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Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will join the University of Texas as a professor who this fall will teach in the university's Department of Radio-Television-Film.

Bill Wittliff, the celebrated screenwriter behind Lonesome Dove, Legends of the Fall and The Perfect Storm, died Sunday of a heart attack. He was 79.

Gather round, my droogs. It's time for a story.

Not long after the 1971 release of the film adaptation of A Clockwork Orange, the novel's author, Anthony Burgess, received an offer from a publisher: Write a short follow-up to the novel, one that uses the word "Clockwork" in the title and brims with artwork, and we will make you a rich man.

Eight best picture nominations emerged on Tuesday morning: Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, The Favourite, Vice, Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, Roma and A Star Is Born. They are comedic and dramatic, based on real events and conjured from the pages of comics, in color and in black and white.

RoboCop, Orion Pictures Corporation

“RoboCop” is returning to Dallas.

 

The 1987 sci-fi classic about a cyborg cop cleaning up the crime-ridden city of New Detroit was shot largely in Dallas and stars an alum of North Texas State (now the University of North Texas).

Quin Mathews’ Art Memories On Frame Of Mind

Jun 15, 2016
Quin Mathews

"Made in Texas” are three of the most persuasive and dynamic words in the vast vocabulary of the Lone Star State. They’re so important that the state has created amarketing campaign encouraging people to “Go Texan.” Want delicious produce? Go Texan. Looking for new boots? You get the idea. 

Remembering Philip Wuntch, A Film Critic Who Wrote From His Heart

Oct 13, 2015
The Dallas Morning News

An iconic voice for North Texas film fans was silenced this week. Philip Wuntch, who reviewed movies for The Dallas Morning News for 37 years, died after a long illness. He was 70. KERA's vice president of news, Rick Holter, and the newspaper's culture critic, Chris Vognar, worked with Wuntch. They sat down Tuesday to talk about talk about the critic and his legacy.

The Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program offers grants for companies who hire Texans for projects in-state. The Coen Brothers' True Grit was filmed in Texas, largely due to the state's incentives.


Children Of Giant

Sixty years ago, the movie Giant brought James Dean to West Texas for the last film he'd ever make. Giant introduced audiences to a tiny town called Marfa - and to aspects of the Mexican-American experience not yet seen on the big screen. Hector Galán, the director of a new documentary called Children of Giant, talked to Krys Boyd about the epic film's turning point. 

Good/Bad Art Collective

Public art enabled by the Nasher’s XChange project reaches into TV land's darkest hours this weekend.

The Denton-born Good/Bad Art Collective got money to make a short film and place it where infomercials usually go.

It was scheduled to air at 1:30 a.m. Saturday on WFAA-TV (Channel 8), but the art collective says there's been a change: It will air at 3 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 8) on KTXA-TV (Channel 21) and again at 1:40 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 9) on WFAA-TV.