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An unapologetically sappy melodrama from Vietnam, The Teardrop Pearl has a wonderfully teasing atmosphere that, at its best, pulses with the common rhythms of daily life and, at its worst, offers up a sluggish narrative that ...
This Thai film is part melodrama and part spaghetti western, as if Sirk and Peckinpah fell into a blender and out poured tear-soaked Polaroids, giant exploding squibs and blown-up heads, tearful Asian songbird ballads, and homoerotic outlaw bonding.
The hawkish Bruce Willis finally out-Keatons Buster Keaton in the Great Stone Face department. As Navy SEAL Lt. A.K. Waters, who’s on a mission to rescue aid worker Monica Bellucci from the jungles of a politically ...
Ted (2012, 106 min., R)
Mark Wahlberg and the teddy bear he willed to life as a child stay BFFs into adulthood in Seth McFarlane's zany first foray onto the big screen.
Ted 2 (2015, 115 min., R)
Mark Wahlberg and the irrepressible Seth MacFarlane return for a sequel
Ted Bundy (2002, 96 min., R)
I can praise this latest effort by screenwriter and cult filmmaker Bright, whose dark, satirical urban fairy tale Freeway gave Reese Witherspoon a well-deserved leg-up into stardom. But I can't recommend it. Movies like this leave ...
Teenage (2014, 78 min., NR)
Beguiling and maddening in its approach, this odd doc looks at the relatively recent invention of the teenager.
This Troma film was made right here in Austin and tells the lurid story of cats that metamorphose into nubile women and "rub up against things" and cause havoc.
The slang-slinging, sewer-dwelling, pizza-loving lot are back.
The kids sure do love these creatures. Their folks can't understand why. And that, in a nut -- er, tortoise -- shell justifies the attraction. They are legend; they are lore; they are turtles; hear them ...
Their movie last year came out of nowhere to seize the popular imagination of kids all over. Now they're back with The Secret of the Ooze, which features ecological concerns. The production values are wonderful (due ...
Teeth (2007, 87 min., R)
Austin-shot horror pic about a girl who discovers that her naughty bits are bitey.
The many pleasures of this riveting psychological thriller from France derive more from the perplexing questions it raises than the discovery of the answers.
The arrival of this subtle, endearing, emotionally nuanced film is a blessing for movie fans but a loss for the American slang lexicon. No longer can we say, for example, “I can't stand to be in ...
Alternate titles abound for this latest entry in the female psycho genre: The Hand That Types the Letters, Single White Secretary, Fatal Dictation. Like her nutso predecessors, the Kelly Girl from Hell in The Temp terrorizes ...
A masterful period drama with a touch of violent action, Temptation of a Monk is terrific, hypnotic entertainment, directed with uncompromising patience and skill by one of Hong Kong's few “arthouse” filmmakers -- Clara Law (Autumn ...
Set against the blustering, turn-of-the-century opium trade in China, Chen's newest film resonates on enough levels to satisfy everyone from the hardcore China enthusiast to fans of Melrose Place. Especially fans of Melrose Place. While not ...
Ten Canoes is as much a work of anthropology as it is a narrative, and its true strength lies in its exploration of ancient aboriginal hunting practices, death rituals, and legal traditions.
Unrelated Cloverfield follow-up is a dandy suspenser
This family-oriented adaptation of the Book of Exodus is the inaugural film in a planned franchise of crudely animated Bible stories.
His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, is truly a spiritual leader for the 21st century.
This updated version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew provides a sharp examination of teen dating rituals.
10,000 B.C. (2008, 108 min., PG-13)
After all those cataclysmic movies like Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow, it seems right that Roland Emmerich has now turned his focus to the beginnings of civilization.
10 Years (2012, 90 min., PG-13)
This ensemble comedy follows a group of friends on the evening of their 10th high school reunion.
The Ten (2007, 93 min., R)
Quirky comedy sketches illustrate each of the Ten Commandments.
How much you'll love (or loathe) JB and KG's passion for the power chord and all it entails will depend, most likely, on your familiarity with the duo beforehand.
Charlie Sheen's name is an almost perfect anagram for “Hail Cheese,” which makes almost perfect sense in light of this post-summer blockbuster wannabe. Playing off the success of Keanu Reeves' turn in Speed and James Cameron's ...
Steven Spielberg enters his Capra period with this optimistic melting-pot tale starring pal Tom Hanks, whose underused comic instincts come to the fore.
In the 12 years since Terminator 2: Judgment Day was released both the sci-fi/action genre and the art of computer-generated special effects (which that film’s director James Cameron helped revolutionize) have morphed, like Robert Patrick’s T-1000, ...
The Governator is back