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David Lowery On ‘Pete’s Dragon’: How a Microbudget Filmmaker Became Disney’s Secret Weapon

9 August 2016 1:11 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nine years before he completed production on the multi-million dollar Disney remake of “Pete’s Dragon,” David Lowery was living out of the back of his car, editing corporate videos. The Dallas native directed his first feature, the little-seen “Lullaby,” at age 19. The ensuing years found him collaborating with a close-knit group of local film-savvy friends, but little in the way of upward mobility. “I never put a premium on making a living,” he told me in a recent phone conversation. “It was never one of those things that was important to me.”

Lowery’s work at the time suggests as much — it’s anything but commercial — and yet it provided him with an ideal platform for a massive career move as one of Disney’s newest secret weapons. “Pete’s Dragon,” a $60 million re-imagining of the 1977 live-action-animated musical film, has all the hallmarks of Lowery’s earlier work: a serene, »

- Eric Kohn

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'The Amazing Race' Predictions: Who is Going Home in Leg 11?

5 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

In some ways, it feels like it just began, but it's true. The Amazing Race is coming to an end for season 28. Whether you loved them or hated them, the social media stars are going to be gone from your TV screens and will head back to the distant back-lit glow of you laptop, phone or any mobile device of your choosing. 

We're one episode away from the finale and one more Pit Stop from the final finish line. This means, unless The Amazing Race pulls another Final 4 situation, one more team is going to be out of the running out of time right before the last leg, so who is it going to be?


- editor@buddytv.com

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‘The Amazing Race’ Season 28 Episode 6 Recap: “Let the Good Times Roll”

4 April 2016 3:08 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

And we're back! After a few-week hiatus, the social media influencer extravaganza that is The Amazing Race Season 28 returns. But before we get to the action, it's worth nothing during the show's time off, there's something a lot of fans have been wondering:

I guess the #ExpressPass doesn't exist this season. #AmazingRace

Chris M (@CoolHandChris55) February 13, 2016

Is there no #ExpressPass in this season?! #AmazingRace

— Vern Mei (@VernMei) February 13, 2016

@PhilKeoghan @travelocity @colombia_travel When will the #ExpressPass show up? #AmazingRace

— Deven Parikh (@DParikh30) February 27, 2016

For the uninitiated, an Express Pass is used to skip all tasks in a Leg and move directly to a Pit Stop. It's a big deal. If an Express Pass were to show up this late in the game and a team were to use it on this ninth leg, it could really shake things up. And shaking things up seems like exactly what the powers that »

- Jenni Powell

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'The Amazing Race' Recap: Not So Amazing in the French Mountains

11 March 2016 11:16 AM, PST | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

The Amazing Race had one of the most boring and embarrassing ends to a leg of the race in week 4. The difference between first and last place was not determined by the team's skill, luck or speed. It was merely determined by train schedule as 8 of the teams ended up on one train together to the Pit Stop. The last place team was all on their own and was eliminated from the race. 

For Leg 5, The Amazing Race had to make this competition seem like an actual competition and hopefully separate the teams again. There were efforts made, but all in all, they failed. While not quite as bad as the finish to leg 4 was, week 5 of The Amazing Race was pretty disappointing, especially in its final moments. Not even the majestic beauty of the French mountains could save it from being a complete snooze fest.


- editor@buddytv.com

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Amazing Race Insider: Erin and Joslyn Talk 'Sleep Challenge,' Big Mat Attack

4 March 2016 6:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Amazing Race team of Erin Robinson and Joslyn Davis — hosts of the Clevver entertainment news hub — share with TVLine weekly behind-the-scenes secrets.

Flag On The Play? | When we arrived at the roadblock, which — no big deal — was on the lawn of the United Nations [Offices in Geneva], I had a major pinch-me moment. Who gets to frolic around on the lawn of the Un?!?! But when you’re on The Amazing Race, magical things can happen. Back to business: When we arrived at the Un, all of the teams ahead of us were still there and it seemed like it was kind »

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SXSW 2016 Exclusive Poster Debut: Yen Tan's 1985

2 March 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

We're gearing up to cover SXSW 2016, which begins next week in Austin, Texas, and to kick things off, we're happy to premiere the poster for Yen Tan's short film 1985. Mr. Tan wrote and directed the film, which stars Robert Sella and Lindsay Pulsipher. Mr. Tan is a personal acquaintance of long standing, so, frankly, I'm not entirely objective, but he made the wonderfully on-point drama Pit Stop a couple years back, as well as a flock of good short films over the years. He's also a very good poster artist, and we've premiered his work in the past. 1985 will enjoy its world premiere on Friday, March 11, at 10:15 p.m. at the Vimeo Theater, as part of the Texas Shorts Competition, and...

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10 Infamous Wrestling Mohawks

24 February 2016 6:37 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Like most fashion trends over the years, the Mohawk hairstyle has seen dramatic spikes in popularity and steep declines into virtual obscurity. In a lot of ways it rides the same rollercoaster as the WWE: you’re never quite sure when the next boom period will come but there’s a distinct suggestion that it’s probably just around the corner.

But one thing we all know is that Vince McMahon loves to be part of the “in crowd.” He loves his WWE empire to feel socially relevant, and he will pounce on something that swells in popularity like a cheetah on a galloping gazelle. So it was no surprise to see wrestlers suddenly sporting Mohawks whenever they crept back into the limelight during the 1980’s and late 1990’s – and again today.

Not that this is a bad thing of course. Mohawks look cool and more importantly »

- Christopher Powers

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‘The Amazing Race’ Season 28 Episode 2 Recap: “You Look Like Gollum”

21 February 2016 4:52 PM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Where We Left Off or: Moving Forward With A Lighter Load

This week's episode of the "very special" 28th season of The Amazing Race -- in which every team is chock full of YouTube and social media stars -- picks up right where last week's left off: on the Pit Stop mat.

For those following along at home, last week turned out to be a non-elimination leg with Team JuicyDad07 saved from being the first team out in exchange for having to face a Speed Bump in the next week. And for the uninitiated, a Speed Bump is a task that only the team it was given to has to complete. It's almost exclusively given to a team in a non-elimination leg to give them a slight disadvantage in the next leg.

Our venerable host Phil Keoghan asks the beleaguered Team JuicyDad07 what strategy they will use to make up »

- Jenni Powell

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