Posts Tagged ‘good’

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 31 Oh, this is too good to be true. Former Delaware Tea Party U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, the first politician we can remember who felt the need to make a TV ad saying that she wasn’t a witch, appears a...


A Lame Old Fashioned Orgy

Though occasionally funny, this sexually preoccupied comedy fails to deliver.
STEVE STEWARD
Aiming for the sort of hi-larious raunch that appeals to people who grew up on a diet of Porky’s, Meatballs, and the scattered, precious moments of unscrambled Playboy Channel, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy engages in some middli...



Fright Night: Meet the Neighbor

For a wig-flipper, this remake hits the spot.
STEVE STEWARD
The latest in Hollywood’s slovenly 21st-century penchant for remakes, Fright Night updates the blood-spattered 1985 vampire classic with ample humor and pitch-perfect performances, seasoned with some charmingly low-budget dig...


The Help: Maid in Mississippi

A best-selling novel becomes this charming, flawed movie.
KRISTIAN LIN
When Kathryn Stockett’s debut novel The Help became a huge popular success in 2009, Hollywood studios immediately rushed in with offers to have A-list filmmakers adapt the book for the big screen. The author held out, though,...



Bad Dad?

In his new book, the Star-T watchdog recounts a personal episode that led to global notoriety.
BETTY BRINK
Bad dad? Naaah. Frustrated dad? Angry dad? “I’m gonna teach this smart-mouth kid a lesson” dad? Oh, yes. Anyone who’s ever raised a child has been there. But “bad” Dave Lieber is not. By all accounts, Lieber is a re...


Support Your Local Institutions

Chow, Baby
I have friends who have lived in New York City for almost a decade now but have never visited the Empire State Building. They always mean to, but … you know, it’s not like it’s going anywhere. I feel the same way about so...



Cal’s State: Crazy, Stupid, Love.

A great cast saves this romance from itself.
KRISTIAN LIN
Not so long ago, a movie like Crazy, Stupid, Love. would have been released at the height of Oscar season and touted for awards. This dramedy set squarely in middle-class American life recalls the 2000 Best Picture-winning Amer...


A Widow Needs A Little Help

Jenna Fischer finally gets the starring role in this indie drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
Steve Carell isn’t the only star of TV’s The Office with a movie out this week. Jenna Fischer charmed millions of viewers portraying the sweetly downtrodden receptionist on that show, but she’s never come close to having ...



Chancy Hacienda San Miguel

Opening now may be risky, but this West 7th eatery might have the goods to thrive.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
There’s some winnowing out going on in that hot West 7th Street corridor — Delaney’s Irish Pub and So7 Bistro are gone. But that hasn’t kept Dallas-rooted restaurant companies from sending up new shoots in the area. A f...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 22 Because sickle-cell anemia sufferers often need blood transfusions, Remington College is hosting a blood drive specifically geared toward minority donors, especially African-Americans. The organizers estimate that each...