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Secondhand Lions
In this unique family film that's also an ode to heroic movies gone by, a boy is sent for the summer to live with his two eccentric uncles in Texas.
"...Nicky Katt. Emotional, nostalgic, and altogether enjoyable, Tim McCanlies' Secondhand Lions is that rarest of family films, one that..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

More McCanlies, Texas
The full interview with the director of 'Secondhand Lions'
"...Secondhand Lions has been a famous script almost since it..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Where the Wild Things Star
'Secondhand Lions' is only the latest production in which Bobbi Colorado-trained beasts play a part.
"...this one." That's director Tim McCanlies, whose new film Secondhand Lions features not only a pair of Academy Award-winning..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

McCanlies, Texas
Tim McCanlies is known in the movie business as a great script writer with few scripts that have actually hit the big screen. With the Sept. 19 release of Secondhand Lions, long thought to be one of the best unproduced scripts around, that will change.
"...Secondhand Lions has been a famous script almost since it..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Page Two
There is no other place in the country, outside of New York and L.A., with the same quality and quantity of filmmaking and filmmakers as Austin
"...her all our love and best wishes). Tim McCanlies' Secondhand Lions, Richard Linklater's The School of Rock, and Marcus..."

March 12, 2004 Column by Louis Black

Short Cuts
New Line has no doubt about Tim McCanlies' Secondhand Lions, and Guillermo Del Toro wraps up Hellboy in Prague.
"...Secondhand Hellboys Dept.: "The movie is ready and done and..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Short Cuts
If L.A. fell into the ocean, Hollywood would move to Austin. If it doesn't anyway.
"...and Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Tim McCanlies' Secondhand Lions, Richard Linklater's School of Rock, Marcus Nispel's The..."

Nov. 7, 2003 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Short Cuts
The Austin film community activates its turbo boosters.
"...swag from Troma's Lloyd Kaufman, Willie Nelson, Tim McCanlies' Secondhand Lions, and excellent cake. Last but certainly not least,..."

Sept. 5, 2003 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Crew Stories
'People will ask me if I'm a production assistant or an assistant director,' Glen Moorman says, 'and I always tell them, if you have a $50,000 budget, I'm your first assistant director, and, if you have a $50 million budget, I'm the last production assistant hired.'
"..."I actually started off on Secondhand Lions as Robert Duvall's stand-in," Moorman explains. "Being a..."

Dec. 31, 2004 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Short Cuts
Writer / director Tim McCanlies enthuses about his upcoming film, Secondhand Lions; plus, The Alamo gets a new scribe.
"...The Iron Lions Dept.: "He's the patron actor-saint of Texas!" says an..."

July 5, 2002 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Around the Bend
Family elixir is by turns weepy and hilarious, a little bit Caine and a whole lotta Walken.
"...little bit Caine and a whole lotta Walken, with Secondhand Lions’ Josh Lucas reteaming with Sir Michael and managing,..."

Oct. 22, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Short Cuts
Austin film -- top 10 with a bullet
"...of Rock, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, and Secondhand Lions -- in the box-office top 10, simultaneously...."

Jan. 2, 2004 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Page Two
Meet our new Web site; local film news; and tackling denial, from the city budget to the Republican right.
"...Toronto Film Festival diary, and a much-expanded interview with Secondhand Lions director Tim McCanlies; currently posted is my piece..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Short Cuts
Go on and take it: Renée Zellweger to star in and produce Piece of My Heart, the long-awaited Janis Joplin biopic.
"...local film news, the initial trailer for Tim McCanlies' Secondhand Lions is up online at www.secondhandlions.com. Paul Alvarado-Dykstra of..."

June 27, 2003 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Life, Death, and Dance
Robert Duvall loves to tango. Robert Duvall loves Buenos Aires. And Robert Duvall loves Luciana Pedraza, the ravishing Argentinean-born woman who plays opposite him in Assassination Tango, a film in which the screen legend somehow conflates all these things.
"...to eat there a lot when I worked on Secondhand Lions. We'd eat with Michael Caine and his wife...."

March 14, 2003 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Once Upon a Time in Austin
The films, the filmmakers, the crews, the making of a scene
"...local economic impact has been in the hundreds of millions of dollars during the past three years, which doesn't..."

March 12, 2004 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Migrating North
As the Texas and national film industry feels the burn of runaway production, many agree with one directive: Blame Canada.
"...Pop. 81, has chosen to film his dream project, Secondhand Lions, in and around town, with stars Robert Duvall,..."

Oct. 4, 2002 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Short Cuts
Tim League says "blow me!" with his brand-new, German-imported, inflatable screen; plus, The Sixth Sense's Haley Joel Osment may soon be seen on Austin street corners, muttering "I see Texans."
"...for more info... Progress continues to chug along on Secondhand Lions, the upcoming film from local writer/director Tim McCanlies..."

June 28, 2002 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

The 11th Hour
Tim McCanlies eyes the finish line
"...McCanlies (who also wrote and directed Secondhand Lions and Dancer, Texas Pop. 81) and Reisch get..."

March 13, 2009 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

McCanlies, Austin Benefit From Writers' Strike
Secondhand Lions director to shoot new film The Two Bobs in Austin
"...what network television did to his last directoral effort, Secondhand Lions, which was aired minus major plot points. He,..."

March 8, 2008 SXSW Post by Joe O'Connell

Rally 'Round the Writers
Local WGA members take part in Day of Action
"...animation," said Tim McCanlies. The Austin-based screenwriter's credits include Secondhand Lions and the animated feature Iron Giant. A critical..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

The Big Squeeze
The writers' strike hits close to home
"...I've always intended to write," said the writer/director of Secondhand Lions and perhaps Central Texas' most successful screenwriter. McCanlies..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Film News
It's dry as a bone out there, but this verdant pasture of industry info and celebrity gossip is no mirage
"...the way to the bank with word that his Secondhand Lions is being made into a, gulp, musicial for..."

Aug. 25, 2006 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Movies and Shakers
The production companies behind – and ahead of – the boom, and how they might be able to help you
"...from working as choreographers on Tim McCanlies' 2003 feature Secondhand Lions to Cropper's short documentary Mastodon Phenomenon, which was..."

May 26, 2006 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Big Pitch
A horror film starring UT students aiming for the big screen
"...good guy who also writes, like Tim McCanlies of Secondhand Lions) agrees. "You didn't tell us where you're going,"..."

May 19, 2006 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

It's Alive!
The founders on Fantastic Fest I
"...Tim McCanlies, director of Secondhand Lions and writer of The Iron Giant, and South..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Godzilla vs. the Green Screen
Austin special effects artists can kill you with a squib or with a CGI bullet hit, gore it up with pig entrails or digitally composited blood, and create just about anything you can imagine with their bare hands or software. Does the industry need both?
"...that, my first big union show was Tim McCanlies' Secondhand Lions, then The Alamo, Man of the House, the..."

April 22, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Honky Tonk Hero/A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver
Sheet music/CD
"...has gone increasingly multimedia. Besides his film work, from Secondhand Lions to SXSW 04 documentary The Portrait of Billy..."

April 8, 2005 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

This Town Is Big Enough for the Four of Us
There's a new place to get drunk, full, and filmically informed, but it's still the Alamo Drafthouse
"...Brad Bird's The Iron Giant, with Iron scribe and Secondhand Lions director Tim McCanlies on hand; a brace of..."

March 4, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Film News
Despite a forlorn fall, Austin racked up its second best film year ever in 2004, and, cross your fingers, 2005 is starting off strong
"...Tim McCanlies is talking about directing a follow-up to Secondhand Lions...."

Jan. 7, 2005 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

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