RIP: Burt Reynolds Races the Law and Chases the Ladies in “Smokey and the Bandit” and “White Lightning”

Kevin: Let's all drink a Coors today in honor of the incredible life and career of Burt Reynolds, the last movie star who could realistically be described as a "booze-runnin’, motor-gunnin’, law-breakin’, love-makin’ rebel." If you want to know why Burt was so beloved by audiences both for his movies and his good-natured, unpretentious attitude, … Continue reading RIP: Burt Reynolds Races the Law and Chases the Ladies in “Smokey and the Bandit” and “White Lightning”

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Ahead of the “Reevesolution,” CJ and Kevin Recount Some Favorite Alamo Drafthouse Movie Memories

Kevin: It’s hard to remember a time when the Alamo Drafthouse wasn’t a vital part of the Austin film community, but anyone who has lived in the city long enough can recall the days of having to play Russian roulette at the multiplexes and not knowing whether a night at the movies would be ruined … Continue reading Ahead of the “Reevesolution,” CJ and Kevin Recount Some Favorite Alamo Drafthouse Movie Memories

“No Small Parts”: Celebrating 20 Years of Alfred Molina’s Awesome Mix Tape #6 in “Boogie Nights”

Kevin: We kicked off our “No Small Parts” series by saluting Kim Coates’ turn as the henchman who tries to play a game of “Light or Punch?” with Bruce Willis in “The Last Boy Scout;” it did not go well for him. We were going to next highlight the S.T. (Still Fat) version of Billy … Continue reading “No Small Parts”: Celebrating 20 Years of Alfred Molina’s Awesome Mix Tape #6 in “Boogie Nights”

RIP Burt Reynolds: Let’s Drink a Coors to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of “The Bandit”

(Updated Sept. 6, 2018) Kevin: Burt Reynolds, the last movie star who could realistically play a character described as a “booze-runnin’, motor-gunnin’, law-breakin’, love-makin’ rebel” (according to the trailer for his film “White Lightning”), passed away today at the age of 82. Burt’s sense of humor, unpretentious attitude, and willingness to entertain made him one … Continue reading RIP Burt Reynolds: Let’s Drink a Coors to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of “The Bandit”