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  • Original Alamo - BEER AND LOATHING - 14 hours ago
    Your six reasons to watch FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS I. THE DRUGS: Drugs. Lots of drugs. Suitcases full of them. Trunks full of them. "A whole galaxy of uppers, downers, screamers, laughers..." represent not only the figurative main character of Terry Gilliam's mind-melting FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS...
  • Original Alamo - PREMATURE opens this weekend! See the new film from Houston-native John Karna - 17 hours ago
    John Karna first rose to national attention with his 2012 film BINDLESTIFFS, a movie that was discovered by director Kevin Smith at the Slamdance Film Festival and released through his Smodcast Presents distribution label. Flash forward a few years and the Houston-raised actor is back with another raunchy comedy -...
  • Austin Chronicle - July Is Crime Month: Fade to Black - 17 hours ago
    Screen noir this week at AFS, the Paramount, and BookPeople
  • Slackerwood - AFS Screening Preview: Lars Nilsen on 'The Sepia Screen' - 19 hours ago
    Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas owns an archive of 1930s and 1940s-era films -- shorts, newsreels and features -- made specifically for black audiences of the time.  These historic reels were found in a Tyler, Texas warehouse in 1983, and the team at SMU's G. William Jones Video and Collection has...
  • Slackerwood - Slackery News Tidbits: July 21, 2014 - 23 hours ago
    Here's the latest Austin film news (and a very funny video at the end, so keep reading).Filmmaker Magazine has released its 2014 edition of "25 new Faces of Independent Film." The list includes Austin filmmaker Annie Silverstein, whose short Skunk won the Cannes Cinefondation award this year, and former Houstonite/...
  • Statesman - Austin Movie Blog: Eli Wallach's Texas ties - 1 day ago
    Actor Eli Wallach, who died Tuesday evening at his home in New York at the age of 98, attended the University of Texas and received his bachelor’s degree in 1936. Wallach, who was best known as the bandit in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" but who had a ...
  • Statesman - Austin Movie Blog: Taylor Kitsch to settle down in Austin - 1 day ago
    Taylor Kitsch, who rose to fame as the hunky football player in the Austin-shot "Friday Night Lights," is planning to settle down here, with a home on Lake Austin. In an interview with Roger Moore of the McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Kitsch says he has been looking for a simpler life ...
  • Statesman - Austin Movie Blog: Tommy Lee Jones, Guy Pearce in Austin - 1 day ago
    Tommy Lee Jones, who won best actor at 2005’s Cannes Film Festival, brings “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada” to Austin’s Texas Spirit Theater at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, at 7 tonight. “Melquiades Estrada,” which also won best screenplay in Cannes, deals with a...
  • Statesman - Austin Movie Blog: Elijah Wood, Fantastic Fest fan - 1 day ago
    Occasional Austinite Elijah Wood showed up on Conan O'Brien's show, discussing Fantastic Fest, getting hammered, stripping down and getting in the dunk tank.  Check it out here, or watch below. <iframe width="320" height="207.5" src="http://teamcoco.com/embed/v/83528" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></...
  • Statesman - Austin Movie Blog: New panelists announced for the Austin Film Festival - 1 day ago
    Get all of your "Star Wars Episode VII" questions ready. The Austin Film Festival & Screenwriters Conference announced a few new panelists Tuesday, along already confirmed speakers such as Matthew Weiner, Jim Sheridan, Michelle Ashford, Whit Stillman, and Neil LaBute. The newly added are:...
  • Statesman - Austin Movie Blog: Monty Python live show broadcast coming to theaters near you - 1 day ago
    As you might have heard the living members of Monty Python have reunited for a series of live shows in London. A show (or perhaps several, the website is a little unclear) will be shown in theaters over a number of days. In  Ausitn, Python will be screened at ...
  • Statesman - Austin Movie Blog: Bryan Cranston to star in HBO movie version of LBJ play "All The Way" - 1 day ago
    “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston will star in HBO Films' version of “All the Way,”Robert Schenkkan‘s Tony-winning play about Lyndon Johnson, reported the Wrap Wednesday. “All the Way” focuses largely on the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the war in Vietnam. It picked up a Tony...
  • Statesman - Austin Movie Blog: New in theaters 7.11.14: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' and more - 1 day ago
    ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ wonderfully complicates a sci-fi fable (A-): One goes into “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” with cautiously optimistic expectations. It’s a sequel, which can be problematic by design. It’s a sequel to a remake — an admittedly good one, but a ...
  • Statesman - Austin Movie Blog: Richard Linklater to remake "Mr. Limpet," Dan Rather movie forthcoming - 1 day ago
    Austin director Richard Linklater, whose “Boyhood” is opening in Austin on Friday, is already planning another project, a remake of “The Incredible Mr. Limpet.” The 1964 film starred Don Knotts as a meek bookkeeper, Henry Limpet, who turns into a fish and uses his new skills to help the U.S. ...