Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater
"...All I know is that guys are strongly advised to avoid this on a first date. Road Trip gleefully combines the cruder elements of the Farrelly Brothers films with an almost surreal dose of testosterone; it's an film with a serious case of arrested development..."
"...Starring: Martin Lawrence, Raven-Symoné, Kym Whitley, Donny Osmond, Eshaya Draper and Will Sasso. College Road Trip is that movie rarity these days – a G-rated film that isn’t a documentary or an animated feature..."
"...And the road trip started so well, too. After a promising 2-0 start to their six-game road trip, including an impressive 105-102 win over the D-League-leading Idaho Stampede, the Toros promptly decided they'd had enough of that comfy lead atop their division, and have dropped four straight. The players had expressed concern to me over heading to Albuquerque for a four-game stretch..."
"...Instead, what consumes almost half the frame – and all our attention – is a car's side mirror in which is seen a sizable chunk of the driver's head leaning out the window, the camera held to his lone visible eye, wide open under a heavily furrowed brow as he works to get the shot. As much as any single image in "The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip" – an exhibit as expansive as the country we love to criss-cross by auto – this one by Lee Friedlander sums up our complex relationship with cars and cameras...."
"...Maybe it's just really hard to focus during a Principles of Marketing class when you've got the worst hangover from last night's kegger. I don't know why it happens, all I know is that when I was in college, there was only one solution to get away from the grueling college experience: Road trip...."
"...Bob “Daddy-O” Wade, the Texas artist probably best known for the giant iguana he installed atop New York City’s Lone Star Cafe, is the subject of Dinitz’s documentary. The film follows Wade on a road trip as he travels in his Iguanamobile to visit some of his Texas artworks, including the 40-foot-high cowboy boots in San Antonio and the 70-foot-high saxophone in Houston..."
"...The Aztex U-23s had a rough road trip last weekend – a 1-1 draw against the Laredo Heat on Friday, followed by a 5-1 loss to Rio Grande Valley on Sunday leaving the Azteclets tied with El Paso for first place in the PDL Mid South Division with four games left to play. They host third-place Laredo this Friday, July 3, 7:30pm, at Bobcat Soccer Complex in San Marcos – a huge game, since only the Top 2 teams make the playoffs...."
"...He also insisted that we only eat in chain restaurants because he was afraid of getting food poisoning or something ridiculous. Basically he was a whiny little bitch the whole trip, and I am not sure if I want to travel with him anymore..."
"...Dubai got their store in 2006. Well, now road trips are being planned all over town to venerable NorthPark Center in Dallas..."
"...In taking up the massive challenge of curating this visual arts exhibition that typically draws 1,000 submissions from across the state, Castro was sensitive to criticisms that had been leveled at earlier editions of the Biennial, with a major one being that it wasn't an equitable representation of work from all parts of Texas, that its focus on artists in certain large cities meant it might as well have been called the Houston Biennial or Dallas Biennial or Austin Biennial. Castro felt a need to change that perception, so this summer, prior to selecting the 33 artists for this year's exhibit, she undertook a road trip worthy of this "everything is bigger" state: an 11,300-mile drive to 25 communities all over Texas – towns as well as cities, in the east, west, north, and south – to visit more than 200 artist studios and Biennial partner art organizations..."
"...This film completely surrenders to its premise, with everything else following in a predictable way. Inventor Andy Brewster (Rogen) is about to start on a cross-country road trip to pitch his new product – a cleaner – to major chains..."
"...Ostensibly a road movie, the highway that Vernon's film travels is much closer to Michael Landon's heaven-bound one than the more traditional Hollywood variety, and, despite its wacky-mobster trappings (co-star Rossi will be recognized by fans of that other recent mob comedy Analyze This), the film's blatantly non-secular tone is almost certain to turn off anyone who arrives in search of a De Niro-esque pastiche. “It's a trip! Buckle your seatbelt!” advises the film's tagline, and in some respects, it's right -- it is a trip, though the chipper tone and heartstring-yanking premise are unlikely to require any sort of emotional shoulder harness..."
"...That’s Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, two British comic performers and writers who play fictionalized versions of themselves in this series dreamed up by director Michael Winterbottom. The premise stays the same – Steve and Rob travel together to some scenic vista and sample the country’s cuisine – as does the true purpose of these trips – to spotlight their expert impressions, their tetchy kind-of camaraderie, and a melancholy that persists like a stomach grumble...."
"...Toronto-based documentary filmmaker Ron Mann was in the midst of a project on Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, the Cali car-culture king and granddaddy of the outlaw surf-and-hot-rod scene, when his old pal Woody Harrelson rang him up and invited him to tag along on an environmental whistle-stop bus trip from Seattle on down California's pristine Pacific Coast Highway in a hemp-fueled bus -- "The Organic Living Tour." That was in 2001. Two years later, Mann's digital video-shot doc Go Further is all but in the can ("I'm literally working 20-hour days to get it ready for the South by Southwest screening," he sighs)...."
"...There’s damage aplenty: metal damage, brain damage, and enough practical, non-CGI, vehicular and pyro gags to make Stunt Rock feel like Goodnight Moon. Miller and his editors Jason Ballentine and Margaret Sixel continue the series’ editorial aesthetic of under-cranking specific shots, making the most viciously hyperstylized moments appear stuttery and surreal, like a glorious bad dream, or a trip down the bad-acid rabbit hole..."
"...Anderson, 458-5454). Marrs went on to say that the Spankers had developed an addiction for dumplings in New York City's Chinatown on a recent road trip there, but that they were eager to get back to Texas for brisket from Cooper's BBQ (604 W..."
"...Films are all "road movies" related to El Paraiso (formerly called The Marfa Project). El Paraiso began with a road trip to Marfa, Texas, during which the Rude Mechs sat around in bars with rodeo cowboys and other fascinating locals to begin an exploration of the "West" and all things Texan..."
"...But while Man on a Mission doesn’t precisely neuter Garriott’s weirder ways, it does push them aside for a more boilerplate message of the father/son bond. (Curiously, the film includes a clip from The Colbert Report in which Stephen Colbert signs off from the interview with “good luck getting my DNA to space" – a cryptic aside for anyone not already in the know that the comedian was referencing a Garriott campaign for which he gathered DNA material to take on the trip with him..."
"...Tour organizers are using the road trip to highlight not only the threat to reproductive rights, but also the effects clinic closures would have on whole women's health. The more high profile speakers will be joined by medical professionals and uninsured women who rely on Planned Parenthood for medical care...."
"...The Austin Lightning are on a long road trip this weekend, at Baton Rouge and Mississippi, before starting a three-week homestand June 15-16...."
"...Greater Austin is the fifth-deadliest urban area in the nation for traffic fatalities, according to "Getting Home Safely: Strategies to make our communities safer for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists," a report issued last month by the nonprofit The Road Information Program (TRIP). Interestingly, however, TRIP receives funding from highway builders -- and conducts research on their behalf, as well as for insurance companies and labor unions..."
"...Gifford played a major part in launching the current vogue for noir author Jim Thompson. After discovering French translations of Thompson's novels on a trip to Paris in 1983, he purchased the rights to several titles and set up Black Lizard Press in order to publish them..."
"...So, rather than suffer through another book tour of author readings "a miserable form," Wright says he created a performance piece to explore his personal struggles. The result, My Trip to Al-Qaeda, has been presented four times around the country and is now beginning a six-week run at the Culture Project theatre in Manhattan...."
"...On the other: a hybrid strategy that added the lane pair and aggressively reduced demand for the road. By increasing telecommuting, car- and vanpooling, online education, online shopping, transit, bike and pedestrian trips, and moving trips outside of rush hour, the team produced a model of I-35 in which traffic once again flowed freely..."
"...John and Ray Baker. The Trip begins with a police car zipping dramatically along a desert highway..."
"...A Trip to Bountiful Bakery & Cafe..."
"...I've had to give up one of my favorite vices on this trip: speeding. Imagine a 500-mile commute over rural Texas highways, and you can see how one might be tempted to haul ass..."
"...For now, he’s mostly on the road, peddling jokes and seeking knowledge like a cross between a wandering troubadour and a wandering guru. You won’t be sorry if you hitch a ride on this trip. A Good Trip with Shane Mauss will be performed Tue., March 14, 9pm, at the Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress...."
"...Even with such astute backing, Kilgore owned the stage. She told quirky, embarrassing stories, including one that found her drunk in a graveyard in Atlanta after a spontaneous trip from Austin..."
"...In the meanwhile, Capt. Day Trips kicks-off our online Extra Helpings series with some restaurants worth a short drive...."
"...Specific detour information is available on the Capital Metro website at www.capmetro.org in the “Service Alerts” section on the main page. Riders are urged to check the website for the latest detour information or call the GO Line at 512-474-1200 prior to beginning their trip..."
"...What is “real,” what is art, and what is artifice in this multi-layered narrative can be difficult to parse, at first, but ease back and enjoy the ride: It’s a metaphorical trip on all sorts of levels. Tygh Runyan plays Mitch Haven (note the initials), a director making a film about a North Carolinian politician (Cliff de Young) and his lover (Shannyn Sossamon) who may have faked their own deaths to escape dodgy dealings..."
"...After this trip, all I can say is this. Next time you see the name Monterey County on a bottle of wine, there’s a pretty damn good chance it’s going to be good...."
"...The group is currently soliciting volunteers with a link to a snazzy online volunteer sign-up sheet for the variety of tasks that must happen before, during, and after this trip to the coast. So even if you can't go for the weekend, there are other ways to help...."
"...MH: They want to know where the idea came from, which was from Greg on a trip to Paris. They want to know what my favorite song is, and I tell them it's "Mr..."
"...I'm getting ready to upload pix from this morning's load-in. Until next post, enjoy this picture gallery from yesterday's pre-trip strategy meeting...."
"...If you're ready for a low-key vacation, BluebonNET and Interactive Vacations can help you plan a stress-free trip to parts used to be unknown. You'll see some beautiful country, spend little cash, and visit some downhome folks who'll be just tickled to have guided you from the information highway to the open road..."
"...The number of times I personally am affected by sheer incompetence out on the Austin streets these days is staggering. My round-trip commute to and from work is a whopping 6.2 miles, and each way I encounter a minimum of 2 to 3 incidences of potentially lethal stupidity on the roads..."
"...Luckily, the crazy Aussies in the seats in front of me had other plans. After offering me a shot of Absynthe (I declined), Kat and Larry busted out into their best rendition of "Single Ladies" by Beyonce and declared our bus trip "Woodstock 2009." Wondering why our bus driver hadn't called for back-up yet, Larry decided that we were actually starring in the negative sequel to the movie Speed, our driver playing the role of "the opposite of Sandra Bullock."..."
"...The group lost money on it the first two years, she says, and at best hoped to break even this year. But when traffic-control costs tripled, she says, the group decided it couldn't afford to go forward with this year's event..."
"...TRIP REDUCTION: Mandating employers to plan for telework, flextime, etc...."
"..."This often comes up as an issue." People are often rejected because the INS takes this view on third countries whatever the circumstances. Yet people seeking political asylum will often need to make a quick move; even if they are planning, ultimately, to emigrate to America, they may be unable to get the proper papers to make the trip..."
"...Young. It's not Sixteen Candles, but it's not Road Trip, either..."
"...Starring: Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Michelle Trachtenberg, Vinnie Jones, Jessica Boehrs and Travis Wester. Does Jam/Style Council frontman Paul Weller know that his classic ode to British mod malaise "In the City" is being used as a musical cue in a giddy American teen sex romp? And wouldn’t a tune by Oasis’ Gallagher brothers have been more appropriate? ("Fuckin’ in the Bushes" would’ve been aces, had not Guy Ritchie already nailed it to the climactic fight scene in Snatch.) Eurotrip, from the producing team who brought us 2000’s Road Trip, or as I like to call it Tom Green’s 14th Minute and 59th Second, mines much of the same material as its predecessor, with one major difference: Whereas the Todd Phillips-directed prequel (of sorts) was lewd, crude, and occasionally as comically nasty as discovering a stray pubic hair in your grandmother’s mouth – yeah, that nasty – Eurotrip is helmed by fledgling director Schaffer, who opts for a little sweetness and light instead of the usual fart jokes and rutting..."
"...There's just one hitch, though. They need someone to help with expenses and driving for the trip, so Brad posts an ad on a bulletin board at a local college..."
"...There’s only one shade here: sex-positive, if low-cal feminist, and heterosexual-exclusive. Magic Mike XXL’s hero male strippers may be showered in dollar bills, but you’ll never once see them pocket the cash..."
"...Scarfaria uses the occasion of the world’s imminent demise as the motivator for a romcom road trip. What better excuse for a meet-cute than the end of the world nipping at one’s heels? Carell plays Dodge (a curious name for a character facing the apocalypse), a button-down insurance salesman whose wife (played by Carell’s real-life wife, Nancy) leaves him in the film’s opening scene in order to live out her last days without him..."