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Something Borrowed
Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin co-star in this kicky portrait of narcissism unbridled.
"...friendship against the wants of her heart. Oddly, the bond between the two women hardly concerns the filmmakers –..."

May 6, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Daily Hustle: 10/19/10
Unbundling a bevy of anti-bondsters
"...starts, groups opposed to the city's $90 million transportation bond have been popping up quicker than potholes on Guadalupe...."

Oct. 19, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Daily Hustle: 8/11/10
Catching up with Cole
"...was publicly concerned about the impact of a transportation bond vote this year. Below the fold, learn what let..."

Aug. 11, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Mother and Child
Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, and Kerry Washington lead a wonderful ensemble cast in this muzzy look into the rigors of adoption.
"...Brenneman, David Ramsey and Elizabeth Peña. If the mother-child bond is the core human relationship, then this movie implies..."

June 18, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Daily Hustle: 5/11/10
City Council highlights this Thursday
"...including water conservation, urban rail and our potential transportation bond election. TDH has assembled all the agenda highlights below..."

May 11, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

More 'No Rail' Reactions
Council members respond
"..."It'll be better in a year," and explains the bond fund scenario. All reactions from city council members to..."

March 10, 2010 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Goodbye Solo
This small marvel of a film by American portraitist Ramin Bahrani is a large-hearted examination of human curiosity and kindness and the limits of both.
"...– tells the North Carolina-set story of the brief bond that forms between a Senegalese cab driver named Solo..."

May 8, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Transporter 3
Jason Statham returns for the third venture in this action series, which is surprisingly better than you might expect.
"...Statham has become something of a poor man's James Bond via this international action smorgasbord franchise, and frankly, I'm..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Lucky Ones
Tim Robbins effectively heads an engaging threesome of Iraq war vets as they travel across America on a road to personal growth.
"...Many more events occur all along the way that bond the three and conspire to make them a battle-tested..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Savage Grace
You can almost smell the desperation in the twisted psychosexuality of Savage Grace, the film purportedly based on the true story of a mother-son relationship that went tragically wrong.
"...middle of his parents’ marital tensions. Gradually, the co-dependent bond between mother and son develops into something Oedipal, most..."

July 18, 2008 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The 2007 Academy Award Nominated Films: Live Action
Be your own judge and jury for these final five competitors for the Best Live Action Short Oscar.
"...sense of minimalist melodrama. In it, three young women bond during their time in a cancer ward. Their dire..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Driving Lessons
A 17-year-old boy's dull summer turns more eventful when he gets a job assisting an unconventional retired actress who leads him into a series of character-defining adventures.
"...has its moments, it never really develops a believable bond between its polar opposites, two lonely people who become..."

Nov. 7, 2006 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Infamous
It's another Truman Capote picture about how the author wrote In Cold Blood – and it stands solidly on its own merits.
"...murderer Perry Smith (played by Craig, the next James Bond), as well as implications that further sexual contact might..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Jesus Camp
This film is not a freak show or exposé but rather a call to arms to pick sides in the deepening cultural, political, and spiritual schism between the two Americas of the 21st century.
"...to children, even without go-karts and hiking: The kids bond, belong, and feel spiritually nourished. What has secular humanism..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Lower City
The toastiest summer on record is but an intermittently flickering 40-watt bulb compared to this positively incendiary sexual firestorm.
"...that threatens to sever Deco and Naldinho's lifelong, near-filial bond while simultaneously shellacking one more patina of Third World..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Eight Below
We smell penguins, even though Eight Below's animals are really a pack of sled dogs in a wonderful man-and-dog movie.
"...of the dogs, with whom he has a special bond. When conditions prevent a return for the dogs until..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sahara
Based on the popular Clive Cussler book, Sahara may be asinine, but it’s also goofy, good fun.
"...legend McConaughey as Dirk Pitt, the novelist’s Yankified James Bond-lite, a strapping, bronzed American archeologist who works for a..."

April 8, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Guess Who
Bernie Mac gets punk'd by Ashton Kutcher.
"...Guess Who is between Mac and Kutcher, who fitfully bond, à la De Niro and Stiller, but with racial..."

March 25, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Naked City
The trustees spar briefly over when to build their new schools
"...schedule for implementing projects funded under the $519.5 million bond package voters approved in August. At issue was the..."

Oct. 29, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Endorsements
Austin ISD bond election
"...Austin public schools need our support. The proposed facilities-and-infrastructure bond package – at $519.5 million – is nothing to..."

Sept. 10, 2004 News Feature

King Arthur
In this cinematic retelling Arthur and his men are trained to be a warrior SWAT team for the Roman Empire.
"...of the script. Owen is too classy, too James Bond-handsome to realistically portray the not-yet-King Arthur; I for one..."

July 9, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Monsieur Ibrahim
Omar Sharif makes a welcome return to the screen in this gentle French film about a Jewish adolescent and an elderly Muslim shopkeeper.
"...coming-of-age story of sorts, Monsieur Ibrahim depicts the growing bond between the film’s kindly title character and Momo, a..."

March 26, 2004 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Way Home
"...– it’s clumsy in its execution of this familial bond. A large part of this awkwardness is due to..."

March 21, 2003 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Transporter
"...a getaway car so tricked out it makes James Bond's Astons look like Polish taxicabs. His backstory literally fits..."

Oct. 11, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Pumpkin
"...is the wheelchair-bound, silent Pumpkin (Harris). The two eventually bond over that most romantic of sporting events, the discus,..."

July 12, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pootie Tang
This is a nutty story about the life of the fictional ghetto hero Pootie Tang, whose struggles against corporate America after selling out become the stuff of legend.
"...to Pootie), is a flash-dressing ghetto superstar, part James Bond, part Superfly, and general upstanding citizen. The bare-chested and..."

July 6, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
"...Croft, a British-born, gun-toting heroine in the Indiana Jones-meets-James Bond mold. The Croft character has risen to unparalleled prominence..."

June 15, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pop & Me
"...sons in an attempt to demystify the tricky blood bond. And considering the timing of its release (Father's Day..."

June 16, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Whole Nine Yards
"...the two men, who seemingly have nothing in common, bond. It turns out that separate contracts are out on..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dr. No
"...Wiseman and Jack Lord. The sweet scent of over-the-top Bond antics isn't evident in this tentative opening to the..."

Feb. 17, 2000 Movie Review

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