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Film & TV

Incisive criticism, features, and news related to Texans on the screen—and behind the camera

Film & TV |
May 14, 2015

Urban Cowboy Turns 35

It was part musical, part dance movie, and part love story, and in June 1980 it unleashed an unprecedented fervor for country music, Western wear, and, yes, mechanical bulls. More than three decades later, the film’s stars (including John Travolta, Debra Winger, Mickey Gilley, and Johnny Lee) and many Gilley’s regulars recall the movie that made America fall in love with Texas.

The Daily Post |
March 9, 2015

Is GameStop the Next RadioShack?

The Grapevine-based video game retailer announced plans last month to buy leases on more than 160 former RadioShack locations. But can the niche retailer, selling a product that there’s increasingly little need to go to a store to purchase, avoid the fate of the company whose stores it’s inheriting? 

Film & TV |
February 27, 2015

Who Owns Texas City Names on Twitter

If you want to reach out to the city of @Austin, you’d better look at @AustinTexasGov. If you’re looking for @Dallas, check out @1500Marilla. So who owns the more logical Twitter usernames for Texas cities? 

The Daily Post |
January 8, 2015

Does “Selma” Get LBJ Wrong?

The Golden Globe-nominated film about the Civil Rights Movement is the subject of some unexpected controversy regarding its depiction of the relationship between Martin Luther King and President Lyndon Johnson.

Film & TV |
December 24, 2014

Going Deep

Margaret Brown’s new documentary, The Great Invisible, delves into the human suffering experienced in the wake of the BP oil spill.

Film & TV |
October 22, 2014

Okay, So, Renee Zellweger

Did the Texas native have major plastic surgery to completely change her appearance or is she just 18 years older than we remember her being in Jerry Maguire? Does it matter?