Clooney's actors shine in The Monuments Men, and that's almost enough.
Haystack Burgers & Barely is moving into the Richardson Heights Shopping Center, just a couple doors down from the Alamo Drafthouse that is currently under construction. Owned and operated by Richardson locals Kevin and Jenny Glavan, along with Rob and Christine Wondoloski, Haystack will open in mid ... More >>
Kartik Rathore opened The People's Last Stand in Mockingbird Station more than a year ago, and the foremost concept was it would be an upscale bar serving high-quality drinks. It was his first endeavor in the restaurant and bar business and he admittedly had a hard time in the beginning. While the d ... More >>
The end of cinema? Hardly. Taking a look at the top movies.
Ah, the holidays, that time when you frantically try to figure out what exactly to give whoever you got stuck with in the secret Santa drawing. Maybe you got lucky and selected a music fan; maybe you think you want to give that music fan something that's not just the latest Pitchfork-blessed album, ... More >>
Korean comedian/musician PSY's track "Gangnam Style" became a global viral hit over the summer and served as an example of the Hallyu, or Korean wave. This week, Schoolboy Records (the crew behind Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen) picked PSY up for releases in North America, the most high-profile ... More >>
Over on The Mixmaster yesterday, Leslie recapped Saturday night's Art Conspiracy jam, the seventh annual auction benefiting a worthy local cause (this year's was Musical Angels, which provides piano lessons to hospitalized children). No doubt they raised a ginormous pile of cash; prices got high in ... More >>
Bobbie Wygant Interviews Sidney Lumet for "The Morning After" from Atombomb.tv on Vimeo.Shortly after news broke of director Sidney Lumet's death at the age of 86 on Saturday morning, our pal Erik Clapp, the Fort Worth-based keeper of The Bobbie Wygant Archive, sent word: He had in his possession an ... More >>
Illustration by Noah Patrick Pfarr; Design by Alexander FloresGot two spaces. See the original SXSW bingo card here.Last week, we had our Art Director Alexander Flores and illustrator Noah Patrick Pfarr create a bingo card based on what we'd likely see at SXSW.Turns out our predictions are fairly ... More >>
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association just released its year-end best-of list, with David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's Facebook film The Social Network coming out on top -- just as it had in the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review ... More >>
Erik Clapp, the Fort Worth filmmaker who tends to Bobbie Wygant's archives, was sure he had in the stack o' tapes an old interview with Leslie Nielsen, which we had planned to post earlier this week. Alas, he dug and dug but came up empty-handed. But Erik more than makes up for it with this lates ... More >>
We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature. The plan: to take a few at a time and play each CD for as long as I can stand it.Giving Tree Band (Yorkville, Illinois) &n ... More >>
Kind of a dated clip, maybe, but in case you were curious as to what Mount Righteous was doing when not getting adored by Bill Murray at SXSW this year, here it is: They were backing Internet jingle meme king Parry Gripp during his showcase. The crowd, as you'll see in this video provided by an Inte ... More >>
The cover for Mount Righteous' new self-titled release... once you unfold it.At 8 p.m. on Saturday evening, the acoustic non-marching punks in Mount Righteous will celebrate the release of their new, self-titled full-length at Good Records--with a little help from another mountainous outfit, Fort ... More >>
Pete FreedmanLA's Local Natives offered up the finest set of SXSW's second day. The second day of SXSW 2010 proved quite the copious one--and, for this here showgoer, a fortunate one. Seemed every time I popped into a different venue, another band was just cuing up its set. In total, SXSW brought ... More >>
There's something strange in your neighborhood
The Second City comes to Dallas
Speaking of amazing video ... over the holiday weekend, I came across this snippet of a documentary shot during Super Bowl X at the Orange Bowl in Miami, where Tom Landry's Dallas Cowboys lost to Chuck Noll's Pittsburgh Steelers 21-17. It was done for pioneering SF-based collective TVTV; and, yes, y ... More >>
The Inwood screens an Anderson gem
See SC's future legends
The Mavericks would be wise to recall the wisdom of Bill Murray in Groundhog Day: Don't drive angry. Here's something to make your daily slog through this daily bog of Mavs news-n-notes from around the country a little more palatable, not to mention profitable: Last night, the Dallas Mavericks' owne ... More >>
Papa Friday hits the Improv
Bill Murray is an aging Don Juan revisiting former loves in Broken Flowers
Oscar visits Big D
Wes Anderson takes Bill Murray out to sea and strands him there
Behind the scenes of E!'s Dallas shoot
Jim Jarmusch serves the perfect blend: Coffee and Cigarettes
Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.
Sofia Coppola and her cast get Lost in Translation
Charlie's high-flying heroines kick ass, but not the sequel syndrome
Jason Schwartzman should Rushmore, slack less
Bandits holds out for a hero and gets two: Willis and Thornton
Are you ready for the Summer? Don't be. It's all wet.
In Osmosis Jones, a virus takes over Bill Murray. So that's his excuse.
Evolution ain't afraid of no aliens, but you should be
With clipped wings, Charlie's Angels fly way too low to the ground
On being a man; Larry Duncan's little grudge; The bad seed
In Hawke's Hamlet, Shakespeare never sounded or looked so weird
A reporter's tip helped detectives identify a mutilated body dumped along the Trinity, but finding the man's name led to a deeper mystery -- the disappearance of atheist gadfly Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Even Bill Murray's antics can't rescue this self-important comedy