Michael McDowell could have quit while he was ahead. During more than a decade spent posing as a military officer, he'd won heartfelt acclaim from military brass like CIA director David Petraeus, gotten behind-the-scenes access to the Washington Navy Yard, convinced the state of Texas to give him sp ... More >>
With Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Kenneth Branagh makes the dumb spy thriller soar.
The Texas House is about to pass a bill that would bar employers from forcing employees and job applicants to cough up their social media passwords. Proponents here and around the country claim social media should be protected under the Fourth Amendment. Last time I checked, the Fourth Amendment ... More >>
Die Hard’s latest breaks new ground in incoherence and stupidity.
Knowing the ending doesn't kill the thrills in the hunt for Bin Laden.
David Horowitz has made taunting college students a spectator sport. Sometimes he's actually right.
Hey, All-Caps Guy. We need to have a talk. Really. I sometimes poke you with a sharp stick. You poke back. That's what I want. But sometimes when you poke, I wince. Not for me. For you. You know, I hope, that every single thing you say online lives forever on servers. You know, I hope, that you ne ... More >>
Ryan Reynolds' abs should get an exec producer credit.
Last night's episode of Top Chef provided A) the best text messages sent by friends watching the show before I was, and B) the most quality "sheesh"-inducing insults during tasting and Judges' Table so far this season.I knew the Quickfire was going to be good because well, I got a text that said ... More >>
Freddy Rodrigurez in the Planet Terror half of GrindhousePatrick Michels and I are at City Hall for this afternoon's big ol' teevee announcement with the mayor and Pistol Pete. And we'll return shortly with a few choice quotes and, better still, photos. But here's the big announcement, which I tr ... More >>
See him on the screen and in person
All aboard the '80s way-back machine for Mike Nichols' good time Charlie
It's not torture, but this latest terrorism flick comes close
Amnesiac-spy trilogy culminates in a thrilling Ultimatum
John Sparks, KTVT-Channel 11's exec producer in charge of investigations and political coverage, alerts us to a Robert Riggs report getting national play via the CBS News mothership. It involves "the theft of the century," or close to it: the pilfering of millions of dollars' worth of oil in Iraq, d ... More >>
De Niro takes a loooong, sloooow look at the history of the CIA
Harrison Ford runs smack into a Firewall, poor guy
Brilliant, confounding Syriana digs for a necessary truth
Hall of Fame is Hall of Same Ol' Mediocre Barbecue
Streisand and Hoffman save a family--and a movie, too
There's little merit toThe Big Bounce
Alias' creator tries--one more time--to make a hit out of a near miss
The In-Laws is bigger and broader than the original, but not better
Plus: The Original Crusaders; Out, Damned Potholes; Someone's Lying
Damon was Bourne to play an assassin who's lost his way
Hollywood drops another nuke in New York, and it's just a dud
It's up to Ben Affleck to save the world, and that's The Sum of All Fears
Schwarzenegger takes on terrorists in Collateral Damage
Tony Scott, with Redford and Pitt, plays a mad but vigorous Spy Game
Fresh ideas from Tom Landis
Explore new worlds, places, and times from the comfort of your own home
Bronco Bowl's Four Plans From Outer Space
Wag the Dog paints the White House a brilliant black
Conspiracy Theory gives slick thrillers a good name
Julio Mercado is Dallas' brand-new DEA boss, and he's inherited kilos of trouble. His city is about to be declared a drug disaster zone, but all his narcs seem to care about is snitching on each other.
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
That Thing You Do and The Long Kiss Goodnight cast ugly shadows
Idiotic agents sabotage the flawed, energetic Mission: Impossible
The CIA should open its files on slain Guatemalan guerrilla Everardo
Drugs from Bolivia. Cash to Panama. Arms to Nicaragua. Bo Abbott says the CIA called - and he delivered.