A quick look at the DVDs being released today once again proves that there's no accounting for taste. The box office money makers are Disney's The Princess and the Frog, which raked in more than $102 million, and Ninja Assassin, which pocketed just over $38 million. Then there's Did You Hear Abou ... More >>
The 2010 Academy Award-nominated Shorts screen at the Angelika.
Last Saturday at the Museum of Fine Arts' Brown Auditorium, the Houston Film Critics Society (of which yours truly is a member) held its third annual awards ceremony. It was a star-studded affair, if you consider the presence of one star sufficient to use the term.Here's a list of the winners:Best ... More >>
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