Rom-coms used to be a cash cow and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
Last week, Richard Malouf, the Dallas dentist accused of massive Medicaid fraud, sued WFAA, Owen Wilson's mom and real estate blogger Candy Evans, accusing them all of libel, defamation, slander and invasion of privacy. Malouf and wife, Leanne, still in the midst of being investigated by the state ... More >>
Richard Malouf has had an exciting year or so, what with being investigated by the state, the feds and WFAA for what is alleged to be a massive amount of Medicaid fraud. Malouf and wife Leanne's rather lavish personal lifestyle has also come under scrutiny: the mansion, the jets, the fancy cars, th ... More >>
For the past year, WFAA has been digging into Richard Malouf and All Smiles Dental and Orthodontics, the chain of pediatric clinics he owns (used to own, actually) with his wife. What the station found was what appeared to be a massive case of Medicaid fraud in which he bilked the state for unnecess ... More >>
Some of our notables showed great courage this year, others are simply notorious, but all 10 had a big impact in 2011.
Bob Musgrave at the "Bottle Rocket motel" last night, signing Criterion Collection DVDs for the faithfulAndy Carl Valentin and Chris Durbin didn't expect this. Not this. Certainly not. When first they hatched their cockamamie scheme -- to rescue from fiscal despair a Days Inn off I-35 in Hillsbor ... More >>
The Hillsboro motel where they shot part of Bottle Rocket is so iconic Ian Dingman put it on the front of the Criterion Collection DVD.My old friend and long-ago Observer-er Matt Zoller Seitz, who wrote the definitive making-of piece about Bottle Rocket back in September 1995, sent me a note this ... More >>
Eric Charbonneau/Getty ImagesLong, boring story short: I was on Getty Images looking for something completely unrelated when I came across this -- a photo of Luke, Andrew and Owen Wilson at the Zombieland premiere in Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago. Can't remember the last time I saw all three ... More >>
Texas RangersOmar VizquelBut that's just because the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals doesn't want the Rangers' shortstop to become a bullfighter. Oh, you missed that? Yeah -- a couple of days back, the former Indians great said bullfighting is "one of my things on the to-do list." Tha ... More >>
Judd Apatow's pretty good year
The Inwood rents a room to the Tenenbaums
He plays golf with George Clooney. He clowns around with Chris Tucker. He's best buddies with Peri Gilpin. He's a pasty white dude named Steve Stodghill.
Failure is McConaughey's perfect movie and a pretty good one for us
The grossly underutilized Granada Theater gets a makeover
Plus: Winning is Fun; Ethan Makes a Funny
Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.
Identity-theft victim gets the cold shoulder
De Niro and Murphy play it by the numbers in Showtime, but that's not a bad thing
Or, one man's passion for Clooney, killers, kooks and corn
With his own movie in tow, Dallas' indie-film guru goes to Robert Redford's festival, falls in love with the First-Timer, and embraces the hype
Stiller and De Niro square off in the big-screen sitcom Meet the Parents
DVDs pull back the curtain on the movies, but do you really want to see the Wizard?
Twenty-eight years after its creation, the once-proud USA Film Festival has lost its focus. Can, and will, two new area film fests fill the void?
The Haunting, or: We ain't 'fraid uh no ghosts
February 18 - 24, 1999
Even Bill Murray's antics can't rescue this self-important comedy
Although many standout films were released in 1998, no one movie really stood out
The mega-hyped disaster flick Armageddon signals the death of storytelling
The Cable Guy spoofs TV culture; Moll Flanders spooks a classic novel
Five Dallas filmmakers risk their lives for a burger -- and to discuss their movie