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Soul Surfer
It's the true story of surfing sensation Bethany Hamilton, who lost an arm to a shark at the age of 13.
"...on to become one of surfing's all-time legends, Soul Surfer is faith-based filmmaking at its blandest. Which isn't to..."

April 8, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Surfer, Dude
Matthew McConaughey joins with the director of Hand on a Hard Body in this ode to near-naked bodies, weed, and surf-speak. Oh, and it's also a work of fiction.
"...to an in-the-buff McConaughey blowing a didgeridoo). He plays surfer Steve Addington, who's like some Rousseauistic wild child –..."

Sept. 5, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Although it tries mightily to top 2005's origin story by introducing fanboy favorite the Silver Surfer, this film is nevertheless relentlessly dull and curiously bombastic.
"...first outing felt) by introducing fanboy favorite the Silver Surfer – voiced with perfect, easy gravitas by Laurence Fishburne..."

June 22, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Surfer Girl
Local wakesurf phenom Raleigh Hager acclimates to life at the top of the podium
"...AC: I read that pro surfer Kelly Slater used to be your idol. Is he..."

May 16, 2014 Features Feature by Sarah Marloff

Think No Think Endures Stomach Surgery From Butthole Surfer Guitarist
Watch the proggy local trio’s new clip “9-5er” now
"...one of them being Paul Leary of the Butthole Surfers...."

Feb. 7, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Butthole Surfer Watch!
"...Yes, I'm still keeping my eye on the Butthole Surfers. Hey, when's the last time an Austin act had..."

July 12, 1996 Music Column

Butthole Surfer Update!
"...Fooled you! There's really nothing here about the Butthole Surfers this week! Instead, how about this: Wammo, who was..."

July 5, 1996 Music Column

Page Two: The Art of Surprise
S.R. Bindler's Surfer, Dude continually pulls off the unexpected
"...Film Society is hosting a special premiere screening of Surfer, Dude at the Paramount Theatre on Sept. 3, with..."

Aug. 29, 2008 Column by Louis Black

Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton
Intimate portrait of the surfing legend only skims the surface.
"...days as a towheaded beach rat who chose pro surfer Bill Hamilton to be his dad. He cut his..."

Oct. 20, 2017 Movie Review by Danielle White

Psycho Beach Party
This campy send-up of surf and slasher movies uses Gidget movies as its comic template.
"...in 1962, Psycho Beach Party throws together a wannabe surfer girl named Chicklet (Ambrose); the B-actress star of such..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Breath
Australian surfer dudes come of age in this literary adaptation.
"...by the quietly charismatic Sando (Baker), a former professional surfer who teaches his two eager students how to ride..."

June 15, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Miracle Season
Friday Night Lights for the volleyball scene.
"...press time. McNamara, director of feel-good trauma movie Soul Surfer, and Friday Night Lights co-writer David Aaron Cohen team..."

April 6, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Shallows
Blake Lively is trapped by a shark on her own bikini island
"...the loss of her mother from cancer. An avid surfer (she hails from Galveston), Nancy bails on school to..."

July 1, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Point Break
Remake of 1991's action bromance
"...the same broad plot outline as the original, the surfer crew who robbed banks while donned in disguising masks..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Chasing Mavericks
Starring Gerard Butler, this inspirational surfing drama somehow fails to inspire.
"...he can do that, he has to convince surly surfer Frosty to be his own personal Mr. Miyagi, keep..."

Oct. 26, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Surf's Up
This animated avian surf epic is most alive when its radio-friendly pop hits accompany beautiful CGI waves.
"...isn’t terribly robust, either. It provides a blandly determined surfer hero (teen titan LaBeouf), a cute girl lifeguard (Deschanel),..."

June 8, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Riding Giants
A creative wipe-out from the director of Dogtown and Z-Boys
"...his follow-up doc, Riding Giants, an ode to big-wave surfers, past and future. Whether or not one was initially..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Big Bounce
There's very little bounce in this new Elmore Leanard adaptation that stars Owen Wilson and Morgan Freeman.
"...Sansabelts; he’s in self-deprecating sleazebag comic mode.) Wilson’s sunny surfer-guy aplomb takes a lot of bite out of the..."

Jan. 30, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Shanghai Noon
"...is on, though, he's brings an unexpected frisson of surfer-esque chutzpah to the role of Roy, a bad guy..."

May 26, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Batman Forever
"...the screen, the film bogs down in Kilmer's bland surfer-boy good looks, Kidman's preposterous (and marginally offensive) sexual high..."

June 16, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Airheads
"...hostage the station manager (the ever-unctuous McKean), a lowly surfer guy, Suzzi (“With two Zs”), the receptionist, and a..."

Aug. 12, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Endless Summer II
"...is state-of-the-art. Incredible underwater shots and camerawork that follow surfers into the curls of the waves astonish in their..."

June 10, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Three Ninjas
"...second-rate Home Alone when a trio of stumbling, bumbling surfer dudes are sent to kidnap the boys. Don't count..."

Aug. 14, 1992 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Encino Man
"...a feature-length vehicle for stand-up comedian/MTV host/bastion of mangled surfer syntax, Pauly Shore. His incessant riffing can be fairly..."

May 22, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bikes, Beer, Bars, and Partnership
FrankenBike kicks off pop-up events at Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar
"...off their pop-up events last week at Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar. Cyclists gathered to socialize, drink free Independence Brewery..."

Feb. 19, 2013 Food Post by Margaret Shugart

Surfer Blood
SXSW Music 2010
"...Surfer BloodMohawk Patio, Saturday, March 20..."

March 26, 2010 Music Review by Audra Schroeder

Fantastic Journey
Alejandro Escovedo comes full circle
"...Escovedo. "He knew the culture. He was also a surfer. He understood all of that stuff."..."

June 20, 2008 Music Feature by Dave Marsh

Snakes on a Plane
This solid little B-movie arrives cloaked in the dodgy garb of a fanboy phenomenon.
"...It begins (after some decidedly cut-rate titles) with motorcycling surfer dude Sean Jones (Phillips of Wolf Creek) witnessing a..."

Aug. 25, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Basquiat
"...viewing Picasso's Guernica or the recurring images of a surfer riding the waves of the New York skyline (bet..."

Aug. 23, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Record reviews Reissues
"...junior high the social cliques had rigidly divided into surfers (who sported pendletons and often dyed their hair blond)..."

Aug. 23, 1996 Music Review

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