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‘Domino’ Effect

'Domino' Effect

On Sunday night in Austin, the Alamo Drafthouse, Ain’t It Cool News, and New Line Cinema co-hosted a special presentation of the upcoming film, Domino. The screening, held at the Alamo’s South Lamar location, was followed by a round of clay pigeon-shooting in the Northeast part of town. It was appropriate, for a film as riddled with bullets and gunplay as Domino is.

Tony Scott’s latest is a fast-paced and entertaining fever dream combining Natural Born Killers, City of God, and his own True Romance. For anyone who thought he was experimenting in his last feature, Man on Fire, this one proves it was only a warm-up…

(Hanging out in the theater lobby prior to the screening, is Domino screenwriter Richard Kelly, left, and Ain’t It Cool News founder Harry Knowles. Kelly, best known as the writer/director of Donne Darko, was happy to report that he just wrapped production on his second feature a few days ago. This next one, Southland Tales, has a cast that includes The Rock, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Bai Ling, Kevin Smith, and more.)

(Tim League, owner of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, takes a moment to pose during the after-party at Capitol City Trap and Skeet. Bright lights were brought in to help with aim, as attendees tried their best at marksmanship. Meanwhile, the dog on his right could have probably fired better rounds than most of us.)

(I went ahead and let many clay pigeons go on living when my turn at the shotgun came up. I haven’t fired a gun in at least a decade, and I was pretty rusty. 0 for 4, to be exact. No Domino-style bounty hunting in my future. No History of Violence moments, for sure. Photo by JP.)

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