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DayGlo anime explosion makes firefighters cool and kinetic
"...with all his trademark hyperkinetic style. Promare is high octane from the jump. Forget fire extinguishers: Burning Rescue pilot..."

Oct. 25, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

T2 Trainspotting
The sequel to the 1996 classic
"...necessary to have seen the original to get a high-octane jolt out of T2, but it does help to..."

March 24, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Transporter Refueled
The franchise soldiers on – sans Jason Statham
" reboot a relatively successful Aughts franchise without the high-octane action star Jason Statham, who kicked and punched his..."

Sept. 11, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Furious 7
Furiouser and furiouser
"...then doubles down and down again. It has enough high-octane mixture of four-wheeled fury, never-say-die bromance, family-first proselytizing, and..."

April 3, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hit & Run
Dax Shepard's sophomore directorial feature is a mixture of earnest and romantic road movie, high-octane chase picture, and slapstick comedy.
"...a bizarre mélange of earnest and romantic road movie, high-octane chase picture reminiscent of everything the mustachioed version of..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Machine Gun Preacher
Gerard Butler and Michael Shannon star in this drama about a reformed bruiser and drug addict who now rescues children from the conflict in Sudan.
"...With its combustible mix of high-octane action and Christian faith, and an overall vibe that..."

Oct. 7, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

He may be Mel Gibson's choice to play Jesus, but in this car-chase nightmare Jim Caviezel is on the highway to hell.
"...Hitcher, playing on similar themes of two-lane terrorism and high-octane horror (and both films are direct antecedents of Steven..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...make director Cohen and star Diesel's previous effort, the hi-octane B-flick The Fast and the Furious, seem like a..."

Aug. 9, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Wonder Seven
" full of fantastic action set-pieces: the Seven are high-octane dirtbike masters, gunslinging sharpshooters, and circus clowns all rolled..."

May 9, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Full Throttle
"...and weaves a high-stakes story around a slew of high-octane action sequences. Director Yee (C'est la Vie, Mon Cherie)..."

Oct. 18, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Some Like It Hot
25th Hot Sauce Festival brings the crowds
"...Place: Yellowbird Sauce – Yellowbird Jalapeño Honorable Mention: High Octane – Tire Smokin' Salsa Hot; Hair of the Dog..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Bright Lights, Little City
"...desert noir comedy of terrors Blood, Guts, Bullets & Octane scored high marks at 1997's Independent Feature Film Market..."

Feb. 26, 1999 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Miss You Already
Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette co-star as best friends facing crises
"...diagnosed with breast cancer, while Jess, cozy in her lower-octane marriage and seemingly comfortable playing second fiddle to Milly,..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Gift Guide: Local Flavor
2014's best regional cookbooks – for giving and keeping
"...IRMA HARDING 2015 CALENDAR AND RECIPE CARDS Octane Press, $19.99 Though this retro calendar with 12 seasonal..."

Dec. 8, 2014 Food Post by Brandon Watson

23rd Annual 'Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival Winners
The heat was on
"...1st: Kevin Billings, High Octane Sauce Company*..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

The Grey
Bloodthirsty wolves and the brutalizing Alaskan elements conspire against a band of airplane crash survivors.
"...résumé (The A-Team; Smokin’ Aces; Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane) is chock-full of blustery showcases of masculine bravado...."

Feb. 3, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Expendables
Sylvester Stallone helms this clash of the titans of action cinema that coasts on its concept while blowing up lots of stuff.
"...deliver the goods. The film is a minefield of high-octane action set-pieces, although an unfortunate overreliance on CGI bullet..."

Aug. 13, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Last Song
Miley Cyrus steps out of her Hannah Montana comfort zone to play a rebellious teen in this Nicholas Sparks melodrama.
"...and Kinnear pleasantly modulates his performance from its usual high-octane showcase into something more subdued and genuinely supportive. The..."

April 2, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

More Trouble on Second Street
Some 2nd Street District retail tenants are leaving
" "exit strategy" from its lease, while management at Octane boutique confirmed the store will close and relocate to..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

After a Fashion
Stephen's lists of things to do, places he went, and people he dished
"...our little hearts out two weeks ago, starting at Octane on Second Street. Octane is a Dallas import and,..."

June 2, 2006 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Horn-dogs, the runs, death, pants, and accordions forever
"...A gasoline's octane is calculated as follows: Research Method plus Motor Method..."

June 4, 2004 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

"...previously helmed the blink-and-you-missed-it actioner Blood, Guts, Bullets & Octane, here dials things both down a notch and way,..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Big Kahuna
"...cylinders and never lets up. His Larry is a high-octane version of the character he played in Glengarry Glen..."

May 19, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jesus Gonna Be Here
Johnny Toxic
"...their studio output usually sounds undistinguished next to such high-octane labelmates. Given this situation, it was odd to see..."

March 26, 1999 Music Feature

"...short for harmonica, you heathens) drives this lo-fi, hi octane spin-off of Jack O Fire, presenting gospel, blues, and..."

March 14, 1997 Music Feature

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
" within the Austin hip-hop scene thanks to scratchy-voiced, high-octane rhyming about gritty environments. The young MC used this..."

Jan. 8, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Hotrod Golgotha
In this collection, the Austin poet delivers a high octane paean to cars and all that makes them cool

Jan. 1, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin at Large: Carnival of the MAGAnimals
Baroque, sugar-soaked fantasies, fueled by copaganda, litter our streets
" we are. After last week's round of syrupy high-octane frozen cop-a­-ritas mixed by the lame-duck U.S. attorney appointed..."

Dec. 25, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Now Streaming in Austin: Machete
Join us as we live-tweet Rodriguez's Mexploitation thrill ride
"...perfect crowdpleaser ("Babes, Bullets, Blood") summed up in lurid, high-octane thrills...."

April 9, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Film Critics Association Announces 2019 Awards
Local reviewers call Fury Road best film of the decade
"...Miller's hyperkinetic and avowedly feminist revamp of his post-Apocalyptic high-octane action franchise...."

Jan. 7, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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