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More Than a Game
Before joining the NBA, LeBron James was a high school star who climbed the heights with a core of teammates, all of whom are documented here.
"...Belman, another Akron native, weaves together personal reflections, old game footage, and family photos to create a portrait of..."

Oct. 23, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fair Game
The performances of Sean Penn and Naomi Watts make this film rendition of the Valerie Plame affair a study in acting.
"...wife, Valerie Plame, a covert CIA field operative, Fair Game would have all the gripping suspense of an Urdu..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dillinger Escape Plan tore through Emo's East proving no stage is safe from their insane show.
Chrontourager checks out Dillinger Escape Plan at Emo's East 10/26/11
"...Dillinger Escape Plan is not for the timid. In fact, every..."

Oct. 27, 2011 Chron Events Post by Andrew Miller

The SXSW Game of Thrones Blood Drive Is More Fun Than the Red Wedding
Bleed for the Throne jump-starts nation's largest promo blood drive
"...gone all-out to promote the final bloody season of Game of Thrones. Partnering with the American Red Cross, the..."

March 8, 2019 SXSW Post by Jenny Nulf

A Whole New Game
A strange trip through the online world of the most popular role-playing games of last summer : Diablo II, Deus Ex, and Vampire: The Masquerade Redemption
", sampling some of the most popular role playing games (RPGs) released this past summer, I happened upon a..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Screens Feature by Marcel Meyer

The Mystic Western Game Jam Looks to the Stars
Local game collective Juegos Rancheros needs you to pick your favorite
"...should come as no surprise that creators of video games should find ample inspiration in the mythical West that..."

July 5, 2016 Screens Post by Tucker Whatley

Coffee Table Books That Depict and Provide Escape From
" table books, though; they offer such a rich escape and they end up displayed like inert trophies...."

Dec. 18, 1998 Books Feature by Clay Smith

It's All in the Game
"...the below top-selling PC titles as life jackets to escape the sinking ship, S.S. Reality. Can you blame them?..."

Dec. 18, 1998 Screens Feature by Marcel Meyer

Aggies Escape Oxford
Johnny Manziel shines as Texas A&M outlasts Ole Miss
"...The game began, as it often has during the Kevin Sumlin..."

Oct. 14, 2013 Sports Post by Rod Machen

Musings From the Mezzanine, Second Half:
Spurs vs. Suns, Game 3
" if only he bothered showing up for away games. At the end of the third quarter: Spurs 80,..."

May 13, 2007 Sports Post by Dave Mann

Council: Escape From City Hall!
Members navigate homestead exemption politics en route to vacation
"...the state, to support the development and expansion of vid­eo-game production firm Certain Affinity...."

July 1, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Appeals Court: Patterson Looking for Escape Hatch?
Justice's departure from court would tilt the political balance
"...running for the court has become an increasingly partisan game. Currently, the court is split evenly between Republican and..."

Oct. 16, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Great Escape
Chain Gangs! Cast Aways! Kung Fu! Chocolate! ... It's Time for the Holiday Film Previews
"...of the Kindertransport -- in which 10,000 Jewish children escaped the Holocaust when the Nazis commissioned a train to..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Snapshot: Project Panic
To celebrate the Chronicle’s July Crime Month, staff go sleuthing at Austin Panic Room’s newest escape game
"...the description for the hi-tech "End of the Line" escape room at Project Panic – the four-years-running Austin Panic..."

July 6, 2018 Arts Column by David Brendan Hall

Unlocking the Joys of Austin’s Puzzle Rooms
Escape rooms bring the solitary diversions to life
"...lead you to the key that allows you to escape...."

July 29, 2016 Arts Feature by Marc Majcher

Tron: Legacy
After touting this reboot for the past year, Disney has finally unleashed this immersive spectacle about man and machine.
"...spiffy, sexy, and frequently thrilling sequel to Disney's 1982 game-changer Tron. There is, however, a certain lack of connectivity..."

Dec. 17, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Friday Night Lights
H.G. Bissinger’s classic book about the secular religion of high school football was lovingly adapted for film prior to becoming a TV show.
"...horizon and offer few other avenues for accomplishment or escape. Friday Night Lights effectively keeps its attention focused on..."

Oct. 8, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Rescue Dawn
German arthouse director Werner Herzog tells the story of Navy air pilot and POW Dieter Dengler (Christian Bale) and proves that he is capable – like his characters – of almost anything.
"...loses pounds but never his cunning and impulse to escape. It would be easy to classify Rescue Dawn as..."

July 27, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Life During Wartime
Todd Solondz revisits the family from his film Happiness, but the characters are all played by different actors, and the result is no less disconcerting.
"...the jaundiced worldview is back on top of his game. (And, really, it does feel like some sort of..."

Aug. 20, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Johnny English
" a limp, post-Austin Powers riff on the spy game, he’s working from a script (by Neil Purvis, Robert..."

July 18, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

This Week's Waste of Time
We handicap the 600 playable games of Ludum Dare
"...weekend? What? You didn't make a fully functional video game during those 48 hours? Seems a waste when almost..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Screens Post by James Renovitch

The Spanish Prisoner
"...taken, he might have named this film House of Games. As it is, he named this new film The..."

May 1, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Other Side of Hope
Searching for a better tomorrow in Aki Kaurismäki's droll tale of immigrants and restaurants
"...grandiose dreams of betterment, but rather something more like escape from each one’s deadening present circumstances. Their stories are..."

Jan. 5, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Spring Breakers
In turns appealing and horrifying, those contrasts are at the heart of Harmony Korine’s latest outing.
"..."Pretend it’s a video game. Act like you’re in a movie or something,” says..."

March 22, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

DOA: Dead or Alive
Female fighters start out as enemies but strip down to their bikini tops to fight a common foe.
"...up with the idea of basing movies on video games. Otherwise there could be no possible cosmic justification for..."

June 22, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Fusillade No. 1 in Disney's presumed seven-film adaptation of C.S. Lewis' beloved children's tales is marred by dodgy CGI work and windy pacing.
"...sent by their mother to the English countryside to escape the German Blitz. There they encounter a magical wardrobe..."

Dec. 9, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Rev your engines: The first bike movie of the year is here.
"...a film that sometimes seems to be a video game on steroids. Debuting director Joseph Kahn, who arrives here..."

Jan. 16, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Soul in the Hole
"...legend Ed “Booger” Smith enters the mix, top-flight pickup games can be a thrilling blend of precision and recklessness..."

Nov. 21, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Local Kids Play Make Games
Middle-schoolers get honored for making video-games
"...I once tried to make a video-game. To put the entire experiment on a bumper sticker,..."

May 18, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

'Possession Arrow': Badgley->Razook
"...need now, after watching yet another nail-biter of a game from Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla. This time, the..."

Jan. 23, 2007 Sports Post by John Razook

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