Posts Tagged ‘movies’
Gru tries to get his minions back to work in Despicable Me 2.

Gru Some More

The minions and their gags walk off with Despicable Me 2.
KRISTIAN LIN
Most of the creative personnel from Despicable Me have carried over to the sequel, Despicable Me 2, so we shouldn’t be surprised to find this second adventure to be more of the same. Like the $250 million hit from two years a...


Jeff Prince

Graffiti Artist

Fort Worth native Candy Clark is the Hollywood star next door.
JEFF PRINCE
The prospect of visiting her childhood home was making Candy Clark giddy. She sat in the passenger seat while her brother, William Clark, drove toward Chickasaw Avenue in the Polytechnic neighborhood. They’ve always been clos...



20 Feet From Stardom opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: 20 Feet From Stardom (PG-13) Morgan Neville’s documentary profiles five women (Merry Clayton, Judith Hill, Claudia Lennear, Lisa Fischer, and Tatá Vega) who have spent their careers as backup singers in the music in...


War of the Planets screens tonight at 10pm at The Grotto.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 26 The Wondercrust Movie Watchers Club returns with another bad movie for the comedy troupe/filmmaking collective Shut Up and Prance to make fun of. Alfonso Brescia’s 1977 science-fiction opus Cosmos: War of the Plane...



Amy Acker (under counter) hides from her friends’ conversation about her love life in Much Ado About Nothing.

Malibu Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing: the best romantic comedy of 2013 (and 1598).
KRISTIAN LIN
The story instantly passed into legend among both comic book geeks and theater geeks: After wrapping shooting on The Avengers in 2011, Joss Whedon was supposed to go on a two-week vacation in Italy with his family. Instead, wit...


Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire (PG-13) Kris Koenig’s documentary examines the hidden agenda of the gun control movement. (Opens Thursday at AMC Grapevine Mills) Fill the Void (PG) Rama Burshtein’s drama stars H...



“I want to lead a country one day, for all I know.” Emma Watson holds court in The Bling Ring.

Louboutins

Meet the world’s shallowest girls in Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring.
KRISTIAN LIN
I don’t give a crap about women’s shoes, yet there is a shot of Paris Hilton’s shoe closet, about halfway through The Bling Ring, that made me go slack-jawed. This is what a vastly talented filmmaker like Sofia Coppola ca...


Sulley and Mike face off in front of a frat house (and an appreciative monster audience) in Monsters University.

Learn From the Monsters

Pixar is back in force with this prequel to Monsters, Inc.
KRISTIAN LIN
Early in Pixar’s latest movie, Monsters University, Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) steps onto the campus of his college for the first time as a student and takes a deep breath. It’s a simple moment, and it’s done...



Before Midnight opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Before Midnight (R) The movie that This Is 40 should have been. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy reunite for this sequel to Before Sunrise and Before Sunset as the now-married lovers who run into marital trouble while vacat...


Henry Cavill presents himself to the United States military in Man of Steel.

Man and Superman

Man of Steel makes the superhero’s story weird (and that’s good).
KRISTIAN LIN
The first time we get a good look at Superman in Man of Steel, he’s a bearded dude (Henry Cavill) in a rain slicker working on a commercial fishing vessel, doing his best to hide his identity until a group of oil rig workers ...