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  • The Daily Texan - Graduate student directs UT's first 3-D film, “Hard Reset” - 3 hours ago
    Sci-fi action-thriller “Hard Reset” boasts impressive special effects, but it’s not a Hollywood blockbuster. It’s UT’s first 3-D student film. “Hard Reset,” which premiered Sunday at the Galaxy Highland theater, takes place in the future on the eve of a robot revolution. The...
  • Austin Movie Blog - Austin movie site Slackerwood to shutter - 8 hours ago
    The Austin-based, Austin-focused movie news -n-views website Slackerwood will cease posting new material May 27, Slackerwood editor JetteKernionposted today. “I feel like it’s time for me to move on,” Kernion said on the site. “Why close the site?,” she wrote “Because Slackerwood...
  • Slackerwood - Site News: Slackerwood Prepares to Wrap Up - 9 hours ago
    I've been writing for and editing Slackerwood now for about nine years -- a long time, especially on the internet. And while it's been a wonderful experience, I feel like it's time for me to move on.May 27, 2015 will be the last day we'll publish content to Slackerwood. The site will still remain online and searchable...
  • Austin Movie Blog - TONIGHT: Savage Gold at the Austin Film Society, “Mr. Arkadin” at Drafthouse Ritz - 10 hours ago
    Tonight’s cool screenings: Max Meehan and Lars Nilsen present yet another dope edition of Savage Gold, their carefully programmed, faintly insane series of “strange and unseen materials” from the collections of, well, VHS collectors.  As their webpage puts it, “These shows are for the most...
  • Slackerwood - Review: Adult Beginners - 1 day ago
    Have you seen the indie film about the young ambitious-but-party-loving professional who has to move in with relatives after a heartbreaking business failure? Or how about the one where the estranged siblings are thrown back together and try to rebuild a strong relationship, in spite of their parents? Or maybe the...
  • Slackerwood - Movies This Week: April 24-30, 2015 - 3 days ago
    Lots of festivals are happening around the Austin/Central Texas area over the next week. The 18th annual Cine Las Americas fest got underway last night and will continue through Sunday. Featured films, in categories that include narrative and documentary feature and short films, screen at Marchesa Hall, The Mexican...
  • Austin Movie Blog - ‘Roar’ star John Marshall in Austin for Friday, Saturday and Sunday screenings - 3 days ago
    John Marshall, co-star of the movie “Roar” (and son of  “Roar” director Noel Marshall) is in town this weekend to discuss the completely bonkers 1981 film now reissued by Drafthouse Films. Here is Charles Ealy’s review of this film, which, like it or not, does not look like (or move like...
  • Other Worlds Austin - THE FORCE AWAKENS – in a 13 year old girl - 3 days ago
    Sallisaw, OK was too small to have a theater at the time. It was the first time that I’d been allowed in a movie unsupervised, but our mothers didn’t want to wait in the long line outside of the theater for this movie that had just been released – STAR WARS.
  • AFS Viewfinders - Chale Nafus on Jean Cocteau - 4 days ago
    AFS Director of Programming Chale Nafus presents Jean Cocteau's BLOOD OF A POET as part of the Avant Cinema screening series on Tuesday April 28. Here are his notes on Cocteau.Surrounded by 19th century artworks in his childhood home, Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (1889-1963) seemed destined for the world of art...
  • Slackerwood - Drafthouse Staff Will Take Over the Screen in New Film Series - 4 days ago
    You know those shadowy figures in the dark who bring you your milkshakes and pizzas every time you go to the Drafthouse? They’re getting their chance to share their own film-geek tendencies with audiences in a new film series at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar.Titled Staff Picks, the monthly series will allow...
  • Alamo Drafthouse - Riding in Whirlwinds - 4 days ago
    Monte Hellman went to the desert in 1965 and shot two westerns whose closest comparison in tone and execution is Antonioni’s Red Desert. Indeed, released the year before, it’s hard to claim that Hellman wasn’t in some way influenced by it.  Working first from a script by a pseudonym’d...
  • Austin Movie Blog - ‘Adult Beginners’ showcases Kroll in his natural guise (Our grade: C+) - 4 days ago
    Caleb and Matthew Paddock, Nick Kroll and Rose Byrne in “Adult Beginners.” (Photo courtesy Radius-TWC/TNS) By Roger Moore – Tribune News Service “Adult Beginners” started life as a showcase for comic writer-actor Nick Kroll, who concocted the story. But any notion that the star of “Kroll Show” might...
  • The Daily Texan - Film review: ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ explores art of performing and confronting past - 4 days ago
    “Clouds of Sils Maria” presents an intense look at stardom, digging deep into the insecurities actors are liable to face when preparing for deep, complex roles. The film also explores two people questioning the boundaries of a professional relationship. Although at times it’s a bit overly sentimental...
  • Austin Movie Blog - ‘Little Boy’ bites off more faith-based lessons than it can chew (Our grade: C) - 4 days ago
    Jakob Salvati in “Little Boy.” By Roger Moore – Tribune News Service Racism and religion, hatred and friendship, bullying and war, atomic bombs and the consequences of using them — heavy stuff to pack into a faith-based film. And one aimed at children. “Little Boy” is loaded with weighty subjects and...