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Dredd

“Dredd 3D” delivers violent, yet cheesy action

Alex Williams September 21, 2012

“Dredd 3D” is a film of simple pleasures. Blood, guts and bodies stacked as high as the 200-story ghetto where the majority of the film takes place are prevalent and make for an entertaining,...

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Fantastic Fest guaranteed to scare, excite

Alex Williams September 20, 2012

There is no film festival in the world quite like Fantastic Fest. Every September, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on South Lamar is taken over by the festival for a week, and this year, the exterior of the...

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Theater experiments with reserved seating option

Jasmin Carina Castanon September 18, 2012

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is known and loved for its laid-back and cool atmosphere. However, over the summer, it began implementing reserved seating at several of its locations. By making this change,...

EndofWatch

Two cops compete for their white moment in crime drama “End of Watch”

Alex Williams September 17, 2012

There is a phrase often used by script analysts called the “white moment.” It is the crest of the dramatic arc, that brief moment where everything appears to be going well for our hero before...

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Top 5 Free Friday Night Movies

Alex Williams September 14, 2012

The beginning of the semester is always brutal for the college student’s wallet. The combination of stupidly expensive textbooks, typically abrasive Texas weather and slim pickings at the multiplex...

Eclectic mix of local, national artists to headline Wild Frontier Fest

Shane Miller September 7, 2012

Wild Frontier Fest is the brainchild of the Vagabond Collective and will take place Saturday at Mohawk, on the corner of 10th and Red River streets. Headlined by Los Angeles electronica giant Baths and...

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‘Bridesmaids’ magic repeated in ‘For a Good Time, Call …’

Alex Williams September 7, 2012

The classics of modern comedy are almost universally male-driven — “Caddyshack,” “Vacation” and “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” are all films defined by...

Venice premiers first-ever Saudi film

The Associated Press September 4, 2012

VENICE, Italy — Haifaa Al Mansour has the distinction of being the first person to ever film a movie in Saudi Arabia, never mind that she’s a woman. Al Mansour’s “Wadjda,”...

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“Compliance” balances restraint with real-life horror

Alex Williams September 4, 2012

The true events that “Compliance” is based on — a series of particularly cruel prank calls to fast-food restaurants — call to mind instances like the Stanford prison experiment,...

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Robert Pattinson fails to sparkle in ‘Cosmopolis’

Alex Williams August 30, 2012

When the pieces of David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s “Cosmopolis” began to fall into place, the biggest question mark was always Robert Pattinson, who plays billionaire...

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LeBeouf fails to convince in ‘Lawless’

Alex Williams August 29, 2012

The first trailer for “Lawless” looked like a film way too light and action-packed for director John Hillcoat, who relentlessly punished audiences with his last two films. “The Road”...

Renowned pianist Van Cliburn diagnosed with cancer

The Associated Press August 29, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Renowned classical pianist Van Cliburn has been diagnosed with advanced bone cancer and is resting comfortably at his Texas home, his publicist said Monday. The 78-year-old...

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