Posts Tagged ‘movies’

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Big Fan (R) The directing debut of screenwriter Robert D. Siegel (The Wrestler) stars Patton Oswalt as a die-hard New York Giants fan who’s plunged into a crisis when he’s beaten up by his favorite player. ...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Gamer (R) The latest action film by Neveldine + Taylor (Crank) stars Gerard Butler as a man who’s forced to kill other people as a manipulated player in a giant multiplayer video game. Also with Amber Valletta, M...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Afghan Star (NR) Havana Marking’s documentary about the contestants who risk their lives to perform in an American Idol-style TV show in Afghanistan. (Opens Friday in Dallas)


No Regrets

KRISTIAN LIN
Rob Williams is not related to the British pop singer Robbie Williams, though some people do confuse the two of them. “I get phone calls for him all the time,” said the TCU graduate who now lives in the Los Angeles ...



‘Dall House

Jimmy Fowler
If you’ve been involved with the FW music and film scene during the last 15 years or so (especially the Ridglea), you probably know Melissa Kirkendall. She’s been a business owner/booker/manager/filmmaker/artistic director ...


Hi ‘Gardens,’ Lo ‘Water’

Jimmy Fowler
This loyal “Blotch” blogger craves trashy escapism as much as anyone. Did you catch last weekend’s HBO movie premiere of the sloppy, candy-colored “Grey Gardens,” starring a bald, high-kicking Drew Barrymore as Little...



MoMA Movies at the Modern

Big Ticket
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth takes a two-week break from screening current independent films to make room for Still Moving: Classic Films from MoMA.


Supergrass

Kristian Lin
Marijuana makes you mellow, so movies about people who smoke lots of marijuana usually try to be mellow.



Out of the House

Kristian Lin
Is it true? Did Talladega Nights really come out only two summers ago? It seems like ages, mainly because Will Ferrell has starred in so many other movies since then.


The Moore We See …

Director Tom Kalin’s epic family drama Savage Grace is hitched — wisely and successfully — to a single star.
JIMMY FOWLER
Movies about very rich, very unhappy families – genre classics such as Ordinary People and Sidney Lumet’s version of Long Day’s Journey into Night – offer us working-class filmgoers a chance to indulge a...