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This Week’s Special Screenings:

The Texas Theatre presents an Easter screening of 35mm print of the Biblical epic The Ten Commandments (1956), 4pm, March 31, at the theater. Details The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of the original The Evil Dead (1981), 9pm, March 31, at the theater. Details The Texas Theater’s Tuesday Night Trash series continues with a screening of the action flick Hard … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’

At best, G.I. Joe: Retaliation is  preferable to its predecessor, in the sense that a raging hangover is preferable to a case of the bubonic plague. Originally scheduled for release last June, it was reportedly pushed back nine months so that it could be converted to 3-D and so that extra footage of Channing Tatum … Continue reading

This Week’s Repertory Films:

The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of the film adaptation of the children’s novel The Neverending Story (1985), 5pm, March 24, at the theater. Details Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios’ Reel Classics series continues with Sam Mendes’ Oscar-winning American Beauty (1999), 2 and 7pm, March 27, at select Cinemark theaters. Details The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Olympus Has Fallen’

Die Hard in the White House with a little 24 and even some Under Siege thrown in for good measure, Olympus Has Fallen is possible the dumbest of the big, dumb, and loud action movies released so far this year. (G.I. Joe: Retaliation opens next week, however.) Action films by their very nature require us … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Spring Breakers’

The art house equivalent of a Girls Gone Wild video, bad-boy auteur Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers offers a mock-morality tale disguised edgy nihilism, albeit one hobbled with an anemic narrative and mind-numbing repetition. That it’s generated as much pre-release buzz as it has is due to its two gimmicks: James Franco’s performance as a Svengali gangsta/wannabe … Continue reading

This Week’s Repertory Films:

The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of the film adaptation of the children’s novel The Neverending Story (1985), various showtimes, March 22-24, at the theater. Details Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios’ Reel Classics series continues with David Lean’s classic Lawrence of Arabia (1962), 2 and 7pm, March 20, at select Cinemark theaters. Details The Inwood Theatre’s Midnight Madness features for this … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’

There is a lot of smoke and mirrors and sleight of hand involved with The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Don Scardino’s comedy about the rise, fall, and re-invention of a vain and supercilious stage magician. Unfortunately, most of it is used to dress up an underdone story. The story begins with a quick flashback to 1982, where … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’

Director Sam Raimi’s trademark kitsch is sadly reined in for the choppy but diverting prequel Oz the Great and Powerful, and for the most part so is the heavy-handed eye candy that has become par for the course for this sort of material. (See: Tim Burton’s take on Alice in Wonderland — or better yet, don’t.) There are … Continue reading

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