Archive for July, 2014
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Lone Star Film Screens 1982′s “The Thing”

JIMMY FOWLER
Someone at the Lone Star Film Society has great taste in B-movies. As part of its ArthouseFW series, the Society will screen John Carpenter’s 1982 remake of The Thing 10pm Fri Feb 28 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. My...


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Fools Rush In

Legislators consider bringing high-level radioactive waste to Texas.
KAREN HADDEN
The Texas Legislature will hold hearings this year on the supposed benefits of our state storing the very hottest type of radioactive waste. Only political greed overriding common sense could account for such a stupid idea. Whe...



Alexandra Lawrence and William Earl Ray star in Amphibian Stage Productions’ latest.

Bank Job: Laughs and Loot

Though the characters’ backstories could have been heftier, Amphibian’s current production glimmers like gold.
JIMMY FOWLER
“Do you think we’ll be assigned the same prison cell?” a terrified Russell (Leicester Landon) asks his brother and criminal accomplice Tracey (Marshall York) soon after the two have committed armed robbery. Russell obviou...


Igneous Grimm's sophomore album, Everything Is the Same Thing, is pure country-psychedelia.

Igneous Grimm: Country-Psychedelia (UPDATED)

HEARSAY
Igneous Grimm is now connected. Somewhat. Back in the day, the country-psychedelic band lived in 1972 (“Igneous Grimm Spaces In,” Nov. 17, 2010). Now the Cleburne sextet’s music can be found on Bandcamp and SoundCloud, an...



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The Orbans: Return Orbit

Life intervened, but now The Orbans have a successor to their groundbreaking first album.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Only a few years ago, The Orbans might have been the biggest band in North Texas, packing shows across the region, everyone no doubt drawn by the quintet’s polished, melodic, and smart yet rugged pop-rock. And if you missed a...


Stout: “I had no idea when I met that mother and her kittens six years ago that it was going to change my life.” Lee Chastain

Feral Fight

Bedford advocates are still working for a trap-and-release policy.
EDWARD BROWN
Connie Stout is an animal right activist, but she didn’t plan on becoming the local spokesperson for a feral cat program known as trap-neuter-release. However, that’s the role the Bedford resident has played in her town for...



James Sullivan’s “Head With Rocks in Mouth”

Gallery

The Gallery at UTA
GALLERY
UTA’s current exhibit opened back on the 17th, but it’s only getting around to having its opening reception this Friday at 5:30pm. The show features James Sullivan’s sculptures of human-like figures and Alice Leora Briggs...


Young Jiro Horikoshi holds an imaginary conversation with an Italian aviation pioneer in The Wind Rises.

Jiro Dreams of Aircraft

Oscar-nominated and ethically complicated, The Wind Rises lifts you up.
KRISTIAN LIN
I never took Hayao Miyazaki seriously when he claimed that The Wind Rises would be his last movie. It seems that the now-73-year-old director has a habit of announcing his retirement and then going back on it, and he has done t...



Anton Yelchin tries to get rid of a package that someone else left at his apartment in Odd Thomas.

Odd One Out

The less you know about Odd Thomas going in, the better.
KRISTIAN LIN
Probably the best way to see Odd Thomas is the way I saw it. I went in cold, not knowing anything about the story or the cast or even about the highly regarded Dean Koontz novel that it’s based on. I wound up being happily su...


Norred: “They don’t want to take responsibility.” Courtesy Warren Norred

Aggie Vanishing Act

The sale of Texas Wesleyan’s law school to A&M has left alumni out in the cold.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Last September, alumni of the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law were invited to a meeting in downtown Fort Worth at the building that once housed their 24-year-old alma mater. A month earlier, Texas A&M University had...