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Once again, it was so close and yet so far for Leo & Jamal. For the second straight season, the Afghanimals made the "Amazing Race" Top 4 and, for the second straight season, they fell just short of the finale. Other than the consecutive fourth place finishes, though, this was a very different season for Leo & Jamal. Last season, they were consistently marked men, targeted by other teams for their seemingly pointless little lies and manipulations, accusations that were probably overblown, but still detracted from the Afghanimal's consistent joy and enthusiasm at every turn. This season, Leo & Jamal announced immediately that they didn't want to be viewed the same way and, indeed, they were more earnest and helpful throughout and, perhaps as a result, not only did their rivals not target them, but they were welcomed into alliances. After going out last season following a frustrating Roadblock for Leo, this season's elimination »
- Daniel Fienberg
Part-time Texan Justin Arnold credits his role as Levi in the indie drama 5 Time Champion as the reason why he had the opportunity to audition for former Austin Film Society staffer Bryan Poyser's latest movie Love & Air Sex, formerly called The Bounceback (Don's review), which opens a weeklong run tonight at Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter during the movie's nationwide roadshow.
Poyser enjoyed 5 Time Champion, winner of the Texas Filmmaker Award at the 2011 Dallas International Film Festival, Arnold said. This and the friendship between Poyser and the movie's director, Berndt Mader, led to Arnold being cast in Poyser's comedy short The Fickle.
"Bryan, he's the man," Arnold said.
But that doesn't mean Arnold wasn't put through a rigorous audition process for Love & Air Sex.
"(Poyser) put me on the hot seat for about two hours," he said.
Arnold plays Tim in the Austin-shot comedy that premiered at SXSW 2013. It follows a »
- Jordan Gass-Poore'
2 items from 2014
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