Posts Tagged ‘movies’
The Bag Man opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Bag Man (R) John Cusack stars in this thriller as a gangster who’s summoned to a remote motel by a crime lord (Robert De Niro) and instructed to wait. Also with Rebecca Da Costa, Dominic Purcell, Sticky Fingaz, M...


Eva Green has two swords and an army of Persians at her back in 300: Rise of an Empire.

300 and Two

Eva Green aside, this sequel is pretty much 300 on boats.
KRISTIAN LIN
Hollywood loves to throw up sequels to successful movies, and some of them do better than others when it comes to standing on their own. Right now, I’m struggling to recall a sequel that’s more heavily haunted by its predec...



Rome

There’s No Place Like Rome

After its Oscar win, The Great Beauty comes out again.
KRISTIAN LIN
Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty picked up an Oscar last week for the Best Foreign Film, so its distributors are re-releasing it after it enjoyed a brief run last December (in North Texas, it screened only in Dallas). Now ...


Non-Stop opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Non-Stop (PG-13) Liam Neeson stars in this thriller as an air marshal who tries to figure out who’s killing off the passengers one by one on a transatlantic flight. Also with Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle D...



Colossus and the Amazon Queen screens tonight at 10pm at The Grotto.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 26 Lots of sci-fi movies in the 1950s and ’60s featured lone men traveling to planets or distant lands populated only by hot women. For some reason, it was never the reverse. The Wondercrust Movie Watchers Club will u...


Young Jiro Horikoshi holds an imaginary conversation with an Italian aviation pioneer in The Wind Rises.

Jiro Dreams of Aircraft

Oscar-nominated and ethically complicated, The Wind Rises lifts you up.
KRISTIAN LIN
I never took Hayao Miyazaki seriously when he claimed that The Wind Rises would be his last movie. It seems that the now-73-year-old director has a habit of announcing his retirement and then going back on it, and he has done t...



Anton Yelchin tries to get rid of a package that someone else left at his apartment in Odd Thomas.

Odd One Out

The less you know about Odd Thomas going in, the better.
KRISTIAN LIN
Probably the best way to see Odd Thomas is the way I saw it. I went in cold, not knowing anything about the story or the cast or even about the highly regarded Dean Koontz novel that it’s based on. I wound up being happily su...


"In Secret" opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: In Secret (R) Charlie Stratton’s adaptation of Émile Zola’s Thérèse Raquin stars Elizabeth Olson as a 19th-century Frenchwoman who seeks to escape her loveless marriage through murder. Also with Oscar Isaac, Tom...



Catherine Martin’s duds for The Great Gatsby are in the running for the Oscar for Best Costume Design.

Oscar’s Hidden Gold

And the Oscar goes to … that guy. An analysis of the awards’ not-so-major categories.
KRISTIAN LIN
Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o. You won’t go too far wrong if you pick those people to win the Academy Awards for acting. You’ll also have lots of company — although there’s an outside...


Winter's Tale opens Friday.

Film Shorts

Fort Worth Weekly
OPENING: Winter’s Tale (PG-13) Adapted from Mark Helprin’s novel, this romance stars Colin Farrell as an Irish burglar who determines to use his powers of reincarnation to save the woman he loves (Jessica Brown Findlay). Al...