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The Austin Movie Blog gives film news, views and reviews.

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Bullock's IMAX to show 'Jerusalem,' starting Friday

The Bullock Texas State History Museum will be opening the IMAX National Georgraphic film "Jerusalem" on Friday.

Fantastic Fest announces final titles Fantastic Fest has released the final lineup for its 10th anniversary, with world premieres of David Yarovesky’s “The Hive,” as well as screenings of “Horns,” “The Town That Dreaded Sundown,” “It Follows,” “Everly” and “Open Windows.

Tuesday morning movie roundup

The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival officially kicks off Wednesday with the documentary "Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine.

Witness one of Matthew McConaughey’s epic new ads for Lincoln

Starring Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle as McConaughey and also a bull. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn of "Drive" fame.

'Big Spoon' starts filming in Austin

Filming of the independent feature “The Begin Spoon” began Wednesday in Austin and will continue through Sept.

AFS names grant recipients

The Austin Film Society has announced this year’s grant recipients, with $10,000 awards to two narrative features and two documentaries.

Drafthouse acquires 'Amira & Sam'

Austin-based Drafthouse Films said Thursday that it has acquired the U.S. distribution right to Sean Mullin’s romantic comedy, “Amira & Sam.

Second Wave of Programming Fantastic Fest Announced

Fantastic Fest, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, announced the second wave of events, special guests and film programming Wednesday.

Sin City gets clobbered at the box office

Nine years is apparently too long between “Sin City” movies. Robert Rodriguez’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” opened in eighth place the weekend of Aug.

Austin Film Society Announces the Ed Lowry Student Film Program

The Austin Film Society announced Monday the Ed Lowry Student Film Program, an initiative that allows students to attend Austin Film Society screenings free of charge, launching in September.

The first MondoCon announces lineup of guests, panels and more

Art gallery, poster maker and geek-culture retailer Mondo and its parent company Alamo Drafthouse announced Thursday its programming lineup of panels and screening events for MondoCon, which will run the first weekend of Fantastic Fest (Sept.

Capital City Black Film Festival starts today

The Capital City Black Film Festival kicks off its second year today at the Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road.

Austin's Green and Bullock team up for 'Our Brand Is Crisis,

Austin director David Gordon Green is teaming up with Austin actress Sandra Bullock for a political dramedy titled “Our Brand Is Crisis,” a fictional remake of a 2005 documentary about how James Carville and his band of consultants helped elect an unpopular candidate in a 2003 Bolivian election, Variety reports.

Austin Film Festival announces first slate of 2014 programming

The Austin Film Festival announced Wednesday its first slate of films for 2014, with screenings Oct.

Free 'Birdcage' screening at Paramount

In honor of the late actor Robin Williams, the Paramount Theatre is hosting a free screening at 7 p.

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AGLIFF announces lineup

The Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival announced its lineup today, with screenings of three high-profile documentaries: “Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine,” “Regarding Susan Sontag” and “Dior and I.

Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League

More Alamo Drafthouse news: Los Angeles location coming in 2015

If you're riding the news blitz about Alamo Drafthouse's South Lamar location re-opening this week, here's your cherry on top.

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Alamo Drafthouse Lamar and the Highball

Alamo Drafthouse South to reopen Aug. 16!

There is a bright projection light at the end of the tunnel. After more than 19 months of hibernation and renovation, the Alamo Drafthouse South (1120 S.

'Boyhood' crosses $10 million mark

"Boyhood" moved from 311 to 507 theaters Aug. 8, which helped the Richard Linklater movie break the $10 million mark.

Austin's Glen Powell to attend free 'Expendables' screening

Alamo Drafthouse’s Tough Guy Cinema series will hold a special free screening of “The Expendables 3,” with Austin actor and “Expendables” star Glen Powell in attendance.

Marilyn Burns

Marilyn Burns of 'Chainsaw' dies at 65

Marilyn Burns, the scream queen of the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," has died at the age of 65.

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ABCs of Death 2

Fantastic Fest 2014

'ABCs of Death 2,' 'Tusk' highlights of the annual celebration of chaos and destruction Sept. 18-25.

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UT alum Matthew McConaughey

Alright, alright, alright: UT film school named No. 10 in the nation

Good silver screen news for students in burnt orange: In its fourth annual ranking of the nation's top 25 film schools, the Hollywood Reporter has named the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Radio-Television-Film the tenth best place to start your cinematic career.

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Shepard doc to open AGLIFF

AGLIFF, the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, announced Thursday that the Sept. 10 opening night film for this year's event will be "Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine.

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Charles Ealy

Charles Ealy writes and edits stories about movies, books and the arts for the Austin American-Statesman.

Joe Gross

Joe Gross writes about books, music and popular culture for the Austin American-Statesman. He's worked for the American-Statesman since 2002 and has contributed to Rolling Stone, Spin and other publications.


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