Posts Tagged ‘movies’

Green Energy

The new Hulk isn’t incredible, but it shows some modest improvement.
Kristian Lin
Welcome to Hollywood in the 21st century, a time and place where a film doesn’t need any fans to spawn a sequel.


Hebrew Hammer

Adam Sandler plays an Israeli superhero, with good and really bad results.
Kristian Lin
In Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up, the main character and his Jewish friends are huge fans of Steven Spielberg’s Munich: “Every movie with Jews, we’re the ones getting killed.



“You Were Home”

Creepy details make The Strangers a better than average horror flick.
Kristian Lin
While so much buzz has been building for that movie opening this week about the Cosmo- and stiletto heel-loving ladies from New York, The Strangers also has generated its own modest share of chatter, thanks to a genuinely creep...


Indy Film

The latest Indiana Jones adventure is a familiar ride and worth the wait.
Kristian Lin
Let’s get right to it: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is quite a bit of fun.



Q’d Up

Fort Worth’s gay film fest turns 10, with angst, accomplishments – and fewer rainbow flags.
Jimmy Fowler
Pretend you’re hitting the Netflix web site to rent a movie for the weekend, and these are your only choices: a romantic comedy starring Ashton Kutcher and Patrick Dempsey as star-crossed lovers, an action thriller featur...


Pond’s Life

A Euless filmmaker splits time and space in his feature debut cop thriller.
Kristian Lin
When Russ Pond was a boy, he played around with an 8mm camera and made home movies with his brother.



Film Buffs and Foodies

Big Ticket
This is International Week at TCU, and for the second straight year, the KinoMonda film series will mark the occasion with a blowout event called TCU Food and Film.


Good Time Charlie

Honey, the kid’s a shrink. This teen comedy turns complex issues into big laughs.
Kristian Lin
Charlie Bartlett was supposed to come out last August. (In fact, that’s when I first saw the movie.)



Lost Children

Last year’s scariest horror movie is the Spanish import The Orphanage.
Kristian Lin
A look back on 2007′s horror movies doesn’t exactly reveal an embarrassment of riches.


Wars of Words

A great, neglected story from black history is turned into a square film.
Kristian Lin
While watching The Great Debaters, I wound up focusing on the supporting actors.