Posts Tagged ‘film’

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 27 Having starred in the 1980 workplace comedy 9 to 5 and written the movie’s famous title song, Dolly Parton wrote a batch of entirely new songs to help turn the film into a Broadway musical, which premiered in 2009 to...


A Widow Needs A Little Help

Jenna Fischer finally gets the starring role in this indie drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
Steve Carell isn’t the only star of TV’s The Office with a movie out this week. Jenna Fischer charmed millions of viewers portraying the sweetly downtrodden receptionist on that show, but she’s never come close to having ...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13) Chris Evans stars in this superhero flick as a U.S. Army reject during World War II who submits to a medical experiment to turn him into a supersoldier. Also with Hayley Atwel...


The Next Wave

Big Ticket
The Lois Weber Film Festival in Grand Prairie is devoted to movies directed by women. Looking over the selections on offer, you might be struck by how little the films have in common. Yet no one would bat an eyelash if a festiv...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Page One: Inside the New York Times (R) Andrew Rossi (Eat This New York) directs this documentary that follows journalists on the famed newspaper’s Media Desk as they chronicle their own rapidly changing industry. (O...


Sauceda Rocks Out

A local filmmaker teams up with the Butterfly Connection.
KRISTIAN LIN
For his first feature film, The Fandango Sisters, José Juan Sauceda shot his rock music drama at various Fort Worth locations (Rose Marine Theatre, 1919 Hemphill, Norris Conference Center) and used a number of Fort Worth bands...



The Tree of Life: Pictures at an Exhibition

Terrence Malick ponders life, the universe, and everything.
KRISTIAN LIN
The fifth film in 38 years by reclusive Texas auteur Terrence Malick is The Tree of Life, the polarizing film that drew boos and walkouts when it premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and yet went on to win the top pr...


Dance Flicks

Big Ticket
The Modern Art Museum and Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth have long been partners in a summer festival of modern dance, but this year’s version has a new element. Modern Film Fest 2011 is a selection of films from Lincoln Cente...



Transformers: Cock-Eyed Optimus

We take apart this robot saga, except the 3D effects.
KRISTIAN LIN
Hey, I’m back! I know. I missed the second Transformers movie. Sorry, everyone. But I’m here now to write about the third installment, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, in which Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) helps the Autobots ...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Bad Teacher (R) Cameron Diaz stars in this comedy as a hard-drinking, foul-mouthed junior high schoolteacher who’s forced to shape up to win the heart of an idealistic substitute teacher (Justin Timberlake). Also wit...