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Silent Tongue
"...Jeri Arredondo and Tantoo Cardinal. In Sam Shepard's Silent Tongue, the late River Phoenix stars as Talbot Roe, a..."

June 17, 1994 Movie Review by Alvaro Rodriguez

'I Swallowed My Tongue'
"...consolitory rehabilitation … and yeah, dude, I swallowed my tongue...."

Oct. 27, 2009 Postmarks

Your Tongue Is Deceptive
"...8 ghettos recently built, and more to come. Your tongue is deceptive. Come by in August and check the..."

June 7, 2005 Postmarks

Carry On, My Wayward Tongue
Michael Erard on Um ...: Slips, Stumbles, and Verbal Blunders and What They Mean
"...AC: In fact, you ask sympathy for our wayward tongues...."

Sept. 14, 2007 Books Feature by Scott Blackwood

Tongue-in-Cheek Terror

Aug. 27, 1999 Music Feature by Ken Lieck

Porter Ale House Win Slips Away
Pub forgets to "dance with who brung 'em" on Best New Restaurant
"...House & Gastropub faced off against Miami's equally hot Tongue & Cheek in a battle of burgers and bar..."

Feb. 23, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

American Mary
The plastic surgery performed in this horror film gives real meaning to going under the knife.
"...a slasher film lies in its title. With deliciously tongue-in-cheek names like Chopping Mall and I Dismember Mama, you..."

May 31, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

King of Hearts
Tongue and Groove's stage adaptation of the anti-war cult film looks lovely but breezes by too quickly
"...and a ballerina in buttery yellow – is pure Tongue and Groove Theatre: charming in its simple theatricality. It..."

June 5, 2015 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Return to Clod-Cuckold-Land
Director David Yeakle revisits 'The Three Cuckolds,' the commedia classic that got his Tongue in Groove
"...Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? called the folks at Tongue and Groove Theatre himself to say that he was..."

Aug. 12, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Man Called Ove
A grumpy old man finds his heart
"...Inspector Javert. Short-tempered and confrontational, he unleashes his acid tongue on his scofflaw neighbors – and anyone else who..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Balls Out
College intramural football comedy features several SNL players
"...Rocky to Hoosiers to Dodgeball and back, with its tongue firmly in one type of cheek or the other..."

June 19, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

ABCs of Death 2
Let us count the ways this compilation of 26 short films gets its spook on.
"...The generally tongue-in-cheek tone is bookended by a fittingly violent storybook motif,..."

Oct. 31, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Mad genius TV writer Dan Harmon (Community) embarks on a 20-city tour taping his popular podcast in front of live audiences.
"...his black moods and shame spirals, that devastatingly sharp tongue, and a dizzying number of drinks poured. But Harmontown,..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Words and Pictures
The story is rather creaky, but who cares when the actors Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche are so sublime together?
" a “difficult” woman who comes with a barbed tongue and a failing body. One wonders if their pillow..."

June 6, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Computer Chess
Andrew Bujalski’s Austin-made film is a boldly original, black-and-white portrait of computer culture in the early Eighties.
"...In this film, Bujalski conducts a serious inquiry, with tongue planted firmly in cheek, into the nature of intelligence..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

We're the Millers
This Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis comedy shows some sweetly crude family values.
"...With its tongue firmly in cheek – as well as in someone’s..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Evil Dead
Fans of the original horror trilogy have nothing to fear from this gory new reworking.
"...lacks, which the original films had in spades, is tongue-in-cheek humor – despite the fact that Diablo Cody (Juno)..."

April 5, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

'Seven Wonders of the World (Plus One)'
Tongue and Groove Theatre revives an odd little show that's truly dreamy
"...One of those was a little offering from Tongue and Groove Theatre (which has, over the past 17..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Thousand Words
Eddie Murphy plays a truth-challenged literary agent who learns his lesson when a bizarre set of circumstances allow him to utter only 1,000 words before dying.
"...The idea of Murphy, that famously motormouthed actor, suddenly tongue-tied is not a punchy enough punch line to carry..."

March 16, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Coprophiliacs looking for a movie that really rings their chimes will be positively tintinnabulating from this arthouse horror number.
"...few days. Filmmaker Six seems to have his own tongue buried deep within his cheek as he infuses The..."

May 7, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Zombie Strippers
The filmmakers score an A+ for the title of this tongue-in-cheek horror film that stars porn star Jenna Jameson and horror fixture Robert Englund, even though its best special effects come courtesy of breast implants.
"...evoke a knowing laugh. It’s reflective of the movie’s tongue-in-cheek tone, which takes neither zombies nor strippers too seriously..."

April 18, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Even though this documentary about a choral group of lovable octogenarians whose perform songs by Sonic Youth and the Talking Heads sounds gimmicky, it is really about something to which we can all relate: our own mortality.
"...Gees’ "Stayin’ Alive" take on an altogether different (often tongue-in-cheek) meaning when sung by someone with gray hair and..."

April 18, 2008 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Like the video game that inspired this film, Hitman is a brain-dead pleasure bomb.
"...including its clichéd slo-mo ballistic ballets and Kurylenko's generous swallow-your-tongue, ooh-la-la-isms – is ripped off from its myriad genre..."

Nov. 23, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Grindhouse, which was filmed in Austin, raises the bar for movie showmanship and the theatregoing experience.
"...and “Death Proof” by Tarantino – a host of tongue-in-cheeky trailers by the likes of Rob Zombie, Edgar Wright,..."

April 6, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights
"...the constant references to underarm hair, jockstraps, butt cracks, tongue kissing, morning erections, wedgies, baldness, manure, snot, seizures, and..."

Dec. 6, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...have stripped the subtlety from the series, and its tongue-in-cheek spirit is now as obvious as Scooby's perpetually panting..."

June 14, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

" see the bit of business with Kylie Minogue's tongue. Random note: Director Kimble Rendall is better known stateside..."

April 27, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

"...of the current tech boom, instead of keeping its tongue firmly in cheek where it ought to be. “Information..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Little Vampire
" if the filmmakers were trying to create a tongue-in-cheek sense of the macabre along the lines of The..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

These Coliseum slavery capers earned a Best Picture Oscar.
"...Gladiator stems from a stoical Crowe and the wild-eyed, tongue-flicking Phoenix. Much press has been given to the film's..."

May 12, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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