Archive for April, 2014
Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson in The Avengers.

“That Man Is Playing Galaga!”

Kristian Lin
  The Avengers continues as America’s top box-office draw, and as usual, I have way more thoughts than I could put into my review of the movie. Let’s go. We start with Joss Whedon’s thank-you note to his loyal fa...


Cowtown pays gas drilling profits back to Alliance

Andrew McLemore
The Fort Worth City Council agreed to transfer profits from gas drilling contracts — $563,000, to be exact — back to the Alliance Airport Authority on Tuesday after some legal wrangling over who gets to keep the mon...



Romney Fears Dubya’s Cooties

Jimmy Fowler
This is hilarious: George W. Bush, whose unpopularity in the GOP is second possibly only to Jimmy Carter’s, finally offered his gold-plated endorsement of a Republican presidential candidate. It was composed of four words (...


Battleship opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Battleship (PG-13) Based on the popular board game, Peter Berg’s thriller is about a fleet of ships dealing with the threat posed by space aliens who rise from the ocean and launch an attack on the world’s cities. ...



See the 1927 film "Wings", the first ever to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, on Wednesday.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 16 Back in the early days of cinema, special effects were nonexistent, so when shooting a film about World War I pilots, filmmakers had no choice but to send their actors up in real planes and film them. (Something to p...


taser

The Trouble with Tasers

Static
An April 30 study, published in the American Heart Association’s online magazine Circulation, verified what Static and a lot of other people have known for a long time: Taser weapons can cause fatal heart attacks. The study, ...



LC

More than 50/50

Last Call
Two friends were celebrating their birthdays on Saturday, and their combo party teamed up with another friend’s graduation celebration, the resulting booze chimera taking shape at the 50/50 Club on Jacksboro Highway. Jacksbor...


World-class Fort Worth/Dallas indie-rock quintet Calhoun opens for beloved Denton folkies Seryn on Sat, May 19 at Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge.

Ogle South Side

Hearsay
Part of my generous, loving, cool alter-ego Anthony Mariani’s recent cover story (“Fort Rock,” May 9) was occupied by chatter –– verging on Pollyannish  –– about the Near South Side, specifically of the forthcomi...



Second

Mr. Justice Kennedy Explains

(A Healthcare Satire)
EVE PROCTOR
“Our tradition, our law, has been that you don’t have the duty to rescue someone if that person is in danger. The blind man is walking in front of a car and you do not have a duty to stop him.” — Supreme Court Justice A...


Chow

At Least We Didn’t Inhale

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby recently ended a burger binge on the cool new double-decker patio at Dutch’s Legendary Hamburgers (3009 South University Dr.). William S. Burroughs and Hunter S. Thompson at their worst could not have rivaled my di...