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  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Susan Miller's Oscar Prediction Tweets Left Hollywood's Fate Up To The Universe

    Susan Miller doesn't throw words like "retrograde" around willy-nilly, even when there's an Oscar at stake. The celeb psychic put a celestial spin on last night's Academy Awards by droppin' fate cards via Twitter. More entertaining than the ceremony itself, Miller's astrological decrypting of the 8 ... More >>

  • Film

    November 17, 2011

    The Descendants: Don't Cry for Clooney

    Alexander Payne's Hawaiian excursion might be the feel good movie of the year.

  • News

    February 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    A Playground That's No Child's Play

    ​A sobering stat: The National Human Trafficking Resource Center receives more calls from Texas than any other state, and 15 percent of those calls come from Dallas-Fort Worth, according to Sara Taylor with DFWTraffick, a local organization dedicated to combating sexual exploitation in the area. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Q&A: Ryan Bingham Talks Growing Up in Texas, Sharing His Name with George Clooney and Coming to Grips With Winning an Oscar

    Ryan Bingham​Alt-country singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham has always received positive reviews, sold moderately well and attracted good-sized crowds to his shows. But, lately, he's riding an even bigger a wave of good fortune.When Bingham was asked to contribute a couple of songs to the soundtrack t ... More >>

  • News

    August 5, 2010
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    June 24, 2010
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    December 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    DFW Crix Up in the Air With Year-End Tally

    ​The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association just released its tops-o'-2009 list; it follows in full after the jump. But, first, this teaser: Dodging critical conventional wisdom that has put Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker at the top of most critics' polls, the DFWCA instead opted to follow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    The Roots Tease New Badu Track On Late Night. Oh, And Her New Disc Is Set For A February 23rd Release... Officially.

    Best friends forever.​Last week, just after a potential upcoming single from Erykah Badu leaked to the Internet, the Dallas-based neo-soul queen formally announced the release date for her upcoming album, New Amerykah Pt. 2: Return of the Ankh. The disc, reported Billboard late on Friday afternoon ... More >>

  • Film

    November 26, 2009
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    February 3, 2009

    AFI Dallas Announces Its First 15 Films

    The AFI Dallas International Film Festival just released its first list of films selected for this year's shindig, which runs March 26 through April 2 -- with, as noted last month, most of the screenings taking place at the AMC NorthPark. Among the offerings are three world-premiere docs, a Zooey De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 13

    Donovan McNabb benched? Matt Cassel with back-to-back 400-yard games? Just when you think the quarterback world has gone crazier than George Clooney, Tony Romo finally returns to being, well, Tony Romo.   Moving around in the pocket to produce 341 yards and three touchdowns.   Mo ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 19, 2008

    Blair Bitch Project

    Boys will be girls in The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode, a ribald triumph of low comedy and high production values

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2008

    Sued and Expelled: The Battle Over the Battle Over Evolution

    One of the first rules of the movie business is: Make sure you aren't, ah, borrowing someone else's work in order to finish yours. It's called a "rights clearance," and, yup, it's frustrating and financially debilitating, but it's also a necessary evil -- no matter how many times you claim "fair use ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2007

    What the Hell is Tilda Swinton Talking About?

    Writer-director Tony Gilroy's Michael Clayton is easily one of the better films of the year -- a taut, smart legal thriller starring George Clooney as a broken "fixer" at a law firm and Tilda Swinton as the in-house counsel for the agrochemical company that manufactures lethal fertilizer. Swinton's ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 19, 2007

    Slick Porch

    New Tristan Simon venture has good food, little personality

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007
  • Film

    June 7, 2007

    The Torturer Talks

    Chatting with Hostel Part II writer-director Eli Roth

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2007

    Actually, Yes, These Are Your Father’s Rangers

    A fool opined about how these new Texas Rangers would be constructed, and instructed, to win games not only by scores of 13-2 but also 3-2. Fool, meet gold. Er, copper. The teasing peep show we’ve seen the last eight years -- eye-popping blowouts negated by numerous close losses; gaudy offensive ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 15, 2007

    Where, O Where?

    The Inwood displays the Coens' Brotherly love

  • News

    March 1, 2007

    Oscar Oversight

    Never fear, we won't let the Academy Awards ignore sports

  • Film

    January 18, 2007

    Snow Business

    Two Dallas filmmakers recall Sundancing as fast as they can

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2006

    Cruisin' with Cuban

    There's a big feature in The Los Angeles Times today about The Great Mark Cuban -- not tied to anything, from the looks of it, just a sort of "Hey, ya know, that Mark Cuban's a rich and interesting guy with a lot to say" kind of piece. The headline kind of gives it away: "Doing his own thing." Reall ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    November 30, 2006
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    November 21, 2006

    What Tomorrow Holds

    Before the day ends, I did want to give you faithful Friends of Unfair Park a heads-up: In tomorrow's Dallas Morning News, Steve Blow (all right, quiet down) will at long last run his column about our old pal Zac Crain and whether he ought to be considered a serious candidate for mayor. How do I kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2006

    Whoa, Nellie?

    Don Nelson's getting back to basketball. Coulda sworn he quit forever when he left Dallas. Hunh. So now we know exactly how much Don Nelson disliked Mark Cuban. After quitting the Mavericks and saying he was just tired of the travel and ready to settle down with his wife on a beach, the former Dall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2006

    Lemon Into Lemonade

    Jerry Jones Jr. is gonna get hitched in September. So who's gonna wear the Rowdy costume during the honeymoon? Cross one of the metroplex's most desirable bachelors off your list. Unless you're Bedford-bred Lori Lemon, Jerry Jones Jr. is now officially unavailable. According to extremely reliable so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2006

    Star Search

    Word is this guy's supposed to show at the Mavs-Heat game Sunday. So in Game 1 of Dallas-Miami we got some Jerry Bruckheimer, some Jack Ingram, some Terrell Owens--some so-so celebrities. But for Game 2, I hear we're going to--you knew it was coming--turn up the Heat. In addition to American Idol f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2006

    It's the Chicks' "Time"

    For years, former Observer music editor Zac Crain and I took delight in poking at the Dixie Chicks for pretending the former Dallas street-corner performers didn't exist until singer Natalie Maines joined the band and for acting as though they hadn't released an album till 1998's Wide Open Spaces. ( ... More >>

  • News

    March 9, 2006

    Oscar Overhaul

    The Academy--y-a-w-n--Awards desperately need a shot of sports

  • News

    December 22, 2005

    The War on Film

    Iraq Hits the Big Screen

  • Home Entertainment

    October 20, 2005
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    March 17, 2005

    Come Home

    A family dysfunction

  • Film

    December 9, 2004

    Faker's Dozen

    A rare superior sequel, Ocean's Twelve entertains with cinematic sleight of hand

  • Film

    August 19, 2004

    Stander Delivers

    Thomas Jane, as folk hero, robs banks and steals a movie

  • Film

    April 29, 2004

    Bar Code

    Laws of Attraction is so generic it oughta be illegal

  • Film

    March 25, 2004

    Suth'n Comfort

    Tom Hanks steals the Coens' latest by playing--get this--very broad and funny

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2003

    Let It Bleed

    Vamp out at the Inwood

  • Film

    July 24, 2003

    Virtual Family

    It's the Spy Kids in 3-D, but where are Mom and Dad?

  • News

    July 10, 2003

    Q & Eh

    Plus: Man Crush; I Already Miss the Sumbitch

  • Culture

    February 13, 2003

    The Bleeding Edge

    A decade ago, Vertigo started a revolution by making comics for adults

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Far From Happy

    The year's best featured plenty of Sad White Guys

  • Music

    November 21, 2002

    Shania Twain

    "I'm Gonna Getcha (Good)" (Mercury Nashville/Universal)

  • Film

    August 1, 2002

    Happy Ending

    Soderbergh shoots in digital and hits the target: Hollywood

  • Film

    December 6, 2001

    Ocean's Eleven, Give or Take

    Soderbergh and Clooney knock over Vegas without much to show for it

  • Film

    August 30, 2001

    God's Gift

    From the Mountain come joyous songs about life and death

  • Film

    August 16, 2001

    Untrue West

    He's cuddly, goofy and often a bore. Meet the new Jesse James.

  • Film

    December 31, 1998

    A slightly dirty dozen

    Although many standout films were released in 1998, no one movie really stood out

  • Film

    July 30, 1998

    Second time as farce

    From Dusk Till Dawn documentary is more fun than the real thing

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