Dallas Movie Screening

Dallas Movie Screenings started out as a mailing list on Yahoo Groups to facilitate finding free screening passes in the DFW area. When Yahoo Groups shut down, we are now posting screenings on our Facebook page at http://www..facebook.com/groups/dallasmoviescreenings
Earlier Reesa's Reviews can also be found at:http://www.moviegeekfeed.com

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Movies Scheduled for the Week of 1/31 - 2/6

What's with everyone lately asking for passes that are not available yet? You get one person asking for it, then everyone chimes in with "me too, me too". If they are out and available, please post it here with the source of the pass. If you have to sign up to win, then do that...don't expect someone to win one and just give it to you. Make the effort yourself.

Suggestion from Raymond:
For anyone requesting a reply please include their own email after their name.
I had a hard time responding back to some last week from my phone because my phone browser didn't display the email, just the name in the recipients box.

I have a pair of tickets to see FROM PARIS WITH LOVE that I won't be able to use. Please respond to me offline and they are yours. Thanks. Raymond raytwin31@yadayadayada.com

January 31 - February 6, 2010



7:00 pm
A Century of Black Cinema
Spring Creek Campus Conference Center


7:00 pm
Temple Grandin
AMC Northpark

7:30 pm
District B-13: Ultimatum
Studio Movie Grill Dallas


7:30 pm
Dear John
AMC Northpark

7:30 pm
From Paris With Love
Angelika Dallas


7:30 pm (
AMC Grand



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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Coming Soon - February

February 3
- Ajami (NY)

February 5
- Dear John
- District 13: Ultimatum (limited)
- From Paris With Love
- Frozen (limited)
- The Red Riding Trilogy (NY; LA release: February 12)
- The Shinjuku Incident (limited)
- Terribly Happy (NY, LA)

February 6
- Untitled Bob Marley Documentary

February 12
- My Name is Khan (limited)
- October Country (NY)
- Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
- Valentine's Day
- Videocracy (NY)
- The Wolfman
- The Yellow Handkerchief (limited)

February 19
- Blood Done Sign My Name (limited)
- The Ghost Writer (limited; expands: March 5)
- The Good Guy (limited)
- Happy Tears (limited)
- Shutter Island

February 26

- A Prophet (NY, LA)
- The Art of the Steal (limited)
- Cop Out
- The Crazies
- Prodigal Sons (limited)
- Toe to Toe (NY)

February TBA
- Celine: Through the Eyes of the World

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The Boondock Saints 10th Anniversary Event

The Boondock Saints 10th Anniversary Event


The cult classic and 1999 crime thriller, The Boondock Saints is back in movie theatres nationwide for an exclusive one night event featuring a brand new retrospective on the franchise’s ten year journey! On Thursday, March 11th at 7:30pm join Troy Duffy, the original creator/Director and Writer, and stars of the film Norman Reedus (Murphy MacManus), Sean Patrick Flanery (Conner MacManus), David Della Rocco, Clifton Collins Jr., Bob Marley, Brian Mahoney and others in celebration of The Boondock Saints 10th Anniversary.

Don’t miss your opportunity to see the drama unfold on a 40 foot screen with never-before-seen interviews with Troy and cast members. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, decide for yourself whether these Irish brothers are good or evil in their quest for Veritas (truth) and Aequitas (justice).

Tickets on sale Monday, February 1st to The Boondock Saints' email subscribers and Friday, February 5th to the general public. See www.BoondockSaints.com for details.

This event will begin with a special introduction from Troy Duffy, the original creator/Director and Writer of The Boondock Saints.

Audiences will then be treated to the feature where fraternal brothers Connor & Murphy MacManus embark upon a mission to rid Boston of human evil. After killing two members of the Russian mafia in self-defense, these hard-drinking brothers take the law into their own hands. No public outcry is heard and even FBI agent Paul Smecker begins to feel that the brothers are doing a good deed.

The event will conclude with an exclusive interview with Troy, the cast members and others who were and are part of The Boondock Saints’ decade long journey. In addition to this ten year retrospective, there will be a sneak peek into the video games, comics, graphic novels and more that are currently in development. Finally, fans will be treated to special performance clips by The Dirges, Ty Stone and Taylor Duffy whose music is part of the upcoming soundtrack to Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

When In Rome Review

Beth is a young successful art curator for the Guggenheim Museum who would rather work than continue to be in failed love affairs. At her younger sister’s wedding in Rome, she takes coins from a Trevi-like fountain of love which casts a spell on their owners who pursue her when she returns to New York. Now she has more opportunities for love than ever before.

Kristen Bell plays Beth who is charged with putting together an exhibit that is a major event for the Museum. Her younger sister Joan (Alexis Dzienas) shows up announcing that she is getting married after a 2 week romance with an Italian man she met on a cruise. Beth promises her boss (Anjelica Huston) that she will be in constant contact an monitor her work while she’s out of the country for 48 hours. Of course when she arrives in Italy she immediately experiences a lack of cell phone connectivity. She cute meets the best man and former groom’s roommate, Nick (Josh Duhamel) when she tries to use his phone. Beth and Nick are immediately attracted to one another. Taking her sister’s advice to be more open and ready for romance Beth decides to follow Nick outside with champagne only to spy him kissing a beautiful woman by the fountain. Peeved at her-self for letting her guard down, she drinks the bottle of champagne and drunkenly gets in the fountain to yell at the statue. She thinks by taking the coins in the fountain thrown by those looking for love, she will save them from love’s heartache. Instead the coin owners all fall under a spell where Beth becomes the object of their obsession.

Beth returns to NYC and has several encounters with these random men who are approaching her with intense attention. An artist, Antonio (Will Arnett) who has sketch pads filled with drawings of her and a magician, Lance (Jon Heder) who hangs himself upside down in her apartment dressed like a mummy while his friend films his escape to impress Beth with his skills. There is also, Gale (Dax Shepard) a vain creepy model who is amazed that he like to look at her more than himself. While Danny DiVito as the Sausage King becomes a patron of the Museum just to get closer to Beth while gifting her with baskets of kielbasas. Nick is also calling Beth wondering why she is avoiding him. He thought they had something special happening at the wedding.

Beth is giving in to Nick’s attention while fighting off the unwanted advances of her spellbound suitors. She discovers that she must put the coins back in the fountain, or return the coins to their owners to break magic. Just when she thinks all that back to normal, she find the poker chip she took from the fountain matches those in Nick’s apartment. Is Nick’s love for her real?

When in Rome is probably a good date movie. Funny situations and characters, some guffaw moments and teary eyed romance. Directed by Mark Steven Johnson (Ghostwriter and Daredevil) and written by David Diamond and David Weissman (Old Dogs and Evolution) they keep this formulistic movie moving without being too overkill.
Kristen Bell is perky, cute and not annoying. Josh is tall and his character is goofy and clumsy enough to keep him from being too perfect. Also look for Don Johnson as Beth’s dad and wonder why he’s not working more often.
(Review by Reesa)

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Texas Black Film Festival

Texas Black Film Festival


February 3 - 7, 2010!

Studio Movie Grill


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Monday, January 25, 2010

Producer Guild Awards


The Danny Thomas Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television - Comedy
'30 Rock' (Lorne Michaels, Tina Fey, Marci Klein, David Miner, Robert Carlock ,Jeff Richmond, Don Scardino, Jerry Kupfer)

The Norman Felton Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television - Drama
'Mad Men' (Matthew Weiner, Scott Hornbacher, Lisa Albert, Andre & Maria Jacquemetton)

The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Non - Fiction Television
'60 Minutes' (Jeff Fager)

The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Live Entertainment and Competition Television
'The Colbert Report' (Stephen T. Colbert, DFA, Jon Stewart, Allison Silverman, Richard Dahm, Meredith Bennett, Tom Purcell)

The David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award in Long-Form Television
'Grey Gardens' (Lucy Barzun Donnelly, Rachael Horovitz, Michael Sucsy, David Coatsworth)

The Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures
'The Hurt Locker' (Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro)

The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
'Up' (Jonas Rivera)

The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
'The Cove' (Fisher Stevens, Paula DuPré Pesmen)

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Movies Scheduled for the Week of 1/24 - 1/30

Welcome to all the new members of the group. Make sure you read over your
welcome letter and to read the info on the front page of the Yahoo group site.
Apparently some people are not totally cognizant of the whole purpose of this
list. We provide the information that you need to obtain passes. If that means
signing up for contests, newsletters, theater sites, using radio points or
driving to pickup locations, then that's what YOU do. Please do not ask people
for passes unless you made an honest attempt to get it on your own. Remember the
people offering the ones they can't use went through the trouble of getting
themselves. Do not use this group to mooch passes from others. Moocher emails
will be DELETED.

We are going to review the rules of this group one more time. If you want to
trade a pass with someone, do if OFF THE LIST. Responses to pass offers that
come to the group instead of the person get DELETED and you don't get the pass.
If you win a pass from one of the many partners offering passes, DO NOT share
that epass with anyone else unless you are not using it yourself. These passes
are counted and your names are given to the people running the screenings. DO
NOT share GOFOBO codes EVER. If you won a pass with a GOFOBO code, and some
jerk shared his winning code with everyone, than that pass will not be available
to you because they were all used up. Wouldn't that tick you off?

January 24 - 30, 2010




7:30 pm

Edge of Darkness
AMC Valley View


7:30 pm

When in Rome
Harkins Southlake Town Square

7:30 pm
Dear John
Cinemark 17


7:30 pm

From Paris With Love
Studio Movie Grill Addison



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Saturday, January 23, 2010

16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Winners List

TV Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”

TV Actress in a Comedy Series
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”

TV Comedy Ensemble

Motion Picture Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds"

TV Actress in a Drama Series
Julianna Marguilies, “The Good Wife”

TV Actor in a Drama Series
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”

TV Drama Ensemble
Mad Men"

SAG Lifetime Achievement Award
Betty White (“Golden Girls”)

Actress in a Telefilm or Miniseries
Drew Barrymore, “Grey Gardens”

Actor in a Telefilm or Miniseries
Kevin Bacon, “Taking Chance”

Motion Picture Supporting Actress
Mo’Nique, "Precious"

Motion Picture Best Actor
Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"

Motion Picture Best Actress
Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side"

Motion Picture Ensemble Cast
"Inglourios Basterds"

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Annual Kid Film Festival in Dallas


Tickets are $3 per show for children and adults, ($2.50 for USA Film Festival members and their families). Tickets for all shows are available at the Angelika Film Center in the upper lobby beginning at noon each day for that day’s shows only.

For additional information please call the USA Film Festival at 214.821.FILM. During the festival please inquire at the Kid Film sales desk directly.

Saturday, Jan. 24:

12:30 - FINN ON THE FLY (Theater 1), JACKIE A. (Theater 2)


4:30 - MOONDANCE ALEXANDER (Theater 1), CALL OF THE WILD (Theater 2)

Sunday, Jan. 25:

12:30 - SPECTACULAR! (Theater 1), THE SNOW QUEEN (Theater 2)

2:30 - BALLET SHOES (Theater 1), ***FREE Screening*** THE GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS SHOW (Theater 2)


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Monday, January 18, 2010

Golden Globes 2010 Winners


For Film:


James Cameron - Avatar

Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart

Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side

The Hangover

Robert Downey, Jr. - Sherlock Holmes

Meryl Streep - Julie & Julia

The White Ribbon


Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds

Mo'Nique - Precious

Up in the Air

Michael Giacchino - Up

"The Weary Kind" - Crazy Heart

Martin Scorsese

For TV

Best Television Series (Drama)
"Mad Men"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series (Drama)
Michael C. Hall - "Dexter"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series (Drama)
Julianna Margulies - "The Good Wife"

Best Television Series (Musical or Comedy)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy)
Alec Baldwin - "30 Rock"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy)
Toni Collette - "United States of Tara"

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
"Grey Gardens"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Kevin Bacon - "Taking Chance"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Drew Barrymore - "Grey Gardens"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
John Lithgow - "Dexter"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Chloë Sevigny - "Big Love"

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Dear John Screening Postponed

If you were planning on attending the screening of Dear John at Cinemark West, you will have to think again. The screening has been postponed.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Movies Scheduled for the Week of 1/17 - 1/23

Hard to believe the first month of the new year is half way over and we are having decent weather again. Don't forget there's the Percy Jackson event today at Stonebriar Mall's Hot Topic store with a movie cast meet and greet and pass pickup afterwards. Cast members confirmed to be there are Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson), Alexandra Daddario (Annabeth Chase), Brandon T. Jackson (Grover Underwood), and Jake Able (Luke). You need a wristband to participate which was given out by MovieGeekFeed.com, RedCarpetCrash.com and Clear Channel stations Mix 102.9 and Kiss 106.1.

January 17 - 23, 2010




7:15 pm
The Magnolia


7:30 pm

When In Rome
AMC Northpark

7:30 pm
Dear John
Cinemark West Plano


7:30 pm

Studio Movie Grill Dallas

7:30 pm
Tooth Fairy
AMC Northpark



11:00 am

Tooth Fairy
Studio Movie Grills

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lovely Bones Screening Overbooking Question

Posted to the group:

Got bumped from the Lovely Bones screening tonight even though we showed up an hour and a half early. Anyone know why this movie would have been SO overbooked?

I mean I understand overbooking a little bit, but when you turn away hundreds people over an hour before the movie is supposed to start that seems to be excessive. Makes me wonder if it's worth trying to go to the screening for The Book of Eli later this week. How early am I going to have to be there to get a seat???


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Monday, January 11, 2010

Harrison Ford Pictures

Thanks to Dean Wurtz for sharing these pictures of Harrison Ford at the recent red carpet event at AMC Northpark for the screening of his upcoming film Extraordinary Measures.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Best of 2009 from the NTFCA

Here are the official results of BEST OF 2009 from the North Texas Film Critics Association annual meeting held at the Angelika Dallas.

Up in the Air

Kathryn Bigelow / The Hurt Locker

George Clooney / Up in the Air

Meryl Streep / Julie & Julia

Christoph Waltz / Inglourious Basterds

Anna Kendrick / Up in the Air

Mauro Fiore for Avatar


The Cove

Un Prophète (A Prophet) / France

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Daybreakers Review

My Daybreakers review is up at MovieGeekFeed.com:


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Leap Year Review

Leap Year

Anna is a little bit disappointed when her boyfriend of four years gives her earrings instead of an engagement ring at their special dinner. When he leaves for a conference in Ireland, she decides to follow him and propose to him on Leap Day. Because according to Irish legend, when a woman asks a man to marry her, he must accept.

Anna (Amy Adams) works as an apartment “stager”. She creates a furnished homey feel to properties on the market that helps realtors sell them, down to baking cookies before the clients arrive. Her boyfriend, Jeremy (Adam Scott) is a cardiologist. They want to move into this exclusive condo in Boston. It was always her dream and she feels lucky to have found someone else who feels the same way. Anna is the kind of person who wants everything in its place. If that place means finding the perfect home to live with your perfect husband, then she will do what she must to insure it. She is encouraged by her fathers’ story of his relatives getting married because of the leap day tradition; she jumps on a plane for Ireland.

Bad weather puts Anna in Cardiff, Wales instead of Ireland. All planes and ferries are grounded. The waters are so bad the private boat she hires drops her off on a beach. In this little town she tries to get help at a small pub. She meets the Irish innkeeper Declan (Matthew Goode) who is in need of money to save his business. He offers to drive her to Dublin in his broken down car. On the way they bicker and banter on the road, while hiking up hills and getting drenched in the rain while she is wearing designer high heeled shoes. Anna is single minded in her goal to get to Dublin by Leap Day. They lose the car, miss the train, have to pretend they are married, and wreck a wedding as they fight off a connection and attraction to each other. He’s hiding a broken heart by making jest of her quest, and she’s uptight and doesn’t know how to relax and have fun.

This is a throw back to the screwball romantic comedies of the late 30’s where 2 unlikely people are forced together and somehow fall in love. But the earlier films had charismatic actors like Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable. Amy Adams is indeed quirky, and Matthew Goode is nice to look at. As pleasant as they can be, they are saddled with an improbable script and slapstick situations going for the cheap laughs like cow piles, and hurling on shoes. I would hope that today’s women are not so desperate to get married that they would go through that much adventure to “snag” their man, especially if they are like her intended, Jeremy who seems too self-absorbed to deserve all this trouble.

Director Anand Tucker who also did Hilary and Jackie and Shopgirl tries to channel Frank Capra in some of the scenes. This is Amy Adams’ movie. She may be today’s Meg Ryan with more spunk and less clowning, the camera loves her. The Irish country side is another big reason to see this movie. If nothing else it was a great commercial for sightseeing in Ireland. Although this is plot has been done so many times before and you know what’s coming a mile away. The hook is in the riddle Declan poses to Anna. If you were in a burning building and you had a minute to get out, what is the first thing you would save?
Review by: Reesa

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Golden Globe Nominations

The Golden Globes will be broadcast on NBC, 7 pm CST on January 17. Here's the list of nominations that are usually a precursor of the Academy Awards selections. The Golden Globes is a much looser party as guests are often drinking and schmoozing with friends. Or as much as friendly as you can be in Hollyweird. Now is the time to catch up on all the movies on their list that you may have missed!


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Southland Event at the W Hotel


Southland premiered on NBC in April of 2009 and renewed for an additional 13 episodes to begin airing in September of that year. By October the network abruptly cancelled the series. Fortunately TNT which also brings us The Closer and Saving Grace purchased the rights to the second season. The show will air on Tuesdays for a 13 week run and evaluate it’s performance before deciding on additional episodes.

Executive produced by Emmy-winning John Wells ("ER," "The West Wing"), "Southland" stars Michael Cudlitz as a veteran Los Angeles police officer assigned to train a young rookie Ben Sherman played by Ben McKenzie. Also in the cast are Regina King, Tom Everett Scott, Kevin Alejandro, Ariga Bareikis, Shaw Hatosy and Michael McGrady.

On Wednesday night Austin native Ben McKenzie came to the W Hotel in Dallas to promote the program by doing a meet and greet with selected audience members and a Q&A before premiering an unaired episode coming in March. He had to rush off back to LA to attend the big football game with TX and AL. The audience was also treated to a buffet of various tasty appetizers, desserts and drinks.

McKenzie whose previous claim to fame was as the moody angst teen Ryan Atwood in the TV show The OC about poor young man living with the rich in Orange County. As a college student he studied foreign affairs and economics which he gave up to wait tables in NY to pursue his dream. Personable and articulate he joked with the audience and graciously accepted their compliments. He calls working on Southland the best experience in his life. To prepare for his role he rode along LA police who gave him broad access to their procedures. The series is shot like the reality series Cops. The stories are edgy and close to real life events in the hard core ghetto regions of Los Angeles known as Southland.

So set your DVR’s and watch them when you are not at a movie screening.

From the folks who put on the event and to whom we are very grateful:

Thank you for your RSVP to the Southland Screening. We hope you enjoyed the event. If you did, spread the word! Please join us on Facebook and Twitter for upcoming events.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#/pages/Dallas-TX/I-Love-Free-Movies-DFW/213179565525?ref=ts

Twitter: www.twitter.com/whatspopndfw

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Movie Scheduled for the Week of 1/3 - 1/9

Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone has gotten a good start for 2010. After a week without a screening it will be nice to see all your smiling faces once more in the movie lines.

Don't forget to check out our new front page for the Dallas Movie Screening group. The address is easy to remember and to share with you friends. http://www.dallasmo viescreenings. com
Please leave your comments, feedback, and reviews. If you have something you want to share with everyone, you can send it to the moderators here and we will publish it on the new page. You can even make in anonymous... just let us know beforehand.

January 3 - 9, 2010




7:30 pm
Extraordinary Measures
Northpark 15

7:30 pm
Leap Year
Angelika Dallas

7:30 pm
Youth in Revolt
Angelika Dallas


7:00 pm
At The Great Room (located inside the W Hotel)

8:00 pm
Leap Year
Studio Movie Grill Addison




The Spy Next Door
AMC Northpark

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