Posts Tagged ‘film’

One Day: Same Time Next Year

The book is so much better than this bland romance.
KRISTIAN LIN
The term “sophomore jinx” doesn’t apply to One Day, because this isn’t the second film for director Lone Scherfig. This isn’t even her second film in English, in fact. Still, it feels like the sophomore jinx has bitte...


Shorts

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As the summer winds down, you don’t have to take your movie-watching children to see the latest Spy Kids installment. Instead, you can spend the middle of the week taking them to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, where The...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Devil’s Double (R) Dominic Cooper stars in this drama (based on real-life events) as both Uday Hussein and an Iraqi man hired to impersonate Saddam Hussein’s son for security purposes. Also with Ludivine Sagnie...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 10 Based on a popular anime series that takes place in some vaguely Western setting, Trigun: Badlands Rumble observes the continuing adventures of Vash the Stampede, a buffoonish pacifist outlaw who defeats bad guys witho...



The Help: Maid in Mississippi

A best-selling novel becomes this charming, flawed movie.
KRISTIAN LIN
When Kathryn Stockett’s debut novel The Help became a huge popular success in 2009, Hollywood studios immediately rushed in with offers to have A-list filmmakers adapt the book for the big screen. The author held out, though,...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
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...



Knife Premieres

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Fort Worth filmmaker James Johnston is getting a lot of buzz for his new short, Knife: A Portrait of Revenge. After the Weekly wrote a cover story on him, (“Cool Customer,” June 1, 2011), he popped up in a New York Times st...


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...