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The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Here's more than you'd ever want to know about the late, not-all-that-great Ed Wood. Tim Burton's biopic a few years ago brought Wood's tragic Hollywood dreams before the masses in...
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Film Review  October 10, 1997, by Marc Savlov
"...Starring: Maila "Vampira" Nurmi, Dolores Fuller, Conrad Brooks, Loretta King, Bela Lugosi, Bela Lugosi, Paul Marco, Lyle Talbot and Mona Mckinnon. Here's more than you'd ever want to know about the late, not-all-that-great Ed Wood..."

Ed Wood
This biographical film is charming, melancholy, strange, and quirkily humorous. There's also a certain irony in giving the silver-screen treatment to the most infamous of bargain-basement directors and his motley crew of hangers-on.
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Film Review  October 7, 1994, by Marc Savlov
"...Starring: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jones, Bill Murray, Lisa Marie, George “The Animal” Steele and Juliet Landau. The strangest biographical film ever made is also one of the most charming, melancholy and quirkily humorous films of the year; a wonderfully sparse recreation of the glory years of Hollywood's lowest echelons and the adolescence of independent filmmaking..."

Federal Court Grants Wood a Stay of Execution
Federal Judge stays Wood's execution, opining that state courts trampled due process
DAILY News  August 21, 2008, by Jordan Smith
"...Just hours before his scheduled execution this evening, federal District Judge Orlando Garcia granted Jeffery Wood a 30-day stay of execution in order to give the court time to weigh Wood's claim that he is too impaired to be killed...."

Virginia Wood, Champion of the Austin Food Community, Dies at 67
Our colleague and friend will be greatly missed
DAILY Food  March 2, 2018, by Jessi Cape
"...Virginia B. Wood, the Chronicle’s food editor from 1997- 2014, died today in a San Antonio care facility..."

The Wood
Given the engorged state of coming-of-age movies today, The Wood sounds like just another attempt to push the envelope of onscreen sexual propriety. The title, however, is a shorthand reference...
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Film Review  July 23, 1999, by Steve Davis
"...Jones, Omar Epps and Taye Diggs. Given the engorged state of coming-of-age movies today, The Wood sounds like just another attempt to push the envelope of onscreen sexual propriety..."

Austin Bakes for Virginia B. Wood
Food community gives back to former Chronicle food editor
DAILY Food  June 21, 2017, by Kali Venable
"...Austin’s culinary community is joining together for Batter Up for Virginia, a bake sale benefit in the Lenoir wine garden on July 1 to honor and raise funds for the city’s famed food writer Virginia B. Wood, who is in critical care battling chronic health issues...."

Elijah Wood Plays Impossible Tunes in 'Grand Piano'
Director Eugenio Mira and Wood on real time thrills and music lessons
DAILY Screens  March 6, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...Play like your life depends on it. That's the basic story behind Grand Piano, the new thriller starring Elijah Wood..."

FF2011: Elijah Wood Challenges Dominic Monaghan!
Elijah Wood may be in trouble here. Or not.
DAILY Screens  September 23, 2011, by Marc Savlov
"...Powers unbeknownst-st-st. Brothers for so long … no longer," sneers Elijah Wood in a late-breaking video posted on YouTube overnight...."

Virginia B. Wood Dies at 67
Austin food community mourns the loss of one of its champions
Food Story  March 8, 2018, by Jessi Cape
"...Virginia B. Wood, the Chronicle's food editor from 1997 to 2014, died Friday, March 2, in a San Antonio care facility...."

Wild Wood Art Cafe
Shelter from the gluten storm
Food Review  August 11, 2006, by Kate Thornberry
"...Wild Wood Art Cafe..."

Cindy Wood at Esther's Follies
April 3, 2014. 8 photos.
PHOTO GALLERY  April 3, 2014
"...Cindy Wood as the New Year's Baby 1994 with Amos Ewing as Father Time..."

Biomass: A Question of Wood, Not Could
Council will vote this week on a proposed wood-waste-fueled power plant, but just because it's carbon-neutral doesn't mean it's perfect
News Story  August 22, 2008, by Daniel Mottola
"...Austin Energy thinks the time for biomass is now. City Council this week is set to vote on a 20-year, $2.3 billion contract to help construct and buy 100 megawatts of energy from a waste-wood-fueled power plant located outside Nacogdoches in East Texas..."

Tonight! Ed Wood David 'The Rock' Nelson at The Ritz
Chicagoan filmmaker, outsider artist, auteur and so much more
DAILY Screens  July 1, 2012, by Marc Savlov
"...Sounds like a classic old-school Alamo evening if ever there was one. We're certain we'll have more to say about The Rock and his Ed Wood-esque oeuvre after the show, so check back tomorrow..."

City Hall Hustle: Wood Waste to Burn
With big, bad biomass behind them, council faces the bigger and badder city budget
News Column  September 5, 2008, by Wells Dunbar
"...Unsurprisingly, Mayor Pro Tem McCracken launched into one of his poor man's Thomas Friedman soliloquies, waxing about market trends, the California market meltdown, and other issues arguably above his pay grade. He did have the good sense to acknowledge that a wood-burning power plant "obviously is not a long-term strategy..."

Wood's Articles Inspire Fond Memories
Postmarks  February 17, 2007
"...16]. Many thanks for Virginia Wood's researching Old West eateries, and especially for including the original menu...."

Virginia B. Wood Hall of Fame
Food Story  May 3, 2018


Virginia B. Wood Hall of Fame
Food Story  May 4, 2017


Virginia B. Wood Hall of Fame
Food Story  May 5, 2016


Norwegian Wood
This Japanese film recalls a time when two survivors grow close in the wake of a friend's suicide.
Film Review  March 30, 2012, by Marjorie Baumgarten


Virginia B. Wood's Best Bites of 2008
Sweet and savory seasonal favorites
Food Story  January 2, 2009, by Virginia B. Wood


'Juiced': Monday Monday With Bags, the Captain, Wood, Turnin' Lane, and More
DAILY Sports  February 1, 2007, by Christopher Gray
"...Astros fans, you know you've always wanted to see if Jeff Bagwell is an Ozarka or Dasani man, ask Woody Williams if he's got his Kissimmee living arrangements in order – pitchers and catchers report Feb. 15, aka two weeks from today(!) - or demand Tim Purpura explain why on earth he has so much faith in Jason Lane..."

Virginia B. Wood's Bites
Food Story  January 5, 2007, by Virginia B. Wood


LipSchtick Traces
When Cindy Wood scores the big laughs at Esther's Follies, she's channeling comedy's funniest femmes
Arts Story  April 4, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...There's something familiar about the way Cindy Wood twirls her breasts...."

Death Watch: Executing Texas' Law of Parties
Jeff Wood never killed anybody; Robert Pruett may not have either. Why does the state want to put them both to death?
News Story  August 11, 2016, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Twenty-four hours after Pruett's anticipated execution, the state plans to end the life of Jeffery Wood, who turns 43 on Aug. 19..."

White Girl
Sex, drugs, and privilege
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Film Review  September 16, 2016, by Josh Kupecki
"...Directed by: Elizabeth Wood. Starring: Morgan Saylor, Brian “Sene” Marc, Justin Bartha, India Menuez, Chris Noth, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Ralph Rodriguez, Anthony Ramos and Adrian Martinez...."

Nacho Average Thriller
Elijah Wood and Nacho Vigalondo update 'Rear Window' for the Digital Age
Screens Story  March 7, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...In Open Windows, Nick Chambers (Elijah Wood) is the webmaster for a site dedicated to actress Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey) who finds himself dragged into a bizarre conspiracy to manipulate and expose the starlet using webcams and live feeds. Spanish native Vigalondo's first English-language film, set and partially filmed in Austin, uses the annual Fantastic Fest horror, sci-fi, and genre film festival as its backdrop: Vigalondo went so far as to reenact the fest for the opening sequence, because it holds a special place in his heart and his career trajectory..."

Rebel Music
Medeski, Martin & Wood
Music Story  May 5, 1995
"...But Medeski, Martin & Wood, a New York-bred keyboards, drums, and bass trio, will have none of that. Consider their itinerary of Austin appearances: Last year, they played the Continental Club; this week, they appear tonight (Thursday 4) at Emo's and on Friday (5) at the White Rabbit..."

Nowhere Boy
This movie about John Lennon's young-adult years showcases the importance of the importance of both his mother and aunt in his life.
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Film Review  October 15, 2010, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Sam Taylor-Wood. Starring: Aaron Johnson, Anne-Marie Duff, Kristin Scott Thomas, David Threlfall, Josh Bolt, James Johnson and Thomas Sangster..."

Whatever Works
Confessions of a cranky misanthrope.
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Film Review  July 3, 2009, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Woody Allen. Starring: Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson, Ed Begley Jr., Henry Cavill, Michael McKean and Conleth Hill..."

Now Singing Her Praises
The Chronicle's Virginia B. Wood receives the Saveur Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival's award for Unsung Hero, and other award-winners.
Food Story  April 11, 2003, by MM Pack
"...Among the distinguished Who's Who honorees this year is The Austin Chronicle's own Food editor, Virginia B. Wood, recipient of the Festival's Unsung Hero award..."

Cooties
A horror-comedy about kids turning to zombies and the teachers they hope to feast on
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Film Review  September 18, 2015, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion. Starring: Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer, Leigh Whannell, Nasim Pedrad, Ian Brennan and Armani Jackson...."

Green Street Hooligans
The psychotically testosterized world of British football hooliganism, with its crimson tide of fist-in-mouth male bonding and lager-lout bad manners, is captured in this post LOTR Elijah Wood movie.
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Film Review  October 7, 2005, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Lexi Alexander. Starring: Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam and Claire Forlani..."

The Adventures of Huck Finn
It's hard to know who might be the targeted audience for this seventh film adaptation of Mark Twain's classic novel. Some of the material is simply too scary for kids...
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Film Review  April 9, 1993, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Stephen Sommers. Starring: Elijah Wood, Courtney B..."

Nicolas Cage Talks The Trust
The actor on working with Elijah Wood and Jerry Lewis, and "finding the jazz"
Screens Story  March 10, 2016, by Kahron Spearman
"...One of the more intriguing features coming to SXSW this year is the anticipated debut of Alex and Ben Brewer's The Trust (hitting DirecTV April 14, before getting a theatrical run on May 13). Filmed in the nonglamorous locales of Las Vegas, it's a layered and unpredictable black-comedy heist film, starring Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood as two morally compromised officers secretly working a drug case..."

21 Years: Richard Linklater
A subject as worthy of a documentary as this one is deserves a more thoughtful approach than this star-studded tribute.
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Film Review  November 14, 2014, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Michael Dunaway and Tara Wood...."

Open Windows
Elijah Wood is the star of Nacho Vigalondo's nervy thriller about digital voyeurism.
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Film Review  November 7, 2014, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Nacho Vigalondo. Starring: Elijah Wood, Sasha Grey, Neil Maskell, Adam Quintero and Iván González...."

Grand Piano
Elijah Wood and John Cusack play cat and mouse in this concert-stage suspense dazzler.
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Film Review  March 7, 2014, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Eugenio Mira. Starring: Elijah Wood, John Cusack, Kerry Bishé, Alex Winter, Tamsin Egerton, Dee Wallace and Don McManus...."

Ann Conner: Symphony Suite
These colorful prints of graphic shapes over wood grains are playful and celebratory of hue and texture
Arts Review  December 27, 2013, by Robert Faires
"...Just where and when I first became aware of wood grain is lost to me, but I like to think it happened at my grandparents' home back when I'd sprawl on the floor with a coloring book and while away the hours filling in outlined shapes with the brightest, lushest colors in my box of crayons. Mom and Pop's big old house boasted some handsome pine flooring, which would've lain just beyond the edges of whatever book I was making my marks on, and surely the beauty of the whorls and knots impressed there were absorbed by my child's eye...."

The Life Before Her Eyes
Although Uma Thurman and Evan Rachel Wood deliver strong performances, this film from the director of House of Sand and Fog is a muddled affront.
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Film Review  April 25, 2008, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Vadim Perelman. Starring: Uma Thurman, Evan Rachel Wood, Eva Amurri, Brett Cullen, Gabrielle Brennan, John Magaro and Molly Price..."

Building the Perfect Beast
Building the perfect acoustic (and soon, electric) guitar - by hand
Music Story  July 14, 2006, by Andy Langer
"...Collings banks on the idea that the real benefit of handcrafting is a degree of accuracy and consistency machines can't replicate. Wood for a guitar that'll be made tomorrow most likely showed up at the shop to begin an extensive preparation process nearly a year ago..."

Down in the Valley
Sadly, this is less the epic modern Western it aspires to be than a muddled melodrama about a delusional drifter played by Edward Norton.
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Film Review  June 2, 2006, by Marrit Ingman
"...Directed by: David Jacobson. Starring: Edward Norton, Evan Rachel Wood, David Morse, Rory Culkin, Bruce Dern and John Diehl..."

Thirteen
Catherine Hardwicke directs her laser-beam gaze into the horrifically malleable soul of young girls caught in bad situations.
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Film Review  August 29, 2003, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke. Starring: Holly Hunter, Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed, Jeremy Sisto, Deborah Kara Unger and Brady Corbet..."

Cinema du Fromage
Directors Dumber Than Ed Wood, Jr.!
Screens Story  December 26, 1997, by Jerry Renshaw
"...Alien alert in the headlines from Edward D. Wood, Jr.'s Plan 9 From Outer Space...."

The Greasy Strangler
It's lewd, crude, and full of grease
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Film Review  October 7, 2016, by Josh Kupecki
"...The idea of the cult classic has historically been linked to time. The excavation of a hidden gem, plucked from long-lost obscurity, and rightly (or debatably) placed on a pedestal of honor, well that’s been going on since before Ed Wood..."

‘Grand Piano’ Is a Virtuosic Instrument
Craft and performance anxiety rule this Fantastic Fest dazzler
DAILY Screens  September 24, 2013, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...The suspense is as taut and responsive as piano wire in this Fantastic Fest world-premiering film that stars Elijah Wood and John Cusack and is directed by Fest returnee Eugenio Mira...."

The Tigger Movie
Bats in the Hundred-Acre Wood?! For a moment there I thought I'd stumbled into Winnie the Goth, but no, this first full-length foray to the big screen for Disney's beloved...
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Film Review  February 18, 2000, by Marc Savlov
"...Starring: Tom Attenborough, Kath Soucie, Andre Stojka, Peter Cullen, John Fiedler, Ken Sansom, Nikita Hopkins and Jim Cummings. Bats in the Hundred-Acre Wood?! For a moment there I thought I'd stumbled into Winnie the Goth, but no, this first full-length foray to the big screen for Disney's beloved Winnie the Pooh franchise is as predictably tame as the fluff in Pooh bear's noodle, and therein lies its charm..."

Merriment & What-Not
Will Eeyore Be Banished From the Hundred Acre Wood?
News Story  April 11, 1997, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...So, as it usually does in Austin, real life now imitates literary fantasy. For the annual Eeyore's Birthday Celebration, in its 34th year as the signal event in the River City counterculture's social calendar, has once again run afoul of the grumpy old donkeys who live near and/or manage the Hundred Acre Wood -- Pease Park, on the west side of the Enchanted Place called Austin, Texas, U.S.A..."

Estate Sale Roundup: February 21-23
This town has something for everyone this week.
DAILY Design  February 20, 2014, by Anne Harris
"...This week's sales are pretty seductive, with costume jewelry, great porcelain and crystal, and comic books! There are also lots of tools for gardeners and wood workers...."

Bobby
Bobby looks at the lives of some everyday people who are about to get caught up in the avalanche of history when they become witnesses to the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.
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Film Review  November 24, 2006, by Josh Rosenblatt
"...Starring: Harry Belafonte, Nick Cannon, Emilio Estevez, Laurence Fishburne, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Ashton Kutcher, Lindsay Lohan, William H. Macy, Demi Moore, Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood, Freddy Rodríguez, Heather Graham, Joshua Jackson, Shia LaBeouf and Joy Bryant..."

An American Haunting
A satanic-possession thriller set in 1817 stars Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek – to little avail.
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Film Review  May 12, 2006, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Courtney Solomon. Starring: Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, Rachel Hurd-Wood, James D'Arcy and Matthew Marsh..."

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