Sam's Town Point
"...Laugh if you must, but Koteas has built a solid, character-driven CV from small but memorable roles in films as varied as Gattaca, Fallen, and Shutter Island. Cook Jr., instantly recognizable from House on Haunted Hill, Rosemary's Baby, and pretty much every TV cop show ever made prior to his death, mined similar territory in his day..."
"...Last night, local comedian Abby Rosenquist hosted this year’s first Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival performance at Cap City Comedy Club, with guest Doug Mellard (of Last Comic Standing and the Funniest Person in Austin Contest winner in 2006) and headliner Rachel Feinstein (of Inside Amy Schumer, Last Comic Standing, and Comedy Central Presents.) In addition to hosting this show, Rosenquist recently performed at the twice-monthly show Jazz Cigarette at Spider House Ballroom, and she co-hosts a monthly show, The Damn, Dirty, Filthy Show!, with fellow comedian Martin Urbano at Nasty’s bar, off Guadalupe...."
"...Hiring company chefs to provide in-house food service options is a relatively new trend in corporate culture. It's a way to bring staff members together and eliminate the time, thought and expense put into figuring out where and what they'll be eating during office hours..."
"...Pork Belly Sliders at Odd Duck Farm to Trailer Austinites love bacon. And what better way to indulge than a house-cured pork belly slider topped with onions and liberally doused with paprika aioli at Bryce Gilmore's news-making trailer?..."
"...Emily Blunt plays Rachel, a sad alcoholic who torments herself by riding the commuter train every day past the house she used to share with ex-husband Tom (Theroux). From her window seat, she watches Tom with his new wife Anna (Ferguson), frolicking in the yard with their new baby, and also the idyllic-seeming couple two doors down, Scott (Evans) and Megan (Bennett)..."
"...Starring: Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, Felicity Huffman, Dermot Mulroney, Cary Elwes and Garrett Hedlund. Despite the presence of three acting powerhouses – Fonda, Huffman, and Lohan – this movie about three generations of "difficult" women never rings true..."
"...If there is such a thing as Divine Intervention, it should have interceded before writer-director Daniel Taplitz's feature debut made it to the theatres. Despite a fairly bankable cast and the financial backing of Hollywood's own King Midas, executive producer Ivan Reitman (director of Fathers' Day and Dave, producer of National Lampoon's Animal House and Ghostbusters), Commandments lacks the ability to effectively blend the dramatic and comedic talents of stars Aidan Quinn and Courteney Cox..."
"...Duplass plays Jack, a Seattle denizen whose disposition has soured in the past year since his brother’s death. His best friend Iris (Blunt, also currently starring in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), who happens to be the former girlfriend of his deceased brother, suggests Jack ride his bicycle out to her father’s remote and empty house on one of the San Juan Islands off the coast for some head-clearing alone time..."
"...After receiving her degree, Maines took a job as assistant professor at Clarkson University in northern New York. Because her teaching duties were light, she continued her research on the vibrator, trying to find a museum that might house a collection of these historic devices..."
"...Untitled Fede Alvarez/ Ghost House Thriller Director: Fede Alvarez, Screenwriters: Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong..."
"...The Degas House Courtyard & Inn, the closest B&B to the New Orleans Fairgrounds, the site of Jazz Fest, has availabilities for First Weekend (which is this weekend, Thursday, April 24 - Sunday, April 27). The convenience to the grounds is unparalleled, being the only B&B in walking distance..."
"...The gore was mainly Edwin Wise. He got his start doing those Scare for a Cure haunted houses, and he's been slowly branching into the film world...."
"...• Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox promises a vote on marriage equality by the end of January...."
"...In early May 2008, a woman’s dead body was discovered in an unoccupied New Hampshire farmhouse by someone peering through the window, intrigued by the “For Sale” sign out front. Apparently dead for several months, the decomposing remains were nevertheless easy to identify due to the two handwritten notebooks left “to whomever finds my body,” which detailed the woman’s thoughts and experiences while squatting in the empty house..."
"...And, Blue Genie, that’s going back to my roots, to people I’ve known for years. Kevin Collins was like, “Yeah, you can use my whole warehouse, Rachel.” I love those guys, glad to have a chance to work on a project with them again...."
"...• Some readers of the Denver Post got their sweaters in a bunch after the paper ran a photo of (gasp) Colorado House Speaker Mark Ferrandino kissing his husband...."
"...Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Max von Sydow, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Jackie Earle Haley, Ted Levine, John Carroll Lynch and Elias Koteas. As part of his ongoing mission to lovingly re-create and simultaneously pay homage to virtually every known film genre, Scorsese has finally gotten around to doing a gothic/noir/old-dark-house/horror/mystery amalgam, and boy howdy, it's a doozy..."
"...One of the perks of the job of any cookbook-loving food writer is access to review copies of new cookbook titles released every year. But, alas, the personal culinary library can only hold so many volumes before they literally take over the house...."
"...Though his latest, Henry Poole Is Here, is full of all his usual ultrastylized, ultradark visual experimentation – an aesthetic that makes viewers feel like they’re drowning in an ocean of uncomfortable childhood memories – its story couldn’t be more corny, redemptive, or inspirational. Wilson plays Henry Poole, a bloated, unshaven drunk who buys a house in his old neighborhood and spends his days in quiet self-loathing, hoping not to be bothered..."
"...All of which makes it difficult to discuss in a review without disclosing the movie's big reveal, even though Perelman drops numerous overt clues along the way. The film is adapted by screenwriter Emil Stern from a novel by Laura Kasischke, but the film's texture seems to be all Perelman, who follows up House of Sand and Fog with this sophomore effort..."
"...Although the original Amityville Horror represents no great triumph of style or acting, it is an effective little tingler whose frights are steady, implied, and cumulative: We don’t see the things that go bump in the night so much as hear, feel, and sense them. In both films, the intrepid Lutz family (mother, stepfather, three kids, and a dog) purchase a house in which grisly murders occurred the year before, and in both films it takes 28 days before the family runs screaming from its dream home..."
"...Directed by: Taika Waititi. Starring: Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House and Rhys Darby...."
"...Handled with the patient deliberateness that is one of the hallmarks of Redford’s directing career, The Conspirator illuminates historical events, if only by the sepia-toned gas lamps of mid-19th century America. The film is devoted to the trial of Mary Surratt (Wright), the owner of the boarding house where John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln, met frequently with his confederates to plan their actions..."
"...Director Chappelle (Thieves Quarter) lays on the spook factor heavy in the first 30 minutes or so, but the film quickly devolves into a simplistic slash 'n' bash shoot-'em-up which goes nowhere fast. It's immensely unsatisfying given the caliber of actors involved, and although KNB effects house coughs up some wonderfully disgusting work, the whole enterprise seems rushed and oddly incomplete..."
"...Directed by: Taika Waititi. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins and Rachel House...."
"...Last time we checked in with ColdTowne Theater, Erika May McNichol of longtime house troupe The Frank Mills was directing a show that, ah, leveraged the synergy of social media. That's how MBAs and gung-ho entrepreneurs say it, right? "Leveraged the synergy"?..."
"...MARTIN + OSA Named for Martin and Osa Johnson, an adventure-seeking couple in the 1920's who captured America's imagination with their accounts of adventure in exotic locales, the concept here relies on sturdy play-duds in natural fibers for men and women at prices that won't break your travel budget. Note the house-label denim, since dark washes that fit are so hard to find in Austin, especially if you don't want your back pockets blinking like the Vegas strip..."
"...The small town of Trinidad, Colorado, also known colloquially as "The Sex Change Capital of the World", is the subject of Trinidad, an Austin-made documentary by Jay Hodges and PJ Raval. The doc chronicles the lives of three trans women, one of them performs the Genital Reassignment Surgeries (GRS) and the other two struggle to open a recovery house..."
"...Directed by: Taika Waititi. Starring: Jemaine Clement, Loren Horsley, Brian Sergent, Craig Hall, Rachel House, Cohen Holloway, Joel Tobeck and Morag Hills..."
"...Directed by: Niki Caro. Starring: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Mana Taumaunu and Rachel House..."
"...I rush back home and pick up two extra tires. I pull up at Rachel's house, filled with apologies and splattered in black grease and bike dirt, one hour late...."
"...The legal document said that his cousin Donna's estate included a painting by a major 20th century artist. Ruth Riesenkalmar's work had finally emerged from eclipseby her husband's, and the museum site of their house and shared studios on Long Island had been renamed, hyphenated to include her..."
"...Living in the same building as Ruth and Rachel (Oh my, are these problems as old as the Bible?) is Richard (Volter), the eye doctor who is going deaf (Sound), and Rona (Mary-Louise Parker), the cake decorator whose creations are gorgeous but inedible (Taste). Rona's best friend is Robert (MacIvor), a bisexual house cleaner who believes that he can smell true love (Smell)..."
"...'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for the hit man contracted by Rachel Fitzsimmons' spouse. As the children were nestled all snug in their beds, Rachel told her husband how perfect her life was as a stay-at-home mother, only to have him reply that he'd hired a killer to break in through the bay window and make her death seem like an accident..."
"..."Watch it, you," warns Mike, holding a finger to his lips. "Not a word of that to anybody, ya hear?" Then, to both of us: "Eggnog's on the house tonight."..."
"..."Lifetime," "female cast," "drama about a reality dating show," and even "scandalous" are all signifiers that overwrite the show's strengths. Imagine House of Cards, but for gender; Breaking Bad but about gaslighting..."
"...Two twentysomething slackers attempt a variety of outlandish get-rich-quick schemes in this Austin-made indie that also throws a spotlight on the Alamo Drafthouse. (Mar..."
"...Wanna know who lived in your house in 1932? How about how the city reacted the time a City Council member walked into a bar and stabbed a co-councilman? It's all at the Austin History Center, Austin's own archive containing thousands of feet of files, photographs, maps, and microfilm pertaining to just about everything in our community, from local gunslinging legend Ben Thompson to the rise and fall of Liberty Lunch. History Center employees are always friendly and helpful, with suggestions not only on which sources to search, but also on how to use them..."
"...Rachel holds her own as they pursue leads through Joe Hoppus’ party house, where they discover the “fighters” Randall dreams of managing are actually fighting chickens. Tazel’s Rachel displays steely calm in scenes when they question the chicken breeder, refusing even to blink, much less flinch, when he waves a razor-sharp cockfighting blade dangerously close to her face, and whipping out her own switchblade the second time he ventures too close...."
"...Not even Vice-President Cheney. Of course, he's too busy running the country while the president instructs little kids to mail a dollar to the White House to help children in Afghanistan...."
"...He tells her to pretend to be his sister. "And [after Pharaoh pays Abram handsomely] the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house" (12:15), and we all know what that means..."
"...In Our Nature Director/Screenwriter: Brian Savelson Taking place over a single weekend, an estranged father and son accidentally end up in the same country house with their two girlfriends. Cast: Zach Gilford, Jena Malone, John Slattery, Gabrielle Union (World Premiere)..."
"...Since his earliest days in Austin, amidst the hazy early Seventies scene of cosmic cowboys, plentiful mood-alterers, and free love, Biscuit practiced his particular brand of pop-cultural collage. Decades of affectionate accumulation left his house in South Austin a shrine to found items, a veritable Mardi Gras of baubles, bangles, trinkets, flamingos, and doll parts...."
"...John Smith, 10pm, the Ale House..."
"...Two of his students are 13; the others are 14, 15, and 16. They're working on SRV's "The House Is Rockin'" but are anxious to try something more contemporary..."
"...The film is actually like a cross between the original Carrie and American Pie. In fact, the fatal showdown between Rachel and her antagonists takes place at a boozy house party instead of the prom..."
"...Like clockwork, Kinky Friedman has a new book out, Spanking Watson, and he'll be at Barnes & Noble Arboretum on Thursday, September 9 at 7pm to read from it... Austin author Frances Nail will read from her two collections of essays, Crow in the House, Wolf at the Door, and God, Cars, & Souvenirs on Thursday, September 9 at BookPeople..."
"...Boni Hester's high, clear voice is like freshly-spun county fair cotton candy and Meredith Robertson's rounded tones are as thick and sweet as blue-ribbon maple syrup. It's in the sound that this production truly supplies the feeling for a world of catfish and white lightning and spoonbread, of reciting Scriptures in Mamaw's house and romancing a shopgirl at Woolworth's..."