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City of Ember
Despite some inventive production design and a comically villainous turn from Bill Murray, this film based on a young-adult novel never really picks up much steam.
" topside have rendered the earth uninhabitable. This peaceable kingdom (sort of: Murray plays Mayor Cole although his actions..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Boring Boring Boring Boring Boring Boring Boring
A fun modern satire mired in white suburbia and art-school pretensions
"...The town is structured as a miniature art kingdom, and it is owned by the Platypus, the story's..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Books Review by Sofia Resnick

Beside the Point
Futrell's City Hall reign comes to a quiet end, while council thinks "affordable" Downtown
"...Thursday, as Toby Futrell's reign over City Hall's Dream Kingdom came to a quiet, not entirely silent twilight. Although..."

Feb. 22, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Off the Record
Gary Clark Jr. becomes a Honeydripper, Tee Double sounds off on Kinetic Global, Future Clouds & Radar charts, and yet another Austin Music Hall progress report
"...itself in one swoop." Released on Harrison's Star Apple Kingdom label, the discs debut in Europe in March, complete..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Music Column by Austin Powell

The irony inherent in using 21st century motion-control technology to tell a tale approximately 1,400 years old is just one of many bizarrely entertaining aspects of Beowulf.
"...Wiglaf) who arrive in King Hrothgar's (Hopkins) troubled Danish kingdom to slay the monster Grendel. Looking something like Robert..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Southland Tales
Six years after Donnie Darko, filmmaker Richard Kelly returns with this incomprehensible, self-indulgent mess of post-apocalyptic anxiety, political paranoia, and pop-culture references.
"...the First-Time Cult Success Given the Keys to the Kingdom, or Too Much Too Fast: A Tragic-Farce. The result:..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Lake of Fire
Meat Puppets, Chapter 3: Curt and Cris Kirkwood, reunited, and it feels so good
"...became the sun. And they say there's a Tiny Kingdom not too far away. And it rains on the..."

July 20, 2007 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Day Trips
Don't mess with Texas, unless it comes to per capita spending on parks, where we are ranked 49th in the country
" longer available. Parts of Palo Duro Canyon, Possum Kingdom, and other state parks are closed to the public...."

Dec. 29, 2006 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

After a Fashion
Caroling, Mother Ginger, and teenage wildings? You know it's 'the season.'
"...Park Christmas Tree on Christmas Eve… Benefiting the Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children (, the YO Ranch in Kerrville..."

Dec. 23, 2005 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Letters at 3AM
Are the Panhandle's many roadside monuments to Christ testaments of faith or unadmitted doubt, or some of both?
"...that the poor and destitute be included in his Kingdom (or, as Caroline Casey says, his "kin-dom"). I find..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Column by Michael Ventura

Grizzly Man
This documentary reveals how Timothy Treadwell, the popular grizzly bear preservationist, may have needed the bears more than they needed him.
"...about the inherent goodness of nature and the animal kingdom. We are angered when nature behaves irrationally and produces..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sky High
An adolescent superhero can't find his niche.
"...but the actor has finally returned to the Magic Kingdom. (It’s almost as if Snake Plissken never happened, heaven..."

July 29, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Emma Kirkby and Fretwork
The distinctive voices of soprano Emma Kirkby and the English viol consort Fretwork resist homogenized sound for the sake of the polyphonic music they perform
"...a lamblike simplicity to "My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is," to which Fretwork gave reassuring, clockwork accompaniment. The..."

Oct. 15, 2004 Arts Review by Jerry Young

Shark Tale
Animated Shark Tale lacks bite.
"...stakes – who gets to rule the CGI animation kingdom, yet again – and the history of DreamWorks’ smart,..."

Oct. 8, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A terribly tender, good-hearted romantic comedy from across the pond.
"...Dick knew a thing or two about watching his kingdom crumble before his eyes, too. Difference here is that..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

High Baptismal Flow
In search of rock & roll's psychedelic pioneers, Austin's 13th Floor Elevators
"...Elevators didn't even get to be mighty enough to fall."Kingdom of Heaven 1966 was a good year for music...."

Aug. 13, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Secret Window
Even the powerful combination of Johnny Depp and John Turturro can't save this Stephen King film adapatation.
" this one as in his current television project Kingdom Hospital and much of his recent writing – King..."

March 12, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Requiem for a Sane Man
Exalting comic maverick Bill Hicks on the 10th anniversary of his passing
"...United Kingdom Parliament House of Commons Early Day Motion (EDM) 678..."

March 12, 2004 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

House of Sand and Fog
Moody and offbeat adaptation of Andre Dubus III bestseller heralds strong debut for new director and dandy performances by Jennifer Connelly and Ben Kingsley.
" the Shah’s army, he’s like royalty without a kingdom. Mix in a local cop (Eldard) and Behrani’s gentlewoman..."

Dec. 26, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Legend of Suriyothai
" who would provide the best political match. The kingdom of Aythatha (ancient Thailand) is threatened with imminent civil..."

July 25, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Sea
" seems that no one is worthy of the kingdom. That’s partly the problem with The Sea – there’s..."

June 20, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

" a story about the inhabitants of the animal kingdom. Raygadas’ actors are all non-professionals, but this too fits..."

May 16, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Not Your Daddy's Facial Hair
Kate Messer brings us up to date on the drag king scene in Austin.
"...sprung up around them but has its own magazine (Kingdom, and annual conference (International Drag King Extravaganza,,..."

Nov. 15, 2002 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
"...that his cruel teacher is ruling over a musical kingdom where 500 boys are trapped with their fingers at..."

Nov. 4, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Eight Legged Freaks
Giant spiders invade a small town in this fun B-movie throwback.
"...that recalls everything from the middling William Shatner vehicle Kingdom of the Spiders to the execrable Giant Spider Invasion..."

July 19, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Other Side of Heaven
"...Lees, Miriama Smith, Joe Foulau and Christopher Gorham. The Kingdom of Tonga certainly looks like paradise. Sandy, sunny beaches,..."

Feb. 1, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Readings and rhetoric on the literary front
"...his two new paperbacks, The Polish Officer and The Kingdom of Shadows...."

Nov. 2, 2001 Books Column by Clay Smith

Public Notice
We're gearing up for the holiday home stretch. Time to get those Wish Lists in and serve some good causes, all at the same time. Our list of public service opportunities still brims for you.
"...305 W. Fifth, 8pm featuring Margaret Wright & the Kingdom Seekers, the Flaming Idiots, Joe York, Steven J. Crabtree,..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

The Emperor's New Groove
"...villager Pacha (Goodman) in order to win back his kingdom and his groove -- is, for a long while,..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dungeons & Dragons
", the swooping pans and tracking shots around the kingdom of Ismire are as tackily phony as a bad..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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