Sam's Town Point
"...For parents hoping this part live-action, part animated trip through the human body will serve as a life science primer for kiddies, well, you're barking up the wrong costoclavicular ligament. The human body is but an elaborate backdrop for the animated portion, providing some neat visuals and a couple of cute jokes (its scrappy hero, the Chris Rock-voiced Osmosis Jones, is a white blood cell who hails from “the wrong side of the digestive tract”), but don't mistake this for half-baked idea for Anatomy 101 … or groundbreaking cinema … or even a worthy descendant of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Bill Murray -- or rather, his raggedy, pot-bellied person -- stars as Frank, the host body for a city of cells united to keep Frank chugging along in his path of potato chip domination..."
"...Writer/director Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit) brings to the screen a fascinating yet little-known episode of American history in Free State of Jones. Nevertheless, this ambitious and well-researched movie often trips over its own feet while translating its knowledge into a dramatic tale, leaving little but Matthew McConaughey’s focused lead performance and Benoît Delhomme’s lovely cinematography to stir viewers’ interests...."
"...As the band moved into “The Sing,” the laconic haze of his repetition and baritone cast against Matt Kinsey’s electric guitar and the rhythm of Adam Jones’ percussion and Jaime Zuverza’s bass turned the air heavy before the quartet erupted into the aggressive throb of “America!” from 2011’s Apocalypse...."
"...UT Jesse H. Jones Communication Center, Building B, KLRU Studio 6A..."
"...And we got a rhythm section: Elvin Jones… And I got Ron Carter. And I got, uh, uh… Barry Harris! On piano..."
"...Not sure which is the bigger story: that local radio demagogue Alex Jones issued an apology, or that (mouthing words written by his attorneys) he was capable of being coherent for six minutes. On March 24, Jones posted a video on his Infowars site, reading a letter formally apologizing to James Alefantis, owner of Comet Ping Pong, the D.C..."
"...photograph by Kenny Braun David Jones stands onstage, listens, watches. An elegant figure, almost regal, Jones commands the audience's attention, even when he's standing still..."
"...Opposition is fine, says SB 308's House sponsor, Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon, D-San Antonio if Delisi didn't like the measure she simply had to vote "no" on its passage..."
"...Dear Editor, Alex Jones is a Nazi turd – an arrogant, narcissistic, megalomaniacal, power-mad, piece of filth – an Auslander, a foreigner, a punk, a fake! Alex Jones is a bucket of feces, a piece of trash! Alex Jones is a fascistic boot-licker, a pathological liar, a pus bag! Alex Jones represents everything that's wrong with America! Alex Jones is a Nazi death-camp operator, a eugenicist, a sociopath! Alex Jones is a total bloodthirsty murdering invading criminal! Alex Jones is a deep occultist, an adherent of Adolph Alios Hitler! Alex Alios Jones ... Adolph Alios Hitler! If I sound deranged, it's because those are not my words..."
"... Here's Parcells' statement: "I am retiring from coaching football. I want to thank Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones for their tremendous support over the last four years..."
"...HB 3184 by Ruth Jones McClendon, D-San Antonio: Establishing pretrial victim-offender mediation programs..."
"...Down through the years, Frisell has shaped an oeuvre of remarkable diversity. Recognized initially by jazz aficionados, he’s certainly recorded his fair share of straight-up projects with the likes of jazz legends Elvin Jones, Charles Lloyd, Ron Carter, and Paul Motian..."
"..."Other alternate theories"? Well, that won't open up a can of worms, will it? Presumably an endowed chair of Flying Spaghetti Monster Studies is in the offering. (Go to www.venganza.org if you don't get that joke.) In an interview with Mother Jones magazine, Zedler displayed the usual intellectual prowess shown by defenders of creationism and attacked the notion of evolution by random chance: "When was the last time we've seen someone go into a windstorm or a tornado or any other kind of natural disaster, and say, 'Guess what? That windstorm just created a watch.'" So, asked MJ, "Is a windstorm analogous to genetic mutation?"..."
"...Bill is Bill Plympton, the older one, the one whose work most closely resembles what it might be like if someone hybridized Chuck Jones and a batch of bad acid. Don is Don Hertzfeldt, the younger one, the one whose work most closely resembles your shattered teenage heart, gleefully cynical in the face of everything..."
"...Ever heard of Agenda 21? It's a pretty innocuous, if overly wordy, United Nations document from 1992, laying out broad, voluntary guidelines for countries to move toward more sustainable policies. Alternatively, if you happen to be part of the John Birch Society, Glenn Beck, a neo-confederate, or Alex Jones, it's the sinister blueprint to steal all private property and embark on a genocidal decimation of the world's population, all in the name of the New World Order..."
"...But, there still are alternatives: Amy Goodman, Pacifica, GCN, and American Freedom Radio to name a few. Say what you want about Alex Jones, but in the last few weeks, he's interviewed Cindy Sheehan, Ralph Nader, and Pulitzer Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz..."
"...Sports Illustrated recently ran a quick story about possible replacements for Bill Parcells after he retires, listing probable but boring candidates like Norv Turner and Mike Singletary. Despite all evidence to the contrary, I'm pretending Jerry Jones reads this blog, so here's a few better, more interesting suggestions for him...."
"...Austinite Bill Jones lives in a house full of monsters. Behind the carefully manicured façade of his Cherrywood Avenue home lie literally hundreds of nosferatu, aliens, and garish, marching legions of the undead..."
"...Directed by: Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng and Robert Mckimson. The Duck, a creature of great imagined dignity, begins his performance..."
"...For a concert promoter, no two events are ever quite the same. Which is perhaps why Charlie Jones has instilled a slice of predictability into his work: a stage-side shot of tequila shared with his production team the moment the headliner strikes the first chord..."
"...Directed by: John Boorman. Starring: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt, David Thewlis, Richard E..."
"...Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld. Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Emma Thompson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mike Colter, Alice Eve, Bill Hader and David Rasche...."
"...In addition to previously announced films like opening night comedy I Love You, Man (the cast of which – including Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, and Rashida Jones – will all be in attendance at the festival), SXSW 09 has some big-buzz films, like Spike Lee’s Passing Strange, Cary Fukunaga’s Sin Nombre, and the locally made Beeswax from Andrew Bujalski. You got return trips from SXSW alums Ry Russo-Young (You Won't Miss Me), Lynn Shelton (Humpday), and Alex Karpovsky (Trust Us, This Is All Made Up), plus you’ll-never-believe-this docs like Ben Steinbauer’s Winnebago Man and Michael Paul Stephenson’s Best Worst Movie (it’s Troll 2, in case you were wondering)… Not to mention the world premiere of Women in Trouble, written and directed by Sebastian “Snakes on a Muthafuckin’ Plane” Gutierrez..."
"...Such an austere and militaristic-sounding title as this one belies the affectionate, warm glow that blankets the family memoir of A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries. This latest Ismael Merchant-James Ivory production was adapted (by Ivory and the team's longtime collaborator Ruth Prawer Jhabvala) from Kaylie Jones' autobiographical novel, which is based on her childhood memories of life with her expatriate writer father James Jones (From Here to Eternity, The Thin Red Line)..."
"...First up, when did Railroad Commissioner become a fast(ish) track to DC? Former commissioner and Democratic hopeful John Sharp may be losing the money fight to White, but he's comfortably ahead of GOPers Michael Williams and Elizabeth Ames Jones. Well, sorta..."
"...Near the door of Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music on South Lamar, you'll find a framed photo of Hennig shaking hands with George Jones and band. The crew had just purchased a complement of Fender guitars and Fender Twin amplifiers; Jones' geometrically perfect flattop is as stiff as a toothbrush, bristling straight up from his head about three inches..."
"...Friday, Oct. 26, Alex Jones, Austin's greatest freedom fighter, radio-show host, filmmaker, and "speculative historian" (my term; copyright pending) is releasing his latest movie, Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement, on his website, InfoWars.com...."
"...Directed by: Martin Campbell. Starring: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stuart Wilson, Matt Letscher, Maury Chaykin, Tony Amendola, Pedro Armendariz and L.q..."
"...The bass drum: leather heads. That's all I have! BUT, I want to play like Philly Joe Jones..."
"...Directed by: Paul Feig. Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Chris Hemsworth, Neil Casey, Cecily Strong, Karan Soni, Andy Garcia, Michael Kenneth Williams and Matt Walsh...."
"...Starring: James Franco, Martin Henderson, Jean Reno, David Ellison, Tyler Labine, Philip Winchester, Abdul Salis, Jean Reno and Jennifer Decker. It's been ages since we've had a rousing aerial combat movie in theatres (two wars, actually), the last being 1990's Memphis Belle, courtesy of Michael Caton-Jones..."
"...Mention of Austin-born Durst (1913-1995), one of the first black deejays in U.S., prompts an exclamation from Dr. Beulah Agnes Curry Jones...."
"...In the end, however, it's hard to say what all these bright scenes' cumulative effect was meant to be. Olympia is too ornery and manipulative to be any kind of feminist heroine, and the obscure origins of her javelin jones make it tough to fully identify with her..."
"...After attendees' bags had been hand-searched by security, the agency's land conservation program director informed the commissioners that staff believed there was "no feasible alternative" to approval of the mass of pipelines at the targeted WMA. As the first speaker wrapped up her three-minute protest, Commissioner Bill Jones, a Rick Perry appointee, asked: "Ma'am, just a quick question: Have you ever been to this park?" "No," she replied, "but there's a pipeline going through my town and I've studied all the possible impacts."..."
"...The decision, authored by Chief Judge Edith Jones, overturns an injunction granted by district Judge Sam Sparks last year. Sparks ruled that portions of the law violated the First Amendment – compelling doctors to deliver (and patients to endure) government-crafted ideological speech – and that other portions of the law are too vague to enforce...."
"...His voice crystallizes when his children come up in conversation. All the work Quincy Jones does – his initiatives to teach kids about American music – is for them and their offspring...."
"...AC: How did you hook up with Willie Nelson for “Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream” on I Long to See You, and Norah Jones, who sings “You Are So Beautiful”?..."
"...Is not something you thought you’d read today. But then, a lot about yesterday’s Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival show Leslie Loves Colin (featuring Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones and Colin Jost) might appear jarring in print...."
"...”Last Day of Freedom” by Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman is a lovingly animated doc that tells the story of Manuel Babbitt, a homeless man who was convicted and executed for killing a woman during a burglary in 1980. The film is told through his brother Bill’s recollection of events, with the expressionistic rotoscoping animation visualizing the ordeal Manuel went through..."
"...For the legendary Memphis bluesmen and soul singers who recorded at the famous Stax Records, like Booker T. Jones and William Bell, it’s old home week, a sweet reunion of old-timers who made vinyl history back in the Sixties and Seventies while helping break the color barrier on the Billboard charts..."
"...Rick Perry rips from the headlines, the Supreme Court ups the tension, and Edith Jones finds a friend. Publicity is on the News Ticker...."
"...Directed by: Daryl Wein. Starring: Greta Gerwig, Joel Kinnaman, Zoe Lister Jones, Hamish Linklater, Bill Pullman, Debra Winger and Ebon Moss-Bachrach...."
"...lycanthropes franchise (that's vampires and werewolves to anyone not weaned on Famous Monsters) is as tolerable as it is, which is barely. Nighy's best known on this side of the pond as the tentacular Davy Jones of the past two Pirates of the Caribbean films and also to genre fans as Shaun of the Dead's crotchety, doomed stepfather..."
"...Hidalgo is fashioned like an old-time Hollywood adventure story, so it’s fitting that our first sight of Frank T. Hopkins (Mortensen), a legendary Pony Express rider, reminds us of a saddle-savvy Indiana Jones with his dark, rugged features and long leather duster..."
"...Concert overflow and rumors packed the joint quickly. In the middle of our first set, Mick Jones, Topper Headon, and Joe Ely wanted to jam..."
"...The Austin Film Festival has just announced its first wave of films for its 2014 gathering, with new movies starring Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, James Franco, and (calm yourselves) Benedict Cumberbatch. Plus, Austin's most famous director finds himself on the other side of the lens for once...."
"...Greg Abbott fears a blue planet, Alex Jones wades into manure, and Bob Deuell hides his motives. Opportunism is on the News Ticker...."
"...We all know how it ends, and that foreknowledge dooms Singer's hotly anticipated and much troubled account of the attempt on Adolf Hitler's life by his own officers in July 1944. It's always good to see Hitler threatened or Nazis getting what's coming to them – just ask Indiana Jones – but Cruise, strident, glaring, and positively burbling over with blood and honor and love of Germany's perverted promise, makes for a problematic closet hero..."
"...So forget all that business about shutting down from Lavaca to I-35 and Second to 11th, because Mayor Kirk Watson and other party planners have changed their tune. Charlie Jones, owner of Middleman Music Co..."
"...These would be moderate Republicans and moderate Democrats in very closely contested districts. I hope that’s not the case.” • The Democrats who sponsored the Scholz rally identified 11 representatives as potential swing votes: Republicans Tommy Merritt of Longview, Todd Smith of Bedford, Delwin Jones of Lubbock, and Speaker Joe Straus of San Antonio; and Democrats Allen Vaught of Dallas, Stephen Frost of New Boston, David Farabee of Wichita Falls, Joe Heflin of Crosbyton, Chuck Hopson of Jacksonville, Mark Homer of Paris, and Jim McReynolds of Lufkin...."