Wanna Watch Machete With Us?

Thursday livetweet of Robert Rodriguez's Mexploitation classic

So we've gone cutting with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and revved up the engine with Death Proof. Now it's time to swing a Machete for this week's Austin Chronicle live-tweet.

Here's the deal. Every day during the coronavirus lockdown, we've been recommending an Austin-made film to stream as part of our Now Streaming in Austin series. We've gone from beloved comedies like Miss Congeniality, to overlooked treasures such as Fireflies in the Garden, and incredible animations including It's Such a Beautiful Day and Castlevania.

But we're going a little deeper once a week with an tweet-along for one title, and this week we're celebrating Robert Rodriguez's first spin-off from Grindhouse (his wild collaboration with Quentin Tarantino) with a virtual watch party for Machete. Yup, nothing says a good time like Danny Trejo wreaking a path of bloody revenge in his quest for justice!

So at 8pm CST on Thursday, April 9, we'll be livetweeting along with the mad ride that took exploitation cinema back to its perfect, crazy roots. Join us on Twitter (Screens Editor Richard Whittaker will be tweeting from his account @YorkshireTX) and join in, using the hashtag #NowStreamingInAustin.

See you Thursday at 8pm!


• Amazon Prime (Link)
• iTunes (Link)
• Vudu (Link)
• YouTube (Link)

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More by Richard Whittaker
Now Streaming in Austin:
Now Streaming in Austin: "Givertaker"
Throwback horror short warns against messing with the uncanny

May 27, 2020

ATX TV Heads to <i>Room 104</i>
ATX TV Heads to Room 104
Duplass anthology show and more from HBO for free fest

May 27, 2020


Now Streaming in Austin, Machete, Robert Rodriguez

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle