Denton City Council hears plan for Alamo Drafthouse at Rayzor Ranch, including possible tax incentives
Plans for an Alamo Drafthouse to come to Denton next year at Rayzor Ranch Town Center could be the key to whether the development lands up to $47 million in city tax incentives.
New releases offering everything from patriotism to magical beasts.
Denton Record-Chronicle film critic Preston Barta sat down for an interview with Dax Shepard and Michael Pena, who bring 'Ponch' and John of 'CHIPS' to life on the big screen.
Studios plan to release a bonanza of films for the remainder of the spring. The season promises a few meaty movies meant to pull in serious audiences, but parents and grandparents also have a menu of movies to choose from to keep the little ones entertained from now through May.
As we've seen lately, it isn't easy to pull off a superhero movie that warrants its existence, simply because so many are being produced at breakneck pace. Filmmakers struggle with a whole host of issues when adapting comic book characters for the big screen in authentic fashion, particularly when the idea behind the film is to make it dark, gritty and relatable.
The curiously titled Sword Art Online is one of the most popular anime series ever produced. The series finds a hero and heroine at the center of a glitch in the system in the year 2022. Thousands of people have begun playing a multiplayer online role-playing game, and are trapped within it. A young man and woman — Kirito and Asuna — try their hardest to escape.
Living in a post-Batman v. Superman and “sad Affleck” world, hope for a bright future involving the Caped Crusader didn’t seem likely until now. Following filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy is an impossible feat, no matter who you are. So when you can’t make something fly with a $250 million budget and the best talent in the biz, maybe turning beloved characters into plastic bricks isn’t the worst idea.
Keanu Reeves always seems to pop up in places you’d least expect him. Whether it’s a sleazy motel owner in Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon or caught in a dangerous game of seduction in Eli Roth’s bizarre Knock Knock, the “whoa” boy is not afraid to go against the grain and surprise viewers with his choices.
Newsies is a musical with truly proletarian undertones. Based on the true story of a rabble-rousing newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenage “newsies,” the musical follows the young men as they dream of a better life far from the streets of turn of the century New York City. When publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike and take a stand for what’s right.
This past week Denton saw the regional premiere of the Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro, which opens theatrically in Dallas on Friday. It served as the perfect opening night film for the Denton Black Film Festival over the weekend, diving into topical material in a way that has never yet been explored.
Screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky said there are two kinds of scenes in screenplays: “the Pet the Dog scene and the Kick the Dog scene.” Canine love letter A Dog’s Purpose manages to work in both. You might be surprised that this sappy, family-friendly tribute to man’s best friend kills its main character within mere moments. A stray puppy is snapped up by an evil, net-wielding dog catcher, and soon he’s off to that nice farm in the sky, before his rebirth. This serves as the starting point for the circle of life and metaphysical journey of our puppy protagonist.
NEW YORK — A diner in Miami, a house in Pittsburgh and a pier in Los Angeles: All of them are real places where Oscar-nominated movies were filmed.
What a remarkable filmmaker Derek Cianfrance has become. From a bittersweet study of a fading marriage (Blue Valentine) to a sweeping epic about fathers and sons (The Place Beyond the Pines), he has proved himself to be one of cinema’s most astute and honest artists.
Your Name, known in Japan as Kimi no Na wa, is finally on its way to North America courtesy of Flower Mound-based company Funimation. The film has been a box office hit in Japan and other parts of Asia, becoming the world's highest-grossing anime film before even landing in English-speaking territories. It is currently Japan’s fourth-highest grossing film of all time.
This review marks a difficult time to write. Not because I’m not sure of how I felt walking out of my screening, but because to talk too much about Split is almost a nose-dive into spoiler territory. Let’s just say it’s definitely one of those movies we recommend going into as cold as possible — where the less you know, the better. If you need some evidence to convince you, however, I’ll carefully tip-toe around the concept as much as possible and focus on its sheer thrill.
Writer-director Mike Mills’ remarkable 2010 film Beginners, starring Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer, was a comedy-drama loosely based on the filmmaker’s own father who came out of the closet in the later years of his life. Now Mills directs his pen and camera at his mother’s story for another wonderfully wrought, fictionalized tale.