Posts Tagged ‘great’

Slogan’s Run

Chow, Baby
Appointing itself ad hoc spokesperson for the 80 zillion Mexican restaurants in Tarrant (note to self: check that figure), Chow, Baby is more than a bit offended by the slogan of Red Cactus (3005 S. University Dr.): “Fresh Me...


Drewe Lies

Big Ticket
People don’t usually think of graphic novels as a medium for delicate literary satire, but that’s what Posy Simmonds accomplished when she wrote Tamara Drewe, which has now been turned into a dense and funny comedy film. It...



Playing the Food Card

Chow, Baby
Not to compare Chow, Baby’s beloved East Side of Fort Worth to the beleaguered South Side of Los Angeles, but one neighborhood similarity is striking: the dominance of fast-food chains over yummy mom & pops. Sensibly agre...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Get Low (PG-13) Robert Duvall stars in Aaron Schneider’s comedy as a 1930s Tennessee hermit who wants to hold a funeral party for himself while he’s still alive. Also with Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek, Lucas Black, Sc...



Despicable Me: One to Gru On

A supervillain isn’t so bad, and neither is this animated film.
KRISTIAN LIN
The trailer for Inception has caused a stir in movieland by being mysterious and not giving away too much of the movie’s plot. Well, the trailers for the animated 3-D kids’ movie Despicable Me have been playing in theaters ...


It’s Beautiful, Man

John Q. Public
Editor’s note: This week’s letters aged a bit in our inbox but were too interesting to keep to ourselves any longer. To the editor: So I’ve had a few beers, but I’m gonna tell this story. I just spent the day with the b...



Afghanistan: Back to the front for the Weekly

DON JONES
expectation ek-spek-tay’-shun noun. A strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future : Reality had not lived up to expectation.


Una Poca Justicia

Big Ticket
It’s easy to see why The Secret in Their Eyes won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film this past year. This Argentinean movie is a grand romance and a meditation on the regrets of old age, wrapped up in a cop thriller that nicely ...



Great American Trailer Park Packs a Punch

Circle Theatre’s latest production is raunchy but not gratuitous.
JIMMY FOWLER
Throughout the first act of Circle Theatre’s production of The Great American Trailer Park Musical, I had the nagging sensation that this raucous, perfectly detailed staging reminded me of another artist’s work that I could...


Tommy Atkins (1974-2010)

KEN SHIMAMOTO
Tommy Wayne Atkins, bassist for the Fort Worth experimental hard-rock trio The Great Tyrant, was found dead at home last Thursday afternoon. His two longtime friends and bandmates, Jon Teague and Daron Beck, worried when he did...