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Wonder Park
PG-theme park adventure we're all tall enough to ride
"...and unlikely hero to save it. For the hidden amusement park of Wonderland, that's June (Denski), a kid with..."

March 22, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Jurassic Park
It's every species for themselves in this Spielberg dinosaur blockbuster now out in 3-D.
"...the marketing hype surrounding the first Batman film, Jurassic Park is the one film of the summer that will..."

June 11, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

New Plan Reimagines Walter E. Long Park
New plan reimagines Austin's largest park
"...Austin's largest park is slowly getting closer to a long-promised makeover, with..."

June 28, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Class Action Park
The stunning tale of New Jersey's unfathomable Action Park
"...Theme parks are about the pretense of danger. No matter how..."

Sept. 4, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips & Beyond: Water Park Updates From Around the State
Daytripping in the age of a pandemic
"...It wouldn’t be summer without water parks. Around the state, parks with a water theme like..."

June 19, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Four-Track Amusement
Furry Things
" an event, kind of like going to an amusement park." Furry Things headline the Trance Syndicate/Emporer Jones SXSW..."

Feb. 28, 1997 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Adventureland is a confident return to the kind of teen comedy that’s funny without being raunchy and youthful without being juvenile.
"...prospects, he accepts a job at the semidilapidated local amusement park of the film title. Adventureland is set in..."

April 3, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Free Willy
"...simpatico relationship between the 12-year-old Jesse (Richter) and the amusement park whale Willy (Keiko). The parallels between the two..."

July 16, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hell Fest
Murder at the amusement park, but this time it's horror themed
"...It is a succession of teenagers navigating an elaborate amusement park of what amounts to jump scares of skeletons..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The World
Using a sleek visual style and bits of animation, this elegant Chinese film explores the effects of modernism, globalism, and international commerce upon its culture and society.
"...laments Tao (Zhao Tao), a dancer in a dreary amusement-park revue, to boyfriend Taisheng (Chen Taishen), who sullenly guards..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

"...the gate as five teenagers pull into an empty parking lot, pile out of the station wagon (borrowed from..."

March 23, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
The animated gang return to save their park from an evil mayor
"...greedy mayor (Moynihan) who’s planning to turn their beautiful park into a shoddy, for-profit amusement park? The lesson here..."

Aug. 11, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bebe's Kids
" taking her and her son Leon to an amusement park. When he arrives to pick them up, he..."

Aug. 28, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Another Disney live-action remake, but this one has a little magic
" Tim Burton. Starring: Colin Farrell, Finley Hobbins, Nico Parker, Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Alan Arkin...."

March 29, 2019 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Wonder Wheel
Woody Allen's ode to Coney Island
"...since Manhattan, is an idealized dream-memory of Coney Island’s amusement park just after World War II. The movie is..."

Dec. 8, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Magic Mike XXL
The boys are back in town
"...die. Still, women climbed aboard the movie like a theme-park ride and screamed their way through it. Those screams..."

July 3, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Lebanese drama of the destitute is tough to watch, but tougher to live
"...from his family and onto Rahil (Shiferaw), an undocumented amusement park cleaner who hides her infant son Yonas (Bankole)..."

Feb. 1, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Summer Fun: Coaster Enthusiasts
Thrill seekers embark on Memorial Day pilgrimmage
"...Go ahead, approach the American Coaster Enthusiasts at an amusement park, and they’ll tell you straight up: They’re a..."

May 22, 2015 Sports Post by Nina Hernandez

The Devil's Double
Saddam Hussein's decadent and monstrous eldest son Uday forced Latif Yahia to serve as his body double, and this movie recounts his experience.
"...a one-way track, like a spook-house ride at the amusement park meant to titillate and excite the senses and..."

Aug. 12, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

House on Haunted Hill
" in a whole new (sort of) direction. Unctuous amusement-park developer Steven Price (Rush) throws a birthday party for..."

Nov. 5, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...three-dimensional appearance, which creates vine-swinging sequences that play like amusement park rides. The vibrancy of the images is reinforced..."

June 18, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Action Point
Johnny Knoxville takes one for the team (again)
"...and safety was a fanciful lark, and screaming around amusement attractions on dangerous, battered equipment, and diving into swimming..."

June 8, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips & Beyond: August Travel Updates
The latest on safe travel during the pandemic
"...but getting takeout food and eating it at a park is a two on a scale of 10 in..."

Aug. 6, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
San Antonio's funtastic and 75-years-young Kiddie Park.
"...Kiddie Park in San Antonio has entertained millions of children. Several..."

April 20, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Texas Amusements
"...Ellen Trout Zoo and Park Enjoy a train ride through the zoo or sit..."

May 10, 2002 Features Feature by Elizabeth Morgan

Putt-Putting to NeverNeverland
'Capt. Day Trips' shares his favorite Texas mini-golf hot spots.
"...Kiddie Acres Amusement Park & Miniature Golf Voted "Best Throwback to a..."

May 10, 2002 Features Feature by Gerald E. McLeod

Amusing Ways of Life
Three Central Texas traditions continue to make fun a destination.
" (and benefit) nonprofit organizations, according to the Outdoor Amusement Business Association. Carnivals help fund scholarships, purchase badly needed..."

May 10, 2002 Features Feature by Anne Harris

Kiss Triple Feature
"...KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, Detroit Rock City, and a live performance by Texas’..."

Nov. 4, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Water Principle
Director Ken Webster's production of 'The Water Principle' seems as much at cross-purposes with the quirky, strange script as its characters are with one another
"...Hyde Park Theatre, through July 2..."

June 24, 2005 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Jordan Peele has met the enemy, and they is Us
"...resort city after a bizarre childhood trip to an amusement park. Still, she puts them aside to spend some..."

March 22, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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