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For Emma
Bon Iver brings back the slow jam at the Long Center
"...a few cameos on Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and toured with the slow jam collective Gayngs...."

Sept. 14, 2011 Music Post by Austin Powell

Players' Guide
Wiley Wiggins wants to show you his Thunderbeam; indie game developer Adam Saltsman gets an unwelcome Taiwanese clone; and more
"...all the flak Capcom got for mimicking local developer Twisted Pixel's 'Splosion Man, you'd think clone developers would know..."

May 20, 2011 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

A Serbian Film
Notorious for its disturbing content, this film has been slightly edited for its American theatrical debut.
"...Asian Internet porn material that caters to a particularly twisted and potentially sociopathic (and, it must be said, often..."

May 13, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hanna is a through-the-looking-glass, arthouse action minimasterpiece.
"...another planet during the course of Hanna's twisty and twisted narrative odyssey. The film opens in a frozen Finnish..."

April 8, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

I Saw the Devil
A serial killer meets his match – and then some – in this nasty revenge drama from South Korea that's nevertheless executed with superlative style and wit.
"...suspense from our observation of Soo-hyun growing even more twisted and evil than his prey. As pointed out in..."

March 25, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bedside Manner: Anglophilia
Reading lists from Legeland's token Brit
"...craziest positions, then you're in the wrong business.As for Twisted Toyfare Theatre, that's just hilarious...."

Dec. 6, 2010 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

Massively Multiplayer Partying
SXSW ScreenBurn and the Chronicle host Game On Austin
"...of Austin's bigger indie developers, Red Fly Studio and Twisted Pixel Games, return to Mohawk to show off their..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

The Last Exorcism
This faux documentary pulls few punches in its fresh look at what happens when religion and the secular world collide.
"...a meaty thread of actual argument nattering beneath the twisted B-movie face of the the film, vis-à-vis what transpires..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Beer in Bloom
If local dreamers have their way, Austin will be the next craft brew hub
"...It's not for everyone and doesn't try to be." Twisted X Brewing Co.850-6722,"

June 18, 2010 Food Feature by Lee Nichols

Page Two: Stagnation Is Apocalyptic
Neil Young's solo tour, Part I
"...On this Twisted Road tour, Young performed at Bass Concert Hall this..."

June 11, 2010 Column by Louis Black

Splice is a twisted little update of the Frankenstein story, as well as a thriller, love story, and meditation on the possibilities of science.
"...a more scurrilous and fun accounting.) Splice is a twisted little genetic updating that's not half as electrifying as..."

June 4, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Greatest Stories Ever Told
The 2010 Paramount Summer Film Classics
"...needs an alibi for a brutal murder, in his twisted mind the easiest route is to marry the one..."

May 21, 2010 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Bounty Hunter
In this romantic comedy, Gerard Butler is a bounty hunter charged with capturing his ex-wife, played by Jennifer Aniston.
"...Thorp, who, having previously written the Philip Kaufman thriller Twisted, should know better, the bounty hunter of the title..."

March 26, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
A teenager's Greek mythology book comes to life and thrusts him into an adventure to recover Zeus' stolen lightning bolt.
"...master bolt!" Great galloping gumdrops! How long has the twisted comic genius behind I'm Alan Partridge and Monkey Trousers..."

Feb. 19, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Saw VI
Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood. Promises, promises.
"...each Halloween for a new installment of this increasingly twisted (if possible) and continuing (more than probable) horror franchise..."

Oct. 30, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Matthew McConaughey stars as an oily womanizer who does an about-face in this purported romantic comedy.
" do you sell a romantic comedy about a twisted womanizer, and how do you get the audience to..."

May 1, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Repo! The Genetic Opera
This cyber-gothic opera set in an unsavory world of the near-future stars Sarah Brightman, Paul Sorvino, and Paris Hilton, among others.
"...As befits its operatic origins, Repo!'s plot is as twisted as the gooshy loops of human intestines which frequently..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fun Fun Fun Fest Saturday Picks
Blurbing Fun Fun Fun Fest one act at a time
"...funk, classic rock, dub, and Miami bass into one twisted get-down. – Chase Hoffberger Mammoth Grinder..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Music Feature

It Came From the Back Yard
House of Torment's yearlong scare tactics pay off in Halloween screams
"...apocalyptic hellscape draped with shattered corpses and patrolled by twisted creatures that has become a must-see for horror fans..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Features Feature by Richard Whittaker

Planet B-Boy
The global revival of breakdancing is the subject of this documentary, which shows off the mad skillz of competitors around the world.
"...double-team Rapture up on CBGB's hardcore gunners Kraut's All Twisted, and it was wicked. Still, the urge to spin..."

April 4, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days and 30 Nights – Hollywood to the Heartland
Back in September 2005, Vaughn decided to try his hand at the impresario game and Gathered together four young stand-up comedians for a 30-day bus tour of the heartland.
"...he and his Crashers co-star Keir O’Donnell rekindled their twisted homoerotic push-and-pull as part of an audience-participation gag; he..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The privileged nuclear family becomes a hellish dystopia as a result of a 9-year-old child's subtle, nuanced, unspoken manipulations.
"...disquietingly odd. His genius at the piano becomes a twisted demonstration of postpartum vengeance at his tony school's recital,..."

July 13, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Page Two: Lost and Found
'Tis the season when the future is used up yet then renewed by singing each morning out of each night
"...when I'm at work or driving. These are the twisted passages of my life. I can't get out of..."

April 27, 2007 Column by Louis Black

How To Make A Balloon Animal
Learn how to make a puppy with the people from TWISTED: A Balloonamentary.
" maker, so everyone’s innovating. For the makers of TWISTED: A Balloonamentary, they’re hoping you can’t see a balloon..."

March 11, 2007 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

The director of Saw II is back for more of this vicious-minded series in which the psychopathic Jigsaw toys with his victims' last gasps.
"...even that. As in the previous films, there's a twisted, EC Comics morality at play here, and much of..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Not reviewed at press time. Stars Çuba Gooding Jr. and Helen Mirren as passionate yet unlikely lovers, as well as assassins and stepmother and stepson. And if that's not enough drama, one of them also has a fatal disease.
"...seriously, the film might have soared as a gleefully twisted exploitation melodrama. But there’s no glee here, just a..."

Aug. 4, 2006 Movie Review by Brian Clark

Our readers talk back.
"...Martin Thomen Culture's Priorities TwistedDear Editor,..."

Aug. 4, 2006 Column

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Tommy Lee Jones has made a modern Western in the culturally askew tradition of Peckinpah, Huston, and Boetticher. Don't let the near-impossible-to-remember title keep you away from this singular and slightly surreal scorcher.
"...what connects him to that lineage of the great, twisted Western directors of yore. The movie is an account..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Our readers talk back.
"...Kurt StandifordTwisted 'Philadelphia' StoryDear Editor,..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Column

The Devil's Rejects
A viciously entertaining psycho-road-movie-revenge-‘n’-wreckage-romance.
" of outsiders and, ultimately, a force for good twisted horrifically asunder. That Zombie’s decidedly un-P.C. film makes the..."

July 22, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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