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July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 3
Since July Is Crime Month at the Chronicle, the ruffians and reprobates at this rag want to be sure you find as much trouble as possible before August shows up like a nosy cop asking all the wrong questions. So each week, we’ll fill you in on films, readings, book clubs, and more where crime does pay – for a while, anyway.

2:05PM Mon. Jul. 15, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Midsommar Madness
For Ari Aster, the devil is truly in the details. The filmmaker behind folk horror/break-up drama Midsommar explained, "I want to make the mise-en-scène as dense as possible, and build the world up as much as I can."

5:00PM Fri. Jul. 12, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Louisianna Purchase Named Dragula Season Three Contestant
Something must be in the air, cuz less than a month after local queen Miss Kitty Litter announced her participation in Camp Wannakiki season two, another Austin drag star will find herself gracing the silver screen. By now the news is out: Louisianna Purchase is a season three contestant of the Boulet Brothers’ Dragula!

12:55PM Fri. Jul. 12, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

How Rooster Teeth Built Meaningful Diversity Into gen:LOCK
How can a show created by a bunch of self-described straight white dudes ensure that it builds diversity and representation into its structure? In the case of gen:LOCK, the latest series from Austin's Rooster Teeth studio, it's by taking time, making the effort, and asking the right people the right questions.

6:00AM Wed. Jul. 10, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Crime Month: Gypsy on Netflix
Psychotherapy depends upon vulnerability. A patient’s either naïve enough or desperate enough to walk into a room with a total stranger and reveal his deepest, darkest secrets. Healing comes from the relationship, they say. But what if that relationship was full of subtle manipulations, dogged inquiries, and sleight-of-hand misdirection?

7:00AM Tue. Jul. 9, Laura Jones Read More | Comment »

Seven Things We Learned From the RWBY Panel at RTX
Monster-hunting animation RWBY has become Austin-based online studio Rooster Teeth's biggest show. So with volume 7 coming later this year, the series panel at last weekend's annual convention RTX came loaded with news about the future of RWBY on screen and in print.

5:50PM Mon. Jul. 8, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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First Look: Seis Manos
Austin-based Powerhouse Animation Studios has finally unleashed some sneak-look footage from its upcoming original show, Seis Manos. The martial arts action series, set in Mexico and drawing from a multitude of grindhouse traditions, doesn't debut on Netflix until later this year, but here's the first hard-hitting clip.

8:15PM Sun. Jul. 7, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

gen:LOCK Coming to Adult Swim
Friday's big announcement at RTX, the annual gathering of fans of Austin-based Rooster Teeth, was that the studio's fighting robot anime gen:LOCK is getting a spin-off comic. Back-to-back panels Sunday morning added more details, plus major news that the show heads to Adult Swim's Toonami strand, starting Aug. 3.

2:15PM Sun. Jul. 7, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 2
Since July Is Crime Month at the Chronicle, the ruffians and reprobates at this rag want to be sure you find as much trouble as possible before August shows up like a nosy cop asking all the wrong questions. So each week, we’ll fill you in on films, readings, book clubs, and more where crime does pay – for a while, anyway.

10:00AM Sun. Jul. 7, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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