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Charlie's Angels
Gen Z get their wings in Elizabeth Banks' Angels continuation
"...swapped for a montage of girls doing all the super-very-cool things, like skateboarding and science lab shenanigans, because, to..."

Nov. 15, 2019 Movie Review by Beth Sullivan

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Slappy returns in this perfectly timed sequel
" out their neighbors’ attics and then salvaging whatever cool and/or useful items they find. When they get a..."

Oct. 12, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Gary Oldman is John le Carré's unflappable spy, George Smiley, in this dandy espionage tale.
"...become defined by so much running and rappelling and cool seducing that it feels like a luxury to nestle..."

Dec. 23, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

127 Hours
An unrelenting tour de force thanks to Simon Beaufoy's clever script, Danny Boyle's inspired direction, and James Franco's amazing performance, 127 Hours is primarily an unforgettable examination of the human spirit under extreme duress.
"...John Lawrence. Danny Boyle's 127 Hours is the calm, cool, and tear-your-hair-out exciting mirror image of Tony Scott's bland..."

Nov. 19, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

An armored truck robbery of $42 million is an inside job in this action film starring Matt Dillon, Laurence Fishburne, and Jean Reno.
"...director Antal appeared out of nowhere to deliver a freaky-cool stunner in 2003 – Kontroll – and is currently..."

Dec. 11, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Fest First Wave Films Announced (Finally)
Fantastic Fest 2009, Round One
"...outside but the news from Fantastic Fest 2009 is cool, chilling, and guaranteed to make your blood run cold...."

July 13, 2009 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Drillbit Taylor
This mediocre tween comedy that stars Owen Wilson comes from some very talented people – Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen – who appear to be experiencing a delayed sophomore slump.
"...Nuh-uh. Drillbit Taylor is a strange hybrid of Apatow's über-cool TV series Freaks and Geeks and 1980s My Bodyguard,..."

March 21, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ocean's Twelve
Like Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven and 1960’s Rat-Packing original, Ocean's Twelve is an elaborate and delightful excuse to get the screen’s biggest and most gorgeous stars in the same film.
" when you just sit back and let its oh-so-cool hipster vibe surround you like an ermine bathrobe. Sun-kissed..."

Dec. 10, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Finding Their Tuva
The Texas Documentary Tour screens 'Genghis Blues,' the Belic Brothers' next step in living a 'kickass, adventurous life and meeting cool people.'
"...goal of "having a kickass, adventurous life and meeting cool people" were largely shaped by a steady diet of..."

Oct. 10, 2003 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

The Italian Job
"...sporting the Union Jack is the very height of cool Britannia yuks then you likely didn’t care for the..."

May 30, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

" human. Owen's brilliant turn as Jack is icily cool; despite his third-person narration, you're never quite sure what..."

June 16, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

My Father the Hero
"...(instead of her father, which just would not be cool). Before you can say “Lolita,” the unsuspecting Andre's reputation..."

Feb. 11, 1994 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Checking In: Seela Side Hustles
“I’m known as the South Austin Bread Fairy”
"...About Cool, the sixth full-length by three-decade Austin song medium Seela..."

Aug. 11, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Extreme Temperature Swings
AFS Essential Cinema kicks off Asia: Hot and Cool series
"...things that always give us great joy," Lord Jo-won coolly confides to his former lover, Lady Cho, before embarking..."

Dec. 28, 2012 Screens Feature by Margaret Moser

Last Holiday
After being diagnosed with an incurable brain disease, a woman (who is played delightfully by Queen Latifah) discovers her moxie.
"...Directed by: Wayne Wang. Starring: Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton, Giancarlo Esposito, Alicia Witt and Gérard..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Geeks Get Paid
What's cool about gaming? Apparently, everything.
"...Garriott and Warren Spector were geeky when geeky wasn't cool...."

March 5, 2004 Screens Feature by Courtney Fitzgerald

Forsaking the Spotlight
Sideman's Roundtable: More Cool Is the Gig, Less Is the Pay
"..."I'd like to just do the cool gigs," he says, "but unfortunately, more cool is the..."

Sept. 18, 1998 Music Feature by Jay Hardwig

Faster Than Sound: White Horse and Sagebrush Regular Jordan Matthew Young Rises on The Voice
"You're just cool, man." – Nick Jonas
"...Mayeux & Broussard track "Leavin' and Losin'." "It's been cool to show the coaches that, because I love Patsy..."

April 9, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Hotrod Golgotha
In this collection, the Austin poet delivers a high octane paean to cars and all that makes them cool
"...these poems he's helping us understand "what makes these cool cars go," as he says in one piece, insisting..."

Jan. 1, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Bad Boys for Life
Not bad, not good, just the same again from the aging action heroes
"...The answer is yes, just so long as you’re cool with the same old, same old. After all, there’s..."

Jan. 17, 2020 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Humanity's scarring of Earth mapped out in graphic, terrifying detail
"...display can be tough to swallow. Actress Alicia Vikander’s cool narration offers one enlightening statistic after the other (for..."

Oct. 4, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Mule
Clint Eastwood enters the drug war in an unexpected role
"...things for the wrong reasons. But Eastwood plays it cool, thankfully. It’s the best film about drug trafficking that..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Heavy Trip
Scandinavian black metal comedy plays a familiar tune well
"...moment of true rock god glory, and gets the cool girl who is way more metal than anyone expects...."

Oct. 5, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Science Fair
The future is as bright as these charming science kids
"...way from Eighties tropes about nerds – it’s actually “cool” now! But no, really, it is. National Geographic documentary..."

Sept. 28, 2018 Movie Review by Danielle White

Summer of 84
Kids vs. serial killer, Eighties-style
"...– brainy Farraday (Cory Gruter-Andrew), brawny Woody (Caleb Emery), not-quite-too-cool-for-school Eats (Judah Lewis) in his standard-issue Bad Religion shirt,..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Breaking In
Getting locked out of your house without keys has never been more dangerous
"...of them. As the mastermind of the botched burglary, cool cucumber Billy Burke speaks most of his dialogue in..."

May 18, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Avengers: Infinity War
Earth's mightiest heroes face their greatest, most nuanced threat
"...history. Nineteen interlocking films over a decade, making superheroes cool and ubiquitous again. An achievement that big needs a..."

April 27, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Borg vs McEnroe
Tennis' greatest feud re-evaluated as an inner battle.
"...It’s not the hothead vs. the cool talent: It’s two hotshots with very different approaches to..."

April 13, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Ready Player One
Video gaming and Eighties culture get the Spielberg treatment
" forget that Steven Spielberg made pop culture history cool. He revived the moribund monster movie with Jaws. He..."

March 30, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Have a Nice Day
Mid-Nineties-style crime stories refreshed by Chinese cartoons.
"...New York-based Shanghai Restoration Project adds a mid-Nineties crime cool, and Liu is undoubtedly aiming for the era's classic..."

Feb. 23, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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