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What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Killing Them Softly' Looking To Take A 'Collection,' Hopefully It Won't Be A 'Silent Night'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • November 30, 2012 3:48 PM
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Even the heartwarming and familial atmosphere of Thanksgiving can't last forever. Or longer than a few days, it seems. Last weekend's prevalent buoyancy - marked by an animated fairy world, a triumphant teenage army, and CG zoo animals - is eschewed this week in favor of violent real world problems. Enter hitmen, war criminals, mass murderers, vengeful robots, inescapable vanity, failed careers, and a sadistic Santa Claus (just to keep things seasonal). What blood-spattered rage-fest will you be attending? Tell us in the comments below!

Review: 'King Kelly' Is A Scabrous Look At A Generation's Narcissism

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 29, 2012 8:02 PM
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  • 1 Comment
The early moments of “King Kelly,” a new found-footage movie shot entirely on the iPhone, announces it’s intentions and attitudes right off the bat. The first images are of a crowded, low-rent internet chat-room, where we’re confronted with the sight of a half-nude nubile blonde who vacuously pleads for “tips” as she masturbates. We’re trapped, and the audience is going to have to watch her show, watch her pleasure herself for her gain, your satisfaction being entirely secondary. This is King Kelly, and she’ll be the first to tell you that she’s the voice of this generation.

Exclusive: Racy Poster For SXSW Film 'King Kelly' That Was Shot On iPhones

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2012 10:42 AM
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While director Andrew Neel may not yet be a household name, in Austin, he's been a regular fixture at SXSW over the past few years. His documentaries "Darkon" (about LARP-ing) and "New World Order" (focusing on conspiracy theorists) premiered at the fest in 2006 and 2009 respectively, with the former taking home the Audience Award that year. Well, once again Neel is back, this time with a narrative feature that again finds him exploring a fascinating subject.

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