Archive for September, 2014
North Texas actor Frank Mosley lives off the land in Nelson’s feature debut, Some Beasts.

Some Beasts: Land to Celluloid

Fort Worth filmmaker Cameron Bruce Nelson makes his feature debut.
JIMMY FOWLER
In 2009 writer-director Cameron Bruce Nelson moved to Fort Worth to marry his longtime girlfriend, after a three-year post-college stint working on an organic farm in Virginia as a kind of sabbatical. Nelson, who had studied an...


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Killer or Filler?

Locals get in on the holiday mood.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
What to get that music lover in your life? Well, iTunes gift cards are great but are grossly impersonal. Worse, they don’t allow you to impose your superior musical taste on your loved ones. So for your last-minute shopping p...



Neuharth: “Kids become psychotic; they have ... hallucinations.” Lee Chastain

Not Your Older Brother’s K2

As makers change the formula, the synthetic drugs get much more dangerous.
ERIC GRIFFEY
In 2011, Fort Worth Weekly ran a story about K2, the common name of a type of designer drug marketed by head shops as a legal alternative to marijuana. During the course of researching the story, a reporter asked several employ...


Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill try to keep it together after consuming lots of drugs in The Wolf of Wall Street.

Jordan Rules

Leonardo DiCaprio is really funny (wait … what?) in The Wolf of Wall Street.
KRISTIAN LIN
This I know about The Wolf of Wall Street: It’s not Martin Scorsese’s best movie, but it’s certainly his funniest. It really is a shame that this movie comes out one week after American Hustle, another period film about c...



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Daydream Believer

Ben Stiller searches for the essence of Life in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
KRISTIAN LIN
A highly likable movie that comes up short of its aims, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty bears little resemblance to the James Thurber short story that it’s based on and even less to the 1947 musical film starring Danny Kaye. ...


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Range Wars

A major drilling company makes its rep with aggressive tactics against critics.
PETER GORMAN
When Ron Gulla, a heavy-machinery salesman, leased the mineral rights on his Pennsylvania property in 2002, he said, he was told that standard vertical gas wells would be drilled and that in exchange for allowing the work, he...



Treviño’s chicken breast with a guacamole salad and a margarita are callin’ your name. Vishal Malhotra

Tasty Treviño’s

Small and modest, this new restaurant does Mexican creatively.
EDWARD BROWN
Inventive, affordable Mexican food is no longer a rarity in the 817, thanks to places like Paco and John’s, Mariposa’s Latin Kitchen, and a couple other restaurants whose chefs see more in the cuisine than fluffy rice and r...


Professor D headlines the New Year’s Eve show in Sundance Square.

The Calendar Turns

KRISTIAN LIN
It seems that this year, the place to be on New Year’s Eve is downtown. This isn’t to slight the events going on elsewhere. Stage West is holding its annual affair with music by the E-Flat Porch Band and a supper buffet tha...



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2014 Men of Fairmount Calendar

JIMMY FOWLER
Looking for a last minute Fort Worth-centric gift? Do you dig tatted-up dudes with long beards who aren’t reality TV assholes? Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on the 2014 Men of Fairmount Calendar, a twelve-month tour w...


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David Dewhurst Joins Ethan Couch Affluenza Conversation

Jeff Prince
That, ahem, symbol of ethical integrity Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has joined the public outcry against the criminal sentence given to Ethan Couch, the teenager who drove a pickup while intoxicated and caused an accident that kill...