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"...karate schools. Big deal. As a Karate Kid doppelganger, Sidekicks comes as close as a plagiarism lawsuit will allow,..."

May 7, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Austin Loses Sidekicks
"...the sudden shutdown of Austin's only real lesbian bar, Sidekicks, this past Saturday. What a slap in the face..."

June 14, 2005 Postmarks

Director Brett Ratner puts Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson through his paces as the Greek demigod.
"...a gold-seeking mercenary eagerly leading his team of archetypal sidekicks – the surly comrade (Sewell), the young hype-man (Ritchie),..."

Aug. 1, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Angels & Demons
The chase is on, but there's no Holy Grail to be found in this suspenseless trail of decoded symbols.
"...the first: oogly boogly men in vestments, foreign-speaking lady sidekicks, and elaborate puzzles teased in dead languages. What doesn't..."

May 15, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Charlotte's Web
E.B. White's sweet, simple, and timeless story about the power of friendship and the acceptance of loss is a story that’s faithfully told here with all the sentiment and only slight updating.
"...with their affection for digitally enhanced creatures and wisecracking sidekicks, this new version manages to lose very little of..."

Dec. 15, 2006 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
"...(also Beaulieu) continues to torment Mike and his robot sidekicks by forcing them to watch cheesy movies -- in..."

April 19, 1996 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Top Dog
"...the financial success of their other recent “PG” outing, Sidekicks. But I'm afraid that pairing Chuck Norris with a..."

May 5, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Bodyguard From Beijing
"...some unwanted comic relief with Li's two bumbling cop sidekicks, as well as some goofy sitcom-esque transition shots, but..."

Oct. 21, 1994 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Brain Donors
"...-- a Grouchoesque, ambulance-chasing lawyer -- and his motley sidekicks, Nelson and Smith, crash the status quo of the..."

April 24, 1992 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Sky High
An adolescent superhero can't find his niche.
" acquire his own superpowers. Divided into "heroes" and "sidekicks" by gung-ho gym teacher Coach Boomer, aka Sonic Boom..."

July 29, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Our readers talk back.
" Pamela Stanley, but that's not going to happen. Sidekicks/Xtreme is following the tradition of telling people that there..."

March 11, 2005 Column

Gay Segregation
" Pamela Stanley, but that's not going to happen. Sidekicks/Xtreme is following the tradition of telling people that there..."

March 9, 2005 Postmarks

After a Fashion
George-ness, Weird-ness, and what happens when Stephen does not get invited to a party
" fab DJ Nick Matthews), helping introduce videos at Sidekicks. Kitty's such a doll. I don't see her as..."

Sept. 3, 2004 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
This spell isn't as bewitching the second time around
"...any movie worthy of the Disney moniker, the animated creature-sidekicks are squee-worthy, and Jolie’s quippy one-liners – not to..."

Oct. 18, 2019 Movie Review by Sarah Marloff

Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral
The original mad black woman faces her mortality, and the end of the series
"...Girls. Along for the ride again are Madea’s cackling-hen sidekicks, Aunt Bam (Davis) and Hattie (Lovely), who squawk and..."

March 8, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The dragon riders finally come in to land as the trilogy definitively ends
"...with activity, a bust with the ever-dopey “comic relief” sidekicks. (Their names – Fishlegs, Snotlout, Tuffnutt – are their..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
Forget that horrible live-action trailer – here's your real Teen Titans
"..."serious" jokes about Warner Bros. and Disney. As the sidekicks band together to save the superheroes from the latest..."

July 27, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
Another installment of Madea's spooky stories
"...this rehash effort are Madea’s dumpy Tweedledee and Tweedledum sidekicks, Bam (Davis) and Hattie (Lovely, so hammy she should..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Kubo and the Two Strings
Sublime animated movie is disguised as kids' fare
" defeat the Moon King, with some help from sidekicks, naturally: a beetle samurai (McConaughey, as a goofily gallant..."

Aug. 19, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Life, Animated
The magic of Disney unlocks a boy's mind
" a hero, he fashions himself the “protector of sidekicks,” in his own storyline, which French design house Mac..."

July 22, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Green sewer-dwellers battle purple ooze. Big, dumb fun
"...H.P. Lovecraft’s fever dreams, and Shredder’s new brute force sidekicks Rocksteady (Sheamus) and Bebop (Williams) are early on mutated..."

June 10, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Croods
Animated cave dwellers are stealth charmers.
"...heads, old crones cracking cantankerous yet wise, and animal sidekicks schooled in vaudeville – but resetting those tropes in..."

March 22, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Bolt is a canine who plays a cybernetically enhanced dog on TV but has no knowledge of how to cope in the real world in this new animated film.
"...mad dash westward are a pair of Disney's better sidekicks: the cynical NYC alleycat Mittens (wonderfully voiced by Curb..."

Nov. 21, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Imagine Me & You
A traditional romantic comedy with a lesbian twist, Imagine Me and You has its charms, but for a movie about loving radically, it sure plays it safe.
" digitally eliminated and a moratorium on mop-topped urchin sidekicks declared (think: Love Actually and About a Boy). She’s..."

Feb. 10, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Our readers talk back.
" how great I thought the column was.Austin Loses SidekicksDear Editor,..."

June 17, 2005 Column

After a Fashion
Stephen gears up for the celebrity onslaught by skewering more ... celebrities!
"...different kind of music entirely, Xtreme Nightclub, inside of Sidekicks (110 E. Riverside, 804-2707), continues its La Cage: Vegas..."

March 11, 2005 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Stephen weighs in on city planning issues ... at least ones regarding how certain things look. Other than that, he drops a lot of names and tells you where to go. For Valentine's Day, silly.
"...for Valentine's Day night, Monday, Feb. 14, 8pm, at Sidekicks (119 E. Riverside); I honestly can't tell you what..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
Stephen reminisces about his early love for drag and brings it all up to date with some S&M: 'Standing & Modeling,' of course
"...has it? When I read that Xtreme Nightclub (inside Sidekicks, 110 E. Riverside, 804-2707, was producing La Cage:..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Chili, chocolate, and peaches have V.B.W. in a summer swoon
"...Sunday, July 4: Austin Roadkill Chili Cook-Off, Sidekicks/Xtreme (Riverside & Congress): Contestants need to arrive by 5pm..."

July 2, 2004 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Brother Bear
A young Inuit hunter learns lessons when he is turned into a bear.
" he can get totally schooled. Proving that the sidekicks are always more fun, the movie picks up when..."

Oct. 31, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

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