Posts Tagged ‘interesting’

Apollo 18: Stuck in Orbit

This “found-footage” fright about a secret NASA mission comes close to frightening but doesn’t land.
COLE WILLIAMS
The “found-footage” subgenre of horror movies is pretty hit and miss. For every The Last Exorcism, there’s a Diary of the Dead (sorry, Romero fans). Still, the conceit can provide an interesting setup for a well-made movi...


It Looked Like This

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One of Fort Worth’s more interesting art shows is opening on Thursday evening at the Fort Worth Central Public Library. Hidden Views contains objects of particular note from the museum’s archives, and it’s all attractivel...



The Losers Is a Lost Cause

Logic goes out the window in this crappy shoot-’em-up.
STEVE STEWARD
Based on an award-winning, Vertigo-published comic, The Losers is about a top-secret Special Forces unit’s quest for revenge on a shadowy figure named Max (Jason Patric), who ordered the commandos’ death following a mission...


Revivals

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With Casa Mañana suddenly going in for the newfangled likes of Spamalot and Avenue Q this summer, it’s ironic that this week the most interesting things in town are two theater troupes opening old shows.



Monster Hash

Though its premise is promising, Cloverfield is all bark and no bite.
Cole Williams
When I first saw the mysterious trailer for Cloverfield last summer, I thought “probably just another disaster movie,” though I prayed “giant-monster movie.” As a lifelong Godzilla fan, I couldn’t ...


Wynton Marsalis

Listen Up
Good jazz is based on emotion. At its best, it colors outside the lines.



Portugal. The Man

Listen Up
“Sell me / I’m a skeptical boy.” So opens Church Mouth, the second album by Alaska’s Portugal. The Man.