BLOODRAYNE: From Console to Big Screen

BLOODRAYNE: From Console to Big Screen

There are guilty pleasures and then there are Uwe Boll movies. Notwithstanding, I will argue to the end of my days how fricking bat-shit awesome BLOODRAYNE is.

SILENT HILL: From Console to Big Screen

SILENT HILL: From Console to Big Screen

The SILENT HILL movie came out in 2006 and is probably one of the few video game-to-film adaptations that perfectly recreated the vibe and ambience of the source material.

MORTAL KOMBAT!

MORTAL KOMBAT!

Video games can be a place for clever and poignant storytelling that is on par with existentialist films of Kubrick or Tarkovsky.  But this?  This is not one of those places.  This is MORTAL KOMBAT!

Resident Evil: From Console to Big Screen

Resident Evil: From Console to Big Screen

As we count down the days until the special screening of IT CAME FROM THE DESERT, some of the Other Worlds staff will present their favorite films based on an original video game. Next up is Mark Martinez, programmer and Social Media Director, with his take on RESIDENT EVIL.

Street Fighter: From Console to Big Screen

Street Fighter: From Console to Big Screen

As we count down the days until the special screening of IT CAME FROM THE DESERT, some of the Other Worlds staff will present their favorite films based on an original video game. Reid Lansford kicks things off with his take on STREET FIGHTER.

When Words Won't Do

When Words Won't Do

So what is there to say about A QUIET PLACE?  It feels somehow wrong to use words to describe a film that is so devoid of them itself.  

Jupiter and the Echoes of the Infinite

Jupiter and the Echoes of the Infinite

This week is the 50th anniversary of the release of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, and you can celebrate by synchronizing the last 23 minutes of the film (Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite) with your copy of Pink Floyd’s Meddle.

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in April 2018

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in April 2018

Happy spring, everyone! Springtime in Texas means bluebonnets, rain, and of course our beloved seasonal allergies. As pollen takes over our city, you might be looking for something to keep you entertained during your moments of indoor respite. Enter: this month’s recommendations!  Our favorite streaming services have a great lineup for April - no foolin’! Check it out below and let us know which you watched.

OWA Profile: Tessa Morrison

OWA Profile: Tessa Morrison

I'm a social butterfly who loves raving about the fest and connecting people to something they wouldn't otherwise be aware of. It's not about who knew of it first...it's about sharing the experience.

Self-ANNIHILATION in Alex Garland's Latest

Self-ANNIHILATION in Alex Garland's Latest

If you take nothing else away from the review, hear this: ANNIHILATION is exactly what you'd expect of a new Alex Garland film: ambitious, introspective, kinda navel-gazey, haunting. That's a good thing.

Restoration of Memories: What Factors Make Up the Driving Forces of Our Identity?

Restoration of Memories: What Factors Make Up the Driving Forces of Our Identity?

Backing up our memories seems like a logical concept to reflect on, considering that they are often unreliable and erroneous; the mind often having a mind of it’s own. We are able to remember obscure and minute occurrences, while forgetting the majority of events that happen throughout our everyday lives. This being said, memories also play a huge role in the make up of our skillset, language, and overall development. We are inspired by our experiences and continue to shape and reshape our attributed personalities from what we are exposed to overtime. If it is these memories that solely make up who we are, then how far does this fluidity go when taking into account other’s perception of ourselves?

THE BLACK HOLE: How Did I Not See This Film As A Kid?

THE BLACK HOLE: How Did I Not See This Film As A Kid?

THE BLACK HOLE was directed by Gary Nelson, who will be in attendance on Sunday, December 10 at 5:35pm for a special retro screening and to accept Other Worlds Austin’s 2017 Defender of the Universe Award.

The End of the World Through Rose Colored Glasses: Teasing the Animated Feature COCOLORS

The End of the World Through Rose Colored Glasses:  Teasing the Animated Feature COCOLORS

In a world where everyone is encased in dehumanizing, space-like suits, the helmets of which create a mirrored barrier between faces, COCOLORS searches for alternative avenues of expression.

A Fractured View Of Rural Horror

A Fractured View Of Rural Horror

Some people really enjoy the idea of having a home out in the middle of nowhere. The isolation, away from the hustle of modern urbanity, the quiet. Those are aspects which are so unappealing to me that it’s hard to even try to imagine why someone could potentially appreciate it. Not to mention the fact that being alone in a house in the middle of nowhere is incredibly creepy.

A Bitcoin is a Flat Circle

A Bitcoin is a Flat Circle

Time travel stories allow us to imagine a way around the linear progression of time. The ability to choose differently is something so appealing yet so impossible, that we go over and over those possibilities in our fiction.  Who wouldn’t want to invest in that stock, or skip those last few beers, or go to those piano lessons, or tell that person how you felt? 

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