Metro Weekly

Film

  • Terror Tape

    Bad reception: Henderson Bad reception: Henderson      ''I hate television -- gives me headaches,'' grumbles 16-year-old Katie (Amber Tamblyn) to a friend in the opening...

  • Dragon Ire

    Why can't we be friends? Hopkins and Norton.      Red Dragon, the third film to feature Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, that oh-so-cultured and...

  • Cornpone

    The blahs and the greys: Witherspoon, Dempsey and Bergen You'd think the producers of a movie named after one of Lynyrd Skynyrd's most popular songs...

  • Problem Child

    Maid service: Sarandon. Igby Slocumb is a rebel with a cause. At 17, Igby is more than a handful, foul-mouthed and ill-behaved, the kind of...

  • Swimmer's Cramp

    All wet: Bradford.      You know that commercial where two girls wax idiotically about how good their yogurt is? Let's imagine for a moment they...

  • San Francisco Treat

    Glittering: Cockette Dusty Dawn (center). John Waters puts it best. ''They were the first kind of, like, bearded drag queens -- hippie, weird, freak drag...

  • Girl Trouble

    Adultry, anyone?: Aniston. There is a moment in The Good Girl involving blackberries that comes as a complete shock, in part because it depicts a...

  • Lustrously Independent

    The first shot of Luster, which plays this Friday, August 16 as part of the Reel Affirmations Xtra series, depicts a mass of artfully entwined...

  • Diesel Engine

    A star is shorn: Diesel      We have, I suppose, Steven Spielberg to thank for the recent booming career of Vin Diesel. Had the director...

  • Unsettling Signs

    Signs is not the movie you think it is. No matter what you think you may have gleaned from the film's previews (on television almost...

  • Infestation

    Taking a bite out of crime: Overton and big-ass spider.      A few weeks ago on the American Movie Classics cable network I caught a...

  • Freaks and Greeks

    In the annals of science fiction, our planet has been attacked by, among other things, Crab Monsters, Giant Leeches, Killer Tomatoes, Eye Creatures, Mushroom People,...

  • Mob Mentality

    Destined for Greatness: Hanks      “What subject did you like in school?” Michael Sullivan (Tom Hanks) asks his son, Michael, Jr. (Tyler Hoechlin). “Bible history,”...

  • Space Dud

         Misery loves company. How else to explain the multitudes who, over the five-day July 4th weekend, spend time and money (lots and lots of...

  • Minority Rules

    Future shock: Cruise Slowly but surely, Steven Spielberg has been growing up. Benevolent, wide-eyed wonderments that characterized such early works as Close Encounters...