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This Week’s Special Screenings

The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of the science fiction comedy Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), 4:30pm, September 1, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents a screening of the classic ’80s sci-fi comedy Real Genius (1985), 7pm, September 3, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents a screening of Amy Heckerling’s classic coming-of-age comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Kimbell Art Museum’s Summer Adventure Series: From Amazon to Andes series concludes with a screening of Howard Hawks’ Only Angels Have Wings (1939), 2pm, August 25, at the museum. Details The Texas Theatre also presents a 35mm print of the live-action fantasy-action cult classic Masters of the Universe (1987), 4:30pm, August 25, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents a screening … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘The World’s End’

The third collaboration between writer-director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, The World’s End pulls off an impressive feat at the tail-end of a summer movie season loaded to the gills with varying apocalypses and mind-numbing scenes of mass destruction by finding humor in Armageddon, outdoing the similarly themed This is the … Continue reading

Q&A: The Lads of “The World’s End”

After establishing themselves in the UK in the late ’90s with the cult-classic sitcom Spaced, writer-director Edgar Wright and his perennial co-stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost snuck onto the world stage with the zombie rom-com Shaun of the Dead in 2004 and the action movie spoof Hot Fuzz in 2007. Since then, Wright put … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket (1987), 6pm, August 18, at the theater. Details The Highland Park Film Festival‘s summer film series concludes with a screening of the classic musical The Sound of Music (1965), 7pm, August 19, at the Highland Park Village Theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents a screening of the Ealing Studios comedy Whisky … Continue reading

Movie reviews: ‘Jobs’ and ‘Prince Avalanche’

Superficial all the way down to its bitter core, Joshua Michael Sterns’ anemic exposé of Apple  founder Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) engages in abject hero-worship while pretending to plumb the depths of a controversial man who helped pave the way for the Information Age. Is disappointing to see the life of such complex figure reduced … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Kick-Ass 2’

Three years ago, Kick-Ass lit up a small number of screens like a cinematic firebomb tossed into unsuspecting megaplexes; audiences were caught off guard by the sight of a then-unknown Chloë Moretz swearing like a sailor with Tourette’s Syndrome while slicing and dicing street thugs at the encouragement of a demented Adam West-esque vigilante father … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings:

The Dallas Museum of Art’s Love, War, and Myth in Ancient Greece summer film series continues with a free screening of Clash of the Titans (1981), 7pm, August 15, in the museum’s Horchow Auditorium. Details Chris Vognar’s Screening Room monthly series resumes with a free screening of Fritz Lang’s groundbreaking thriller M (1931) at 7:30pm, August 15, at the … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘We’re the Millers’

Boasting a strong comedic cast in a dull, unfunny, uninspired, and formulaic comedy, We’re the Millers is one of this summer’s biggest missed opportunities. It somehow The central idea should have been a rich vein of comedy gold: A 40ish pot-dealer past his slacker prime named David (Jason Sudeikis) gets rolled by hoodlums and winds … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Elysium’

South African writer-director Neill Blomkamp became a big blip on the radar with his feature-length debut District 9. A hefty slice of sci-fi message movie that put a compelling and effective spin on apartheid, it was a message movie that went down easy and managed the tricky alchemy of melding such a weighty subject to … Continue reading

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