As we have every year for the last quarter-century, we present the Dallas Observer Music Awards. This year, our panel of music experts and industry veterans nominated 200 artists, venues and organizations. Over 4,000 people voted on those nominees, and their selections are the 40 winners listed here ... More >>
It's really the same story you've heard a million times before: Person (or umbrella, in this case) meets other person (other umbrella), they connect, there are complications, etc. What makes Pixar's new short, which you can see in theaters preceding Monsters University, so incredibly charming (and a ... More >>
Despicable Me 2 shows why you shouldn’t give up on kids’ animation
But hey: At least it ain't Cars 2
You've likely noticed a vexing pattern in a particular genre of movies lately. The plots always suggest post-apocalyptic worlds where greed and gluttony have trumped Mother Nature. The culprit of these films is mankind's self-indulgence and detached ignorance. And while technology and fabrication ar ... More >>
Animated franchise stalls out.
10. Funny, but I don't think Justin Timberlake is Banksy. Is he? 9. As far as early-year Super Bowls of industries go, give me football (Super Bowl), followed by music (Grammys), auto racing (Daytona 500) and movies (Oscars). 8. Original score? Original song? Sound mixing? Sound editing? En ... More >>
Disney's latest toon is a starry dog story
WALL-E blasts off to the future by boldly going where every sci-fi movie's gone before. And that's a good thing.
Terry Allen plays the Sons
Connick plays Nokia
The Modern hosts some splendid shorts
Renaissance is black and white and a little dead all over
Pixar's latest is no lemon, but it does have that used-Cars smell
Al Gore takes on the other imminent threat to America
The Deep Ellum Film Festival offers cinematic pleasures...just not in Deep Ellum.
It ain't quite Fantastic, but it'll do in a pinch
In Madagascar, the wild things romp, then roam
Like Big Fish for little kids, Robots works hard to please everyone
These heroes may be Incredibles, but they're also normal
Sometimes the worst movies have the best soundtracks
Funky and grotesque, The Triplets of Belleville will animate your world
Our critics pick the flicks that the best-of list overlooked
Parents, take heart: Finding Nemo is better than the average Disney 'toon
It's man vs. machinima when video games become, ahem, movies
In the Ice Age, three mammals and a baby try to keep us warm
Or, one man's passion for Clooney, killers, kooks and corn
Monsters, Inc. opens the door to a world so good it's scary
Moments of brilliance are few and far between in this year's Spike and Mike
Lakeshore Learning Store
Or: Where in the hell are Three Kings and Election?
Toy Story 2 is the rare sequel worthy of the original
Princess Mononoke is beautiful, but is she worth the wait?
The craftsmen at Pixar delight with the inventive and enchanting A Bug's Life
Phil Tippett and his studio--creators of Starship Troopers' murderous bugs--are envisioning the digital future of creature features