Austin Entertainment Headlines: Matthew McConaughey, Roswell, SXSW, and More!


Want to know about this week’s hottest headlines in Austin entertainment? You’ve come to the right place. These are the top five pop culture related stories with ties to the ATX.

Matthew McConaughey Talks Texas Football on Sports Center

Our favorite hometown hottie Matthew McConaughey made an appearance on Sports Center this week where he was asked about the future of Longhorn football.

“There’s real resonance now that we are on our way to where we need to be,” UT’s most famous fan said. “I’m really happy about where we’re going.”

Brooklyn Decker and Grace and Frankie are Back on Netflix

Netflix quietly rolled out season 5 of “Grace and Frankie” on Friday. Austinite Brooklyn Decker posted this pretty pic on IG of the three younger females on the show saying, “Our album and the new season of Grace and Frankie drops today.” Speaking of Netflix, how are y’all feeling about that price hike?

Roswell, New Mexico

The CW’s reboot of “Roswell” titled “Roswell, New Mexico” premiered on Tuesday. The new series stars Nathan Dean Parsons who graduated from St. Andrews Episcopal School right here in Austin. You may recognize him from his other TV roles on “The Originals,” “Once Upon A Time,” or “True Blood.”

SXSW Announces More Featured Speakers

SXSW announced more featured speakers this week including actress and first time director Olivia Wilde. Other confirmed speakers are Pamela Adlon of FX’s “Better Things,” music legend David Crosby, A$AP Rocky, and Henry Winkler, who will be hosting an acting workshop. You can read more about the entertainment industry speakers here.

SXSW Rolls Out Film and Episodic Slate

And that’s not all on the SXSW front. A day after announcing a slew of new speakers, the fine folks behind the festival rolled out the slate of features and episodic premieres. Keep an eye on for a breakdown of who stars in those projects that could be popping up in the ATX come March.

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