Todd Wagner

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Feed Church of God Family and Local Boxing Dynasty Are One and The Same

    Still from Sweet ScienceFrom left: Charles Hatley, Greg Hatley Jr. and Dominic Littleton​Yesterday, we told you about the Feed Church of God, where police are investigating possible animal cruelty charges relating to dead livestock, and introduced you to its pastor, James Hatley Jr. We're still aw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Welcome to the Forbes 400, Darwin Deason!

    Kelcy Warren, proof that a UT-Arlington graduate can make the Forbes 400​I've been told: Everybody loves lists, especially this one -- Forbes' annual countdown of the richie-richiest 'Merkins, which contains more than its share of locals, as usual. Tops, through, is a Fort Worth resident who I'm p ... More >>

  • Film

    April 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 20, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    We Were Born to Love You, Cindy Morgan. We Were Born To ... Well.

    Perhaps some of you are heading to the Inwood Theater shortly to catch a glimpse of Robert De Niro, who's in town for what's sure to be the most mumbling post-screening Q&A in the history of moving pictures. He's here, along with director Barry Levinson and producer-screenwriter Art Linson and produ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2008

    AFI Dallas: More Tickets for De Niro Film -- and Q&A -- Are Now Available

    Robert De Niro, John Turturro and Stanley Tucci wonder What Just Happened? This just in from the AFI Dallas International Film Festival folks: Today, they've made available on the Web site 75 more tickets for Friday's 1 p.m. screening of Barry Levinson's adaptation of producer Art Linson's book What ... More >>

  • Film

    March 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 24, 2008

    AFI Dallas Fest Sneaks a Peek with Hunter S. Thompson, Ellen Page and Helen Hunt

    Hunter S. Thompon's doc makes its Dallas debut at AFI in the spring. The Sundance Film Festival's not quite wrapped in Park City, Utah; the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin is still some six weeks from opening with the real-life blackjack thriller 21. But this morning we bring news from th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008

    Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner Are Oscar-Nominated Again. Kinda. More Than You, Anyway.

    One local connection to this morning's Academy Award nominations: the Iraq War doc No End in Sight, released by Magnolia Pictures -- otherwise known as Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner's distribution company. Cuban and Wagner have been here before, having financed such Oscar-nominated films as Enron: The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2007

    Redacted Redacted in Dallas

    A scene from Brian De Palma's Redacted, which will not be seen in Dallas come Friday as originally planned In news sure to make Wick Allison's heart race, we just received word from the Landmark Theatres national publicist that Bill O'Reilly's Film o' the Year, Redacted, will not open in Dallas on F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2007

    You're a Rich Man, Harold Simmons

    Have you met our adoptive parents, Annette and Harold Simmons? They're very nice people. Mazel tov, Harold Simmons! Looks like you're still the richest man in Dallas -- and the 43rd richest person in the entire country. Yet again, Forbes has posted its list of the 400 wealthiest folks in the U.S. an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2007

    The Penn is Mightier

    At least I didn't run into Sean Penn in the bathroom ... So, which you like to hear about first -- what the AFI Dallas International Film Festival people are doing at the Toronto International Film Festival, or what I said to Sean Penn in the bathroom Saturday night after one of us had clearly had ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 6, 2007

    Tinsel Town Toppings

    Tristan Simon expands his empire

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2007

    Mogul Merger

    To one of the toniest multiplexes in the land, Mark Cuban, Todd Wagner and Tristan Simon will add a fancy-schmancy eatery. Everything that rises must converge, or so someone once said. Proof: The vertically integrated Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner, who count among their cinema empire the Landmark Thea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2007

    AFI Fest Releases Lineup of Films and Guest List. Oh, Look: The Guy From Office Space

    Yes, we're very excited David Lynch and Lauren Bacall are coming to AFI. But, c'mon, so's Ron Livingston. Yeeaaah. We just received the complete schedule for the inaugural AFI Dallas International film festival, which opens with a screening of Music Within at the Majestic Theater on March 22 and clo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2006

    Get Lost

    If Dane Cook's a comedian, why isn't he funny? At all. Ever. Wanna see some video of The Great Mark Cuban partying -- by which I mean, talking on the cell phone for about 1.2 seconds outside West Hollywood hot spot Hyde? If so, go here; he's at the end of the clip, between Alias' Michael Vartan and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2006

    Aussie Rules at AFI Dallas

    Reel busy: Tearlach Hutcheson, pictured here during construction of the Magnolia Theater in 2002, is now managing director of the AFI Dallas film fest. Some time this week, the newly established AFI Dallas International Film Festival will announce its new (by which I mean, its first) managing direc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2006

    You The Man

    Becky Fischer is the leader of the Jesus Camp depicted in the controversial documentary being distributed by Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner. As promised in an earlier Bible Girl column, here's a black evangelical perspective on Jesus Camp--from occasional Bible Girl contributor Stephanie Morris: I have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2006

    Decoding Jesus Camp

    Levi is a young preacher in the "army of God" depicted in the film Jesus Camp. Oh, I was ready for a fierce reaction to Jesus Camp. Something really extreme--like wanting to cast a demon out of my 27-inch TV. Or declaring that Oprah is the Antichrist. I'd seen the trailer for this new and controvers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2006

    Lucky 13

    Robert Rowling is the richest Dallasite. He looks like it. Forbes' list of "The 400 Richest Americans" is out, and 13 of 'em are from Dallas. To save you some time (because time is money), we're including only the locals here--chief among them the man who owns the company that owns Omni Hotels and ... More >>

  • News

    September 21, 2006

    That's a Wrap

    Meet the new 800-pound gorilla of Dallas film festivals

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2006

    Look, All I Want's a Cup of Coffee

    Do you wanna have coffee with Mitch Albom? How about with his books? Yeah, not so much. Barnes & Noble Booksellers is a book store that sells Starbucks coffee. Starbucks is a coffee shop that, beginning next month, will sell books. Why not? It already sells CDs (including Starbucks-only product from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2006

    Business as Usual

    George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh will no longer produce as Section Eight. But Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban will still work with both filmmakers at their respective production companies. Yesterday came word that George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh have decided to shutter their production company, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2006

    Some Fight Left

    You know you can't fight the feeling that you need to get down to Lancaster this weekend to see some boxing. Last summer Paul Kix wrote about the rise and fall of the Oak Cliff Boxing Club, which at one point had more than 100 young prospects, a handful of Olympic hopefuls and the financial backing ... More >>

  • News

    June 29, 2006

    Helping the Healing

    Nothing like a little hardball to help the Mavs forget

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2006

    Mark Cuban Will Own Hollywood. Literally.

    No, really. And I ain't saying this just because I do a little work for the guy. Over the last few days, news has spread about his latest venture called Content Partners; two days after NBC had the story, it's already in the overseas papers. It works like this, best I can figure: Content Partners, w ... More >>

  • News

    April 6, 2006

    Who Is That Guy?

    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.

  • Music

    March 30, 2006

    Dirk's Little Secret

    In an exclusive investigative report, we discover another all-star facet to the main Mav

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2006

    No, Steven, "Munich" Was a Bad Idea

    Looks like Steven Spielberg, who apparently used to be a diretor of some note, is no fan of Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner's releasing movies in theaters, on TV and DVD the same day, as they did with Steven Soderbergh's Bubble in January. In the new issue of Time, the maker of Hook and Always is asked h ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • News

    December 22, 2005

    The Reel Truth

    Hollywood Claims the Sky is Falling. To Which We Say Puh-lease.

  • News

    July 7, 2005

    The One That Got Away

    In a Lancaster gym, Greg Hatley is raising boxing champions, but the best fighter he ever saw isn't among them

  • News

    December 2, 2004

    Un-chartered Territory

    Plus: Coming Attractions; Torah, Torah, Torah!

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2004
  • News

    December 18, 2003

    Double Feature

    Two theater companies vie for one audience

  • News

    November 6, 2003

    Coming Distractions

    Landmark Theatres chain takes over Magnolia

  • News

    September 25, 2003

    Lights, Camera, Action

    Theater deal will put the Magnolia and Inwood under same management

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Hope and Glory

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has reason to shout-his money and enthusiasm are resurrecting a dead team

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    E-publish or perish

    Move over Mr. Gutenberg -- Dallas Internet entrepeneur Patrick Seaman is hunting for the "killer app" to create the next revolution in publishing

  • 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 >>