‘Angel Has Fallen’ rises above ‘London Has Fallen,’ but short of franchise’s original

‘Angel Has Fallen’ Rated R: Violence and language throughout. Playing at: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Premiere Cinemas, Cinemark’s Tinseltown 17, Cinemark’s Movies 16 and Stars and Stripes Drive-In. Credits: Directed by Ric Roman Waugh. Screenplay by Robert Mark Kamen, Matt Cook and Ric Roman Waugh; from a story by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt; based on characters created by … Continued

Bill’s Best Bets: Impressive West Texas Walk of Fame inductions, interesting Alamo screenings and Whitney Houston show

I had intended to introduce the 50th anniversary screenings of Dennis Hopper’s “Easy Rider” at Cinemark’s Movies 16, only to be told both planned screenings were canceled because “not one ticket was sold.” I found that disappointing. Nevertheless, this week’s Best Bets find: Four more deserving artists being inducted into the West Texas Walk of … Continued

‘Ready of Not’ is original, funny, but our critics somewhat disagree on how good it is

‘Ready or Not’ Rated R: Violence, bloody images, language throughout, and some drug use. Playing at: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Premiere Cinemas, Cinemark’s Tinseltown 17, Cinemark’s Movies 16 and Stars and Stripes Drive-In. Credits: Co-directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. Screenplay by Guy Busick and Ryan Murphy. Cinematography by Brett Jutkiewicz. Edited by Terel Gibson. Production design by … Continued

Bill’s Best Bets: Blue Light takes to streets, Tech football kicks off, Gary P. Nunn and Jackopierce at Cactus, ‘Minor Injustice’ film screened

This week’s recommended attractions include two recording acts – Gary P. Nunn and Jackopierce – who began finding success decades ago. Nunn is by far more the Texas legend, but there’s something to be said for a duo whose fans never wanted them to stop performing. Gifted filmmakers associated with KTTZ have created another serious, … Continued

Say hello to ‘The Farewell’ … one of this summer’s best films

‘The Farewell’ Rated PG: Thematic material, brief language and some smoking. Playing at: Cinemark’s Movies 16. Credits: Directed by Lulu Wang. Screenplay by Lulu Wang. Music by Alex Weston. Cinematography by Anna Franquesa Solano. Edited by Matt Friedman and Michael Taylor. Production design by Yong OK Lee. Stars: Awkwafina, Shuzhen Zhao, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Aoi Mizuhara, Han Chen … Continued

Bill’s Best Bets: See ‘Apocalypse, Now’ on big screens; 3-days of Comic Con; three great singers with Lubbock ties

Photo above: Francis Ford Coppola and Robert Duvall attend “Apocalypse Now” – 40 Years And Restoration during this year’s Tribeca Film Festival . Recommended attractions this week include a rare opportunity to view yet another version – a “Final Edit” – of Francis Ford Coppola’s hypnotic Vietnam film, “Apocalypse Now,” and a jam-packed, three-day comic convention … Continued

‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ isn’t that scary and isn’t that good, either

‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Rated PG-13: Terror/violence, disturbing images, thematic elements, language including racial epithet and brief sexual references. Playing at: Alamo Drafthouse, Premiere Cinemas, Cinemark’s Tinseltown 17 and Cinemark’s Movies 16. Credits: Directed by Andre Ovredal. Screenplay by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman and Guillermo del Toro; from a story by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick … Continued

Bill’s Best Bets: ‘Gospel side of Elvis,’ Hogg Maulies, Red Raider Fandamonium, unique play setting and ‘Mary Poppins’

This week’s recommended attractions are varied, ranging from a free outdoor movie for the entire family to an original play taken away from the traditional stage to be performed by Renegade Productions at the Sun ‘n Fun pool. This story focuses on adult emotions. Also available this weekend are an Elvis tribute by the touring … Continued

‘Hobbs and Shaw’ isn’t a great movie … but it can be a lot of fun

‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw’ Rated PG-13: Prolonged sequences of action and violence, suggestive material and some strong language. Playing at: Alamo Drafthouse, Premiere Cinemas, Cinemark’s Tinseltown 17, Cinemark’s Movies 16 and Stars & Stripes Drive-In. Credits: Directed by David Leitch. Screenplay by Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce, from a story by Chris Morgan, based on … Continued

DiCaprio, Pitt shine in ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ … but overall film left us disappointed

‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ Rated R: Language throughout, some strong graphic violence, drug use, and sexual references. Playing at: Alamo Drafthouse, Premiere Cinemas, Tinseltown 17, and Stars & Stripes Drive-In. Credits – Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino. Cinematography by Robert Richardon. Edited by Robert Richardson. Production design by Barbara Ling. Costume … Continued

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