Samuel L. Jackson

  • Film

    April 3, 2014
  • Film

    December 27, 2012

    A History of Violence

    Django Unchained upends the western -- and America's original sin.

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    America's Cops Are Coming to DFW to Learn How "Avatar" Technology Can Keep Cities Safe

    In its own words, Raytheon is "a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security, and other government markets," which is a fancy way of saying "We make a lot of money making military shit so the U.S. government doesn't have to." But with the war in Iraq officially over ... More >>

  • Film

    May 3, 2012
  • Calendar

    October 6, 2011
  • Dining

    June 23, 2011

    Pecan Lodge: Just Like Heaven

    But it's hell for vegans.

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Josh Hamilton Hits Home Run on Letterman, Featuring a Cameo by Samuel L. Jackson

    Oh, right -- the Texas Rangers, now but half a game up on Seattle in the American League West after losing five straight and eight of their last 10, three of those to the New York Yankees, including yesterday's gut-punching 3-2 loss in 12. The local sports spotlight is all theirs now, and almost as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Whitt's End: 6.17.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Jason Terry's voice is still hoarse from all the partying and cigars, but yet we're already peeking at 2012. Problem: The Mavs aren't a team built for the future, but rather the here-'n-now ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 12, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    True Story of Dallas Art Dealer and Homeless Fort Worth Man Gets a Star: Sam Jackson

    It's doubtful the light saber will be necessary this time 'round. Still. Better safe than sorry.​For three years, a book recounting the relationship between a wealthy Dallas art dealer (Ron Hall) and a once-homeless Fort Worth man (Denver Moore) has been a steady hit on the inspirational circuit; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Cedric Burnside Talks Learning The Blues From His Grandfather (Some Guy Named RL Burnside).

    Drummer and vocalist Cedric Burnside, grandson of the late, great blues guitarist R.L. Burnside, brings his brand of funk-infused delta blues to the House of Blues tomorrow night for a free 9 o'clock show in the venue's restaurant. The 30-year-old Burnside, who grew up playing in juke joints and st ... More >>

  • Film

    September 18, 2008

    Your Friends & Neighbors

    Racial tension, above and below the surface, in Neil LaBute's Lakeview Terrace

  • Film

    August 23, 2007

    Sources Say, "Meh"

    Resurrecting the Champ gets journalism right, and that's a grind

  • Home Entertainment

    June 28, 2007
  • Film

    June 21, 2007

    Heartbreak Hotel

    Who woulda thunk it: 1408 is a terrifying, touching Stephen King adaptation

  • Home Entertainment

    June 21, 2007
  • Summer Guide

    May 24, 2007

    Flick It

    Your guide to summer's hottest films

  • Film

    March 1, 2007

    Hussy 'N' Flow

    God-fearing black man tames slutty white girl as Craig Brewer's South rises again

  • Home Entertainment

    February 1, 2007
  • Film

    February 1, 2007

    The Kids Are Not All Right

    Sundance 2007 was all about the kiddie porn (not just Dakota Fanning)

  • Music

    October 5, 2006

    Bolton Lives!

    Being an ass-clown ain't so bad

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2006

    Snakes Dancing

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Or evil snakes. Whatever. Some things in life just don't live up to the hype. Take the 2006 NBA Finals, for example. Or the "Awesome" Blossom. Or Midlake. There are those rare occasions, ... More >>

  • Film

    August 17, 2006

    Slithering Heights

    The year's most shameless B-movie delivers exactly what it promises

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2006

    Putting the FU...Pardon, FUN in FUNimation

    Fort Worth-based FUNimation is handling Afro Samurai, which, oddly, was my nickname in Hebrew school. The 2006 Asian Film Festival of Dallas kicks off at noon today with screenings at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village; the fest runs through next Thursday and, like I said in the paper version ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 16, 2006

    Flying Lies

    TDG kills our dream

  • Film

    February 16, 2006

    The Price Is Wrong

    Freedomland turns a rich, complex book into a poor, simple movie

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2006
  • Film

    November 10, 2005

    Private Dicks

    Downey and Kilmer make perfect detectives in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

  • Film

    January 13, 2005

    Not Rockne

    A worthy actor rides the bench in the listless Coach Carter

  • Film

    November 4, 2004

    Super, Ordinary

    These heroes may be Incredibles, but they're also normal

  • Film

    August 7, 2003

    Officers Down Pat

    S.W.A.T. delivers, but only what you expect

  • Film

    March 27, 2003

    Basic Straining

    Oh, look--another bad John Travolta movie. How original.

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Old News

    Reissues dominated, but an international crop of films yielded some good harvest

  • Film

    April 11, 2002

    Road Rage

    Changing Lanes tries to make a grand statement, but it doesn't always work

  • Calendar

    February 21, 2002

    Steel Cage Match

    TNT pays tribute to Nicolas Cage

  • Film

    March 8, 2001

    Head Games

    Samuel L. Jackson hears voices, none of which said, "bad script"

  • Film

    November 23, 2000

    Call Him "Security"

    Bruce Willis is the unwilling superhero in Shyamalan's dazzling comic book

  • Film

    June 15, 2000

    Getting the Shaft

    Singleton's bad mutha is just that, so shut yo' mouth

  • Film

    July 29, 1999

    Broken Jaws

    But at least Deep Blue Sea doesn't totally bite

  • Film

    June 17, 1999

    Bidder beware

    The Red Violin's five tales add up to one good tune

  • News

    April 15, 1999

    The Fandom Menace

    Living on the sidewalk for a month. Sleeping with Wookiees. Thousand-dollar action figures. Think the new Star Wars is just a movie? You poor fool.

  • Film

    July 30, 1998

    Talking down

    Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey can't negotiate their way through this thrill-free thriller

  • Film

    December 25, 1997

    Punch drunk

    With the overlong, sometimes funky Jackie Brown, Tarantino looks for direction

  • Film

    July 31, 1997

    Flunking out

    187 is a blackboard bungle

  • Film

    October 31, 1996

    Drink up

    Trees Lounge raises a toast to the barfly in each of us

  • Film

    July 25, 1996

    Time killer

    In A Time to Kill, the racial conflicts are just too black-and-white

  • Film

    June 8, 1995
  • Film

    May 18, 1995

    Bang for your buck

    Crimson Tide and Die Hard With a Vengeance provide summer's action fix

  • Film

    April 27, 1995

    Big sleep

    Kiss of Death fires blanks in an increasingly tough crime saga competition

  • Film

    January 12, 1995

    Personal best

    From a year full of startling and memorable movies, here are our favorites

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