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Alamo to screen, discuss ‘Star Wars’ trailer

2:07 pm Nov. 26, 2014

The Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar will hold a special panel discussion at 9 a.m. on Friday about the new teaser for “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens.”

After the screening of the 88-second

Austin scores big in Indie Spirit noms

1:44 pm Nov. 25, 2014

Austin was all over the nominations for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards. The nominations were announced today.

While “Birdman” led with six nods, Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” took five nominations, including best feature (along with “Birdman,” “Love Is Strange,” “Selma” and “Whiplash”), best director for Linklater, best supporting nods for both Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke and best editing for the almighty Sandra Adair.

“Nightcrawler” and “Selma” also received five nominations each.


Glen Campbell doc has triumph amid tragedy (Our grade: B+)

12:51 pm Nov. 20, 2014

By Roger Moore | McClatchy-Tribune News Service

“Cheerful” and “triumphant” aren’t words that come to mind when you think of Alzheimer’s, the debilitating illness that destroys memory, mind and body. But darned if country star Glen Campbell doesn’t

Five essential Mike Nichols movies

12:24 pm Nov. 20, 2014

The comedy world went into mourning Thursday morning with the news that legendarylkwood” (1984): The oddly forgotten drama. Meryl Streep plays nuclear power whistle-blower Karen Silkwood, who died in 1974. A nerve-wracking film even if