Movies

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...



“The Popcorn List” Debuts

Kristian Lin
If you’re looking for a replacement for the recently canceled At the Movies, a possible candidate is making its debut tonight for TV viewers with Time Warner Cable. The Popcorn List is hosted by Rainy Flynn and Devin Pike...


Lights Out for “At the Movies”

Kristian Lin
A bit of TV history dies in a few hours when the last new episode of At the Movies is broadcast at 3:40 a.m. local time. Don’t feel bad if you don’t stay up to watch. I’m not doing it, for one thing. For anoth...



The Return of “Brewster McCloud”

Jimmy Fowler
One of my favorite 1970s movie rarities was just released on DVD – Robert Altman’s trippy, chaotic, and sweet-natured Icarus riff Brewster McCloud (1970). It arrived in theaters after M*A*S*H and before McCabe and Mrs Mille...


This Blog Post Is Kick-Ass

Kristian Lin
The headline just doesn’t have the same ring as the one on my review of Kick-Ass, does it? I wanted to get my leftover thoughts about the movie closer to its DVD release last Tuesday, but more pressing matters intervened. Jus...