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Posts Tagged ‘good’

Onward (Yikes) Democracy

Static
The rain and cold didn’t keep them away. The fact that it was a midterm election didn’t stop them. Not even the mind-numbing confusion caused by a plethora of political commercials casting the candidates as thieves, liars, ...


All’s Jake at Jake’s

Last Call
I was a little amused a month or so ago when In-N-Out Burger announced that they would be opening a location in Fort Worth. I started reading and hearing little bits about an impending burger war, and this kind of cracked me up...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: GasLand (NR) Partially filmed in North Texas, Josh Fox’s documentary totes up the environmental costs of gas drilling in America. (Opens Friday in Dallas)


Moving the Bar on Barbecue

Chow, Baby
This week’s eating adventures just go to show how much Chow, Baby has grown — not as a person, but as a Texan. Being a carpetbagger, Chow, Baby used to treat barbecue no differently from steaks, tacos, burgers, pho, and the...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Howl (NR) James Franco stars in this dramatized account of the obscenity trial of Allen Ginsberg following publication of his 1957 poem. Also with Jon Hamm, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeff Daniels, Alessandro Nivola, Treat Wi...


Good Luck Drive-In Goods

After 40-plus years, this little soul-food joint is still going strong.
JIMMY FOWLER
The Good Luck Drive-In has been operating at its current address on West Rosedale Street at Lipscomb Avenue for about 40 years now. (Before that, the family-owned eatery operated in a West Rosedale location a few blocks closer ...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Man From Nowhere (NR) Not to be confused with Nowhere Boy, this Korean crime thriller stars Won Bin as an ex-con who’s caught up when he discovers his neighbor is using her young daughter (Kim Sae-ron) as a drug ...


Happy Barfday, Shampoo

Last Call
I woke up Monday morning thinking it was Tuesday. I’m sure you’ve done this before for various reasons. Maybe you had Friday off, and the long weekend threw off your schedule. Maybe you went into a coma on a Monday and woke...



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)