‘The Equalizer 2’ leaves Denzel, and audiences, uneven

‘The Equalizer 2’ leaves Denzel, and audiences, uneven

By Chic DiCiccio The prologue of “The Equalizer 2” is set onboard a passenger train in Turkey where Denzel Washington’s Robert McCall is disguised as a Muslim bookworm. He’s sporting a kufi and wearing what is quite possibly the fakest beard in American movie history. This opening seems like it wants to set McCall up […]

To-go items preserve planet at Nature’s Plate

By Amity Thomas Nature’s Plate, the local go-to vegan eatery based on sustainable, plant-based meals is addressing the current challenges with plastic and making its largest step yet into sustainable packaging for the grab and go concept. In conjunction with the launch of new summer offerings, compostable containers will begin to replace the current recyclables. […]

‘Zaap’ means delicious, and it is

By Sara Newberry Zaap Kitchen Lao & Thai Street Eats is a new spot on Greenville Avenue offering Lao and Thai food. What is Lao food, you ask? Well, it’s the native cuisine of Laos, a small landlocked country located between Thailand and Vietnam. It’s similar to Northern Thai and Vietnamese cuisines in that it […]

The Rock takes on a ‘Skyscraper’ and wins over audiences

The Rock takes on a ‘Skyscraper’ and wins over audiences

By Chic DiCiccio Based on all the marketing, you could jokingly imply that Dwayne Johnson fights a building in “Skyscraper.” Once you see the film, you’ll quickly realize that’s no joke. Johnson/Guy Who Sometimes is Called The Rock pretty much spends three-quarters of this insane, preposterous action movie, well, actually fighting a building. While it […]

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 […]