Posts Tagged ‘life’

Dinner for Schmucks: American Idiot

Steve Carell has some nice gags at this meal.
KRISTIAN LIN
Maybe the best part of Dinner for Schmucks is the opening credit sequence. It shows the construction of an elaborate diorama, depicting a daytime scene in a park populated by stuffed mice that have been dressed in tiny costumes...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Good, the Bad, and the Weird (R) This Korean Western by Kim Ji-woon (A Tale of Two Sisters) stars Jung Woo-sung, Lee Byung-hyun, and Song Kang-ho as outlaws in 1930s Manchuria who fight each other, Chinese bandits,...



Dragon Tattoo: I Love Playing with Fire

Revenge is Swede in this film version of the hot detective novel.
KRISTIAN LIN
It’s not every week that a Swedish novelist who’s been dead for six years makes the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Such is the engrossing power of Stieg Larsson’s posthumously published Millennium trilogy of Swedish-langu...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Jonah Hex (PG-13) Josh Brolin stars in this Western based on a comic-book series about a facially scarred, supernaturally powered bounty hunter who’s contracted by the U.S. government to stop an old nemesis (John Mal...



Why So Serious?

There is a happy land … .
Gwynne Dyer
Surely there can be few things less useful than a World Map of Happiness. If you live in one of the unhappy places, there is little chance that you’ll be able to move to somewhere happier — even if you could be sure you’d...


A Classic Rolls into History

Static
Over the weekend the last of the inventory of the Pate Museum of Transportation went under the gavel. Amid the sounds of live music and the smell of barbecue, RM Auctions, a renowned firm of auto auctioneers, sold off the car c...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Killers (PG-13) Katherine Heigl stars in this action-comedy as a woman who discovers that her new husband (Ashton Kutcher) is actually a secret government agent being targeted by assassins. Also with Catherine O’Hara...


Go Before Night Falls

Fort Worth Opera’s production of Reinaldo Arenas’ memoir is a testament to art.
ANTHONY MARIANI
One of the coolest moments last Saturday at the world premiere of Fort Worth Opera’s Before Night Falls happened before the first note was even struck or sung. In a “zine” handed out by the ushers along with the playbills...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Survival of the Dead (R) The latest zombie movie by George Romero is about a group of human survivors trying to live long enough to develop a cure to return the zombies to human state. Starring Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Multiple Sarcasms (R) Timothy Hutton stars in this drama by first-time filmmaker Brooks Branch (is that a pseudonym?) as a successful architect who dreams of becoming a playwright. Also with Dana Delany, Mira Sorvino, ...