Archive for August, 2014

Dragon Tattoo Redo

Stieg Larsson’s thriller gets a proper big-screen treatment.
KRISTIAN LIN
Ever since Stieg Larsson’s flawed but highly addictive Swedish-language Millennium trilogy exploded into the English-speaking world, movie fans have been waiting for a Hollywood big-screen adaptation of those crime thrillers....


We Bought a Zoo: Animal House

Like his hero, a filmmaker tries to find a new purpose.
KRISTIAN LIN
There are two ways to evaluate Cameron Crowe’s family-friendly new film We Bought a Zoo. One is by the standards of other PG-rated Hollywood movies that revolve around cute animals. By that measure, this is a drama that deals...



Two by Spielberg

The director adapts children’s books. One comes out well.
KRISTIAN LIN
Only a filmmaker of Steven Spielberg’s stature could convince two rival Hollywood studios to put out two films by him in the same week, and during Christmas, no less. The Adventures of Tintin is based specifically on three 19...


Pinched by the Principal

Dunbar’s Doug Williams is under investigation for “disciplining” and taking pictures of male students.
BETTY BRINK
As controversy continued to build this week over the actions of Dunbar High School’s Doug Williams in pinching and photographing male students, some local officials and observers have begun to question the initial response of...



Up Next

In the wilds of Colleyville is tremendous Italian fusion by a Beijing native.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
If you’ve lived in Tarrant County for more than a decade, you might hear “Colleyville” and think “pasture.” Although Colleyville just made Money magazine’s list of the 100 best places to live, the concept of fine di...


Bless This Lasagna

Chow, Baby
A few months ago, I wrote a column about locations that are restaurant sinkholes — places where, for unknown reasons, restaurants go to die (Lift the Spell: Eat at Tie’s, Aug. 31). One glaring omission on that list was 400 ...



Big Brass Ones

Big Ticket
The 23rd annual Merry TubaChristmas event moves to a different location this year. Instead of downtown, it’ll be held outside TCU’s Jarvis Hall. In honor of this event, we at Fort Worth Weekly present fun facts about tubas,...


365 Days To Die

Jeff Prince
The Earth has persevered plenty of apocalyptic predictions over the years. Turns out those claims came from false prophets. Ha-ha! But today is most certainly the one-year countdown to doom. The ancient Mayans sucked in English...



“Give Local” at Where House

Jimmy Fowler
This evening (Wed Dec 21) at 5pm, The Where House (2510 Hemphill, FW) hosts the second day of an artists and musicians’ trunk show called Live Local, Give Local. Fort Worth visual artists will be selling their work alongside ...


Fort Worth Drunker Than Dallas?

Anthony Mariani
In almost every top this or top that national list that comes out, Dallas always beats Fort Worth. Not this time, though. Insurance.com has just posted its annual list of top cities for DUIs. Fort Worth finished No. 8, up from ...