Napoleon Dynamite

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    7 Of Our Favorite DFW Tribute Bands

    Cover bands, impersonators, tribute bands, they're often the next best thing to the original act. Tickets are cheaper, and lines are usually nonexistent to get inside the club. Some of the band members even look and sound as if they're channeling their idols as their instruments ignite the stage. Zo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 3, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Jayden Frost, a Singer for '80s Pop Band When In Rome, Runs a Vintage Toy Shop in DFW

    Under a circular blue awning in Lewisville lies a fairly unmarked store with generic white letters reading, "DFW Vintage Toys." The change of worlds stepping inside is jarring -- it's like walking back 30 years and into your childhood. The mastermind behind DFW Vintage Toys, Jayden Frost, is seriou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    BREAKING: It's Not National Tater Tot Day

    ​When I came in this morning, my editor asked me if I wanted to write about National Tater Tot Day. Why wouldn't I? We've already blogged about National Margarita Day, Pie Day, Tequila Day, and a boatload of other bullshit holidays. Why not give people a half-ass excuse to stuff a plate full o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Last Night At 35 Conferette: !!! Pave The Road To Big Boi With Bass Intentions

    ‚Äč!!!6:30 p.m., Main Stage OneIt took all of one song for !!! singer Nic Offer to whip the Main Stage crowd into wild abandon; by the end of opener "AM/FM," from last year's Strange Weather, Isn't It?, Miami Horror was a distant memory. If the band's hypnotic grooves and electronic textures are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Listomania: Four Dance Videos That May Have Inspired Thom Yorke's "Lotus Flower" Moves

    Last week, without a great deal of forewarning, Radiohead surprised fans by releasing their latest album, King of Limbs, only five days after announcing its impending release. And although it hasn't been out all that long, it is already being hailed as perhaps the band's "most challenging" album yet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Flapjack Flap: Mimi's Cafe vs. The Original Pancake House

    Mimi's Cafe Pancakes​In one of those slow motion, cinematic moments that history brings us, a pancake went flying through the air as Napoleon (the impish emperor of France not the nunchuck wielding dweeb from the 2004 indie film, Napoleon Dynamite) attempted an intervention between his sausage ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 8, 2010
  • Film

    June 5, 2008

    Review: The Foot Fist Way

    Tae kwon do comedy The Foot Fist Way stars a truly cringe-tastic Danny McBride

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2008
  • Film

    March 13, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    Finally, Hitting the "Reset" Button

    Amy Adams and Emily Blunt engage in some Sunshine Cleaning PARK CITY, Utah -- So much for all that pre-Sundance talk about how the writers' strike was going to spark a fire sale at the fest. So far, not even the biggest titles have been sold -- not the Tom Hanks-produced The Great Buck Howard, not t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007

    Last Night: Ben Lee with Kate Voegele at House of Blues

    Ben Lee with Kate Voegele December 5, 2007 House of Blues Better than: Watching Love Actually for the eighth time in a feeble attempt to get laid. Ben Lee, Kate Voegele and Cary Brothers jam "all-star style" at Wednesday's show. (Darren Burgfeld) Video: YouTube vid of a show a few months back. W ... More >>

  • News

    November 29, 2007

    $30,000 Millionaires: Douchebags in the Mist

    Venturing into the Dallas jungle in search of the elusive $30,000 millionaire: Is he myth or fact?

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2007

    Kids Today and Their Short Films

    No place like home: The Dallas crew behind the local Samsung short-film contest entry. Starting today and throughout the next week, you can vote on the teen-made films entered in Samsung's Fresh Films contest -- and, of course, there's a Dallas entry. In this case, it's an "action/thriller" short fi ... More >>

  • Film

    August 16, 2007

    Maybe Another Teen Movie

    Is high school coming-of-ager Rocket Science quirky for good or evil? The answer's...debatable.

  • Film

    July 5, 2007
  • Film

    September 28, 2006

    Men Behaving Badly

    Bad Santa meets Napoleon Dynamite in tepid man-child comedy

  • Calendar

    September 7, 2006

    Maybe I Will! Gosh!

    Dynamiteblows up at the Inwood

  • Film

    June 15, 2006

    Tortilla Flat

    Nacho's funnier than Napoleon, which isn't sayin' much

  • Home Entertainment

    May 18, 2006
  • Blogs

    March 14, 2006

    Ashlee Simpson Is (Well, Was) Sitting Behind Me...

    Taking this picture of Ashlee Simpson with my cell phone made my feel creepy, but in a good way. But since you can barely tell who it is, well, what's the dif? This item appeared on this blog for about two minutes yesterday, before vanishing into the ether; dunno how or why, and no longer do I care. ... More >>

  • Film

    March 9, 2006

    Will in the Way

    Winter Passing's father-daughter drama is undermined by Will Ferrell

  • Music

    January 26, 2006

    The Beatdown

    Don't vote for Pedro; vote for DJ Red Eye

  • Film

    September 15, 2005

    Death Warmed Over

    Romance is alive...and dead in Just Like Heaven

  • Calendar

    August 11, 2005

    Class Clowns

    Go back to school with Fast Times at Ridgemont High

  • Film

    August 4, 2005

    Trip to Bountiful

    Oh, the talent given us at this year's remarkable Dallas Video Festival

  • Calendar

    July 28, 2005
  • Calendar

    April 14, 2005

    Vote Pedro

    Napoleon Dynamite's Efren Ramirez is one reason to see Latinologues

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2005
  • Calendar

    January 20, 2005

    From the East

    The DMA's culture bash

  • Film

    December 30, 2004

    From Major to Minor

    Why the best films of 2004 look like indies but aren't

  • Film

    December 30, 2004

    Lean Sideways

    In a year when small movies came up big, picking the best was a Payne

  • News

    November 11, 2004

    Democracy Inaction

    Mr. Gonz doesn't go to Washington

  • Film

    November 4, 2004

    Green Achers

    Undertow relishes in the pain and beauty of a reclusive Southern family

  • Film

    October 14, 2004

    Pick of the Litter

    Six years in, the Deep Ellum Film Festival has become the cagey vet

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • Film

    June 24, 2004


    Deadpan irony is the rule in this triumphant high school geek comedy

  • Film

    April 22, 2004

    Truth Be Told

    It's the docs that rock this year's USAFF schedule

  • Culture

    February 12, 2004

    The Hard Sell

    Local filmmaker Shane Carruth won Sundance's top honor. what?

  • Blogs

    November 30, 1999

    Ashlee Simpson's Sitting Behind Me...

    I could have spent the entire weekend posting from the film side of the annual spring-break multimedia orgy South by Southwest, which wraps up Sunday; God knows there are dozens, if not hundreds, of pasty-faced folks doing that very thing after every panel, after every screening, after every party. ... More >>