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Director David Lowery Reminisces About His Texan Outlaw Tale
The words "This Was in Texas" splash across the screen. The horizon tinges with a deep shade of a golden-brown as the two leads Ruth (Rooney Mara) and Bob (Casey Affleck) run across the prairie. Glimpses of sun filter through the pair as they embrace, strings strumming softly in the background.

1:10PM Wed. Aug. 12, 2015, Neha Aziz Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Appetites
A girl. A boy. She's home, caring for her brother after their parents die. He's a feckless drifter, ready to break any heart. Ask star Bret Roberts to explain Appetites and he'll say, "This guy meets his match. This girl doesn't fall for his tricks." Only he's a serial killer, and she's a cannibal.

12:00PM Tue. Aug. 11, 2015, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

One in a Crowd: When We Were Live
Public access television: The YouTube before there was YouTube. A media platform for pioneers, innovators, and crazy people, and nowhere was that more true than Austin. Now, new documentary When We Were Live wants to resurrect the best and most bizarre transmissions, from Barton Springs activism to mooning the KKK.

12:22PM Mon. Aug. 10, 2015, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Cruise as Cruz? Wiig for Warren?
 
The Race for Prez Is Already Reality TV. Let's Cast the Movie Version.
If you have followed the posturing, watched the debates, and endured television’s talking heads during the elimination rounds of the presidential race, then you are either a super-patriot, a masochist, or a bed-ridden invalid being cared for by Freddy Krueger.

11:29AM Sat. Aug. 8, 2015, James BigBoy Medlin Read More | Comment »

Q&A: Burnie Burns
Five years ago, Rooster Teeth was looked down upon for being just a streaming video site. Now, as networks seek a future beyond cable, they look prescient. Before the RTX festival this weekend, CEO Burnie Burns explained that, when it comes to online content, "The next few years are going to be a very crowded, very competitive market place."

1:32PM Fri. Aug. 7, 2015, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

MondoCon Gets Evil
MondoCon: It's not just about finding more prints to fill your walls. There's also vinyl, statues, and panels from some of the Austin-based pop culture mavens' greatest collaborators. Today, there are big announcements about all and everything.

2:40PM Thu. Aug. 6, 2015, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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DVDanger: The Last Survivors
Bloopers. Deleted scenes. DVD special features sometimes blur together. But the contribution of The Last Survivors star Haley Lu Richardson may be unique in film history. She said, "I got an email from them saying, 'just wanted to know that it's OK with you that we just put your audition and offer on there.' I was like, 'my offer?'"

3:03PM Tue. Aug. 4, 2015, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Bad Girls' Club
It seems like it was just yesterday that the latest think piece was asking, “Where are all the female antiheroes?” Where was the woman who would give Walter White or Don Draper a run for his money?

12:36PM Mon. Aug. 3, 2015, Amy Kamp Read More | Comment »

One in a Crowd: The Path
When it comes to professional wrestling, Raymond "Ray" Rowe is the real deal. A hard-hitting brute and skillful grappler, the Ohio-born Texas resident is a master storyteller in the ring. And last August, his rising star smashed to Earth in a motorcycle crash.

12:34PM Sat. Aug. 1, 2015, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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