Machete Kills, the second installment of Robert Rodriguez's over-the-top action franchise set on the border, opens today. Thankfully, it's not a documentary.
Barbie Thomas lost her arms when she was two years old but that didn't stop her from becoming a professional bodybuilder.
"Ain’t Them Bodies Saints" is a Texas film in many ways—the setting, the story, the director, and two producers—yet there wasn't enough incentive to get the filmmakers to shoot the film in their home state.
Longview’s Forest Whitaker is having the sort of year that should put him in the Hollywood elite once and for all.
Thought winning an Oscar would make Sandra Bullock take chances? Think again.
In his next film, "Mud," Austin filmmaker Jeff Nichols tackles the novel that Hemingway once called the source of all modern American literature.
The former Disney star busts a very R-rated move.
The Texas actor pays tribute to a fellow Hill Country native.
Why has almost nobody had a chance to appreciate the UT alum's Oscar-worthy turn in the delightful domestic farce "If I Were You"?
Has Richard Linklater just completed the greatest trilogy in film history?
The number of Texas-based filmmakers at Sundance proves that our vibrant filmmaking community is thriving.
How Matthew McConaughey got discovered, why Renée Zellweger’s part is so small, why some of the actresses can’t eat ketchup to this day, and everything else you didn’t know about the making of the classic high school flick Dazed and Confused.
All she did was walk into the bar, sit down, and smile. But I knew right away why, even at age fifty, Farrah Fawcett is still an angel.
Don Meredith brings football and TV into focus.
“The only way you hit that next level in terms of film persona is to let go and accept the fact that, for better or worse, you’re all you’ve got . . . The camera’s not as concerned with what you are can do as who you are.”
Twenty-five years ago, Larry McMurtry published a novel called Lonesome Dove—and Texas hasn’t looked the same since. Listen in as more than thirty writers, critics, producers, and actors, from Peter Bogdonavich and Dave Hickey to Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Duvall, and Anjelica Huston, tell the stories behind the book (and the miniseries) that changed the way we see the West.
“When you come with absolutely zero connections, you have to claw your way up, which I did.”
Yes, yes, new baby and new movie— but what Matthew McConaughey really wants to talk about is the cushion of the flip-flop, the skooching of hoodie sleeves, the proper thickness of koozies, and his coming career as the arbiter of redneck-Buddha chic.
“What does it say about us as humans beings when we listen to leaders who lie to us and, as a result, thousands of people are killed?”
“I’m a good ol’ girl from Texas, and sometimes people misinterpret that Texas thing. I’ve learned to tone it down, but it’s been a drag. It’s the unfortunate aftermath of having gone to the mat with the wrong guys in Hollywood.’
“I knew immediately that they’d be serving ice water in hell about the same time I’d be cast in [Sideways].”
And they most definitely conquered. The inside story of how a ragtag bunch of hippies made the wildest Texas movie ever (and spilled no more fake blood than was absolutely necessary).
“You can’t make all of TV and movies kid-safe. If you do, we’re all going to be watching the Care Bears. I think there should be things that are just for adults.”
What happened to former Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson.
Rules for movies about music.
The show-biz establishment loves them almost as much as their parents do.
Ain’t it funny how time slips away? Before you know it, you’ve made two hundred albums, thirty movies, and had one amazing career. What follows is the Compleat Willie: a discography—including every U.S. album release as well as his early 45 rpm singles (before he signed with RCA…
All her life, Joan Crawford raised other people’s eyebrows as often as she reapplied her own. From the time she arrived in Hollywood, the temperamental Texan provoked hostility and gossip, and her wide-eyed flapper persona soon hardened into that of a sleek, steely sophisticate. But the arrogance accompanied a massive talent;…
A year after Kris Kristofferson’s standout role in Lone Star, Hollywood is still marveling over his comeback. He is too. by Gary Cartwright
Is being himself good enough?
Is there romance after a starring role in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre? A leading man reveals all.
Don’t take this wrong, but they’ve hired Eldridge Cleaver to get you.
For a theater owner, money has redeeming social value.
Leaving Cheyenne, which may be Larry McMurtry’s best novel, is made into a miserable movie. This is how it happened.