Posts Tagged ‘written’

He Loves Fort Worth

Owen “Boomer” Castleman has played with the greats and is still kickin’.
ERIC GRIFFEY
If the video game Guitar Hero had only songs written and performed by Texas music legends, it’s a good bet that one song by Owen “Boomer” Castleman would be unbeatable.


Iran So Far Away

Quelle dommage! A brilliant graphic novel turns into an average animated movie.
Kristian Lin
A couple of months ago, Persepolis was the trendy pick among some movie critics as 2007′s best animated film.



I’m Not There

The fairies and teleporters in this week’s movies encourage you to disbelieve your eyes.
Kristian Lin
The best bets this Valentine’s Day are two special-effects-laden fantasy films from Hollywood, both blessedly free of any pretensions to be the next Lord of the Rings.


Randy Thompson

Listen Up
Further On is an often dreary, often satisfying mix of traditional and modern country with deep folk influences, despite the grunge-tinged electric guitar that thunders through most of the songs. Here on his third release since...



Baby, It’s Fate

A double dose of Javier Bardem, in English-language films of varying quality
KRISTIAN LIN
Javier Bardem made his American debut and snagged an Oscar nomination all in one bang when he portrayed the gay Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas in the 2001 biopic Before Night Falls.


Blood and Snow

Even after 30 Days of Night, this film can’t put a new twist on the vampire genre.
Kristian Lin
Since Bram Stoker’s Dracula was published 110 years ago, doing something new with vampires in any storytelling medium has gotten to be extremely difficult.



Pop Corn Movie

Hugh and Drew find their voices in the better-than-expected Music and Lyrics.
Kristian Lin
My job is difficult this week. I’m here to make a case for Music and Lyrics, a movie that well exceeded my nonexistent expectations.


Reading T Leaves

Big Ticket
By now, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens has become so overexposed that even the people bashing him have grown tiresome. (Honestly, if Night & Day comes across another Skip Bayless column calling him “Terrible ...