Monthly Archives: October 2013

Further Thoughts on “12 Years a Slave”

As is so often the case with great films, I had more thoughts about 12 Years a Slave than I could get into my...

Texas’ Abortion Law Stands (For Now)

Late-breaking news, and it's not good for Texas women who need health care: The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that...

Lights, Camera, Cupcakes!

Two sisters (both Trimble Tech High School grads) are getting ready for their close-ups on the small screen. They're also getting ready for war. Sonjii Ward...

“The Kickin’ Chicken” Comes to Denton? Fingers Crossed

Who’d have thought? Turns out one person’s delicious spicy condiment is another’s toxic environmental hazard. Obviously, the citizens of Irwindale, CA don’t realize that...
Ebony Marshall-Oliver stars in Neat, a companion piece of sorts to playwright Charlayne Woodard’s Pretty Fire.

Not so Neat

Actor Ebony Marshall-Oliver was born and raised in a small south Louisiana town called Donaldsonville, although her family had moved to Atlanta by the...
Blue Is The Warmest Color opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

OPENING: Blue Is the Warmest Color (NC-17) The controversial top-prize winner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival is Abdellatif Kechiche’s film about a 15-year-old French...
Hangman’s House of Horrors is hanging it up .

Night & Day

WED ▪ 30 It’s the last hurrah for Hangman’s House of Horrors. After 25 years, the Fort Worth institution (which has always donated its profits...
Pinkish Black, is that you?

Time to Get Dressed and Effed Up

I’m not one to go bananas with the decorations, and I couldn’t care less about candy, but overall I am a big fan of...
Keanu Reeves makes his directing debut.

Tiger Burning Bright

When you think of t’ai chi, you probably think of old Chinese people in a park making slow, sweeping, graceful movements with their arms....

Turkey Time

Even with the advent of computers, it takes so much effort by so many people to make an animated film. That’s why even substandard...