Screening Pass Giveaway: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN


Source: Universal Pictures

TVR is giving readers a chance to win a complimentary pass to see a special advance screening on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. For a chance to win a pass (admit 2), e-mail and in the Subject line of your e-mail, please note “The Girl on the Train in Austin”. A limited number of winners will be selected at random and sent an e-pass no later than Monday, October 3. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must be 17 years or older to enter for a chance to win. One entry per person please. We encourage early arrival at these screenings. Seats are not guaranteed and are on a first-come, first-served basis with the exception of local press and studio VIPs. Read more »

Fantastic Fest 2016: OVER THE HUMP REPORT


By Mark Saldana

Photos by Mark Saldana

As Monday comes to an end and Tuesday begins, some Fantastic Festers might be feeling the lack of sleep right about now. I know I am feeling slightly fatigued, but with so much to do and so little time to do it, it is rather difficult not to do as much as possible.  In addition to the five movie screenings available each day, there are parties, special shows at the Highball, karaoke, arcade games, virtual reality games by a company called Dark Corner, and more! So much fun is available that it is enough to make one dizzy. Read more »

Movie Teaser Trailer: 20TH CENTURY WOMEN


New teaser for Mike Mills’ 20TH CENTURY WOMEN rewinds to a pivotal moment in history

The first look at Annette Bening starrer 20TH CENTURY WOMEN
shows three generations making their way through a cultural moment
brimming with change and rebellion

Source: A24

With 20th Century Women, acclaimed filmmaker Mike Mills (the Academy Award®-winning Beginners) brings us a multilayered, funny, heart-stirring celebration of the complexities of women, family, time, and the connections we search for our whole lives.

Set in Santa Barbara, the film follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent  son, Jamie (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann, in a breakout performance) at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion.  Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing – via Abbie (Greta Gerwig), a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home, and Julie (Elle Fanning), a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor. Read more »

Movie Teaser Trailer: FENCES


Source: Paramount Pictures

FENCES is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play. The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sydney.  The film is produced by Denzel Washington, Todd Black and Scott Rudin. Read more »



By Laurie Coker

Rating: B+

Riding gallantly into theatres is the newest Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington, Haley Bennett , Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Oonfrio, Lee Byung-hun, Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and an entertaining ensemble cast. When a film follows the likes of a cult classic, iconic actors like Yul Brenner, Eli Wallach and Steven McQueen and Charles Bronson and has a theme song as memorable as those of Jaws or Star Wars, then it needs to saddle up and hold its own course.  Fortunately, this cast works well together and director Antoine Fuqua offers up a visually delightful old-fashioned western. While some aspects are a tad disappointment, its pacing, smart banter and exciting shootouts more than make up for its faults. Read more »