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News Ticker: April 24
All the news that's fit to blog
", Anderson High School was evacuated due to a bomb threat...."

April 24, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

News Ticker: April 11
All the news that's fit to blog
"...Texas is stepping up campus security after a non-credible bomb threat was called in yesterday...."

April 11, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Dark Skies
Aliens mess with a suburban family's peace of mind in this unsettling, slow-burn thriller.
"...For sheer Hitchcockian overtones, several flocks of birds simultaneously dive-bomb the Barrett home in a spontaneous act of mass..."

March 1, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Celeste & Jesse Forever
This romantic comedy starring Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg is far funnier than you’d expect a film about a tortuous split to be – and more deft.
"...hapless, hurting Jesse – and co-writer McCormack, as a truth-bomb-dropping pot dealer named Skillz. But it’s Jones who owns..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A Thing Called Divine Fits
Spoon man Britt Daniel develops Divine Fits
"...Divine Fits, the duo's new band with New Bomb Turks drummer Sam Brown, was announced in May, weeks..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Crawl No. 2
Shangri-La, Violet Crown, Rio Rita's, the Brixton, Liberty, the White Horse
"...enjoyed the live music while waiting in line for Bomb Tacos. An IV of that trailer's habanero onion sauce..."

Aug. 10, 2012 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Marvel's The Avengers
Excelsior! This Marvel adventure knocks it out of the universe.
"...Hulk, and while he lacks the same kind of time-bomb intensity Edward Norton brought to the role in 2008,..."

May 4, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Film Ratings' Logic Is Stupid and Irritating
"...the descriptions you have for your movie ratings (a bomb to five stars). You describe a five-star movie "As..."

Jan. 30, 2012 Postmarks

The Divide
This is an apocalyptic narrative about a group of people holed up in a bomb shelter who are under attack from biohazard baddies.
"...of apartment dwellers finds a semi-safe haven in the bomb-shelter basement of their building. Lorded over by former FDNY..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Darkest Hour
Five young people lead the advance against an alien attack in Moscow.
"...which posited the chillingly believable results of a dirty bomb exploding in contemporary Los Angeles. That film succeeded in..."

Dec. 30, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Voyeur Discretion Advised
Hot town, smut in the city
"...Texas journalism student who also pens the sex-themed blog F*Bomb at, has already programmed Steven Sayadian's 1982 freak-a-leek..."

June 24, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Kill the Irishman
The life of Danny Greene, an Irish mobster in Cleveland during the Sixties and Seventies, is recounted in this film.
"...Cleveland became nationally infamous when the city experienced 36 bomb explosions. Many targeted Greene, although he escaped every time,..."

April 15, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

News of the Day: 11/19/10
Welcome to our collection of news stories
"...Rock schools were evacuated because of a very distant bomb threat...."

Nov. 19, 2010 News Post by Eric Pickhartz

Austin Film Festival Announces Juried Competition Awards
UT alums came up big at Saturday's awards ceremony
"...Best Documentary Feature: Louder Than a Bomb (Directors: Greg Jacobs, Jon Siskel)..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

AFF: Awards
A comedy with TX ties takes Best Narrative Feature
"...Cruel. Best Documentary Feature went to Louder Than a Bomb, which chronicles a high school slam poetry competition in..."

Oct. 23, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Never Let Me Go
The children in this story are born into a system that values them for their disposable body parts, not their discrete personalities.
"...less finesse: Here, that fact is dropped like a bomb (hence American critics, with their native rebellious streak, crying..."

Oct. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

3...2...1... GLITTER!
Austin bloggers come out queer for QueerBomb.
"...It's buzzing. It's ripe for explosion. It's orgasming for QueerBomb...."

June 4, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Frank J. Rivera

Mondo Mink
Mink Stole on life with John Waters and death in the new horror-comedy All About Evil
"...spectacularly seedy death struggle with the ample, cross-dressed, coprophagous charm-bomb Divine for the title of "filthiest people alive" –..."

May 14, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Gay Place
A boo! A bounce! And a bomb!
"...for the lobbing of a new, proud tradition: Queer Bomb. Miss Rebecca Havemeyer took to the mic with an..."

May 14, 2010 Column by Kate X Messer

The Runaways
"...Dakota Fanning's ass-kicking inhabitation of "Cherry Bomb" on the soundtrack to The Runaways matches her and..."

May 14, 2010 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

The Little Traitor
Set in the British Mandate of Palestine in the summer of 1947, The Little Traitor stars Alfred Molina and tells its story through the eyes of a young innocent.
"...sequence that has Proffy and his pals making a nail-bomb IED with which to attack British troops. None of..."

April 30, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Teenage Kicks
Writer/director Floria Sigismondi on capturing the Runaways
"...a riveting spectacle of raw girl power, and "Cherry Bomb." That Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, Lita Ford, Sandy West,..."

March 19, 2010 Screens Feature by Cindy Widner

Corsets and Chain Saws
Cherie Currie's world and welcome to it
"...corset, stockings, and heels she wore to sing "Cherry Bomb": "Kim Fowley didn't come up with that, I did,"..."

March 19, 2010 Screens Feature by Cindy Widner

Muhammad Was a Punk Rocker
How a fictional music genre blossomed into a real movement
"...respect for Michael's book or the Kominas singing 'Suicide Bomb the Gap' or 'Sharia Law in the USA.' Because..."

March 12, 2010 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Earth Days
Directed with a flawless eye and judicious craft, this documentary is an informative and nonpolemic look at the birth of the modern environmental movement.
"...biologist Paul R. Ehrlich, whose 1968 book The Population Bomb blew the lid off of the pre-existing (and apparently..."

Oct. 30, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

After a Fashion
In between TV marathons, Stephen Skip-Bos to his Lou all over town at the functions he can still make it to
" The Sound of Music. It was a big bomb. A big stink bomb, as a matter of fact...."

Sept. 11, 2009 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Halloween II
Rob Zombie's sequel to his 2007 remake of the original Halloween features Michael Myers coming back to town to wrap up some family business.
"...that, it's horrific like the aftermath of a suicide bombing instead of terrifying like the bomb beneath the table..."

Sept. 4, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Girl From Monaco
This French film is equal parts sex farce, Mai-Decembre romance, middle-aged white male fantasy, and wannabe Hitchockian intrigue.
" By the time the third act's 180-degree plot bomb finally blows up in everybody's face, you feel as..."

July 10, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Terminator Salvation
Despite a couple of good action sequences, Terminator Salvation is loud, talky, and entirely lacking any sort of soul or sense of good old summer-matinee fun.
"...the film's tie-in with the venerable 7-Eleven summertime sugar bomb – in advance of taking your seat. There's a..."

May 22, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Page Two: Long Days of Journeys Into Nights
In quest of a simple metaphor
"...his pockets for a match. An anarchist tosses a bomb at the parade; it lands next to Keaton. His..."

April 17, 2009 Column by Louis Black

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