Posts Tagged ‘movies’
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...



Alec Baldwin and Tom Cruise get their glam rock on in "Rock of Ages."

Rock of Ages: Playing Jaxx

Big stars sing glam rock hits in this intriguing failure of a musical.
KRISTIAN LIN
When it debuted on Broadway in 2009, the stage musical Rock of Ages lured metalheads to the theater with a neatly bombastic package of nostalgia for 1980s hair metal music. Now the movie version hits screens peddling the same t...


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Girl in Progress: All About My Mother

This Latin family saga wins a recommendation by default.
KRISTIAN LIN
And still no one has discovered a reliable way to draw Latino audiences to movie theaters the way Tyler Perry has been able to draw African-American audiences. Maybe that’s a good thing; I’d rather have a few earnest dramas...



Delicacy opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Delicacy (NR) Audrey Tautou stars in this drama as a French widow hesitating about the romantic interest of a Swedish co-worker (François Damiens). Also with Bruno Todeschini, Mélanie Bernier, Joséphine de Meaux, Pi...


Top 10 Movies of 2011

Foreigners trump Americans at the theaters this year.
KRISTIAN LIN
Do better next year, Hollywood. That’s how I feel as I look back on the movies of 2011. American films dominated my Top 10 lists the last two years, but this year both Hollywood and the indies consistently fell short, their b...