Posts Tagged ‘hit’

I’ve Gone Bright Red

Mark this senior citizen spy thriller as flawed but enjoyable.
KRISTIAN LIN
Plush and inoffensive, Red is based on a relatively obscure graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, but it bears very little resemblance to its source. Ellis’ bare-bones narrative and Hamner’s hard-edged illustratio...


This Movie Is Kick-Ass

It’s also a psychotic, satirical ode to superheroes.
KRISTIAN LIN
How do I describe the awesomeness of Kick-Ass? I could say this is the superhero flick that Watchmen desperately wanted to be, but that doesn’t quite cover it. I could call it a comic book fan’s dream come true, but then I...



Letters to Savannah

Yet another sodden Nicholas Sparks adaptation: Dear John.
KRISTIAN LIN
In her recent, cautiously positive review of Extraordinary Measures, film critic Dana Stevens advanced the idea on Slate that the movie world’s new guilty pleasure is pablum rather than pulp. In other words, slasher flick...


He Loves Fort Worth

Owen “Boomer” Castleman has played with the greats and is still kickin’.
ERIC GRIFFEY
If the video game Guitar Hero had only songs written and performed by Texas music legends, it’s a good bet that one song by Owen “Boomer” Castleman would be unbeatable.



Your Life More Enviable

Gallery
Facebook and MySpace addicts will want to hit Gallery 414 to catch Annie Arnold’s exhibit.


For God! For Country! For Foam!

A local battle-gaming group dukes it out south of Mexia.
Cole Williams
Is there anything better than wailing on someone with a foam stick?



Otep

Listen Up
The metal womanifesto has been set in stone now for some 20 years, ever since Doro Pesch headed Warlock towards the halls of the mountain king and Lita Ford kissed herself deadly.


Betty Harris

Listen Up
Betty Harris is back.



Friendly Fire

Raising questions about 9/11 gets an Army sergeant demoted for “disloyalty.”
STEPHEN C. WEBSTER
These days, Donald Buswell’s job is not as exciting or dangerous as it once was. For the past few months, his working hours have been spent taking care of some 40-plus wounded soldiers at San Antonio’s Fort Sam Houston medi...


Good Twig Bunting

Books
Author and former major league baseball pitcher Jim Bouton once wrote that statistics are “about as interesting as first-base coaches.” He has a point. First-base coaches are all about patting players on the butt, telling r...