Christian Slater on MR. ROBOT – interview

Christian Slater as Mr. Robot in MR. ROBOT | © 2015 David Giesbrecht/USA Network

In USA Network’s new series MR. ROBOT, Wednesdays at 10 PM, Christian Slater plays the title character. That’s not really his name, of course, and he’s not really a robot, but his name, what he’s like as a human being and what he’s actually up to are all mysteries for now. Mr. Robot heads up a group of anarchists hoping to disrupt big businesses by hacking into their computer systems. Elliot (Rami Malek) is Mr. Robot’s new associate, an idealistic young hacker who is tasked with bringing down the company he works for from within. The character in MR. ROBOT […]Read On »

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Festival Report: The Scoop on SXSW 2013 – Part 3

The cast and director of SHORT TERM 12, winner of the Narrative Feature Award.

Here in the bizarro world of SXSW up is down and down is up. So is it any surprise that their film awards don’t occur at the end of the festival but in the middle? Or that instead of the winners getting choked up the presenters are the ones with the cracking voices. And so it goes in Austin Texas that on day five of a ten day film festival the awards were presented in the once posh, now just all-out retro cool Paramount Theater.

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Festival Report: The Scoop on SXSW 2013 – Part 2

A Texas primer all on one shirt.

With three festivals occurring simultaneously (film, music and interactive), it would be sheer madness to try and drive around downtown Austin Texas during SXSW. That leaves taxi cabs, pedicabs and the bus. Cabs can be tricky, pedicabs are known to overcharge, but for two bucks you can ride any Austin bus as many times as you want for 24 hours. And on the buses you meet the most interesting denizens.

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Festival Report: The scoop on SXSW 2013 – Part 1

SXSW 2013 logo

Listen up film festival cowboy and cowgirls, if this is your first time at the film festival rodeo they call SXSW (South By South West) you need to know a few things… 1) It’s not really one festival, it’s three. Film. Music. Interactive. And they overlap, overplay and overload. Film runs March 8th-12th, Interactive from the 8th-12th and Music from the 12th-17th. 2) The main events are held on the fabled sixth street where theaters and music halls collide with bars and restaurants. 3) There isn’t one convention center there’s two and they’re separated by a river. 4) Austin, the […]Read On »

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