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‘Hitman: Agent 47’ is dead on arrival (Our grade: D+)

1:15 pm Aug. 20, 2015

Katie Walsh – Tribune Music Service

If you see one movie about governmentally modified assassins this weekend, don’t make it “Hitman: Agent 47.” “American Ultra” is the far superior take on the unknowing superspy, because it

Regal theaters begin bag search policy

10:21 am Aug. 20, 2015

Regal Entertainment Group, which has several theaters in Austin, has begun to check bags in response to shootings at theaters around the country, a procedure it acknowledged on its website was “not without flaws” and

‘By the River of Babylon’ to screen in Texas Focus series

4:02 pm Aug. 19, 2015

Texas filmmakers Don Howard and Jim Shelton explore the culture of southwestern Louisiana in their new documentary, “By the River of Babylon: An Elegy for South Louisiana.”

The documentary focuses on the threatened marshlands that gave

AFS to screen droll Swedish comedy ‘Pigeon’

3:52 pm Aug. 19, 2015

“A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting On Existence” is probably the strangest, droll movie of the year, and it’ll screen as part of the Austin Film Society’s Avant Cinema series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,