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Big Red Ants’ Last Year’s Big Fall

Madelyn Edwards
Big Red Ants Last Year’s Big Fall Big Red Ants’ debut album, Last Year’s Big Fall, is a 10-song collection of catchy alt-rock tunes. Occasionally, the musicians rely a little too much on lyrical clichés. But then again, ...


Ben Foster and Chris Pine contemplate the land they’re prepared to kill for in Hell or High Water.

Hell or High Water: Texas Hold-Up

Set in West Texas, a hellacious thriller of the recession.
Kristian Lin
The big economic recession that hit eight years ago has inspired its share of films like 99 Homes and The Big Short, but even the lightest of these have been burdened by a certain amount of preachiness and moral outrage. The co...



Paper cranes lift a boy hero into the sky in "Kubo and the Two Strings."

Kubo and the Two Strings: Paperboy

This animated film from Laika Entertainment is a magnificent paper tiger.
Kristian Lin
I must confess I’m less enamored with Kubo and the Two Strings than most other people seem to be. This stop-motion animated film is from Laika Entertainment, which is on some kind of tear after making The Boxtrolls, ParaNorma...


The Thai Boat Noodle Soup is one of the many traditional offerings you won’t find at a westernized Thai eatery. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Utterly Charming

This new Haltom City Thai eatery’s devotion to tradition and excellent service stand out.
LAURIE JAMES
Thai Charm Cuisine sits in a Haltom City strip mall that is home to a group of ethnic restaurants. Over the last two decades, many different Vietnamese, boba tea, and Thai joints (and a now-defunct Asian supermarket) have made ...



Hell or High Water

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING Hell or High Water (R) Ben Foster and Chris Pine star in this thriller as two brothers who launch a desperate criminal scheme to save their family farm in Texas. Also with Dale Dickey, Katy Mixon, Taylor Sheridan, Krist...


Pete’s Dragon
Starring Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Robert Redford. Directed by David Lowery. Written by David Lowery and Toby Halbrooks, based on Malcolm Marmorstein’s screenplay. Rated PG.

Pete’s Dragon: Beast of the Northern Wild

A Fort Worth director triumphs in this Disney remake.
Kristian Lin
Disney Studios continue to raid their back catalog of animated hits to remake into live-action films for a new era, and so far I’ve been underwhelmed by the results. (Let’s just say I’m not looking forward to the live-act...



Meryl Streep cuts a recording while Simon Helberg (foreground) accompanies her in "Florence Foster Jenkins."

Florence Foster Jenkins: Murder on the High Cs

Meryl Streep misses her high notes in this muted music drama.
Kristian Lin
Meryl Streep has proven her singing ability time and again, so it seems more than a bit perverse to cast her as one of the worst opera singers in recorded history, which is what Florence Foster Jenkins does. She plays the title...


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Meatgasms on the Foodie Frontier

Chow, Baby
I was tooteling around East Seminary Drive looking for a new hole in the wall, mentally forming my story before I even knew where I was going to eat. In this week’s edition, I thought, I imagined myself as the intrepid badass...



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New Local Music

Behold: new tuneage from a veteran hip-hop act and whatever you call Picnic, Lightning.
Fort Worth Weekly
Fort Nox’s Soul Searching According to rap folklore, August 11 is hip-hop’s birthday. On that day in 1973, Clive Campbell — better known as DJ Kool Herc –– was spinning records at his sister’s birthday party. As he ...


Oni Ramen serves upscale noodles until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Photo courtesy of Oni Ramen.

Demonic Noodles

Oni Ramen brings Texas heat to Japanese cuisine.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
Chances are your relationship with ramen was forged back in your college days, when the cheap and easy meals were synonymous with the make-believe poverty of campus life. Or, perhaps you lost your way a bit and became acquainte...