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Movie review: “Beauty and the Beast”

There is arguably more to like than dislike about Bill Condon’s live-action version of Disney’s 1991 animated musical Beauty and the Beast, but there really isn’t much to love about it. It’s a serviceable (read: slavish) adaptation content to coast on the novelty of CGI rather than ink-and-paint animation. The story is the same: After being rude to … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Jersey Boys’

The break-out success of the jukebox musical Jersey Boys pretty much guaranteed the inevitable film adaptation; however, said spin-off not only fails to adequately compensate for the schmaltz, it exacerbates it with some truly bland, derivative film-making. It’s as if director Clint Eastwood set out to dramatize the most boring episode of VH1’s Behind the Music … Continue reading

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 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

This Week’s Special Screenings

As part of its Alamo 100 series, the Alamo Drafthouse will screen Charlie Chaplin’s silent comedy masterpiece City Lights (1931), noon, January 19, at the theater. Details The Magnolia’s Big Movie film series continues with the Martin Scorsese’s gangster classic Goodfellas (1990), 7:30 and 10:15pm, January 21, at the theater. Details Also for its Alamo 100 series, the Alamo Drafthouse will screen Steven … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

If you missed it last week, the Alamo Drafthouse will also screen It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), noon, December 22, at the theater. Details The Texas Theatre is also screening a 35mm print of Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), 4:20pm, December  22, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents a  screening of Martin Scorsese’s The Departed (2006), 6:20pm, December 22; at the theater. … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios’ Reel Classics series continues with It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), 2pm December 15, and 2pm and 7pm December 18, at select Cinemark theaters. Details The Angelika Film Center will also screen It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), various showtimes, December 15, 19, and 24, at the Angelika Dallas. Details The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of Die … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios’ Reel Classics series continues with Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (1954), 2pm December 1, and 2pm and 7pm December 4, at select Cinemark theaters. Details The Magnolia’s Big Movie film series continues with Federico Fellini’s masterpiece 8 1/2 (1963), 7:30 and 10:15pm, December 3, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents a Quote-Along screening of Terry Zwigoff’s notorious Christmas … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of Martin Scorsese’s early crime drama Mean Streets (1973), various showtimes, October 20, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents a 35mm double feature of James Whale’s horror classics Frankenstein (1931) and The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), 1pm, October 20, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents the EC Comics-inspired horror anthology Creepshow (1982), 7:45pm, … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Metallica: Through the Never’

A slickly realized concert movie that cranks from the 3-D and IMAX formats the kind of immersive energy that most feature films can only dream of, Metallica: Through the Never is a suitably gonzo rock spectacle worthy of the band and the expectations of its legion of fans. Some 30 years into their career, Metallica … Continue reading

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