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Friends With Benefits
This Mila Kunis/Justin Timberlake rom-com is smart enough to decry Hollywood’s romantic clichés but never savvy enough to truly subvert them.
"...long as you grab a clean plate for each trip. But humans by nature are messy creatures, and the..."

July 22, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Take Me Home Tonight
In this Eighties-set romance, a guy spends an unforgettable evening chasing the woman of his high school dreams.
"...thing that might be said of this Eighties nostalgia trip is that its formulaic plot and overall mirthlessness are..."

March 11, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Stars Host Watch Party
Long road trip coming to an end
"...Stars can see the end of the long road trip that started the weekend before Valentine's Day and produced..."

Feb. 23, 2011 News Post by Eric Pickhartz

The Roommate
A college student grows fearful of her new dorm mate in this thriller which costars Minka Kelly and Leighton Meester.
"...in the film’s shower sequence. On that aforementioned Thanksgiving trip, Sara also discovers another girl who seems to have..."

Feb. 11, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

127 Hours
An unrelenting tour de force thanks to Simon Beaufoy's clever script, Danny Boyle's inspired direction, and James Franco's amazing performance, 127 Hours is primarily an unforgettable examination of the human spirit under extreme duress.
"...even endearing, effect), and his wits. It's a bad trip in every sense of the phrase. If and how..."

Nov. 19, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Get Him to the Greek
Jonah Hill and Russell Brand make a well-matched odd couple, and their path to Hollywood is littered with the excesses of drugs and rock & roll.
"...keep some emotional distance from his idol. A side trip to Las Vegas to drop in on Snow’s dad..."

June 4, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Yellow Handkerchief
Based on an 800-word story by Pete Hamill, this small-scale relationship drama stars William Hurt, Kristen Stewart, Maria Bello, and Eddie Redmayne.
"...ad-hoc family over the course of their days-long southbound trip to the Gulf (filmed on location, to good effect)...."

April 2, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The real Parnassus of this story is director Terry Gilliam, who salvaged his movie despite the sudden death of his star, Heath Ledger, midway through shooting.
"...who entices people to part with their money and trip through the Imaginarium. Upon entering the Imaginarium, people see..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

I Kissed a Dolphin and I Liked It
Check out our blog series detailing great gift ideas on on Texas travel deals and great experiences.
"...on the cheap. Now's the time to plan your trip gifts. The price is right. Watch this space and..."

Dec. 18, 2009 Design Post by Kate X Messer

Antichrist
Lars von Trier lives to affront again. Chaos, indeed, reigns.
"...argument against couples therapy ever, Antichrist is a tour-de-force trip inside the mind of a dangerously depressed man. That..."

Nov. 20, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Paris
Paris, from the French director of When the Cat's Away, follows a half-dozen-plus Parisians and their interconnectedness.
"...hammered home in the film's exit music, Wax Tailor's trip-hop remix, "Seize the Day." For all the inelegance of..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Horse Boy
This locally produced film is an intimate and endlessly inspiring look at one family's struggle to cope with autism.
"...side of the planet for Rowan, for whom a trip to the grocery store can be a nightmare. Encouraged..."

Sept. 18, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A Perfect Getaway
This is a smartly paced and ultimately pure exploitation head trip that's a lot of fun if you can get past its third-act meltdown.
"...is a smartly paced and ultimately purely exploitative head trip that's a lot of fun if you can get..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Away We Go
See it for the many lovely performances, although the film’s vision of Gen-Y nesting is liable to leave you up a tree.
"...films past. Away We Go, in fact, is a road-trip movie, highlighting the travels undertaken by expectant parents Burt..."

June 19, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Hangover
The Hangover is deliciously darker than Todd Phillips' previous comedies, Old School and Road Trip, but it isn't as thick with malice or drenched in the "bromance" creed of the present.
"...darker than Phillips' previous comedies, Old School and Road Trip, but it isn't as thick with malice as those..."

June 5, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Fanboys
This shaggy comedy is an earnest, sweetly geeked tribute to fandom.
"...film enough juice to coast to a second-act peyote trip (hosted by no less than Danny Trejo) that breaks..."

Feb. 6, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Bolt
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.
"...is set not only for a classic Disney road trip but also for a series of alternately comic and..."

Nov. 21, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Five Loaves & Two Fish
Here's a picture gallery of the relief effort along the gulf coast.
"...This weekend's trip began Saturday morning at 6am at the Mobile Loaves..."

Sept. 24, 2008 Emergency Post by Kate X Messer

Stuck
Stuart Gordon tells his own creepy version of the story about the Fort Worth woman who locked her car in the garage for days with the mangled-but-still-living body of a human victim stuck in her windshield.
"...denial, left him there, apparently hoping this very bad trip would turn out to be just that. It wasn't,..."

June 6, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
Everyone's favorite stoner pals are back; this time running from the law after being mistaken for terrorists.
"...now-infamous military prison and setting off on a road trip across the American South to prove their innocence. Along..."

May 2, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Wristcutters: A Love Story
Despite the film's good-natured sense of absurdity about the afterlife, it's not enough to make up for its lack of real humor or meaning.
"...The wisp-thin plot of Wristcutters follows Zia on his trip through suicide purgatory looking for the one that got..."

Nov. 2, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
More than an appreciation, this documentary portrait of the great American folksinger and activist is an inspiration.
"...music for you to enjoy. Far from a nostalgia trip or dull, talking-heads reflection, Pete Seeger: The Power of..."

Oct. 19, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Manufactured Landscapes
With the eye of an artist, photographer Edward Burtynsky views the effects of China's industrial incursions into its natural landscape.
"...possibly imagine. Manufactured Landscapes follows the photographer on a trip through China, starting at the above-mentioned factory, where clothing..."

Sept. 7, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams
This first feature from Bosnian director/writer Jasmila Zbanic offers up a slice of life after hell in which a widowed mother and daughter still veer perilously between fear and hope.
"...the other kids, a connection, when a forthcoming class trip forces her to reveal her MIA father as a..."

May 18, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Wild Hogs
John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, and William H. Macy star as middle-aged friends who seek life's purpose while on a cross-country motorcycle trip.
"...suburban professionals seeking life’s purpose on a cross-country motorcycle trip is your basic formulaic Hollywood comedy. Four friends, Doug..."

March 2, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

The Aura
A sure winner for arthouse audiences with crossover appeal, Fabián Bielinsky's The Aura spins a purely enjoyable web of intrigue within a meditative, dreamlike setting.
"...wife in a letter, he agrees to a hunting trip in the Patagonian hinterlands with a weekend-warrior buddy (Awada)...."

Jan. 26, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

'Friday Night Lights': AISD Teams Choke, 14-5A Flies
"...squeaker over San Antonio Churchill. The Chaps earned a trip to the Alamodome Friday night to face San Antonio..."

Nov. 23, 2006 Sports Post by Christopher Gray

Harsh Times
A gritty drama about a disappointed military vet and his best pal, who are headed in a downward spiral in South Central Los Angeles.
"...screenplay and his directorial debut, is a violent, phantasmagoric trip through the urban hellhole that L.A. likes to imagine..."

Nov. 17, 2006 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Old Joy
Old Joy is an accurately observed slice of that moment between postadolescence and parenthood, when friends cling or scatter, and circumstances force buried feelings to the fore.
"...joints, taking night classes, going on about his “transformative” trips to Ashland and Big Sur (“I’m in a whole..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Little Miss Sunshine
Like any indie comedy worth its weight in quirkiness, Little Miss Sunshine is packed with offbeat characters, all struggling to find meaning in life – in this case on a road trip to a children's beauty pageant. And the film is so much fun, it's almost impossible not to enjoy the journey.
"...in a satisfying way. Sunshine embraces the well-paved comedy road-trip structure with more than one rip-off, er, homage to..."

Aug. 11, 2006 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

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