Twenty-four years ago to today, Tom Waits scored a big victory for musicians. In the late '80s, snackfood company Frito-Lay had approached the theatrical, gravel-voiced singer-songwriter about using one of this tunes in a Doritos commercial. Waits said, "Hell, no," so Frito-Lay went ahead with the ... More >>
As video-on-demand continues to become the preferred route of distribution for a certain kind of independent film, much is being made of Nicolas Cage's willingness to slum for a paycheck, with recent examples including already-forgotten, small-screen-friendly items like Seeking Justice, Trespass, St ... More >>
You've seen 'em. You probably can't escape them. You may even have one of your own. The "Facebook Is 10" videos randomly compile moments from your online life into a sappy video montage in honor of the social network's tenth birthday. But when Chris Ward, 88.1 FM (KDHX) marketing and communicatio ... More >>
July's almost over, and as we enter the dog days of summer, it's time to pack up the kids and head on that great family road trip. As wonderful as it is to bond with one another over hours spent in the car, it's should be noted how more and more adults have been diagnosed as being Kidz Bop-intoleran ... More >>
Hey, who here remembers the year 2003? Yeah, I sure do too. It was a magical time for our great nation; Coldplay had yet to become the source of shame they would later, Mitsubishi commercials simultaneously aroused us, irritated us, and kind of made us want to buy our girlfriends pink Kangol hats. N ... More >>
Gareb Shamus was a colossus among men, founding Wizard Entertainment and turning it into the go-to source for news and views on collectables. For years he was on top of his fantastical world, running a company that produced widely-read publications such as Wizard Magazine and Toyfare Magazine. Yet ... More >>
Jason StoffEddie Vedder | Glen Hansard Fox Theatre July 1, 2011 Nobody tell Nic Cage, but Eddie Vedder's voice is basically a national treasure at this point. It's the voice that launched a thousand alt-rock vocalists, those of Creed and Fuel least notable on the list. And when it comes t ... More >>
Dustin Goy mugshot viaYou have to feel a little sorry for 32 year-old Dustin Goy. In 2007, at a bar in Crystal Lake, Illinois, Goy got into an argument with Anthony Carlsen. The pair stepped outside and Goy punched Carlsen just once, in the side of the head, knocking him out instantly. Carlsen fe ... More >>
Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.
Week of April 26, 2007
Ghost Rider will drive you up the wall.
Week of August 31, 2006
A toned-down Oliver Stone finds uplift in the rubble of the Twin Towers.
Week of July 26, 2006
Boy turns bug in redemptive kiddie-lit adaptation
A round-up of summer's surefire hits (and definite duds)
The St. Louis International Film Festival enters its second thought-provoking week
Week of October 26, 2005
The Weather Man's a comedy, but not that kind
Week of September 14, 2005
Lord of War unloads one of the year's best cinema moments
Elvis has found a new place to dwell. Lucky for us, that place is Blueberry Hill.
We've picked our favorites -- let the debates begin
Week of November 17, 2004
National Treasure makes one long for good Nic Cage movies...like Con Air
In Matchstick Men, a father meets his daughter and sets a paper moon ablaze
Kevin isn't the only thing Spacey in this overlong death-penalty drama
If being Charlie Kaufman is no fun, watching Charlie Kaufman is a real drag
WB11 and its girl-power anchor team are diving after a younger demographic. Will they belly-flop or win?
Week of June 12, 2002
Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.
If you didn't like this year's movies, you didn't look hard enough. The RFT's film critics weigh in on their faves of the year.
Exploitation cinema becomes art in E. Elias Merhige's Shadow of the Vampire
Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie
Directed by Brian De Palma
Directed by Martin Scorsese