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  • Film Review: 'The Mule'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - If some movies leave you feeling in need of a shower afterward, then nothing short of a colonic will do after a viewing of "The Mule," an excremental but hardly execrable Australian comedy-drama that plays like the klutzy, sheets-soiling stepbrother of "Maria Full of Grace." A triple-threat showcase for co-director, co-writer and star Angus Sampson, cast as a lunkheaded amateur crook who attempts to smuggle several pounds of Thai heroin in his gastrointestinal tract, Tony Mahony's helming debut brings new meaning to the term "gut-wrenching suspense," its scatological-time-bomb premise lending a darkly funny novelty to the otherwise routine crime-thriller shenanigans. Well traveled on the festival circuit following its SXSW premiere, the pic could enjoy decent theatrical runs.
  • Mar del Plata Readies 'Alptraum,' 'Earth, 'Myu'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - MAR DEL PLATA - Three tales of neurosis, happy or not - "Alptraum," from Ana Piterbarg ("Everybody Has a Plan"), Daniel Rosenthal's "To The Center of the Earth" and Balatasar Tokman's "Looking For Myu" feature in the 29th Mar...

    Austin speaker will headline Digital Orlando event

    Austin speaker will headline Digital Orlando event
    An upcoming conference on digital technology in Orlando will feature a headline speaker from the Austin, TX, startup community – Chris Valentine. Valentine created a program called Startup Village during Austin’s successful South by...

    Tomas Young dies at 34; soldier became antiwar activist after paralyzing injury

    Tomas Young dies at 34; soldier became antiwar activist after paralyzing injury
    He gave up just once, opting last year to enter hospice care and stop taking nutrition through a feeding tube. He wanted an end to the pain and surgeries and tubes and pumps that had sustained him after he was paralyzed from the chest down by an Iraqi...

    Tomas Young, Iraq war veteran and antiwar activist, dies at 34

    Tomas Young, Iraq war veteran and antiwar activist, dies at 34
    Tomas Young, an Iraq War veteran-turned-activist who became one of the first veterans to publicly oppose the war, has died. Young, who was paralyzed after being shot five days into his tour in Iraq, died Monday morning at a home in Seattle. His death...