sterling. Bleak soundbites after the jump. Read More | Comment »

Tech 4:44AM Tue. Mar. 15, 2011, Marc Savlov

sxswf: Totally Unsucking at 17

If you're an Austinite, you know all about Emily Hagins, the 17-year-old filmmaking phenom already on her third film, but the rest of the world makes her acquaintance tonight when My Sucky Teen Romance debuts at the Paramount. Read More | Comment »

Film 3:07AM Tue. Mar. 15, 2011, Kimberley Jones

sxswf: Famous People Looking Pretty

Team Coco packed the house at the Paramount Sunday to watch the concert doc Conan O'Brien Can't Stop – which, incidentally, just secured a multiplatform (theatrical, VOD, plus) distribution deal. Read More | Comment »

Film 7:33PM Mon. Mar. 14, 2011, Kimberley Jones

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