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Director Brad Bird
Screens Story  August 5, 1999
"..."The thing that was interesting to me was that America in the Fifties had a very sort of well-manicured surface. The image that we connect with the Fifties is sort of this Norman Rockwell image where dad is carving the turkey and little Skippy is sitting there kind of all bright and shiny at the table..."

RG4N Trial: Thursday Morning
"I sue for the trees, for the trees have no lawyers!"
DAILY News  November 15, 2007, by Lee Nichols
"...Testimony in Responsible Growth for Northcross' trial attempting to stop the construction of a Wal-Mart at the former mall property continued this morning with RG4N attorney Brad Rockwell continuing his attempt to show city staff didn't follow proper procedures in approving Lincoln Property's building permit and city staffers continuing to reply that he's misinterpreting city codes...."

Developing Stories: Counting Cars and Fears
Officials say their hands are tied at Northcross – but is that true?
News Column  June 8, 2007, by Katherine Gregor
"...A Wal-Mart spokeswoman had told me she was "researching" whether the Northcross supercenter is on the list of potential cuts, but on Tuesday the Statesman reported that the company is "working on the same timetable as before, [and] there's been no discussion of not moving forward as planned [on Northcross]."Endangering Public Safety City managers, attorneys, and staff continue to assert that the city's administrative process for site-plan approval absolutely cannot allow for intelligent intervention and discretionary judgment – even in such an exceptional case. Meanwhile, council members have let themselves be benched on the sidelines (happily enough in some cases, angrily in others) rather than assert the authority granted them under Section 25-6-141 of the Land Development Code, according to RG4N attorney Brad Rockwell...."

The Chronicle Endorsements, Nov. 2002
The Chronicle endorses for the 2002 November general election
News Story  October 25, 2002
"...If Boyles wins, she should hire him.Supreme Court: Chief Justice: Richard G. Baker Place 1: Linda Yañez Place 2: Brad Rockwell Place 3: William E..."

Box of Moonlight
Al Fountain (Turturro) is a humorless, uptight prig. He's a man who's not happy being who he is but he's also incapable of changing his behavior, and this, too, makes...
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Film Review  September 19, 1997, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Tom Dicillo. Starring: John Turturro, Sam Rockwell, Catherine Keener, Lisa Blount and Annie Corely..."

Joshua
The privileged nuclear family becomes a hellish dystopia as a result of a 9-year-old child's subtle, nuanced, unspoken manipulations.
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Film Review  July 13, 2007, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: George Ratliff. Starring: Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga, Jacob Kogan, Celia Weston, Dallas Roberts and Michael McKean..."

The Iron Giant
If the top-notch story weren't enough, the film also boasts some spectacular animation and a great score.
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Film Review  August 6, 1999, by Marc Savlov
"...It was a time of tremendous fear, paranoia, and anxiety, but also one of terrific cooperation and determination, of America and the world coming to terms with an uncertain future and the specter of The Bomb. The Iron Giant, director Brad Bird and screenwriter Tim McCanlies' gorgeously animated adaptation of British poet laureate Ted Hughes' 1968 children's book The Iron Man, begins on that same day, with nine-year-old Hogarth Hughes (Marienthal) and the townspeople of Rockwell, Maine, staring raptly upward at Sputnik's flashing blip in the heavens..."

Point Austin: Call Us in 2105
As the city drops its time capsule, we hope there'll be something to drink to – and with – in 100 years
News Story  January 21, 2005, by Michael King
"...Maybe the proponents are right, and the amendments mean only that it will be easier to get corporate lawyers to agree to bind their companies to anti-pollution agreements, and that in any case "perpetuity" means only what a particular city council says it means. But Brad Rockwell of Save Our Springs Alliance, which had spoken out against the changes, said he isn't so sure..."

Here a Box, There a Box, Everywhere a Big Box
One Lowe's, two Wal-Marts, and three sets of angry Southside citizens
News Story  August 22, 2003, by Amy Smith
"...SOS leaders have frequently criticized the way Dobson cuts development deals on the city's behalf (he brokered last year's controversial deal with Stratus Properties), and they point to the Lowe's proposal as another example of lackluster advocacy. "The documents show that [Dobson], at great taxpayers' expense, from the beginning of his negotiations did not even try to obtain SOS compliance or prevent a big-box development on this site," said SOS lawyer and Deputy Director Brad Rockwell..."

Bucking Categorization
Character actor Sam Rockwell slips into a new guise in the goofy comedy Gentlemen Broncos
Screens Story  November 6, 2009, by Marc Savlov
"...If Sam Rockwell's exuberantly outlandish turn as Bronco/Brutus in Jared Hess' new Gentlemen Broncos doesn't end up being one of the most purely entertaining pieces of controlled performance art in all of American cinema in 2009, I'll eat Werner Herzog's shoe. How many other films have dared to not only place their leading men astride flying, missile-firing deer but also force them to perform comic surgery on their own genitalia? Right, none...."

Wal-Mart Case Could Take Several Weeks to Decide
Complexity of Wal-Mart case, not to mention Thanksgiving, could delay judge's decision
News Story  November 23, 2007, by Lee Nichols
"...On traffic questions, RG4N co-counsel Brad Rockwell asked whether George Zapalac, the development services manager at the city's Watershed Protection and Development Review Department, had considered the public-safety effect those cars would have when combined with those floodwaters or if he considered the health or climate-change effects of the extra pollution. No, Zapalac replied, because those types of considerations are not part of a traffic-impact analysis..."

Can Lazarus Rise Again?
Gary Bradley faces bankruptcy, and Austin wonders if he'll survive and thrive one more time.
News Story  October 11, 2002, by Amy Smith
"...Enemies and -- Austin environmentalists, who have fought Bradley over his development projects since the early Eighties, have maintained a keen interest in the case. Said Brad Rockwell, deputy director for SOS: "Unless the FDIC does a thorough investigation and determines that Bradley has not committed fraud, and that there is no basis for the pleadings that accused Bradley of fraud, the FDIC should make the same objections to discharge that were made against Gressett." The fact that the agency has historically dragged its feet on the issue, he said, "leads us to be concerned that the FDIC will let Bradley off the hook, at the taxpayers' expense."..."

Loosey-Goosey Land Agreement?
Environmentalists and AISD face off once again over school construction in Southwest Austin
News Story  February 24, 2006, by Rachel Proctor May
"...The agreement also adds fuel to AISD's biggest bonfire at the moment: the proposal to close three underenrolled schools. While SOS Alliance's opposition to the agreement was limited to the two sites with 50% cover, Brad Rockwell of SOS Alliance argued that AISD should keep center-city schools open, even when they're half-empty, as a way to encourage people to live closer in..."

Lowe's Loses, Once More
The retail giant's now 0-for-4 at the Travis Co. Courthouse
News Story  August 20, 2004, by Amy Smith
"...When it comes time for trial, the lottery could render a judge that sees fit to break the plaintiffs' winning streak. But SOS attorney Brad Rockwell believes the outcome will be consistent with what's been decided so far; he says he's more concerned that Wentworth will try "bailing Lowe's out again" when the Legislature convenes in 2005..."

Lowe's, Austin, and HB 1204: Who's Got the Cards?
Are Austin's hands tied on another land-use battle over the aquifer?
News Story  October 10, 2003, by Amy Smith
"...Sunset Valley officials and Save Our Springs Alliance attorney Brad Rockwell believe Irion's interpretation of HB 1204 should be tested in court. As Rockwell argues in a letter to City Council, Lowe's never had a valid application with Sunset Valley because the document was administratively incomplete..."

Battle of the Big Box
Enviros and Southwest neighbors find a common cause: fighting Wal-Mart and its plans for a Supercenter on the aquifer
News Story  July 11, 2003, by Lauri Apple
"...(Rather spent the evening seated with green grandes dames Shudde Fath and Mary Arnold.) And Slusher traded friendly quips on the panel with progressive political consultant Mike Blizzard -- who, after working for Slusher on his first three campaigns, jumped ship and backed Slusher's foe Kirk Mitchell in 2002. "We're all one big happy family now," SOS deputy director Brad Rockwell chuckled after Wednesday's meeting..."

Impaired Judgment
SOS Alliance enters the controversy over toxins at Barton Springs.
News Story  January 31, 2003, by Mike Clark-Madison and Amy Smith
"...But SOS deputy director Brad Rockwell charges that the agency's process of determination is flawed because it only focuses on water, while failing to include the high levels of toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and pesticides found in the sediment. The state's method, Rockwell maintains, doesn't follow the letter or spirit of the Clean Water Act...."

RG4N Trial: Thursday Afternoon
Both sides wrap up testimony; closing arguments tomorrow morning.
DAILY News  November 15, 2007, by Lee Nichols
"...The star witness of the day was definitely Assistant City Manager Laura Huffman – who is the top-ranking city official in this controversy, since her boss, City Manager Toby Futrell, has recused herself from this discussion (Futrell's husband repairs air conditioners for Wal-Mart or somesuch). RG4N attorney Brad Rockwell zeroed in on the suspicious-looking fact that Lincoln Property's initial site plans labeled part of the Wal-Mart as a garden center, but then that label disappeared..."

Choke
Choke, a forgettable adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s 2001 novel, features Sam Rockwell as a man of many hats, all of them off-putting.
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Film Review  September 26, 2008, by Kimberley Jones
"...Directed by: Clark Gregg. Starring: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald, Brad William Henke, Clark Gregg and Paz de la Huerta..."

Is RG4N in Trouble?
Testimony seemed to go poorly for anti-Wal-Mart forces Wednesday.
DAILY News  November 14, 2007, by Lee Nichols
"...RG4N’s lawyers Brad Rockwell and Doug Young’s arguments Wednesday centered on whether Lincoln Property – the developer seeking to build a Wal-Mart at Northcross – has met its legal requirements for flood control, and whether they city has adequately addressed traffic concerns. Rockwell and Young say they haven’t – problem is, the very witnesses they keep calling to the stand say they have, and I haven’t yet heard Rockwell and Young trap them into saying otherwise..."

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