Gary Cogill

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    August 3, 2010

    WFAA's Gary Cogill Got Tired of Watching Movies. And So He's Off to Make Them.

    ​I've known Gary Cogill a long time, and despite what Zac says, he's a good guy, a thoughtful critic and a pretty good cook who, back when the Lakewood Theater fed the homeless at Christmas, could be found in the kitchen lending a very helping hand. I've also been aware of Cogill's desire to do so ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Dueling Southforks

    Trip Advisor/Ultimate Dallas​Quick -- spot the real Southfork Ranch, the one in Parker. Good for you. (It's the one on the left.) The other one's a replica built in the mid-'90s by "corrupt Romanian billionaire Ilie Alexandru," as he's described on Ultimate Dallas. The only real difference, aside ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    The Dallas International Film Festival Serves Up the Blueberry Hooch

    ​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 >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Unfair Park Needs More Culture. With That, the Dallas Opera Presents Cosi Fan Tutte!

    There are but four performances of Mozart's opera left at the Winspear Opera House: February 18, 20, 26 and 28. And to get you to at least one of them, the Dallas Opera just posted this clip from the production. Well, if it's good enough for Gary Cogill ...

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    January 8, 2010

    Whitt's End: 1.8.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Texas Stadium's last breath will be taken as nothing more than some tween's mac-'n-cheese, push-'n-pulverize, real-life video game? As a whole, we suck. *Alabama > Texas. Toldja. ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Steve Martin's Bringing His Banjo to the Meyerson Tonight. Also: A Comedy Classic.

    The missus and I are going to Steve Martin's bluegrass hoedown tonight at the Meyerson -- good cause, sure, but also a good time from the sound of recent reviews. And, say what, Onion A.V. Club: "The band nonchalantly launched into a bluegrass take on the novelty tune 'King Tut.'" Sure 'nuff; here's ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009
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    October 14, 2009

    Spend a Few Minutes With Hillcrest High School Grad (and 24's) Glenn Morshower

    Danny HurleyGlenn Morshower in a photo the great Danny Hurley grabbed at the Sci-Fi Expo in Richardson back in April. "I didn't realize I had so many freckles," says the actor of the picture.​My dad came by the office yesterday -- not to see me, of course, but to meet his favorite actor, Glenn Mor ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    Girl Drink Drunk: Lee Harvey's

    Seems like any one of the nights we do a Girl Drink Drunk would be a "girls' night out" but this one was officially a "Girls' Night Out." Like, I got an invitation. People RSVPed. There were boys around once we arrived, but hey, we were at a public bar and it's not like they clicked "Will Attend" or ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009
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    April 1, 2009

    AFI Dallas Honors Henry Selick, Father of Jack Skellington and Monkeybone

    In more than three decades as an animator, Henry Selick has lived not only at the edge of the film industry, but as a stop-motion animator, even the fringes of animation world. From The Nightmare Before Christmas to Coraline, though, audiences have gladly followed him out to the edge.Tuesday night, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    As WFAA-Channel 8 Adds Third Morning Anchor, Belo Announces 150 Layoffs

    On Monday, Ed Bark noted that WFAA-Channel 8 has hired Kristin Mitchell as a co-host on Good Morning Texas -- making that show a threesome now, as the former St. Louis anchor joins a set already populated by Gary Cogill and Amy Vanderoef. A Friend of Unfair Park is not impressed with B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    A Swanky Replacement: Brooke Shields?

    For the second time in three months, the Brinker International Forum has had to swap out celebrity guests -- once again because of a "scheduling conflict." (Do these people not have calendars? Or assistants with calendars?) After already getting a two-for-one deal in September, when Carl Reiner and ... More >>

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    April 7, 2008

    June in April: Catching Up With the New SMU Head Coach

    June Jones The Honolulu Star-Bulletin hired college ball writer Mark Wangrin to spend a few days with SMU football head coach June Jones -- to see how, ya know, he was digging life on the mainland. Turned into a two-part piece that started yesterday and ends today. Probably the most interesting item ... More >>

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    June 28, 2007
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    March 2, 2007
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    December 21, 2006

    Bar None

    Try the best in Affairs

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    October 19, 2006

    Naughty Dallas

    I know it's short notice, but if you have no plans for this evening, you might wanna head over to the Studio Movie Grill in Addison--if, that is, you have an interest in movies with such titles as Hip, Hot and 21 and Spiked Heels and Black Nylon, among some of the pornier fare made right here in Big ... More >>

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    October 19, 2006

    Fake News is a Real Pain

    On October 9 we reported that the Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Division has sent Letters of Inquiry to all 77 stations mentioned in the Center for Media and Democracy's study, Fake TV News, concerning TV stations whose newscasts have used video news releases without identifying th ... More >>

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    November 24, 2005

    The Girls Next Door

    The Lakewood Calendar Girls bring back the glamour of yesteryear

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    April 21, 2005
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    April 22, 2004

    Cracked Up

    Conway and Korman make themselves--and everyone else--laugh again

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    October 31, 2002


    Six female filmmakers get a Fair deal

  • Culture

    May 10, 2001

    The Product

    Heath Ledger's in no rush to be a star. Why's everyone else in a hurry?

  • News

    May 18, 2000


    The turkey leg goes to...; Funny lady; Hanging on a KLIF; More epistles to the Jews; Dry summer days

  • News

    March 16, 2000

    Critic's circle

    WFAA movie reviewer Gary Cogill is guru and matchmaker for a caffeinated crowd of film buffs

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    September 24, 1998

    Night & Day

    September 24 - 30, 1998