Posts Tagged ‘good’

Driving the Limit

Pixar shifts into a lower gear and makes Cars into a leisurely scenic outing.
Kristian Lin
You could hear the tiniest stirrings of something on the internet about Cars. Not necessarily a backlash but something smaller: criticism of the movie’s trailer, saying the jokes were too cutesy and the cars with eyes in thei...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Waiting for “Superman” (PG) The latest documentary by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) details the failings of the American public education system. (Opens Friday)



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 6 Kimbell Art Museum Deputy Director Malcolm Warner lectures this afternoon on Scotland’s Old Master: Henry Raeburn. The painter, whose career spanned the 18th and 19th centuries, was widely acclaimed for his frankly re...


Complaints at City Hall

This new Keller eatery strives for fancy but achieves it only intermittently.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Arthouse in Keller is a mixed-use living/shopping development anchored at one end by City Hall Restaurant. The restaurant’s floor-to-vaulted-ceiling glass walls and maple-toned floor give it a resort feel, as if the place sho...



Club Sandwiches

Chow, Baby
Being more interested in the differences among people than the similarities, Chow, Baby is not much into activities that require a membership card — how boring to spend two hours talking about one small thing we have in commo...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Buried (R) Ryan Reynolds stars in this thriller as a man who finds himself buried alive in a coffin. Also with Stephen Tobolowsky, Samantha Mathis, José Luis García Pérez, and Erik Palladino. (Opens Friday in Dallas)



Wall Street Sequel: Gekko Insurance

A money man returns (our investment) after 23 years.
KRISTIAN LIN
Here’s an example of overthinking. Oliver Stone’s sequel to his 1987 hit Wall Street is entitled Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. The subtitle refers to a line by Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) in the original, which the se...


Gallery

Gallery
The title of The Art Corridor’s new exhibit Museum Staff Only comes from the fact that all five of the artists featured work in museums and are inevitably influenced by the impressive art that they see every day. The show at ...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 25 Texas Family Musicals closes out its season with two performances of Neil Simon’s chestnut The Sunshine Boys, about two old vaudeville actors who reunite one last time to reprise their routine for television. The sho...


Get Low: Awake at the Wake

Robert Duvall is magnificent in this lightweight period piece.
KRISTIAN LIN
A festival favorite at Sundance, SXSW, and Tribeca, Get Low finally comes to our theaters this week (specifically, to a regular run at several local theaters –– the film is already playing at the Modern Art Museum of Fort W...