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John Dies at the End
Together, Bubba Ho-Tep director Don Coscarelli and Cracked.com editor David Wong created this horror-comedy jumble that's customed-tooled for the midnight hour.
"...by: Don Coscarelli. Starring: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown and Glynn Turman...."

Feb. 22, 2013 Movie Review by Leah Churner

From the Vaults: Phantasm-ania
Don Coscarelli, Angus Scrimm, and Reggie Bannister talk 'Phantasm'
"..."Call it existential-surrealist horror, and you're halfway there," said the Chronicle's Marc Savlov in 2000 while describing..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Alamo South Pulls Out All the Stops For Closing Bash
Cramming everything you love about the Drafthouse into one night
"...and foreign fare, merci beaucoup? Can't get enough of them genre kicks? Whatever you are, whatever you love, the..."

Dec. 19, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Scenes From the Circus
Music has landed, which is good news for filmgoers
"...in Texas. This guy's Speedo? Not so much. After the jump, snapshots from Austin at overcapacity...."

March 15, 2012 SXSW Post by Joe O'Connell

DVDanger: Beyond the Gates
Throwback horror resurrects the VHS board-game phenomenon
"...It seems peculiar, nay a massive oversight, that nobody has invented a specific term to describe the..."

May 21, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Lights Go Down at South Lamar
Final night at the Alamo Drafthouse mothership
"...It may not be the original Alamo Drafthouse, or the biggest, but the Alamo..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Working the Lines
Where to find a captive audience
"...The film festival entrepreneur is alive and well at SXSW..."

March 14, 2012 Screens Post by Joe O'Connell

Drafthouse Films Elects 'The Congress'
Release slate adds new adaptation of Stanislaw Lem sci-fi classic
"...Seem the folks at Drafthouse Films finally shook the last few..."

June 7, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Wizardly Way
Human Centipede, Abe Sapien and more speak at Austin Comic Con
"...Seems like last weekend's Wizard World Austin Comic Con was enough of a..."

Nov. 18, 2010 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Digging Up the Marrow
Adam Green on the long and very personal path of his new feature
"...Thrones, Adam Green makes as strong a case for the iron throne as anyone. His latest, Digging Up the..."

March 28, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Breaking out of the Film Fest Box
After a festival run, indie movies used to die on the vine. Video-on-demand is changing that.
"...At last March's South by Southwest Film Festival, Brian Knappenberger..."

Feb. 1, 2013 Screens Feature by Dan Solomon

The AggreGAYtor: December 3
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...coy, Sophia Vergara gives into her basic instinct, and the SCOTUS demands more cowbell. Six o'clock already, today’s AggreGAYtor..."

Dec. 3, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

Page Two: Sitting on the Dock of the Bay Watching the Tide Roll Away
The Chronicle at 35
"..."The present-day composer refuses to die!"..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Column by Louis Black

Star Wars Day: Happy May the Fourth, And a Very Merry Revenge of the Fifth
One man's 35 year trip to a galaxy far, far away
"...I will always remember the first time I saw a Star Wars film. It..."

May 4, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Perry the Executioner
Texas leads the country in executions, and Rick Perry holds the record tally
"...By midmorning on Aug. 30, 2007, Austin defense attorney Keith Hampton still had not heard a word from..."

Sept. 16, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Very Ecstasy of Love
"...I’ve spent this past month in low-grade agony, without the thrill of constant argumentation and online contentiousness that made..."

Aug. 18, 2008 Screens Post by Josh Rosenblatt

The Last Samurai
Tom Cruise turns Japanese.
"...Directed by: Edward Zwick. Starring: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Timothy Spall, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tony Goldwyn and Billy Connolly...."

Dec. 5, 2003 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Year in Books
Freedom, Finkler, and Kids of America
"...I didn't read Jonathan Franzen's Freedom (Farrar, Straus and Giroux); I inhaled it,..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

Year of the Dog
In his directorial debut, Mike White embraces the awkward with this story of a woman (played by Molly Shannon) who just wants to be loved.
"...Shannon, Laura Dern, Regina King, Thomas McCarthy, Josh Pais, John C. Reilly and Peter Sarsgaard. Mike White knows awkward...."

April 27, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Remembering 'Easy Rider' and 'The Last Movie'
CinemaTexas program notes
"...The following program notes were originally printed in conjunction with..."

June 4, 2010 Screens Feature

Gazing Back at Other Worlds Austin
Time Lapse dominates Cthulhie awards, plus festival highlights
"...Last weekend's Other Worlds Austin has returned to its home planet,..."

Dec. 13, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Letters at 3AM: To Sit on a Park Bench
The park bench is a fine and honorable place to end up
"...Every generation is like a ship casting off under sealed orders,..."

April 4, 2014 Column by Michael Ventura

I Am the Resurrection
Ignore Jim Morrison - do not cancel your subscription to the resurrection, because Roky Erickson is Lazarus unbound.
"..."If anyone believes in me, even though he dies he will live, and whoever lives and believes in..."

March 10, 2006 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Adjusting to the Mise-en-Scène
Nine nonfilmmakers – artists out of place – make one in 48 hours
"...The 48 Hour Film Project came storming through Austin for..."

July 13, 2007 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Letters at 3AM
We have replaced our concept of the heroic with the superheroic, and the sense of the possible with the impossible.
"...Something sinister has happened to the idea of being human. The most blatant examples are,..."

July 25, 2003 Column by Michael Ventura

The Home School
Austin's latest class of cinematic talent – represented by six anticipated films at SXSW – is going places, but they aren't leaving anytime soon.
"...to move away from town, but even after he'd vacated his house and put all his stuff in storage,..."

March 10, 2006 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

Weird Science Takes the Stage
The strange but true tale of how a high school class turned a science textbook into a play
"...Think of the word "biology."..."

Feb. 6, 2004 Arts Feature by C. Denby Swanson

The Impostors
"...Directed by: Stanley Tucci. Starring: Stanley Tucci, Oliver Platt, Alfred Molina, Campbell Scott, Lili Taylor, Steve Buscemi, Tony..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
Albert Brooks again sallies forth where others fear to tread, although his comic results are more mildly amusing than riotously funny.
"...Sheetal Sheth, Emma Lockhart, Homie Doroodian, Jon Tenney and John Carroll Lynch. Perhaps only Albert Brooks, the master of..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Return of the Fajita King
After 35 years, Sonny Falcon is still getting his strip- steak story straight
"...The hair and beard are now snowy white and he's..."

March 4, 2005 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

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