So you forgot to make a reservation for Valentine's Day. Don't panic. There may be some spots left, but we've got a better idea. Lots of places are extending their romantic dinners all weekend or offering alternative activities. We're here to help -- you'll have such a good time, your significant ot ... More >>
The ladies of Gut Check are a bit miffed about this whole "breastaurant" thing. Readers may suspect it's because we are offended by the subjugation of women by the corporate man, or that our scantily clad sisters somehow insult our feminine mystique. Not so! While our feminist pride roars as loud as ... More >>
[Editor's note: Space constraints kept the prose version of our interview with Marilyn Manson out of the print edition, but here you can read the stuff that was left on the cutting room floor. Point your mouse here for the Q & A version in the paper this week.] Once, there was a subculture of peop ... More >>
Has anyone noticed that Johnny Depp is a musician now? Wait, has everyone but me noticed that Johnny Depp has been a musician...always? I mean, aside from his singing in movies that I slept through because I thought it'd be funny to get drunk beforehand. Maybe this is just news to me. See Also: - ... More >>
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have a knack for regurgitating pop culture through an offbeat filter that's entirely their own. And more often than not, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!'s nonsense is deeply, profoundly hilarious. Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie on the other hand, while ce ... More >>
Great. We've got another actor who thinks he can sing on our hands. At least Jim Carrey's sticking to karaoke bars for his awkward warbling of Radiohead's "Creep" and Smashing Pumpkins' "Bullet With Butterfly Wings", instead of taking the Gwyneth Paltrow route of bringing awkward warbling t ... More >>
Proof of No. 3 on this listMadonna means many things to pop culture, and many of them are awesome. The problem: Some are life-sucking voids of horror. The list below documents the parts of her legacy -- strange, fleshy and unfathomable -- that involve ruining things with such subtle ferocity ... More >>
A new documentary about the Doors -- titled: When You're Strange: A Film About the Doors -- is out now in select theaters. Narrated by Johnny Depp, the film doesn't yet have a St. Louis opening date. However, original members Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek -- seriously, that's how they're billed -- ... More >>
Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons Show: Public Enemies, director Michael Mann's latest cinematic man-crush on tight-lipped inscrutability and sparklingly pretty violence played out against the backdrop of the Great Depression.Food: Chinese food, courtesy of Wei Hong Bakery and Restaurant: crab ra ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, January 20. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
It's time to throw Jack Sparrow overboard.
The stage show lacks the heart of Tim Burton's original.
Week of December 7, 2006
Week of October 19, 2006
Mark Bluestein and Jason Harris hope to turn St. Louis cinema buffs on to their irreverent talk show
The Pirates are back, and they’re out to ransack your wallet.
A round-up of summer's surefire hits (and definite duds)
Week of March 9, 2006
The Libertine's protagonist is a boor you can't ignore
Week of November 23, 2005
Will magician extraordinaire Keith Jozsef summon Jack the Ripper? Find out this weekend!
Tim Burton is dead-on in the darkly delightful Corpse Bride
Thanks to Depp and Burton, Willy Wonka just got weirder
In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, 05 may be a pleasant surprise.
Jim Jarmusch at his most subtle
Howard Hughes gets what he wants, in this case a fun and loving biopic
Week of November 24, 2004
Get your groove on at this year's St. Louis International Film Festival
Week of July 21, 2004
Week of March 10, 2004
Comic artists bring it
Content, but still funny
Week of November 26, 2003
In Once Upon a Time in Mexico, the outlaw Johnny Depp saves the day
In the slick and handsome Pirates of the Caribbean, more is somehow less
Week of July 24, 2002
With Episode II, George Lucas tries to reclaim his lost glory
The Man Who Cried doesn't engender much sympathy
In Ted Demme's Blow, Johnny Depp summons an American snowstorm
Co-written and directed by Roman Polanski
(Inspired by the Martell Cognac Billboard Slogan "Beaucoup de Cool")
Directed by Tim Burton