‘The Lion King’ disappoints true Disney fans

‘The Lion King’ disappoints true Disney fans

By Chic DiCiccio In December, Disney launches their streaming service, Disney+. It will have the entire catalog of Disney films available and presumably, the 1994 animated hit, “The Lion King,” will be part of it. You are better off waiting and watching that version of the film instead of the computer animated remake.  This Jon […]

Alamo Club menu growing

Alamo Club menu growing

By Sara Newberry I’ve mentioned the restaurant Blind Butcher a number of times in this space. It was an innovative and exciting restaurant that, due to menu issues, construction struggles and lack of traffic, closed its doors in June 2018. It didn’t take long for the space to be snapped up, and the new tenant, […]

‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ a great road trip comedy

‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ a great road trip comedy

By Chic DiCiccio At the time of this writing, “Avengers: Endgame” has made almost $850 million in the United States alone. If you haven’t seen it by now, it’s highly likely that you aren’t into the whole “comic book movie” thing. That being said, this review of “Spider-Man: Far from Home” is going to have […]

Shake Shack ode to olden days

Shake Shack ode to olden days

By Sara Newberry In 2001, the first Shake Shack opened in New York City’s Madison Square Park, after opening seasonally as a wheeled cart, intended to raise funds to rebuild the park. After three successful summers, the first permanent Shack opened in the same park, and quickly became a destination for New Yorkers and tourists […]

Too bad ‘Yesterday’s’ troubles aren’t so far away

Too bad ‘Yesterday’s’ troubles aren’t so far away

By Chic DiCiccio The premise of “Yesterday” is fascinating. What if someone woke up one day and The Beatles never existed, but one person could recall all their songs? If that person were a musician, they would have a bevy of songs to pawn off as their own thus catapulting them to fame and fortune. […]

Hilarious ‘Toy Story 4’ requires hankies, too!

Hilarious ‘Toy Story 4’ requires hankies, too!

By Chic DiCiccio All of the “Toy Story” movies touch on themes that kids and adults both understand. There’s the fear of abandonment, uncertainty and finding your purpose for being. It’s all pretty deep stuff. Of course, the brilliance is that it’s done in a hilarious fashion and every moment earns the emotionalism that is […]

Service is the best thing at Kozy

Service is the best thing at Kozy

By Sara Newberry I am sometimes mystified by Dallas diners. There seems to be a deep and abiding love for average to mediocre food in this town. Places like Idle Rye and The Blind Butcher, who served well-crafted, interesting food, are closing their doors, while spots that are serving unseasoned and uninspiring plates are doing […]

Audiences will be zombies after ‘The Dead Don’t Die’

Audiences will be zombies after ‘The Dead Don’t Die’

By Chic DiCiccio After the sixth or seventh zombie that staggers on screen while moaning on and on about “wifi” or “Xanax,” “The Dead Don’t Die” may leave audiences moaning themselves. For writer/director Jim Jarmusch, a filmmaker noted for his minimalist style, his hot take on American consumerism has nary a subtle point and seems […]

Even ‘Game of Thrones’ Turner can’t save ‘Dark Phoenix’

Even ‘Game of Thrones’ Turner can’t save ‘Dark Phoenix’

By Chic DiCiccio It’s a shame “Dark Phoenix” is the last entry in the X-Men franchise that Fox (bought out by Disney) will be producing. It would be interesting to see if they could screw up the same story for a third time. The fascinating aspect of this $200 million disaster is that the impressive […]

Velvet Taco perfect for cravings

Velvet Taco perfect for cravings

By Sara Newberry I’m a regular at Torchy’s. I’ve been to Rusty Taco multiple times. But for some reason, I had never visited Velvet Taco before a couple of weeks ago. Like the other two places, the flavors are mostly not traditional taco flavors: here you’ll see fillings like Chicken Tikka and Shrimp & Grits […]

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