Posts Tagged ‘franks’

Good Luck to 1919

John Q. Reader
To the editor: I enjoyed reading Jimmy Fowler’s story on 1919 Hemphill (“Evolving at 1919,” Oct. 12, 2011). It’s a unique place for music, films, causes, and so forth — an island of blue in this area’s sea of red. W...


Franks Cleared

betty.brink
On Thursday, Western Hills High School sociology teacher Kristopher Franks was cleared of all wrongdoing by interim Fort Worth schools superintendent Walter Dansby in a case that flared up last week when Franks sent a student, ...



Super: Frank’s Last Shot

This movie is not Kick-Ass. It’s an intriguing, flawed latecomer.
KRISTIAN LIN
It’s a chestnut, but it does bear repeating: Sometimes getting there first matters most. The comic-book satire Super reaches us about a year after Kick-Ass did, and it definitely comes off looking late to the superhero costum...


I’ve Gone Bright Red

Mark this senior citizen spy thriller as flawed but enjoyable.
KRISTIAN LIN
Plush and inoffensive, Red is based on a relatively obscure graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, but it bears very little resemblance to its source. Ellis’ bare-bones narrative and Hamner’s hard-edged illustratio...



Hit Me Again

Ben Kingsley beats the bottle, but his movie loses the war.
Kristian Lin
Of all the living actors who’ve been knighted by the queen of England, have any of them found their way into more crappy movies than Sir Ben Kingsley?