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DVDanger: Four Films in Search of a Cult
Retro releases and martial arts aim for new crowds
"...Cult film status is a rare blessing and curse. A curse, because it also means you..."

April 18, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Spacing Out in Round Rock
Carter, Paige, Christi, Doug, and two homeowners on 'Trading Spaces' in Central Texas
" the Chronicle Web extra full transcript of our interviews with the cast of Trading Spaces. Managing Editor Cindy..."

Feb. 6, 2004 Screens Feature by Kate X Messer

Masterful aerial action sequences don't compensate for earthbound plot.
"...Directed by: Rob Cohen. Starring: Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard, Richard..."

July 29, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Shaolin Kung Fu Mystagogue
"...Directed by: Chang Peng-Yi. Starring: Hsu Feng, Carter Huang Chia-Ta and Chang I. This..."

Oct. 6, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

In this British thriller, a kid discovers that the members of his wealthy, Beverly Hills family may not be what they seem.
"...Directed by: Brian Yuzna. Starring: Billy Warlock, Devin Devasquez, Evan Richards and Ben Meyerson...."

July 24, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dragon Chronicles
"...Directed by: Andy Chin Wing-Keung. Starring: Brigitte Lin, Gong Li and Cheung Man...."

May 9, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Assault on Precinct 13
This new version of John Carpenter's classic is superfluous in the extreme, and while it’s not technically a bad movie, per se, viewers unfamiliar with the film’s lineage will likely write it off as yet another midwinter also-ran, the sort of action film that never quite takes off and instead focuses on random gun battles and cheesy dialogue.
"...Directed by: Jean-François Richet. Starring: Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, Maria Bello, Drea de Matteo,..."

Jan. 21, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

In his return to science fiction, Ridley Scott's stunning, ambitious visuals are waylaid by his quasi-metaphysics.
"...Directed by: Ridley Scott. Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan..."

June 8, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sky High
An adolescent superhero can't find his niche.
"...Directed by: Mike Mitchell. Starring: Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Michael Angarano, Danielle Panabaker, Mary..."

July 29, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Man With the Iron Fists
Wu-Tang Clan firebrand RZA branches out into directing a martial arts film.
"...Directed by: RZA. Starring: RZA, Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, Rick Yune,..."

Nov. 9, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Balls of Fury
Goofy pingpong comedy gets by on the amiable nerd panache of chunky lead Dan Fogler.
"...Directed by: Ben Garant. Starring: Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, George Lopez, Maggie Q, Thomas..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The (Jason) Stathamization of action filmmaking continues with the star's latest.
"...Directed by: Boaz Yakin. Starring: Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Chris Sarandon, Robert John..."

April 27, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Star-Lord and co. return in the popular Marvel series
"...Directed by: James Gunn. Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley..."

May 12, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

John Carpenter, Rock Star
Filmmaker as synth-pop pioneer horrifies the Moody Theater June 23
"...John Carpenter’s muses – ghost director of 1951’s The Thing From Another World – helped invent film repartee in..."

June 15, 2016 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Get Ready for Russellmania II
Alamo mystery marathon celebrates Kurt Russell (again)
"...pillars of Heaven shake, Kurt Russell just looks that big ol' storm right square in the eye and he..."

May 3, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

And on Keyboards, John Carpenter!
Horror master successfully re-tunes his career
" forever.” At 68, John Carpenter could stay home in Los Angeles and live off memories of an unmatched..."

June 24, 2016 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Weird Times Five
Lars Nilsen reveals his top five Weird Wednesday flicks.
"...If, as Sailor Ripley mused, this whole world is indeed wild at heart and weird on top, then Alamo..."

Feb. 17, 2011 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Twist of Cain
Danzig comes alive
"...San Francisco’s entertainment dens and gilded ballrooms opulated in wake of the..."

Nov. 7, 2007 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Fearless James Hong
Star of 'Big Trouble in Little China' revives the raunch
"...even if you don't know you know him. Mr Ping, the adoptive father of Po in Kung Fu Panda?..."

Jan. 24, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Battleship Paul F. Tompkins
The Cap City Comedy Club capos unleash the smart bomb that is comic's comic Paul F. Tompkins
"...Attuned to Mark Twain's notion that "the human race has one really effective..."

April 22, 2005 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

Living and Dying on Asian Screens
Austin Asian American Film Festival is back
"...Thai ghost stories, documentaries decrying the affect of modernization on traditional Eastern ways of..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

DVDanger: Tokyo Tribe
Sion Sono's deranged, delirious hip-hop musical rocks
"...Sion Sono's hip-hop musical Tokyo Tribe is a two-hour fountain of crazy, unapologetic, wondrous musical mayhem...."

Dec. 1, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

MondoCon Unleashes Loaded Lineup
Just shut up and take our money!
"...Just set up your line of credit now. MondoCon, the first convention dedicated to..."

Aug. 21, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Escape From New York (Special Edition)
Subsequent to both The Warriors and Mad Max, yet predating Blade Runner by a year, Escape From New York laid the groundwork for John Carpenter and Kurt Russell's ensuing masterpiece, 1982's The Thing
"...Escape From New York (Special Edition)..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Screens Review by Raoul Hernandez

John Carpenter's Vampires
"...Carpenter's VampiresD: John Carpenter (1998); with James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith, Maximilian Schell, Tim Guinee...."

March 3, 2000 Screens Review by Louis Black

DVDanger: 'Halloween'/'Prince of Darkness'/'Eyes Without a Face'
Three throwback horrors for your Halloween pleasure
"...Eve and you've run out of Halloween candy, there's nothing more comforting than sitting down with a classic scary..."

Oct. 29, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Gray Band
How can a band singing almost exclusively about serial killers engender so much life?
"...from the right channel to the left and back again while guitar feedback balloons at an ear-piercing midpoint. As..."

Jan. 14, 2011 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

NFL Analysis 101: 100 Years of Epicurean, Hedonistic Hound Dogs
Timothy Braun brings you, dear reader, up to date on the AFC North
"...My initial intention was to kick of the AFC portion of..."

April 4, 2007 Sports Post by Timothy Braun

'There To Tell the Truth'
Seymour Hersh on journalism, politics, presidents, and war
"...During the week of March 19, legendary journalist Seymour Hersh..."

March 30, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

"...Regarding "Billy Clayton's Flying Circus" (Vol. 16, No. 20), it..."

Jan. 24, 1997 Column

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