Serenity

Hands down, the television wunderkind with the most devoted following is Joss Whedon. He won legions of fans with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, but devotees of his Space Western series Firefly are especially hardcore. The 2005 feature-length film Serenity, screening today, continued the story of the spaceship's ensemble crew after the television show was axed. A story after the story, if you will. (Wonder if they got the idea from the crew of the Enterprise?) 11:55 p.m. Friday and Saturday. River Oaks Theatre, 2009 West Gray. For information, call 713-866-8881 or visit www.landmarktheatres.com. $9.50.
Fri., Jan. 29, 11:55 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 30, 11:55 p.m., 2010
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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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