Debbie Cerda

DR HORRIBLE'S SING-ALONG BLOG: Commentary! The Musical

DR HORRIBLE'S SING-ALONG BLOG: Commentary! The Musical

Film commentaries seem to be something that you can either love or hate. As much as I love the “behind the scenes” insight of a beloved film, I’ve never had much patience to sit through an entire commentary.

Mars One University Yearbook 2025

Mars One University Yearbook 2025

Inspired by the Texas premiere of the crazy, college, dystopian film ROCK STEADY ROW (Flix Brewhouse - Wed, July 25 - 7:30pm), the Other Worlds staff has put together some predictions of the College Experience of the Future. 

The Cult of Personality: The Dramatization of Charles Manson

The Cult of Personality: The Dramatization of Charles Manson

My father became quite unnerved by a woman who was extremely friendly and gave me candy at the gift shop. The realization that we were in a town that was populated by over two dozen Tony-Alamo-owned businesses that were staffed by Tony Alamo's followers made Dad uneasy. In what seemed an irrational fear and overreaction to me at the time, Dad was concerned that my younger sister and I would be kidnapped and brainwashed -- we hightailed it out of Alma, putting as much distance between the town as we could that afternoon.

CLOUD ATLAS: Rose to the Rescue

CLOUD ATLAS: Rose to the Rescue

“Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others. Past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”

These short and big words ring the true true in my Smarts.

Toys to Preserve for All Ages

Toys to Preserve for All Ages

In honor of the SciFi comedy FUTURE ’38, which screens Wednesday, May 17 at Flix Brewhouse, the OWA staff is creating a Time Capsule to be opened in 80 years.

FUTURE ’38 is a Technicolor valentine to the classic screwball comedies of the 1930s and ‘40s, with a SciFi twist. It’s a time-travel adventure which presents the exotic future-world of 2018 A.D., as imagined by the filmmakers of 1938!

How I Learned to Stop the Hate, and Love STAR WARS Fan Films

How I Learned to Stop the Hate, and Love STAR WARS Fan Films

STAR WARS was a sacred cinematic experience from my childhood as I shared in this earlier blog post. How dare someone attempt to recreate or reimagine the epic? Oh, the sacrilegious injustice! I could only imagine the desecration of no to low-budget cinematography, editing, and special effects to the STAR WARS canon. 

Boy, was I proven wrong.

May the Fourth be with You at 4th Tap Brewing Co-operative 

May the Fourth be with You at 4th Tap Brewing Co-operative 

The 4th Tap founders and brewers have stepped up to the challenge of hosting this stellar event,by offering a taproom-only limited release beer created specifically for our special event! Read more about our Dark Side/Light Side beer and learn a bit about the head brewers.

All Systems are a GO! -- Other Worlds Austin Day Zero with Sybil Danning

All Systems are a GO! -- Other Worlds Austin Day Zero with Sybil Danning

With the gala screening of BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS, support for the Austin School of Film's free screenwriting workshop with writer Matt Lohr, an extra full day of programming, and SIX parties this year, the Other Worlds Austin team has fully launched into the maelstrom of bringing fabulous content and memorable experiences to our audience.

Abby Normal Adaptations of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Abby Normal Adaptations of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Almost two hundred titles exist on IMDb alone with "Frankenstein" in the name, with various interpretations over the last century by directors and screenwriters. While not all these films are highly rated, the premise of these recommendations are worth viewing for any Frankenstein fans.

I'm Your Ice Cream Man in DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS

I'm Your Ice Cream Man in DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS

I wasn't exactly supposed to be watching such a scary movie, as I was still a bit young. But my mom and aunts were busy talking in the other room, so I watched from across the room as I played games with my cousins. The score built up the fear, while the sound that the Triffids made when they were on the move gave me goosebumps. 

Science Fiction to Fact: NASA's Juno Spacecraft enters Jupiter Orbit

Science Fiction to Fact: NASA's Juno Spacecraft enters Jupiter Orbit

The largest planet of our solar system Jupiter has long been shrouded in mystery, with fictional stories surrounding the gas giant and its turbulence and storms along its bands. The existence of the Great Red Spot has been known of since the 17th century, and Galileo spied upon its moons in 1610.