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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The second year at the Hogwarts is better than the first, but still a bit sophomoric.
"...Directed by: Chris Columbus. Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard..."

Nov. 15, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Bicentennial Man
"...Directed by: Chris Columbus. Starring: Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Embeth Davidtz, Lindze..."

Dec. 17, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Nine Months
"...Directed by: Chris Columbus. Starring: Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan..."

July 14, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Only the Lonely
"...Directed by: Chris Columbus. Starring: John Candy, Maureen O'Hara and Ally Sheedy...."

May 31, 1991 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The boy wizard rides again and this outing proves zippier and spookier than the previous two.
"...resulting kids yarn is zippier and more macabre than Chris Columbus’ two previous plodding productions...."

June 4, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Jingle All the Way
"...fun as a stocking full of dead spiders. Producer Chris Columbus scored a huge hit as a director a..."

Nov. 29, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
A teenager's Greek mythology book comes to life and thrusts him into an adventure to recover Zeus' stolen lightning bolt.
"...Directed by: Chris Columbus. Starring: Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario,..."

Feb. 19, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
From the sets to the story to the whole tone of the film, this first Potter film is an almost literal adaptation of J.K. Rowling's beloved children's book.
"...Directed by: Chris Columbus. Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, John..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Rent
Despite the grating, workmanlike direction of Chris Columbus, this boisterous film is a vivacious, wiseacre musical and an inarguable morality lesson: Love is all you need.
"...Directed by: Chris Columbus. Starring: Rosario Dawson, Adam Pascal, Taye Diggs, Wilson..."

Nov. 25, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Stepmom
"...Directed by: Chris Columbus. Starring: Liam Aiken, Lynn Whitfield, Jena Malone, Ed..."

Dec. 25, 1998 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Mrs. Doubtfire
In order to spend more time with his kids, a divorced dad dons drag and plays nanny.
"...Directed by: Chris Columbus. Starring: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey..."

Nov. 26, 1993 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Pixels
Ever wish you could pixelate Adam Sandler?
"...Directed by: Chris Columbus. Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter..."

July 24, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

I Love You, Beth Cooper
Hayden Panetierre stars in this coming-of-age comedy about a high school valedictorian who proclaims his love for the school's hottest cheerleader during his graduation speech.
"...Directed by: Chris Columbus. Starring: Hayden Panettiere, Paul Rust, Jack Carpenter, Lauren..."

July 17, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
"...Directed by: Chris Columbus. Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John..."

Nov. 20, 1992 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Home Alone
Home Alone is the apex, the pinnacle, the culmination of every bad bit Hughes has ever written or directed. It overflows with primitive, disastrously unfunny sight gags and neo-hateful familial humor.
"...Directed by: Chris Columbus. Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy and..."

Jan. 11, 1991 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

All Wrapped Up
From biopics to end-of-day thrillers, a look at the films you'll be standing in line for this Christmas.
"...D: Chris Smith...."

Nov. 26, 1999 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Poseiden's son and his pals reunite to retrieve the Golden Fleece, but only the film's special effects grabbed our attention.
"...Director Freudenthal, taking over from Chris Columbus, piles on the challenges as Hermes’ scheming son..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
This fourth Potter film is qualitatively different from the first three: It doesn’t linger on the gothic curlicues of the source material, and it emphasizes the emotional development of its characters with dramatic interplay rather than expressionistic, atmospheric gloom.
"...but it’s certainly better than the textual slavishness of Chris Columbus’ Potter films. Here at least we sense the..."

Nov. 18, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Young Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes is the original Spy Kid in this Chris Columbus-penned story about the master sleuth in a youth. The more one knows about Holmes lore, the more the film's foreshadowings of future cases will be evident.
"...Sherlock Holmes is the original Spy Kid in this Chris Columbus-penned story about the master sleuth as a youth...."

Jan. 16, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Holiday Viewing: Gremlins
Classic black comedy has the blues
"...Melancholy coats Christmas classics like tinsel. Dickens to Lethal Weapon, “the suicide..."

Dec. 8, 2017 Screens Post by Raoul Hernandez

Film News
Of informational pickets, $1.5 billion projects, and newborns
"...novel, The Lightning Thief, which two-time Harry Potter director Chris Columbus is expected to direct and produce. Those with..."

April 27, 2007 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

The AggreGAYtor: September 28
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...Chris Kluwe shakes them haters off, JK Rowling tries a..."

Sept. 28, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

Vulcan (Video) Mind Meld
Staking out the store’s new North Loop location
"...Saved from Drowning-inspired Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Chris Columbus’ Adventures in Babysitting, and the Airplane team’s Ruthless..."

May 30, 2014 Screens Post by Raoul Hernandez

Austin and the Academy
'Tree of Life,' 'Bullhead' score Oscar nominations
"...Marilyn" Jonah Hill in "Moneyball" Nick Nolte in "Warrior" Christopher Plummer in "Beginners" Max von Sydow in "Extremely Loud..."

Jan. 24, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

DVDanger: Cult Film Corner
Burying the Ex and Patch Town
"...of the coterie of Spielberg acolytes, alongside Robert Zemeckis, Chris Columbus, and Joe Johnston. But while they are still..."

Aug. 18, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Plaza Saltillo Decision Comes Down to Money
Cap Metro chooses Endeavor over Saltillo Collaborative
"...Metro board on Monday selected Endeavor Real Estate Group /Columbus Realty to develop the Plaza Saltillo property the transit..."

June 24, 2014 News Post by Amy Smith

Adam and Joe go to 'Holliston'
FEARnet launches first original sitcom tonight
"...The duo brought a snippet of the show to..."

April 3, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

At Home at the Easel, If Nowhere Else
A new documentary captures Austin's homeless population finding purpose in art
"...In 1991, volunteers Heloise Gold and Christi Pate teamed up with the Austin Resource Center for..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Film News
Look no further than this alt-weekly's SXSW coverage for proof that Austin is the film capital of Texas, but don't forget some of the stuff going on 'Between the Scenes'
"...Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom for Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan's 1492 Pictures, the same folks..."

March 11, 2005 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Dark Side of the Potterverse
Brad Neely's 'Wizard People, Dear Readers' and the volatility of artistic alchemy
"...at the recording session, he simply watches the ultra-faithful Chris Columbus screen adaptation with the sound off, improvising a..."

July 23, 2004 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

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