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Po is back as the bumbling, heroic panda (Our grade: B)

1:39 pm Jan. 28, 2016

Sandie Angulo Chen – Washington Post

Move over, Poe Dameron. Po the panda is back in town. And this Dragon Warrior is every bit as brave as the galaxy’s favorite Resistance pilot.

DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda

Linklater doc getting good reviews at Sundance

12:31 pm Jan. 27, 2016

The early reviews for “Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny” are coming in … and they’re good.

The movie, directed by Louis Black of the Austin Chronicle and Karen Bernstein, had its premiere on Tuesday at the

Short with Austin-based producer wins Sundance Jury Award

10:21 am Jan. 27, 2016

“The Procedure,” a short film written and directed by  Calvin Lee Reeder, won the Sudance Short Film Jury Award for U.S. Fictionb.

It was produced by Bears Fonte, former programming director for the Austin Film Festival

“Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny” headed to PBS

9:58 am Jan. 26, 2016

“American Masters,” the PBS documentary series about the lives of creatives in various fields, has nabbed the broadcast rights to Louis Black and Karen Bernstein’’s “Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny,” which screened Tuesday afternoon at

A few awesome weekend screenings

10:33 am Jan. 22, 2016

In case you, the discerning movie–goer, still have not seen it, Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room” from 2003, often billed as one of the very worst movies ever made, is screening at 10 p.m. Sunday at