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Police Story Iii: Supercop
"...the credits, the director has thoughtfully tacked on a “gag reel,” that is, stray shots and bloopers of all..."

Jan. 22, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mr. Baseball
"...letter “l”? -- and rarely subtle. (The best running gag has the lanky Selleck constantly ducking to prevent hitting..."

Oct. 9, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Life on the Edge
"...USA-TV channel overnight? Those barely coherent, tittering, smutty, “mine's-bigger-than-yours”-type gag-fests? Well, Life on the Edge would be in really..."

Nov. 15, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Switch
"...it's trying to walk in high heels (a sight gag that quickly gets old), scratching her breasts, or sitting..."

May 17, 1991 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Fantasia Review: The Oak Room
Canadian crime labyrinth cuts deep and cold
"...into a bar. It's the classic set-up to a gag, but the only humor to be found in chilly..."

Aug. 27, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Hightower Report
Gagging on ag-gag laws
"...quicker profits. It's so disgusting that America's consumers would gag at the sight of it...."

April 26, 2013 News Column by Jim Hightower

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
Back to Bikini Bottom for another laugh-filled roadtrip
"...Sponge on the Run, and there's a snail trail gag. It's perfect, the summation of how SpongeBob SquarePants has..."

March 5, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Butt Boy
Ignore the name: Butt Boy is more weirdo noir than gross out comedy
"...and surprisingly non-scatological humor. There's nary even a fart gag for much of the first hour, or really until..."

April 17, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Great Buster: A Celebration
Peter Bogdanovich sketches the outlines of the life of Buster Keaton
"...collapsing bridge in The General, the house front falling gag in Steamboat Bill, Jr., the train track bait-and-switch from..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

A Parliament of Experts
Did 'expert testimony' convict an innocent woman of murder?
"...hit his soft palate he would have continued to gag and cough until he expelled the paper: "There's no..."

Feb. 4, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Beer Drinkers, Meet 'Alcospeed'
Just in time for SXSW … someone comes out against Sparks.
"..."Sparks" drink – are similar in appearance and flavor (gag) to other nonalcoholic, quasi-energy drinks that are heavily marketed..."

March 3, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Anthony Graves Update
10th Court of Appeals says if it has to, it will vacate the gag order that is improperly curtailing the free speech of Graves, awaiting a retrial for capital murder
"...state district Judge Reva Towslee-Corbett fails to vacate the gag order that improperly curtails the free speech of Anthony..."

March 30, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
A wickedly entertaining postmodern take on the hallowed, Eighties-era slasher flicks.
"...American reality and its televised mirror shade. The post-post-postmodern ur-gag behind Behind the Mask is that Leslie Vernon, psychopath,..."

March 16, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Saw III
The director of Saw II is back for more of this vicious-minded series in which the psychopathic Jigsaw toys with his victims' last gasps.
"...who ends up the victim of a particularly mordant gag involving the old cop slang "flatfoot." Jigsaw's target is..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation 2005
Spike & Mike has always been a hit-or-miss program, and this year is no different, with a few genuinely brilliant pieces surrounded by examples of puerile fun and juvenile humor.
"...but what’s most remarkable about their annual parade of gag-reflex-inducing animations isn’t that it’s still around, but that it’s..."

Jan. 28, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Book Smarts
New academic tomes explore diverse film genres
"...It's difficult to intellectually analyze a slapstick gag without killing a vital part of what made it..."

July 26, 2002 Screens Feature by Will Robinson Sheff

The Sweetest Thing
"...the excuse for a string of lewd jokes, each gag lumbering to out-gross-out the previous one. And there's nothing..."

April 12, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

National Lampoon’s Van Wilder
"...are moments in Van Wilder -- specifically the opening gag, in which Reynolds tries to comfort a depressed freshman..."

April 5, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Shallow Hal
"...(ahem) ample opportunities to let loose with outrageous sight gags (their comic specialty), there is something about the premise..."

Nov. 9, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Driven
"...race babes salaciously winking out at you. (One running gag -- and I do mean gag -- shows a..."

April 27, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

American Psycho
"...somewhere in between, neither bloodthirsty enough to trigger the gag reflex of anyone but the most anemic viewer nor..."

April 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Baseketball
"...right up their alley, as will lovers of the gag-filled ZAZ films (Naked Gun, Hot Shots!). This, then, is..."

July 31, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Here We Go Again
"...Editor, Good article by Mary Tuma about the federal gag rule on health care providers. ("Abortion Gag Rule Could..."

June 12, 2018 Postmarks

Gay Place
Louisa Spaventa's Night of Queer Performance fosters education, support, and celebration for the queer community
"...Poo Poo Platter Presents GAG: Tabloid Scandals The third GAG celebrates scandal (and we're..."

April 28, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
Hot days, hotter nights – it's springtime in the ATX
"...Poo Poo Platter's GAG: Out of the Coffin & Onto the Stage (Dead..."

April 15, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

Consider 'The Source': Crisis Pregnancy Center Transforms Into Women's Health Program Provider
If Planned Parenthood's out, are CPCs in?
"...shrink even more, thanks to the inclusion of a "gag rule" that would forbid doctors from any discussion of..."

Sept. 21, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...in a press statement. – Jordan Smith Quintana Seeks Gag Order..."

March 19, 2010 News Feature

Roasting Glenn Beck, Glenn Beck Style
A satirical website challenges Glenn Beck to his own game
"...August 31, forum member "oldweevil" employed a Gilbert Gottfried gag, referencing a 2008 roast of Bob Saget, in which..."

Sept. 15, 2009 News Post by Adam Theriault

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...• WilCo Gagging on Landfill On Aug. 12, the Williamson Co. Commissioners..."

Aug. 22, 2008 News Feature

The Next Next
Jasper Fforde reveals the secrets behind the new Thursday Next adventure, narrative gymnastics, and the job of writing
"...play with, and I don't think there's any particular gag there that you can put your finger on, but..."

Aug. 3, 2007 Books Feature by Robert Faires

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