Showing posts with label Texas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Texas. Show all posts

March 10, 2017

Song to Song (2017) Trailer

Song to Song

Song to Song is  2017 American experimental drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring an ensemble cast including Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman.

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In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples—struggling songwriters Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling), and music mogul Cook (Michael Fassbender) and the waitress whom he ensnares (Natalie Portman)—chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.

September 11, 2016

Silicon Cowboys (2016) Trailer

Silicon Cowboys

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Three friends dream up the Compaq portable computer at a Texas diner in 1981, and soon find themselves battling mighty IBM, for PC supremacy. Their improbable journey altered the future of computing and shaped the world we now know.

February 29, 2016

Stick It (2006) Trailer

Stick It 

Nasty." It's the key word in "Gymnastics," without the "Y."

Stick It is an American teen comedy-drama film starring Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, and Vanessa Lengies.

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STICK IT is a fun, irreverent comedy that turns the competitive world of gymnastics on its head. After walking out on her teammates at the gymnastics championships two years before, the talented but rebellious Haley Graham is forced to return to the rigid world of rules, catfights, and spandex. Her in-your-face attitude quickly collides with her hard-nosed coach and teammates. But as her love of the sport resurfaces, Haley slowly earns their respect by doing what she does best -- tossing out the rules. And in the process, she learns there are more valuable things to win in life than medals and ribbons.


September 30, 2015

Carter High (2015) Trailer

Carter High

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During the 1980s Carter HS in Dallas, Texas was a football powerhouse. This is the story of 4 of the student Athletes whose off the field activities cost them their future.

August 27, 2015

The French Line (1953) Trailer

The French Line

Songs as gay as Champagne.

The French Line is a 1954 musical film starring Jane Russell made by RKO Pictures, directed by Lloyd Bacon and produced by Edmund Grainger, with Howard Hughes as executive producer. 

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When her fiancé leaves her, an oil heiress takes a cruise incognito in order to find a man who will love her for herself and not for her money.

August 09, 2015

The Giant Gila Monster (1959) Trailer

The Giant Gila Monster

Only Hell could breed such an enormous beast. Only God could destroy it!

The Giant Gila Monster is a 1959 hot rod/monster/science fiction film, directed by Ray Kellogg and produced by Ken Curtis.

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A giant lizard terrorizes a rural Texas community with a heroic teenager attempting to destroy the creature.

March 26, 2015

True Stories (1986) trailer

True Stories

A Completely Cool, Multi-Purpose Movie. 

True Stories is a 1986 American film that spans the genres of musical, art, and comedy, directed by and starring David Byrne of the band Talking Heads.

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March 24, 2015

Raggedy Man (1981) Trailer

Raggedy Man

Raggedy Man is a 1981 film starring Eric Roberts and Sissy Spacek.

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Nita (Sissy Spacek), a divorced mother of two boys, is stuck working as a telephone operator in a small Texas town in World War II. Her friendship with a sailor (Eric Roberts) on leave causes tongues to wag in town.

March 06, 2015

Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove (2015) Trailer

Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove

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Sir Doug & The Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove tells the story of Doug Sahm, the wild man musicians' musician and unsung hero of Texas music. A country music child prodigy and teenage rhythm & blues dynamo who caused a riot at his San Antonio high school, Sahm emerged as an international rock star leading the Sir Douglas Quintet. He landed in San Francisco just in time for the Summer of Love in 1967. He returned to Texas as the cowboy hippie rocker who built a burgeoning music scene in Austin in before forming the Tex-Mex super group The Texas Tornados. A kinetic, quirky character with a solid sense of place as well as an innate wanderlust, Doug Sahm's story is the story of Texas music.

March 02, 2015

The Hottest State (2006) Trailer

The Hottest State

What happens when your first love is love itself?

The Hottest State is a 2006 drama film directed and written by Ethan Hawke, which he based on the novel of the same name that he had written and published ten years earlier, in 1996.

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Days before his 21st birthday, William (Mark Webber), a young actor, meets and falls quickly and madly in love with Sara (Catalina Sandino Moreno), a seductive yet skittish singer/songwriter. The film follows William as his affair takes him from a Lower East Side tenement to a Mexican hotel room and through the emotional extremities of passion, rage, and need. Yearning for someone to love who loves him back, William's journey forces him to come to terms with his own past. THE HOTTEST STATE is based on the book of the same name by Ethan Hawke.

February 20, 2015

Hard Country (1981) Scene

Hard Country

Sometimes a woman has to leave the man she loves... to find herself.

Hard Country is a 1981 American drama film directed by David Greene and starring Jan-Michael Vincent, Kim Basinger, and Michael Parks.

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February 19, 2015

A Texas Funeral (1999) Trailer

A Texas Funeral

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Jeremiah Sparta (Martin Sheen) has died, and his family comes together for the rituals and festivities of death. This isn't any ordinary family, though: they're Texans. With a good dose of self-effacing humor, a star-studded cast portrays the idiosyncrasies that make Texans unique, for good, bad, or weird. There are money matters to be sorted and fought over, a nervous camel, a spirited old man whose soul just can't seem to lay down and rest. When L'il Sparta is unexpectedly visited by the ghost of his deceased grandfather, the family's darkest secrets -- and most luminous charms -- are revealed.

January 05, 2015

The Fighting Fists of Shangai Joe (1973) Trailer

Il mio nome è Shangai Joe

One Man Stands Alone In His Fight For Justice

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Shanghai Joe (Chen Lee) travels to San Francisco in 1882 looking for a better life, all he finds is scum -- racists, perverts, slavers, greedy conmen and mercenaries. Naturally, the gentle mystic must fight to find inner peace. Lee's major weapon - aside from knives and lethal yo-yos - is a devastating punch that rams all the way through his opponents' bodies. But that isn't the half of it. A card shark gets his eyes gouged out in revolting detail, people are beaten to bloody pulp, and the villain of the piece (Klaus Kinski in a fascinating performance) is Scalper Jack, a mincing, sadistic bounty-hunter who tortures and skins his victims alive. Also stars Gordon Mitchell, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart & Roberto Undari.

December 13, 2014

The Great Debaters (2007) Trailer

The Great Debaters

When the nation was in need, he inspired them to give us hope.

The Great Debaters is a 2007 American biopic period drama film directed by and starring Denzel Washington and produced by Oprah Winfrey and her production companyHarpo Productions.

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Marshall, Texas, described by James Farmer, Jr. as "the last city to surrender after the Civil War," is home to Wiley College, where, in 1935-36, inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and his clandestine work as a union organizer, Professor Melvin Tolson coaches the debate team to a nearly-undefeated season that sees the first debate between U.S. students from white and Negro colleges and ends with an invitation to face Harvard University's national champions. The team of four, which includes a female student and a very young James Farmer, is tested in a crucible heated by Jim Crow, sexism, a lynch mob, an arrest and near riot, a love affair, jealousy, and a national radio audience.Written by <>

December 10, 2014

The Last Sunset (1961) Trailer

The Last Sunset

When giants clash, a woman trembles!

The Last Sunset is a 1961 western movie starring Rock HudsonKirk Douglas, and Dorothy Malone, and was directed by Robert Aldrich.

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Brendan O'Malley arrives at the Mexican home of old flame Belle Breckenridge to find her married to a drunkard getting ready for a cattle drive to Texas. Hot on O'Malley's heels is lawman Dana Stribling who has a personal reason for getting him back into his jurisdiction. Both men join Breckenridge and his wife on the drive. As they near Texas tensions mount, not least because Stribling is starting to court Belle and O'Malley is increasingly drawn by her daughter Missy. Written by Jeremy Perkins <>

November 06, 2014

Blossoms in the Dust (1941) Trailer

Blossoms in the Dust

 The stirring saga of a childless beauty...who was determined to be a mother!

Blossoms in the Dust is a 1941 American Technicolor film which tells the true story of Edna Gladney who takes it upon herself to help orphaned children to find homes, despite the opposition of the "good" citizens who think that illegitimate children are beneath their interest. 

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Edna marries Texan Sam Gladney, operator of a wheat mill. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats children who are without parents and decides to do something about it. She opens a home for foundlings and orphans and begins to place children in good homes, despite the opposition of "conservative" citizens, who would condemn illegitimate children for being born out of wedlock. Eventually Edna leads a fight in the Texas legislature to remove the stigma of illegitimacy from birth records in that state, while continuing to be an advocate for homeless children.

November 02, 2014

Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) Trailer

Bubba Ho-Tep

You don't fuck with the king.

Bubba Ho-Tep is a 2002 American comedy horror film starring Bruce Campbell as Elvis Presley — now a resident in a nursing home. 

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Bubba Ho-tep tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis (Bruce Campbell) as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his "death", then missed his chance to switch back.

October 10, 2014

The Tree of Life (2011) Trailer

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life is a 2011 American experimental drama film written and directed by

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"The Tree of Life" is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950's. The film follows
the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult
 years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as
 an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the
 origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick's signature
 imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as
 individuals and families, but all life.

September 27, 2014

Nadine (1987) Trailer


Written and directed by Robert Benton,
 "Nadine" is a small film and an enjoyable one. 

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