Sir Mix-A-Lot McKinney Avenue Tavern, Dallas Monday, May 5, 2014 This isn't your normal concert crowd. Everyone's here at McKinney Avenue Tavern for the same thing: the old school shit. Nay, the old-school booty shit: They want to hear Sir Mix-a-Lot sing about butts that are big. Immediately. It's ... More >>
Vanessa Hudgens proves truer than Gimme Shelter.
Established musicians composing film scores is nothing new. Some of the best scores of the last 50 some odd years have come from pop stars: Dylan's score for Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, Danny Elfman's whole career and Queen's legendary Flash Gordon score. With the rise of various indie studios worl ... More >>
Last week saw the limited release of Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, and the director is currently receiving the type of media love reserved for those who rarely misstep and whose work is hailed as classic the moment it's released. What's always interested me about Anderson is his ability to perf ... More >>
Ah, yes. So much synergy happens during SXSW. If you've been on the Austin festival circuit in the last six months or so, you may have noticed Christian Bale at Austin City Limits, where he played bongos with Fleet Foxes, or Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara at Fun Fun Fun Fest, which led to a Tumblr dev ... More >>
With the arrival of 35 Denton this weekend, festival season is officially upon us. But festivals have gotten complicated, and you can no longer just grab your buds, hop in your Civic hatchback and chill in a tent for three days. You need provisions, a plan, intestinal fortitude, hand sanitizer, Red ... More >>
The nominees for the cinematic super bowl, the 2012 Academy Awards, were announced yesterday, and as always there were a few of the year's best pictures and performances that were left warming the bench by the all-powerful Academy. Martin Scorsese's Hugo leads the game with 11 nods, beating out th ... More >>
What a year it was at the movies! Just reflect for a second all the places we've traveled together on our cinematic voyages of 2011 in that theatrical transport known as film. Alternate worlds and realities. All over the map of our own. Forward to the future. Back in time. Into the psyche. Hell, hal ... More >>
And nine more choice flicks.
Austin's little fest has grown big and sponsored--and that's fine by us
Intrigue drowns out argument in political thriller.
Next time, to avoid parking hassles, Alice can ride her bike to Urbano Cafe. She rides a pink Huffy with a banana saddle and ribbons on the handlebars, but don't tell her we told you.Each week, the Cheap Bastard goes looking for a new place to eat lunch for less than nine million dollars. Thi ... More >>
Ryan Gosling takes the wheel in a retro heist-gone-bad bloodbath.
Rom-com is sweet, but not groundbreaking.
Via.Hilary SwankI got a call yesterday from the mighty Robbie Brenner, one of the producers of the fingers-crossed film The Dallas Buyer's Club, which, as you're surely aware by now, is the long-in-the-works adaptation of the true-life tale of Dallas electrician Ron Woodroof and his journey from ... More >>
Four long years ago, it appeared Brad Pitt was all set to star in the story of Ron Woodroof -- the heterosexual, homophobic electrician who contracted HIV in 1980, was diagnosed with AIDS in 1986 and would go on to found the Dallas Buyer's Club, through which AIDS patients bought life-prolongi ... More >>
Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden's debut Half Nelson was one of the highlights of 2006, a nuanced look at a young teacher in an inner-city school who dismantled the inspirational teacher-movie cliches with just a toke of his crack pipe.The writer-director team's next film, Sugar, gives the same hard-nosed, ... More >>
Owen Wilson's a bad fit for an ass-kicking bodyguard
The battle for Oscar is hashed out on a big screen
United 93 is the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association's best pic of 2006. Yeah, I can agree with that. The rest of the list, not s'much. The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association -- of which I am a member, though perhaps not for long -- this morning released its (our?) list of the year's ... More >>
Introducing the best movies of 2005 you probably didn't see.
Need a love story to cry over? Leaf through The Notebook.
In The Believer, a Jewish student explores his inner Nazi
Murder by Numbers yields neither mystery nor thrills in the sum of its parts