Denton Community Theatre’s Theatre School announced it won’t be staging Elf, Jr. this holiday season. The musical is a kid-sized version of the Broadway musical based on the charming 2003 holiday film starring Will Ferrell.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has cautioned consumers about the dangers of wearing decorative contact lenses for Halloween. The decorative lenses, also marketed as “costume,” “fashion” or “colored” lenses, can pose serious risks to eye health, including infections and loss of vision.
Denton wasn’t highlighted in Texas Highways’ recent story about small Texas towns with iconic bookstores, but we were mentioned in passing. Recycled Books Records CDs on the downtown Square was noted in Kay Ellington’s article about literary destinations in Texas. If you want to drop some pins in your map, read the article here: http://bit.ly/2emb1J5.
Sometimes a relatively generic story can be redeemed by a confident central performance, as proven with 2012’s Jack Reacher, starring Tom Cruise. What appeared to be a bombastic action flick in the same vein as Cruise’s other stealthy crime franchise Mission: Impossible, wound up being a rather smart, low-key, stylish and — most notably — fun thriller. While it has many action set-pieces that feel borrowed from M:I films, Cruise’s movie star charisma shined through with a fascinating character who outsmarted and beat his way out of every corner he was backed into.
Trick-or-treating conjures up a nostalgic magic. As soon as homeowners start putting giant cobwebs in the trees, fidgeting with skeletons — and, more recently, dead-eyed zombies — and buying pumpkins for the porch, we think back to our childhood and Halloweens of the past.
Josh Bradford and Steve Harlos share a love of Erik Satie. The French composer and pianist did the bulk of his most memorable work in the early 20th century, and for the 150th anniversary of Satie’s birthday, Bradford and Harlos are celebrating with a “Satie-Ricon.” Satie-Ricon — a riff on Comic-Con — is a four-day festival honoring the composer and celebrating music. The first concert was Tuesday, and the event continues today, Friday and Saturday morning.
A24 is one of the best film studios working today. It’s responsible for cinematic juggernauts such as Ex Machina, Room and TheWitch. Never does it represent narratives that are safe, traditional or capable of generating a nice cash flow. A24 is more about the art and filmmakers’ unique voices. You know, what movies should be about.