Posts Tagged ‘doesn’t’

In Defense of Zim?

Last Call
The big news this week is the fate of The Moon and the evolution of the Ridglea Theater. When published a scathing editorial about city councilman W.B. “Zim” Zimmerman’s machinations in blocking the zoning ch...

In the Lane

For handicapped residents, independence is wheels on the street.
SARAH ANGLE Photos by Anna Routh Barzin
Larry is hard to miss. The 68-year-old is a big guy who gets around the streets of Fort Worth mainly in his motorized wheelchair. But on Dec. 10, a Fort Worth bus turning onto University Drive from White Settlement Road didn’...

Happy Feet Two: Heading South

The singing penguins poop out in this bizarre sequel.
I’m still trying to figure out how the disjointed and heavy-handed Happy Feet got such great reviews five years ago, but there’s no secret as to why it was such a big box-office hit: Six-year-old kids can’t resist the sig...

Low Heat

A famous director’s daughter makes an uninspired debut.
After several decades’ worth of movie directors’ sons taking up their fathers’ line of work, now we’re seeing directors’ daughters do the same, and not a minute too soon. The results have been unsurprisingly mixed. On...

How She Does It

Sarah Jessica Parker stars as a woman who has it all.
In our post-Oprah era, the overachieving mother who balances a high-profile job with keeping a perfect house and happy marriage should make for a fairly interesting film, one in which the compulsions to get everything 100 perce...

The Debt Doesn’t Pay

Though thrilling in spots, this spy caper doesn’t have enough action.
When it comes to spy agencies, Americans are typically familiar with four: the CIA, the old KGB, Britain’s Ml6, and Israel’s Mossad. This last is known for general badassery, a reputation built on shrewd intelligence and sw...

When Fairy Met Sally: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Even with Guillermo del Toro, this horror remake falls flat.
When Guillermo del Toro pronounces an old movie as the scariest thing he’s ever seen and announces plans to remake it, you sit up and take notice. You do it even if, like me, you can’t find the original 1973 TV movie that h...

Is The Caller There?

No, but she leaves an odd message before going off the rails.
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark isn’t the only film this week dealing with paranormal entities in an enclosed space. The unheralded thriller The Caller stars Rachelle Lefevre as Mary, a woman who has moved into an apartment in ...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Another Earth (PG-13) Brit Marling co-writes and stars in this indie sci-fi movie as an astronomy student seeking redemption for an accident she caused on the night a duplicate Earth is discovered in the sky. Also with...

Cal’s State: Crazy, Stupid, Love.

A great cast saves this romance from itself.
Not so long ago, a movie like Crazy, Stupid, Love. would have been released at the height of Oscar season and touted for awards. This dramedy set squarely in middle-class American life recalls the 2000 Best Picture-winning Amer...