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Smooth-pop-rocker Son of Stan will welcome 2015 tonight at Shipping & Receiving.

Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) Two of the nicest people in town, Nicole Ofeno and Raef Payne, will be following their creative dreams to New York City soon, and for their bon voyage party –– tonight at Shipping & Receiving (201 S. Calhoun St., 81...


"Nightcrawler" is one of the best movies this year by a first-time filmmaker.

The Best Filmmaking Debuts of 2014

Kristian Lin
If you read this blog regularly, you know that I don’t do a list of breakout talents every year. In 2014, however, I saw an unusual number of excellent movies from first-time filmmakers who had never directed a nondocumentary...



Jesus Christ! A Spanish bank robber fires back at pursuing police in "Witching and Bitching."

The Best Movie Moments of 2014

Kristian Lin
I did this feature last year and received enough response to encourage me to bring it back this year. This is my rundown of the most memorable moments from the year in cinema. As you can tell by the titles, some of these movies...


James Franco and Randall Park in "The Interview."

Screw You, North Korea! I Saw The Interview.

Kristian Lin
When last we checked in with The Interview, Sony Pictures had pulled the film from theaters and been roundly criticized for it. Since then, though, the company reversed course and put the movie out in select theaters around the...



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The Best Movie Dialogue of 2014

Kristian Lin
Welcome to the first of several blog posts in which I discuss the year in movies. This year, I’m starting with an annual post that I love compiling every year, a selection of the best dialogue I heard in the theater. Like man...


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Give Jason Garrett A Fedora, Tony Romo An Apology

Jeff Prince
The Dallas Cowboys head coach couldn’t lead his team to a winning record in his first three seasons, and fans questioned his abilities. The quarterback was mega-talented but couldn’t seem to win when it counted. Fan...



Celine and Jesse go boating in "Before Sunset"

The Best Movies of 2004

Kristian Lin
The end of the year is a time to look back, and most movie critics are content to compile a Top 10 list for the year and be done with it. I thought I’d re-rank the movies of 2004 and see whether time, age, the culture, or any...


James Franco and Seth Rogen wait for their movie to be released in "The Interview"

North Korea Ruins My Thursday Evening (Updated)

Kristian Lin
I was supposed to see The Interview last night. There was a press screening scheduled for the comedy about an assassination plot against Kim Jong-un, and I was going to attend, terrorist threat or no. It’s not often that ...



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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) To help raise funds for Ashley, a young woman battling cancer, a bunch of talented local lads and lasses will gather on Saturday night at The Grotto (517 University Dr., 817-882-9331). The headliners will be the loud and ro...


FORT WORTH AT SUNUP (courtesy usapics)

Fort Worth Is Country’s Fastest-Growing Big City

Jeff Prince
People better get used to the idea of Fort Worth growing like a weed. Well, not a weed, a lovely flower. Earlier this month, U.S. Census Bureau information showed that the country’s fastest growing big city with at least ...