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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

A night I can only remember

A night I can only remember

Jimmieka Mills, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Culture

I’ll admit, I’m a traditionalist and new technology gives me extreme anxiety. I didn’t have an internet connected computer until I was 20 years old and didn’t truly embrace text messaging until a short time after that. Despite the fact that I’m a millennial – which apparently gives everyone...

T.I. says ‘Us or Else’

T.I. says ‘Us or Else’

Jimmieka Mills, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2017


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AUSTIN, Texas — Multi-platinum recording artist Tip "T.I." Harris spoke to attendees at SXSW in a discussion with Sway Calloway, host of syndicated radio program The Wake Up Show, about the recent release of his album ‘Us or Else: Letter to the System.’  The album, a far cry from ‘Trap Muzik’...

SXSW Day 4: A Filmmakers Adventure

SXSW Day 4: A Filmmakers Adventure

Erik Calderon, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

‘Let the Right One In’ terrifies and charms on-stage

‘Let the Right One In’ terrifies and charms on-stage

Alyssa Foley, Editor

February 24, 2017


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You cannot help but fall in love with this quirky vampire. Lucy Mangan plays the ghostly Eli in ‘Let the Right One In’ showing in Houston at the Alley Theatre until March 19.

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