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This Week’s Special Screenings

The Magnolia’s Big Movie film series continues with Mike Nichols’ iconic comedy The Graduate (1967), 7:30pm and 10pm, March 4, at the theater. Details The Texas Theatre’s Tuesday Night Trash series returns with a screening of Mardi Gras Massacre (1978), 9:15pm, March 4, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse’s Wes Anderson Week runs through March 6 with screenings of movies from the … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Alamo Drafthouse’s Big Screen Classics series continues with a screening of Michael Curtiz’s Casablanca (1942), 12:30pm, February 23, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse’s Tough-Guy Cinema series presents a screening of Walter Hill’s cult classic Streets of Fire (1984), 9pm, February 24, at the theater. Details The Magnolia’s Big Movie film series continues with Philip Kaufman’s historical drama The Right Stuff (1983), 7:30, … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Pompeii’

Granted, no one can (or should) go into “A Film by Paul W. S. Anderson” expecting quality film-making, so in a certain sense his historical melodrama Pompeii meets expectations; the flat acting and paint-by-numbers plot are only exceeded by the visual excess that carries it. A confounding hybrid of action-drama-love story and disaster flick, it’s Gladiator meets Krakatoa: East … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Magnolia’s Big Movie film series continues with Howard Hawks’ screwball comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), 7:30 and 10pm, February 18, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents a Quote-Along screening of the Coen Brothers’ The Big Lebowski (1998), 9pm, February 22, at the theater. Details The Angelika Film Center continues its Oscar Classics series with a screening of David Lean’s … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘RoboCop’

When Jose Padhila’s RoboCop remake/reboot was announced two years ago it was met with a chorus of jeers so fervent they bordered on cries of “Heresy!”. Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi action spectacle is a cult classic, and as such it has a slightly over-inflated reputation. It certainly remains clever and groundbreaking, but in all fairness it … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios’ Reel Classics series continues with screenings of Sleepless in Seattle (1993), 2pm February 9 and 2pm and 7pm February 12, at select Cinemark theaters. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents a screening of the classic musical West Side Story (1961), 12:30pm, February 9, at the theater. Details The Magnolia’s Big Movie film series continues with Michael Curtiz’s classic … Continue reading

A Many-Splintered Thing: The 7 Most Romantic Movies EVER

Valentine’s Day is nigh, and as sales of candy, flowers, and see-through lingerie sky-rocket, it’s important to remember the reason for the season: celebrating your love for your significant other, and possibly getting laid in the process. Here’s a selection of classic romance movies to set the mood; single people should stick with porn and preferably lay low on … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘The Monuments Men’

A lukewarm effort that fails to adequately plumb the depths of a winning premise, director/actor/screenwriter George Clooney’s The Monuments Men positions itself to make a grand commentary on the importance of art and its preservation — and then says little on the topic. Clooney and co-scripter Grant Heslov can’t seem to decide if they want … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Magnolia’s Big Movie film series continues with A Letter to Three Wives (1949), 7:30 and 10pm, February 4, at the theater. Details The Texas Theatre will pay tribute to the late Run Run Shaw with a trailer compilation followed by a screening of The Boxers Omen (1983), 9:15pm, February 4, at the theater. Details The Angelika Film Center presents a screening … Continue reading

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