If you're feeling charitable, you might describe Ricky Bobby Sports Saloon and Restaurant, with its checkered flags and black-and-yellow stock car out front, as a loving, if unauthorized, homage to the 2006 Will Farrell/John C. Reilly film Talladega Nights. The breastaurant's parent company, strip c ... More >>
Why are Mastodon writing music for the new Monsters Inc. prequel, Monsters University? As this blog's self-appointed Mastodon Correspondent (the position pays as well as you'd imagine), I have been ordered to conduct an immediate investigation into this somewhat unexpected turn of events, lest we al ... More >>
Sean Baker’s latest film goes inside the porn biz.
Animated franchise stalls out.
Dallas likes to save rubber bands. That's according to those who responded to the America's Least Wasteful Cities survey, anyway.â€‹Some news and notes on this thank-God-it's-Friday:I've been told that everyone loves lists. So, then, with that in mind: Mazel tov, Dallas! Last year, we came in at No. ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, May 15, 2009... Martin Scorsesse is set to direct a feature film biopic of a music legend: Frank Sinatra, baby. Kajagoogoo are reuniting for the first time in 25 years. Something tells me it's not to promote a greatest hit collection. Wanna taste ... More >>
See Russia's 12 at the Modern
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 >>
Addison takes a trip to Connemara
John Travolta was supposed to be in town September 9 to speak at the Brinker International Forum, which'll take place at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. But he can't make it, says a media release that just went out -- "due to unforeseen professional obligations," by which I assume they mean ... More >>
Sample the wonders of Asian cinema
A scene from John Carstarphen's Panic Time, which debuts tonight for free at the Inwood Theater Old Friend of Unfair Park John Carstarphen, whose 1995 debut Stealin' Home was a fave of former DO'er Matt Zoller Seitz's way back when ("a funky, frenetic, upbeat piece of African-Americana!"), debuts hi ... More >>
George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh will no longer produce as Section Eight. But Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban will still work with both filmmakers at their respective production companies. Yesterday came word that George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh have decided to shutter their production company, ... More >>
The screen lights up with Women In Film
In about two hours, Mayor Laura Miller, Dallas Film Commission director Janis Burkland and Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau president and CEO Phillip Jones will gather at City Hall to debut their latest pitch to lure the big-screen version of Dallas. From what I hear, their latest "initiative" pr ... More >>
Rosemary Meza's Masturbation Session
Never mind the bleeps, here comes The Osbournes
A: Buy the DVD for Full Frontal
Waking Up in Reno is not that bad, but it's not that good, either
When it comes to producing movies, it's a fine art (or Art Linson)
In 1988, Ron Shelton made Bull Durham. In 2002, it couldn't be done.
Why the best teen movie of the year, based on a beloved novel, won't be in theaters
Sam Hamm writes great scripts. So why do they rarely get made?
The creators of Chicken Run find soul in a lump of clay
DVDs pull back the curtain on the movies, but do you really want to see the Wizard?
Animated buddy film gets Road hard and put up wet
The acclaimed rock-video director has made one of the year's oddest, funniest films. So why is he scared of his own shadow?
The Prince of Egypt offers up the 10 commandments of (brotherly) love
It's big and loud, but this Peacemaker is still a dud
Documentary Arts preserves the lost music of the Hmong