University of Texas to Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon
"...Writer-director Stewart demonstrated his prowess with genre mash-ups in his previous two films, Priest and Legion, and continues in that vein in Dark Skies. Amid all the strange and inexplicable events that occur at the Barrett household, we also witness a suburban family in financial crisis – a family whose security alarm isn’t initially tripped by the space invaders because they have canceled their contract in order to cut back on bills..."
"...This is Where We LiveNarrative Feature Competition, World Premiere D: Josh Barrett, Marc Menchaca; with Menchaca, Ron Hayden, CK McFarland, Tobias Segal, Frankie Shaw..."
"...This Is Where We Live Directors: Josh Barrett, Marc Menchaca, Screenwriter: Marc Menchaca A struggling family’s dynamics are challenged and a unique friendship is born when a small-town Texas handyman becomes caregiver to their son with cerebral palsy. Cast: Ron Hayden, CK McFarland, Marc Menchaca, Tobias Segal, Frankie Shaw (World Premiere)..."
"...A gangster-noir-comedy that fires blanks all the way through, O'Fallon's feature debut is a textbook example of the triumph of style over substance: 30 seconds after the end credits roll, you've already forgotten what you just saw, even though you may have a nagging suspicion that it sure looked good. Walken plays aging an mafia boss, Charlie Barrett, who finds himself kidnapped by a quintet of wealthy, Ivy League college boys intent on using his underworld contacts to secure the release of the sister of one of the boys, herself a mysterious kidnap victim..."
"...V/H/S Directors: Ti West, Adam Wingard, Joe Swanberg, David Bruckner, Glenn Mcquaid, Radio Silence, Screenwriter: Ti West, Simon Barrett, David Bruckner, Radio Silence, Glenn Mcquaid A group of misfits are hired to burglarize a house in the countryside and acquire a rare tape. The guys are confronted with a dead body and an endless supply of cryptic footage, each video stranger than the last....."
"...And would it really be an Austin film festival without Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett? Last year, SX broke its golden rule about not showing another locally-premiered film when they played You're Next. Now they've swiped one of the big Sundance debuts, Barrett and Wingard's The Guest, starring Dan Stevens as an increasingly unwelcome visitor..."
"...1) backing monster voice/songwriter Bob Mosley (bass) and Loretta Young's son of a Byrds disciple Peter Lewis (picker No. 2), who all bowed to the group's Syd Barrett/Roky Erickson, Alexander 'Skip' Spence..."
"...Smokey and the Bandit with an intro by the Bandit himself, Mr. Burt Reynolds Director: Hal Needham, Screenwriters: James Lee Barrett, Charles Shyer, Alan Mandel, Story by: Hal Needham, Robert Levy The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over county lines in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff..."
"...Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen. Starring: Kurt Russell, Josh Lucas, Richard Dreyfuss, Jacinda Barrett, Emmy Rossum, Mike Vogel, Mia Maestro, Andre Braugher, Jimmy Bennett, Kevin Dillon and Freddy Rodríguez..."
"...There's not a scout in the league that's not saying Ian is the Spurs' future. Then you've got Andre Barrett..."
"...TUATARA: Consisting of Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Justin Harwood (Luna), Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees), and saxophonist Skerik, Tuatara has been fiddling with instrumental experimentation since they formed in Seattle for soundtrack work in 1995. Their new album, Cinemathique, pits orchestral horns against old-timey, wavery keyboards for a sound that needs no dialogue..."
"...SOMEWHERE WEST David Marek (Writer/Director), Adam Benn, Barrett Ogden, Judson Webb (Writers) – World Premiere..."
"...SILVER SCOOTER: Denizens of a dreamy pop world where John Lennon, Stephen Malkmus, and Syd Barrett can all live as one, Austin's Silver Scooter reconciles the heart-on-the-sleeve philosophy of the Seventies with that staple of the Nineties, irony. Most bands do this and turn into ironic wimps; all Silver Scooter does is forge gems like "Pumpkin Eyes," beautiful songs that do justice to both their influences and their vision..."
"...Forbes and first-time script writer Craig Walendziak follow England's so-so body horror with a disease procedural. The hunt is on for BJ (played in the original by You're Next scribe Simon Barrett, recast here as Ouija's Morgan Peter Brown), the patient zero that originally infected Samantha..."
"...10pm, Creekside at Hilton Garden Inn A youthful quartet from Magnolia, Folk Family Revival takes the family part of their name seriously. Brothers Mason, Barrett, and Lincoln Lankford, plus childhood friend Caleb Pace, take their influences from such diverse sources as the Black Keys and the Band..."
"...Best Screenplay: Simon Barrett (You're Next)..."
"...Horror Features Best Picture: You're Next Best Director: Adam Wingard (You're Next) Best Screenplay: Simon Barrett (You're Next) Best Actor: Sean Harris (A Lonely Place To Die) Best Actress: Sharni Vinson (You're Next)..."
"...So, if you think that the British musical legacy stops at the M25 road around London and all you know about Leeds is that the Who once shook it all over, then the cello-enhanced cerebral pop of Grammatics (Sat., 7:55pm, the Phoenix) will be an education. Serious Sam Barrett (Wed., 9pm, Velveeta Room) could be this year's Frank Turner; the punk-friendly summation of British folk, his hard-hewn acoustic tales of blue-collar pride demonstrate that the roots of Americana lie across the Atlantic..."