SXSW Episodic Recap: ‘Silicon Valley’ S01E01-3
Apr26

SXSW Episodic Recap: ‘Silicon Valley’ S01E01-3

Mike Judge does it again with HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ When Mike Judge is attached to something comedic – be it animated or live action – you sign on the goddamn dotted line. Don’t even ask what it’s about. Just say “yes.” I know I did, and it is a blessing that “Silicon Valley” is everything I dreamed of in a geeky programming comedy show and more. Mike Judge fans can...

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‘Break Point’ is Surprisngly Hilarious [REVIEW]
Apr23

‘Break Point’ is Surprisngly Hilarious [REVIEW]

Break Point Review Break Point was the most pleasant surprise at both DIFF and SXSW. The only description we had prior to viewing the movie was that it was about two brothers, reuniting to play tennis. While this is not inaccurate, it does nothing to convince you to see the film. Although I had a great time interviewing the cast and crew, I still sat down to watch this film with rather low expectations. In a turn of events, I left the...

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‘The Mend': a classic case of style over substance [MOVIE REVIEW]
Apr22

‘The Mend': a classic case of style over substance [MOVIE REVIEW]

DIFF Movie Review: ‘The Mend’ “The Mend” is an odd, almost indescribable movie. One part drama, one part family story, and one part indie comedy, “The Mend” doesn’t quite hit any of those particular genres exactly on the head, instead opting for a disorienting flurry of varied styles with some menacing thriller overtones thrown in by the sound design. Before I get into the meat: TLDR...

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‘The Mule”s disgusting, rancid, and awesome [MOVIE REVIEW]
Apr22

‘The Mule”s disgusting, rancid, and awesome [MOVIE REVIEW]

SXSW Movie Review: ‘The Mule’ My personal biggest surprise of SXSW 2014, far and away, was how much I enjoyed Angus Sampson and Tony Mahony’s “The Mule” the not-quite-a-thriller but not-really-a-true-comedy film that will make you feel like puking without fail. The film follows a bloke from Australia named Ray Jenkins who’s just a simple guy living with his parents. He knows his mom’s not in...

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‘Space Station 76′: black comedy that’s darker than a Colombian blend [MOVIE REVIEW]
Apr22

‘Space Station 76′: black comedy that’s darker than a Colombian blend [MOVIE REVIEW]

SXSW Movie Review: ‘Space Station 76′ The future of the past is definitely one strange place. In “Space Station 76,” we are transported to director Jack Plotnick’s surprisingly on-point vision of a ’70s futuristic space dramedy. And for the most part this film is not only a superb Sci-Fi flick, but an excellently executed dramedy. Viewer be warned, however, this comedy is incredibly dark and moody....

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Mark Duplass Hates Mumblecore
Apr11

Mark Duplass Hates Mumblecore

We got to catch up with Mark Duplass at SXSW 2014. He was there to promote his new film, Creep. When asked about the term, “mumblecore” Duplass stated exactly why he hates the label. We also spoke to the first time director of the two man thriller. He also talked about his love for BBQ and being tall. Check it out and let us know what you think in the...

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SXSW Music Recap – 2014
Apr02

SXSW Music Recap – 2014

 SXSW Bands and Musicians (2014) Wild Ones – Portland Pop This slideshow requires JavaScript. Wild Ones performed at Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room in downtown Austin, Texas for this year’s SXSW, testing out their new-wave pop sound. The Portland quintet released their debut pop album, Keep it Safe, this year on Party Damage Records. Check out their dreamy sounds and stream their album. Timber Timbre – Canadian Rock...

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SXSW Interviews: Break Point
Mar27

SXSW Interviews: Break Point

We Caught Up with the Break Point Cast and Crew on the Red Carpet On a very cold, rainy. and windy evening in Austin, we got the chance to meet up with the case and crew of Break Point on the red carpet at SXSW. Even with the terrible weather, the cast and crew was thrilled to be there talking to us. Joshua Rush almost jumped out of his skin when we told him how pumped we were to get to interview him. Jeremy Sisto proclaimed he was...

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‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ adds a (thankfully) casual tone to the vampire romance [MOVIE REVIEW]
Mar19

‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ adds a (thankfully) casual tone to the vampire romance [MOVIE REVIEW]

SXSW Movie Review: ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ Vampire narratives, like zombie plots and the fantasy genre in general, have been largely beaten to death by Hollywood at large. From “Twilight” to “True Blood” to “Vampire Diaries,” it can feel like there really isn’t anything innovative to do with vampires currently. Too much of a good thing is a bad thing, right? Well it would appear...

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A Wolf at your Door has Bite [MOVIE REVIEW]
Mar19

A Wolf at your Door has Bite [MOVIE REVIEW]

Wolf at your Door Review Brazilian film, A Wolf at your Door, is a dark and dramatic take on adultery, kidnapping and dirty vengeance. It’s only resolution comes in the form of evil and tragedy — no happy endings here. What starts as a semi-normal thriller quickly transforms into the most disturbing of scenarios. Still have the courage to keep reading? Well then, you must be a brave soul…or a sociopath. Either way,...

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‘Cesar Chavez’ Leaves the Audience Chanting Si Se Puede [MOVIE REVIEW]
Mar18

‘Cesar Chavez’ Leaves the Audience Chanting Si Se Puede [MOVIE REVIEW]

Cesar Chavez Movie Review SXSW14 Cesar Chavez received a standing ovation after its North American premiere at SXSW14, as well as an Audience Award. Biographies can be a tricky subject matter to approach for a film, as most real stories tend to not be consistently entertaining and do not generally complete with all of the loose ends taken care of. These challenges considered, Cesar Chavez enlightened us with the story of a brilliant...

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Ping Pong Summer Relives the 80’s [MOVIE REVIEW]
Mar17

Ping Pong Summer Relives the 80’s [MOVIE REVIEW]

Ping Pong Summer Review Ping Pong Summer, which I had the privilege of screening at SXSW, taps into one of the best ways to connect to your viewers: nostalgia. The movie takes place in the summer of 1985, where a family takes a vacation to Ocean City that teaches a young boy, Rad, about life. Some of Rad’s awesome family is played by Lea Thompson, John Hannah, and Amy Sedaris, who all add some pleasant comedic relief along the...

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