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Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul portray a married couple who are plagued by the disease of alcoholism.
"...whose struggles with the disease form the crux of Smashed. Kate’s dependency is established in the film’s opening scene..."

Nov. 9, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Breathe In
A comely British exchange student in upstate New York upsets a cozy family dynamic.
"...enough to topple the entire structure: Cue the rainstorms, smashed cookie jars, and car crash. Breathe In piles on..."

April 18, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Spectacular Now
An outstanding cast and eloquent storytelling shape this delicate film that becomes a dark study of a budding, young alcoholic.
"...what to do with the darkness. Director James Ponsoldt (Smashed), his writing team (working from Tim Tharp’s young adult..."

Aug. 16, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Jackass 3D
Now with even more stupefying stunts and added dimensions.
"...effluvium rule the day, while testicles and taboos are smashed flat with equal abandon. Jackass is 10 years old..."

Oct. 22, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

My Bloody Valentine 3D
This horror film is a full-on, old-school, gore-hound heaven – a supersaturated arterial goregasm with zero socially redeeming values for anyone other than first-year med students.
"'ve ever wanted to see a tiny motel owner smashed through her mandible and impaled on a ceiling by..."

Jan. 23, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

This Is England
Set in Thatcherite England, this semi-autobiographical story tells of a descent from mischievous schoolboy to junior skinhead.
"...Writer/director Meadows announces himself with an assertive montage of smashed windows, street riots, and Thatcher playing a game of..."

Sept. 7, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Good Music Club: Blind Pets
Blind Pets: “Smashed,” on a “Leash,” in “Every Bodies” face
"...a favorite here since the local trio's 2010 disc Smashed, and its equally raucous follow-up, last year's Sweet Tooth...."

April 12, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Six Parts Seven
"...Casually Smashed to Pieces (Suicide Squeeze)..."

March 16, 2007 Music Review by Michael Bertin

It's Always the Nice Ones
"...Barnes. "It was the first and only time Phillip smashed a guitar and I brought a flash pot. We..."

March 5, 1999 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Noir murder mystery for the selfie generation.
"...the pair to a night of La-La-Land debauchery involving smashed K-town karaoke, much existential navel-gazing, and a too-close encounter..."

April 6, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Smash Structural White Supremacy
"...Austin and other law enforcement agencies needs to be smashed into a thousand pieces the way President John F...."

March 23, 2018 Postmarks

Mexican action comedy
"...a drunken medley of stereotypes and tired, overused tropes smashed together, sadistically pummeling the viewer into submission...."

April 22, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The End of the Tour
Fictional but satisfying portrayal of a David Foster Wallace interview by a Rolling Stone reporter
"...James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now, Smashed) manages to keep us focused on this two-hander with..."

Aug. 14, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Unleashing the Fundraising Power of 'Inframan'
Drafthouse screening Hong Kong sci-fi classic for Stephen Romano
"...lanes, drove onto the curb, hit Romano, and then smashed into an Austin Energy Utility pole, snapping it in..."

June 25, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Blood on the Austin Stage, Paint on the Texas Walls
And, go ahead, paint a little on Brenner while you're at it
"...two Norwegian soldiers (smashed with a mace, in battle) first Thane of Cawdor..."

Nov. 8, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Things Are What You Make of Them
The deliciously cracked comedies of Bob Byington
"...heart on your sleeve, and – when it's been smashed all to bits – to wear it even, as..."

Oct. 23, 2009 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Bánh Mì
Sampling bánh mì all over Austin
"...beef (less common), roasted chicken, shrimp or squid, sardines (smashed), meat balls (smashed), pork loaf (a mortadellalike boiled pork..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Food Feature by Mick Vann

The Edge of Heaven
This Turkish film is a transgenerational, transborder microcosm of modern cultural melding.
"...disparate characters as their lives dovetailed with and eventually smashed headlong into the lives of others, usually equally dour...."

Sept. 19, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Come and Get Your Lead!
TCEQ turns up the heat in the toxic-TV-tube saga
" a batch of Zenith television tubes that were smashed when a Penske truck carrying them rolled over in..."

Oct. 1, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

I, Robot
This summer, Will Smith saves the world from … robots.
"...leaves a copy of Hansel and Gretel by the smashed window from which he fell to his death in..."

July 16, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Hulk
"...smash good, Puny Human, but Nick Nolte just look smashed. It’s an unfortunate visual coda to Nolte’s career. The..."

June 20, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Big Bad Love
" can dance to it, if you're not too smashed...."

April 19, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Boogeyman
"...that witnessed a murder years earlier wreaks havoc when smashed into shards in this film directed by horror master..."

Sept. 26, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Before she knew there was really something wrong with her brother, Elaine would tell him that their mother had tried to abort him when she was only a month gone.
"...brought the baseball bat up over his head and smashed it down on the hood of the car. "Lain-eeee!"..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Features Feature by Susan Shields

Final Destination
" the next to get skewered, electrocuted, beheaded, or smashed like a June bug. The story certainly has its..."

March 24, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Going the Distance
"...10,000 meters. And not just broken them, but completely smashed them, lowering them not by fractions of a second..."

June 4, 1999 Screens Feature by Lee Nichols

Dive Deeper Into the World of Mezcal in Austin
It's agave all day at these local bars
"...Des­ierto, a wild-harvested sotol roasted in earthen pits, then smashed with axes and stomped by the hooves of cattle..."

March 1, 2019 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

New All Eyes Single “Anesthesia” Inspired by Singer’s Near Death
A 2015 scooter accident created an unexpected therapeutic union
"...offering a trapped-in-your-head duet over complex half-time rhythms and smashed keyboards on the verse before exploding into the tuneful..."

Jan. 28, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Rooster Teeth Raises $1.4 Million for Charity
Cash will go to local children’s hospitals
"...and that was this year’s target. But the team smashed that record, raising a total of $933,959 in donations,..."

Nov. 13, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Common Law
Halloween mischief – is pumpkin smashing or toilet papering legal?
"...morning I walked outside and found that someone had smashed them into pieces. I know this is a common..."

Oct. 12, 2018 Column by Luke Ellis

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