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ATX Television Festival: Sweet/Vicious
You might be tempted to file MTV’s now-cancelled Sweet/Vicious under “gone too soon,” but judging by the diehard crowd that assembled for ATX Television Festival’s Saturday panel, the fanbase isn’t ready to let this one go.

9:01PM Sun. Jun. 11, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

ATX Television Festival: Northern Exposure
It’s been off the air for two-plus decades, but only a few minutes in to a retrospective screening of Northern Exposure, the early Nineties show about a New York doctor uneasily adapting to life in small-town Cicely, Alaska, and you could feel the Alamo Ritz flood with good feelings.

10:10PM Sat. Jun. 10, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

ATX Television Festival: The Presidents of the State of TV
ATX Television Festival has built its reputation on stars and shows and writers and directors. This year, the studio elevator went all the way to the top floor with five network presidents present. As festival founder Emily Gipson explained, "Panels like this don't happen very often."

12:45PM Sat. Jun. 10, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

ATX Television Festival: Playing House
BFFs onscreen and off, Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham debuted the first episode of Playing House’s upcoming third season at the ATX Television Festival on Friday. In a post-screening Q&A, moderator Chris Harnick (E! News) prefaced a question with, “Obviously you guys are close.”

12:39PM Sat. Jun. 10, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Who Trolls the Trolls?
Austin filmmaker Lex Lybrand likes HBO's tech-bro comedy Silicon Valley. That's why he was a little surprised that this week's episode bore suspiciously striking similarities to his film The Trolls. He said, "If you take the synopsis from my film, and you remove the word Texas, it doubles as a synopsis of Sunday's episode."

3:45PM Thu. Jun. 8, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Who Trolls the Trolls?
DVDanger: RWBY Volume 4
There's a stack of half-empty pizza boxes at Rooster Teeth. It's not leftovers from a production meeting, but the happy vestiges of a Make-a-Wish visit to the Austin-based online studio. It's all part of Barbara Dunkelman's job as the company's community manager, but it's not her only job around here.

3:30PM Thu. Jun. 8, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Steve Adler Claps Back at Wonder Woman Hater
Mayor Steve Adler is usually characterized by those that know him as painfully polite and patient. Fitting that description, he just delivered a most temperate and mellow slapdown to an angry letter writer, enraged that the Alamo Drafthouse will be running a couple of women-only screenings of Wonder Woman.

4:50PM Thu. Jun. 1, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Virtual Reality Arcade Opens in East Austin
Austin has been a hotspot in the burgeoning virtual reality industry ever since early prototype headsets made their way into local software developers’ hands. Despite this, access to VR has been limited. One company is hoping to break outside the niche and expose a wider swath of Austinites to this gotta-see-it-to-believe-it technology.

1:00PM Thu. Jun. 1, Tucker Whatley Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Future Shock! The Story of 2000 AD
Imagine comics with no Sandman. No Watchmen. No Preacher. That's a world without 2000 AD, the British comics institution that rewrote the rules and, as documentary Future Shock! shows, launched some of the art form's greatest figures.

1:45PM Tue. May 30, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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