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Screening the World

North Texas’ increasing ethnic diversity is gradually being reflected on the screens of Tarrant County’s multiplexes. AMC Grapevine Mills has done a prosperous business...

Animal World: House of Cards

I just saw this Chinese film called Animal World at AMC Grapevine Mills, and while it's not much good as a movie, it poses...

Letters to Juliet: Under the Tuscan Suck

Amanda Seyfried is clearly bidding to become America’s romantic-comedy sweetheart, and I’m afraid that she’ll succeed at it. The 24-year-old with the feline eyes...

Thor: Good God Almighty

Everyone seems surprised that Kenneth Branagh is directing Thor. Well, I’m not. True, he made his name directing and starring in a string of...

A Simple Favor: The Vanishing of Emily

I’ll admit I enjoyed A Simple Favor more than I expected to. That’s probably because I read the Darcey Bell thriller novel that it’s...

Boxer Willie

You should always be suspicious of homeless dramas that star Oscar-nominated Hollywood actors. There are so many different ways that such movies can go...

Mary Poppins Returns: Go Fly a Kite

Okay, so Mary Poppins Returns is loud. That’s the first word that’s coming to mind. There are others, too: It’s energetic, boisterous, and overbearing....

Baby, It’s Fate

Javier Bardem made his American debut and snagged an Oscar nomination all in one bang when he portrayed the gay Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas...

Crouching Tiger, Eating Panda

The latest animated family film from DreamWorks Animation, Kung Fu Panda is not as much fun as Kung Fu Hustle, but it's much better...

Housing Balloon

The best part of Pixar's new movie Up comes early on. The film starts with its main character, Carl Fredericksen, as a little boy...