Forrest Gump

  • Film

    August 28, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 10, 2013

    13 Things That Make for the Perfect House Show

    The other day I told you about all of the super cool unofficial house shows and day parties that this 35 Denton has to offer. Turns out they don't disappoint. Or, at least the one all-day house show at 1401 Bolivar St. yesterday didn't. It had all of the correct elements for a perfect Denton house s ... More >>

  • News

    October 7, 2010
  • News

    July 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    T-Mobile's Sold-Out-Everywhere HTC HD2 Just Might Make You a Blockbuster Customer All Over Again

    ​As I cast about for a new cellphone and provider, I am considering the generally well-regarded HTC HD2 from T-Mobile, despite having once vowed never to return to T-Mobile after it dropped the call during which my wife informed me she was going into labor. The phone went on sale today, and I prob ... More >>

  • News

    November 13, 2008

    Why is Mayor Leppert Putting the Brakes on Dallas' Inland Port Future?

    The Perots have solid business reasons to slow down Dallas' inland port. But why is our mayor helping them?

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    On the Occasion of Robert Benton's 76th Birthday, Paul Newman's Kind Words

    Robert Benton and Paul Newman on the set of Twilight Writer-director Robert Benton turns 76 today, a birthday worth noting for two reasons. One, as we documented in the paper version of Unfair Park five years back, the Oak Cliff-born filmmaker possesses an accomplished and acclaimed résumé: co-cre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2008

    Is Rev. Jeremiah Wright a Hater?

    Rev. Jeremiah Wright will be honored by Texas Christian University's Brite Divinity School on March 28. These were his spiritual sons, men he’d ordained into ministry and sent into a hateful world. And now they’d turned their backs on him. Bishop Charles Harrison Mason, a Southern holy man, the ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2008

    Obama and Me

    It was the year 2000, and I was a young, hungry reporter in Chicago with a young, hungry state legislator on my speed dial

  • News

    June 15, 2006

    On a Wing and a Prayer

    Minister to despots across the globe, evangelist K.A. Paul just needs a few tons of jet fuel--and a safer plane--to keep up Gods work

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Table Dance

    Plus: The Benefactor...of pure comedy

  • Culture

    March 25, 2004

    No More Wussies

    Or, why Tom Hanks isn't Steve Guttenberg

  • Music

    November 13, 2003

    Blue's Clues

    Blue Man Group started as a joke. It's not as funny anymore.

  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Nobody's Fool

    He has three Oscars, co-wrote Bonnie and Clyde and Paul Newman digs him. So why don't you know Dallas-born filmmaker Robert Benton?

  • News

    March 14, 2002

    Ron Kirk's Crying Game

    When he said it was time to end the blame game, he meant that he had won

  • News

    January 24, 2002

    Men From g.o.d.

    Why are these Dallas high-tech hotshots chucking the action, gore and riches of the computer gaming world to hawk a genteel digital magazine?

  • Film

    December 27, 2001

    New Found Man

    Kevin Spacey discovers his inner rogue in The Shipping News

  • News

    August 2, 2001

    Unlocking the Gong

    A group of Falun Gong, the outlawed Chinese spiritual movement, travel from Dallas to D.C. on an urgent rescue mission, sending out righteous thoughts and cultivating Xing Xing along the way

  • Film

    August 17, 2000

    Raging Waters

    Inspired by Patty Hearst, Cecil B. Demented rails against the dying of the cinema

  • Film

    September 10, 1998

    Tear jerks

    Simon Birch plays the audience for saps

  • Film

    June 4, 1998

    Camera ready

    In The Truman Show, a hypernormal Jim Carrey dives into the world of TV--and brings us a "message film" that almost works

  • Film

    November 6, 1997

    The big carnival

    Costa-Gavras' latest is alternately ultra-real and stylized--and heavy-handed

  • Dining

    November 14, 1996

    Delighting in the details

    Picardys is much more than shrimp--or even seafood

  • News

    October 3, 1996

    Last in the Class

    Why nobody will erase the board at Wilmer-Hutchins, the worst-run school district in Texas

  • News

    August 22, 1996

    Damned Rangers

    The Texas Rangers better win the pennant this year, if only to atone for subjecting fans to two decades of baseball hell. Mike Shropshire chronicles the team's cursed early years in an exclusive Observer excerpt.

  • News

    August 15, 1996
  • Film

    August 1, 1996

    And then there were some

    A friendly, disorganized guide to what won't be checked out at your local video store

  • Film

    July 18, 1996

    Grim reaper

    The comic horror of The Frighteners eventually brings on the willies

  • Film

    March 7, 1996

    The perfect crime

    The Coens' dazzling new Fargo rediscovers the horrible, prosaic allure of crime

  • Music

    November 23, 1995

    Crossing guard

    Springsteen's Ghost is a soft touch in hard times

  • Film

    April 13, 1995

    The importance of being Pauly

    Pauly Shore, the crown prince of Valley Dudes, ponders the secret of his success

  • Film

    December 22, 1994

    Blood sisters

    Nell and Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle invoke mythological American women

  • Film

    November 10, 1994


    Interview with the Vampire and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein try to invigorate the horror genre