Posts Tagged ‘reviews’
Russell Crowe plays Noah as a B.C. eco-terrorist.

Noah: Biblical Match Maker

There’s a lot to like, especially the creative license, in Darren Aronofsky’s epic.
STEVE STEWARD
Has Darren Aronofsky long held a desire to make a Lord of the Rings movie? Because Noah bears a lot of stylistic similarities to Peter Jackson’s trilogy of fantasy adaptations. For one thing, Noah’s world mirrors the one fr...


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Blazing a Trail

Actor Jasmin Jandreau goes from Hurst to Europe in a few short years.
KRISTIAN LIN
Jasmin Jandreau was born in Los Angeles, but, she said, she’s definitely a “Texas girl.” Indeed, the actor grew up in Richardson and graduated from L.D. Bell High School in Hurst. She made it back to L.A., but in the last...



The pies come straight from Cane Rosso’s 900-degree brick oven. Brian Hutson

Cane Rosso: Simple, Traditional

Nobody’s doing pizza like this new eatery, but is it worth it?
LAURIE JAMES
How do you define what makes a good pizza? Do you like yours Chicago-style, deep enough to fill a cast-iron skillet? Thin and floppy? Drenched in sauce or dripping with cheese? At Cane Rosso’s third location, its first in For...


Cesar Chavez opens Friday

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Cesar Chavez (PG-13) Diego Luna makes his directing debut with this biography starring Michael Peña as the civil rights activist and labor leader. Also with Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Jacob Vargas, Gabriel Mann,...



Shailene Woodley is welcomed into her new faction in Divergent.

Born This Way

The latest YA sci-fi best seller is a hit movie, but is it good?
KRISTIAN LIN
I think the ideal time to see Divergent is when you’re a teenager. This dystopian science-fiction saga based on Veronica Roth’s best-selling novel is all about teens sorting themselves out. Literally, the future society the...


Smartly spiced Tex-Mex goodies, including shrimp skewers, are plentiful at Mariscos la Marea. James Coreas

La Marea’s Got You Covered

Simple and mature palates can rejoice over this new Northside eatery.
JIMMY FOWLER
On a recent late Sunday afternoon visit to the new-ish Mexican seafood eatery La Marea, we discovered children –– everywhere. Sitting in chairs and strollers or playing quietly (or loudly) between tables, tykes seemed to ou...



Bad Words opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Bad Words (R) Jason Bateman stars in his own directorial debut as a 40-year-old man who takes advantage of a loophole in the rules to compete in a national spelling bee for middle-school kids. Also with Kathryn Hahn, R...


Surrounded by pastry boxes, Tony Revolori and Saoirse Ronan fall in love at The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Absolute Zero

Wes Anderson finds new depths and shades in The Grand Budapest Hotel.
KRISTIAN LIN
“You see, there are still small glimmers of civilization amid this barbaric slaughterhouse that we know as humanity, and I like to think that we provide in some small way a measure of — oh, fuck it.” For me, that line enc...



Gonzo, Fozzie, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, and Scooter kick up their heels for a sequel in Muppets Most Wanted.

Follow That Frog

Twice the Kermit equals half the fun in this Muppets sequel.
KRISTIAN LIN
It was great to have the Muppets back on the big screen three years ago, but now the novelty has worn off, so where does the series go from here? Sadly, instead of coming up with an answer, the sequel, Muppets Most Wanted, show...


The Grand Budapest Hotel opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) Wes Anderson’s latest film stars Ralph Fiennes as a legendary concierge at a European resort hotel shortly before the onset of World War II. Also with Tony Revolori, Edward Norton, Jason ...