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Macon Blair to Direct Toxic Avenger Relaunch
Well, we're Tromatized by this news. Variety has just announced that Austin adoptee and and Austin Film Critics Association award winner Macon Blair will be directing the cinematic relaunch of the schlocky cult favorite The Toxic Avenger.

4:45PM Thu. Mar. 21, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Midnight Shorts
SXSW’s Midnight Shorts earned a buzz screening this year: Something completely unheard of at any festival. Compared to the other short film blocks, this genre-heavy roster was sprinkled with big-name talent, from producer David Gordon Green (“Bronzed”) to horror starlet Maika Monroe (“How to Be Alone”). Here are some of the highlights.

7:32PM Wed. Mar. 20, Jenny Nulf Read More | Comment »

SXSW Panel Recap: Diversity in Video Games: Hard Talk for Change
Ask the average passer-by what a “gamer” looks like, the picture that will form in their mind probably won’t look too different from the stereotype that has dominated pop culture and advertisements since the ‘80s and ‘90s: a young, white, straight male in a backwards baseball cap, perhaps firing off a string of curse words into a microphone.

7:00PM Wed. Mar. 20, Tucker Whatley Read More | Comment »

SXSW Recap: Bozoma Saint John
It’s no secret that the cultural landscape of America and beyond is shifting at the speed of light. It’s becoming all too common for businesses, organization, and brands to publicly flounder in the current of change, either by not changing fast enough with the times, or through misappropriating cultural movements in lame attempts to appear relevant.

5:40PM Wed. Mar. 20, Tucker Whatley Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Amazing Grace
Words fail anyone attempting to describe the singing of Aretha Franklin, a standard this writer won’t be exceeding today. Buy the album Amazing Grace – buy all the albums – and now watch the film (in wide release next month) and wonder at what we gained, and what we have lost.

2:25PM Sun. Mar. 17, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Pet Sematary Premieres at SXSW, but Does the Big-Budget Revival Stand Up?
There may be more iconic Stephen King books than Pet Sematary, but few so thoroughly capture the imagination of non-King readers. As Hollywood struggles to adapt – or re-adapt – as many of King’s novels as they can, this story of raising the dead was always a natural fit for a big-budget revival.

2:15PM Sun. Mar. 17, Matthew Monagle Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Film Review: The Curse of La Llorona
Is there any genre that pushes producers over directors more than horror? For a while we had Eli Roth attached to singular projects, but now his name has been tarnished from a decade of producing mediocre genre movies and not making enough good movies himself to counter this. Now the big name is James Wan.

1:50PM Sat. Mar. 16, Jenny Nulf Read More | Comment »

SXSW Gaming: Noclip Says Love Your Developers
In this epoch of social media, the discourse around games is ruled by the hot take. What works, what’s broken, how much worse a game is than its competition, and a heaping helping of shade thrown on the company that made it, to boot – nothing is off-limits when it comes to picking apart the latest release.

11:00AM Sat. Mar. 16, Tucker Whatley Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: The Day Shall Come
In his groundbreaking and brilliantly confrontational news spoof Brass Eye, British satirist Chris Morris would in each episode take(down) a hot button topic, reflected in the title: “Sex”; “Drugs”; “Crime”; etc. If his new tragicomedy followed that model, it would be called “Security Theater.”

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

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SXSW Music News: Arthur Brown Cancels Performance After New Zealand Mosque Shooter Plays “Fire” The Crazy World of Arthur Brown will not play at Waterloo Records today
Crisis Pregnancy Center Pushed Out Abortion Provider Whole Woman’s Health Anti-abortion CPC to replace reproductive health clinic
Batman’s Iconic Emblem Lights up Lady Bird Lake for Caped Crusader’s 80th Anniversary Congress Ave. Bridge and its resident bats proved the perfect backdrop
SXSW Music Review: From the Hills With Love Israel Nash’s answer to Luck Reunion and Revival Experience

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