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Grindhouse, which was filmed in Austin, raises the bar for movie showmanship and the theatregoing experience.
"...some pus and guts and builds to an all-out Armageddon between the humans and zombies. Rodriguez again proves that..."

April 6, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
It's about time for the end of time
" the emergency room in 2005.A Web site called Armageddon Online says the Battle of Armageddon, the Antichrist, and..."

Dec. 29, 2006 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

The World's Fastest Indian
Anthony Hopkins' great performance as Burt Munro, the real-life New Zealand codger and Indian motorcycle enthusiast who in 1967 set a land speed record that still stands today, is not enough to crash through this unabashedly sentimental wall of schmaltz.
"...not least among them – but nothing short of Armageddon is able to dampen heroic Burt’s infectious good cheer...."

Feb. 3, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Amityville Horror
A dream home on Long Island is not all it's cracked up to be: The family inside sees dead people.
" favor shock-and-awe narrative techniques over quiet wonder (see Armageddon and Pearl Harbor for examples). Stars Reynolds and George..."

April 15, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Team America: World Police
Trey Parker and Matt Stone tame the world with marionettes.
"...whole chunks of dialogue lifted from other action blockbusters (Armageddon comes in for several quotes), Team America feels somewhat..."

Oct. 15, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Ham for This Season
Hans Frank's political drama is timely fare for election time
"...Lonely Highway, Spy From Mars, Post-Neanderthal Diet, and The Armageddon Telethon...."

Sept. 3, 2004 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Chasing Liberty
A fictional president's daughter (Mandy Moore) skips out on her Secret Service minders (this doesn't remind us of any presidential daughters we know).
"...vs. Volcano) and the Epic Asteroid Clash of ’98 (Armageddon vs. Deep Impact) comes the First Daughter Faceoff of..."

Jan. 9, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Bad Boys II
Bay does it bigger and badder than ever.
"...reteams him with producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Beverly Hills Cop, Armageddon, Kangaroo Jack, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of..."

July 18, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Ladee Leroy Show
In The Ladee Leroy Show, Lee Eddy's mostly one-woman show, the tall, lanky, slightly androgynous writer-actress can be a bit manic, a bit abrasive, and a bit loud, but she also can be quiet, innocent, dramatic, sincere, silly, and often just plain uncontrollably funny.
" this, her mostly one-woman show produced by Cafe Armageddon (headed by Chronicle Arts Listings Editor Wayne Alan Brenner),..."

May 9, 2003 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

The Core
"...posthaste, and since Bruce Willis and the gang from Armageddon have already fulfilled their planet-saving obligations, in steps physics..."

March 28, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Megiddo: The Omega Code Two
"...the heels of a very well-executed CG Battle of Armageddon with all sorts of swooping fighter jets and bustling..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Humanoids From the Deep
"...produce such action spectacles as Aliens, The Terminator, and Armageddon...."

June 13, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Summer Film Previews
Pearl Harbor: From Eternity to Here
"...producer Jerry Bruckheimer (who previously made The Rock and Armageddon), and its world premiere (a reportedly $5 million event..."

May 25, 2001 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

3000 Miles to Graceland
"...The Killer, Dobermann, Reservoir Dogs, La Femme Nikita, even Armageddon -- all of these resonate long after the lights..."

Feb. 23, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Remember the Titans
"...arm. Instead, we have Will Patton (co-star of Bruckheimer's Armageddon) as the marginally racist white coach who, thanks to..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...of Love, The Color of Money, Clockers), Richard Salerno (Armageddon) and Singleton (Boyz N the Hood, Higher Learning, Rosewood)...."

June 16, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Gone in Sixty Seconds
"...viewing. I loved Speed. I even liked the Bruckheimer-produced Armageddon. But Gone in 60 Seconds is such a flimsy..."

June 9, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Omega Code
"...With both Yahweh and Satan phoning in their regrets, Armageddon's grand resolution is delegated to lesser personages. Representing Good..."

Nov. 5, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

" ideal world, of course, movies about looming environmental Armageddon wouldn't require nearly this many bloody fistfights or scenes..."

June 4, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

" the hands of both filmmakers Michael Bay (in Armageddon) and Virus' John Bruno. No wonder the Russian space..."

Jan. 22, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Good Restaurants Make Good Neighbors
"...turned an older home at 2015 Manor into Cafe Armageddon. All three businesses would prove to be short-lived. After..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

"...sound: It's a loud film, but unlike last summer's Armageddon -- which turned it all up to 11 and..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Lone Gunman
"...AC: Armageddon opened in theatres this summer. Supposing asteroids did hit,..."

Sept. 4, 1998 Books Feature by Stuart Wade

A Bunch for Brunch
Not Quite Breakfast, Not Quite Lunch
"...and his staff live to see customers satisfied. Cafe Armageddon..."

March 7, 1997 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Commencement Exercises
"...of Hospitality Careers. It was there that future Cafe Armageddon owners Herb Dishman and Chester Campbell met chef Echterbille...."

Aug. 16, 1996 Food Feature

The Rapture
"...Heaven while the nonbelievers get a ringside seat at Armageddon. And then things really get interesting. Religion has never..."

Nov. 15, 1991 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spirit Adrift Album Review
Enlightened in Eternity (20 Buck Spin)
"...a theme of universal oneness: "I was born in armageddon, a billion years in a millisecond/ The universe in..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

It’s Wham Time for Austin’s Dean of Comedy
Stand-up man Pat Dean anchors online showcase of comics
"...As the Isolation Comedy series has already run 15..."

May 21, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Luv Doc: Tested in All Ways But One
There has never been a better time in the history of the planet to get to know someone without swapping cooties
"...months or on November 4, when you finally realize Armageddon is actually approaching, you can bust that nut that's..."

May 22, 2020 Column by Luv Doc

... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
"...shred wreckage as it splits the ground open like Armageddon. Space odyssey twofer, "Blade of Wind" picks up extraterrestrial..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Music Review by Alejandra Ramirez

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