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'Bates Motel' Re-Opens for Business
A&E takes a stab at psychoanalyzing Mrs. Bates' baby boy
"...Norman Bates was a good kid. Just look at the old..."

March 18, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Billy Bates Makes Austin Tour Stop
Film about a troubled artist was partially shot in Austin
"...The film Billy Bates, 75 percent of which is reported to have been..."

Nov. 11, 2014 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Kathy Bates, Marc Maron, and More Confirmed for Texas Film Hall of Fame Ceremony
We know the winners, now who'll be running the show?
"...little bright today with the announcement that Oscar-winner Kathy Bates and the cast of Office Space will be on..."

Feb. 14, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Miró Quartet at Bates Recital Hall
The ensemble's opening concert for its 15th season as UT's Faculty-Quartet-in-Residence was uplifting in a number of ways
"...And it doesn't get more uplifting than that. Miró QuartetBates Recital Hall Sept. 13..."

Sept. 21, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

A Home of Our Own
"...Directed by: Tony Bill. Starring: Kathy Bates, Edward Furlong, Soon-Teck Oh and Tony Campisi. Sometimes producer,..."

Nov. 12, 1993 Movie Review by Louis Black

Bad Santa 2
A tired sequel that's more offensive than transgressive
"...Directed by: Mark Waters. Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox, Christina Hendricks, Brett Kelly, Jenny Zigrino, Jeff..."

Nov. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Downton Abbey recap: Episode 5
Cora gives Lord Grantham the cold shoulder
"...Isobel hired a hooker (to work as her maid/cook). Bates and Anna grokked Vera’s Evil Suicide Pie plan. Sybil..."

Feb. 8, 2013 Screens Post by Melanie Haupt

Silent Tongue
"...Directed by: Sam Shepard. Starring: River Phoenix, Alan Bates, Richard Harris, Dermot Mulroney, Sheila Tousey, Jeri Arredondo and..."

June 17, 1994 Movie Review by Alvaro Rodriguez

Richard Jewell
Eastwood's latest assault on the establishment mangles its own history
"...Clint Eastwood. Starring: Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde, Nina Arianda, Ian Gomez, Niko..."

Dec. 13, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Failure to Launch
This date movie is dude-friendly by design, but all its attention to hairdos and cute outfits does not make up for its lack of romantic spark.
"...Deschanel, Justin Bartha, Bradley Cooper, Terry Bradshaw and Kathy Bates. In naming their project, the filmmakers have tempted reviewers..."

March 10, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The War at Home
"...by: Emilio Estevez. Starring: Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen, Kathy Bates and Kimberly Williams. It's one of those terrific behind-the-scenes..."

May 16, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets
"...Directed by: John-Paul Davidson. Starring: Alan Bates, Theresa Russell, Sting, Trudie Styler, Lena Headey, Jim Carter,..."

May 9, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Psycho
"...updates make more sense (like the Walkman-wearing sister, Norman Bates masturbating while watching Marion through the office peephole, the..."

Dec. 11, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Midnight in Paris
Midnight in Paris just goes to show that if you wait long enough Woody Allen will finally deliver another terrific movie.
"...Michael Sheen, Nina Arianda, Corey Stoll, Alison Pill, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni and Adrien Brody. Quite simply, Midnight in..."

June 10, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Cheri
Another dangerous liaison, this one based on the Colette novella, reunites director Stephen Frears and star Michelle Pfeiffer.
"...Directed by: Stephen Frears. Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy Bates, Rupert Friend, Felicity Jones, Frances Tomelty, Anita Pallenberg, Harriet..."

June 26, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Day the Earth Stood Still
This dull, unnecessary remake of the 1951 science-fiction classic features Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly in a wooden cautionary tale.
"...by: Scott Derrickson. Starring: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith, John Cleese, Jon Hamm and Kyle Chandler...."

Dec. 12, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys
One-man moviemaking machine Tyler Perry drops his usual cross-dressing comedics for this melodrama about two family dynasties – one black, one white – rocked by scandal.
"...KaDee Strickland, Cole Hauser, Taraji P. Henson and Kathy Bates. Contradictions abound in this messy and unfocused drama that..."

Sept. 19, 2008 Movie Review by Steve Davis

P.S. I Love You
Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank needs to call her agent before getting involved in any more romantic codswallop like this.
"...Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Gina Gershon, Lisa Kudrow, Kathy Bates, Harry Connick Jr., Jeffrey Dean Morgan and James Marsters...."

Dec. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fred Claus
Awash with amazingly talented actors – Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Miranda Richardson, Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates, Kevin Spacey, to name a few – Fred Claus is sadly just an early lump of coal under the tree.
"...Giamatti, John Michael Higgins, Miranda Richardson, Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Elizabeth Banks and Kevin Spacey. How..."

Nov. 9, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Primary Colors
"...Travolta, Emma Thompson, Adrian Lester, Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Maura Tierney, Larry Hagman and Paul Guilfoyle. It's uncanny:..."

March 27, 1998 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Angus
"...Read Johnson. Starring: Charlie Talbert, George C. Scott, Kathy Bates, Rita Moreno, Ariana Richards, Chris Owen and Lawrence Pressman...."

Sept. 22, 1995 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Dolores Claiborne
"...Directed by: Taylor Hackford. Starring: Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judy Parfitt, Christopher Plummer, David Strathairn..."

March 31, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

North
"...Bruce Willis, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jon Lovitz, Kathy Bates, John Ritter and Kelly Mcgillis. Rob Reiner goes out..."

July 22, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Shadows and Fog
"...John Malkovich, John Cusack, Jodie Foster, Kenneth Mars, Kathy Bates, Lily Tomlin, Julie Kavner and Michael Kirby. It's easy..."

March 20, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Before I Go to Sleep
Nicole Kidman stars as a woman who has amnesia and fights to uncover a big mystery from her past.
"...mediocrity. Imagine if at the end of Psycho, Norman Bates' mom turned out to be a sweet old lady..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

Hotel Transylvania
There's no need to put a stake in the heart of this animated film full of familiar monsters; it's already deadly dull.
"...onscreen Hotel Transylvania is as generically vacant as Mrs. Bates' eye sockets. It's nowhere near as good as director..."

Sept. 28, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Beneath the Darkness
This thriller starring Dennis Quaid was filmed in Smithville and Bastrop.
"...Coscarelli's epic Phantasm saga or, for that matter, Norman Bates’ clear-eyed if psychotic shenanigans. It's strictly a guilty pleasure...."

Jan. 6, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

300
Both Frank Miller's comic about the legendary battle of Thermopylae and Zack Snyder's cinematic adaptation are bloodthirsty affairs, awash in spectacle.
"...and set to a terrific, rumbling score by Tyler Bates. Not since Mario Bava's Hercules in the Haunted World..."

March 9, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Devil's Rejects
A viciously entertaining psycho-road-movie-revenge-‘n’-wreckage-romance.
"...the Manson-esque offspring commit motel-room atrocities that’d have Norman Bates shrieking like a little girl. The Devil’s Rejects fairly..."

July 22, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Around the World in 80 Days
Jackie Chan finally emerges as plausible English-language star in this international romp that's as light as a hot-air balloon.
"...a female character into the mix. Cameos by Kathy Bates as Queen Victoria and Luke and Owen Wilson as..."

June 18, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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