Movies

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...



“Ticked-Off Trannies” At Midnight

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s cover story tells the tale of Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives – a stylish B-movie revenge saga shot in Fort Worth, Arlington, and Dallas – and the passionate national protests that rose up against it. Here’s...


More Thoughts on “The Kids Are All Right”

Kristian Lin
Because The Kids Are All Right played in Dallas before it came here, I was able to see the film three times before I wrote it up (a luxury that I very seldom enjoy), and I’ve been poring over it the way other people have been...



“Searching for Sonny”? Here’s a New Clue

Kristian Lin
The word’s out from local filmmaker (and Weekly profilee) Andrew Disney. For the low, low price of $5, you can get a sneak peek at his upcoming movie Searching for Sonny. If you donate to his fund-raising campaign at Kick...


Walt Disney: Big Jerk or Super Big Jerk?

Jimmy Fowler
Starting tonight, Circle Theatre will present the final weekend of its engrossing Southwest premiere Something Intangible, and as this week’s ”Stage” review indicates, Bruce Graham’s script depicts a thinly veiled Walt ...