Review: In 'Knives Out,' a whodunit for the Trump era

Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” unravels not just a good old-fashioned murder mystery but the very fabric of the whodunit, pulling at loose threads until it has intricately, devilishly woven together something new and exceedingly delightful. For all the detective tales that dot television screens, the Agatha Christie-styled whodunit has gone curiously absent from movie theaters.… Continue reading Review: In 'Knives Out,' a whodunit for the Trump era

'Frozen 2' heats up box office with $127M opening weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — Six years after “Frozen” kicked up a pop-culture blizzard, the sequel to Elsa, Anna and Olaf’s adventures snowed-in the box office with an estimated $127 million debut domestically and $350.2 million worldwide, according to studio estimates Sunday. The opening for the Walt Disney Co.’s “Frozen 2” buried several records. It’s the… Continue reading 'Frozen 2' heats up box office with $127M opening weekend

National Endowment for Arts general counsel visits Fort Worth during film festival

India Pinkney, general counsel for the National Endowment of the Arts, visited Fort Worth last week during the Lone Star Film Festival and attended a showing of Alive Inside, the documentary about the powerful impact of music on people dealing with dementia. The James L. West Center for Dementia Care hosted her visit and she… Continue reading National Endowment for Arts general counsel visits Fort Worth during film festival

Review: Tom Hanks anchors a lovely Mister Rogers tale for adults

Director Marielle Heller frames “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood ” as if it were an episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” with miniature sets of cars and bridges to illustrate New York and Pittsburgh. Mr. Rogers, played with clear-eyed purpose by Tom Hanks, introduces the audience to the film’s protagonist, journalist Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys),… Continue reading Review: Tom Hanks anchors a lovely Mister Rogers tale for adults

‘Ford v Ferrari’ speeds to No. 1; ‘Charlie’s Angels’ fizzles

NEW YORK (AP) — “Ford v Ferrari” left its competition in the rearview, racing to a $31 million debut at the box office in a No. 1 finish that counted as a win for big-budget originality. James Mangold’s racing drama rode into the weekend with strong reviews and Oscar buzz for its for leads, Christian… Continue reading ‘Ford v Ferrari’ speeds to No. 1; ‘Charlie’s Angels’ fizzles

Review: An evolved iceman? Kristoff steps up in ‘Frozen 2’

Picture this: A princess is in distress. It looks bad. Her dashing young man rides up in the nick of time and says, “Here I am to save you, my dear!” Actually, he doesn’t. He just says, “I’m here. Whaddya need?” She has a plan, and off they go. This little exchange between Kristoff and… Continue reading Review: An evolved iceman? Kristoff steps up in ‘Frozen 2’

Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen relish roles in ‘The Good Liar

NEW YORK (AP) — Roles for older actors can fall into some predictable tropes, but Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen say their new film, “The Good Liar,” let them brush aside cliches and even their characters’ mortality for a good cat-and-mouse thriller. “Elderly characters are sort of there to be the lovely old grandfather or… Continue reading Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen relish roles in ‘The Good Liar

‘Alive Inside’: Award-winning director to show film, talk about music, dementia

Michael Rossato-Bennett is a documentary filmmaker and he has changed lives. It’s as simple as that. That’s probably not at the top of his resume. His documentary, Alive Inside, won two awards, including the audience award for U.S. documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014, so that’s probably at the top.  But ask him… Continue reading ‘Alive Inside’: Award-winning director to show film, talk about music, dementia

B&B Theatres coming to Red Oak Legacy Square development

Red Oak, located just north of Waxahachie and east of Mansfield, is getting a new upscale, state-of-the-art theater complex. Midwest chain B&B Theatres and Waxahachie-based Victron Group have announced a new theater complex to serve Ellis County and the surrounding communities. The review process by Red Oak City Council is underway and construction is slated… Continue reading B&B Theatres coming to Red Oak Legacy Square development