Movies

R.I.P. Brittany Murphy

Kristian Lin
I got knocked back by the news that Brittany Murphy has died at the age of 32, apparently of natural causes. She had a run in the early part of this decade landing lead roles in Hollywood movies. In retrospect, that was a mista...


Goldthwait Strikes Gold

Jimmy Fowler
Fans of twisted comedies in general – and 1980s’ standup turned filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait in particular – shouldn’t miss ”World’s Greatest Dad,” released on DVD last week. Since the movie stars longtime Gold...



FW Indie Comedy Needs Extras

Jimmy Fowler
Hold It Now Films and director Patrick Johnson are shooting an indie feature around Fort Worth called “The High Schooler’s Guide to College Parties.” As the title suggests, it’s a comedy – the story concerns a high sc...


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 ...



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...