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Himalaya Kosheli and Fat Dragon Spice Up Spicewood Springs
Nepalese fare and Asian fusion revitalize North Austin shopping center
"...U.S. 183 has been a mini-mecca for low-key tasty fare, boasting perennial favorites Asia Cafe and New Awlins Cafe,..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Wonder Wheel
Woody Allen's ode to Coney Island
"...does the best she can. The other actors don’t fare as well because their characters make even less sense...."

Dec. 8, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

A Dark Song
Black magic goes awry in this taut thriller
"...A Dark Song is so much more than genre fare. It’s a movie about loss and love, the bond..."

May 26, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

All Nighter
A father searches for his daughter with the help of her ex-boyfriend
"...is referenced by name several times.) It’s engaging enough fare for Simmons fans – and who isn’t? – but..."

March 24, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Underworld: Blood Wars
Vampires vs. werewolves (again)
"...As popcorn-infused, lazy-day genre fare, you could do a lot worse than watching Selene..."

Jan. 13, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Land
Teen skaters get caught up in the drug world
"...story, penned by Caple Jr., aims higher than usual fare of this sort by focusing almost entirely – and..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Captive
Ripped-from-the-headlines movie about a hostage crisis defused by a devotional book
"...thriller rise (very slightly) above other, more hamfisted, heaven-friendly fare...."

Sept. 25, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Lazarus Effect
Medical students try to bring the dead back to life.
"...An above-average cast for this kind of jolt-heavy fare tries to bring some welcome emotional dimension to the..."

March 6, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

Big Hero 6
Witty charm, lively animation, and a swift pace help this animated superhero story rise a cut above.
"...Much like the majority of Marvel’s live-action fare, Big Hero 6 colors brightly enough inside the lines..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Hercules
Director Brett Ratner puts Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson through his paces as the Greek demigod.
"...elevate this vehicle above the level of marginal matinee fare...."

Aug. 1, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

The Fluffy Movie
Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias performs in this comedy concert film.
"...bit gains some traction, transcending the routine-but-still-funny, standard stand-up fare delivered during the rest of the set. Iglesias' fans..."

Aug. 1, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
Ready for some holiday LPs?
"...its surf rock “Silent Night” runs counter to standard fare...."

Dec. 6, 2013 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Home Run
A pro ballplayer with a substance-abuse problem goes back home for rehab, and finds Christian redemption by coaching a Little League team.
"...it’s way too long and too religious: afterschool-special narrative fare...."

April 26, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Rise of the Guardians
Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and the Sandman team together like Cartoon All-Stars in this animated picture.
"...Kids who can stomach mixed holiday fare should be able to ride out this stereoscopic superstorm..."

Nov. 23, 2012 Movie Review by Leah Churner

Wreck-It Ralph
"...bit of a corny-syrupy wipeout, this is middling family-night fare, but it never even comes close to the emotional..."

Nov. 2, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

I'm Your Fan
Annual fan fare keeps elderly cool
"...KGSR’s annual Fan Fare Friday kicked off this morning, 8:30am, at Threadgill’s World..."

June 22, 2012 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Undefeated
This Oscar-winner for Best Documentary tells a rousing and heartwarming tale of a West Memphis high school football team overcoming the odds.
"...There is no denying that Undefeated is rousing, heartwarming fare. Try as you might, the personal stories of the..."

April 6, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Insidious
Insidious, from the original Saw team, lacks thrills and originality.
"...you've just watched a lamest-hits reel of lesser genre fare. (There's a distinct air of rote, late-period Lucio Fulci-ness..."

April 1, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Battle: Los Angeles
Aliens fight the U.S. Marines in a gritty urban war. Viewers are the losers.
"...a war film, it's strictly standard run ’n’ gun fare, with Eckhart playing retiring United States Marine Corps Staff..."

March 11, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Quite the opposite of treacly holiday fare, this European import features one very bad Santa.
"...and tired of the saccharine explosion of treacly holiday fare that began bombarding us somewhere around Halloween, and if..."

Dec. 10, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Informant!
Soderbergh's corporate whistleblower comedy is tuned in the key of Richard Lester.
"...The film also represents a return to more audience-friendly fare after Soderbergh’s recent forays into more theoretical filmmaking with..."

Sept. 18, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Shorts
A magic wishing rock becomes the undoing of an entire community in this appealing new kids romp from Robert Rodriguez.
"...point has two modes: kid pics and grisly adult fare. All are comedic action romps highlighted by their homegrown..."

Aug. 21, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
So a mammoth, a sloth, and a saber-toothed tiger walk into a Mesozoic Age ….
"...finally found a home to call its own. Animated fare such as this third outing in the prehistoric, non-nuclear-family..."

July 10, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Not Easily Broken
In this film based on a novel by pastor and bestselling author T.D. Jakes, a couple hits a rough patch in their marriage but eventually discovers that their vows are "not easily broken."
"...woman. With thin plotting and events pulled from everyday fare, the film feels like an acquaintance taking a little..."

Jan. 16, 2009 Movie Review by Theresa Everline

The Wackness
An odd-couple pairing between a teenage pot dealer and the shrink with whom he trades weed for sessions anchors this story about coming of age in New York City during the Nineties.
"...break from the norm" – it's standard, straight-outta-Sundance indie fare, but it's also a crowd-pleasing portrait of boys-who-will-be-men-who-will-be-boys...."

July 25, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Smokin' Aces
A person could have a reasonably good time with this confusing, Tarantinoid actioner starring Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Jeremy Piven, and Alicia Keys, but there’s not actually much tension in the movie.
"...half with the good guys – is plodding procedural fare. The star attractions are the Tremor Brothers (Chris Pine,..."

Jan. 26, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls is an infectious experience of sequins and songs that lives up to the hype. Opens Monday.
"...that her real-life counterpart rarely projected. The male actors fare less well, largely because their characters are not as..."

Dec. 22, 2006 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Charlotte's Web
E.B. White's sweet, simple, and timeless story about the power of friendship and the acceptance of loss is a story that’s faithfully told here with all the sentiment and only slight updating.
"...nobility of the original. In fact, for modern-day kids fare, it’s a remarkably temperate and quiet movie. What Charlotte’s..."

Dec. 15, 2006 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Over the Hedge
Canny casting and a sly anti-consumerist message give this animated feature extra adult appeal, but like a lot of animated fare it’s overly busy and splashy.
"...appeal for grownups, but like a lot of animated fare, it’s overly busy, lacking the comic’s gentle, contemplative air...."

May 19, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Final Destination 3
It’s not going to nab any golden statuettes, mind you, but this shocker takes such exuberant, gleeful delight in the unspeakably gory dispatch of assorted teenagers that it may well be the most fun you’ll have at the movies all week.
"...you’re up the Styx with neither paddle nor Charon fare. One by one, they are sliced, skewered, mushed, and..."

Feb. 10, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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