Archive for August 17th, 2018

Review: MILE 22

By Laurie Coker Rating: D+ Mark Wahlberg looks great, but his latest film, Mile 22 is little more than action, death, and mayhem held together by a thin transparent string of a story. Peter Berg, the director of Lone Survivor, helms this violent, sometimes intense fiasco. Wahlberg does his thing, but it simply isn’t enough. […]

Review: ALPHA

By Mark Saldana  Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) With gorgeous visuals and beautiful and poignant beats, Albert Hughes’s sentimental film, which offers a fictionalized depiction of humanity’s first relationship with dogs, is sure to become a moderate crowd-pleaser.  Though the movie does have its magical moments, it does run a little too long by […]

Austin EVENTS: Annual Pecan Street Festival

The Pecan Street Festival, celebrated on 6th Street, is one of the longest running events in Austin. A blend of live music, arts & crafts sales, and carnival activities, this eclectic event offers food, frivolity, and fun! 6th Street is blocked off from Congress to IH35. Bring plenty of sunblock to this pet and kid-friendly […]

Review: MILE 22

By Mark Saldana  Rating: 2 (Out of 4 Stars) Poor writing/character development, messy editing and inexplicable acting choices plague what is sometimes a grtipping and intense action-thriller by director Peter Berg.  Berg, who works with Indonesian actor/stuntman/ fight choreographer Iko Uwais, manages to create and capture some amazing action sequences of visceral violence, but just […]