Kip Mooney
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Kip Mooney

"They haven't made a great movie since they started talking. They haven't made a good movie since they switched to color." - a total lie

I'm a Dallas native and a big fan of classic film and contemporary movies that are challenging, but I still love a good raunchy comedy every now and again. My favorite movie of all time is Singin' in the Rain. If you haven't seen it, stop reading this and go watch it. I'll wait.

Like most film writers, my hero is the late Roger Ebert. Sadly, there's very little viability in film criticism as a career. So I just do this as a hobby.

I knew I was going to be a film snob in middle school, when I had to defend The Royal Tenenbaums against Adam Sandler's Mr. Deeds. Still, I try to remain a populist.

Outside of film, my interests are faith, intelligent debate, travel and the Dallas Mavericks.

Want to know anything else? Ask me on Twitter.

Blu-ray and DVDMovie ReviewMovies

Despite boasting a fantastic cast, The Drop can’t pull itself out of the mire of clichés. Dennis Lehane, whose books have been turned into classics like Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island, adapts his own short story “Animal Rescue” into a near parody of his own tough-guy shtick.

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ListsMovies

There are only 20 spots to honor great performances at the Oscars, with arbitrary classifications between lead and supporting roles. But there’s plenty of acting to celebrate, and a lot of these roles probably won’t be honored. So consider this a thank you note to these actors and a For

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Movie ReviewMovies

Journey back with me 20 years. It’s 1994. Arnold Schwarzenegger can open a movie by himself. Jamie Lee Curtis is known for more than selling yogurt that helps you poop. Tom Arnold is considered “in demand.” It seems like so long ago. Now look at the blockbusters today. They’re so

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TVTV Recaps

Forget your dragons and your immaculate suits and your affairs with the President, the most consistently compelling drama on TV this year has been The Americans, which averages a measly 1.3 million viewers a week over on FX. It doesn’t have the buzz or the tweets of the most talked

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The National
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The National’s High Violet tour is the backdrop for this exploration of the lead singer’s complicated relationship with his brother.

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Movies

Join us here at 7:30pm CST for a live-blog of the 86th Academy Awards. We’ll cover all the winners, presenters and performances. 7:30 — And we’re off! Ellen’s rocking’ the velour tux. 7:31 — First joke is about the weather. Canned laughter… Shout out to June Squibb, then cut to

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Movie ReviewMovies

Footloose might be the most ridiculous movie of the 1980s. Why does it still hold a place in this reviewer’s heart?

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MoviesTV

There’s no shortage of couples in movie history, but few of them are built to last. Here are the fictional couples that could go the distance. 1. Eric & Tami Taylor – Friday Night Lights Other couples simply can’t compare to Coach and Mrs. Coach. Sure, they have their flaws,

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When thinking of Canadians, the stereotype that lingers in the minds of most people is that of an overly polite person. An Awkward Sexual Adventure, which jumps from the frigid prairie of Winnipeg to the bustling metropolis of Toronto, fulfills that stereotype thoroughly. It’s so concerned with manners that it

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highland park
Movie ReviewMovies

As a lifelong Dallas resident, I was sincerely hoping Highland Park would be a scathing satire of the city’s richest neighborhood. Sadly, it’s a so-called dramedy about teachers in a failing public school in the Detroit area. There’s plenty of interesting stories to tell about the residents of a dying

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FeaturesMovies

Fruitvale Station and Promised Land hurt their arguments by presenting one-sided versions of events and pushing you to get angry about them.

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