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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.

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.

Operaton: Prevent THE STAND

Operaton: Prevent THE STAND

Yeah, twenty years on, the world is not really all that amazing.  We have regressed years in technology, and people are so focused on this battle of good vs. evil thing that happened just recently it’s like living under a theocracy.  I might call it the ‘Taliban of the good’ although see in our timeline, the Taliban never existed, because Captain Trips took out most of the world in 1985.

Film Festivals vs. Award Factories vs. Film Festivals That Give Out 10,000 Awards

Film Festivals vs. Award Factories vs. Film Festivals That Give Out 10,000 Awards

I always tell filmmakers when they ask where they should submit their films to really think about what they want out of the festival.  Do they want to attend a packed screening or are they just looking for another laurel to shove on their poster?

After Danielle's Party

After Danielle's Party

“I said you were perfect.  But I was wrong.  You were perfectly flawed.”  I couldn’t quite understand what he meant so I just watched as he opened up a cabinet and produced a revolver.

Jar Jar Binks is the Most Necessary Character in the Star Wars Universe

Jar Jar Binks is the Most Necessary Character in the Star Wars Universe

It’s time to reassess the much-reviled Jar Jar, who, when it comes down to it, may just be the most important character to the plot of the entire film series (yes, all nine of them).  Watch out, dissen gonna be bery messy!

Kelsey Signed up for a Suicide Space Mission

Kelsey Signed up for a Suicide Space Mission

Knowing Kelsey’s weakness for a good underdog story, she more than likely enlisted her vessel and its crew into the battle as one of seven samurai gunslingers- I mean starships- to take on John Saxon with a Gorbachev splotch over his eye.

All Systems are a GO! -- Other Worlds Austin Day Zero with Sybil Danning

All Systems are a GO! -- Other Worlds Austin Day Zero with Sybil Danning

With the gala screening of BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS, support for the Austin School of Film's free screenwriting workshop with writer Matt Lohr, an extra full day of programming, and SIX parties this year, the Other Worlds Austin team has fully launched into the maelstrom of bringing fabulous content and memorable experiences to our audience.

THE COMMENTARY’S THE THING: the OWA Terror of Frankenstein Screening

THE COMMENTARY’S THE THING: the OWA Terror of Frankenstein Screening

I remember when DVD’s were a new thing, and the Director’s Commentary was what sold me. I converted all my old VHS tapes to the new format to hear words of wisdom from the creators of the film. It was a film class for those of us who weren’t going to spend ridiculous sums on grad school

How I Learned to Love the SAW in Us All

How I Learned to Love the SAW in Us All

I’ll skip to the end and just say I loved SAW. I watched it twice in one day and made my wife watch it. SAW is a crime story, and the incidents described are no more horrific than David Fincher’s SEVEN and in fact, serve the story far better than those tableaus of torture. 

Perfect 46's Brett Ryan Bonowicz says we are "Closer Than We Think"

Perfect 46's Brett Ryan Bonowicz says we are "Closer Than We Think"

Writer/Director Brett Ryan Bonowicz, who you should remember from OWA 2014’s crowd-pleaser THE PERFECT 46, has a new project in the works, a documentary about the life and art of futurist illustrator Arthur Radebaugh.  Check out the campaign here and help support a great OWA Alumni!

Two Bears Too Many

Two Bears Too Many

Other Worlds Austin Founder and Artistic Director Bears Fonte sits down across from Other Worlds Austin Founder and Artistic Director Bears Fonte.  Wait a minute, that’s Bears 2.0, a home-grown clone which we’ve kept under lock and key since he tried to program a Michael Bay retrospective.  In the wake of the threats of the end of humanity, and unable to find the cause, Bears figures it is time to check in with his evil counterpart.

Star Wars The Force Awakens is the most Disappointing Movie of All Time

Star Wars The Force Awakens is the most Disappointing Movie of All Time

Why do I groan when I hear people talking about it, lavishing it with praise? Because I hold Star Wars to a higher standard than any other series, and because J.J. Abrams and his team didn’t.  This new film suffered from lazy, repetitious storytelling, a disregard for the original trilogy, and a whole mess of missed opportunities. 

Sundance SciFi

Sundance SciFi

Programmers Dan Repp and Jordan Brown were both at Sundance this year and we asked them to let us know about some of the SciFi or SciFi-related films they caught there.  And of Course Bears. Here’s what they all had to say.