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New Local Music

Hares on the Mountain, The Road Soda, and Dove Hunter lead the hit parade.
Fort Worth Weekly
Hares on the Mountain’s Lambs Musically, there haven’t been many major transformations made between Hares on the Mountain’s 2012 It Will Only Hurt Forever and their newest album, other than Lambs sounds markedly better an...


Sit back and relax with Missing Sibling before the band hits the road.

Commiserate with Missing Sibling

Expanded ranks make for a bigger, fuller sound on the indie-rockers’ new EP.
Jimmy Fowler
Anyone who gives a listen to Commiserate, the infectious new EP from noise-pop practitioners Missing Sibling, is likely to hear echoes of bands like Guided By Voices and Camera Obscura, specialists in warm vocal harmonies ridin...



The Caroline is Slice’s version of “the Works.” Joey Keeton

Hit Slice the Pizza Spot

Big toppings on thin crust equal some delicious pie.
JOEY KEETON
Slice the Pizza Spot definitely looks like something out of Mad Max. Made out of a ribbed steel A-frame roof, an old Airstream trailer, and other rustic architectural oddities, the Aledo eatery could easily be mistaken for a wi...


Talise Trevigne goes mad in the fourth act of Fort Worth Opera’s Hamlet.

To Be or Not to Be … French

Fort Worth Opera gives some great singers to a Shakespearean rarity.
Kristian Lin
While some of William Shakespeare’s other plays have inspired more than one great opera, Hamlet seems to have resisted the operatic treatment through the centuries. Despite the play’s swordfights, court intrigue, and great ...



Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan bond over some product-placed water in "Playing It Cool."

Cliché Written

A lot of stuff happens for no reason in the forced romance Playing It Cool.
Kristian Lin
Back when Chris Evans was starring in inconsequential fare like the Fantastic Four films and The Nanny Diaries, I dismissed him as some lightweight pretty boy. In fact, for longer than I care to admit, I regularly confused him ...


James Marsden and Jack Black make a triumphant entrance at their 20th high school reunion in The D Train.

L.A. Lawless

The D Train is a dull comedy until it gets turned.
Kristian Lin
The uneven career of Jack Black has had some delirious highs (The School of Rock) and gruesome lows (Gulliver’s Travels), but this comic actor has proved his chops often enough to merit serious consideration. (Why no one tout...



The Road Within

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening  The Road Within (R) Robert Sheehan stars as a young Tourette’s syndrome patient who escapes from a clinic so he can scatter his recently deceased mother’s ashes. Also with Dev Patel, Zoë Kravitz, Robert Patrick, ...


Naomi Watts is the only grown-up at baby class without a baby in While We’re Young.

Hipster Replacement

Tonight let’s get some and see While We’re Young.
Kristian Lin
I’m so glad Noah Baumbach has lightened up. He spent the back half of the 2000s making a trio of dramedies — The Squid and the Whale, Margot at the Wedding, and Greenberg — whose closely observed character studies of loat...



Al Pacino cracks a smile in front of his tour bus in Danny Collins.

Dear John Letter

Good acting bails out the rough patches in the rock comedy Danny Collins.
Kristian Lin
In this current phase of Al Pacino’s career, when he’s playing broken-down old men with no one to blame but themselves for being broken down, Danny Collins is the best vehicle he’s encountered. Granted, this comedy isn’...


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Killer or Filler?

New recordings by Clear Acid, The Hope Trust, and Tornup lead this month’s hit parade.
Fort Worth Weekly
Tornup’s Impossible Dreams There’s something poetic about the fact that Fort Worth rapper Tornup and D.J. Berto G. met while both were working at a vegan restaurant five years ago. It’s easy to imagine listening to the du...