Staying cool is a matter of survival

By Sara Newberry Ah, summer! We have already had more than a couple of days of temperatures in the triple digits. While I love air conditioning and ice water, sometimes I need a treat to take more of the edge off of the temperatures. Lucky for me, there are numerous options for frozen treats nearby. […]

Del Toro ‘oozes quiet menace’ in ‘Sicario: Day of Soldado’

By Chic DiCiccio When the credits rolled in 2015’s “Sicario,” there couldn’t have been many people thinking they couldn’t wait for the sequel. That borderline perfect crime thriller wrapped up its story and the characters, while intriguing, had a sense of finality. When the news broke that “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” was moving forward, […]

Lack of intelligent thought leads to a ‘Fallen Kingdom’

Lack of intelligent thought leads to a ‘Fallen Kingdom’

By Chic DiCiccio After about 10 seconds of screen time, it’s apparent that Jeff Goldblum is wondering, “What the hell am I doing here?” Unfortunately, it takes longer than 10 seconds of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” for audiences to reach that same moment. This sequel to a reboot of a franchise with several sequels (the […]

‘Tag’ catches audience’s hearts, and funny bones

By Chic DiCiccio The trailers for “Tag” are a bit deceiving. Sure, it’s based on a true story about grown men playing a game of tag for 30 years. They wear disguises, infiltrate the other player’s workplace, and risk bodily harm in order to simply lay a hand on another guy. It’s silly, hilarious and […]

Mudhen to make being a dad even more fun

Mudhen Meat and Greens, the popular eatery at the Dallas Farmer’s Market, celebrates Father’s Day with “manly” brunch and cocktail specials in addition to the a la carte menu prepared by Chef Suki Otsuki. Offerings include: Bacon & Whiskey Flight: Assorted bacon & whiskey pairings (pictured above) $25; 44 Farms dry aged NY strip: 12oz […]

‘Herediatary’ makes being truly terrified creepy fun

By Chic DiCiccio There are so many fantastic moments in “Hereditary” that it demands being seen a second time. The thing about that is … you’d have to see “Hereditary” a second time and sit through one of the more haunting, thought-provoking, and terrifying films made in the last 20 years. It may seem like […]

Soggy ‘Adrift’ floats between two conflicting timelines

By Chic DiCiccio Between his last film, “Everest,” and his latest, “Adrift,” director Baltasar Kormakur must want human beings to stay indoors. Of course, it’s not exactly a news flash that climbing the tallest mountain on Earth or sailing from Tahiti to California are dangerous activities. The latter of those two is the focus of […]

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ belongs to the new droid in town

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ belongs to the new droid in town

By Chic DiCiccio There was plenty of stink emanating from the production of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” It’s going to be inevitable when a movie studio steps in to fire the directors after the cameras have already started rolling. But the most troubling rumor of them all? The guy that was chosen to play […]

Hard not to like Easy Slider’s creativity

Hard not to like Easy Slider’s creativity

By Sara Newberry Sliders, in and of themselves, are not something I normally seek out. I like a burger (OK, I love a burger), but part of the burger experience I enjoy is the meal-on-bread aspect of it. Sliders are great at a cocktail party or as part of a larger multi-food experience (like a […]

Audiences will die laughing during ‘Deadpool 2’

By Chic DiCiccio During the pre-opening credits sequence of “Deadpool 2,” Deadpool/Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) travels the world and kills dozens of people in highly graphic, yet interesting ways. This is set to an extremely popular 1980s hit song that now seems as if it was written specifically for this moment. It’s also the moment […]