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Skateland: Brand New Key

The makers of Skateland are all from Longview, and it was filmed mostly in Shreveport and Marshall. Texans will probably find that bit of...

Bridesmaids Takes the Cake

There’s no shortage of recent comedy films that revolve around male friendship, so where are the equivalent movies about women? When it comes to...

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...

Happy Couples (More or Less)

Wedding season is upon us. Can you stand it? After the big blowout nuptials in London dominated our TV screens last week, we have...

Super: Frank’s Last Shot

It’s a chestnut, but it does bear repeating: Sometimes getting there first matters most. The comic-book satire Super reaches us about a year after...

Red Rides Again: Hoodwinked Too!

Before I saw the needlessly subtitled Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, I watched the original Hoodwinked, the animated film that came out way back...

Certified Copy: Love Among the Ruins

In a small Tuscan village, we see an elderly Frenchman apparently yelling abuse at his wife in the middle of the piazza. But then...

Tek Doko vs. the Mob

“People think because I run an Italian restaurant, I must be mobbed up,” said Tek Doko, whose family has owned and operated Roma Pasta...

Legal Eagle: The Conspirator

Even though it has a bigger budget and higher production values than most of the entries at the Sundance Film Festival, the historical legal...

Blame It on Rio

Jesse Eisenberg has carved out quite the career so far, one made even more impressive by the fact that he has such a tiny,...