Posts Tagged ‘point’

Top Local Shows of ’11

Hearsay
To finish off the list-giving so I can go back to doing whatever it is I do, I’ve come to humbly offer you HearSay’s (Very Loosely Ordered) Top Five Local Shows of 2011 (and by “local,” of course, I mean “performed by...


Counting Down New Year’s Eve

Famous actors squeeze into this flat comedy.
KRISTIAN LIN
The financial success of last year’s Valentine’s Day inspired director Garry Marshall and screenwriter Katherine Fugate to team up for yet another star-packed omnibus comedy themed around a holiday. New Year’s Eve takes p...



Cats Cough Hairball

Static
Let’s hope the Fort Worth Cats still have some of their nine lives left. The city’s oldest and most popular sports team is in danger of folding. If the Cats get skinned, that’s a lot of history down the drain, seeing as h...


Stage West’s Arms

An 1894 Shaw classic doesn’t seem topical. However …
JIMMY FOWLER
At one point during Stage West’s top-shelf revival of George Bernard Shaw’s 1894 comedy Arms and the Man, a seasoned manservant tutors a lady’s maid on the secret to being a successful servant: “The key to get on as a s...



Conviction Has Courage, Lacks Craft

A true story becomes this plodding, unoriginal legal drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
Hilary Swank stars in Conviction as a woman who launches a more or less single-handed assault on the legal system, and this suffocating, curiously overpraised drama provides compelling evidence of her artistic decline.


Remember Me: An Affair to Forget

Robert Pattinson is stranded in this cheap romance.
KRISTIAN LIN
Oscar Wilde once wrote, “All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.” I’m not sure to what extent that applies to movies, but one reason sincerity doesn’t carry a lot of currency with me is that I’ve seen so many bad...



Fill ’Er Up

Peter Gorman
Next time you feel a bout of road rage coming on, don’t just go bashing some driver’s car with a tire iron. Instead, head over to the Chef Point Café at the Conoco gas station/convenience store on Watauga Road in t...


Cool Catalans

Kristian Lin
Three years ago Woody Allen left New York for London and made his first good movie in a decade, Match Point.



Maybe It Tastes Better at Closing Time

Chow, Baby
Puffed-up press releases are like a drunk in a bar telling you how hot you are – sure, the source is suspect, but you still want to believe the hype.


Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights

Listen Up
When this CD arrived on my desk, I have to admit I wanted to like the music.