Posts Tagged ‘movies’
Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher, and Kirsten Dunst tote a trash bag holding a ripped wedding dress around the streets of Manhattan in "Bachelorette."

Bachelorette: Maids of Dishonor

Horrid girls misbehave in this comedy, and you can’t look away.
KRISTIAN LIN
Remember that post-Bridesmaids wave of ill-behaved female humor that I mentioned last week? It reaches high tide this week with Bachelorette, a comedy that is also about a bunch of bridesmaids and features one of the same actor...


Zoe Saldana provides Bradley Cooper with some inspiration in The Words.

Hollywood Words

There’s nothing particularly writerly about this bland psychological thriller.
ZACK SHLACHTER
For a film about writers, The Words isn’t particularly well written. Scripted and directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, the movie features a familiar plotline: A struggling novelist stumbles on an unpublished manuscrip...



Cosmopolis opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Cosmopolis (R) David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel stars Robert Pattinson as a young financier whose world comes apart as he rides in a stretch limo across Manhattan for a haircut. Also with Juliet...


Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg are exes and BFFs in Celeste and Jesse Forever.

My Best Friend’s Wedding

BIG TICKET
Rashida Jones has had rewarding supporting roles in movies and on TV’s Parks & Recreation, but she’s never had a chance to prove herself as a leading lady in film. Celeste and Jesse Forever is that chance, one that she ...



The Awakening opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Awakening (R) This period horror flick begins promisingly before collapsing into a pile of nonsense. Rebecca Hall stars as a scientific debunker of supernatural hoaxes in 1921 England. When a schoolmaster (Dominic ...


School bully Alvin cowers behind Norman as he tries to read the incantation that’ll stave off the walking dead in ParaNorman.

ParaNorman’s Activity

This animated comedy for kids will scare you silly.
KRISTIAN LIN
All right! This is how I like my animated kids’ movies — intelligent, funny, and scary enough to keep you up at night. ParaNorman comes to us from Laika Entertainment, the same stop-motion animation studio that brought us t...



The Bourne Legacy opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) Jeremy Renner stars as a new secret agent who comes out of the same CIA program as Jason Bourne. Also with Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach, Donna Murphy, Corey Stoll, Zel...


The Modern Kids Summer Flicks Series runs thru Thu at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 8 The Modern Kids Summer Flicks Series screens short films for free aimed at children of different age groups. This afternoon’s session includes a modernized take on Hansel and Gretel, a re-telling of Abelard and Helo...



Ruby Sparks opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Ruby Sparks (R) Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) direct this comedy about a struggling novelist (Paul Dano) who magically conjures a girl (Zoe Kazan) to life after creating her as a character in...


Drunkboat opens Friday

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Drunkboat (R) Bob Meyer’s coming-of-age drama stars Jacob Zachar as a teenager who tries to buy a boat from a con man (John Goodman) with the help of his alcoholic uncle (John Malkovich). Also with Dana Delany and Sk...