- Get Your War On: Bailout?!
Get Your War On tackles the bailout plan.
- Role Models Q&A with David Wain and Paul Rudd
Here's a short chunk of a great Q&A with Wain and Rudd that happened after their screening of "Role Models" at Fantastic Fest. The movie, despite the incredibly awful trailer, is actually really funny. I'm just gonna come out and say that I love Paul Rudd.
- Austin Film Festival Schedule Online
The complete Austin Film Festival 08 lineup is now online. It's a strong lineup this year. We'll be doing a bunch of preview coverage on Austinist over the next couple weeks, so keep an eye out.
- Wayne Coyne To Present “Christmas On Mars” at the Alamo
Apparently, Wayne Coyne has directed a sci-fi flick. And he'll be hosting three screenings at the Alamo on Saturday October 11th.
Fantastic Fest is so close I can taste it. But since it’s completely sold out, I feel kinda bad for folks who didn’t get badges in time. For them I’ve put together a list of publicly-accessible FF screenings and events. Check it out on Austinist.
- Watch KLRU’s “Downtown” Online
You can watch the first three seasons of KLRU's fantastic series "Downtown" through the magic of the internet. Most of the segments are between 1 and 7 minutes, so it's fun to browse around.
- US Gets First Solar-Powered Cinema
VIA John Merriman at AFF
- Austinist’s “Must See Friday” ACL Picks
Some of the music writers have come up with five "sleeper picks" for the first day of ACL. Vote on your favorite and win a chance to watch the band from the stage with 3 of your friends. Neat.
- Austinist: Fantastic Fest Announces Free Online Screenings
I've seen a couple of these–I can totally recommend I Think We're Alone Now, though it dips into "way too creepy" territory once or twice.
I’m really digging Google’s new web browser,
Chrome. For pure web surfing, it’s a fantastic experience–the “most
visited sites” and “recent searches” on the default homepage are a
brilliant feature, load times are quick, and the viewport is incredibly
I can’t possibly use Chrome for development though; Firefox
lets me use all kinds of handy plugins that are now essential to my
workflow: Firebug, Web Developer Toolbar, Measureit, HTML Tidy and
Fireform are all major time savers, and I can’t imagine living without
them. But Chrome has zero add-ons at this point, and it’s not very customizable. I’ll probably still primarily be using Firefox for quite some time.
- Voiceover Master Don LaFontaine Dies at 68
Sad. I loved that guy. At my old job, a coworker actually called his agent to get a quote for some corporate voiceover work we needed done. He never called back though.
- The Onion Launches “Decider”, a Yelp-like Review Site
While it's in beta, the only city available is Chicago. Could be pretty good when they go country-wide though.
- The Movie Blog Uncut Goes Daily
The Movie Blog Uncut–probably the most enjoyable, fan-oriented movie podcast I've heard–has gone daily. They're perfect for listening to while you're working. And I'm not just saying that because the guys are Canadian.
- Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes Documentary on Google Video
A British documentary about Stanley Kubrick is now available in its entirety on Google Video.