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Tower Heist
Sensitive to the zeitgeist of the moment, this Brett Ratner film with the A-list cast is a real people-pleaser.
"...The determination comes in handy when the Tower’s penthouse-dwelling big-shot investor Arthur Shaw (Alda) is taken into federal..."

Nov. 4, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Sex and Zen
"...this rather ridiculous scene are the words “Recommended by PENTHOUSE.” As Spy magazine's monocular Walter Monheit might say, “Ooof!”..."

June 25, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Beyond the Lights
A popular singer finds the courage to be herself with the help of a friendly cop.
" Noni (Mbatha-Raw), she’s just hanging out on her penthouse balcony … and soon hanging off it, saved only..."

Nov. 21, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Redline dives headfirst into onanistic autoeroticism, but this exotic-car movie feels ill-lubed and mechanical all the way.
"...then Redline is redolent of Bob Guccione's too-glossy latter-day Penthouse, with an archaic bad boy's eye for both T&A..."

April 20, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...theatres as an uncensored 20th-anniversary director's cut, overflowing with Penthouse pets and the forever-lost youth of a now much-aged..."

Dec. 3, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dangerous Beauty
"...haze; Dangerous Beauty resembles nothing so much as a Penthouse photo spread. Perhaps not coincidentally, I kept expecting romance..."

March 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Penthouse F
A kooky, metafictional page-turner that doesn't entirely pay off
"...Penthouse Fby Richard Kalich Green Integer, 227 pp., $15.95 (paper)..."

March 4, 2011 Books Review by Sarah Smith

Maspero: Drinking, Whizzing, Barking
The Williamson County sheriff is accused of a slew of embarrassing transgressions
"...and the already much-publicized accusation that, while at the Penthouse Men's Club earlier this year, Maspero bit one of..."

Nov. 21, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Denzel Washington is a lawyer who goes rogue
"...high life, complete with designer tailored suits and a penthouse view of Los Angeles. But of course this abandonment..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fifty Shades of Grey
For all the commotion, it's just another wish-fulfillment fairy tale about a naive girl and her Prince Charming – but with tame BDSM.
"...stick into other things, with excursions in helicopters, lavish penthouse suites, and of course, red rooms of bondage. The..."

Feb. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Taken 3
Liam Neeson's back in action.
"...around an aging star. Whether it’s an impossibly bloodless penthouse shootout or a highway chase culminating in a drive..."

Jan. 16, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

Richard Gere stars in this thriller as a duplicitous hedge-fund manager who, nevertheless, has all the right moves.
"...master of the universe, who is married to well-toned penthouse matron Ellen (Susan Sarandon). As Arbitrage opens, we witness..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

McMoldy High School?
For one McCallum High student, every day is a sick day
"...inside a small storage shed – known as the "penthouse" – on McCallum's roof, right above a part of..."

July 10, 2009 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Based on Mark Millar’s ultraviolent comic-book miniseries, Wanted isn’t so much a movie as it is a parade of fast cars, big guns, heavy metal guitars, exposed cleavage, and tests of masculinity.
"...over this weapon like a 12-year-old eyeing his first Penthouse magazine … more, in fact, than he slobbers over..."

June 27, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Game Plan
The Rock plays a quarterback whose life is altered by the daughter he didn't know he had.
"...Peyton (the absurdly doe-eyed Pettis) is infiltrating his Boston penthouse apartment, messing with his stereo settings, scaring away his..."

Sept. 28, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Dear Pillow
Provocative Austin-made feature pushes sexual buttons meant to arouse and provoke, but never satisfy.
"...sexuality markets such at the titular Dear Pillow, a "Penthouse Forum" knockoff saturated with dreamily descriptive letters to the..."

Sept. 3, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Get on the Ground!
Bett Williams navigates contemporary culture with a wicked pen and a wrestling mat, and she'll be at BookPeople on Friday.
"...absurdist theatre thrown in. "Real Sex apparently demanded that Penthouse aesthetic," Williams explains. "Because the oil wrestling is not..."

Jan. 16, 2004 Books Feature by Cindy Widner

Busted! Maspero Suspended for the Duration
The Williamson sheriff's own deputies say he needs to go.
"...drunk and pretending to be a dog at the Penthouse Men's Club; and an allegation of official oppression for..."

Nov. 28, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Day Trips
"..."[The Penthouse] is very, very romantic, even for an old couple..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Living in the Moment
MM Pack profiles legendary foodie Ann Clark.
" do a special anniversary dinner at a five-story penthouse overlooking Central Park. "I remember us arriving by taxi..."

Nov. 8, 2002 Food Feature by MM Pack

"...completely overboard and retreated from the fleshy world of Penthouse into bad romantic comedy.) Smitten, Mike nonetheless goes out..."

May 11, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

No G-Strings Attached
U.S. Supreme Court ruling requires nude dancers to wear pasties and g-strings, but Austin won't be making any changes.
" four Austin nude bars: The Crazy Lady (7), Penthouse Men's Club (4), Exposé (3), and The Yellow Rose..."

May 26, 2000 News Feature by Jonathan David Carroll

The Big Kahuna
"...Baptist who gently refuses to “borrow” Phil's copy of Penthouse to while away the time: He's a straight arrow..."

May 19, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Perfect Murder
"...the burnished copper, tile, and leather of the posh penthouse to the leaden concrete, canvas, and metal of the..."

June 5, 1998 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Anti-sex Crusader
Christian Virgin Wyatt Roberts Keeps It Clean
"...move designed to halt the sale of Playboy and Penthouse magazines at the company's 1,300 Corner Stores and Stop..."

Jan. 3, 1997 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Last Seduction
" that gives them enough cash to purchase a penthouse apartment, Clay thinks they're set. But Bridget has better..."

Nov. 18, 1994 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Plans for New SXSW HQ Unveiled at Groundbreaking
The 145,000-square-foot building is set to open in 2019
"...building, and a rooftop terrace on the 13th floor penthouse...."

Nov. 16, 2017 Chronolog Post by Reanna Zuniga

Is Austin's Growing Dance Music Scene in Need of Its Own HQ?
We talk to a dozen members of ATX’s electronic music community
"...that costs more than a down payment on a penthouse condo. C3 and Disco Donnie Presents book 85% EDM...."

Nov. 10, 2017 Music Feature by Dan Gentile

We Learned It by Watching Movies
A film primer for the best in wicked entertainment
" be you could comb through hundreds of trashed penthouses and panty-covered stages and still not find one. This..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

Review: L'oca d'oro
Italian concept brings luxury without the pomp
" ostentation. From the gilded vulgarity of the Trump penthouse to the thrift-store fantasies of Golden Goose sneakers, the..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

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