Posts Tagged ‘don’

Splinter Cell

Kristian Lin
A satisfyingly little thriller in danger of getting lost at the multiplex, Traitor works better if you haven’t seen the TV spots. Don Cheadle portrays Samir Horn, a U.S. Army Special Forces soldier and a devout Muslim of ...


Ace Folds a Hand

Jeff Prince
Ragged children play in a San Antonio alleyway dotted with clothes hung out to dry and a strutting rooster. An artist captured the scene in 1932, an impressionistic look at life in one of the state’s hardscrabble pockets ...



Local Heroes? Who’d Know?

DAN MCGRAW
Since I was a little kid, I’ve always read the sports section of the daily newspaper before anything else. When I was a newspaper carrier, I would get my bundle on the corner, pull out the sports, and sit on that bundle u...


Just Say Whoa

Jeff Prince
A new group with influential members is preparing to challenge natural gas drilling inside Fort Worth city limits. The first order of business for the Coalition for a Reformed Drilling Ordinance (CREDO) will be to demand a mora...



“Bait” and Switch

Laurie Barker James
My sister’s a sushi freak. Even when I mocked her and said I would never eat what most people consider to be bait, she persisted.


Veinticuatro!

Laurie Barker James
Restaurants come and go, and in Southwest Arlington, the turnover is especially pronounced.



Saving Katia

Jeff Prince
Adopting orphans from foreign countries comes with risk, but Kathie Seidel was willing to roll the dice. She was hurting. She wanted to be a mother again. For more than 20 years she had showered love on her only child, Brian, a...


Death, Blood, and the Saint

ANTHONY MARIANI
Here’s what I remember of Derek St. Holmes: listening to “Stranglehold” over and over while doing curls with red Kmart weights in front of a full-length mirror in my stuffy attic bedroom nine million years ago.



Max Power

Steve Carell makes over a bumbling superspy for a new age in Get Smart.
Kristian Lin
Back in the summer of 1984, Beverly Hills Cop and Ghostbusters ruled the box offices as big-ticket action thrillers headlined by comedians.


Hebrew Hammer

Adam Sandler plays an Israeli superhero, with good and really bad results.
Kristian Lin
In Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up, the main character and his Jewish friends are huge fans of Steven Spielberg’s Munich: “Every movie with Jews, we’re the ones getting killed.