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SXSW Live Shot: Hitchhiker/Perfume
Hitchhiker bounces, but Perfume caramelizes brains
"...a polygonal metal coat of armor, ace K-Pop producer/composer Hitchhiker made his live debut as a DJ Tuesday night...."

March 18, 2015 Music Post by Greg Beets

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Fans of the novel can exhale, finally; panic is unwarranted. On the other hand, audiences unfamiliar with Douglas Adams’ bizarre world may wonder what all the fuss is about.

April 29, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Father Figures
On a road to nowhere with Ed Helms and Owen Wilson
"...from Katt Williams as the world’s most oddly polite hitchhiker, no one else ever catches up, meaning wasted one-note..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Texas Chainsaw
Decades after the original, this story about the deranged, backwoods cannibal with a power tool still has legs – and extra 3-D torque.
"...Trey Songz) and another couple, as well as a hitchhiker they pick up along the way, to scope out..."

Jan. 11, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Highwaymen
He may be Mel Gibson's choice to play Jesus, but in this car-chase nightmare Jim Caviezel is on the highway to hell.
"...mythopoetic film that featured Rutger Hauer as a diabolic hitchhiker and C. Thomas Howell (remember him?) as his deer-in-the-headlights..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Texas hills are again alive with the sound of chainsaws.
"...traveling through Texas stop to pick up a mysterious hitchhiker, who then inadvertently draws them into the clutches of..."

Oct. 17, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Forsaken
"...through the desert Southwest: Never, ever, pick up a hitchhiker with wild eyes and an above-average fashion sense. The..."

May 4, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Josh and S.A.M.
"...Canadian border. Along the way, they pick up a hitchhiker who matches Josh's fictional description of mutant freedom fighter,..."

Nov. 26, 1993 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

DVDanger: Box Sets of Blood
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Nightbreed, and more Vincent Price
"...Kirk (William Vail) after he helps kick the maniac hitchhiker (Ed Neal) out the van...."

Oct. 28, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Red Lights
Leave it to the French to fashion an anguished psychological thriller that, in its last moments, also turns out to be a tender love story.
"...and retreats into another bar and picks up a hitchhiker (Deniard), who may or may not be the prison..."

Jan. 7, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hectic but Good
Profile of country / bluegrass singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale
"...It's almost as if Jim Lauderdale is a hitchhiker, standing on the shoulder of the musical highway, one..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Tuesday SXSW Music Picks & Sleepers
"...Hitchhiker 11:45pm, Highland South Korean enigma Hitchhiker captivates in ways..."

March 13, 2015 Music Feature

Otaku* Overload!!!
After Monster Island Studios sank, Austin's acting community and Houston animé giant A.D. Vision unleashed talent bent on vengeance and redemption (*otaku = animé geek)
"...in every single thing we did at Monster Island."The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galax(ies)..."

Dec. 2, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Best of Asia at SXSW Music
"...HitchhikerWed. 13, ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 10:30pm Dressed..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Dan Gentile

The King
America's soul explored on a road trip in Elvis Presley's car
"...insight, and sometimes it's in the silence of a hitchhiker and his dog flagging the most unlikely lift in..."

July 20, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Imaginary Drinks We Wish Were Real
Our favorite fictional booze
"...With thanks to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Family Guy, Harry Potter, Star..."

July 21, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Live Shot: K-Pop Night
Elysium’s annual Korean showcase turns typically sweatbox
"...crowd into seething mass before turning them over to Hitchhiker. After EE’s showmanship, the mysterious DJ was a performance..."

March 20, 2015 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Hobo With a Shotgun
Though it's a great title, this Rutger Hauer movie is an unfocused throwback to Seventies exploitation films.
"...history (check out his near wordless performance in The Hitchhiker for proof, if needed). Director Eisener knows his Seventies..."

May 6, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Next Day Air
A misdelivered package of concealed cocaine kicks off events in this comic film starring Donald Faison, Mike Epps, and Mos Def.
"...been crackerjack in everything from Monster's Ball to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy – he was probably even..."

May 15, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Son of Rambow
Amid this endearing story about two boys in Eighties England who join together to make their own Rambo movie, lies an uncommon, unaffected portrayal of young male intimacy.
"...They also collaborated for the 2005 adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy – essentially a buddy comedy..."

May 16, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

SXSW Film
Daily reviews and interviews
"...Safdie's "We're Going to the Zoo" is an appealing hitchhiker film in which a brother and sister on their..."

March 16, 2007 Screens Feature by John Razook

Johnson Family Vacation
Half-baked comedy is on the road to nowhere.
"...his disinterested wife (Williams) and picks up a spooky hitchhiker (Elizabeth). His eldest daughter is a boy-crazy fashionista, his..."

April 9, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Gridlock at TxDOT and 51st Street
Traffic jam on 51st Street defies highway solution.
"...opening chapters of Douglas Adams' comic science-fiction epic, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. An alien empire called the..."

April 26, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Smith turns his stoner Greek chorus into leading men on a mission.
"...up with a bizarre nun (Carrie Fisher), a perverse hitchhiker (George Carlin), and finally a quartet of sex-bomb outlaws..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Night Visions
Director Alison Maclean and author Denis Johnson on Jesus' Son, a soulful, darkly comic take on life and death as a junkie
"...Jason Leigh gets torn in two. Pick up a hitchhiker? Hell, no. No matter how lost he looks. Especially..."

July 7, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Heaving Shadows at the Skin Show: A Roaring Existentialist Campfire
Kerthy Fix's Heaving Shadows at the Skin Show is an intimate, sometimes disturbing look at a group of people in perpetual free fall. Public Domain's production of Howard Barker's Possibilities is a fascinating invitation to the Theatre of Catastrophe and to run around on the tarmac.
"...hear them talk. And talk they do: Tiana Hux's Hitchhiker in a plaintive aggressiveness; Trant Batey's Trucker in a..."

March 31, 2000 Arts Review by Ada Calhoun

Fortunate Son
The Return of John Fogerty
"..."Green River" or "Bad Moon Rising" or even "Sweet Hitchhiker." Especially "Sweet Hitchhiker." Musicians' hearts would still break playing..."

Aug. 29, 1997 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

SXSW Music Adds 80 Acts
Steve Earle and Easy Life highlight sixth list
"...Hitchhiker (Seoul, South Korea)..."

Jan. 31, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, author Douglas Adams wondered where..."

Jan. 25, 2019 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking
Hannah Fidell travels The Long Dumb Road
"...of all time"). But would she pick up a hitchhiker for a similar experience? She laughed. Never. The biggest..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

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