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This video-game-to-movie adaptation of BloodRayne poses no threat to German filmmaker Uwe Boll's reputation as the modern-day Ed Wood.
"...the vengeance-driven Rayne, Loken has the look of a warrior princess down cold, although her acting prowess lacks …..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Last Shall Be First
New Year's Eve becomes a cultural extravaganza with First Night Austin
"...or Leave It, 100 Congress. The journey of the warrior figure to empowerment told through spoken word and poetry,..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The War Within
This fiction film, in which the lead character is but one cog in a plot to detonate a series of bombs in New York City, portrays a terrorist’s point of view in a jarringly matter-of-fact manner.
"...once a nonpracticing Muslim but now an anonymous holy warrior who unrolls his prayer mat five times daily and..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Supercross: The Movie
Two brothers overcome emotional and physical obstacles to achieve success in the competitive world of supercross racing.
"...big brother Supercross are spectacles of sight (the Road Warrior-esque costumery and the attendant Daisy Dukes) and sound (the..."

Aug. 26, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Walk on Water
A homophobic Israeli assassin insinuates himself into the life of a former SS officer's gay grandson in hopes of learning the Nazi's location in a well-intentioned but ultimately simplistic plea for tolerance all around.
"...leaks blood. Alternating his expression from that of indignant warrior to shocked, shocked-I-tell-you hetero male, he’s like some testosterone-fueled..."

May 6, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

If Douglas Sirk had made martial arts movies they probably would have looked something like Zhang Yimou's stunning new opus.
" the movie’s theme about heroics and how the warrior’s ultimate goal should be the laying down of his..."

Aug. 27, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

King Arthur
In this cinematic retelling Arthur and his men are trained to be a warrior SWAT team for the Roman Empire.
"...In this telling, Arthur and his men are a warrior breed enslaved by the Romans in adolescence and raised..."

July 9, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Van Helsing
Hugh Jackman's mysterious monster hunter is pittefd against nearly the entire pantheon of Universal’s classic monsters, including Dracula and and the Wolf-Man.
"...the role from scratch and turned the once noble warrior-beast into a cartoonish fop who tended to both sob..."

May 7, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Revenge is a dish best served bold – and deliciously, by Quentin and Uma.
"...For all the attention given to this indomitable female warrior created by Tarantino and Thurman, their Bride is as..."

April 16, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

He may be Mel Gibson's choice to play Jesus, but in this car-chase nightmare Jim Caviezel is on the highway to hell.
"...shot of Highwaymen echoes Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior’s flagrantly speed-mad thrills, and Rennie’s Barracuda rumbles with the..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tupac: Resurrection
More popular dead than alive, the hip-hop Tupac Shakur is remembered in this authorized documentary.
"...and videotapes, posits that Tupac’s intense and loquacious ghetto warrior mind-set was a direct result of his mother’s full-bore..."

Nov. 14, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Quentin Tarantino goes into overdrive with this story about the bride who was left for dead on her wedding day and seeks revenge against them that done her wrong.
"...called, is pure, feminized Khan, right down to her warrior soul and dead offspring. Left for dead on her..."

Oct. 10, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Rundown
The man-mountain known as the Rock is diminished by all the action clichés in his new picture.
"...certainly isn’t it. The screenplay, from R.J. Stewart (Xena: Warrior Princess) and James Vanderbilt (Darkness Falls) is the sort..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Princess Blade
There's zero fat on the bone in this stunning Japanese action import.
"...wrapping around the occasional battle-shriek, she’s the poetry of warrior sex personified; it’s a beautiful, wild thing. Action directors..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...Day 1993, and the Clown Ramp, like the Road Warrior, exists only in memories. C’est la guerre. After last..."

Aug. 15, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...Dragons role-player Shmally (Cook), who morphs into a full-regaliaed warrior princess when angry – and she, too, is angry..."

Aug. 1, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

City Hall's Bumpy Road
Can Austin planners and the City Council ever bring an end to the local transportation wars?
"...firestorm among Downtown business owners and lobbyists and road warriors throughout town. Some critics called for departmental change at..."

May 23, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

The Emperor's New Clothes
"...but slight film. His Napoleon is the gruff, taciturn warrior king, bloodied but unbowed in the face of his..."

Aug. 23, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Reign of Fire
"...resembles is George Miller's Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (which itself is drawn from various Westerns). Bale, desperate..."

July 12, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Why Do Black Divas Die So Soon?/Tales of a Gypsy Cowboy
"...Cowboy play back-to-back at the Hideout. The self-described "gender warriors" explore in separate but complementary performances the barriers that..."

May 31, 2002 Features Feature by Belinda Acosta

TV Eye
Push versus pull, a standardized infrastructure, the death knell of prime time … do you even want to interact with your TV?
"...and DVD last week. Woo hoo!... Missed the Xena: Warrior Princess series finale ("A Friend in Need")? Not to..."

March 22, 2002 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Television fans who organize to keep their favorite shows on the air, or even don the occasional Star Fleet Commanding Officer's uniform, are often depicted as lonely losers with too much time on their hands. According to TV columnist Belinda Acosta, the truth is quite the opposite.
"...female friendships in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Xena: Warrior Princess. She has been collecting and analyzing viewer responses..."

Feb. 15, 2002 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

New Fest
Why the Texas Book Festival decided to loosen its criteria
"...short story writer, lecturer, die-hard lover of the blues, Warrior -- the man does more in one day than..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Books Feature by Marc Savlov

Re: Resisting Evildoers
Defense against one's enemies presents a conflict for individuals who identify themselves as members of a Christian society instructed to turn the other cheek.
"...religions of the world. Islam was founded by the warrior-prophet Mohammed. Central to Judaism are Moses, Joshua, and King..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Column by Michael Ventura

Ritchie's second feature is part broad comic farce and part grisly charnel house humor.
"...topped Mad Max with the exuberantly psychotic The Road Warrior. I've said it before and I'll say it again:..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Of Moose and Movies
Nine days and nights at the Toronto International Film Festival
"...Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, a Taiwanese-made film in the heroic-warrior mold directed by The Ice Storm's Ang Lee. This..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Princess Mononoke
"...mythical adventure that kept coming to mind -- young warrior ventures into the mysterious beyond to triumph over evil,..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Screens Review by Sarah Hepola

What's In Store
The city's self-storage business is changing as corporate giants push mom and pop operations aside.
"...beautiful. And I had to have her, this plaster warrior mermaid rising from the rubbish of the U-HAUL self-storage..."

Sept. 1, 2000 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Soldier: A Poet's Childhood
" art. Her emerging sense of herself as a "warrior," of being armed and toughened up for a battle,..."

Aug. 25, 2000 Books Review by Craig Arnold

Big Momma's House
"...Unfortunately, Lawrence only spends half the movie as the warrior-grandma. The other half he plays it straight, as Malcolm...."

June 9, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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