2 Guns is every movie you've seen before.
Fifteen years ago this month, the Old 97's released their major label debut, Too Far to Care. Last week, frontman Rhett Miller released his latest solo record, The Dreamer. Darryl Smyers and Eric Grubbs sat down and talked about the legacy of Too Far to Care, and whether or not it's a bigger deal th ... More >>
And punches and kills in a spy thriller.
Last night kicked off an annual tradition for Girl Drink Drunk--taking a week off to spend at the movies. Fellow girl drinker and film festival enthusiast Jen joined me in hitting up the opening night festivities at the Angelika at Mockingbird Station. The draw, for me anyway, was actually t ... More >>
Pardon the break in postings -- I spent the last little while watching this nine-minute tribute to the eight films John Hughes wrote and directed, among them Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Weird Science (co-starring Fort Worth's Bill Paxton) and Pla ... More >>
Every now and then folks like to subject Dallas to an F5 tornado for the sake of a terrifying what-if short film. The first in line remains the best: the Discovery Channel's Perfect Disaster "Supertornado" episode, which is only missing Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton; if that's what'll happen to the Bal ... More >>
You mean there's more than one?
Patrick MichelsFort Worth-based filmmaker Tom Huckabee's first feature was a post-apocalyptic William S. Burroughs adaptation, in which a 19-year-old Bill Paxton gets a brainwashing and a sex change from militant feminists.For his second feature now, 26 years later, Huckabee is tackling slightly mil ... More >>
AFI offers the usual slew of sympathetic losers, but a good measure of Zooey
Our tornado-chasin' hero returns to Fort Worth
The Greatest Game cheats history, and just about everything else
The Deep Ellum Film Festival grows up--nicely
It's the Spy Kids in 3-D, but where are Mom and Dad?
In Frailty, it's a Texas massacre with God's blessings
For the Deep Ellum Film Festival, the third time's the charm
Vertical Limit isn't a "relationship" flick--it's a numbing Die Hard on ice
U-571 pays homage to great submarine movies and even provides a few surprises itself
Hollywood mainstream in the slipstream: hits, misses, remakes, and blasts from the past
Although many standout films were released in 1998, no one movie really stood out
The never-ending story of Hollywood going ape for a really big gorilla
A Simple Plan dishes up a frozen treat from a moral deep freeze
Don't come looking for subtlety, but Titanic is a great big romantic cornball success
Traveller packs some charm, but brings few gifts
The Evening Star can't-- and doesn't--succeed on its own Terms
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Putting the audience in harm's way gives Twister its punch
Two poisoners' tales revisit Arsenic and Old Lace with differing results
Alternately corny and inspiring, Apollo 13 is about more than just a space mission
Push the Tripping Daisy and make them come up