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Byline: Fabian Brims

We live in times when the Kardashians having more air time than actual news on television. Meanwhile, comedians like John Oliver, Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah deliver, even though highly satirized, focused reports about what’s going on in the world. So it’s not surprising that this year’s most brilliant political...

Ike Barinholtz, known from the recent movie “Blockers” as well as the TV show “The Mindy Project,” has released his first feature film, which he wrote, directed and also stars in. The movie is about a family with different political views, who all clash over a Thanksgiving dinner. In the movie, the President of the...

River Oaks Theater My favorite theater in Houston is the Landmark River Oaks Theater, located in the River Oaks shopping center on West Gray and Shepherd. It is by far the oldest theater in this list. Since, it was built in 1939 in classic Art Deco design, it lacks the comfort and technological advances of modern-day...

Since his 1960 debut in “Tall Story,” Robert Redford has had a spectacular acting career during which he won many awards, including two Oscars. Now, he stars in David Lowery’s new movie “The Old Man & The Gun,” which Redford helped produced. After shooting the movie, Redford announced his retirement from acting, and he...

When the first trailer for “White Boy Rick” surfaced, it looked like a thrilling mix of “Scarface” and “The Social Network.” This turned out to be misleading, but in a good way since it focuses on the personal drama behind the story. The result is something much stronger on a personal level than its drug-thriller...

Director Pierre Morel is famous for propelling former character actors to a fresh start in the action genre, most notably Liam Neeson who really kick-started his career after being a one-man army in the “Taken” franchise . Now, in times of #MeToo, he tells an old story in new garments with Jennifer “Elektra” Garner as...

Following the first successful film adaptations of “High Fidelity” and “About a Boy,” British author Nick Hornby has another novel that recently hit the big screen. While it didn’t reach the cinematic heights of its predecessors, “Juliet, Naked” is a successful romantic comedy that doesn’t rely on the genre-typical...

Twenty-five years ago Steven Spielberg shocked the world with his mega-blockbuster “Jurassic Park”, which not only created a hype about dinosaurs but also started a franchise that extended to a fifth installment. Following the success of “Jurassic World”, the sequel “Fallen Kingdom” starring Chris Pratt and Bryce...

In 2015 “Sicario” stunned critics by becoming one of the best movies of the year, so it was no surprise that a sequel was immediately greenlit. Part two, “Day of the Soldado,” is now in theaters and it’s an even darker, intense film than the first. After a devastating suicide-bombing attack in a supermarket, the U.S....

Good news for Houston movie fans, The Katy Alamo Drafthouse is getting ready to open its brand new doors on Monday, July 2 along with discounted food prices during the course of their staff training period. The new theater will be located in the La Centerra shopping plaza in Cinco Ranch. The official opening will take...