Surfer Blood. Vampire Weekend. Imagine Dragons. Bowling for Soup. Slightly Stoopid. I've ignored every single one of these bands, for one reason and one reason alone: terrible band names. In this culture, we have so many things competing for our attention at all times that your brain naturally has a ... More >>
After more than five years of legal wrangling, art dealer Judy Goffman Cutler has won the right of ownership of a 1967 Norman Rockwell painting stolen from a St. Louis gallery way back in 1973. The 9th Court of U.S. Appeals ruled on Tuesday that the painting, Russian Schoolroom, is legally Goffma ... More >>
Deborah HylandWith the spate of recent comic book adaptations, it's not surprising to finally see a Tintin movie. The real surprise is how long it took. Christopher Reeve reestablished the Superman franchise in 1978; Spiderman swung across the screen in 2002. Even the uber-imperialist Phantom ... More >>
Hey, the Green Lantern's green! And so are avocados! Do you smell a marketing tie-in? And how many Subways will we spot in the movie?While not watching television the other day, Gut Check looked up in time to catch a glimpse of the new Subway commercial that gets all hot 'n' bothered about av ... More >>
Julian Schnabel sees only treacle in the story that inspired his Diving Bell.
Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.
The fantastical meets the political in this stunning for-adults-only fairy tale.
Week of December 28, 2006
Week of July 19, 2006
Poseidon's second voyage yields a brand-new disaster
American Dreamz' nation of idiots lands a little close to home
Week of December 22, 2005
Peter Jackson spares no expense for a Kong that's just too long
In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, 05 may be a pleasant surprise.
Unreal dons pleather for a BDSM gathering, shows up to the office naked and gets into the mind of chocolate thieves; plus, we want to know why the F we can't see Saving Private Ryan
Julianne Moore is memorable again in a movie that mostly isn't
Week of June 16, 2004
Week of April 23, 2003
Polanski returns to Poland
Week of December 25, 2002
Week of August 28, 2002
It's man vs. machinima when video games become, ahem, movies
Week of June 19, 2002
Big Bad Love spends two hours inside a writer's tortured mind
Week of March 20, 2002
Week of February 13, 2002
Cameron Crowe takes Jerry Maguire on a dizzy trip through dreamland
Donald Miller has (re)written one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
At the Gates, a gripping showdown is bungled by a love triangle
Brad and Julia get pistol-whipped by The Mexican
How the twist ending left M. Night Shyamalan twisting in the breeze
A 1997 road-rage incident that ended in tragedy drives a local man to pen a book on the phenomenon
The creators of Chicken Run find soul in a lump of clay
Co-written and directed by Todd Phillips