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Uncle Staple and Austin’s 13th Annual Independent Media Expo
The weekend of fannish revelry and indie-comics celebration returns
"...bookstore, but I had this comic. And, back then, Marvel still had a subscription service, so I cut out..."

Sept. 4, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Dark Tower
Roland the Gunslinger hits the big screen
"...Man in Black once and for all. Then you marvel at Elba’s fluid use of his six-shooters and also..."

Aug. 11, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Annabelle: Creation
The scary doll from The Conjuring is back (again)
"...its bee in my bonnet is “cinematic universe.” Blame Marvel, I suppose, for having to create that term to..."

Aug. 11, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Their Finest
How to make a propaganda film in World War II England
"...the operation provides many opportunities to show off the marvel of cinematic illusions, as well as the mechanics of..."

April 14, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Founder
Michael Keaton supersizes McDonald's
"...welcomes Kroc into the kitchen to show off the marvel of assembly-line efficiency his shrewder brother Dick (Offerman) has..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Almodóvar tracks the stages of a woman's life
"...time, using nothing more than a bath towel, you marvel at the assuredness of his simple technique. The conjuror..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Hey, Grownups! More Graphic Novels!
Three new releases from those geeky savants at Fantagraphics
"...Kirby’s 1976 version of 2001: A Space Odyssey for Marvel in there? “The energy emanating from the comics was..."

Dec. 13, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Gay Place
Combining noise music with performance poetry offers a space for all voices to be heard
"...Geeks On Fleek: Marvel vs. DC It's the superhero question of the millennium..."

Dec. 2, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

Queen of Katwe
This Disney film rises above the usual underdog sports cliches
"...(the 12 Years a Slave Oscar winner) is a marvel, capable of displaying a world of emotions with a..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin Collectors Show Off Their Toys
Lights, camera, action figures!
"...was in London, watching his Doctor Strange script become Marvel's next blockbuster, he had one day off. So, naturally,..."

July 29, 2016 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Kiwi comedy offers a wealth of belly laughs
" tapped to direct the new Thor: Ragnarok for Marvel next year, and let’s hope his singular voice doesn’t..."

July 15, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

I Saw the Light
The sad but mercurial life of Hank Williams is put to screen
"...actors most widely known for playing characters in the Marvel Universe, can effectively portray the great but tragic C&W..."

April 1, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

10 Cloverfield Lane
Unrelated Cloverfield follow-up is a dandy suspenser
"...expectations to frankly impossible levels. (I’m talking to you, Marvel Studios.) So when I first viewed the total freaking..."

March 18, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cop Car
Two boys go on the lam in Kevin Bacon's cop car
"...of Cop Car. (He’s also been picked to direct Marvel Studios’ as-yet-untitled Spider-Man reboot.) His attention to the details..."

Aug. 7, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Moviegoers Assemble!
"...big-screen entry over the past seven years to constitute Marvel's lucrative cinematic universe of comic book adaptations. The brand's..."

May 1, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

Bye-bye bullies and basket cases; enter the DUFF – shorthand for designated ugly fat friend.
"...basket cases. The geeks now rule the earth (heyyyy, Marvel), so a new pecking order, and a new nomenclature,..."

Feb. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Last Five Years
Anna Kendrick shines in Richard LaGravenese's loving adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's stage musical.
"...Anna Kendrick is the movie’s real marvel. A Broadway baby before establishing herself in film roles,..."

Feb. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Scott McCloud in Austin with The Sculptor this Weekend
The affable theorist of Understanding Comics waxes all fictional.
"...McCloud: Hawkeye...."

Feb. 4, 2015 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Putting the Austin Into Wizard World Austin
Local talent appearing at the geek culture gathering
"...Universe Online), Adam Creighton from Panic Button (Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes), and Patrick Curry of Unity Austin (the..."

Oct. 2, 2014 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

This English-language debut from acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho is a riveting sci-fi action film entirely set on a speeding train.
"...but Evans subverts the uncomplicated action heroics of the Marvel movie cycle for a much grimmer meditation on heroism..."

June 27, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Going 'Commando' With Mark Lester
Director brings Arnie's first real acting role to Austin
"...not mush else. He called original story by future Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb and Matthew Weisman (Teen Wolf)..."

April 5, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Get Caught in a Webb
Highlights from Marc Webb's keynote address
"...Bay. The notion of tapping Webb to helm 2012's Marvel Studios Spidey re-boot was, as Webb tells it, "the..."

March 9, 2014 SXSW Post by Marc Savlov

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Superior in nearly all ways to its predecessor, this second film in the prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a welcome surprise.
"...Smaug the, um, great and terrible. Granted, the scaly marvel doesn’t present himself until the final third of the..."

Dec. 13, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Staple! Lives!
Indie media expo adds three big names to guest list
"...comic store with his pop art-styled cover work for Marvel, as well as a two issue run on Guardians..."

Dec. 3, 2013 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: 'Would You Rather'
Rich people are weird, but not as weird as what people do to be rich
"...Now, full confession. I was planning to review the Marvel Knights motion comic adaptation of the Wolverine: Origin collection..."

July 16, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Much Ado About Nothing
With Shakespearean language tripping off their contemporary tongues, the actors are more than game for Joss Whedon's informal, black-and-white take on this classic comedy.
"...Much Ado About Nothing is the antidote to Whedon’s Marvel Comics franchise. (He’s traded the blockbuster for the little..."

June 21, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Get Your Game Face On
SXSW Gaming Expo opens Palmer to the public this year
" that could – and did ... a lot. Marvel Entertainment, Tomb Raider, and Rooster Teeth will also be..."

March 8, 2013 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Thanks for the Memories
'Chronicle' staff past and present on 20 years of covering SXSW Film
"...dumb like eliminate the Texas Shorts program, I still marvel at the inclusiveness and quality of SXSW Film. It's..."

March 1, 2013 Screens Feature by The Screens Staff

Leaping Wizards
'Star Trek: The Next Generation' reunited cast, CM Punk, and 'Walking Dead' fresh kills gather at Wizard World Austin Comic Con
"...he hits the ramp before a match, he channels Marvel's the Thing and yells, "It's clobberin' time!" He said,..."

Oct. 26, 2012 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Rebooted, and in 3-D.
"...the Internet, and it still lags far behind even Marvel and DC’s weakest offerings in terms of American sales...."

Sept. 28, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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