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Joss Whedon’s Western/sci-fi hybrid (which was canceled from TV but greenlighted for the movies) evinces the kind of swashbuckling bonhomie that made so many of us fall in love with the original Star Wars films.
"...the feature film we now have before us called Serenity. Geek much? As a one-time obsessive of Whedon’s Buffy..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Matthew McConaughey's beach thriller drowns in red herrings
"...Serenity stars Matthew McConaughey as Baker Dill, a down-on-his-luck fisherman..."

Jan. 25, 2019 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Can't Stop the Serenity!
The Austin Browncoats host a fundraising event featuring two of filmmaker & media maven Joss Whedon's most recent works.
"...Fans of Joss Whedon’s feature film Serenity (2008) and Firefly, the 2002 TV series that inspired..."

June 25, 2009 Screens Post by Belinda Acosta

Local Savory Baby Food Inspired by the Paleo Diet
Austin parents create Serenity Kids for health-conscious infants
"...birth of their daughter Della, Austin parents Joe and Serenity Carr researched baby food brands far and wide, only..."

Sept. 23, 2019 Food Post by Lina Fisher

Connecting More Than Dots With Cloud Tree Artist Brian David Johnson
Wood and resin beautifully encode philosophies in this new solo show
"...down. And that idea brings me a lot of serenity.”..."

Sept. 13, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Clint Eastwood looks into the great beyond and sees dead people – lots of them, and chatty souls they are, too.
"...white light, fills one with a feeling of all-knowing serenity, and is lined with minions of murky figures murmuring..."

Oct. 22, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...conveniently named Ascen (Flores), while trying to find the serenity, courage, or conviction to kill himself. Who knows what's..."

May 16, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fast, Cheap & Out of Control
"...while the universe seems to have found a certain serenity and a glorious respite from the ubiquitous pace of..."

Nov. 14, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hear No Evil
"...the film counterpoints moments of terror with the soundless serenity of her world -- someone screams in the next..."

April 2, 1993 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Election Ticker: Wading Into the Final Week of Early Voting
Serenity now! Ahead of Election Day
"...Serenity Now! For Texas Dems..."

Oct. 23, 2020 News Feature by the News Staff

Review: Until the Flood
Theatre en Bloc makes a sacred space for us to hear Ferguson
"...There is a serenity to the space, with its dozens of glowing candles,..."

Nov. 7, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

How Did How Did This Get Made? Get Made?
Paul Scheer brings his live movie podcast to Austin
"...baffling projects; so this time, it's Matthew McConaughey's jaw-dropping Serenity dissected onscreen – and yes, Scheer said, "Participation is..."

June 7, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

We Have an Issue: Redefining Distancing
How Austin's recovery community is adapting to COVID-19
"......grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change......"

May 15, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
The Hot Sauce Fest, a Love & Lightstream, and more sounds to check
"...sees the spice-loving local MC singing with a lovestruck serenity rare to his discography outside of 2018 EP Oo...."

Aug. 28, 2020 Music Feature by Derek Udensi

Community Gardens to Fulfill Your Secret Farmer Fantasy
Local veggie spots and how to get a plot of your own
"...the open-to-the-public Gus Garcia Community Garden and the members-only Serenity Senior Garden. Gus Garcia is accepting newbies living in..."

Oct. 27, 2018 Food Post by Melanie Laporte

The Man Who Knew Infinity
Mathematics prodigy Srinivasa Ramanujan is the subject of this biopic
"...World War I somewhat disrupts the serenity of the Cambridge campus, requisitioning young men for the..."

May 6, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Drafthouse Films reissues this truly trippy oddity from 1981
"...not until its Kumbaya coda of familial and feline serenity. Even then, the earnest lyrics of the folksy song..."

April 17, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Wind Rises (English dubbed)
The swan song of master animator Hayao Miyazaki appeals to the head and heart.
"...high above the clouds in machines of the utmost serenity are, in the end, perverted by the cold, hard..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Happy Birthday, Nathan Fillion!
Our favorite captain/obstetrician/villain turns 42 today
"...From his breakout role in Firefly and Serenity as Captain Mal Reynolds to his most recent appearance..."

March 27, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

The Luv Doc: The Voice
Really, what woman wouldn’t want to be Melanie Griffith?
"...get hung up on that one thing. Remember the serenity prayer: God grant me serenity to accept the things..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Column by The Luv Doc

You Can't Bury Me
Octavis Berry died, but he left behind the League of Extraordinary G'z
"...League of Extraordinary G'z was born March 29, 2012. Serenity Lakentay Berry – 20 inches and 8 pounds, 4..."

June 8, 2012 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

TV Eye
Buffy creator Joss Whedon returns to TV with more tough-girl action on Dollhouse
"...Vampire Slayer, Firefly (and its 2005 feature film spin-off, Serenity), and the recent online sensation Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog,..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Film News
Remakes and revisitings from Austin's cine-making kings
" to receive it. He's attached to star in Serenity Falls, a noirish Western that Lisa Jenkins' DreamFly Productions..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Death at a Funeral
Pure farce served straight up and directed by the man who moonlights as the voice of Yoda and Miss Piggy.
"...nerves with some of her brother’s homemade LSD. Tudyk (Serenity) is hilarious as the mild-mannered Brit sent on a..."

Aug. 17, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Mr. Brooks
Serial killers are a dime a dozen in this often beguiling but essentially ludicrous movie that stars Kevin Costner in an unconventional role.
"...the Year – attending AA meetings and reciting the Serenity Prayer in his attempts to stave off his addictive..."

June 1, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Woodland
Opened in the waning hours of 2006, it's housed in the site formerly occupied by the restaurant 7. And Lamberts. And Liberty Pie.
"...bold design statement, yet one that suggests a certain serenity. This mix is reflected in every aspect of the..."

April 6, 2007 Food Review by Barbara Chisholm

Blue Car
"...of support and encouragement. The character projects a quiet serenity while his insides are churning like a combustion engine,..."

June 6, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

More Charter School Stats

April 4, 2003 News Feature

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Arts & Entertainment
"...was thick with that musty, laid-back feeling of old. Serenity, to put it casually, was overpowering. Got the coffee..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

Career Girls
" a thing of wonder -- a pool of serenity, over which pass ripples of compassion and tenderness. These..."

Aug. 22, 1997 Movie Review by Robert Faires

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