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Considering Kenneth Branagh

Thor comes out on DVD today, and even though I liked the film when I reviewed it last May, I found it to be...

Rick Perry Reviews Aren’t Great

The Stepford Wives grin...George W. Bush bluster...Rush Limbaugh insensitivity...Cliff Clavin world insight...it was there for all to see. Rick Perry made his national TV splash...

“Happy Poet” at The Modern

I haven’t seen writer-director Paul Gordon’s wry little indie comedy The Happy Poet (2010), but the reviews make it sound marvelous. Gordon stars as...

Eddie Murphy to Host Oscars

The news dropped this morning that Eddie Murphy will host next February's Academy Awards ceremony, and the entire Twitternetinterwebversethingy lit up. Great pick, says...

Thoughts on the Prices of Movie Tickets

We moan about how the ticket prices at our movie theaters are constantly going up, but let's face it: They’re still a bargain compared...

How Long, Fall Weather, How Long?

Today is the first day of September, and that means I’m done with the brutal summer of 2011. The fall season doesn’t officially begin...

Want to Be a Movie Extra?

Filmmaker Cameron Bruce Nelson needs about 20 or so people to pretend to be crashed partygoers the morning after a big bash. It's for...

“Echotone” at The Modern

The bumpersticker slogan “Keep Austin Weird” began many years ago as a grassroots protest against the commercial development and suburban sprawl that has marked...

DVD Review: “Cracks”

If the new movies out this week are too male-centric for you, you might want to check out Cracks, which saw limited release in...

“Jackie Brown” at The Modern

I’m not a big Quentin Tarantino fan, but his best movie by far is 1997’s underrated Jackie Brown. It proved he had the discipline...