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Heartbreakers
September 30, 2010 – 10:38 pm | No Comment
Heartbreakers

The big difference in French and American romantic comedies can be easily seen in Heartbreakers (L’Arnacoeur). This lively Gallic romcom, starring Vanessa Paradis and Romain Duris, revolves around Duris being hired to make Paradis fall …

Jack Goes Boating
September 30, 2010 – 9:12 am | No Comment
Jack Goes Boating

In the history of film there are moments where really good actors have turned to directing, and subsequently only directed one film. In many cases it has shown remarkable staying power. Take the case of …

Another eclectic evening at Walter’s
September 30, 2010 – 12:32 am | One Comment
Another eclectic evening at Walter’s

Although it was a little under the radar, the Yellow Echo show at Walter’s tonight was a blast. Three piece indie outfit Yellow Echo played a bill with soulful r&b act The Foster Band (starring …

The Tillman Story
September 29, 2010 – 4:29 pm | No Comment
The Tillman Story

The Tillman Story is the kind of documentary that just burst forth from the screen and stays etched in your mind. Most people will have heard of Pat Tillman, the guy who turned down a …

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
September 28, 2010 – 8:49 pm | No Comment
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

A friend mentioned to me recently that she’d taken her three-year old daughter to see her first movie, Toy Story 3. The first preview was for the then upcoming Warner Bros. film Legend of the …

The Sleepers of Austin City Limits
September 27, 2010 – 7:18 pm | One Comment
The Sleepers of Austin City Limits

It’s that time of year again. Get ready for the deluge of generic Austin City Limits coverage from every local news source in Texas. Well, maybe it’s a bit early but I’ve decided to strike …

Catfish
September 24, 2010 – 9:52 am | No Comment
Catfish

When the mocking laughter has faded, when the tears of forced emotion have dried you have Catfish. In this documentary about people deceiving other people, mainly through Facebook, the explanation of the title comes in …

A Woman, A Gun and A Noodle Shop
September 23, 2010 – 10:27 pm | No Comment
A Woman, A Gun and A Noodle Shop

Zhang Yimou has always been a good fit for Sony Pictures Classics. For over 20 years films like Raise the Red Lantern or Red Sorghum were anxiously awaited as art house events. The leading movie …

Young Girls blow up
September 21, 2010 – 4:45 pm | No Comment
Young Girls blow up

One of Houston’s very own indie-rock bands, Young Girls was recently asked to open up for popular Brooklyn act The Drums up in Dallas. Not even a year old, Young Girls have already played …

The Town
September 18, 2010 – 11:47 pm | No Comment
The Town

One thing is certain after watching The Town – Ben Affleck has great action chops for a director. His ability as a triple threat (actor, writer, director) seems hampered though by a lack of attention …