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Dog Restaurant Week in Austin Brings Pups to the Patio
Treats for dogs and their humans, benefiting local nonprofits
"...22-28 – is a weeklong chance for humans and dogs to unite in their mutual appreciation of delicious nibbles..."

July 22, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

The Common Law
Dogs and nuisance issues (poop, leashes, and noise)
"..."I keep seeing folks walking their dogs around town without a leash. This seems dangerous to..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Column by Luke Ellis

The Upside
Remake of a true story of an unlikely friendship is the flattest version yet
"...white man about the pleasures of fast cars, hot dogs, and R&B music (although The Upside substitutes Aretha Franklin..."

Jan. 18, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Predator
The Predator needs an editor
"...right there, and I haven’t even mentioned the space dogs and some sort of Predator resistance back on the..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Pom Poko
"Lost" Studio Ghibli tale of raccoons in peril gets long-delayed release
"...The tanuki of the full title are Japanese raccoon dogs (just dubbed raccoons here), a woodland creature that looks..."

June 15, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Public Notice: Two Tales of One City
Land use commissions diverge; dogs
"...more vanilla lattes are good for everyone. Drink for Dogs..."

May 11, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Bad Samaritan
David Tennant plays Hannibal Lecter, which is less fun than it sounds.
"...Boyce), Bad Samaritan's protagonists are a pair of street dogs, Sean (Sheehan) and Derek (Olivero), who run the old..."

May 4, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

A Dog’s Purpose
Reincarnated dog film is full of cliches
"...as an actual dog, but lives as multiple actual dogs? Chalk it up to either irony or merely the..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Austin Film Festival Review: Canine Soldiers
The U.S. Army's bomb sniffer program explained but not explored
"...should suffer, but that's what the U.S. military's working dogs go through, as shown in 3-D documentary Canine Soldiers...."

Oct. 16, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Dogg’s Honest Truth About Beatle Barkers
“It’s terrible, but it’s a good gimmick.”
"...He lied like a dog. As part of the..."

July 21, 2015 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

Max
After sufferiong trauma in Afghanistan, a heroic dog is sent stateside
"...Max posits itself as a tribute to military service dogs and their handlers (the closing credits offer up a..."

July 3, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Narco Cultura
This documentary about the Mexican drug wars and their relationship to populist narcocorrido music becomes a fascinating study of the cultural cycle of violence.
"...in their own shotgunned skulls, and everywhere the feral dogs prowl, waiting for a bone...."

Dec. 6, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Safe Haven
Director Lasse Hallström can't find the pulse in this Nicholas Sparks sudser starring Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel.
"...Adding further frustration is the been-there, seen-that quality that dogs the film. Sure, Sparks is a known for recycling..."

Feb. 15, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Parental Guidance
The actors deserve credit for the professionalism they bring to this family comedy stinker.
"...TV. Their dated generational jokes about speaker phones, tofu dogs, and Facebook “pokes” are soon drowned out in a..."

Dec. 28, 2012 Movie Review by Leah Churner

Bite Into Fantastic Fest
Black-and-White Dogs, Monster-Themed Vodka Cocktails, and more
"...animated version of Frankenweenie, so the duo thought of dogs and monsters. Look for menu specials such as bacon-wrapped..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Darling Companion
Diane Keaton leads a wonderful cast in this so-so story about a lost dog and its unmoored people.
"...Dogs and spouses: Both make fine companions until they misbehave..."

May 18, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Even the Rain
Amid citizen unrest in Bolivia, a Spanish film crew attempts to mount a revisionist history of Christopher Columbus.
"...direct a foot chase with armored soldiers and frothing dogs. You could argue a slender connection between Werner Herzog’s..."

April 15, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Reefer Roundup 2/11/11
Your roundup of drug war news
"...APD bust, human handlers affecting the work of drug-scent dogs, a proposed bath salt ban, the DPS warns against..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Marmaduke
Owen Wilson gives voice to the Great Dane of the old single-panel comic about a big, dumb dog.
"...ascension, as performed by a pack of digitally manipulated dogs. Next...."

June 11, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Oceans
The makers of Winged Migration are behind this documentary about the creatures that live in the waters covering nearly two-thirds of the Earth's surface.
"...– and that sort of resistance to hard facts dogs the film. The camera may dive deep, but the..."

April 30, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Yellow Handkerchief
Based on an 800-word story by Pete Hamill, this small-scale relationship drama stars William Hurt, Kristen Stewart, Maria Bello, and Eddie Redmayne.
"...editor with a keener eye). That feeling of inattention dogs the film, which is rendered even clunkier by the..."

April 2, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Avatar
James Cameron's opus is thrilling, lovely, sad, and explosive in all the right ways.
"...with big-bang toys, crying havoc and letting slip the dogs of war, to be sure, but at its heart..."

Dec. 18, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fear(s) of the Dark
This French anthology of six short animated films, which are thematically linked by their dark tonalities and stirrings of dread, has greater appeal for animation buffs than horror hounds.
"...our deep-seated, primal fears: invasive insects, haunted houses, fierce dogs, mysterious disappearances, the amorphous existential nightmare. These stories won't..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Beverly Hills Chihuahua
It may be a family-friendly trifle, but it's nevertheless a silly, if guilty, pleasure to watch.

Oct. 10, 2008 Movie Review by Margaret Moser

FBI Investigating Deadly Drug Raid at Home of Maryland Mayor
Police admit they F-ed up in raid of mayor's home
"...which ended with the deaths of the mayor's two dogs...."

Aug. 8, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Queens
Spanish comedy about same-sex marriages and mothers-in-law.
"...stretches itself too thin, chasing rambling storylines about lost dogs and striking workers. The absence of genuine emotion or..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Cape of Good Hope
There's a sweet bent to this simple South African film about a multicultural group of employees at a Cape Town animal shelter who find both goodness and hope in their troubled lives.
"...(Brown), a commitment-phobic young woman who relates to the dogs in her shelter better than she does to men...."

Dec. 16, 2005 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The 40-Year-Old Virgin
A standout, a gross-out comedy that makes its audience go "awwww" as much as it goes "ewwww."
"...of summer – and Hollywood’s unleashed quite a few dogs this season – The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a standout,..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Chasing Liberty
A fictional president's daughter (Mandy Moore) skips out on her Secret Service minders (this doesn't remind us of any presidential daughters we know).
"...a button, has yet to overcome the earnestness that dogs her every acting endeavor, but she has a nice,..."

Jan. 9, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space
This new anime import marks a break with the Japanese traditions and invents a wholly original and kittenish appeal.
"...that 1) there’s a battle going on between the dogs and cats of the planet and 2) he would..."

Sept. 26, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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