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2008 Stories by Brittan Dunham

Archives: 2009 | 2008
  • Candy, Candy Canes, Candy Corns and Syrup

    published December 25, 2008

    What's happened to Christmas movies? Gone are the days of Ralphie Parker's bunny suit and Kevin McCallister's aftershave. Perhaps it began when... More >>

  • Frenchmas

    published December 25, 2008

    As a huge Wes Anderson fan, I could never figure out why I didn't like The Royal Tenenbaums. I've tried to like it time and time again but... More >>

  • Yuletide Peckinpah

    published December 18, 2008

    Controversy, like most things, often fades with time. Films that were once banned or censored are now shown in all their glory to art-house and... More >>

  • Piñatas at Midnight

    published December 18, 2008

    Everyone has their own personal El Guapo. For some it's shyness; for others, a lack of education. But for Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin... More >>

  • Smiley McSmilerson

    published December 18, 2008

    No one likes a Debbie Downer, but they don't really want to hang out with Pollyanna either. Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky explores how... More >>

  • All Aboard

    published December 11, 2008

    Parenting question No. 56: How do I get my kids interested in the books I loved when I was a kid? Answer: Make them into movies! Parenting... More >>

  • For Me To Poop On

    published December 11, 2008

    The opening credits flash across a shabby trailer where two plastic pink flamingos gracefully adorn a scorched, dirty lawn. And that's where this... More >>

  • Street Life

    published December 4, 2008

    Ah, such fond memories of dancing through downtown Dallas in a tiny skirt in the dead of winter, shaking pom-poms around. The annual Neiman... More >>

  • Art of the Build

    published December 4, 2008

    Culture isn't just symphonies and sculptures, Dallas. As part of the Dallas Architecture Forum, world-renowned Boston architects Sheila Kennedy... More >>

  • Miracle of a Musical

    published December 4, 2008

    A Christmas Carol meets CATS? Does Tiny Tim have a hairball? I'm confused. Actually, it's Christmas Carol Miracle, put on by... More >>

  • King Hughley

    published November 27, 2008

    Call me crazy, but I think the short-lived series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip was one of the best things to ever happen on primetime... More >>

  • Love You Long Time

    published November 27, 2008

    Juliette, a doctor and mother, is disowned by her family after being convicted of murder. After 15 years in prison she is released into the care... More >>

  • We Heart NY

    published November 20, 2008

    The word "genius" tends to be thrown around loosely these days, but Charlie Kaufman might actually warrant the label. Like a modern-day bard, the... More >>

  • Party In the Back

    published November 13, 2008

    When I was a kid it was pretty simple. We had turtles and bears that possessed awesome skills like eating pizza while doing roundhouse kicks and... More >>

  • Upsized

    published November 13, 2008

    I've decided that what separates award winning filmmakers from the rest of us is their willingness to do absolutely asinine things in the name of... More >>

  • Magic Trick

    published November 13, 2008

    The French have never been afraid to take it one step further, especially when it comes to cinema. When Marilyn Monroe's wind-up-the-skirt scene... More >>

  • Atmosphere, Abstract Rude, Blueprint, DJ Rare Groove

    published November 6, 2008

    Before Atmosphere's Slug and Ant made a name for themselves on their 1997 debut album Overcast!, hip-hop fans might not have been very... More >>

  • Heavy Duty

    published November 6, 2008

    Those of you who have seen the 1981 animated sci-fi trip Heavy Metal don't need to hear anything more than that it's next up on the... More >>

  • Holla For Hathaway

    published November 6, 2008

    Anne Hathaway has had a pretty crazy year, and now that she's got a movie to promote we're getting to hear all about it. Even if you try to avoid... More >>

  • Bite Down

    published October 30, 2008

    Is there really a better way to spend Halloween than on a LoveSac watching David Bowie portray the immortal undead? The Inwood Theater is going... More >>

  • All Aboard

    published October 30, 2008

    There's something about trains that evokes a sense of mystery and timelessness. When a director makes one the focal point of his film and puts Ben... More >>

  • New Kids On The Block, Natasha Bedingfield

    published October 16, 2008

    Until late this summer, New Kids on the Block had pretty much been reduced to a regular rotation on VH1's "Where Are They Now?" Jonathan Knight... More >>

  • What a World

    published October 16, 2008

    If only Alice had been more patient with the Mad Hatter, she may have found the key to making sense of Wonderland. This was certainly the case for... More >>

  • Movie Mourning

    published October 16, 2008

    It was only a matter of time before Philip Roth's intensely explicit short novel, The Dying Animal, was brought to the big screen.... More >>

  • For The Ladies

    published October 16, 2008

    Let's play that word association game, ready? Pamela Anderson. Boobs. Jessica Simpson. Boobs. I wish I (my wife/girlfriend) had bigger...you get... More >>

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