My Education primed for “Sunrise” tour

With the release of and upcoming tour for their new Album “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans,” I met with My Education to get a history lesson on the evolution of the band that makes it what it is today. If you are familiar with today’s sound of My Education – – entirely instrumental, characterized as […]

Diversifying SXSW

Just last week, it was announced that the Austin History Center will be hosting an exhibit on “The 25 Year History of SXSW” from February to July 2011. South by Southwest (SXSW) has become one of the largest festivals in the United States and generated more than $100 million for the Austin economy this year. […]

Cine Las Americas film review: Amorosa Soledad (Lovely Loneliness)

Can’t help but love Soledad The opening night for the 13th Cine Las Américas International Film Festival kicked off with the 2008 Argentinean film, Amorosa Soledad (Lovely Loneliness), produced by Hernan Musaluppi and Natacha Cervi. Starring in this romantic comedy are Inés Efron, Fabián Vena, and Nicolás Pauls; however, it could be said that Ms. […]

Arráncame La Vida (Tear This Heart Out)

Mil gracias, truly a thousand thanks, to Cine Las Américas and the Consulate General of Mexico for the presentation of the Mexican movie Arráncame La Vida (Tear This Heart Out). Directed by Roberto Sneider and based on the highly acclaimed novel by Ángeles Mastretta, the movie was a phenomenal cultural treasure that honored Austin a […]

Date Night: A marriage misadventure comedy

And you thought you’ve had bad dates. Phil and Claire Foster, played by Steve Carell (The Office, The 40-Year Old Virgin) and Tina Fey (30 Rock, Baby Mama), are a typical married couple with two kids from the ‘burbs of New Jersey. After finding out that one of the couples they hang out with is […]

Arráncame La Vida (Tear This Heart Out)

Mil gracias, truly a thousand thanks, to Cine Las Américas and the Consulate General of Mexico for the presentation of the Mexican movie Arráncame La Vida (Tear This Heart Out). Directed by Roberto Sneider and based on the highly acclaimed novel by Ángeles Mastretta, the movie was a phenomenal cultural treasure that honored Austin, Texas […]

S21: Khmer Rouge Killing Machine is eye-opening

Ten years in the making, a documentary showing at the Sundance Festival explores the inner workings of the Cambodian regime through hundreds of hours of interviews with the Khmer Rouge regime’s number two. “Enemies of the People,” in competition at the independent film festival held in Park City in the mountains of Utah, is the […]

From the Publisher: The big deal with Avatar

If you live on this planet, then you know of Avatar, right? You know, the little independent film, by the one-hit wonder James Cameron. The fact of the matter is that this movie is breaking all the records. By the way, if you do want to see the movie there is no spoiler alert here. […]

District 13: Ultimatum Advanced Screening

Monday, February 1, 2010 Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Hope you all enjoyed the free advanced screening of District 13: Ultimatum. Two years have passed since elite police officer Damien Tomasso teamed up with reformed vigilante Leito (parkour originator David Belle) to save the notorious District 13, a racially charged ghetto populated by violent drug dealing […]

Dreamworks’ MLK film back on track

Plans for a feature film about civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. appeared back on track on Tuesday as DreamWorks Studios said it has hired Oscar-winning screenwriter Ronald Harwood to pen a script. DreamWorks announced in May that it had acquired life rights for the slain Nobel Peace Prize laureate, marking the first time […]


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