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Whale

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening In the Heart of the Sea (PG-13) Chris Hemsworth stars in Ron Howard’s thriller based on the real 1820s incident about a group of Nantucket whalers stranded at sea for 90 days after their ship was sunk by a whale. Also...


La Abuela Regina. Photo courtesy of Google Maps.

The Deep North

Chow, Baby
The North Side is still the best area in town to find a lunch bargain. Where else can you get a delicious enchilada special for $3.99? There are a dozen good restaurants right on Main Street near the Stockyards, but if you real...



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Grasping for Common Ground

The new TCU-area eatery has a split personality.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
There have always been enough beer dives and burger joints around the intersection of West Berry Street and University Drive, ground zero for the TCU non-Greek social scene. What has been conspicuously absent has been a hip, sl...


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This My City

Chi-Raq: Make love, not … actually, don’t make love either.
Kristian Lin
Satire has been an element of Spike Lee’s filmmaking since the beginning. Caricatures, heightened reality, and subversive jokes aimed at all manner of targets have popped up all through his early films like She’s Gotta Have...



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Shadow Writer

The cast enlivens the otherwise flat Hollywood biopic Trumbo.
Kristian Lin
Dalton Trumbo was, to use an overexposed word, a hero. His life may never have been in grave peril, but after the Oscar-winning screenwriter was blacklisted from Hollywood by the House Un-American Activities Committee, he conti...


krampus

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Krampus (PG-13) The second movie about the evil Christmas spirit is about a boy (Emjay Anthony) who accidentally calls down the wrathful demon on his family. Also with Toni Collette, Adam Scott, David Koechner, Conchata...



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World Soul

The Library Café combines international flavors with classic soul food.
LAURIE JAMES
The area around East Fort Worth near interstates 820 and 30 isn’t known for being a hotbed of healthy, scratch-made cuisine. The Library Café, tucked in a corner of the strip mall anchored by The Potter’s House of Fort Wor...


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New Local Music

North Texas scene veterans Clint Niosi, The Foxymorons, and Nervous Curtains have recently churned out new material.
Fort Worth Weekly
Clint Niosi’s Captives of Sense Clint Niosi’s third album is 10 tracks of mostly instrumental experimental sounds soaring over the pulse of quiet guitar, sly keyboards, and cavernous, dramatic drums. Recorded on a tight sch...



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Moon Rocks

Alt-rock band Moon Grave has a new name and a new album in the works.
Edward Brown @EJB0017
Moon Grave has seen the good, bad, and ugly sides of a name. Until last May, the Fort Worth alt-rock trio went by the moniker American Holocaust. Everyone in the band felt it had a cool, gritty ring to it –– frontman Andrew...


Legend

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Legend (R) Tom Hardy portrays Reggie and Ronald Kray, the identical twins who built a crime empire in London’s East End in the 1960s. Also with Emily Browning, Taron Egerton, David Thewlis, John Sessions, Christopher ...