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Fate or fade? ‘Furious’ Franchise steers toward crossroads

Fate or fade? ‘Furious’ Franchise steers toward crossroads

Fabian Brims, Egalitarian Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under A&E, Showcase

Here it is – the eighth movie of Universal’s automotive carnage franchise, and the first to see the original crew moving on after Paul Walker’s tragic death. It was the actor’s chemistry with Vin Diesel that got the series this far, which makes it crucial to see if the fans are still committed...

Zach Braff is ‘Going in Style’, arrives in mainstream

Zach Braff is ‘Going in Style’, arrives in mainstream

Fabian Brims, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture

Indie director Zach Braff, better known as the daydreaming doctor J. D. from “Scrubs,” delivers his third feature film without an ounce of indie in the frame. Although the family-friendly feel-good comedy is highly entertaining and hits theaters in time for Easter, it also misses the edginess seen...

REAL World Circus – Kurios by Cirque du Soleil

REAL World Circus – Kurios by Cirque du Soleil

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under A&E, Showcase

We all make mistakes; whether it’s dropping a cup, spilling some water, maybe you forget your keys and get locked out of your car, or you drop your phone and crack your screen. We all make mistakes, and I can say with confidence, we make mistakes everyday. But, for the performers of Cirque Du Soleils’...

A True Hero of God – Hacksaw Ridge Interview with Producer Terry Benedict

A True Hero of God – Hacksaw Ridge Interview with Producer Terry Benedict

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under A&E, Showcase

Desmond Doss was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. Even though he believed that the war was justified, he did not believe in taking a life. While Terry Benedict was a young boy, he loved to read. He came across a book called The Unlikeliest Hero about...

James Franco’s new meta-masterpiece debuts at SXSW!

James Franco’s new meta-masterpiece debuts at SXSW!

Fabian Brims, Egalitarian Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under A&E

When a small movie called ‘The Room’ hit two theaters in the Los Angeles area in 2003, no one knew what to do with the film or Tommy Wiseau, its mysterious director. Advertised as a drama, the movie seemed to ignore every fundamental rule of filmmaking, turning it into a hilarious reel of unrelate...

‘Song to Song’ is quite off-key!

‘Song to Song’ is quite off-key!

Fabian Brims, Egalitarian staff writer
March 27, 2017
Filed under A&E

The opener of this year’s SXSW Film Festival was one of the hardest ones to get tickets for. Some people waited in line for up to seven hours, without success, but little did they know that they didn’t miss a thing! ‘Song to Song’ featuring Michael Fassbender, Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portm...

‘An Act of God’ is divinely-inspired comedy

‘An Act of God’ is divinely-inspired comedy

Alyssa Foley, News Editor
March 23, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture, Showcase

God is a diva; sarcastic, egotistical, prone to jealousy and ‘wrath management issues’. God also likes sneakers and Chai tea. Want to meet God in person? He is revealing himself nightly at Houston’s Alley Theatre performances of ‘An Act of God’ through April 16. If you are willing to...

SXSW Day 4: A Filmmakers Adventure

SXSW Day 4: A Filmmakers Adventure

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer
March 14, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture

My fourth and final day at SXSW. It’s really been an amazing adventure. I woke up this morning, planning on going to a session on contract labor and 1099’s, but got side tracked on my walk with Amazon Popup. It just totally drew my attention. Amazon Prime produces their own content and was promoting...

SXSW Day 3: A Filmmakers Adventure

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer
March 12, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture

Yesterday I arrived back to my Airbnb home after 3:30am, not realizing that the time had sprung forward, and the fact that I had reserved a seat at The Mummy interactive experience. I had very little sleep and a very long day planned ahead! I rushed to catch the 10:10am bus into downtown, and barely...

SXSW Day 2: A Filmmakers Adventure

SXSW Day 2: A Filmmakers Adventure

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer
March 11, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture

Woke up a bit late, around 9am and had breakfast with my Airbnb host and David Lawson from SnowFort Pictures. David is a filmmaker from LA with a film that’s screening at SXSW called 68 Kill. It’s the story of a $68,000 robbery gone wrong. As a filmmaker it’s amazing to get to me...

SXSW Day 1: A Filmmakers Adventure

SXSW Day 1: A Filmmakers Adventure

Erik Calderon, Culture Editor
March 11, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture

Day 1: A filmmakers adventure at South by South West; an Austin Based music, film and interactive media conference. At 11:40am I boarded the MegaBus for $15.00 to Austin. The bus dropped me off downtown, where I jumped on another bus to get to my Airbnb destination on the North side of Austin, 4.2...

30th: SXSW set to begin in Austin

Erik Calderon, A&E Editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under A&E, Culture

A group of people, sworn to secrecy in a meeting at the offices of the Austin Chronicle in 1986 founded the South by Southwest conference and festival.  It all started as they talked about the future of entertainment and media.  The main idea was to discover all the talent in Austin, share ideas, grow...

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