Posts Tagged ‘pretty’

Haywire: Kane Mutiny

Steven Soderbergh delivers action in this thriller.
KRISTIAN LIN
I’m not sure why this film is called Haywire. The title implies a berserk quality, when in fact this movie is a tightly controlled and emotionally subdued piece of work. This is the closest thing to a pure action-thriller tha...


’Cue Up Soda Springs

This barbecue joint in White Settlement is friendly but not memorable.
STEVE STEWARD
The town of White Settlement might still be living down its 2009 opportunity to change its name to something less racially charged. However, the little west-o’-Fort Worth ville is still a homey place. A culinary mecca? Hardly...



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...


Tommy’s: Nobody’s Fool

Last Call
Last week I wrote about a failed attempt to drink in Grand Prairie, in which I pulled a buzz from the jaws of defeat by drinking at Diamond Jim’s Saloon, a big honkytonkish place on the Arlington side of Great Southwest Parkw...



Sacred Line to EPIC RUINS

Hearsay
Every time EPIC RUINS plays, it’s a pretty big deal. Even if drummer/co-songwriter Jordan Richardson didn’t have a full-time job backing big-timer Ben Harper and did live here, an ER show would still be an event, a highly m...


Apollo 18: Stuck in Orbit

This “found-footage” fright about a secret NASA mission comes close to frightening but doesn’t land.
COLE WILLIAMS
The “found-footage” subgenre of horror movies is pretty hit and miss. For every The Last Exorcism, there’s a Diary of the Dead (sorry, Romero fans). Still, the conceit can provide an interesting setup for a well-made movi...



Scampi’s Cove: A Lakeside Grill

Out on Eagle Mountain Lake is a comfort-food haven.
STEVE STEWARD
I’ve gotta confess: I thought Scampi’s Cove was going to be an Italian restaurant. After all, Scampi’s (the erstwhile landlocked location) used to be a Near Southside staple until it became Shaw’s Burgers & Shakes a...


The Help: Maid in Mississippi

A best-selling novel becomes this charming, flawed movie.
KRISTIAN LIN
When Kathryn Stockett’s debut novel The Help became a huge popular success in 2009, Hollywood studios immediately rushed in with offers to have A-list filmmakers adapt the book for the big screen. The author held out, though,...



Paul: Ancient Alien

Though filled with stereotypes and clichés, this road-trip buddy comedy still scores some laughs.
COLE WILLIAMS
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost go on a road trip with an alien: comedy gold, right? Well, close. Paul has a lot going for it, but it doesn’t quite reach the pinnacle of genre-comedy that the talent involved would lead you to expec...


Gallery

UNT Art Gallery
Gallery
UNT Art Gallery has a department store feel this month because of its show Collections, Cultures, and Collaborations. The artists here are all from North Texas and all have works that are permanently displayed at various Neiman...