Movies

Facebook on the Screen

Kristian Lin
Surprising no one, The Social Network was the most-watched film over the weekend. Now that my review of the movie is finally up on this site, I can post a bunch of links regarding the movie. Wired previews the film and does a p...


Three Hollywood Obits

Kristian Lin
Eddie Fisher passed away on Wednesday at age 82. He was initially known as a talented recording star, but his musical career was essentially killed by the arrival of rock and roll and the fallout after he dumped his wife Debbie...



Huckabee Screenwriting Workshop

Jimmy Fowler
Tom Huckabee, one of our fave area filmmakers (Carried Away), will conduct a screenwriting workshop for adults as part of Arts Fifth Avenue’s fall class schedule. The seven week workshop runs every Tuesday night 6:30-8:30pm O...


Facebook Enemies

Jimmy Fowler
David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin’s movie The Social Network — getting its nationwide release next weekend — appears poised to take a dramatic dump on Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and, to a lesser extent, the ...



R.I.P., Claude Chabrol

Kristian Lin
“I love murder,” the French film director reputedly once said. Indeed, many characters in his movies meet swift, brutal, meaningless deaths, so it seems incongruous that Claude Chabrol passed away Sunday at the age ...


Go “Beyond the Door” Again

Jimmy Fowler
Attention, fans of The Last Exorcism: I hadn’t updated my Netflix queue in two or three weeks, and among the DVD flotsam that was recently mailed to me was 1974’s Beyond the Door – a demonic possession flick whose TV comm...



Bands For Brandi Mighty Dandy

Jeff Prince
The Grotto was packed on Sunday as friends of Brandi Dickey piled into the Fort Worth bar to listen to rock music, drink booze, buy raffle tickets, and raise money for medical treatments. Proceeds go to Dickey, an Azle woman ba...


Cliburn Documentary Airs Tonight

Kristian Lin
If you missed A Surprise in Texas when it came out in theaters, you can catch up to it on TV tonight. Peter Rosen’s documentary on the 2009 Van Cliburn Piano Competition airs at 7:00 and again at 8:30 on KERA-TV. While we...



R.I.P., Satoshi Kon

Kristian Lin
Sad news from Japan: Animated film director Satoshi Kon has died of pancreatic cancer at age 47. At first it appeared that the news was some cruel Internet hoax, but his animation studio has confirmed his death. Many great arti...


Jacksboro Hwy Ain’t Jack Next To China Jam

Jeff Prince
Driving on Jacksboro Highway has been a pain lately because of a repaving job that seems to be dragging on for weeks. But the 10 extra minutes it takes to traverse that Fort Worth roadway ain’t jack compared to the 10-day...