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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Shark defense from the one-armed bandit
"...A New Jersey company called Shark Defense has come up with a shark repellent containing..."

Oct. 22, 2004 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
It's a Russell Crowe's nest of a performance in this seafaring adventure.
"...stretched forever across his face, he looks like a shark, cunning and intractable. Master and Commander takes him and..."

Nov. 14, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Rundown
The man-mountain known as the Rock is diminished by all the action clichés in his new picture.
"...eyes that vacillate between puppy-dog friendliness one moment and obsidian-shark deadliness the next. Someday he’s going to get the..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

TV Eye
Las Vegas and Lee Kyung Hae?
"...casino has flown in, only to discover that a "shark" from a rival casino has wooed him. So what..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
"...(à la Jackie Chan), and, my favorite, punching a shark in the snout (it roars like a panther) and..."

July 25, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Hunted
"...Scheider (such a man’s man he bested Bruce the shark) looked like he really could kick your scrawny butt..."

March 21, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

FronteraFest 2003
It's time again for that annual performance jamboree FronteraFest, and time to mark its first decade of presenting Austin with adventuresome new theatre, comedy, dance, and spoken word by anyone with the courage or folly to take a stage.
"...Confessions of a Song Shark, by Phil Ayliffe. Play about scams in the music..."

Jan. 17, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

25th Hour
"...Battlefield Earth debacle with his portrayal of Wall Street shark Slaughtery, a seemingly closed-off huckster who is left as..."

Jan. 3, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Empire
"...(it's a good thing) and Victor meets Wall Street shark Jack (Sarsgaard), who convinces him to step off those..."

Dec. 6, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ghost Ship
"...Margulies, and a motley crew comprised of the soon-to-be shark bait discover a drifting Carnival Cruise liner, it looks..."

Oct. 25, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Igby Goes Down
Black comedy about youthful unraveling while on lam from boarding school.
"...for six years; mother Mimi (Sarandon) is a socialite shark with a bald contempt for Igby; and brother Oliver..."

Sept. 20, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Tintorera
"...Garcia, Fiona Lewis and Priscilla Barnes. A killer tiger shark in Mexican waters turns this swinging Seventies yacht party..."

July 29, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Panic Room
"...as the emotionally mangled mom, distant and bitter but tiger-shark snarly when it comes to the safety of her..."

March 29, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Festival in Cannes
"...the will (romantic and otherwise) of Silver's wolf in shark's clothing, and having Schell and Aimée's relationship battered by..."

March 29, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Life and Debt
Set in Jamaica, this is an eye-opening documentary and primer on why the IMF and the World Bank are not to be trusted by emerging third-world countries.
"...by emerging third-world countries. Like some monstrous streetcorner loan shark, these twin titans of global cashflow dole out the..."

March 8, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

After a Fashion
"After a Fashion" tosses a few words around about local designer Brian Frisbie, and guess what this Thursday is?
"...Okay, now we have to talk about the Half Shark Alligator Half Acre Show (through July 31 at Cafe..."

July 6, 2001 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

3000 Miles to Graceland
"...choppers into it and worries it like a tiger shark on a 100-gauge line, spitting callous, acidic venom like..."

Feb. 23, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

State and Main
Mamet's story about a big-budget Hollywood production that steamrolls into a little Vermont town is told with a gentle smirk.
"...ground. The producer (a snarky Paymer) is an all-balls-out shark in a suit. The stars are a twin set..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

American Psycho
"...film (and book) in which this psycho Wall Street shark (what he does for a living, exactly, is never..."

April 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cinemaker Co-Op & Conduitfest
"...will show clips from his new digital feature, Loan Shark, and demonstrate mini-DV. Digital media artist Josh Backjer will..."

March 9, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Devil's Island
"...do Elvis proud, the aptly named Baddi imports a shark-finned '55 Chevy and begins tooling around the frozen barrens..."

Nov. 19, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Postmarks
CSC: It's a Good Thing
"...its not all your fault, you meant well. The shark that works at city hall and his developer cabal..."

April 2, 1999 Column

Twentyfourseven
"...boxing club (with financial backing from a local loan shark), the twinkle in his cherubic eyes lights up his..."

May 8, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mad City
"...bank robber in Dog Day Afternoon. Hoffman plays news shark Max Brackett, a network reporter banished to the sticks..."

Nov. 7, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Coach's Corner
"...into the sea, because he wants to see a shark. First, one shark comes by to see what's going..."

Aug. 15, 1997 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Dante's Peak
"...Foley and Jamie Renee Smith. Jaws with a bigger shark. Well, not entirely, but this pyroclastic disaster flick frequently..."

Feb. 14, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Recipe for Success
Austin's Favorite Chinese Food
"...works. It's nice to know what comes in the Shark Fin Soup with Crab Meat ($4.95) (shark fin meat..."

Jan. 24, 1997 Food Feature by Patrick Earvolino

Dear God
"...desperate attempt to pay off his increasingly noisome loan shark. When Turner is busted by the LAPD's bunko squad,..."

Nov. 8, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mr. Holland's Opus
"...Everyman -- this is the Dreyfuss who Ahab'ed a shark in Jaws, who led us to the “monolith” in..."

Jan. 19, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Night and the City
"...brother Al, Wallach's positively reptilian appearance as the loan shark who genuinely cares about Harry's welfare and Philbin's endearing..."

Oct. 23, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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