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Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman and David Oyelowo star in The Paperboy opening Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

OPENING: The Paperboy (R) Lee Daniels (Precious) adapts Pete Dexter’s novel about an investigative reporter (Matthew McConaughey) returning to his Florida hometown to find the...
Ben Affleck makes his way through Khomeini’s Iran in Argo.

Argo, Psychopaths: Let’s Fake a Movie!

By coincidence, the titles of both movies this week refer to movies within the movies. Neither Argo nor Seven Psychopaths is really about the...
Butter opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

OPENING: Butter (R) Jennifer Garner stars in this political satire as an Iowa woman who expects to finally win her local butter-sculpting competition, only to...
What's a Tim Burton movie without an attic? Young Victor Frankenstein curls up with a resuscitated Sparky in "Frankenweenie."

Frankenweenie: Ghost Dog

Expanded from the same 1984 short film that got Tim Burton fired as a Disney animator, Frankenweenie (which Burton has made under Disney’s auspices,...
Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, and Emma Watson celebrate a high-school triumph in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Wallflower: End of the Tunnel

Stephen Chbosky’s coming-of-age novelette The Perks of Being a Wallflower was a huge hit when it was published in 1999, and the author received...
A new victim from the future materializes in front of Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper.

Super Looper

You can’t accuse Rian Johnson of lacking ambition. Best known for his polarizing debut film, the 2006 high-school noir picture Brick, Johnson has come...
The Perks of Being a Wallflower opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

OPENING: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) Stephen Chbosky adapts his own best-selling novel about a Pittsburgh kid (Logan Lerman) who navigates through his...
Hey yo, hey yo, hey yo, hey yo! These girls look good. Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Brittany Snow, Anna Kendrick, and Alexis Knapp in "Pitch Perfect."

Pitch Perfect: College Notes

Between Glee, YouTube, and TV’s various singing competition shows, our pop culture is awash in cover songs like never before. That’s why the spectacle...
Compliance opens Friday.

Film Shorts

OPENING: Compliance (R) This film by Craig Zobel (Great World of Sound) is about a mysterious prank caller who induces a fast-food outlet manager (Ann...
Michael Peña and Jake Gyllenhaal show off a gold-plated AK-47 in "End of Watch".

End of Watch: Partners Against Crime

End of Watch is the third in a string of look-at-me-I’m-so-gritty dramas about Los Angeles cops directed by David Ayer. This one is different,...