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Mars Needs Moms: Empty Wells

Last week, we had the incredible burst of experimentalism that was Rango, a defiantly old-school 2-D animated film that nevertheless ventured fearlessly into territory...

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OPENING: Marwencol (R) The opening night selection at last year’s Lone Star International Film Festival, Jeff Malmberg’s documentary profiles Mark Hogancamp, a brain-damaged man who...

Cowboys and Amphibians

This week’s films all trade in outright fantasy, but only one of them succeeds in turning the tropes of fable and science fiction into...

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OPENING: Drive Angry 3D (R) Nicolas Cage stars as a man who escapes from Hell to take revenge on the men who have killed his...

Oscar’s Hidden Gold

Welcome to my fourth annual look at the mid-major categories of the annual Academy Awards (to be televised Sunday) It’s my way of pointing...

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OPENING: Barney’s Version (R) Paul Giamatti stars in this adaptation of Mordecai Richler’s comic novel as a Canadian TV producer who gets into trouble looking...

Number Four: Three Stars

Hollywood now faces the same problem that faced the young-adult publishing industry a few years ago. With the Harry Potter and Twilight film series...

Mighty Orphans Await Kickoff

“Everything about Hollywood has surprised me,” said Russell Morton, a third-generation Fort Worth native who recently moved back here from New York City. “I’m...

The Eagle: British Invasion

As it turns out, The Illusionist isn’t the only movie out this week that’s set in Scotland. If you go into this toga-and-sandals epic...

The Illusionist: Scots Oui, Oui

Seven years ago, Sylvain Chomet captured the world’s attention with his animated feature film debut The Triplets of Belleville. At the time, many critics...