Posts Tagged ‘films’
Dead Man’s Burden opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Dead Man’s Burden (NR) Jared Moshe’s Western stars Barlow Jacobs and Clare Bowen as a brother and sister who discover each other’s buried secrets as they reunite on their farm in New Mexico in 1870. Also with Dav...


Yep, that’s Tyrese Gibson leaping onto a speeding car to avoid being crushed by a tank in Fast & Furious 6.

The Crash U.K.

The Fast & Furious series gets less real, and that’s a good thing.
KRISTIAN LIN
’Round about the end of 2011, I started hearing some serious film writers cop to enjoying Fast Five, the fifth chapter in the Fast and Furious series that stretches all the way back to 2001. It made me start wondering whether...



A shrunken M.K. comes eyeball to eyeball with a talking slug in "Epic."

Epic: Falling Leaves

An animated movie needs more than good looks, as this one proves.
KRISTIAN LIN
Chris Wedge first made a splash directing Ice Age 11 years ago, and while he has kept busy since then voicing Scrat the Squirrel through that movie’s numerous sequels, he has largely stayed out of the director’s chair. Epic...


Star Trek Into Darkness opens Thursday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Star Trek Into Darkness (PG-13) Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) leads the crew of the Enterprise on a manhunt for a rogue Federation operative (Benedict Cumberbatch). Also with Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Simon Pe...



The Great Gatsby opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Great Gatsby (PG-13) Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!) adapts F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel about a 1920s writer (Tobey Maguire) who witnesses the tragically doomed romance between his cousin (Carey Mulligan) and a weal...


Upstream

Upstream Color: Tantalizing

Don’t go looking for meaning here. Just enjoy the ride.
JIMMY FOWLER
Critics have called Shane Carruth’s Dallas-filmed sophomore feature Upstream Color a lot of things: obscure, elliptical, cryptic. It’s true that Carruth, the North Texas-raised auteur who made a film festival splash with hi...



They’re not Riggs and Murtaugh but Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle catching bad guys in Iron Man 3.

Iron Man 3: Terror Plot

Though unessential, Marvel Studios’ latest superhero blockbuster sizzles.
STEVE STEWARD
Was giving former Hollywood wunderkind Shane Black the keys to Iron Man’s ignition something of a crazy bet? Because the writer-director hasn’t been a sure thing in years. The only bona fide hit he’s ever had was Lethal W...


"Iron Man 3" opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Iron Man 3 (PG-13) Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is forced into hiding by a string of bombings masterminded by The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) in the series’ latest installment. Also with Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, G...



Tye Sheridan, Matthew McConaughey, and Jacob Lofland are up a tree (in a boat) in Mud.

Mud: A Clear Vision

Right and wrong may be clear to the men in this drama — but not to anyone else.
STEVE STEWARD
In his previous film, Take Shelter, filmmaker Jeff Nichols relied on subtle direction and the exigencies of financial peril to ground the apocalyptic, magical reality through which his protagonist suffered. In Nichols’ latest...


Mark Wahlberg covets a rich man's possessions in "Pain & Gain."

Pain & Gain: Muscle Bay

What’s this? Michael Bay goes small-scale, and it’s not too bad.
KRISTIAN LIN
Wonders never cease. Here’s Michael Bay, director of the Transformers movies and various other crimes against cinema, taking time out to helm a caper flick that has an actual story and characters and all that stuff. At $25 mi...