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A Bug's Life
"...Antz boasts a more sophisticated quality of wit, A Bug's Life strikes a better overall balance of adult- and..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Exorcist's William Friedkin directs this psychological thriller that never really gets under your skin.
"...F. O'Byrne and Michael Shannon. Try as it may, Bug never really gets under your skin. Adapted from Tracy..."

June 1, 2007 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Now Streaming in Austin: "Bug Filter"
See the world and learn about it through the eyes of insects
"...if their young students are viewing the world through Bug Filter...."

April 27, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Bug Up and Educate Yourself on Entomophagy
Saving the planet, one bug at a time
"...of friends accustomed to his unique penchant for crunching bugs, spoke with me about the benefits of entomophagy. He..."

May 29, 2013 Food Post by Jessi Cape

A Bug's Life
A new, artificially intelligent toy does little to excite the brain or the blood pressure.
"...B.I.O.-BugsHasbro With so many toymakers this fall hot on the..."

Dec. 21, 2001 Screens Feature by Lindsey Simon

The Love Bug
"...David Tomlinson, Buddy Hackett and Andy Granatelli. The "love bug" in question is Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a..."

June 7, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin’s Ninth Annual Bug (Eating) Festival
Two legs good, six legs tasty!
"...a little crowded, at times, during the ninth annual Bug (Eating) Festival at in.gredients on Saturday, June 4, 4-8pm...."

June 1, 2016 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Punch-Bug Politics
Candidates weigh influence of partisanship
"...have developed a game, akin to the old Volkswagen "punch-bug" game, for spotting his campaign signs around town. "I've..."

Oct. 22, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Movie Bug
Touching down at the Toronto International Film Festival
" Texas with only one foot blister and no bedbugs (bedbugs having been the major prefestival scare among visitors)...."

Sept. 24, 2010 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bug Watch '07
Out with the eco-friendly insect spray: Austin issues a mosquito warning.
"...There's good news and bad news for entomologists (that's bug watchers to the rest of us). With the warm,..."

July 23, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Bitten by the Bug
Trumpet Phenom Roy Hargrove
"...and camaraderie, Hargrove found himself bit by the Afro-Cuban bug, whose past victims have included Austin native Kenny Dorham,..."

June 6, 1997 Music Feature by Jeff Mccord

Our Li'l Love Bug!!!!!
LoRo or RoLo, no matter what you call 'em, now, there's a ring to it!

July 9, 2008 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Disenfranchised by the Ex-Bug Exterminator
" that bully Tom DeLay go back to exterminating bugs and not democracy as we once knew it...."

March 10, 2004 Postmarks

August: Osage County
Plates are broken and egos are trampled on in this wonderful ensemble rendition of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
"...Already a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tracy Letts (Bug, Killer Joe), August: Osage County was adapted for the..."

Jan. 10, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Eight Legged Freaks
Giant spiders invade a small town in this fun B-movie throwback.
"...the goofy, goopy B-movie magic of those great Fifties giant-bug movies in which, as the song goes, “Leo G...."

July 19, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Galaxy Quest
A parody of Gene Roddenberry's TV world and its rabid fans.
"...-- and then tosses in a heaping helping of bug-eyed monsters, lithe alien babes, and more tongue-in-cheek homages than..."

Dec. 31, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Men in Black
Jones and Smith make for an entertaining combo as they play secret agents who monitor extraterrestrials.
"...mission to seek out and destroy an evil alien “bug” (sort of a giant, intergalactic cockroach) that's taken over..."

July 4, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Transformers spin-off is (checks notes) wait ... good?
"...wounded, yellow Autobot transforms himself into a ’69 Volkswagen Bug. Enter Steinfeld’s punk-wave Charlie, a budding grease monkey and..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

John Dwyer’s Oh Sees Ethic
Nonstop cottage industry doesn’t blame Austin
"...years leading various acts including the Coachwhips and Damaged Bug, the multi-instrumentalist has become god-like within punk. His most..."

Aug. 30, 2017 Music Post by Libby Webster

Spider-Man: Homecoming
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is back (again)
"...neighborhood web-slinger to his often laugh-out-loud juvenile roots. As bug-bitten Peter Parker, Holland brings just the right amount of..."

July 7, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Zero Days
Chilling cyber warfare doc explores the Stuxnet virus
" its Natanz nuclear facility. Stuxnet was no ordinary bug, it was an act of war, the first sneaky..."

July 22, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Wreck-It Ralph
" and crosses over to others: Initially, it’s the bug-infested, first-person shooter Hero's Duty – a mash-up of Call..."

Nov. 2, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Atlas Shrugged: Part II
Atlas isn't the only one to shrug off this tiresome load of Ayn Rand – but with poor production values.
"...will attract only viewers already bitten by the Rand bug or her Objectivist cause. (Indeed, audience members at the..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Steven Soderbergh and an all-star cast remind us to be very afraid.
"...Riffing on one of society's most ancient existential bugaboos – plague! – with a cool, strictly by-the-book tone..."

Sept. 9, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

My Soul To Take
Wes Craven wrote and directed this serial-killer movie – but you'd never know it to look at it.
" an unlikely alliance of misfits (Thieriot's aptly nicknamed Bug, a condor-fixated loner, is immediately tagged as prime suspect..."

Oct. 15, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tooth Fairy
Due to a misdeed, a tough hockey player, played by Dwayne Johnson, must serve as a tooth fairy for a week, tutu and all.
"...through him. That said, the tiny-pupiled Merchant is so bug-eyed here, one wonders if on the sly he’s using..."

Jan. 29, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Aliens in the Attic
A group of kids save their vacation home from extraterrestrials while keeping their clueless elders out of the loop.
"...alien vanguard of four pint-sized BEMs – that'd be Bug-Eyed Monsters – lands in the Pearsons’ attic. A battle..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Alien Trespass
Taking its cues from several classic 1950s sci-fi films, Alien Trespass is a deeply affectionate homage to the era when every kid on the block knew what "Klaatu borada nikto" meant.
"...knows his xenomorphs from his BEMs (that would be bug-eyed monsters for you nongenrephiles), and the film's period accuracy..."

April 3, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Paranoid Park
Gus Van Sant's new film about young male skateboarders is breathtaking, heartbreaking, tragic, gorgeous, and psychically true all at the same time.
" feel as though you were caught like a bug on some sort of social flypaper, with all eyes..."

March 21, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

King of California
Michael Douglas plays a wild-eyed dreamer who sways his daughter and friend into digging clandestinely for treasure underneath a California superstore.
" a sea of responsibility. And then there’s Charlie. Bug-eyed and bearded, Charlie emerges from the asylum and returns..."

Oct. 12, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

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