Posts Tagged ‘he’s’

Has Rick’s Run Become Roadkill?

The religious right may be getting ready to ditch the Rick Perry they helped create.
Steve McVicker
Texas Gov. Rick Perry started his campaign with a prayer rally in Houston last August designed to give him a boost with religious evangelicals even before his official announcement. Backers claimed 30,000 of the faithful attend...


Sex, Shame, and Tears

Michael Fassbender makes this addiction drama potent stuff.
KRISTIAN LIN
Other actors were onscreen a lot in 2011 — Jessica Chastain, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rutger Hauer (five movies, look it up!) — but none of them had as fruitful a year as Michael Fassbender. Just three years ago, the hands...



Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: When You’re Smiley…

…the whole world lies to you in this hallowed British spy thriller.
KRISTIAN LIN
I’ve heard complaints about Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy from those who haven’t read the John le Carré novel on which it’s based or seen the celebrated 1979 BBC TV miniseries adaptation of it. Newcomers find the current fil...


From His Brain to Your Ear

John Zaskoda’s “Stranger Advice” puts UFOs, conspiracy, and love on the air.
Anthony Mariani
OK, so maybe he digs some guy’s “translations” of ancient texts, specifically the parts about aliens traveling to our planet before time began to mine for gold, quickly realizing the lack of ease with which Mother Earth s...



Young Santa Claus

The jolly fat man gets the musical backstory treatment at Casa Mañana.
JIMMY FOWLER
The problem with Santa Claus is that he’s so ubiquitous during the holidays, he’s become a bit of a bore. People think of him as a big fat symbol of generosity (commercialism?) rather than a character with a backstory –...


Counting Down New Year’s Eve

Famous actors squeeze into this flat comedy.
KRISTIAN LIN
The financial success of last year’s Valentine’s Day inspired director Garry Marshall and screenwriter Katherine Fugate to team up for yet another star-packed omnibus comedy themed around a holiday. New Year’s Eve takes p...



Perrys on the Run

But don’t count Goodhair out.
DAVE McNEELY
Anita Perry was complaining recently in South Carolina that the other Republican presidential hopefuls are picking on her husband.


Winding Drive

Ryan Gosling fuels this great, strange, romantic thriller.
KRISTIAN LIN
Oh, damn, Ryan Gosling is cool. He’s so cool that it hurts you deep inside. He has become famous as a romantic lead, and indeed his half-smile is enough to melt the stoniest heart. He flashes it occasionally in Drive, but tha...



He’s For Real

Lukas Nelson steps out of a long shadow with a new CD, tour, and mind-set.
Story and photos BY JEFF PRINCE
The final guitar chord and cymbal crash were still ringing as three Fort Worth women delivered their breathless verdicts. Had they been tweeting, they would have used numerous exclamation points and smiley faces.


End Times

Big Ticket
Sometimes a play can just suck you in with an eye-catching title, and that’s certainly the case with Larry Larson and Levi Lee’s two-man show Some Things You Need to Know Before the World Ends (A Final Evening With the Illu...