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  • Austin Movie Blog - 5 out of this world ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ toys from the new line - 16 hours ago
    Co-anchors, George Stephanopoulos, left, and Paula Faris, right, look on as EvanTubeHD, a digital star from the Maker Studios network, unboxes the LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon and the Star Wars BB-8 App Enabled Droid from Sphero, on “Good Morning America” in New York, Sept. 3, 2015, as part of the epic...
  • Austin Movie Blog - In an awful office environment, vampires rise to the top (Our grade: C) - 18 hours ago
    Emma Fitzpatrick, Fran Kranz and Joey Kern star in “Bloodsucking Bastards.” Vampires are the best workers, especially at soulless companies. That’s the comedic message of “Bloodsucking Bastards,” where the bosses decide everything will be better if their shiftless sales center employees are turned into...
  • Austin Movie Blog - ‘Learning to Drive’ is worth the trip (Our grade: B) - 18 hours ago
    Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson star in “Learning to Drive.” Michael Rechtstaffen – Los Angeles Times Providing a welcome, grown-up escape from all that summer escapism, director Isabel Coixet’s “Learning to Drive” is a richly observed, crosscultural character study that coasts along pleasurably...
  • Austin Movie Blog - ‘7 Chinese Brothers’: Byington’s film is full of charm, comedy (Our grade: B+) - 18 hours ago
    Jason Schwartzman stars in director Bob Byington’s “7 Chinese Brothers.” by Matt Shiverdecker – special to Austin-American Statesman “7 Chinese Brothers,” the latest effort from Austin-based filmmaker Bob Byington (“Somebody Up There Likes Me”), is an uproariously funny film cushioned with...
  • Austin Movie Blog - ‘Meru’ is a documentary that soars (Our grade: B+) - 18 hours ago
    Conrad Anker and Jimmy Chin in “Meru.” (Renan Ozturk/Courtesy Music Box Films/TNS) Kristin Tillotson – Minneapolis Star Tribune When three men, including filmmaker Jimmy Chin, set out to scale the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru in subzero temperatures 21,000 feet above the Ganges River, they knew they...
  • Austin Movie Blog - Redford leads a long and familiar ‘Walk in the Woods’ (Our grade: C+) - 18 hours ago
    Robert Redford and Nick Nolte star in “A Walk in the Woods.” Peter Hartlaub – San Francisco Chronicle This same movie will be made in the year 2051 starring Matt Damon and Matthew McConaughey as former sports teammates carrying out a dying wish, old college friends hitchhiking across America the way...
  • Austin Movie Blog - Mystery of ‘Phoenix’ keeps your interest (Our grade: B+) - 18 hours ago
    Ronald Zehrfeld plays Johnny and Nina Hoss plays Nelly in Christian Petzold’s “Phoenix.” David Lewis – San Francisco Chronicle Sometimes implausible and always engrossing, “Phoenix” takes us to postwar Berlin, a shell of a city where concentration camp survivor Nelly is a shell of herself. The...
  • AFS Viewfinders - Here's What You Need to Know About the New & Improved AFS Membership Levels - 20 hours ago
    Read all about it!For years now, we've been listening to your requests and working to devise a better system for giving our members more and more great experiences while keeping membership dues inexpensive. Our previous membership levels were created several years ago when we were offering 7 to 10 events most months....
  • Fantastic Fest - Festival Blues - 20 hours ago
    Entire books have been written on it, but in case you’re headed up to Telluride this weekend - or planning on hitting the Mile High Horror Film Fest in October - here’s a quick survival guide for festival-going for the serious fan.  To be clear, I’ve never really been to a festival as a fan....
  • Alamo Drafthouse - Festival Blues - 20 hours ago
    Entire books have been written on it, but in case you’re headed up to Telluride this weekend - or planning on hitting the Mile High Horror Film Fest in October - here’s a quick survival guide for festival-going for the serious fan.  To be clear, I’ve never really been to a festival as a fan....
  • Austin Film Festival - Brian Helgeland to Receive “2015 Distinguished Screenwriter” Award - 1 day ago
    We are pleased to announce our 2015 Distinguished Screenwriter, Brian Helgeland! Brian Helgeland was born in 1961 in Providence, Rhode Island.  He was raised mainly in New Bedford, Massachusetts where his family made their living in that city’s fishing industry.  After somehow receiving an undergraduate degree in...
  • Austin Film Festival - The Scare Tactics Panel Featuring Wes Craven (1996) - 1 day ago
    The Scare Tactics (1996) Panelists: Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper, Leslie Bohem Transcribed by Travis Neeley 0:17 Moderator: And if anyone’s confused, this is now The Scare Tactics, so if you’re not in the right ballroom, it’s been moved downstairs. I don’t know what the other one is. I don’t know how to really get this...
  • Austin Movie Blog - Brian Helgeland to receive AFF honor - 1 day ago
    Screenwriter Brian Helgeland will receive the Austin Film Festival’s Distinguished Screenwriter honor this year, joining Outstanding Television Writer winner Norman Lear. Helgeland wrote and directed “Legend,” “42,” the eternally underknown and underrated “A Knight’s Tale” and “Payback.” Helgeland’s writing credits...
  • AFS Viewfinders - Happy Birthday to the Wild Man of Hong Kong Cinema: Anthony Wong - 1 day ago
    Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, born on this day in 1961, is one of the world's most important character actors, a mix between Nicolas Cage, Steve Buscemi and Michael Ironside. A versatile actor who can play in any range but who has often favored extreme roles, he has managed to stay very, very busy. IMDB credits him with 192...