Keeping Austin Weird – Movie Edition

After 6 months of waiting, the day has arrived.  It’s time to head down to Austin for SXSW to take in music, movies and some geek stuff too.  We can cover the geek and music stuff later, but this years conference gives us a bunch of eclectic movies, everything from the MacGruber premier to No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson, which seems appropriate given the latest news about his gambling and alcohol issues.

Last year, The Hurt Locker premiered at SXSW, and last weekend won multiple Oscars.  There is a great panel with Quentin Taratino and Robert Rodriguez about filming gore and horror.  For the 3rd year in a row, Jeffrey Tambor (The Larry Sanders Show, Arrested Development) is hosting his acting workshop, which has provided 90 minutes of laughter and drama with his direction of two actors from the SXSW film program.

My suggestion to all the interactive folks is to check out a movie or a movie panel.  Spread your wings and see what is happening at one of the better movie festivals around.  You may never get to Sundance or Cannes, but Austin will give you a good idea what it is like to be at those events.

One Cheesy Implosion

BASEKetball’s vision of sponsoring and naming every arena, stadium and field, is one step closer to becoming reality.  The Dallas Cowboys have sold the naming rights to the implosion of the old Cowboys Stadium to Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.  While I am sure no one will miss the old stadium, no one will forget Kraft for lending their name to this ridiculous event.