Posts Tagged ‘films’
Dave Bautista and RZA tangle near the end of "The Man With the Iron Fists."

Iron Fists: Wu, No!

This hip-hop kung fu flick is for RZA fans and no one else.
KRISTIAN LIN
Before he called himself RZA and conquered a big swath of the hip-hop world, Robert Fitzgerald Diggs was a teenager in New York, escaping his rough childhood by watching kung fu movies at theaters in Times Square. His love of t...


The Details opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Details (R) Jacob Aaron Estes (Mean Creek) writes and directs this black comedy about an unscrupulous doctor (Tobey Maguire) whose marriage and career are destroyed when a family of raccoons invades his backyard. A...



The Official Sid Radner Houdini Seance is tonight at 8:15pm at The Masonic Center.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 31 No day like Halloween for conducting a seance, but the Official Sid Radner Houdini Seance is no ordinary affair. This event, sanctioned by the famous magician’s estate, is the first of its kind to be held in Fort W...


This is my idea of fun, playing video games. Wreck-It Ralph (center) pours out his troubles to his fellow video-game villains.

Wreck-It Ralph: Pixel Sticks

A video-game bad guy’s crisis brings this charming Disney comedy to life.
KRISTIAN LIN
We’ve seen much of Disney’s new animated film, Wreck-It Ralph, before. Movies like Despicable Me and Megamind have already spun traditional stories by adopting the bad guys’ point of view. The Toy Story series mined the s...



Flight: Get High

Denzel owns Zemeckis’ powerful return to live-action filmmaking.
COLE WILLIAMS
Some people make getting back in the swing of things look all too easy. Take Robert Zemeckis, who makes his return to live-action movies with Flight. After more than 10 years of making computer-animated movies like The Polar Ex...


Gerard Butler stars as a legendary surfer in Chasing Mavericks opening Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Beauty Is Embarrassing (NR) Neil Berkeley’s documentary profile of artist Wayne White. (Opens Friday in Dallas) Blues for Willadean (NR) Del Shores adapts his own play about an abused Texas housewife (Beth Grant) who...



Victoria Justice (dressed as Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz") and Jane Levy (dressed as a sexy cat) search for a little boy on Halloween in "Fun Size."

Fun Size: Late-Night Justice

This Halloween comedy sends you home with less candy than expected.
KRISTIAN LIN
This sounds like a canny piece of counterprogramming. Every year, the movie studios pollute October with another grim batch of horror sequels about ghosts, demons, and slashers. So why not go the other way and put out a Hallowe...


Tyler Perry stars in this adaptation of James Patterson’s novel about a homicide cop who confronts a serial killer (Matthew Fox).

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Alex Cross (PG-13) Tyler Perry stars in this adaptation of James Patterson’s novel about a homicide cop who confronts a serial killer (Matthew Fox). Also with Giancarlo Esposito, Edward Burns, Rachel Nichols, Jean Re...



A new victim from the future materializes in front of Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper.

Super Looper

This sci-fi thriller will wow you, then go back in time and wow you again.
KRISTIAN LIN
You can’t accuse Rian Johnson of lacking ambition. Best known for his polarizing debut film, the 2006 high-school noir picture Brick, Johnson has come up rapidly through low-budget indie cinema. His third film, Looper, is his...


Hey yo, hey yo, hey yo, hey yo! These girls look good. Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Brittany Snow, Anna Kendrick, and Alexis Knapp in "Pitch Perfect."

Pitch Perfect: College Notes

It’s the Bring It On of a cappella singing competitions!
KRISTIAN LIN
Between Glee, YouTube, and TV’s various singing competition shows, our pop culture is awash in cover songs like never before. That’s why the spectacle of a bunch of mostly white college girls covering Blackstreet’s “No ...