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  • John Legend
    On the scene: John Legend performs at Axe White Label launch
    On Jan. 21, we were on the scene for a very special evening hosted by Axe featuring current Academy Award nominee John Legend and a very cool announcement. The event was held at The Garage and when guests entered they were invited to "take...
  • Sarah Snook
    Epic mind bending flick 'Predestination' star talks exclusively to Examiner
    The truly epic film "Predestination" has finally been released into theaters and on VOD just this last week. It was a long wait considering the movie premiered at last year's SXSW and was featured as one of their opening night films....
  • Russell Brand
    SXSW announces 'BRAND: A Second Coming' as 2015 opening film and six more titles
    It has begun!The news has started to pour in and the 2015 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival lineup already sounds incredible.SXSW officials announced Thursday that Ondi Timoner's "BRAND: A Second Coming" will open the 2015...
  • "Felt"
    The Austin Indie Film Examiner's Best Festival Films of 2014
    Howdy Austin film fans! Now that you've read my top 10 publicly released films of 2014 it's time for part two of my three part year-end series.With this list, we'll delve into the film festival world. These films all played at least...
  • "God Help the Girl" cast
    The Austin Indie Film Examiner's Best of 2014
    Another year of film has come and gone folks. Where did all the time go? I feel like I am getting old already.Now that 2014 is officially in the books and 2015 is now underway, the time has come to publish the obligatory year-in-review piece.In...
  • The Austin Indie Film Examiner's top ten most anticipated films of 2015
    The Austin Indie Film Examiner's top ten most anticipated films of 2015
    Well Austin film fans, the time has come for part three of my year-end series. I've already shared with you my top 10 publicly released films of 2014 along with my top 10 festival films of 2014 but now we'll look to the future.The films...
  • Review: The Neighborhood, Kiesza, & Rudimental at Pandora's Holiday Den
    Review: The Neighborhood, Kiesza, & Rudimental at Pandora's Holiday Den
    This weekend The Neighborhood, Kiesza, and Rudimental invaded the Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center for Pandora's 2nd Annual Holiday Discovery Den. First began via SXSW, Pandora's Discovery Den aim is to introduce fans to artists alike in...
  • Lady Gaga says she was raped as teen on Howard Stern
    Lady Gaga reveals she was raped as a teen on Howard Stern show
    In a recent interview with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM show, Lady Gaga dropped a bit of a shocker when she said that she was raped at the age of 19. Although she would not say who it was, she did reveal that it was a music producer, nearly 20...
  • Mark Duplass
    SXSW 2015 announces keynote Mark Duplass and other initial panels
    The South by Southwest (SXSW) organizers announced the initial wave of their 2015 film conference yesterday, Oct. 21. The lineup includes tons of sessions, panels, Future15s and mentors and will feature Mark Duplass, director of films &ldquo...
  • Frank
    'Frank' Movie Review
    Starting out a review that this film isn’t for everyone might send out the wrong message. The film ‘Frank’ is quirky. The reason for this is that the main character hides behind a papier-mache mask. You may breathe a sigh of...
  • SXSW festival poll reveals participants go primarily for free food, free beer
    SXSW festival poll reveals participants go primarily for free food, free beer
    The South by Southwest 2014 had people from around the country heading to Austin for a weekend of technology, film, interactive, and music festivals and panels that offer the latest in knowledge. However, the latest poll about the most recent SXSW...
  • "Chef" cast
    Review: 'Chef' makes for a sizzling good time
    Get ready to become a major foodie.The opening night film of the 2014 SXSW film festival, Jon Favreau's "Chef" is now in theaters nationwide and will surely excite your taste buds.Written and directed by Favreau, "Chef"...
  • Beer Compass at SXSW 2014
    Can gesture control disrupt retail? A SXSW experiment
    At the 2014 SXSW interactive festival, "Beer Compass" was demoed as a motion computing experiment in retail. Filling the gap between online and offline-use of technology, the device created a navigation tool to help shoppers, using...
  • The French Tech Hub at SXSW 2014
    The French tech ecosystem's debut at SXSW
    The French tech scene seems to be on a roll, with the President visiting Silicon Valley in February, the launch of "La French Tech" by the government, an official label for its community, and new startup accelerators starting on both...
  • Alus
    Alus enthralls with extraordinary vocals on auspicious new music release
    The following exclusive interview was conducted yesterday, May 28. It is always such a pleasure to meet new and promising up-and-coming talent. It is even more exciting when they are stunning, vivacious, and unforgettable. Tough shoes to fill, but...