When the zombie genre runs out of brains, might as well eat at a classic literary tale.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How can two brothers involved in an early life of organized crime turn out to be so different?
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.
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.
Gal Gadot as Diana Prince walks in a scene from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
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.
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.