Archive for July, 2014

Burnin’ for the Rest of My Life

Hearsay
Back in the old days (pre-Facebook), listening parties were held at friends’ houses. Back in the Paleolithic Era (pre-MySpace), listening parties were held at the investors’ houses –– remember when trust-fund folks with...


One Day: Same Time Next Year

The book is so much better than this bland romance.
KRISTIAN LIN
The term “sophomore jinx” doesn’t apply to One Day, because this isn’t the second film for director Lone Scherfig. This isn’t even her second film in English, in fact. Still, it feels like the sophomore jinx has bitte...



Fright Night: Meet the Neighbor

For a wig-flipper, this remake hits the spot.
STEVE STEWARD
The latest in Hollywood’s slovenly 21st-century penchant for remakes, Fright Night updates the blood-spattered 1985 vampire classic with ample humor and pitch-perfect performances, seasoned with some charmingly low-budget dig...


A Theatre Family: 35 Years of Hip Pocket

JEFF PRINCE
Siddhartha debuted its four-week run at the Hip Pocket Theatre recently, and the stage adaptation of Herman Hesse’s novel is a fitting choice for the troupe’s 35th anniversary season. The book’s theme of putting oneself i...



Scampi’s Cove: A Lakeside Grill

Out on Eagle Mountain Lake is a comfort-food haven.
STEVE STEWARD
I’ve gotta confess: I thought Scampi’s Cove was going to be an Italian restaurant. After all, Scampi’s (the erstwhile landlocked location) used to be a Near Southside staple until it became Shaw’s Burgers & Shakes a...


Going Volcanic Over Little Squids

Chow, Baby
Having never spawned a child, I may not be in a great position to judge parents, but that doesn’t stop me from forming opinions about people who don’t teach their little darlings how to behave in public.



Shorts

Big Ticket
As the summer winds down, you don’t have to take your movie-watching children to see the latest Spy Kids installment. Instead, you can spend the middle of the week taking them to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, where The...


Fort Worth Library’s Contem?oraries

Big names — and even bigger ideas — abound in this impressive group show.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Ah, Fort Worth Library, or should we say, “The artist formerly known as Fort Worth Public Library”? You are now so much more than mere depository of books or, as we like to call them, “stupid things that are hard,” alth...



Will Blair’s “Footloose”

Gallery
We’re always glad to hear more from coffeehouses with art shows. This Saturday Avoca Coffee is hosting an opening reception for artist Will Blair, whose canvases that mix encaustic, acrylic, oil, and spray paint will hang in ...


Home Video Shows Forklift Driver Fleeing Police

Jeff Prince
It didn’t take long for people to start posting YouTube videos capturing the low-speed chase featuring a motorist on a forklift trying to outrun Fort Worth police earlier this week. Here’s the most notorious footage...