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New Local Music

Rejoice! Bomb Quixote, Missing Sibling, and Ronnie Heart have new music.
BY EDWARD BROWN, ERIC GRUBBS, AND STEVE STEWARD
Bomb Quixote’s Netflix and Chill It’s kinda funny that Netflix and Chill has a song called “Why Wolves” on it, because somewhere near the end of EP-closer “T-Virus,” I realized that Bomb Quixote will probably appeal...


"The Boss" opens Friday.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening The Boss (R) Melissa McCarthy stars in this comedy as a disgraced business mogul who seeks to restart her career after being released from prison. Also with Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Kristen Schaal, Dave Bautista, M...



Jake Gyllenhaal will dig a great big hole in the ground in Demolition.

Smash-Up

A weak bereavement story becomes a weird, funny comedy in Demolition.
Kristian Lin
In recent years we’ve seen great flowerings of filmmaking from countries as far-flung as Iran, Mexico, South Korea, and Romania. The foreign scene that appears to be hottest right now is Quebec. It makes sense, doesn’t it? ...


Amber Heard tickles the ivories for "One More Time."

Heard that Song

Father-daughter issues play out musically in One More Time.
Kristian Lin
Amber Heard recently complained about her supermodel good looks getting her typecast in eye-candy roles in lowbrow slasher flicks and action thrillers. Maybe, but it might have helped her cause if she hadn’t given terrible pe...



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White Privilege Taco Binge

Chow, Baby
It strikes me as pretentious and white-privilege-y to say that I “found” a great place to get tacos, because “found” is usually code for “drove to a Hispanic neighborhood and ate at a place where hundreds of people ea...


Have a jambalaya or a crawfish boil at King Crab Tap House. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Next Victim

The King Crab Tap House is good, but can it lift the curse?
Kristian Lin
By now, Fort Worth Weekly has written extensively about the curse associated with the location at 2600 West 7th Street, Suite 153. The spot occupies prime real estate in Montgomery Plaza, yet we’ve watched first Mac’s on Se...



Life-Ain't-Hard

Luke McGlathery

Life Ain’t Hard (Self-released)
Jasun Lee
Luke McGlathery has been a musical pillar around Fort Worth for the past few years. Whether it’s with his former bluegrass outfit Big City Folk, hosting weekly open-mic nights at Lola’s Saloon, or grabbing his violin and ho...


"They Will Have to Kill Us First"

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening They Will Have to Kill Us First (NR) Johanna Schwartz’ documentary about musicians in Mali who continue to make music despite Boko Haram’s mission to kill all musicians. (Opens Friday in Dallas) God’s Not Dead 2 (...



Alan Rickman makes his last screen appearance in Eye in the Sky.

Drone Wars

You feel the tragedy of Eye in the Sky in your head, not your heart.
Kristian Lin
Now that drones have become part of the way we fight war, for good or ill, they’ve started to be incorporated into war movies from Good Kill to Body of Lies. The trouble is that the same thing that makes drones attractive to ...


Tom Hiddleston portrays a country music legend in "I Saw the Light."

Drifting Cowboy

I Saw the Light: Hank Williams will never get out of this biopic alive.
Kristian Lin
>I Saw the Light opens with a bold statement of intent: Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston), perched on a stool on an otherwise bare stage, sings “Cold, Cold Heart” with minimal accompaniment. The tall, slender British actor ...