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Being Evel
Evel Knievel rides again in this retrospective doc
"...Sixties or Seventies, it sometimes seemed as though Robert “EvelKnievel was everywhere. Granted, there were only three television..."

Aug. 21, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Viva Knievel!
"...Directed by: Gordon Douglas. Starring: Evel Knievel, Gene Kelly, Lauren Hutton, Marjoe Gortner and Red..."

Nov. 12, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hot Rod
Cross Napoleon Dynamite's endearing optimism with Ben Stiller's total commitment to his goofy characters, and you'll wind up with a character something like Andy Samberg's hapless stuntman.
"...by Samberg as Hot Rod's Rod Kimble, a self-styled Evel Knievel. The film even opens with (and often returns..."

Aug. 3, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sex: The Annabel Chong Story
"...to the feat that fascinates us the same way Evel Knievel compels us with the pointless daring of his..."

June 2, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Among Us
The gypsy feet of playwright Ruth Margraff keep wandering back to Austin, and we're fortunate that they do
"...as far-flung as martial arts, stealth bombers, crusader art, Evel Knievel, punk music, traditional carols, Times Square erotica, and..."

May 7, 2004 Arts Feature by Cyndi Williams

On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter
Everything you wanted to know about riding and racing motorcycles is revealed in this encyclopedic doc.
"...the gamut from überdaredevil Robbie Maddison, Australia’s 21st century Evel Knievel; to Marc Marquez, the Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Semi-Pro
If basketball must be mocked, it deserves to be mocked well, and unfortunately, Will Ferrell's Semi-Pro isn’t up to the challenge.
"...in off-the-wall promotional campaigns (including halftime bear-wrestling matches and Evel Knievel-like roller-skating daredevilry). This is perfect terrain for Ferrell..."

Feb. 29, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Ghost Rider
The movie adds little to Marvel's source material, but to be fair, there wasn't a surfeit of originality in the comic book to begin with.
"...kickass Hellcycle and a badass flaming skull atop his semi-Evel Knievel body. Every kid I knew growing up dug..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course
"...of our entertainment. In many ways, he's this generation's Evel Knievel. The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course is nothing more..."

July 19, 2002 Movie Review by Steve Davis

David Leslie's Impact Addict Videos
"...has been called by The New York Times the "Evel Knievel of performance art." Celebrated indie actor/filmmaker Larry Fessenden..."

March 21, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Café No Sé Opens, Juliet Celebrates
Today's Austin food news
"...of panties made of prosciutto. Although we always figured Evel Knievel was more of a pilsner, South Austin Brewery..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Food Post by Brandon Watson

DVDanger: The Story of Cinema, Part One
Four documentaries examine four film legacies
"...the I Am series that so far has tackled Evel Knievel, Bruce Lee, and Steve McQueen. The format is..."

Sept. 2, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Announces 2015 Lineup
Circling the Thunderdome
"...Being Evel Director: Daniel Junge, Screenwriters: Daniel Junge, Davis Coombe Millions..."

Feb. 3, 2015 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Day Trips
Captain Daytrips announces his own annual Best of (in the daytripping vicinity of) Austin awards.
"...television and in newspapers around the world when Robbie Knievel jumped his motorcycle over the steaming locomotive. Texas Parks..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Terror Fest Interview: Acid King
"...video producer, plans on keeping the threesome at that level with Rafa Martinez on bass and drummer Bil Bowman...."

June 15, 2018 Music Feature by Clara Wang

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel Jr. rarely had speedometers on his motorcycles. He..."

July 14, 2017 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Burt Reynolds and The Bandit
Doc chronicles the making of a classic
"...oil boom. Moss admits: Even with a 1970 Chevy Chevelle in his garage, he doesn't seem like a natural..."

Aug. 5, 2016 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

X Offenders
Weirdos, freaks, and even musicians race for the prize at this weekend's X Games
"...mid-Seventies the guy we all loved was [motorcycle daredevil] Evel Knievel. I don't think he was considered a sportsman..."

June 6, 2014 Music Feature by Luke Winkie

Charged Up
The 10th Fusebox Festival gets off to an electric start with 'Mozart Requiem Undead'
"...Star Trek series? How about Action Hero's re-creation of Evel Knievel's jump over the fountain at Caesar's Palace with..."

April 11, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Fuse Is Lit
The lineup for Fusebox Festival 2013 has been announced
"...Victory Grill (Fusebox 2010), returns to Austin to re-create Evel Knievel's jump over the fountain at Caesar's Palace with..."

Jan. 30, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Wood & Steel: Works by Caprice Pierucci and Randall Reid
Both artists here bend and even break rules to elevate humble materials into art
"...and blue painted metal base shape, because I heart Evel Knievel. Then the title prodded me to notice the..."

May 22, 2009 Arts Review by Rachel Koper

Big Books
"...Muhammad Ali and Don Rickles, "The Loudmouths"; Lauren Hutton, Evel Knievel, Ike Turner, and Ted Williams, "The Mavericks"; Red..."

Dec. 10, 2004 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

Get in the Ring
Scott Weiland calls Andy Langer out
"..."I'll always be the wild card. ... You know, Evel Knievel sold a lot of tickets. And people didn't..."

June 11, 2004 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Stadium Devildare
The Rude Mechanicals' Stadium Devildare, from a script by Ruth Margraff, offers a muscle-bound riff on reality game shows and superpatriotism, but its torrents of text eventually leave the brain numb
"...– while dressed in the supernaturally powered jumpsuit of Evel Knievel; to win is to charge into battle as..."

May 7, 2004 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Articulations
Leading off the new year with good news: an arts success story from the Paradox Players and grants for Austin artists from the NEA.
"...Rude Mechanicals, which received $20,000 to support the development and production of Stadium Devildare, a work about Evel..."

Jan. 9, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Faces and Places
"...ó David Bowie, Saturday Night Fever, the Sex Pistols, Evel Knievel, disco, war ... This is a much nobler..."

Dec. 18, 1998 Books Feature by Margaret Moser

The Long, Hot Summer
Books to Spend Your Summer With
"...collection. Although Retro Hell includes no dedicated entries for Evel Knievel, the Hudson Brothers, the "John 3:16" Guy, or..."

June 5, 1998 Books Feature

Dancing About Architecture
Blind in Texas or: Ken Don't Know Dick
"...the pained vocalist left on a stretcher (proffering the Evel Knievel thumbs-up sign). The band's last comment to Crooks..."

June 6, 1997 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Cyber Send-Ups
Technology Parodies Itself
"...parody, is already a genre there. On a sketchy level, there's Haywired (http://www.geocities.com), How Tired (http://www.howtired.com), and Wasted, "The..."

Nov. 15, 1996 Screens Feature

Conceding to Concessions
Airport Eateries Surprise the Discerning Palate
"...Moran ordered chicken-fried steak ($6.95), while I took the Evel Knievel route with the chili cheeseburger ($5.45). Both of..."

Nov. 24, 1995 Food Feature

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