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Off-color, bloody, and hilarious, Goon is the best hockey comedy since Slap Shot.
"...Exuberantly off-color, bloody, and frequently laugh-'til-you-choke hilarious, Goon is the best hockey comedy since George Roy Hill's..."

April 27, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Irishman
Scorsese's filmmaking excellence can't mask a flawed retreading of mob history
"...Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran, a Teamster boss and mob goon who claimed to have killed Jimmy Hoffa...."

Nov. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

What If
In this romantic comedy, men and women sort out the differences between love and friendship.
"...whose last film was the foul-mouthed, good-natured hockey comedy Goon, What If stars Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan as..."

Aug. 22, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Nut Job
Everyone's a rat, more or less, in this animated film.
"...with a parallel plot about Fifties gangsters, but their goon patois makes little sense when set next to the..."

Jan. 17, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Oliver Stone’s movie is volatile, nasty, hypnotic, gory, and nearly irrestible – at least when the young 'uns aren't onscreen.
"...heartless leader in a Cleopatra wig, and her chief goon and henchman Lado (Del Toro), whose vicious depravity and..."

July 6, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ryan Gosling plays a getaway driver in this seductive mix of brooding arthouse and heist-gone-to-hell genre picture.
"'s hand and bash in the skull of any goon who looks at her wrong. Christ, he even knows..."

Sept. 16, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Dee Snider's Strangeland
"...editing and an annoying metallic score by Snider and industro-goon band BiLE. Hackers, and cybernauts in general, will doubtless..."

Oct. 9, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Breaking Up
"...and scathing, emotional fisticuffs. Photographer Steve is a shallow semi-goon, pointedly unaware of how rewarding the two-year-long relationship with..."

Oct. 17, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...make each a true hoot: Busey a gloating jarhead goon, Glover a twitchy Navy clerk, Forrest a chipper tow..."

April 29, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Austin foley artist Buzz Moran strips the sound out of a forgotten kung fu flick and redubs it live at the Drafthouse. The result? Something to chop about it.
"...greater part of his formative years listening to The Goon Show, the 1960s British radio comedy featuring Peter Sellers,..."

May 17, 2002 Screens Feature by Will Robinson Sheff

Buddy cop action-comedy isn’t making many friends
"...Gone Pete Tong and the wallopingly weird hockey gem Goon, but the mildly, kinda/sorta-entertaining-if-you’ve-got-nothing-better-to-do Stuber isn’t one of them...."

July 12, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Protector
Thai martial arts star Tony Jaa, who made a strong stateside impression in the recent Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, stars in this follow-up action picture, that plays like an invigorating Free Willy with elephants.
"...winding stairs as he ventures into rooms and throws goon after goon into furniture and mirrors. It's a jaw-dropping..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Movie Review by Brian Clark

2010 Texas Book Festival
A Visit From the Goon Squad
"...'A Visit From the Goon Squad'..."

Oct. 15, 2010 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

New Adventures in Old-Fi
Unearthing the Memphis Goons

March 28, 1997 Music Feature by Andy Langer

The Ghost of Peter Sellers
The tale of the comedy genius' lost film, and how he shredded it
"...different perspective. Sellers become famous as one-fourth of The Goons, the transgressive, surrealist, blockbuster radio comedy show that opened..."

May 29, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Impractical Jokers: The Movie
Community couldn't get six seasons and a movie, but these guys did?
" shares a similar genetic background with the Jackass goon squad and MTV’s Punk’d, Impractical Jokers is by comparison..."

March 13, 2020 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Oath
Promise you'll see this hilarious and timely political satire
"...television in the background blares alarming footage of government goon squads putting down mass protests and arresting noteworthy resistance..."

Oct. 19, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

All the Money in the World
Christopher Plummer mesmerizes as the greediest man alive
"...kidnapping in Rome, and the ex-CIA operative and Getty’s goon Friday-cum-amanuensis Fletcher Chase (Wahlberg). The kidnappers, a seemingly endless..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
Account of the informant who brought down Nixon's administration
"...Nixon (also offscreen), and replaced by the administration’s hand-picked goon L. Patrick Gray (Csokas). Nevertheless, Felt persisted, ultimately turning..."

Oct. 20, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tobias Jesso Jr.
"...Los Angeles-via-Vancouver songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr.'s Goon comes across more like basement tapes reissued than a..."

April 24, 2015 Music Review by Abby Johnston

In Darkness
Agnieszka Holland, the director of Europa Europa, creates a blood-quickening Holocaust drama about Poles who were hidden in the sewers.
" hanging by a thread held by an opportunistic goon, their actions make sense in context...."

March 16, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jet Li, in his first Western role of any depth, convincingly plays both man and beast, although a sentimental script by producer Luc Besson hampers the story.
"...limbs and merciless, Alsatian-frothing bloodlust. When Bart and his goon squad are removed from the picture by a rival..."

May 20, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Ladykillers
The Coen brothers remake a British comedy classic starring Tom Hanks in a flamboyantly love-him-or-hate-him performance.
"...Lom, and Peter Sellers, the latter fresh from The Goon Show. As in the original, the Coens’ film revolves..."

March 26, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

FronteraFest Schedule
"..."Confessions of a Toothless Goon," by Heather Barfield (Go Bella Works)..."

Jan. 9, 2004 Arts Feature

The One
"...martial arts extravaganzas set to the latest in deafening goon-metal tuneage. Okay, now that I've lowered your expectation appropriately,..."

Nov. 2, 2001 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Buffalo '66
"...old love song to Ricci, Billy's mildly retarded buddy Goon (Corrigan, of all people) who only wants to be..."

Aug. 7, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...National Art Gallery. His superiors, however, hate the fumbling goon so much that they send him to America to..."

Nov. 7, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Air Up There
"...Winabe on the outcome between them and the gangster's goon squad team in a do-or-die basketball game. This wild..."

Jan. 7, 1994 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Pet Sematary Two
"...up the heavy metal soundtrack every time some poor goon finds himself on the receiving end of a pickaxe...."

Sept. 4, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Music Adds New Order, Killer Mike, Protomartyr, and Isabella Lovestory
Along with over 300 more artists headed to the Austin festival
"...ITALY) Go_A (Kyiv UKRAINE) Goodnight, Texas (San Francisco CA) GOON (Los Angeles CA) Guido Spannocchi (London UK-ENGLAND) Haley Blais..."

Jan. 25, 2023 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

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