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The Scorpion King
"...claim to The Mummy franchise and this, its first spinoff. With his oddly chiseled mug and penchant for the..."

April 19, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

TV Eye
Does KLBJ's new TV ad using bare-backed women as billboards upset TV Eye's Belinda Acosta? Not as much as those warm and fuzzy pharmaceutical ads that prey on hypochondria and insult women.
"...my help. Since I had expressed offense at a No Nonsense commercial -- even going so far as to..."

March 9, 2001 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Reissues
Los Zafiros
"...Bossa Cubana (World Circuit/Nonesuch)..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Music Feature

The War at Home
"...to a small, powerfully affecting film, partly because they're not sure how to market it and partly because other,..."

May 16, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Phenomenon
"...Forest Whitaker and Robert Duvall. As popular entertainment goes, Phenomenon is a “no-brainer.” It tells the story of what..."

July 12, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Untamed Heart
"...Starring: Christian Slater, Marisa Tomei and Rosie Perez. You know what occurs when bad movies happen to good people?..."

Feb. 19, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

House Party 2
"...the Hudlin brothers who created the original House Party. Not a bad idea, these two previously worked on Krush..."

Nov. 1, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

The Broken Hearts Gallery
Clumsy meet-cute should have looked at the best friends instead
"...the same conversation as other polarizing, force-of-personality characters like Juno and Hannah Horvath – but as a contrasting example..."

Sept. 11, 2020 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Office Christmas Party
Workplace comedy lacks the laughs
"...Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T.J. Miller, Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinnon, Courtney B. Vance, Jillian Bell, Rob Corddry, Vanessa Bayer,..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Accountant
Math, mayhem, and murder abound in this somewhat confusing thriller
"...Directed by: Gavin O’Connor. Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal,..."

Oct. 14, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Great Invisible
Doc looks at the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the lives of residents in the Gulf area.
"...Jury Award at SXSW 2014), even when British Petroleum announced the creation of a $20 billion disaster victim fund..."

Dec. 12, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Muppets Most Wanted
This re-energized franchise has found its second wind: The Muppets' eighth movie proves that eight is not enough.
"...eighth film to date. By every indication, eight is not enough. This re-energized franchise has found its second wind,..."

March 21, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Captain Phillips
Tom Hanks is at his best in this multidimensional thriller that grabs real life by the throat.
"...the US. government, which determined that the American hostage not be taken ashore to Somalia. The characters are largely..."

Oct. 11, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Rampart
Woody Harrelson reunites with the director of The Messenger to create this portrait of a very dirty cop.
"...The Nineties were not a good decade for the Los Angeles Police Department..."

Feb. 24, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Secretariat
Saddle up for some old-fashioned inspirational movie entertainment with Diane Lane in the lead as the owner of the famed Triple Crown winner.
"...Dalton Thompson, James Cromwell, Scott Glenn, Amanda Michalka, Kevin Connolly and Eric Lange. Saddle up for some old-fashioned inspirational..."

Oct. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Mighty Heart
Based on the true events surrounding journalist Danny Pearl’s kidnapping and murder in Pakistan, this drama by Michael Winterbottom and starring Angelina Jolie is more aloof than melodramatic.
"...like that: We see Pearl’s pregnant wife, Mariane (Jolie), not as a suffering saint but a journalist hungry for..."

June 22, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Away From Her
Based on a short story by Alice Munro and confidently directed by actress-turned-director Sarah Polley, this drama starring the stunning-as-ever Julie Christie is a penetrating story about love's mysteries.
"...– surely one of the year's best – could not be more perfect. Always a pleasure, the former It..."

May 18, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Underworld: Evolution
This tale of the ongoing hostilities between vampires and werewolves is pockmarked by the discordant likes of Puscifer and Slipknot.
"...Morrissey, of Blood For Dracula, that is – and note that horrific set-pieces gain less than nothing when overlaid..."

Jan. 27, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

KKK Takes Spotlight Away From Other Prop. 2 Backers
Fundamentalists are shocked that Klan agrees with them
"...Klan, telling the Houston Chronicle that he had "absolutely nothing to do with" the group's appearance in Austin. Gov...."

Nov. 4, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Group Says Prop. 2 Could Make Straight Marriage Illegal
And the Klan supports it, too!
"...Save Texas Marriage – a blood relative of the No Nonsense in November campaign – has mounted a full-on..."

Oct. 28, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Mr. 3000
This Bernie Mac baseball flick is standard genre fare.
"...Mac, Angela Bassett, Michael Rispoli, Brian J. White, Paul Sorvino, Chris Noth and Evan Jones. After his 3,000th base..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Detroit 9000
Blaxploitation classic re-released in 1999 by Quentin Tarantino's Rolling Thunder distribution company.
"...there's a jive-ass honky mofo in my soup. Quentin Tarantino's Rolling Thunder distribution group unleashes on the world yet..."

July 23, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Exhibitionism
New Paintings By Sarah Higdon: Nonsense and Sensibility
"...separate reality." Um, okay. I'll buy that. At least now the 40 or so paintings that make up "New..."

April 23, 1999 Arts Review

Cookie's Fortune
This honeysuckle-flavored comedy scripted by Anne Rapp is as sweet and refreshing as anything Altman's ever done.
"...niece to this tragedy is to eat the suicide note. As in any Altman movie, the cast has a..."

April 16, 1999 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Lost in Space
"...camper and head out for a 10-year jaunt to another galaxy, just look the old man in the eye..."

April 10, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Copycat
"...about a serial killer, but it's too gimmicky to knock you on your ass; you may marvel at some..."

Oct. 27, 1995 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Smoke
"...and lingers a while in your bloodstream. It's certainly not harmful to your system but like those darned cigarettes,..."

June 30, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dead Again
"...Hopelessly muddled but doggedly entertaining, Dead Again resurrects film noir as a supernatural thriller in which the Big Sleep..."

Aug. 30, 1991 Movie Review by Steve Davis

'The NFL Beat': Week Two
Back to the grind
"...There is no time for lengthy introductions or the exchange of half-assed..."

Sept. 15, 2012 Sports Post by Alex Dunlap

Letters at 3AM: Miss Beaufort
'If you're to be a writer, you must write every day,' said Miss Beaufort
"...because everybody does, but she never spoke of it. Not one reminiscence in the three years I worked beside..."

May 6, 2011 Column by Michael Ventura

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