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Frida Kahlo: A Ribbon Around a Bomb

Jan. 31, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

What Made Him Do It?
Weeks-long bomb scare ends Wednesday with few answers
"...Conditt, believed to have been responsible for the multiple bombs that have terrorized much of Central Texas...."

March 23, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Into the Heart
U2 drops the 'Atomic Bomb'
"...they've released another album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb...."

Nov. 26, 2004 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

The Hurt Locker
An elite bomb-dismantling squad in Iraq tread the fine line between keeping themselves alive and coming back for another adrenaline rush.
"...The Widowmaker – with this story of an elite bomb-dismantling squad winding down a tour of duty in Iraq..."

July 10, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Love During Wartime
You! I want to bomb you with the Gay Bomb. Let's start a war!
"...Today the G-bomb hit the office cooler. The G-bomb, as in the..."

June 12, 2007 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Blast From the Past
"...Calvin Webber learned to stop worrying and love the bomb shelter. Ex Cal Tech professor Calvin Webber (Walken) made..."

Feb. 12, 1999 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

In the Land of Blood and Honey
Angelina Jolie steps behind the camera to helm this picture she also wrote, which focuses on the emotional fallout of the Bosnian War.
"...(Goran Kostic) – ends in a shattering manner: A bomb goes off and abruptly cuts in on their dance..."

Feb. 24, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Source Code
These strangers on a train are players in a gripping science fiction roundelay.
" of 24's more imaginative episodes. There's a terrorist bomb of some kind planted on a Chicago commuter train,..."

April 1, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Here's an idea that hasn't been tried in a few years: Turn a Saturday Night Live skit into a feature film.
"...his coolness under pressure; MacGruber's attempts to dismantle ticking bombs were always comically derailed by such personal crises as..."

May 28, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Every Step They Take
Kathryn Bigelow dramatizes the dangerous business of bomb detonation in The Hurt Locker
" their faces at any moment. They are the bomb techs, the guys in the elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal..."

March 13, 2009 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

8 Mile
Eminen's semi-autobiographical story of a young, white rapper on the rise in Detroit has a soft-focus Hollywood tint.
"...Phifer, Michael Shannon and Chloe Greenfield. It's not the bomb, but neither is it a bomb, if you get..."

Nov. 8, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...Sheryl Lee Ralph, Timothy Hutton and Kevin Pollack. To bomb or not to bomb? That's the loaded question in..."

April 21, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Wax, Or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees
"...his birth home in Garden of Eden, Kansas; the bomb site of the first nuclear explosion, which occurred on..."

July 16, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Rhapsody in August
"...attitude toward the Americans in this film about the post-bomb generation in Japan. Kurosawa uses three generations -- four..."

March 27, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

The Rhythm Section
Blake Lively doesn't live up to her name in this flat spy romp
"...the plane crash was actually the result of a bomb placed by vaguely described “radical Islamics,” two words that..."

Jan. 31, 2020 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

In the Fade
Revenge, German immigration, and neo-Nazis clash
" their son, both of whom perish in a bomb attack at the start of the film. There is..."

Jan. 26, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Fun and Games With Stratfor
APD and DPS collaborated with private 'geopolitical intelligence firm'
"...of the week was the Austin Police Department (APD) Bomb Squad 'special' training session for Stratfor staff. A six-man..."

March 7, 2014 News Feature by John Anderson

The Runaways
A grittily femme perspective governs this otherwise conventional music saga about the Runaways, America's first all-girl rock band.
"...California doll parts stitched together to form a melancholy femme-bomb just waiting to blow. Shannon's Fowley is a seriously..."

March 19, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fame: Some stories live forever. It's more or less the same story as before, just a different generation.
"...Step and Stomp. For me, for a movie to bomb, there has to be bad will there, some kind..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Tom Cruise seems somewhat out of place as a German officer in this thriller about the attempt on Adolf Hitler's life in July 1944.
"...of a handful of officers who together plan a suitcase-bomb attack to be carried out at the Wolf's Lair..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The sci-fi reunion of Danny Boyle and Cillian Murphy (28 Days Later) is never less than beautiful but has a profoundly implausible plot turn that cheapens the sentiment.
"...follows “eight astronauts strapped to the back of a bomb” en route to the sun, which is dying prematurely..."

July 27, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

This is the original and uncut version of the 1954 Japanese monster picture.
" it did a slight nine years after the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, is the director’s metaphorical take..."

July 23, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Sum of All Fears
Tom Clancy's CIA agent Jack Ryan makes his fourth film appearance in this thriller.
"...a plot by unknown forces to build a renegade bomb and ship it to the U.S. But whether it's..."

May 31, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...selected to work on the creation of the atomic bomb. Already inseparable, the two struggle to put the disease..."

Oct. 4, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Point Austin: Another War for Sale
NPR covers 'Iran and the Bomb' – from A to B
"...on a weeklong reportorial review of "Iran and the Bomb" – that is, the U.S. efforts to prevent the..."

Aug. 28, 2009 News Column by Michael King

American Pastoral
Philip Roth's beloved book hits the screen
"...“bring the war home” by way of a homemade bomb...."

Nov. 11, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Luv Doc: How Clever You Are
Where everyone gets their three minutes to bomb
" mic where everyone gets their three minutes to bomb. In fact, I imagine right now that the few..."

Oct. 14, 2016 Column by The Luv Doc

The Angry Birds Movie
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a game! It's a movie!
"...Nestled uncomfortably alongside fellow bellowers Chuck (Gad), the explosive Bomb (McBride), and Penn’s aforementioned Terence, this trio of malcontents..."

May 20, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Brick Mansions
In one of his last roles, Paul Walker stars in this American remake of Luc Besson's actioner District B13.
"...ruled by ruthless criminals – to detonate a neutron bomb stolen by a drug lord against whom both men..."

May 2, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Attack
When the wife of an assimilated Arab in Israel is identified a suicide bomber, the unwitting husband questions both his marriage and hiss Palestinian identity.
" the gathering. Shortly after the ceremony, a terrorist bomb goes off in in the city, killing 17 people,..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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