Posts Tagged ‘he’s’

A Lonesome Dove and a Yalid

Kultur
Filmmaker David H. Hickey is an oddity in these parts — he generally avoids making movies about dead teenagers.


Keite Young

The Show
Got to thinking about Michael (Jackson, not Jordan) the other day after learning that he’s back in the States for the first time since his child molestation trial a year ago.



To the Stars

For new talents, Metroplex opera is quite the launching pad, as Stephen Costello has proved.
Stage
In his major American debut more than 40 years ago, tenor Plácido Domingo sang Edgardo in Fort Worth Opera’s production of Lucia di Lammermoor. (He had previously sung the walk-on role of Normano in the same piece for the Da...


Pilgrim and a Preacher and a Problem when He’s Stoned

His country-music raising got him started, but Waylon Payne’s talent — and his demons — drive him on.
Jeff Prince
The stereo in Waylon Payne’s 1989 Mercedes Benz is blasting “Mama, Drive On” as he barrels down a farm road west of Fort Worth. A breeze whips through the sunroof and knocks ashes off his Marlboro, but he doesn’t notice...



Along Came a Spider

Humble and sometimes radiant, Charlotte’s Web is better with your eyes closed.
Kristian Lin
The new big-screen version of Charlotte’s Web moves me to a sentiment that may be a first for me: This movie should have been an audiobook. E.B. White’s classic children’s novel was turned into a film once before, a rathe...


Force of Will

A San Francisco man’s golden son shines for him in The Pursuit of Happyness.
Kristian Lin
I’ve been watching so many movies lately that maybe my usual defenses are worn down.



Bonnie “Prince” Billy

Listen Up
Multitalented artist Will Oldham has kept busy over the past couple of years.


Narrative Voice

It’s Stranger Than Fiction when your main character hears he’s going to die.
KRISTIAN LIN
I can safely say that Stranger Than Fiction is stranger than your average movie.



The Bond Beginning

A new actor and an old outlook help 007 regain his mojo in Casino Royale.
KRISTIAN LIN
There hasn’t been a good new James Bond picture in two decades.


Dr. P. and the Women

Jon Heder fails to lead the problematic School for Scoundrels to big laughs.
Kristian Lin
This Jon Heder thing needs to stop before it gets out of hand. I mean, OK, we all loved Napoleon Dynamite, or at least you all did. That movie’s success deservedly landed its star a few supporting roles in Hollywood stuff and...