Friday, November 13, 2009

DFW goes Hollywood

On a beautiful Thursday in November with temperatures in the mid-70s, film fans in Dallas-Fort Worth got a glimpse of what it might be like to live in Los Angeles. Besides the California-like weather, this was a movie-intensive day, with the Lone Star International Film Festival in full swing at venues throughout Fort Worth, and the Angelika Film Center in Dallas hosting the Southwest premiere of The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day.

For those not in know about the phenomenon of Boondock, here's a brief history: Following its limited theatrical release in 1999, this Tarantino-style gangster thriller developed a cult following on DVD. Legions of fans were telling their friends, "You have got to see this movie!"

That was how I discovered the movie. My good friend "Wheels" demanded I watch it or lose my "man card."

But even with the surprise... READ MORE

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