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This Week’s Special Screenings

The Kimbell Art Museum’s Summer Adventure Series: From Amazon to Andes series begins with a screening of Walter Salles’ biopic The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), 2pm, June 30, at the museum. Details The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of Dario Argento’s cult classic giallo film Deep Red (1975), 8pm, June 30, at the theater. Details The Highland Park Film Festival‘s summer film series continues … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘White House Down’

The inevitable comparisons of Roland Emmerich’s White House Down to the recently released Olympus Has Fallen are unavoidable. Both use the same premise with only minor variations; the difference is that the former skates by thanks to a little humor, more likable characters played by a more charismatic cast, and a surprising amount of relative … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios’ Reel Classics series concludes its Steven Spielberg month with Schindler’s List (1993), 2 and 7pm June 23 and 2pm June 26, at select Cinemark theaters. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the USC Shoah Foundation. Details The Shops at Park Lane’s Movies Under the Moon film series concludes with a screening of the … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘World War Z’

Marc Forster’s long-awaited, loose  adaptation of Max Brooks’ cult novel, World War Z became notorious last year when the release date was pushed by several months, weeks worth of footage filmed in Bulgaria was scrapped, and the script was extensively rewritten in the middle of production. Surprisingly, the seams in the story remain hidden, but it … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

When one of Shakespeare’s plays is done right, it reminds you why his works have survived four centuries and counting. When done wrong — or indifferently, as with Joss Whedon’s self-consciously twee take on Much Ado About Nothing — you feel every tedious second of it. On the surface it seems like a good fit … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios’ Reel Classics series continues its Steven Spielberg month with E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), 2 and 7pm June 16 and 2pm June 19, at select Cinemark theaters. Details The Highland Park Film Festival summer film series continues with a screening of The Thin Man (1934), 7pm, June 17, at the Highland Park Village Theater. Details The Nasher … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘This Is the End’

Calling This Is the End the best comedy of the year (so far) may seem like a back-handed compliment given the competition, but it truly  delivers the laughs as well as energy that recent comedies have been lacking. You can tell its cast is fully engaged with the material and having the time of their … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Man of Steel’

Aside from the Batman franchise, Warner Bros. has been behind the curve in developing a cinematic universe for their own superheroes; the owners of scores of fan-favorite characters, they’ve developed little else recent years beyond the misfire Green Lantern and a rejected pilot for a Wonder Woman TV series. Although Man of Steel falters in the final reel, it raises … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios’ Reel Classics series continues its Steven Spielberg month with Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), 2 and 7pm June 9 and 2pm June 12, at select Cinemark theaters. Details The Shops at Park Lane’s Movies Under the Moon film series returns with a screening of the animated feature The Lorax (2012), 8:30pm, June 9, at the corner … Continue reading

Superman and the Curse of the Cape

Man of Steel opens June 14, starring Henry Cavill as Superman. We here at Movie Ink are excited by the prospect of seeing Superman on the big screen again — and we’re also a bit apprehensive. The careers of many of the actors who played the character in film and television have usually tanked afterwards, … Continue reading

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