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Oprah Does Dallas, Lets Bishop TD Jakes Take the Wheel

Before we get started I will say that I’m not going to spoil any of the big moments from the two-part OPRAH’S LIFECLASS special filmed yesterday morning in Dallas as part of church leader, and constant OWN contributor, Bishop TD Jakes’ Megafest. This is the first time the family and faith convention has convened in [...]

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My First Time at ATX Television Festival

I had heard rumors that the ATX Television Festival was the best time and having missed Season 1, I was psyched to get to go to Season 2. I hopped on a plane from New York City and brought my television obsession to the great city of Austin. The very first thing I did was [...]

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ATX Television Festival: A Glimpse into ‘The Vampire Diaries’

  On the final day of the ATX Television Festival, fans were treated to an Alamo Drafthouse screening of the recent season 3 finale of the CW hit show, The Vampire Diaries. The delight of seeing television on the big screen left fans excited and equipped with questions for the show’s creator, Julie Plec, at [...]

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SXSW: Growing Up is Hard for Artistic Grown Ups in ‘Swim Little Fish Swim’

At the heart of SWIM LITTLE FISH SWIM, the directorial debut of Ruben Amar and Lola Bessis, is the fear and distress associated with growing up. Told through two interweaving stories, SWIM LITTLE FISH SWIM introduces Lilas (Bessis), a wayward art student who we first see literally escaping from art. She is bound and hogtied [...]

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DIFF: Final Weekend Kicks Off With Honors, Movies, and Parties

Don’t be sad. Even though today marks the final three days of the Dallas International Film Festival, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy an intense movie experience. So much to see and do in Dallas this weekend, and it all gets started tonight. DFS Honors This year’s awards ceremony honors not only the finest [...]

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Interview: ‘The First Hope’ Director Jeremy David White Talks Sweet Incest and George Lucas

Jeremy David White’s short THE FIRST HOPE has been one of the most-talked about films of the Dallas International Film Festival. What starts with a young boy sitting in a plastic bin watching his trusty VHS copy of STAR WARS quickly evolves into a fantasy between the boy and his older sister. The film plays [...]

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SXSW: ‘Cheap Thrills’ Director E.L. Katz and Star Pat Healy Like A Dash of Reality with Their Horror

This interview was originally published by Red Carpet Crash. Syndicated with permission E.L. Katz’s deliciously revolting CHEAP THRILLS screened during South by Southwest’s Midnight programming the other day. I sat down with the director, his star Pat Healy (Craig) and his producer Travis Stevens to talk about how a film about how they made such [...]

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SXSW: Despite Rain, SXSW ’13 is Off to a Great Start

After a couple of false starts in Dallas, I got into Austin last night around 8pm, and stopped to have dinner with former Vixen Mikela Floyd before heading back to my downtown hotel. After nearly a decade of attending South By Southwest (SXSW) I’ve learned taking the extra day to arrive in Austin is crucial [...]

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DIFF: Dallas International Film Festival Announces First 10 Films

Mark your calendars now for April 4th. That’s the official kick off for the 2013 Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF). The long-standing film festival just announced the first ten titles premiering during the week-plus extravaganza. I’m personally really excited to see PIT STOP, by local Dallas director Yen Tan, which has been picking up steam [...]

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SXSW ’13: South By Southwest Selects ‘THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE’ For Festival’s Opening Night

The film portion of South by Southwest kicks off on Friday, March 8th in downtown Austin and goes through Saturday, March 16th. The festival just announced a truncated lineup of premiering films, including their opening night film THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE. (From the SXSW Press Department): The story follows superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) [...]

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