Movies

Gas Drilling Doc on HBO

Jimmy Fowler
If you thought “Barnett Shale” was a character on King of the Hill, then you obviously haven’t been keeping up with the Weekly’s longtime reporting on natural gas drilling in North Texas. Tonight (Monday) at 8pm, HBO wi...


Soccer Goes to the Movies

Kristian Lin
I’m Kristian Lin, but for the duration of the World Cup soccer tournament, you can call me Brad Janovich. I’m not as bad as that guy, though. For one, I don’t do the scarf thing. That might work over in the U.K., but it...



Ticked-Off Group Protests “Ticked-Off”

Jimmy Fowler
Dallas director Israel Luna’s “transploitation” thriller Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives seems to attract attention wherever it goes – and usually not the positive kind. Ticked-Off is receiving its Southwest premiere a...


“Sex and the City 2: Gays and Cliches”

Jimmy Fowler
With scathing reviews and disappointing holiday box office, it looks like a herd of loyal female and gay male fans couldn’t save Sex and the City 2 from being labeled a massive flop. The trailers made the movie look wretched,...



Great Books: John Waters

Jimmy Fowler
Here’s your summer reading assignment: John Waters just released a new collection of essays called Role Models. It’s a beautifully indulgent litany of “The Pope of Trash”’s artistic obsessions that also manages to be ...


Ease On Down the Road

Jimmy Fowler
Few images from my childhood movie memories are freakier than the stage and TV actress Mabel King (pictured below) as Evilene in Sidney Lumet’s 1978 film version of the Broadway show The Wiz. BET will be screening that flick,...



World’s Worst Rapper Appearing In Arlington

Jeff Prince
Kim Feil of Arlington encouraged us to check out a YouTube clip under the name kimfeilgood to see a “white lady rapping an environmental plea to stop a proposed gas well next to the Cowboys Stadium.” The white lady uses pha...


Pianos on the Screen, and One in the Lobby

Kristian Lin
Spotted last weekend at Rave Motion Pictures Ridgmar 13: A classical pianist playing a baby grand piano in the lobby. The west Fort Worth theater is the only one in Tarrant County showing the Van Cliburn documentary A Surprise ...



Come Back to the Fort, Ruta Lee, Ruta Lee

Jimmy Fowler
Longtime fans of Fort Worth theater will of course recognize the name Ruta Lee. The saucy, platinum-haired grande dame has graced the Casa Manana stage off and on for five decades. She’ll be returning in October to star in th...


The Not Gay Actor (or, WTF, Ramin Setoodeh?)

Kristian Lin
Ramin Setoodeh’s recent culture piece in Newsweek last week has set off quite the conflagration in the gay blogosphere, with repercussions for those of us who care deeply about theater, movies, and TV. Let’s start from the ...