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Zero Dark Thirty
The film is suspenseful, dogged, relentless, and determined – amazing considering we already know the ending of this story about the 10-year hunt for Osama bin Laden.
"...Boal eye the line where suspense resides and push straight through to stress, to agitation. As a cinematic experience,..."

Jan. 11, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Tops & Bottoms
Gay Place blogger Jordan weighs in with individual lists
"...of gay parents are worse off than those of straight parents, says that straight men who watch porn are..."

Jan. 7, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Jordan Gass-Pooré

Parental Guidance
The actors deserve credit for the professionalism they bring to this family comedy stinker.
"...bring to this stinker, especially Tomei, who plays it straight as a contemporary have-it-all-or-die-trying mom, and Midler, who’s given..."

Dec. 28, 2012 Movie Review by Leah Churner

Home Entertainment for the Holidays
Best bets for DVD and Blu-ray
"...Peters got to show the world what a terrific straight woman she is, and she got good lighting. Relative..."

Dec. 14, 2012 Screens Feature by Anne Harris

Will Texas Do Better?
On recusals, straight-ticket voting, and a bifurcated judiciary
"...the problem more modestly, by eliminating the option of straight-ticket voting in judicial races. Because court races are down-ballot..."

Dec. 7, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
The Twilight's over, and the darkness has just begun.
"...but everyone else toes the line in this slavish, straight-faced adaptation...."

Nov. 23, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The AggreGAYtor: October 31
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...we can all be spared another interview with a straight actress saying how “challenging” the role is? Or alternately,..."

Oct. 31, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

Wizard World: The Brothers of Destruction of 'The Walking Dead'
Reedus and Rooker talk hunting, fishing, and zombie killing
"...to face the real zombie apocalypse with? Reedus pointed straight as "this badass right here," and Rooker pointed straight..."

Oct. 29, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

AFF2012: 'Flatland 2: Sphereland'
Universe needs a hero? Find a mathlete
"...Abed, cutting his teeth on Flatland. Its mix of straight math and sci-fi inventiveness made the first film a..."

Oct. 20, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Alex Cross
Stretching out of his Madea comfort zone to play James Patterson's FBI profiler is a courageous but misguided move on Tyler Perry’s part.
"...apoplectic, and there are odd moments that seem imported straight from Planet Madea, too, such as Cicely Tyson’s wise..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Seven Psychopaths
A knockout cast of oddball actors seize the reins in Martin McDonagh's smart comedy about dumb people doing really awful things.
"...uses meta-stories within stories, some of which are drawn straight from Martin's imagination, and some not. Often it's hard..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Krewe Kuts: Pride Edition
The Gay Place Krewe has the final word on Austin Pride.
"...not be a trend. It's more than just a gay/straight "thing," its unalienable human rights we're talking about here...."

Oct. 8, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

FF2012: How Fantastic Fest Got Twisted Up By 'American Mary'
Jen and Sylvia Soska are the new twins of evil
"...enveloped by the madness. Dragging up one of her straight-to-SyFy low budget performances, with a straight face Sylvia turned..."

Oct. 3, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Looper
Crackerjack thrills, time travel, violence, humor, and action: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis are characters who share the same morally conflicted core.
"...to rewrite history, the other frantic to set it straight...."

Sept. 28, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Football Prophecies
Stone cold locks for week 4
"...an emotional halftime ceremony by honoring the Fulton County Straight Men's Choir...."

Sept. 27, 2012 Sports Post by Russ Espinoza

FF2012: 'Dredd' Heads
Alex Garland and Karl Urban talk politics and hard R comic adaptations
"...cinematic outing cuts out all the frivolousness, and heads straight for the jugular. Often with a heart-seeking high-explosive round...."

Sept. 23, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The AggreGAYtor: September 21
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...salesman Joel Osteen admits he didn’t choose to be straight. Also…why can’t any member of the religious right pick..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

Geometry Test
Artist Emily Roysdon queers art's white cube
"...space identifies as queer and/or feminist, counterprogramming the cis, straight male domination of contemporary art, queering the gallery space..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Features Feature by Brandon Watson

For a Good Time Call …
The Apatowian bromance has found its reverse-gender equivalent in this comedy about two gals who enter the phone-sex biz.
"...miss. But as Graynor’s role expands (and Miller’s uninspiring straight man recedes), the film finds a foothold – and..."

Sept. 7, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Revenant
This horror comedy follows the the walking-dead path of an undeceased Iraq War vet and his stoner best friend.
"...(Intentional or not, some of Wylde's mugging seems lifted straight from Simon Pegg's playbook.)..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The AggreGAYtor: August 13
Your daily dose of LGBTQ news
"...• The four out members of the Dutch women's..."

Aug. 13, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Alison Klayman's doc is as much a rallying cry for freedom of expression as it is a portrait in progress of an artist whose career is ongoing.
"...and in interviews. The story doesn’t always follow a straight line, but reveals much about Ai’s upbringing as the..."

Aug. 10, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Way We Watch Now
Is theatrical-on-demand the next big thing?
"...from earlier festivals. These were basically software tests, but straight afterward, they presented three more SXSW favorites – Iron..."

June 22, 2012 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

15 Minutes With Loudon Wainwright III
Q&A with Loudon Wainwright III
"...of terrible sadness that were balanced by moments of straight up hilarity. Was that something that developed over time?..."

June 20, 2012 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Battlefield America
It's You Got Served for a younger dance generation.
"...even less reason. Will Mr. Lewis forego his hyper-ambitious straight career in favor of hanging with the mohawked and..."

June 8, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hughes Drinks the Conservative Kool-Aid
Speaker hopeful threatens lege process in far right pandering
"...just dying in these stupid committees without having a straight up or down vote. I want to know if..."

June 6, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Battleship
Crass and hugely dumb aliens vs. multiple earthling navies: Must mean the start of summer movies has arrived.
"...by Hasbro. Taylor Kitsch, in an opening scene ripped straight from J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot, is introduced as..."

May 18, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Letters at 3AM: A View From the St. James Hotel
The St. James: It's an infirmary, it's a morgue, and it's a hotel where we each share a room with the dead
"...So the song brings the singer straight to his own grave: "When I die I want..."

May 18, 2012 Column by Michael Ventura

Girl in Progress
The roles of mother and daughter get mixed up in this old story told in a smart way.
"...teen life to befall her, Ansiedad makes a beeline straight for them, one by awesome and/or horrific one. Despite..."

May 11, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Game of Senators
Patrick and Carona spill blood and venom in lite guv fight
"...over his back. In a furious rebuttal, Carona wrote straight to Patrick: And before you ask, there was no..."

May 7, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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