Posts Tagged ‘year’

Arrietty: Borrowed Time

This delicate Japanese animated fable lights up our multiplexes.
KRISTIAN LIN
So what’s it gonna take for Hayao Miyazaki to get his due in America? The co-founder of Studio Ghibli has built his legacy on animated films for children, and his studio’s body of work is every bit as strong as Pixar’s. Y...


A Potpourri of Poisons

Fake pot and other synthetic “drugs” are causing real harm.
JEFF PRINCE
Horror stories about smoking synthetic incense or potpourri were spreading long before Hollywood actress Demi Moore linked her famous face to the phenomenon. She went into seizure on Jan. 23 in Los Angeles, and a friend’s 911...



2012 Forecast? Awesome

Hearsay
Last year was a great one for Fort Worth music. All of those amazing albums. All of those amazing tunes. All of those pants-tightening shows. But before you go thinking that last year was some sort of fluke, slow your roll: 201...


Fearful Wonders

“May you live in interesting times” is no longer a curse, just reality.
Gwynne Dyer
Every year brings change, but some years really are turning points: 1492, 1789, 1914, and 1989, for example. Was 2011 one of those Really Important Years? Probably not, but it definitely qualifies for membership in the second t...



Top 10 Movies of 2011

Foreigners trump Americans at the theaters this year.
KRISTIAN LIN
Do better next year, Hollywood. That’s how I feel as I look back on the movies of 2011. American films dominated my Top 10 lists the last two years, but this year both Hollywood and the indies consistently fell short, their b...


Toast Points: Eat Early, Healthy, and Away

Chow, Baby
Every year around this time, I convince myself that this is going to be the year when I get in shape, finish that novel I never started, and do a few other things that I’ll likely put on the back-burner again. Following up on...



New Year’s Roundup

Big Ticket
With New Year’s Eve falling on a Saturday this year, this weekend is a prime opportunity to let it rip as you ring in 2012. If it suits your musical tastes, you can pick the swing and big-band music offered by Fort Worth Symp...


Gas And Beer

Static
Fort Worth residents might have looked warily at the newsletter included with their November water bills. Water rates are increasing in January, and the city sent out a chart listing the amounts of increases. Every category of ...



Counting Down New Year’s Eve

Famous actors squeeze into this flat comedy.
KRISTIAN LIN
The financial success of last year’s Valentine’s Day inspired director Garry Marshall and screenwriter Katherine Fugate to team up for yet another star-packed omnibus comedy themed around a holiday. New Year’s Eve takes p...


Another Fifth of Christmas

The season isn’t just for children, as SceneShop annually reminds us.
JIMMY FOWLER
The big holiday story of 2011 has been the so-called “Black Friday creep” –– the decision by major retailers to start the Christmas shopping season earlier than ever by piggybacking on the actual day of Thanksgiving. Ac...