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Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Good, the Bad, and the Weird (R) This Korean Western by Kim Ji-woon (A Tale of Two Sisters) stars Jung Woo-sung, Lee Byung-hyun, and Song Kang-ho as outlaws in 1930s Manchuria who fight each other, Chinese bandits,...


Knight and Day: Up in the Air

Cruise and Diaz star in this action-comedy. What’s it about, again?
KRISTIAN LIN
I’m not in the habit of using the word “piffle.” Yet that sprang to mind as I was watching Knight and Day, and the more I thought about it, the more appropriate the outdated word seemed. This plush escapist thriller/roman...



Dragon Tattoo: I Love Playing with Fire

Revenge is Swede in this film version of the hot detective novel.
KRISTIAN LIN
It’s not every week that a Swedish novelist who’s been dead for six years makes the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Such is the engrossing power of Stieg Larsson’s posthumously published Millennium trilogy of Swedish-langu...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Jonah Hex (PG-13) Josh Brolin stars in this Western based on a comic-book series about a facially scarred, supernaturally powered bounty hunter who’s contracted by the U.S. government to stop an old nemesis (John Mal...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 16 The double bass is called that because it goes an octave below the cello, and in recent decades heavyweight composers such as Elliott Carter, Einojuhani Rautavaara, John Harbison, Christopher Rouse, and Gian Carlo Meno...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The A-Team (PG-13) The big-screen version of the 1980s TV show about four wrongly convicted fugitives (Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson) hiring themselves out as soldiers o...



The Karate Kid: Kung Fu Shuffle

Rest easy, Daniel-san. This remake is a worthy successor.
KRISTIAN LIN
All right, this is bugging me: Why is this movie entitled The Karate Kid? I understand why the filmmakers would want to keep the title of the 1984 movie that they were remaking, but this new version is set in China and revolves...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Killers (PG-13) Katherine Heigl stars in this action-comedy as a woman who discovers that her new husband (Ashton Kutcher) is actually a secret government agent being targeted by assassins. Also with Catherine O’Hara...



Curtain’s Up on Q Cinema

Big Ticket
The 12th Annual Q Cinema Gay & Lesbian Film Festival boasts half a dozen Southwest premieres including romantic comedies, political documentaries, and dramas about the intersection of religion and homophobia. But the most a...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Survival of the Dead (R) The latest zombie movie by George Romero is about a group of human survivors trying to live long enough to develop a cure to return the zombies to human state. Starring Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth...