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Casino Jack
Kevin Spacey stars in this entertaining romp about the career of disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
"...goof quoting movies at inopportune times and as a shark prowling the waters for his next money-making venture. Despite..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Newsgeist: 12/6/10
The spirit of the news
"...Another Monday means another Newsgeist. This one's got shark attacks, food allergies, and the death penalty. Read more..."

Dec. 6, 2010 News Post by Eric Pickhartz

Couples Retreat
Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau prove they are no longer swingers, but since this film is the only new national release this week, it's sure to be "money."
"...Several random sequences follow in succession: a badly choreographed shark attack, a massage that requires a self-serve happy ending,..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Despite being the third entry in the Underworld series, this is a prequel story about the age-old war between the vampires and the werewolves.
"...any good at all. Granted, this is the franchise's shark-jumping origin story-cum-prequel, and so the events in Rise of..."

Jan. 30, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fool's Gold
Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson star in this tale of two gorgeous, love-tossed, star-crossed treasure hunters who reunite to search for a lost 18th century galleon.
"...treasure hunters. Got that? Add in a hip-hop loan shark with a mean streak, a calypso soundtrack that’s better..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Animation Show 2005
This second incarnation of the Mike Judge- and Don Hertzfeldt-produced animation anthology is, if anything, even better than the first.
"...computer-graphic animation, netting both good (The Incredibles) and bad (Shark Tale) results. Curators Judge and Hertzfeldt obviously realize that..."

April 15, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Kid Stays in the Picture
"...Brett Morgen. Say what you will about infamous Hollywood producer/shark Robert Evans: He makes terrific copy. His autobiography, upon..."

Aug. 16, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Showtime
"...pic, and Russo is reduced to playing a network shark in man-suits and a disturbing man-voice. Who woulda thunk..."

March 22, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Fast and the Furious
"...racing sequences they're involved in, are things of sleek, shark-like beauty. Mitsubishi Eclipses, Toyota Supra Turbos, and unmentionably cool..."

June 22, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Agnes Browne
"...opens, she's forced to go to the local loan shark -- Ray Winstone's thuggish Mr. Billy -- to secure..."

April 7, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Get Shorty
"...funny new comedy Get Shorty. When a small-time loan shark from Miami, Chili Palmer (Travolta), is sent to Los..."

Oct. 20, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Full Contact
"...pal Sam fails to pay back a vicious loan shark on time. Led by Judge (Hong Kong fashion model..."

May 7, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Laws of Gravity
"...is out on probation, in deep to a loan shark and shoplifts undesirable products. The real beauty of Laws..."

Dec. 11, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

5 Minutes with American Sharks
Local trio enflames Red 7 tonight with the Sword
"...Tuesday night, I dropped in on the American Sharks just in time to catch the hard-charging local stoner..."

July 26, 2013 Music Post by Derek Van Wagner

Blue Water, White Death and Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis
"...Blue Water, White DeathMGM, $19.98 Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis20th Century Fox, $14.98..."

Aug. 10, 2007 Screens Review by Spencer Parsons

Animal Rescue
Kyle Chandler and Joe King Carrasco pitch in to help animals
"...Shark Week: Today, Coach Taylor Kyle Chandler will be at..."

March 14, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

47 Meters Down: Uncaged
New sharks, who dis?
"...that 47 Meters Down: Uncaged contains a landmark in shark attack cinema (which is a genre, don't question me)...."

Aug. 23, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

After a Fashion
When Stephen is not getting his hair styled, he is watching TV
"...things I like to watch regularly on television is Shark Tank. Shark Tank might as well be called American..."

May 13, 2011 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Deep Blue Sea
A team of scientists discovers a way to regenerate human brain tissue using extracts from the brains of mutated mako sharks. The film's sharks are convincing, its characters less so.
"...tissue using extracts from the brains of mutated mako sharks. “Have you ever known anyone with Alzheimer's?” the cool..."

July 30, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Alamo Drafthouse’s Rolling Roadshow Presents Jaws on the Water
Scary summer fun at its finest
"...Island sign (post-“sick vandalism”) and a rather garish-looking bloody-mouthed shark (the sort of thing you’d see at a mini-golf..."

June 27, 2018 Chron Events Post by Danielle White

Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China
Dunlop offers tantalizing insight into the culinary soul of the real China
"...Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating..."

May 29, 2009 Food Feature by Mick Vann

... Vs Liger?
New Zealander Taika Waititi doesn't mind if you compare his charmed comedy to Napoleon Dynamite
"...With all of the luck Eagle vs Shark has had on the festival circuit, SXSW better pull..."

March 9, 2007 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Godzilla vs. the Green Screen
Austin special effects artists can kill you with a squib or with a CGI bullet hit, gore it up with pig entrails or digitally composited blood, and create just about anything you can imagine with their bare hands or software. Does the industry need both?
"...a movie like Spy Kids or The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3-D, we'll take his..."

April 22, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
Bill Murray won't get the elusive Oscar for this one – for all its visual majesty, The Life Aquatic is too slight – but the film is nevertheless a funny, bewildering, and giddy spectacle.
"...and his quest to hunt down the mythic jaguar shark that swallowed his best friend whole. But I think..."

Dec. 24, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Mako: The Jaws of Death
A man takes revenge on the unscrupulous scientists who exploit his shark buddies.
"...Greffe. Starring: Richard Jaeckel and Jennifer Bishop. The Alamo's sharksploitation fest continues with this pro-shark feature about a man..."

July 22, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Through the Eyes of a Kid
Bringing kids to adult theatre is uncool, but what's about children's theatre, where they belong? Ada Calhoun borrows a friend's three-and-a-half-year-old son to find out and discovers that theatre ain't all magic when you're a preschooler.
"...a cavalcade of ambitious fish and nonstop puns. The shark, Mr. White, was terrifying. Something for everyone...."

July 21, 2000 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

Croupier
"...do well to watch himself. This croupier is a shark, reveling in the losses that surround him, scheming to..."

June 16, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Coach's Corner
"...Augusta? Speaking of lost souls, here's the Great White Shark himself, Greg Norman. After his sickening collapse at Augusta..."

April 16, 1999 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

SXSW Interview: Jacob Gentry Runs the Tape on Broadcast Signal Intrusion
Director talks the influences on his period techno-horror
"...Hiding the Shark..."

March 16, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Five Snacks Through the Internet
Get these treats to your house with the click of a mouse
"...and Priyal Bhartia wowed the start-up judges on ABC’s Shark Tank with this highly snackable concept – which possibly,..."

Jan. 2, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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