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Bryan Ferry Enslaves the Moody
UK romantic slays local romantics
DAILY Music  March 23, 2017, by Raoul Hernandez
"...When one of the gods hasn’t played Austin in practical memory recall, their powering up at a beloved venue such as ACL Live at the Moody Theater is pyrotechnic. Boom! Bryan Ferry inside the crown jewel of local concert halls on Wednesday night left everyone flush and not a single soul singed...."

Bryan Gutmann: A Stand-Up Guy
Telling jokes at a mic has always been the main thing for Bryan Gutmann
Arts Story  April 21, 2016, by Ashley Moreno
"...Bryan Gutmann has been a staple of the Austin comedy scene for over a decade. He recorded his first solo comedy album, That's How Scientists Talk, with the Austin-based comedy collective and record label Sure Thing last September, and (to the best of his recollection) he has "performed in some capacity at most of the Moontower festivals so far." This year will be no exception..."

Bryan Cranston Stars in 'Writer's Block'
Filmmaker Brandon Polanco hit the jackpot – twice
DAILY Screens  November 7, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...Filmmaker and son of Austin Brandon Polanco had the great fortune of getting to confront both of those problems in the making of his short film, "Writer's Block," starring Bryan Cranston...."

Bryan Singer's Apt Pupil
Screens Story  October 2, 1998, by Marc Savlov
"...Beginning with 1993'sindie/Sundance hit Public Access, New Jersey native Bryan Singer has embarked on a directorial career that continually explores the darker facets of human nature, whether it's the unseen, relentless evil of criminal mastermind Keyser Soze in 1995's The Usual Suspects (which garnered two Academy Awards) or the sickly pull of decades-old horrors embodied by Ian McKellan as former Gestapo officer Kurt Dussander in Singer's new film adaptation of Stephen King's Apt Pupil...."

Brandon Polanco's Other Short Doesn't Star Bryan Cranston
But you should watch it anyway
DAILY Screens  March 18, 2014, by Monica Riese
"...Remember the "Writer's Block" short with Bryan Cranston we wrote about last fall?..."

Bryan Boyer
The Fame Kid Makes a Leap for the Big Time
Screens Story  March 3, 2000, by Sarah Hepola
"...Yet at a young age, Fame imprinted on me the particulars of life as a struggling artist. So when I think of Bryan Boyer, I think of Fame...."

Manley Fires Bryan Richter
Cop known for Breaion King arrest canned for dishonesty, use of force
DAILY News  January 22, 2018, by Nina Hernandez
"...On Monday during a press conference in which he laid out the department’s new de-escalation policy, Interim Police Chief Brian Manley also announced the indefinite suspensions of two officers accused of using excessive force. One of those officers, Bryan Richter, is well known as the officer no-billed for the violent arrest of Breaion King in 2015...."

Bryan Richter No-Billed
APD officer won't face criminal charges for Breaion King arrest
DAILY News  November 10, 2016, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Bryan Richter won’t face criminal charges for his use of force during the June 2015 arrest of Breaion King. A Travis County Grand Jury decided Thursday that Richter, a six-year veteran at APD, acted within his legal bounds when he arrested the 26-year-old teacher after pulling her over for speeding...."

Bryan Poyser Leaving AFS
TX filmmakers are gonna miss their biggest supporter
DAILY Screens  January 11, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...The Austin Film Society announced today that its Director of Artists Services, Bryan Poyser, will step down from the post this March...."

Bryan Poyser to Do the 'Dance
Local filmmaker will screen his dark comedy 'Lovers of Hate' in Sundance's Narrative Feature Competition
DAILY Screens  December 2, 2009, by Kimberley Jones
"...Just a few minutes ago, word came down from the mountain – you know, the one(s) in Park City, Utah – announcing the 2010 Sundance Film Festival competition film lineup. Making the cut this year? Austin native son Bryan Poyser...."

X2: X-Men United
At the rate they’re going, Bryan Singer’s X-Men films – adapted from Marvel Comics’ popular and long-running series about mutant superhumans living, loving, and kicking some righteous bad-guy booty when...
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Film Review  May 2, 2003, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Bryan Singer. Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Brian Cox, Alan Cumming, Anna Paquin and Shawn Ashmore..."

X-Men
It's inspired casting indeed to plug Shakespearean greats Stewart and McKellen into the (literally) comic-book roles of professor Charles Francis Xavier (aka Professor X) and evil genius Eric Magnus Lehnsherr...
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Film Review  July 14, 2000, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Bryan Singer. Starring: Anna Paquin, Ray Park, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Tyler Mane, Bruce Davison, James Marsden, Famke Janssen, Halle Berry, Ian Mckellen, Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart..."

X-Men: Days of Future Past
Diverting but rarely riveting, this latest offering from the Marvel Universe kicks the can down the road some more.
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Film Review  May 23, 2014, by Kimberley Jones
"...Directed by: Bryan Singer. Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Ellen Page and Halle Berry...."

Love & Air Sex
Bryan Poyser's Austin-made rom-com delivers splendidly on the promise of its raunchy title.
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Film Review  February 14, 2014, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Bryan Poyser. Starring: Ashley Bell, Zach Cregger, Sara Paxton, Michael Stahl-David, Addison Timlin, Justin Arnold, Marshall Allman and Paul Soileau...."

Day Trips
Dallas' Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse lights up the sunny side of the street
Columns  January 24, 2014, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse is an old-school barbecue joint with the downtown Dallas skyline as a backdrop...."

Taken 2
The action in this Liam Neeson thriller is frenetic and frequent, and keeps him in constant MacGyver mode.
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Film Review  October 5, 2012, by Marc Savlov
"...Neeson is again cast as Bryan Mills, a former U.S. overseas operative/assassin/badass who, as Taken 2 begins, is seen watching the clock on his Toyota's dashboard as it ticks off the seconds to a meeting with his daughter Kim (Grace, reprising her role from the first film)..."

God Save the Screen
Zack Carlson and Bryan Connolly spent seven years hunting Mohawks for their mad, mammoth compendium, Destroy All Movies!!!: The Complete Guide to Punks on Film
Screens Story  November 5, 2010, by Marc Savlov
"...Punks on film are myriad and multiplying and ever-evolving. There ended up being so many – thousands and thousands – that it took Alamo Drafthouse programmer Zack Carlson and Vulcan Video's Bryan Connolly seven years to do the DIY research necessary to create their mammoth and insanely comprehensive book, Destroy All Movies!!!: The Complete Guide to Punks on Film...."

SXSW Interview: Throwing Shade
Your humble AggreGAYtor meets the Throwing Shade team after the show
DAILY Qmmunity  March 13, 2014, by David Estlund
"...Oh, the shade of it all! While we weren't able to chat before their live show here in Austin due to shade overload, we did manage to tie them up, tie them down, and have a good conversation afterward with Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi from the podcast, Throwing Shade...."

House of Fools
The esteemed Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky, who made a couple of well-regarded movies (Runaway Train, Shy People) during a sojourn in Hollywood during the Eighties, has not fared as well...
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Film Review  June 13, 2003, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky. Starring: Yuliya Vysotskaya, Sultan Islamov, Stanislav Varkki, Vladas Bagdonas, Yevgeni Mironov, Yelena Fomina, Marina Politsejmako and Bryan Adams..."

Baja
Kerouac-loving road trip stalls out fast.

Film Review  April 13, 2018, by Danielle White
"...The second effort by writer/director Tony Vidal (following 2010’s The Prankster) has a distinctly amateurish vibe. Bryan (Thomas) is a goody-goody always getting pushed around – by his boss or, strangely, his parents (Stevenson and Fuller), who expect him to drive their RV to Cabo, where they are vacationing, like some errand boy chauffeur..."

Taken 3
Liam Neeson's back in action.
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Film Review  January 16, 2015, by William Goss
"...Just as Charles Bronson reluctantly saddled up for increasingly belabored Death Wish sequels well into his 70s, Taken 3 wheezes by with an inescapable sense of fatigue as Neeson enters his 60s. Having been framed for the murder of his ex-wife (Janssen), retired CIA operative Bryan Mills demonstrates a very familiar set of skills as his good name is taken for a change..."

Bizarre Love Triangle
Bryan Poyser's comedy of catharsis, Lovers of Hate
Screens Story  March 12, 2010, by Marc Savlov
"...Lovers of Hate, Austin filmmaker Bryan Poyser's third feature film, isn't a comedy any more than his debut film, 2004's Dear Pillow was, but both movies – and indeed all of Poyser's body of work so far – elicit intimate, often cringe-based laughter from audiences. Which is fine with the director..."

Taken
Call it the last cinematic gasp of the Bush era.
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Film Review  February 6, 2009, by Josh Rosenblatt
"...With a new, less bellicose president in the White House, but all the same old fears lurking in our collective consciousness, Americans may be feeling nostalgic for a time when they could entertain the desire for swift justice meted out through violent means without feeling guilty about it. The embodiment of that desire is Bryan (Neeson), a former U.S..."

Beware the Jungle Trap
Director Jim Bryan on Hollywood's seedy and sublime
DAILY Screens  July 22, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...James Bryan was behind the lens, on set, and in the editing room for low budget movies' most impactful transition. From sexploitation reels to drive-in horrors and video ninjas, he survived the sleaze cinema revolution from 16mm grindhouses to omnipresent VHS...."

The Infiltrator
Bryan Cranston takes on a drug cartel in this ho-hum thriller
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Film Review  July 15, 2016, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Brad Furman. Starring: Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, Yul Vazquez, Juliet Aubrey, Elena Anaya, Amy Ryan, Joseph Gilgun, Olympia Dukakis, Saïd Taghmaoui, Art Malik, Rubén Ochandiano, Simón Andreu, Jason Isaacs, Michael Paré and Nabil Massad...."

Air Sex in the Name of Love
Bryan Poyser's 'The Bounceback' strives to strike a balance between comedy and emotion
Screens Story  March 8, 2013, by Dan Solomon
"...But for a movie in which the characters spend a good deal of time simulating sex with invisible partners, The Bounceback also has a surprising amount of heart, which director Bryan Poyser says was the balance he worked hard to strike. "It's really about all of the dumb things that you do when you're in your 20s, in pursuit of finding the right person for you," he explains...."

Rock of Ages
Tom Cruise playing a dissolute rock god is the main attraction of this jukebox musical.
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Film Review  June 15, 2012, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Starring: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige and Bryan Cranston...."

Guess Who's Coming to Terrorize Your Night
UT alum Bryan Bertino's nerve-shattering debut, 'The Strangers'
Screens Story  May 30, 2008, by Marc Savlov
"...University of Texas alum Bryan Bertino's debut feature, The Strangers, with Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman as a pair of damaged lovers victimized by a trio of masked midnight assailants, is remarkable not only for its matchless suspense and the palpable unease it inspires but also for its wrenchingly honest (and riveting) subtext: Bad things will happen to everyone, and no one – least of all you – gets out alive...."

I'm Lovin' the All-American Tennis Clown
There were a lot of clowns at the All-American Tennis Shootout.
DAILY Sports  December 18, 2006, by Taylor Holland
"...clay court champ Mardy “Go” Fish; and the No. 1-ranked doubles team in the world, Bob and Mike Bryan..."

Me Talk Dirty One Day
Bryan Poyser and Jacob Vaughan come clean on their 'Dear Pillow'
Screens Story  September 3, 2004, by John Pierson
"...Adjusted for inflation, Dear Pillow cost about the same as Richard Linklater's breakout debut. In fact, writer/director Bryan Poyser and producer Jacob Vaughan got it in the can with a critical $4,000 grant from the Austin Film Society's life-changing Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund...."

The AggreGAYtor: October 11
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
DAILY Qmmunity  October 11, 2013
"...Chris Christie gets snubbed, Bryan Fischer gives Putin some love, and L.A. students get thousands of new supporters, as your AggeGAYtor enjoys the spin cycle...."

Planned Parenthood Announces Imminent Closure of East Texas Abortion Clinic
Cites onerous restrictions of HB 2
DAILY News  July 18, 2013, by Jordan Smith
"...Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast today announced that it would close three clinics in eastern Texas, including its abortion facility in Bryan, which PPGC President Melaney Linton said is directly attributable to the provisions of House Bill 2, signed into law today by Gov. Rick Perry...."

The AggreGAYtor: March 4
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
DAILY Qmmunity  March 4, 2013, by Brandon Watson
"...Lech Walesa puts his foot in his mouth, Jodie Foster refuses to cooperate, and Bryan Fischer worries about locker room horseplay. What would we do, baby, without today's AggreGAYtor?..."

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action
Childhood, aging, and geographic diversity are common themes in these dramas from around the world.
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Film Review  February 8, 2013, by Leah Churner
"...The less said the better; this self-funded endeavor is a beautifully executed, insightful film about a painful subject. Vying for runner-up are “Curfew,” directed by and starring Shawn Christensen (of the band Stellastarr*), and “Asad,” from commercial director Bryan Buckley..."

The AggreGAYtor: August 9
Your daily dose of LGBTQ news
DAILY Qmmunity  August 9, 2012, by Brandon Watson
"...Lady Gaga hooks up with Lindsay Lohan, Bryan Fischer considers kidnapping, and Benigno Aquino uses his magic eraser. Today’s AggreGAYtor is stuck in the middle with you...."

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
This glad-hearted and furiously funny piece of pop entertainment stars Michael Cera and is told in the vernacular of video games.
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Film Review  August 13, 2010, by Kimberley Jones
"...Scott Pilgrim vs. the World comes from (and compacts) Bryan Lee O'Malley's six-volume graphic novel of the same name, but it's the vernacular of video games, not sequential art, that most informs this glad-hearted and furiously funny piece of pop entertainment..."

Nothing but Love
Bryan Poyser's Lovers of Hate to compete at Sundance
Screens Story  December 4, 2009, by Kimberley Jones
"...No matter how much success comes the way of an indie filmmaker – and Bryan Poyser has had quite a lot, as an award-winning writer/director (Dear Pillow), an Independent Spirit Award nominee, heck, even a 2009 Austin Chronicle "Best of Austin" winner – chances are, he's still hungry to show his film at the Sundance Film Festival, still almost a mythic institution. As the Austin Film Society's director of artist services, Poyser has attended Sundance for years, but come January he'll be wearing the badge of a competition filmmaker...."

X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Wolverine is a noisy mess, full of Hugh Jackman's seriously killer snarl but utterly devoid of the borderline-subversive smarts that made Bryan Singer's X-Men films so resonant.
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Film Review  May 8, 2009, by Marc Savlov
"...And now that X-Men Origins: Wolverine is upon us, ravening and forgetful, I'm inclined to agree: Glenn Danzig could've saved this film. As it is, however, Wolverine is a noisy mess, an origin/prequel that's nicely full of Jackman's ace glare as Wolverine and seriously killer snarl – The Boy From Aaarrrgh! – but utterly devoid of any of the borderline-subversive smarts that made Bryan Singer's X-Men outings so contemporarily resonant..."

Push
This sci-fi actioner about warring clairvoyants is generically incomprehensible with cyberpunk overtones.

Film Review  February 13, 2009, by Marc Savlov
"...Quick: Name that movie. (Or if you're a conspiracy buff – and these days, who isn't? – name that rogue federal agency.) Push, a generically incomprehensible paranoid action disaster with cyberpunk overtones, is like X-Men unhinged, minus Professor Xavier's (or Bryan Singer's) guiding hand..."

Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr.'s sly take on Marvel Comics' cold warrior elevates everything about this film.
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Film Review  May 2, 2008, by Marc Savlov
"...But the iron Avenger-to-be quickly fine-tuned his original battleship-gray supersuit and, Dewar's in hand, repulsor beams at the ready, and gal Friday Pepper Potts (played onscreen by Paltrow) by his side, went on to fight the good fight and stuck it out. Favreau's screen version is a magnificent origin story that holds its own just fine against Bryan Singer's convoluted X-Men and Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, and there are moments of both stunning action and earnest, subtle emotion..."

Slow Burn
Slow Burn – starring Ray Liotta, LL Cool J, and Mekhi Phifer – becomes one of those movies that’s so bad, it’s almost entertaining. Almost.

Film Review  April 20, 2007, by Toddy Burton
"...An interrogation begins, other witnesses arrive (including Cool J) and before long, we’re in a mess of flashbacks and he said/she said ridiculousness. Was Nora raped or did she murder her lover? Do all the pieces point toward the identity of the villainous gang leader? And most important, how many fuzzy extreme close-ups can fit into one movie? A blatant rip-off of director Bryan Singer’s brilliant The Usual Suspects, Slow Burn (which was completed a few years ago) follows Ford’s maddening search for the mysterious gang leader..."

The Right Side of the Brain
Getty floats on a Scissors for Lefty cloudburst.
DAILY Qmmunity  March 18, 2007, by Kate Getty
"...And they're as American as a fag in the Castro Scissors for Lefty from San Fran. The lead singer of this band, Bryan, is one of those guys who seems to transcend this plane of existence..."

'Friday Night Lights': Texas Highways Edition
DAILY Sports  November 16, 2006, by Christopher Gray
"...For true road warriors, how about Brenham vs. Elgin at Bryan, Waco Robinson vs..."

The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Derrickson’s film, based on a real event in which a priest was charged with negligent homicide because of a death that occurred during an exorcism, flirts with relevance and assorted hot-button topics but fails to amount to much more than an overlong exercise in Jesuit Theosophy 101, played against the backdrop of Law & Order.
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Film Review  September 16, 2005, by Marc Savlov
"...Prefaced by the words "This film is based on real events," The Exorcism of Emily Rose is serious stuff all right, diving aspergillum-first into the theological brouhaha surrounding the existence of God, the devil, and their theoretically neutral pitch, the soundstage courtroom set. To hell with Daniel Webster and the Darrow/Bryan contingent – true unbelievers everywhere now have a standard bearer to call their own in Linney’s kinda-sorta agnostic defense attorney Erin Bruner, who at the behest of her firm’s boss (Feore) takes the case of one Father Moore (Wilkinson), a muddled-seeming priest convicted of negligent homicide in the death-by-failed-exorcism of the titular Rose (Carpenter)..."

Together Alone
During the opening credits of Together Alone, two young men leave a bar, go to one's apartment, have sex, and then turn the lights on, get dressed and talk. In...
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Film Review  February 26, 1993, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Their conversation is marked by its candor and exploratory precision as the topics range from poetry, dream analysis, philosophy and lost opportunities to AIDS, bisexuality, abortion and the politics of sexual position. They are alike yet dissimilar -- this Blond Bryan (Stites) and this Brunette Brian (Curry)..."

Red Fang Sinks Its Hooks In
Oregonian hard rockers can’t let up
DAILY Music  November 23, 2016, by Michael Toland
"...Credit the Portlanders’ goofy videos, a dedicated road ethic, and their hooky, dissonance-spiked stoner rock landing on Late Show With David Letterman. Guitarist Bryan Giles called from San Francisco on opening night of a tour with Torche and Whores, all appearing Friday at Mohawk...."

DVDanger: Vanish
Bryan Bockbrader takes the sealed-bottle drama on the road
DAILY Screens  February 21, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...The road trip and cinema grew up together. So what happens when you combine the claustrophobia of one, with the perpetual movement of the other? That's what Bryan Bockbrader was asking himself when he started writing Vanish...."

All the Way With LBJ's Play
Bill Rauch talks staging 'All the Way' and 'The Great Society'
DAILY Arts  October 9, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...In two years, Robert Schenkkan's LBJ drama All the Way premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; moved to Broadway with Bryan Cranston starring; broke box-office records and won a slew of awards, including two Tonys; and was picked up by HBO for a film version. Now a sequel, The Great Society, is up and running at OSF...."

One in a Crowd: 'More than 4 Hours'
Bryan Poyser's latest short seeks medical attention
DAILY Screens  August 22, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...Bryan Poyser has something to show you. But he may need to see a doctor and a film crew about it first...."

This Terrible Moment
'All the Way' playwright Robert Schenkkan and its LBJ, Bryan Cranston, on JFK's assassination
Arts Story  November 22, 2013, by Robert Faires
"...Bryan Cranston had the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum all to himself. The Breaking Bad star, preparing to play Lyndon Johnson in a production of Robert Schenkkan's award-winning drama All the Way at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass., had come to research the former commander-in-chief, and the staff had given him access to the building after hours..."

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