Director gives ‘Midway’ almost flippant treatment

Director gives ‘Midway’ almost flippant treatment

By Chic DiCiccio There’s really only one word to describe the first 30 minutes of “Midway,” and that word is tacky. The 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is shown as if it’s a video game, complete with a ridiculous rope climb between burning naval ships. It’s silly to expect anything less from director Roland […]

Hungry Belly? New Korean favorite has amazing choices

Hungry Belly? New Korean favorite has amazing choices

By R. H. Lannen Even after many visits to Hungry Belly, I still have yet to scratch the surface of the menu. Four pages long and containing more than 100 different things to order, the list can seem a little daunting to wade through. The restaurant has selections from ramen to burgers and everything in […]

‘Terminator’s’ soul lies in Linda Hamilton’s hands

‘Terminator’s’ soul lies in Linda Hamilton’s hands

By Chic DiCiccio There have been a lot of “Terminator” movies since 1991. There was one with Emilia Clarke, another with Claire Danes, and the most notorious one featured behind the scenes footage of Christian Bale verbally pummeling a grip. That must be the affect that starring in a subpar, poorly conceived action movie has […]

Aaron Paul drives overall success of ‘El Camino’

Aaron Paul drives overall success of ‘El Camino’

By Chic DiCiccio It took 62 episodes of “Breaking Bad” to watch Walter White (Brian Cranston) go from a timid, beaten high school teacher to an organized crime/drug kingpin. There’s an entire television series (“Better Call Saul,” which you most definitely should be watching) dedicated to explaining how the flawed, yet sweet Jimmy McGill (Bob […]

Casa Linda Salvadorian an adventure worth looking for

Casa Linda Salvadorian an adventure worth looking for

By R. H. Lannen Almost a hidden gem, tracking down Casa Linda Salvadoran can be a challenge. Located in the Lochwood neighborhood, the restaurant is found tucked in a small space in what is called the Whiterock Marketplace. Once you do find it, however, you are in for an authentic and delicious dining experience.  Family […]

‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ goofy spoof on zombie movies

‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ goofy spoof on zombie movies

By Chic DiCiccio Here’s an interesting fact: 2009’s “Zombieland” was the highest grossing zombie-themed movie of all time until 2013. That’s when “World War Z” and Brad Pitt’s flowing locks overtook it, and “Zombieland” was destined to be a well-received yet forgotten comedy.  Then “The Walking Dead” happened. Its popularity has brought a decade long […]

‘In the Shadow of the Moon’ desperately tries to be good

‘In the Shadow of the Moon’ desperately tries to be good

By Chic DiCiccio “In the Shadow of the Moon” is an entry into the rare science fiction-police noir thriller-time travel mystery-social commentary genre. It’s so rare, this Netflix production could be the first of its kind. It’s also a convoluted, overwrought, overwritten and lazily directed B-movie that spirals into nonsense the longer that it goes.  […]

Lake House still finding its groove

Lake House still finding its groove

By R. H. Lannen The Lake House Bar and Grill may not be directly on White Rock Lake, but it has the persona of a relaxed, waterfront restaurant. The atmosphere is calm, and the staff is friendly and attentive. When I arrived, I walked straight through the restaurant and past the massive wrap-around bar and […]

‘Joker’ an impeccable film you’ll only want to see once

‘Joker’ an impeccable film you’ll only want to see once

By Chic DiCiccio Director Todd Phillips has done something incredible with “Joker.” He’s made a movie that’s unbelievably crafted, shot, written and acted … that you absolutely only need to watch once. “Joker” is an incendiary culture bomb that should be praised for its moviemaking brilliance but stop short of lionizing the main character as […]

Favorite foods, new finds await Fair visitors

Favorite foods, new finds await Fair visitors

By Richard Lannen The State Fair of Texas is the mecca of fried foods and a haven for hungry and adventurous eaters alike. With so many choices available and dozens more added every year, it can feel daunting to decide what to eat. Some people try their best to taste every new addition and Big […]

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