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I'm Your Friend! Air Hug!
The tubes come alive with the sounds of allies

Nov. 4, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Hug a Tree Until Things Get Better
"...enough to be living under. Call me a tree hugger, but I truly feel something when I lay my..."

Sept. 13, 2004 Postmarks

"...Tell me that you've never harbored the desire to hug a seal and feel the swoosh of a sleek,..."

Aug. 19, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Song of the Sea
From the director of The Secret of Kells comes this lovely work of animation about the Celtic selkies.
"...of the Sea feels like a warm and tender hug in the end, an experience that wraps itself around..."

Feb. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Delivery Man
Vince Vaughn stars in this remake of a sweet Canadian film about a prolific sperm donor whose contributions catch up with him 20 years later.
"...original film, this one ends with a gigantic group hug – only this one has the former slickster Vince..."

Nov. 22, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

About Time
Love Actually maestro wants to make you cry with this romantic dramedy.
"...out of the movie wanting to fall in love, hug a small child, call my parents, and take back..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

At Any Price
This family drama puts a human face on corporate agribusiness.
"...neither a thesis nor a resolution. Like an awkward hug between estranged relations, there’s a lack of confidence in..."

May 17, 2013 Movie Review by Leah Churner

A sperm donor learns 20 years after the fact that he is the father of 533 children in this mild, French-Canadian comedy.
"...delivers their baby, everything ends in a big group hug. It’s a good thing David’s children don’t want college..."

April 19, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
This film adaptation of the bestselling, much-loved YA novel about young social outcasts finding their way is marred by its its sunny optimism.
"...his hurting characters with the cinematic equivalent of a hug circle – which is sweet, but rather antithetical to..."

Sept. 28, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

This French-language dramedy stars Audrey Tatou as a grieving widow who is trying to re-enter the flow of life.
"...where she lives, the graveside mourners who queue to hug her when François dies in an accident – but..."

April 27, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Two comic-book geeks (played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) encounter an alien (voiced by Seth Rogen) in Area 51.
" got it – geeky best friends, expands its hug circle to include not just Pegg and Frost’s sci-fi-obsessed..."

March 25, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Where the Wild Things Are
This very special film is the rare children’s offering that isn’t coded for adults or made corny and flip for kids.
"...and then following the beating with a bruising bear hug). There are a dozen more delights to be easily..."

Oct. 16, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Jane Austen Book Club
Though it’s as estrogenic as dong quai, this amiable film about six friends and their book club is thoughtfully rendered with a certain universality of spirit.
"...Starring: Kathy Baker, Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Amy Brenneman, Hugh Dancy, Maggie Grace, Lynn Redgrave and Jimmy Smits. Though..."

Oct. 5, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Will Ferrell's Elf is a new way to spell fun.
"...Papa Elf (Newhart) stretches out his arms for a hug with his many-times-larger son and gets more than he..."

Nov. 7, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

O: The Movie
"...enemy goes undetected as his best friend, Coach's son Hugo (Hartnett). Hugo doesn't much like his second-place status, on..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

All About My Mother
All About My Mother merges all of Almodóvar's noted preoccupations with women on the verge of nervous breakdowns, screwball melodramas, and flamboyant visual touches with a cohesive – and universal – story about the faces and roles we all adopt in public.
"...About My Mother. He extends it as a loving hug to anyone who has ever felt they were faking..."

Jan. 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Boys
"...trembling, desperately in need of a shower and a hug. It's that rough. “The Boys” in question are a..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

While You Were Sleeping
"...can do not to leap up and try to hug her. In essence, While You Were Sleeping is a..."

April 21, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

How Austin Keeps Its Homeless Citizens Fed
“You want meals that feel like a hug"
"...intake, but you want meals that feel like a hug. There's a lot of people that have some really..."

March 24, 2017 Food Feature by Dan Gentile

Texas Platters
"...HugLickable (Big Block) To put it charitably, Hug is an..."

Oct. 11, 2002 Music Review by Christopher Gray

The Luv Doc: A Surreptitious Grope
Not exactly the Kama Sutra of hugs
"...I just can't seem to get used to: the hugging. Why does everyone in Austin feel the need to..."

May 18, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

Public Notice
Love, love, love. That's what it's all about. Yup, this week's column: You'll love it.
" on hand to demonstrate and answer questions. 377-0500. Hug One of the most poignant moments in cinematic history..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

Live Shots
"...Pong, Hug/Broken TeethRed Eyed Fly/Babes, January 8 It was like the..."

Jan. 14, 2000 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The Virtues of Gossip
Can theatre gossip bond the people who share it?
"...haven't seen in a dog's age. You smile, you hug. College Chum asks how you are, and you reel..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"...HugLive at Room 710..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Music Review by Audra Schroeder

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Before the TV series, there was the movie in which a Nineties Valley Girl discovers her true calling.
"...thinking up a theme for the senior dance (it's “hug the world,” by the way) and shopping. An example..."

Aug. 7, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Luv Doc: How Close is Too Close?
In Texas we like wide open spaces
"...this question while wearing a shirt that says, “Let’s hug it out.” Yes, irony is my bitch. I am..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Column

Gay Place
Headliners and elevators, Pootin' not Putin, a bear and a fox. That's all you need to know, gaybirds.
" CUC. Three parties, Fri.-Sun. Come give 'em a hug. Friday, 8-11:50pm outside: Daniel Francis Doyle, the Sour Notes,..."

Jan. 10, 2014 Column by Kate X Messer

Freak tracks
"...HugCravings, Lust & Chaos (Australian Cattle God)..."

March 5, 2010 Music Review by Audra Schroeder

Wayne Coyne Gets All Homo-SXSW-aul, and Apparently
Gay Is the New Fun-nay
Is "gay" the new funnay?
"...sooooo verrryy not straight. Ish. First there's EdMo from Hug, showing his tits. (Truth be told, the main reason..."

April 12, 2007 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

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