- SXSW YouTube Channel
If you're attending SXSW Film this year, you can check out a ton of trailers on their newly-created YouTube channel. Which is great, because the video player on the SXSW site is annoyingly slow.
- ABC Orders Pilot For No Heroics
Apparently, ABC will be producing an American version of the not-even-a-season-old British sitcom No Heroics, which looks completely awesome, but which I haven't yet seen (those damned Brits won't let me stream it from The States! I'm willing to pay, even!). Looks like a much hipper, more grown-up version of Fox's short-lived live-action version of The Tick.
- The Making Of Wrestle Jam: The Wrestler’s Unsung Hero
A fun piece on "Wrestle Jam", the old-school wrestling game played in Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler (via John Merriman: http://twitter.com/jmerriman/status/1252264955).
- Critical Vision: An Interview with James Gray
A very good interview with director James Gray, whose new film (Two Lovers) I caught at AFF this year. Gray also gave a very interesting Q&A at the fest–and Two Lovers will definitely leave you with a lot of questions.
- Joan Didion on "The Panic in Needle Park"
Novelist Joan Didion talks to IFC's Aaron Hillis about the re-release of a film she co-adapted with her husband in 1971, "The Panic In Needle Park".
- Watch Online: The Vanishing (1988)
Apparently, the original version of the Dutch thriller The Vanishing–which is supposedly fantastic–has been available for a while now through Criterion. I've been wanting to see it, but didn't think it was out on DVD. You can also watch it (along with select other films) for $5 through the criterion website.
- Get Your War On: The Definitive Account
Though David Rees' fantastic comic Get Your War On is officially over, you can get the almost complete collection in book form.
- Crips and Bloods: Made In America
Stacy Peralta's now retitled "Crips & Bloods: Made In America" is opening soon in select cities. Hopefully, it'll swing through Austin before its DVD release this spring.