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ACL Live Shot: Noah & the Whale
More Mumford than Barenaked Ladies and endearingly so
"...Top 10 in its native UK, Noah & the Whale has yet to make any kind of impact on..."

Oct. 7, 2013 Music Post by Michael Toland

White Whale Games Introduces 'Slayers'
and other new ways to play in the God of Blades world
"...Just when you think the team at White Whale Games are resting on their "Best of Austin"-worthy laurels..."

Nov. 30, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

The Squid and the Whale
In this expertly acted piece about the coming apart of a family of New York intellectuals, humor is served not with a smirk but with a helpless shrug.
"...progression there. The largely autobiographical The Squid and the Whale – and specifically, Baumbach’s stand-in, Walt – could be..."

Nov. 4, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Whale Rider
This quietly powerful tale of youthful female empowerment in New Zealand is based on a cornerstone Maori myth.
"...Pacific isle from Hawaii on the back of a whale, this quietly powerful tale of youthful female empowerment is..."

June 27, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Day Trips: Whale-watching
Washington state offers an exciting escape from the summer heat
"...Whale-watching off the Washington coast is a little like playing..."

Aug. 11, 2017 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

A Whale of a Tale Goes 21st Century
The Fuse Box Festival hosts a Herman Melville Hoot Nite
" adapt a literary epic about a massive sperm whale, then there's really no question as to size: Go..."

April 25, 2008 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

'The Whale'
Shanon Weaver puts on 600 lbs. for A Chick & a Dude's latest show
"...2011 – recently wrote a full-length drama called The Whale, an emotionally complex story of a man named Charlie..."

Feb. 21, 2014 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Greg Abbott and the Fail Whale
AG criticized for backing tweet calling Wendy Davis a retard

Aug. 19, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Gods and Monsters
The final days of the man behind Hollywood's Frankenstein
"...In 1957, Golden Age of Hollywood director James Whale was found dead – a suicide – in the..."

Jan. 1, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home
"...a family to belong to, so too does every whale. That was the lesson of Free Willy I. But,..."

July 21, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

In the Heart of the Sea
Ron Howard sets sails with that famous Nantucket whale story
"...partly inspired Herman Melville to write Moby-Dick; or, the Whale in 1851. Howard, working with screenwriter Charles Leavitt, has..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Free Willy
"...Free Willy is a rousing modern-day fable about hugging whales, overcoming villains in black hats and freeing the enemy..."

July 16, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Blood in the Water
'Blackfish' is a whale of a nightmare for SeaWorld's PR department
"...two decades as one of SeaWorld's elite; a killer whale trainer, he'd worked with whales in San Antonio, San..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Free Willy 3: The Rescue
"...his credit, curly-finned screen idol Willy is definitely the whale who's gettin' paid these days. This third installment in..."

Aug. 15, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Darkness With a Twist of Dime-Store Novel
White Whale Games brings the pulp-fiction aesthetic into the Aughties
"...That's what Austin-based company White Whale Games – made up of Studio Director Jo Lammert,..."

Dec. 9, 2011 Screens Feature by Ashley Moreno

The Invisible Man
Rains made his screen debut in the H.G. Wells mad-scientist classic.
"...Directed by: James Whale. Starring: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, Una O'Connor and William..."

Aug. 19, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Margot at the Wedding
The director of The Squid and the Whale mostly falters in this follow-up film that stars Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Jack Black as casually cruel narcissists.
" director/screenwriter Baumbach’s mordantly funny The Squid and the Whale were hardly role models for the two sons caught..."

Dec. 14, 2007 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Moby's Play
Playwright Kirk Smith talks about trying to squeeze a great white whale into a tiny theatre with his adaptation of Moby Dick for Vortex Repertory Company's Summer Youth Theatre.
"...found a way to squeeze not only that monstrous whale into the Vortex, but also the vast sea, the..."

July 19, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Pushing Air
Game audio design firm GL33k sounds off on whale calls, light sabers, and sweet jams
"...believable audio experience. However, if a client wants a whale sound, jumping into the ocean with the world's largest..."

May 9, 2014 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Lu Over the Wall
Japanese mermaid tale with a big heart and a groovy beat.
"...Remember, just because someone looks like a flaming killer whale, doesn’t mean you can't be friends...."

May 11, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Drawing Conclusions With Monstrocards
Locally made card/drawing game offers respite from the heat
"...the AC. But don’t fret! Local game studio, White Whale, has the perfect way to wait out the next..."

June 14, 2015 Screens Post by Ashley Moreno

McFarland, USA
Despite heavy sports-underdog cliches, this film with Kevin Costner as the coach of an all-Latino high school track team taps into a lot of modern realities.
"...thick are its sports-underdog cliches, but Kiwi director Caro (Whale Rider) gets a lot right, not least of which..."

Feb. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

'Chrome Underground' Goes Classic Car Hunting
Motoreum's Yusuf & Antonio talk about the biz and their reality TV debut
"...Mexico City in search of your own personal white whale, a 1937 Bugatti Type 57, one of the rarest..."

May 22, 2014 Screens Post by Jordan Smith

Rust and Bone
The unlikely relationship between two damaged souls is made deeply palpable by the stunning performances of Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard and rising star Matthias Schoenaerts.
" a water park, Stéphanie is attacked by a whale that goes off-script (acting on its instincts?), and loses..."

Jan. 18, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this nearly bloodless, family-friendly throwback to a cinematic age when Persian palace intrigue, winsome princesses, and ambitious princes ruled the back lots.
"...on a video game, no less? He’s having a whale of a time, to all appearances, mining classic Hollywood..."

May 28, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Black Wedding Tonight!
Bride of Frankentstein at the Alamo Ritz
"...It's no secret around our lair that James Whale's 1935 Bride of Frankentstein is a cut (and a..."

March 28, 2010 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

This suburban melodrama arrives with an impressive pedigree but little originality.
"...Storm, The Deer Hunter, and The Squid and the Whale in a blender and punched puree: The result is..."

May 1, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

This nature film is derived from the Planet Earth miniseries and is edited with an eye toward the kid-friendly audience.
"...trio of mothers – elephant, polar bear, and humpback whale – and their newborns, as well as provides a..."

April 24, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

This indie comedy is funny, smart, cool, and heartfelt, and features breakout showcases for star Ellen Page and screenwriter Diablo Cody.
"...pissed teenager underneath the brazen, Buddha-bellied exterior (a “cautionary whale,” she calls herself). Page (Hard Candy) is marvelous, especially..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Everything's Gone Green
In this amusing film based on a screenplay by Douglas Coupland, a 29-year-old contemplates life’s purpose and the meaning of “winning.”
"...perfect woman (Song) he meets while rubbernecking a beached whale (really). On paper this might sound like a quirky..."

April 20, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

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