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The Fighting Temptations
Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyoncé join the church choir.
"...much-needed heart. For the silly farce that it is, Temptations has its moments, mainly in the form of Lucius..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Tube Temptations
Keeping one eye on television and the other on pop culture

Dec. 28, 2001 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Kevin Spacey plays Mephistopheles to a cadre of M.I.T. whiz kids, who do a better job of counting cards at the Vegas blackjack tables than counting their loot.
"...shares with the Las Vegas mythos the same stale temptations: empty glitz and little substance...."

March 28, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Based on the true story of Jim Ellis, who created a nationally respected swimming program from an abandoned community center, Pride is a by-the-book sports film.
"...and threaten their young swimmers into looking beyond the temptations of the streets and finding self-actualization in the holy..."

March 23, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Catherine Hardwicke directs her laser-beam gaze into the horrifically malleable soul of young girls caught in bad situations.
"...surely the most painful and accurate depiction of the temptations that abound in our popular culture and incongruously demand..."

Aug. 29, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hotel Eden
"...Eden's such a phantasmagoria of forbidden desires, imaginings and temptations. It's all depicted with the lush hyper-realism of a..."

June 14, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Motown Christmas, the Temptations
Holiday Platters
"...A Motown ChristmasVolume 2 (Motown)The TemptationsThe Best of the Temptations Christmas (Motown) The concept alone..."

Dec. 21, 2001 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

LBJ Library Spotlights the Little House That Motown Built
Collection stars Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Supremes & more
"...and attempted to line dance like one of the Temptations. At the exhibit’s grand unveiling, Miracles worker Claudette Robinson,..."

Sept. 20, 2019 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Spotlight: Dennis Coffey
Dennis Coffey, "Scorpio," and funk soul brother forever
"...Norman Whitfield's auspices, played on soul classics by the Temptations, Four Tops, Supremes, Edwin Starr, and Marvin Gaye...."

March 16, 2007 Music Feature by Robert Gabriel

Four Tops Lost & Found: "Breaking Through" (1963-1964) (Motown) / Marvin Gaye Lost & Found: "Love Starved Heart" (Expanded Edition) (Motown) / Smokey Robinson & the Miracles Lost & Found: "Along Came Love" (1958-1964) (Motown) / The T
"...(1958-1964) (Motown)The TemptationsLost & Found: "You've Got to Earn It"..."

Dec. 10, 1999 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Tulip Fever
Intrigue blossoms in 17th century Amsterdam
"...aflame with erotic passion, his art, and the get-rich-quick temptations of tulip speculation, the puppyish DeHaan gives an energetic..."

Sept. 8, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Begin Again
Agreeably phony movie focuses on a pair of unlikely partners drawn together by the promise of making music.
" on the rise who’s failed to resist the temptations of his fan base. And Dan has just lost..."

July 4, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Wilson Pickett
in box
" choreography like a Smokey Robinson track for the Temptations, while its plaintive flipside, "Let Me Be Your Boy,"..."

May 14, 2010 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Love Bath
SXSW 2010 keynote speaker Smokey Robinson originally wanted to be a cowboy, but they didn't have any horses in his hood
"...AC: Florence Ballard, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations – it's striking that the music is so joyful..."

March 19, 2010 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Idris Elba and Beyoncé co-star as a married couple whose happy life is disrupted by a stalker.
"...Panther remake to singing actress roles in The Fighting Temptations, Dreamgirls, and Cadillac Records. With Obsessed it’s now time..."

May 1, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

More Reissues
"...greatest hits of the Supremes, Vandellas, Four Tops, and Temptations behind them, which makes Vol. 10: 1970 all the..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

In Box
In Box
"...spun on a dime straight to No. 1, the Temptations' burning house of love engulfed Hitsville USA as the..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Taking cues from Ray and Walk the Line, this comedy biopic spans 70 years in the life of its hero, the fictional music legend Dewey Cox.
"...from Jack White, Ghostface Killah, Lyle Lovett, and the Temptations, the film is also a veritable who’s who from..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Ten Canoes
Ten Canoes is as much a work of anthropology as it is a narrative, and its true strength lies in its exploration of ancient aboriginal hunting practices, death rituals, and legal traditions.
"...strangers, the importance of the rule of law, the temptations of the fairer sex, and the madness of having..."

July 27, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 1: 59-61, The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 2: 1962
"...a name for himself, setting the stage for the Temptations' snowball of fire. Disc five opens at No. 1..."

May 27, 2005 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

First Daughter
This movie's tortured young protagonist and clueless dad just happen to be members of the First Family of the United States.
" (Keaton) sound bites when challenged and resist the temptations of her freshman collegiate year. As is so often..."

Oct. 1, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Standing in the Shadows of Motown
"...and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Stevie..."

Nov. 15, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

This English-language movie is set in a provincial French village in 1959 and deals with the pressing question of whether the seductive and mysterious powers of chocolate can soothe the priggish tendencies of the local townsfolk – and during Lent, no less.
"...secret of her never-married status. Her behavior and her temptations are the whispered buzz of the town. Appetites become..."

Dec. 22, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sugar Town
" scrape by on financial promises, resist compelling sexual temptations while on the road, and grapple with his problematic..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, October 22-28
" – although it may require you to overcome temptations to retreat into excess comfort and inertia...."

Oct. 22, 2021 Column by Rob Brezsny

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Sue Foley, Nat Adderley Jr., Cheap Trick, Little Mazarn and Ralph White, High Desert Queen, and the Austin Record Convention
"...Rakim. Raking in COVID counteracts from Motown – the Temptations, Marvin Gaye – I loaded up some Al Green,..."

Oct. 15, 2021 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The G'Raj Is Closed, Micklethwait Does Tacos, Sazan Ramen Sizzles, and What's Cooking at 1417?
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds tingling
"...We previously bid a sad farewell to the Thai temptations of Sway on South First last year – while..."

July 7, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Learning to Love Austin FC's Roster Through Their Native Cuisines
International players' kitchen
" service Argentinian Taste ( offers savory creations, sweet temptations, and cooking lessons. Owned by a couple who fell..."

June 18, 2021 Features Feature by Adam Wood

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, October 23-29
"...cosmic potentials, Scorpio, I invite you to elude the temptations of narcissism as you explore benevolent forms of vanity...."

Oct. 23, 2020 Column by Rob Brezsny

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, October 16-22
" solve the dicey riddles and elude the deceptive temptations, you'll need to use one of your best old..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Column by Rob Brezsny

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