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Austin Film Fest Film Review: Laughing at ‘Original Sin’

Original Sin

You shouldn’t really laugh at sin. Unless, it was the film Original Sin (Pecado Original), part of the Comedy Vanguard series at the Austin Film Festival, which ran October 25 – November 1. The festival showed over 180 films and brought screenwriters and filmmakers together to celebrate the role of …

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Fantastic Fest Film Review: ‘An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn’

Beverly

Fantastic Fest welcomed back festival alumnus writer/director Jim Hosking for his second feature film, An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn. Fantastic Fest ran Sept 20-27, in Austin, Texas, at the Alamo Drafthouse Theater – South Lamar. It bills itself as the largest genre film festival in the country showing horror, …

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RTX Panel: Writer’s Block Party

RTX

Sunday, August 5, 4:30 pm. Surely, this writer focused panel at the very end of the Rooster Teeth Experience (RTX) Austin 2018 wouldn’t be crowded. Wrong. To my amazement, even the writers for online entertainment hub Roster Teeth have fans who packed the extra-large meeting room at the Austin Convention …

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Movie Review: ‘Uncle Drew’

The basketball comedy 'Uncle Drew' (2.5 stars) prompts audience participation for the on and off court antics as Boston Celtic NBA star Kyrie Irving expands this character beyond the Pepsi Max commercials in a solid story where he teams up with a local coach/talent scout to rally his former teammates for a tournament at Rucker Park in Harlem, New York.

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Movie Review: ‘Incredibles 2’

Pixar Animation’s 20th film, the animated action adventure film 'Incredibles 2,' is a great family adventure (3 stars) with impressive visuals and action sequences with minor language, social commentary, and character development shortcomings.

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Movie Review: ‘Ocean’s 8’

Less is more as this 3-star crime caper continues a quality series thanks to expert filmmaking and a stellar cast featuring Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, expert con artist and estranged sister of Danny Ocean, played by George Clooney in Steven Soderbergh’s previous film trilogy, which was inspired by the 1960 film starring the “Brat Pack.”  

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