Daily Screens: Television
Drawn to Batman at Wizard World
It's been a long time since Kevin Conroy has been to Austin. Forty years ago, he performed at UT in touring productions of King Lear and Mother Courage. "It was a light tour of comic plays," he laughed. Now he returns under the cowl of one of the great dark characters, for he is the Batman.

8:00AM Fri. Nov. 17, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Where to Watch Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Premiere in Austin
Because incest, patricide, and Melisandre’s witchy ways are best enjoyed in the company of fellow Game of Thrones fanatics, you’ll want to get to one of the many Austin watch parties scheduled for HBO's season 7 premiere on July 16.

10:30AM Wed. Jul. 12, Kimberley Jones and Jennifer Murphy Read More | Comment »

The Best TV Shows of 2017 (So Far)
I’ve always considered myself a cinephile, once joking with my therapist that I’d never kill myself because I'm too curious about what my favorite filmmakers are going to do next. I recently started tracking on Twitter all the films I watch and discovered that I don’t watch as many features as I used to. The reason? There is so much damn good stuff on TV!

10:00AM Fri. Jun. 23, Mark Fagan Read More | Comment »

Grappling With GLOW
The best pro-wrestlers are actors: They adopt a character and tell a story. For Betty Gilpin, starring in the new Netflix series GLOW was the perfect melding of body slams and emotional beats. "There's the wrestling world, in which it's our Grecian cavewoman selves to the mezzanine, and then, there's this through line of this kitchen sink drama."

8:00AM Fri. Jun. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

ATX Television Festival: Battlestar Galactica Reunion
It’s the not-so-secret dream of every fan that the actors they love so dearly onscreen actually like each other in real life. And when you’re a Battlestar Galactica fan, hearing that Edward James Olmos is “Grandpa Eddie to the Bambers,” your head and heart pretty much explode in tandem.

4:00PM Mon. Jun. 12, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

ATX Television Festival: Younger
Cast and crew of TV Land’s highly bingeable soap Younger gathered Saturday at ATX Television Festival to show off the season 4 premiere and tease how its many relationships would be reshuffled in light of season 3’s shocking conclusion.

9:17PM Sun. Jun. 11, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

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ATX Television Festival: Sweet/Vicious
You might be tempted to file MTV’s now-cancelled Sweet/Vicious under “gone too soon,” but judging by the diehard crowd that assembled for ATX Television Festival’s Saturday panel, the fanbase isn’t ready to let this one go.

9:01PM Sun. Jun. 11, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

ATX Television Festival: Northern Exposure
It’s been off the air for two-plus decades, but only a few minutes in to a retrospective screening of Northern Exposure, the early Nineties show about a New York doctor uneasily adapting to life in small-town Cicely, Alaska, and you could feel the Alamo Ritz flood with good feelings.

10:10PM Sat. Jun. 10, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

ATX Television Festival: The Presidents of the State of TV
ATX Television Festival has built its reputation on stars and shows and writers and directors. This year, the studio elevator went all the way to the top floor with five network presidents present. As festival founder Emily Gipson explained, "Panels like this don't happen very often."

12:45PM Sat. Jun. 10, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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