Posts Tagged ‘doesn’t’

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: After.Life (R) Christina Ricci stars in this supernatural thriller as a young woman who may or may not have died in a car accident and may or may not get buried alive by a sinister funeral director (Liam Neeson). Also ...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Clash of the Titans (PG-13) Where have you gone, Harry Hamlin? This remake of the 1981 fantasy-adventure film stars Sam Worthington as Perseus, sent on a mythical quest to save Andromeda (Alexa Davalos) and rid humanit...



Belly Up to City Pig BBQ

The new Hospital District ’cue joint offers traditional fare and excellent desserts.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
City Pig BBQ’s black-and-orange storefront on 8th Avenue doesn’t look like much. You might drive right past and not realize it’s actually a restaurant, save for the number of cars in the parking lot and the steady foot tr...


School Sucks for Wimpy Kid

The preteen hero of this movie is uncool. Sadly, so is the movie.
KRISTIAN LIN
The clunky family movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid shares its title with a successful series of novels by Jeff Kinney, though the plot comes only from the first book. The wimpy kid in the title is Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon), an 11...



A Million Little Peaces

A TCU prof found Happy-ness in the worst places.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Titled after his college nickname, Alex Lemon’s Happy is another in a slew of memoirs in the vein of Boy Meets Obstacle, Boy Overcomes Obstacle, Boy Finds Redemption. Typically in such books, a self-destructive young man –...


Blood and Snow

Even after 30 Days of Night, this film can’t put a new twist on the vampire genre.
Kristian Lin
Since Bram Stoker’s Dracula was published 110 years ago, doing something new with vampires in any storytelling medium has gotten to be extremely difficult.



Bad Religion

Listen Up
Here’s the truest thing we can say about New Maps of Hell, Bad Religion’s latest: “Well, it’s definitely a Bad Religion album.”


Go Toward the Light

Good day, Sunshine! Danny Boyle’s space opera is intensely beautiful.
Kristian Lin
Sunshine has nothing to do with the similarly titled 2000 film that starred Ralph Fiennes as three generations of Hungarian Jews living through the 20th century, though oddly enough, they share an actor in common: Mark Strong.



Freezing Spell

While Harry Potter loses a loved one, his fifth movie loses something else.
Kristian Lin
The opening scene of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix takes place in brilliant sunshine, which we don’t often see in these movies.


Cute is What We Aim For

The Show
This week, thousands of bands will be crisscrossing the Metroplex on their way to and from the annual SXSW Music Festival in Austin.