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This Week on The Austin Chronicle Show: Remembering Molly Ivins
Plus, how to negotiate dining out with kids
"...Texas journalist Molly Ivins, subject of the new documentary Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins. Plus,..."

Aug. 30, 2019 News Post by Kimberley Jones

Little Woods
Tessa Thompson takes all the tough choices in a grimy tale of downtrodden life
"...border. But she also has only one week to raise enough money to keep the bank from foreclosing on..."

April 19, 2019 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Amplify Austin Day Makes Some Noise for Local Nonprofits
Food-, music-, children-, and pet-based nonprofits need your help!
"...I Live Here I Give Here and aims to raise money for nonprofit organizations working within the community to..."

Feb. 27, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

The Kid Who Would Be King
The Arthurian myth retold as an entertaining allegory for the hope of youth
"...has four days to unpack the secrets of Excalibur, raise an army, and wage a war against Morgana’s army..."

Jan. 25, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Mary Poppins Returns
The perfect nanny returns, the same as last time
"...a recently widowed clerk with three young children to raise, while a cheerier Jane Banks (Mortimer) is a single..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Tea With the Dames
Share a cuppa with the great British ladies of the screen
"...teapot of Earl Grey to a bottle of bubbly. Raise a glass and make a toast to these gals,..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

On Her Shoulders
A refugee's quiet advocacy is a tale of true heroism
"...her voice as an activist who worked tirelessly to raise public awareness for the plight of the Yazidi people...."

Nov. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Never Goin' Back
Augustine Frizell ingeniously revamps the stoner buddy comedy
"...into some escapades in suburban Dallas while trying to raise enough money to get away for a beach vacation..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
Forget that horrible live-action trailer – here's your real Teen Titans
"...course, they can find their very own arch-nemesis to raise their profile: a villain in the form of the..."

July 27, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Charming, old-fashioned true story of one brave pupper.
"...will be charmed by this perky pup who could raise a front paw to salute on cue, a trick..."

April 13, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The House
They say the house always wins, but sometimes ...
"...parents who open an underground casino in order to raise money to pay for their daughter’s college tuition. Automatically,..."

July 7, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Blair Witch
Stay out of the (noisy) woods
"...the film’s terrific, minimal score, does his damnedest to raise goose bumps, but even a team as talented as..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Grandma
Lily Tomlin leads a dynamic cast down roads less traveled
"...Elle’s old jalopy as grandmother and granddaughter try to raise the needed cash. A lot of ground is covered..."

Sept. 11, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Pride
In this inspirational true story, striking Welsh miners and the local LGBT community find common bonds.
"...Mark (Schnetzner), a group which in turn attempts to raise money among their own London community in order to..."

Oct. 10, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

The Raid 2
This breathtaker is a relentless wall of action filmmaking that sets a new, bloody standard.
"...pulling a punch. The Raid 2 doesn’t so much raise the bar for action filmmaking as it pummels that..."

April 11, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Instructions Not Included
In this Mexican film, a man who's raised an abandoned child for six years is confronted by the birth mother who suddenly wants the girl back.
"...Earning a lucrative income as a single parent, he raises Maggie (Peralta), his daughter. They live in a childlike..."

Sept. 6, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Texas Chainsaw
Decades after the original, this story about the deranged, backwoods cannibal with a power tool still has legs – and extra 3-D torque.
"...a married mob couple scoop up the child and raise her as their own. Twenty years later (never mind..."

Jan. 11, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
There's just too much everything in this chop-socky actioner by Tsui Hark.
"...epic dust storms and enough old-school wuxia fisticuffs to raise Ol' Dirty Bastard from the dead...."

Sept. 14, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Wrath of the Titans
The Greek gods of antiquity must be angry: this sequel is merely loud and uninspired.
"...up as Kraken-slaying, demigod widower Perseus (Worthington) attempts to raise his tweenage son Helius (Bell) in the time-honored (and..."

March 30, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Three Musketeers
Did we miss the memo asking for the umpteenth retelling of the Alexandre Dumas classic?
"...documents. That carelessness, that churlishness, doesn't so much as raise an eyebrow; I mention it here only to highlight..."

Oct. 28, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Thunder Soul
Thunder Soul tells the story of the Kashmere Stage Band, and before the film is through this high school band you’ve never heard of will have earned a top spot on your personal hit parade.
"...right who stayed in Houston to teach school and raise a family with his beloved wife. His expectations of..."

Sept. 30, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

TDH: 8/29/11
City Manager's silent raise raises questions
"...If the City Council approves a raise for the City Manager and no one hears it,..."

Aug. 29, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Bad Teacher
Cameron Diaz productively sidesteps her good-times-gal image to play this human cancer who lays waste to everyone who gets in her way.
"...a bad feminist; post-breakup, her plan B is to raise enough cash to buy bigger tits – the better..."

July 1, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Mars Needs Moms
Based on a children's book by Berkely Breathed, this animated film looks good but lacks emotion.
"...quality that seems totally lacking in the nannybots that raise the Martian hatchlings. So the aliens scour Earth for..."

March 11, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Company Men
Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, and Kevin Costner star in this drama about what happens to company men after they part company with the company.
"...Yes, these former company men sigh a lot, occasionally raise their voices, get drunk and throw rocks at corporate..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Life as We Know It
It's Two Singletons and a Baby, starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel.
"...a while, which, considering the competition, is very faint praise. Life as We Know It indulges in wish fulfillment..."

Oct. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

La Mission
Benjamin Bratt plays a reformed convict and recovering alcoholic in this film written and directed by his brother Peter Bratt.
"...home. Just as it sometimes takes a village to raise a child, it also can take a community to..."

May 14, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

De Dana Dan
In this Bollywood comedy, two men come up with a dognapping plan in order to raise money quickly to satisfy their rich girlfriends.
"...come up with a dognapping plan in order to raise money quickly so they can satisfy their rich girlfriends...."

Nov. 27, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Year One
Jack Black and Michael Cera are comic wanderers through the biblical era.
"...The only people who should be peeved enough to raise hell about Year One are the viewers who had..."

June 26, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Carona Says Filibuster About Process, Not Vengeance
Watson blasts local-option opponents as "bumper-sticker arguments"
"...metropolitan areas the option to vote on whether to raise gasoline taxes in their localities to fund transportation projects..."

May 31, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

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