Movies

Aughts of Laughs

Jimmy Fowler
Character actor and Fort Worth resident Patrick Cranshaw died in December 2005 at the age of 86. He worked constantly until the end playing small but memorable film and TV roles with names like Uncle Earl, Grandpa, Pappy, and â...


Scouring the Fest

Jimmy Fowler
Since the “Weekly”’s blog coverage of the Lone Star International Film Festival doesn’t automatically leap out at you from this website, here’s an easy link. One of the festival’s most anticipated flicks, “The Mes...



Stay Off the Liquor, Twi-Hards

Kristian Lin
I don’t know about this: Now restaurants and bars with Buzztime are featuring Twilight trivia on Fridays during the month of November. Um, do we want to be giving 12- and 13-year-old girls a reason to hang out in bars? Al...


Ewoks on the Wild Side

Jimmy Fowler
The ewoks from 1983’s “Return of the Jedi” were largely responsible for cooling my passion for the original “Star Wars” franchise. Cute and mischevious to a teeth-grinding extreme, they appeared to have been created b...



Coen Brothers Hold True Grit Auditions at Billy Bob’s

Anthony Mariani
Paramount Pictures and the Academy Award-winning Coen brothers (No Country for Old Men; Fargo; O Brother, Where Art Thou?; The Big Lebowski) are remaking the John Wayne classic True Grit and will be holding auditions for the le...


Drive-Ins of the Dead

Jimmy Fowler
Every Halloween season, this boy’s fancy turns to… the memory of drive-in movie theaters around North Texas. I spent quite a few 1970s childhood hours with my family there. Most of those lost hours were dedicated to wat...



Spike Lee and “Good Hair”

Kristian Lin
When I was watching Good Hair, I was disappointed that the filmmakers didn’t use this clip from Spike Lee’s 1990 collegiate musical School Daze, with the straight-haired girls facing off against the nappy-haired one...


Movie Piracy Blues

Jimmy Fowler
More than a dozen years ago, I was one of two official film critics for another publication. What innocent days those were. They were largely devoid of cell phone cameras, internet digital streaming, black market websites, larg...



Picks of the Fall Film Litter

Jimmy Fowler
Fort Worth filmgoers will get a chance to sneak-preview some of this fall’s Prestige Pics thanks to “Star-T” movie scribe Christopher Kelly and The Modern’s Oct 1-4 showcase “Modern Cinema 2009: Great Movies You Haven...


Baby Monster

Jimmy Fowler
It’s that season again – the time when fans of horror, suspense and speculative cinema are scrambling to find something fresh to watch. Let me recommend a low-budget satiric shocker that generated quite a buzz at this yearâ...