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This superhero sci-fi farce drags its feet, while the sappy sweetness will make you wince.
"...in so very many incarnations, and the creators of Zoom are well aware of them all, as they throw..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Summer Fun: Bark & Zoom Opens at ABIA
Your pup will want to stay in this doghouse
"...with parking at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport that Bark & Zoom and Park & Zoom took shape. While a majority..."

May 19, 2017 Chronolog Post by Katarina Brown

Fantastic Fest 2015: Zoom
Body image and identity crises in an M.C. Escher world
"...Well, mostly shot: Roughly one-third of Zoom is rotoscope animation. During the post-screening Q&A, Morelli gave..."

Sept. 27, 2015 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

The Do-Deca-Pentathlon
Two estranged brothers revive their childhood competitions, much to the alarm of their families in this Duplass brothers' microbudget throwback.
"...pros they are, the Duplass’ can return to a zoom-happy, no-big-names free-for-all like The Do-Deca-Pentathlon, which premiered at this..."

July 6, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

I Am Number Four
This filmed adaptation of the first book in the proposed Lorien Legacies series follows the tribulations of an alien refugee on Earth.
"...the proposed Lorien Legacies series. A comically protracted camera zoom opens the film – one of those showboaty numbers..."

Feb. 18, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Detroit Rock City
Four high school bandmates try to get into a KISS concert.
"...nothing new to the table. Broad performances and wild zoom camerawork make this a cartoony slice of Seventies life,..."

Aug. 13, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

G.I. Jane
"...wonder if he's just discovered the power of the zoom or if James Cameron slipped the cinematographer some angel..."

Aug. 22, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Warlock: The Armageddon
"...version of the Force to blow up trees and zoom baseballs around. Alas, Alec Guinness is nowhere to be..."

Oct. 1, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography
"...why he used the old film school trick of “zoom in/pull back” in Scorsese's GoodFellas, Michael Chapman comments on..."

April 30, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Live Shot: X
Mohawk’s Wednesday night soundtrack
"...LPs and no new material since original guitarist Billy Zoom returned right before the millennium...."

March 13, 2014 Music Post by Tim Stegall

Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
Out of the basement and under the tree!
"...Captain Beefheart & the Magic BandSun Zoom Spark: 1970 to 1972 (Rhino)..."

Dec. 12, 2014 Music Review by Luke Winkie

On Having Heart
Reagan Principal Anabel Garza just wants time
"...are making the rules for education, it's almost like zooming in on a puzzle piece. You only see this..."

Aug. 17, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

This Week's Waste of Time
Two free browser games zoom into playability
"...shifted the pieces of the maze sufficiently you can zoom into your character and move him around the screen..."

Jan. 21, 2010 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Claus & Effect
The holiday how-to guide for the perpetually perplexed
"...For your landscape hobbyist, a bigger camera means better zoom; look for optical zoom not digital zoom. Wide angle..."

Dec. 15, 2006 Features Feature by Meredith Barnhill

Kin
Gritty sci-fi road trip has teen appeal
"...of ray-gun protectors, otherworldly enforcers who dress Terminator-style and zoom toward its signal on motorcycles seemingly fueled by the..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Precourt Sports Ventures Reveals Soccer Stadium Site Plan
Only thing left is kick off, right?
"...Okay, so that’s a relatively zoomed-out bird’s eye view. (You can click on the photo..."

May 15, 2018 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

American Made
Tom Cruise is a pilot who becomes embroiled in the Iran/Contra scandal
"...of the cockpit. He’s content, more or less, to zoom through the late Seventies on light-weight machismo and an..."

Sept. 29, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

John Doe Moves to Austin
X’s “man of the world” contemplates life in Big Boys country
"...pitcher of water or beer on [X guitarist] Billy Zoom. Billy doesn’t like that kind of stuff because it..."

Feb. 9, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Miss Hokusai
The life of an artist through the eyes of his daughter
"...a camera on a dolly or a crane. (A zoom shot of a bridge in the bustling 1814 metropolis..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

My All American
Longhorn legend Freddie Steinmark gets his due in this sports drama
"...work is competent but never inspired. (A final aerial zoom, while thematically on point, is clumsy.) Pizzo intuitively understands..."

Nov. 13, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

'The Voice in My Head': Hit and Run
Are race car drivers athletes?
"...so stop NASCAR-ing my precious, precious sports with your zoom-zoom and those twisted metal snuff films where the flaming..."

Jan. 28, 2013 Sports Post by Russ Espinoza

The AggreGAYtor: September 28
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...• This is Jimmy Jam. Jimmy Jam thinks he..."

Sept. 28, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

Jeff, Who Lives at Home
The Duplass brothers return with this finely observed slice of life starring Jason Segel, Ed Helms, and Susan Sarandon.
"...have an exceptional eye for microexpressions (yes, they're still zoom-happy), and there's something to be admired in this new..."

March 16, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Descendants
George Clooney teams up with Sideways filmmaker Alexander Payne for this funny but tender story that's a little too smug for its own good.
"...in order to facilitate a certain framing or slow zoom. Even the scene transitions – dissolves, a side wipe..."

Nov. 25, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

December's House of Songs
A partnership between Texas and Danish songwriters yields great music
"...Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Before Spot Festival in Denmark last..."

Dec. 8, 2010 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
This documentary is a softball, entirely sympathetic, and wickedly funny portrait of the artist at an advancing age.
"...and The Devil Came on Horseback). In fact, they zoom in, filming Rivers' naked visage as a makeup artist..."

June 25, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Early Voting "Mega Sites" Close at 9pm
Most EV sites have closed, but two still open
"...Most of Travis County's early voting sites have now..."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

From Cells to Celestials
"...the computer mouse's middle scroll wheel – and then zooming out to reveal the entire planet, where you can..."

March 2, 2007 Screens Feature by Marc Saltzman

Superman Returns
Superman returns to Earth seeming more like a humbled prodigal son than an invincible superhero.
"...From the film’s opening moments, as those familiar-looking credits zoom into focus from deep within outer space and John..."

June 30, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

X Box
X Box
"...recorded an electric live album in 1987, guitarist Billy Zoom was long gone and the band sounded in need..."

Aug. 26, 2005 Music Review by Greg Beets

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