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Nicole Leigh Jones steps off a train in this Grapevine-filmed scene in "Shroud."

David Jetre Unveils Shroud

“We didn’t want to sell when we were desperate,” said Denton native David Jetre about his debut film, Shroud. The supernatural Western wrapped in...
"A Place at the Table" opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

OPENING: A Place at the Table (PG) Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush’s documentary examines the problem of American schoolchildren who don’t have enough food. (Opens...
Nicholas Hoult scales unimagined heights in Jack the Giant Slayer.

Jacked Up

I went to Jack the Giant Slayer to find out what the hell happened to Bryan Singer. Ten years ago, he was one of...
Ed Harris and William Fichtner prepare to shove off in "Phantom."

Phantom: Cold Sub

In the narrow field of movies set on Soviet submarines, Phantom comes a distant second to The Hunt for Red October and struggles to...
Dark Skies opens Friday.

Film Shorts

OPENING: Dark Skies (PG-13) This horror film by Scott Stewart (Priest, Legion) is about a suburban family who suspect they’re being targeted by alien abductors....
The late Eiko Ishioka is nominated for an Oscar for Lily Collins’ outfits in Mirror Mirror.

Oscar’s Hidden Gold

It’s late February, which means that it’s time for my annual analysis of the Oscars’ mid-major categories. I like writing this piece, because it’s...
The Playroom opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

OPENINGS: The Playroom (NR) This Dallas-filmed drama stars John Hawkes and Molly Parker as alcoholic parents who carry on a night of drinking in their...
Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert cast a look at the road out of town in Beautiful Creatures.

Beautiful Creatures: Good Witch of the South

I wasn’t overly impressed when I read Beautiful Creatures, the popular young-adult novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. So I was delighted to...
Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel star in "Safe Haven".

Safe Haven: Harboring a Fugitive

We’ve established pretty well that I’m not a fan of Nicholas Sparks’ novels or the movies made from them. The latest such weeper, Safe...
Identity Thief opens Friday.

Film Shorts

OPENING: Identity Thief (R) Jason Bateman stars in this comedy as a New York man who travels to Florida to catch a small-time criminal (Melissa...