Movies

“Hack, Hack, Sweet Has-Been”

Jimmy Fowler
I’ve always thought that in horror/suspense flicks, women are more interesting as psycho killers than men. It’s empowering — in a trashy pop culture way – to watch a woman subvert all expectations of sweetness...


Save Our Schools, Superman

Kristian Lin
I had a lot of thoughts about the film Waiting for “Superman” that I couldn’t get into this week’s Film Shorts. This documentary an infuriating movie on many levels, not only because it depicts widesprea...



“Jackass 3D” Gives MPAA the Willies

Jimmy Fowler
  The blabosphere is all worked up over the fact that the upcoming Jackass 3D earned its R rating primarily for “male nudity” – only the third feature film after Eat Pray Love and Grown Ups to be age-restricted for an ap...


Hilliard, Mosley on “The Other Side”

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Arts” page explores the ongoing creative collaboration between filmmakers-UTA grads Justin Hilliard and Frank Mosley. The Other Side of Paradise, Hilliard’s 2009 dark comedy co-starring Mosley and Hilliard...



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...