STAR WARS….is…..back. Or so we’re all hoping. Whether the upcoming movies measure up to their original glory or not, certainly they have reawakened the sleeping beast deep within that craves to be sated by Star Wars things and stuff. We have searched high and low and have come up
The most wonderful week of the year is coming up with Fantastic Fest, the genre film festival hosted by the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX. It’s going to be a week full of sci-fi, horror, action, thrillers all foreign and domestic, and of course, lots of karaoke! To get even
You best clear tonight’s schedule, because the Video Hate Squad will be making their first ever appearance at Alamo Drafthouse Littleton at 10 p.m. tonight with a little selection called The Killing of Satan.
Caitlin McFarland and Emily Gipson are the founders of the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, now in it’s second year. These women are heroes to me. Not only have they created a festival for one of my favorite artistic mediums and forms of entertainment, but they did it in
First there was Van Dammage, now The Alamo Drafthouse presents another ass-kicking marathon: RUSSELLMANIA!
Who among us hasn’t wished that they could go back to childhood so that they could redo adulthood all over again? Whether they are big or little, all of us have regrets about some things we have done in our lives. If we’re lucky, we at least have help along
In the pseudo-Puritanical society that is today’s America, uttering the words “penis documentary” is quite sufficient to produce the titters and snickers that generally stem from slight embarrassment, bemusement, and puzzlement that such a thing could be possibly made in earnestness. After all, how enthralling could a documentary about a
The subgenre of the medical thriller has become fairly constrictive lately. Sitting down for a medical thriller generally prepares you for one of two things: a chop-a-thon with a Josef Mengele-like villain or a “playing God” ethical dilemma. Errors of the Human Body has none of the former, some of
Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy dedicates his life to getting girl back. It’s been done before, but wacky Chinese sci-fi Lee’s Adventure proves that the trope is still open to exciting new twists. A visually stunning and ambitious festival selection, Lee’s Adventure is The Matrix meets What Dreams
Action films can be fun. Action films that convey humanistic themes can be even better. But attempting to create an action film with deep meaning can be tricky, lest the film become overloaded with ponderousness and weirdness. It is here that Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning stumbles a bit, to
Not meaning to state the obvious, but the most effective thrillers and suspense films are those that create characters that viewers care about and then put said characters in situations that cause the viewer to experience an emotional reaction. Netherlands import Taped hits those two marks quite well, its only
Always ready to impress the movie art loving world, this week the Mondo Gallery in Downtown Austin opened up their latest gallery with a bevy of beautiful prints from artists Robert Brandenburg and Craig Drake. I had the opportunity to take a look at the amazing art on display and