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The Perfect Man
Less a feature film than 90 minutes of tweenage feminine wish fulfillment, The Perfect Man is like Teen People come to life.
"...cool cartoonist guy with a crush on her (Feldman). Marvel as she makes a sassy best friend (Lengies) before..."

June 17, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

House of Wax
An occasionally creepy but mostly rote remake of the 1953 horror classic, with some putatively clever jibes at a certain high-profile hotel heiress.
"...made of wax. To explain the presence of this marvel, there’s some expository business about a closed sugar mill..."

May 6, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Constantine
Adapted from Alan Moore’s groundbreaking DC/Vertigo comic title, Constantine is sure to divide the series’ most rabid fans, but those who can set aside their preconceptions will discover one of the more artfully designed comic-based films in some time.
"...to the book’s grim tone. This is not the Marvel Universe, where Spider-Man triumphs and things are Fantastic. Constantine..."

Feb. 18, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Taxi
Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon comedy stalls at the starting gate.
"...picture, and is currently lensing the big-screen adaptation of Marvel Comics’ The Fantastic Four, which bodes very ill indeed..."

Oct. 15, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
"...famously, From Hell. Norrington, who directed the adaptation of Marvel Comics’ Blade a few years back, is no slouch..."

July 11, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Rugrats Go Wild
"...know that voice! Who the hell is it?" and marvel over the cavalcade of cinematic puns and in-jokes that..."

June 13, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Academy Award-Nominated Shorts 2003
"...The first animated selection, "The Cathedral," is a technical marvel, with gorgeous use of light and shadow and beautiful..."

May 23, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Packs a Punch
Chances are you've seen Powerhouse Animation's work, whether you know it or not -- its portfolio includes Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights, Disney TV's The Proud Family, and plenty of local TV spots, ad campaigns, and one-off Flash animation projects.
"...available for viewing via the Powerhouse Web site, has Marvel Comics stalwarts Captain America and Daredevil mulling over the..."

Jan. 24, 2003 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Blade II
"...a lot to the table. His handle on this Marvel Comics creation is so encompassing that his inhabitation of..."

March 22, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Iris
"...a near-complete disconnection to the world. (Dench is a marvel in chronicling this change in Murdoch; the physicality of..."

March 1, 2002 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Austin @ Large: Austin At Large
An Austin political response to the New York bombing
"...It's futile to marvel at how Rudolph Giuliani, heretofore thought by many a..."

Sept. 21, 2001 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Baise-Moi
"...features prominently in the film's first third, is a marvel of horrific bad taste. Director Thi and both lead..."

July 27, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

CAPTAIN AMERICA
Another failed effort to capture Marvel magic.
"...Until the recent X-Men, Marvel Comics had a hard time getting its characters onto..."

May 4, 2001 Screens Review by Mike Emery

The Mummy Returns
"...over two whole series of any of the old Marvel Universe titles. Briefly, Fraser and Weisz are back as..."

May 4, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Day Trips
Houston's Museum of Printing History reconstructs Gutenberg and more.
"...as the original, the heavy wooden press is a marvel of man's ingenuity. It is an equally rare treat..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
This martial arts film succeeds as a great pulp yarn, a historical drama, an epic love story, a humorous action tale, and a modern feminist fable.
"...movie. Fans of Chinese action movies are sure to marvel at the seamlessness of Crouching Tiger's art and artifice...."

Jan. 12, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Vertical Limit
"...the action form. His Bond outing, Goldeneye was a marvel of suavely timed action set-pieces, and The Mask of..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tina Turner, Frank Erwin Center, October 27
"...Sometimes clichés fit, though, and it's impossible not to marvel at how little 61 birthdays have affected Tina Turner...."

Nov. 3, 2000 Music Review by Andy Langer

The Tao of Steve
Easygoing romantic comedy about an unlikely ladies' man.
"...machismo, attracts women like no other. His poker buddies marvel at his abilities, especially the geeky Dave (Wills), whose..."

Sept. 8, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

What Lies Beneath
"...supernatural hokum to more adult fare. Watching it, you marvel that it works as well as it does. Ford..."

July 21, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Saturday Night at the Bookstore
The Dicks' Gary Floyd 20 years after Austin's first Punk Prom at the ArmadilloWorld Headquarters
"...besotted carpet toward the front, one couldn't help but marvel at Jim Franklin's enormous mural to the left of..."

May 12, 2000 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The Terrorist
"...using a variety of non-actors, the film is a marvel to behold (at least visually). The story centers around..."

April 21, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Journey Into Clarity #83
For years he'd blamed his sister for destroying his comic book, a book worth over two grand today. Looking back at a painful memory brings Wayne Alan Brenner that much closer to understanding why losing that darned comic book at age seven meant so much.
"...We're talking about Marvel Comics' Journey Into Mystery #83. We're talking about my..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Features Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Fantastic Four
"...the office of dinky Timely/Atlas Comics (later to become Marvel). Two men, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, in desperation..."

Nov. 19, 1999 Screens Review by Ken Lieck

Postmarks
Who has the ego problem?
"...years later people will look at his building and marvel, "What great deity made this?" or do you think..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Column

Stepmom
"...tableau unfolding within. We can gawk at the decor, marvel at the dresses, get momentarily caught up in the..."

Dec. 25, 1998 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Kundun
"...essentially, a character's entire life. The film is a marvel of technique, however (what Scorsese film isn't?). Director of..."

Jan. 16, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Career Girls
"...affection felt by Hannah and Annie. Cartlidge is a marvel as the quicksilver Hannah, her fury and wit unleashed..."

Aug. 22, 1997 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Termagant Homosexuals...
"...Basile Kolliopoulos Spooner a Marvel Editors:..."

May 23, 1997 Column

Kolya
"...tap some enchanted spring of performing genius, is a marvel, conveying all the innocence, nascent cunning, and terrifying vulnerability..."

Feb. 24, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

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