Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
Ringing in your first week of May is a week of music that's as diverse as it gets. We've got everything from Rodriguez, the legendary musician and subject of the Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugarman, to the Dwarves, a group of disgusting punk badboys. Get a taste for them by watching cli ... More >>
From high-end whiskey tastings to lowbrow beer dinners, the Dallas culinary scene is perforating at the seams with things to do. From Scotch tastings to barbecue blow outs, there's something for everyone. You can go with this or you can go with that. It's your call. Wednesday, February 20 Today S ... More >>
Yep, the Angels somehow lost to this laughable outfit again last night -- Anaheim has given up the division by going 5-9 against the A's -- shoving the Rangers' lead in the AL West up to 3 with 15 remaining and trimming their magic number to 13. Nelson Cruz should be off the DL and ... More >>
Maybe you've seen the ads: On Wednesday we're co-sponsoring a special screening of Gasland at the Texas Theatre, which isn't the only movie we're screening next week. More about that later. But Josh Fox's Oscar-nominated film, as you probably know, features that now-infamous scene of a Colorado m ... More >>
Via."I think I'll be playing only bowling alleys from here on out. There's something to it. I have to admit, I had a little trepidation when the guy said, 'Oh, it's a bowling alley.' I was a little nervous."That was Bruce Springsteen on January 26, 1996, sitting on the stage of the Bronco Bowl, w ... More >>
A soap-operatic look at war's cruel ironies.
Photo by Elaine LinerHorton Foote Jr. and siblings Hallie, Daisy and Walter celebrated what would've been their dad's 95th birthday at a party in the Winspear lobby Monday.Monday, on what would have been their father's 95th birthday, the four children of Pulitzer- and two-time Academy Award-winni ... More >>
Oscar nominations will be announced tomorrow morning, and if the Academy gets the least bit cutesy, I'll have hours and hours of movie-watching ahead of me. For more than a decade, I've made a ritual of seeing every nominated film in every category: I was probably the only person as crushed ... More >>
Technically, it's three of my favorite things, since Robert Duvall's November 19 appearance at the Hall of State in Fair Park will be a chitchat moderated by one of my dearest friends, Elvis Mitchell, former Star-Telegram and New York Times film critic-turned-At the Movies co-critic. That's neith ... More >>
At last, the full schedule for the Dallas International Film Festival -- which kicks off three weeks from today, so better late than never. We've already taken sneak peeks at the first 22 titles, which include Oscar-winner Alex Gibney's Jack Abramoff documentary Casino Jack and the United States ... More >>
See Sweeney Todd at the Granville
Saturday, September 13, at House of Blues
Marjane Satrapi On Friday night, I attended a lecture delivered by Marjane Satrapi, author of the comic books Persepolis and co-director of the 2007 Oscar-nominated film of the same name -- the English-language version of which opened locally on Friday as well. Satrapi, who spoke at University of Te ... More >>
Perhaps some of you are heading to the Inwood Theater shortly to catch a glimpse of Robert De Niro, who's in town for what's sure to be the most mumbling post-screening Q&A in the history of moving pictures. He's here, along with director Barry Levinson and producer-screenwriter Art Linson and produ ... More >>
See Ben-Hur in Plano
Hunter S. Thompon's doc makes its Dallas debut at AFI in the spring. The Sundance Film Festival's not quite wrapped in Park City, Utah; the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin is still some six weeks from opening with the real-life blackjack thriller 21. But this morning we bring news from th ... More >>
The Inwood displays the Coens' Brotherly love
The battle for Oscar is hashed out on a big screen
The Palace offers a chase-filled double feature
Jim Schutze would like to make it known that the 1972 Chevy Camaro featured on the poster for the movie The Night of White Pants is for sale. It belongs to his son Will, but he's got a new ride now--a pick-up "in keeping with his new maturity," Jim says. "Also I hate it. It sounds like a Boeing 707 ... More >>
When you don't see a review of the movie The Sentinel in the Dallas Observer next week--or any weekly newspaper, for that matter--it's not because we're ignoring it. It's because we aren't allowed to see it: 20th Century Fox, the studio releasing the Michael Douglas-Kiefer Sutherland-Eva Longoria th ... More >>
Was it hard out there for Henry Higgins?
Hoop it up: Former Mavs coach Don Nelson, far left, at the Oscars, where, presumably, the beer is free ...Don Nelson, former head coach of the Dallas Mavericks, who sat two rows behind his pal and boss (?) George Clooney at the Academy Awards last night. Mark Cuban was there, too, and though none ... More >>
The Deep Ellum Film Festival offers cinematic pleasures...just not in Deep Ellum.
Walk the local red carpet
Our critics pick the flicks that the best-of list overlooked
California Suite isn't Neil Simon's best, but Richardson Theatre Centre could have done worse
Ethan Coen turns his pen on his penis and other subjects
Amores Perros sears its characters (dogs included) to a crisp as it leads them to a kind of redemption
Making a "theater town"
The Adolphus' French Room offers courses in dining elegance
Studios and audiences are embracing an overdue trend: female-empowerment films