Posts Tagged ‘sam’

The Debt Doesn’t Pay

Though thrilling in spots, this spy caper doesn’t have enough action.
STEVE STEWARD
When it comes to spy agencies, Americans are typically familiar with four: the CIA, the old KGB, Britain’s Ml6, and Israel’s Mossad. This last is known for general badassery, a reputation built on shrewd intelligence and sw...


An Immodest Proposal

Think about this one: drug thugs as la migra.
E. R. BILLS
Tell me if this sounds familiar. The U.S. trains another country’s paramilitary forces to wage war against American enemies. Those forces do fight U.S. enemies but later change sides to become a different, perhaps greater men...



Tell a Joke for Sam

Longtime Texas newsman and Fort Worth native Sam Kinch Jr. wanted no flowers, just his own frank obit.
DAVE McNEELY
Sam Kinch Jr., among the finest Texas political reporters ever, died Feb. 1. On Feb. 18, he would have been 71. Sam earned a reputation during his 40-year career for tenacious journalism, working on behind-the-scenes stories th...


Skeeving Down Unda

Last Call
Just to let you know, this is another column about the White Elephant and Lola’s Saloon. I know I write about both of these bars a lot, and I also know there are plenty of other places in town to talk about. Thing is, all tho...



Charlie St. Cloud: Sailing Takes Me Away

Zac Efron stumbles — and we learn — in this weeper.
KRISTIAN LIN
Sometimes being a film critic means being a straight guy who spends hours pondering the meaning of Zac Efron. It’s not that bad, actually. Say what you want to about the High School Musical series, the actor who catapulted to...


Sam Sadigursky

Ken Shimamoto
It would be wrong to call Words Project III Miniatures a “poetry-jazz” record. To many folks, that description evokes a ’50s movie cliché of goateed beret-and-turtleneck wearers in a smoky basement, snapping ...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Leap Year (PG) Amy Adams stars in this romantic comedy as a woman whose plans to follow Irish tradition and propose to her boyfriend on February 29 go awry. Also with Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, Kaitlin Olson, Noel O...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
NOW PLAYING: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (PG) If the word “squeakquel” is in the title, the movie must be good, right? The animated singing chipmunks return, to find their stardom threatened by a group o...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (PG) If the word “squeakquel” is in the title, the movie must be good, right? The animated singing chipmunks return, to find their stardom threatened by a group of si...


Trunk Talk

Last Call
I have to cop to something: I’m a little out of touch. I learned this at the White Elephant Saloon, of all places. Until last Monday, I had no idea who Ray LaMontagne was.