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Trans Comic Carina Magyar's Rising Star
“When I came to accept myself for who I am, my comedy followed"
"...came to accept myself for who I am and started to present myself for who I am, [my comedy]..."

July 3, 2017 Qmmunity Post by Courtney Naquin

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising
Get ready for anime superhero action!
"...for treasure (well, that bit was pretty self-explanatory). Heroes Rising, the latest in the massively successful My Hero Academia..."

March 13, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

A Star Is Born
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga headline this remake of a remake of a remake
"...Directed by: Bradley Cooper. Starring: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Andrew Dice Clay,..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bright Star
Jane Campion's achingly immediate yet eternal story about the love between tubercular poet John Keats and the literal girl-next-door, Fanny Brawne. It affords the filmmaker another rich opportunity to scratch beneath the surface of female sexuality.
"...Directed by: Jane Campion. Starring: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox, Antonia..."

Sept. 25, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Lucifer Star Kevin Alejandro Heads to the Lake Travis Film Festival
Devilish star and rising filmmaker honored by fledgling fest
"...Every festival needs stars, and Kevin Alejandro is undoubtedly that. Whether it's cult..."

Feb. 28, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Star of Texas Preview: Texas Has a New York State of Mind
Texecutioners can still derail the Gotham express
"...of mixed fortunes for the Texas Rollergirls at the Star of Texas Bowl: The Texecutioners travel team took a..."

July 22, 2012 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

StarChefs.com Celebrates Rising Stars of Austin/San Antonio
Award ceremony comes to Texas
"...online culinary magazine, StarChef.com, at the Driskill Hotel. The magazine has been staging..."

Feb. 29, 2012 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Blue Star Kitchen + Bar Closes
Family eatery priced out of Rosedale neighborhood
"...Citing high jumps in rent and property taxes, Blue Star Kitchen + Bar on Burnet Road has shuttered...."

Jan. 29, 2019 Food Post by Kimberley Jones

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
This fantasy film, adapted from Susan Cooper's series of novels, is utterly devoid of anything but bombastically simplistic notions.
"...Directed by: David L. Cunningham. Starring: Alexander Ludwig, Ian McShane, Frances Conroy, Christopher Eccleston, Gary..."

Oct. 5, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tall Tales and Texas Rising
Fact battles fiction in new History Channel miniseries
"...was entangled with the History Channel's 10-hour miniseries Texas Rising, a sometimes historical, sometimes quite fictional account of the..."

May 22, 2015 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Adonis Rising
Matthew McConaughey
"...As the much-touted star of the upcoming buzz movie A Time to Kill,..."

July 26, 1996 Screens Feature by Margaret Moser

Matthew McConaughey: Lone Star Rising
The Luck of the Drawl
"...he doesn't seem particularly impatient or resentful that his star hasn't risen faster. He's the first to admit that..."

Sept. 1, 1995 Screens Feature by Matt Zoller Seitz

ATX Television Fest: Fandom Rising: The Impact of Fan Culture in the Age of Social Media
How much should creators listen to their fans?
"...Shatner story. At least, almost everyone on Thursday’s Fandom Rising panel at ATX TV Fest had a Shatner story...."

June 11, 2016 Screens Post by Sarah Marloff

This Week on The Austin Chronicle Show: Climate Emergency, and a Calamitous Conclusion to Star Wars
Texas Impact talks COP 25, plus our review of The Rise of Skywalker
"...Eric Graham about their experience at COP 25, the rising sense of urgency regarding climate change, and what regular..."

Dec. 20, 2019 News Post by Kimberley Jones

Will Video Kill the Celluloid Star?
Most loves fade over time, and the romance of a hundred-plus years of filmmaking seems to be losing its luster as well. At least, that's what the new High Definition video vanguard, led by George Lucas and Robert Rodriguez, is saying. Is video the future of film?
"...recent films have also utilized the technology, including Lucas' Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones and..."

June 21, 2002 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Rising Stars of Chocolate Bars
Meet Austin's newest chocolate artisans, Crave Artisan Chocolate and the Chocolate Makers Studio
"...Twenty-nine-year-old chocolatier Krystal Craig says her fascination with chocolate started early and was encouraged by her parents. "My dad..."

Nov. 29, 2013 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Hugo Rising
The nominees for science fiction's best novel of 2013 find a new guard challenging the old
"...elaborate masquerade ball, and, of course, endless parties. (See "LoneStarCon, Episode III: The Alamo Strikes Back.")..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Arts Feature by Amy Gentry

Temperatures Rising
Dumped and disowned, Cabin Fever 2 gets a one-off screening to benefit the Austin School of Film
"...or Todd Solondz film and featured heart wipes and star wipes and that the current version is much less..."

Sept. 18, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Cloud 9 and Rising
Jesus, space rock from Denton: Lift to Experience
"...lip of the stage. The moment the guitar amp starts spinning around wildly, cowskull parked on its shoulders...."

May 31, 2002 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

From Dirty Sixth to the Texas Film Awards
Whether it's Barbie commercials or Booksmart, Kaitlyn Dever is a true rising star
"...her movie Short Term 12 at SXSW. She and co-star Brie Larson attempt an age-old trick – after Larson..."

March 6, 2020 Screens Feature by Shalavé Cawley

Beyond the Lights
A popular singer finds the courage to be herself with the help of a friendly cop.
"...Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood. Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Danny Glover, Richard..."

Nov. 21, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

The Identical
The fabricated ghost of Elvis Presley's twin brother hangs over this complete muddle.
"...Directed by: Dustin Marcellino. Starring: Blake Rayne, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Seth Green, Brian..."

Sept. 5, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
"...Directed by: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld. Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Regina King, Jennifer Coolidge, Bruce..."

July 4, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Brooklyn Decker to be Honored at Texas Film Awards
Support the Girls star to take home Rising Star Award
"...and its's already on the way to ensuring a star-studded lineup of honorees with the announcement today that model-turned-actress..."

Dec. 18, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Halston
Documentary about the life of the master couturier and milliner should have learned his lessons about simplicity and elegance
"...couture as simply Halston – is one of a rising star and the inevitable, eventual decline. And, of course,..."

June 7, 2019 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Crazy Heart
Jeff Bridges scores in this performance as a fading country & western star who has cashed in most of his chips.
"...Directed by: Scott Cooper. Starring: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Robert Duvall, Jack Nation, Ryan..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bait
"...Directed by: Antoine Fuqua. Starring: Jamie Foxx, David Morse, Kimberly Elise, Doug Hutchinson, Robert..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Coeur En Hiver (A Heart in Winter), Un
"...Directed by: Claude Sautet. Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Béart, Andre Dussollier, Elisabeth Bourgine and..."

Aug. 20, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Booksmart's Kaitlyn Dever for Texas Film Awards
Parker Posey to MC, Adrian Quesada of Black Pumas performing
"...The list of winners of the Texas Film Awards' Rising Star laurels is already prestigious, and now Booksmart star..."

Feb. 4, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Stacey Abrams, Without Concessions
Now and for her whole life, the rising star finds her own path to victory
"...Build Your Future and Make Real Change. As a rising star of the Democratic opposition, Abrams put her own..."

March 8, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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