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See the Monuments Men Trailer, Then Read the Story of Dallas’ Robert Edsel, Nazi Treasure Hunter

You may have encountered the trailer for The Monuments Men, an upcoming film written and directed by George Clooney, which started making the rounds online yesterday. The presence of Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Cate Blanchett together in the cast is enough to get me to the theater, even without knowing that it’s an incredible story […]

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Why Steven Spielberg Won’t Direct Chris Kyle Movie, American Sniper

Deadline reported yesterday afternoon that Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg has pulled out of his plans to direct the movie of the life story of decorated Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, American Sniper. The only reason offered is that Spielberg couldn’t “square his vision of this movie with the budget.” So I’m guessing he wanted to add to […]

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Programming Note: Artist Richard Patterson Unveils Rare Video Work at Texas Theater Tonight!

You may know the name of British artist Richard Patterson for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you were enthralled with his defense of the opening ceremonies of last summer’s London Games. Perhaps you’ve read his musings on FrontRow. Maybe you caught his exhibition at the Goss-Michael Foundation in 2009. More than likely, though, you know […]

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Dallas Filmmaker David Lowery Debuts New Film at Sundance, Hailed as ‘Triumph’

This week’s Sundance Film Festival is something of a seminal moment for Dallas filmmaking. Three films playing at the festival have strong roots to Dallas, including Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color, David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, and Yan Tan’s Pit Stop. We’re celebrating on FrontRow with seven days of profiles looking at the people behind […]

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Sid From An Officer and a Gentleman Spent His Morning Talking About Dog Poop at City Council

The last time we saw Sid, he was dropping out of Navy flight school, getting his marriage proposal rejected, and killing himself in a motel room. If that’s a spoiler for you, sorry; the movie’s 30 years old. Since then, Sid (actor David Keith) has spent his time in more than 100 titles, but his […]

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Val Kilmer Eyeing Wyly, Perot for “Twain” Play

Actor Val Kilmer, in town this week for a Dallas Film Society appearance, is intrigued by Mark Twain as the quintessential American, as a “maverick” writer who reminded us that “we’re all silly, and who found a way to call us … on our folly.” So Kilmer’s put together a one-man play, “Citizen Twain,” which […]

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The Magnolia Theater Renovations: Are Cinemas For Watching Movies or Eating Empanadas?

Today the Magnolia movie theater at West Village opened its newly renovated theaters to audiences. Among the changes is that tickets to all of their shows are now purchased with reserved seating. Your ticket guarantees you a specific seat. While I generally prefer the flexibility of beating the crowd to get myself my preferred seat […]

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