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Reason number 162 on why Alamo Drafthouse rules!

Well, people dressing up as movie characters at the same movie isn’t terribly new but only Austinites would bother for Bob’s Burgers given how much support we residents and Alamo Drafthouse have provided! It was cool to see these people as … Continue reading

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Bob’s Burgers the Movie: Must See!

I’m putting this movie ahead of my stalled queue entailing all the crap I’m behind on, it’s a short list since Covid and money kept me from hitting Alamo very much in 2021. Bob’s Burgers the Movie will probably be … Continue reading

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RIP Ray Liotta

Given his substance issues, it’s amazing he lived this long honestly. Somebody already had a mean joke too, I guess the drug Channix does work, he did stop smoking. Ouch! Ray burst on the scene for most of us via Goodfellas, the most … Continue reading

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Alamo Drafthouse turned 25!

Completely choked on getting the date right, it was two days ago. Doesn’t matter too much. When the first Alamo Drafthouse opened at 4th and Colorado, I was neck deep in all the crap happening with PowerComputing: the IPO, trying … Continue reading

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RIP Vangelis

Most people remember him for the Top 40 hit he had with the movie Chariots of Fire, an uninteresting movie about a couple Brits running in the Olympics circa the 1920s. You could call it the Downton Abbey of track and field! … Continue reading

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Fun spin on Hughes’ cringiest movie

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Happy 70th Birthday to Billy West!

He’s probably one of the biggest names in voice-acting these days. Even if you’re not into animation (both kid and adult stuff) like me, you’ve heard him for years on TV. Billy has been the Cheerios Honey-Nut Bee and the … Continue reading

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Jungle Cruise: If there’s nothing better on

You’re free to see this painfully mediocre fare on Disney+ nowadays. We went during my last birthday weekend (2021) and it was my inaugural experience with Alamo Drafthouse’s family friendlier (but to me bro’ friendlier) rival Flix Brewhouse in Round Rock. Much … Continue reading

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RIP Gilbert Gottfried

Another unexpected passing alongside the, “I didn’t know he was ill!” story but Gilbert left behind a pretty good legacy. Many forget that he was a member of the worst SNL cast (1980-81) in history so his career’s second act bordered on … Continue reading

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RIP Estelle Harris

She’ll forever be known George Constanza’s overbearing mother but to me Estelle was a great pairing with Don Rickles for Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head in the Toy Story flicks. There’s also Professor Farnsworth’s mother Velma from Futurama. That screeching and indignation … Continue reading

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Seeing Red: Must See

Rather bummed that Disney didn’t have the confidence to release this semi-original idea in theaters exclusively as they do with the MCU stuff. It was stronger than Luca (the Little Italian Mermaid) and about on par with Inside/Out or Soul, the last two near-perfect movies … Continue reading

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Black Widow: Worth Seeing (MCU Recap 2)

I wanted to see this movie not to just be an MCU completist (I’ve only missed one MCU movie in a theater) but as a show of support to Scarlett. The actress was a trooper in a male-dominated genre and … Continue reading

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RIP William Hurt

In my obsession with getting other stories done and Picayune being caught up, I forgot to write about the passing of this actor who was somewhat a part of my life. Besides often getting mixed up with UK actor John Hurt … Continue reading

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AS I WISH Part One

It is the 35th Anniversary of The Princess Bride and the MacFarlane toy company made these awesome action figures. Each has 22 points of articulation but sadly, they’re both right-handed so you can’t do the duel accurately. Well, maybe I could … Continue reading

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RIP Sally Kellerman

It’s sad to see yet another person who contributed to Star Trek pass away. Sure, most of you cool kids know her as the original Major “Hot Lips” Houlihan in MASH the film but Sally played Dr. Elizabeth Dehner in the second Star Trek … Continue reading

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