13 July 2012 - 21:39
So I’m a big fan of tasteful bathroom stall art. I mean, if I’m in a stall and there’s a cool picture drawn on the wall I’m definitely going to take a picture. Is that a little weird? Yes. But I do it anyway.
Here’s today’s gem from the ladies room at the South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse:
If I’m interpreting this correctly, the picture is an apatosaurus with flames shooting out of its feel like jetpacks. Genius.
10 July 2012 - 09:28
Sometimes the best way to gauge the true impact of a film is to see it after that big first weekend that nowadays seems to define if a movie is a success or a flop. I saw Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter two weeks after its initial release, and was pleasantly surprised to sit in a full theater at the Lake Creek Alamo Drafthouse on a Friday evening. Clearly this movie has done something correctly, or at least struck a chord with moviegoers.
Abraham Lincoln is probably the most romanticized and mythologized president in America’s history. There may be no better president to use as a vehicle for fighting a war with a powerful cell of bloodthirsty vampires. The idea is so preposterous that it makes perfect sense. The facts of his life—studying law, meeting/marrying Mary Todd, the Gettysburg address—are played straight and with great love and care, which is to the film’s benefit. read more
19 June 2012 - 08:44
Sorry for the lack of posts. I’m busy getting my act together for my move this weekend! I already have a lovely couch and matching coffee table and side table for my cozy little one bedroom. And I’ve got most of the place plotted out in my head.
On Friday I saw Rock of Ages, then Moonrise Kingdom again because my pallete needed to be cleansed with the Drafthouse‘s good food and great atmosphere. (Vegans: I recommend getting the Once Upon a Time in Mexico wrap with tofu and no cheese. SO GOOD.)
My soundtrack lately has been pretty much just Metric’s new album Synthetica on repeat forever. I absolutely adore it.
I’ll be back to my usual antics next week! For now I’m off to listen to Fiona Apple’s new album …
14 June 2012 - 15:30
Have you seen Moonrise Kingdom yet? If not, you can read my review on The Horn. For it’s opening weekend, the South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse set up a really great Moonrise Kingdom inspired photo booth. And I admit, while I was waiting in line it looked kind of dumb. But holy cow, these pics are incredible:
28 March 2012 - 11:33
In case you missed my big freak-out a few weeks ago, Edgar Wright was invited to Austin to host screenings of his films. On tap were two screenings of Scott Pilgrim (one including a “vegan” feast), a Shaun of the Dead quote-a-long, and Hot Fuzz. I managed tickets for the later, non-feast screening of Scott Pilgrim and the late showing of Hot Fuzz. And both were incredibly fun.
Friday night was my first trip out to the new Slaughter Lane Alamo Drafthouse. And my goodness, that place is beautiful! It still has that new theater smell.
The New Slaughter Lane Drafthouse
Driving out there was kind of scary because I felt like I was heading to the middle of nowhere, but it was really easy to find. Not sure how a parking lot that big can be so full, but it was. Tip: if you head to the Slaughter Lane Drafthouse, get there early to find a spot, and be prepared to walk.
The interior is very clean, and is laid out a lot like a “traditional” theater. Yet rather than picking up your tickets at a separate kiosk, you go right up to the concessions to get your ticket. read more