Sony/Screen Gems

DVD reviews: Appetizing revivals

When the zombie genre runs out of brains, might as well eat at a classic literary tale.

Aspiration Media

Film review: Heroine of biopic lives up to name

Ever dream of being a superhero with superpowers? In the biopic Noble, you will meet a true hero with tenacious powers almost beyond belief.


Stay gold

Actor/director and Denton entrepreneur Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl) and the Greater Denton Arts Council continue the free summer movie series that began this month at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.


No tomorrow

When it comes to watching movies, very little is worse than being disappointed by one. I’m talking about those movies that leave you eager with anticipation, counting down the days and reserving your tickets in advance, only to discover that everything you imagined in your head didn’t quite make it on screen.


Worth a look

You know that kind of movie where you’ll see the trailer and whisper, “Um, no thank you,” to the person next to you? Alice Through the Looking Glass may have been one of those very films for you. Surprisingly, it holds a heart of gold that makes it worth every second.



Beyond ‘Pale’: Director hopes to shatter expectations

A small audience at the University of North Texas’ Lyceum Theater got a first look at North Texas-based director Brett Bentman’s new independent film "Pale" on Saturday night.

Paramount Pictures

DVD reviews: Ridiculously ridiculous

This week’s home viewing serves as one of the worst.

Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions

Movie review: Stillman finds his voice with a little help from Jane Austen

Every year, dozens of best-selling novels and works of literature are brought to the screen by filmmakers and production companies who want to capture the magic of a story and share it with a broader audience.


Tapped out

Following the unprecedented success of 2014’s Neighbors, Universal Pictures has brought us back to check in on Mac and Kelly Radner (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) to see how their now-quiet household has...

Warner Bros. Pictures

Charmed and dangerous

In a lot of ways The Nice Guys represents the buddy movie genre at its best. It’s a film that packs as much charm and humor as it does bullets. And boy, is it a blast!



DVD reviews: Deliciously witchy

Just when you thought Puritans couldn’t be any scarier with their usually wide-brimmed hats, shifts and petticoats, some filmmakers thought to add the element of the supernatural, gray undertones and the one of the most frightening animals to ever be put on screen.


Summer movie SMACKDOWN

The summer movie season is in motion once again. It’s a time to gather and eagerly await everything from the next comic book character brought to life on the silver screen to the latest spin on an animated...

Tribeca Film

Summer flicks at the gallery

Actor-director and Denton entrepreneur Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl) and the Greater Denton Arts Council have whipped up a free summer movie series at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.


Universal Pictures

DVD reviews: Funny bone calcium

Comedies are pretty hit and miss nowadays. It’s seldom that we get a solid comedy like The Hangover or Bridesmaids.


Justice for all

In March, the lukewarm reception of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice proved that well-rendered visuals don’t necessarily save formulaic blockbusters. Thankfully this week’s Captain America: Civil War promises to enthrall moviegoers with big-budget filmmaking on a more cerebral level.

Prison break

Fans of martial arts flicks have a rare chance to catch a Tony Jaa film before it hits theaters.


Paramount Pictures

DVD reviews: Danger zone

With every new week, it seems as though a movie is repackaged on Blu-ray/DVD to celebrate the anniversary of its theatrical release.

Steve Dietl

Fancy, funny feast

In the game of sketch comedy, few have proven themselves funnier than Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Their Comedy Central series Key & Peele had a prosperous five-season run as one of the more consistently funny, short-form comedy shows on television, with their writing and their performances always on point.

Throttle Films, Indigo Pictures

Zombie flick sets action in Texas

From the living dead to the walking dead, our fascination with zombies has completely infiltrated 21st century culture. What was once a small genre has developed into something that has infected cinephiles and has given us frightening scenarios to explore.


Jeff Barry

Sibling story

DALLAS — Cinema has graced the screen with all kinds of great and compelling sibling relationships.

Universal Pictures

DVD reviews: Naughty and nice

Given that we like to observe holidays early — putting up Christmas lights and the tree the moment after we’ve inhaled our Thanksgiving feast — it’s a good rule of thumb to not mention Christmas until November. However, Christmas comes early for horror movie fans.

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Moments immortalized

For the Instagram-loving generation — and anyone who loves to take pictures — the arrival of digital photography brought forth innumerable benefits: Images became cost-effective, ready to preview instantly, easier and quicker to share. The list goes on.


Let it go

Visual supervisor turned director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan (who’s supposedly directing the upcoming Highlander remake) treats us to another adventure in the most recent world of Snow White, to some excitement and applause.



DVD reviews: X marks the spot

Just in time for next month’s theatrical release of X-Men: Apocalypse (the conclusion to the second X-Men trilogy), all five installments are being repackaged for your home collection.

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Fort Worth televangelist reprises role in ‘Rally’ trilogy

How can two brothers involved in an early life of organized crime turn out to be so different?

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Punk heavyweights

Shaun Colón has always had a love for two things: film and punk rock. Four years ago, he decided it was time to find a way to incorporate both passions into one project that even he admits is A Fat Wreck.


Jungle love

The summer movie season is officially in full swing with The Jungle Book, a beautifully crafted live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s collective works gathered under the same name.



Perfecting past-imperfect

Some have labeled Dazed and Confused as one of the greatest hangout movies of all-time. It’s a movie you watch not only for its artistic qualities and good banter, but also as a genuinely fun experience spending time with its enjoyable characters.



DVD reviews: Feel the force at home

It may be a little early to call The Force Awakens the DVD/Blu-ray movie of the year, but it unquestionably deserves a spot in your home collection.

Linklater’s latest casts an affectionate eye to the ’80s

The finger-snapping tunes, the permed-up hair, porn-star mustaches and embarrassing short-shorts — the ’80s were a definite goldmine of wonder, where the stakes and societal pressures were significantly lower compared to today.


Feeling cheated

Because of the sting Tom Hiddleston left with audiences as Loki (The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World), many were excited when word got out that the big bad Brit was taking on the role of beloved musical icon Hank Williams. It seemed like it would be a grand opportunity for Hiddleston to show another side to himself and stretch his acting muscles in a dramatic role.

DVD reviews: Back in the saddle

This week’s DVD releases range from the good, the bad and the ugly.


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Gal Gadot as Diana Prince walks in a scene from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Dan’s rewinds ‘Tapeheads’

A Denton-based film critic will launch what he hopes to make a regular film series on Sunday night.


Blumhouse Productions

Local country

Have you ever noticed how many movies are set in or around either New York or Los Angeles? With two to three movies opening each week, it seems as though it’s every other movie.


DVD reviews: Right on target

This week’s DVD releases are light, but they still feature some films worth picking up.

Columbia Pictures

Troubled family finds wholeness in ‘Miracles’

With the new release of Miracles From Heaven closely following the releases of the epic films Risen and The Young Messiah, families are going to have a feast of films to choose from this Passover and Easter celebration.

‘Mysteries’ assembles Broadway voices in Christian story oratorio

Easter Mysteries is a biblically based oratorio, a musical about the life, death, burial and ascension of Jesus Christ through the eyes of the Disciple Peter.


Franchise turmoil

How heroine Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) was able to navigate the dystopian streets of Chicago and survive a hell-bent government is a question that has even Katniss Everdeen scratching her head.


Director says movie was made on faith

Based on the novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Anne Rice (who attended the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University), The Young Messiah is about Jesus as a 7-year-old boy. Director Cyrus Nowrasteh’s groundbreaking film is centered on the biblical story of God taking on flesh, portrayed as a child in the care of divinely chosen parents.