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An evening with Bryan Cranston

My first outdoor rolling roadshow for Alamo Drafthouse and they couldn’t have gone with a better choice. Getting his book signed would’ve been nice but I have a feeling Bryan is high demand in Hollywood thanks to Breaking Bad. I’m hoping … Continue reading

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Idiocracy: ten years later screening

Earlier this week, I had the good fortune to watch a tenth anniversary screening of Mike Judge’s second sleeper hit and somewhat prescient film Idiocracy. Alamo and a series of other art-house theaters screened the movie simultaneously while bookending the movie with … Continue reading

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Illeana Douglas

Wednesday evening was an always special evening for Austin and Alamo Drafthouse, a screening of Ghost World with actress/writer/director Illeana Douglas (who is half Italian, count on her appearing next October). Although she had a supporting role in the movie as the … Continue reading

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Goodfellas: 25th Anniversary Dinner Screening

Goodfellas is the ultimate and best Mafia movie made in recent years. Primarily due to the film being based upon the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi which as we all know was about Henry Hill’s three decades in Paul Vario’s crew. Why Scorsese and … Continue reading

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Weird Science: 30th Anniversary Quote-along!

Back to the Future was the big movie of 1985, possibly of the Eighties, but Weird Science was and has always been my personal favorite for that particular year. Better Off Dead is a close second, it falls behind because it didn’t make it … Continue reading

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Back to the Future: 30th Anniversary Quote-along!

I wasn’t going to let this awesome replay anniversary slide away although the event we went to took place about four weeks ago. Universal has also announced they’re having the movie hit theaters for a limited time to celebrate. Alamo as … Continue reading

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2001 A Space Odyssey in 70mm

I have seen 2001 over a dozen times. Mostly on cable. The first full viewing was at the Springfield Public Library during their Summer of Sci-Fi. I think it would be 1979, maybe 1980 since it was before being on HBO. Seeing … Continue reading

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Masters of the Universe

I was a college student when Masters of the Universe came and went circa 1987. Obviously I didn’t bother to see it. There were other more interesting things to do, namely acquiring a taste for beer (aka, drinking it without make … Continue reading

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Eighties New Wave Singalong

I’ve been to many Quotealong and Guest shows at Alamo Drafthouse, now I experienced my first Singalong because it focused on a genre I will always love, New Wave. Technically, I follow Rhino’s definition of what’s New Wave music; stuff released … Continue reading

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Team America: 10th anniversary show

Nothing says “Fourth of July!” like this satirical piece from the petulant duo of Parker and Stone. At least it showed they had more in them than flogging South Park’s telegraphed morals to death. Everyone I told that I went to see … Continue reading

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