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  • The Daily Texan - Austin production company Rooster Teeth prepares to release crowd-funded comedy - 4 hours ago
    Hilarious dialogue, fast-paced action and great animation are trademarks of Austin production company Rooster Teeth. The next project on the company’s list: a crowd-funded science-fiction comedy. Rooster Teeth, known for its popular animated web series “Red vs. Blue” and “RWBY,” will...
  • Austin Movie Blog - ‘Chappie’ is a childish mess (Our grade: F) - 15 hours ago
    Chappie the robot is voiced by Sharlto Copley in “Chappie.” By Roger Moore – Tribune News Service Wrongheaded in conception, eye-rolling in execution, “Chappie” is a childish blend of the cute robot goofiness of “Short Circuit” and the bloody-minded mayhem of “RoboCop.” It never finds its sweet spot and never...
  • Austin Movie Blog - A look behind the closed curtain of life among jihadists (Our grade: A-) - 15 hours ago
    Ibrahim Ahmed is happy with his family in “Timbuktu.” By Cary Darling – Fort Worth Star-Telegram Even though the atrocities committed by radical jihadists dominate the headlines and airwaves, few in the West know what it’s like to live under their reign. “Timbuktu,” Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako’s...
  • Austin Movie Blog - Endearing characters return in “Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ (Our grade: B) - 15 hours ago
    Lilette Dubey as Mrs. Kapoor and Richard Gere as Guy in “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” By Jane Sumner – Special to the American-Statesman They’re baaack! “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” was such a worldwide sleeper hit, and its British-Indian cast so beloved, that it’s no surprise that three years...
  • Slackerwood - Texas at SXSW 2015: Director Micah Magee on 'Petting Zoo' and Filming in San Antonio - 19 hours ago
    Writer/director Micah Magee may not live in Texas full-time now, but she has strong connections to the Lone Star State. She graduated from UT (dual degree Plan II Honors and Radio-TV-Film) and worked as programming director for Cinematexas International Short Film Festival. Most recently, she filmed her feature...
  • The Daily Texan - Best Westerns to Celebrate Texas Independence - 1 day ago
    In honor of Texas independence, The Daily Texan embraced its state’s stereotypical cowboy image and assembled a list of the best western films to watch this weekend.  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly No western film is as iconic as “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” Featuring an international...
  • The Daily Texan - UT students found a documentary filmmaking company - 1 day ago
    When UT alumnus and documentarian John Fitch saw his first amateur film on the TV, he fell in love with filmmaking. Recently, Fitch’s films have taken a backseat, as he shifted his focus toward helping other documentarians foster their love of filmmaking as well.  Fitch, along with three friends, hopes to...
  • Alamo Drafthouse - Quickening - 1 day ago
    Leonard Nimoy was more than just a cult actor on a cult show, he was a champion of women’s and minority rights who fought for equal treatment for his co-stars Nichelle Nichols and George Takei.  He was warm, and kind, and his loss has been deeply felt.  I remember him best, actually, for an early...
  • AFS Viewfinders - Stressful Day? Here Are 8 Pictures of Audrey Hepburn With Her Pet Deer - 1 day ago
    The Austin Film Society offices are abuzz with activity in preparation for the Texas Film Awards and the Texas Party next week. It's a huge endeavor with major guests, many attendees, an enormous stage set-up and international press coverage. It's a lot of fun and a lot of work.There are schedules to be made,...
  • Austin Chronicle - SXSW Film Pro Tips - 1 day ago
    What to see, where to be, and how to relax
  • AFS Viewfinders - Photographer George Hurrell & The Art Of Hollywood Glamour - 2 days ago
    Bette DavisThe work of photographer George Hurrell today epitomizes what we think of as Hollywood glamour. Even more than the films themselves, Hurrell's portraits, which were sent out en masse to theaters, fan magazines and fans, helped to create a mythos of gods and goddesses, more real than real and more perfect...
  • The Daily Texan - UT students collaborate on “A Song For Danny” short film set to shoot in New York - 3 days ago
    Student filmmaker Andrew Garbus has high hopes for his 12-minute musical drama, “A Song for Danny.” The film centers around an artist who must take risks and make difficult choices to further his career — and this is a mind-set Garbus, near the end of his time as a student, understands. “My...
  • AFS Viewfinders - 100 Years Ago: Dinosaurs and Ape Men, Courtesy of Willis H. O'Brien - 3 days ago
    When we think of stop motion pioneer Willis H. O'Brien (born on this day in 1886), we think of KING KONG, for which he designed and produced all the effects shots. He, more than anyone, created the special-effects spectacle, in which the effects work was the real star of the show. But before KING KONG, before THE LOST...
  • Slackerwood - SXSW 2015 Preview: Remember the Ladies - 3 days ago
    After covering SXSW for the past several years, I felt a sort of aimlessness upon seeing the slate of films this time, like maybe I should shake things up as far as my viewing selections go. In the past year I've tried to watch more films made by women, even starting a feminist film club with a couple friends. Why...