REVIEW: ‘The Legend of Hercules’

Posted on 10 Jan 2014 at 10:13am

Were I Kellan Lutz, why not preserve your look for gay teenage boys’ masturbatory fantasies for decades to come?

‘August’ in winter

Posted on 10 Jan 2014 at 6:00am

Rolling Meryl-y along in ‘Osage;’ plus geek love in ‘Her’ and a brutal ‘Survivor’   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor As if you need more proof that Meryl Streep is our greatest film actress, all you have to do is poke your head into the first five minutes of August: Osage County. The first [...]

The year in entertainment: Screen

Posted on 27 Dec 2013 at 6:30am

Our critics rank the best of 2013 in film, stage and music and more   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES   2013 was the year the world ended. At the movies, at least. Maybe it was the blowback from the 2012 election cycle. Maybe it was the continued influence of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Maybe it [...]

Desperately seeking Matt

Posted on 20 Dec 2013 at 7:25am

Model-cum-actor Matthew Ludwinski presses his hunky flesh in gay film ‘Seek’   First-time director Eric Henry’s debut feature, Seek, centers on a group of 20something urbanites longing for approval — whether by the guy they find attractive, the gay in-crowd or by the industry they work in. All strive for more, failing to recognize the [...]

Michael Urie, up from Ash’s (script)

Posted on 20 Dec 2013 at 6:30am

‘Ugly Betty’s actor Michael Urie teams with fellow queer Texan Ash Christian for the gay indie comedy ‘Petunia’ Michael Urie doesn’t mean to disappoint you, it’s just that after basically becoming Marc St. James on Ugly Betty, the hit ABC comedy that launched his career, he’s often expected to be a flamboyantly catty queen. And [...]

Holiday film roundup

Posted on 20 Dec 2013 at 6:15am

Reviews of ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ ‘American Hustle,’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Christmastime is the perfect season for moviegoing, and the studios well know it: Families are together, spirits are high, there’s time off from work and school … and the Oscar nominations are just around the corner. It’s when they [...]

DFW Film Critics reward ‘Buyers Club,’ ’12 Years,’ ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’

Posted on 16 Dec 2013 at 12:03pm

The sexually explicit lesbian romance Blue is the Warmest Color took the best foreign language film award in the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association polling announced this morning, with 12 Years a Slave taking best picture and Matthew McConaughey best actor for Dallas Buyers Club.

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 13 Dec 2013 at 7:45am

Slender, gregarious  retailer Ryan Naico is a people-person MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Name and age: Ryan Naico, 27 Occupation: Retail and service industry Spotted at: Target Cityplace Zodiac: Leo Mix master: This slim, handsome young man of Russian, Irish and Mexican descent was born in the small town of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and reared [...]

INTERVIEW: ‘Philomena’ writer and star Steve Coogan on the season’s best film

Posted on 27 Nov 2013 at 1:09pm

The really unmissible film to see over the Thanksgiving weekend is certainly Philomena. It has everything: Old people (especially an enchanting Judi Dench) for mom and dad; a gay subplot for you; humor, tears and the structure of a detective novel. And it’s all thanks to Steve Coogan

QUEER CLIP: ‘Philomena’

Posted on 22 Nov 2013 at 7:25am

As her son’s 50th birthday approaches, devout Irish Catholic Philomena (Judi Dench, in one of those performances people talk about all year) begins to feel melancholy. She doesn’t know her son, it seems, as she was one of the Magdalene Girls, the indentured teens put into service by convent nuns who used their labor and, [...]