Metro Weekly

Arts + Entertainment

  • Italian Ham

    A tedious, unimaginative thriller, The Recruit is about as tricky a trained seal on its deathbed Ham I Am: Pacino with Farrell. Is anyone else...

  • Soundwaves

    LIFE IN PLASTIC... Maybe you remember the warning label affixed to Aqua's 1997 debut album Aquarium (MCA), noting that the Danish quartet's biggest hit, ''Barbie...

  • Broad Comedy

    From Jacobean London to contemporary L.A., wild women wreak havoc and leave laughter in their wake The Newlywed Game: Robichaux and van Griethuysen (Photo by...

  • Death Trip

    Outrageous deaths and buckets of blood leave you laughing, not screaming, at Final Destination 2 Death comes a-calling:Cook and Larter There's a fine line between...

  • Spy Game

    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is punctuated by visual wit and robust performances that veer toward camp My so-called undercover life:Clooney and Rockwell Who knew...

  • Free and Clear

    Freedman's piano and voice sound like soulmates in duet -- as long as you can overlook the cliché-imprisoned lyrics. If an album's quality could be...

  • Hot Moves

    Fans of flamenco are flocking to Lisner Auditorium for the third annual Flamenco Festival, sure to quench a thirst for the intensely rhythmic and passionate...

  • Soundwaves

    RUSSIAN GIRLS IN LOVE... It might be, as every music critic writing about them has skeptically suggested, just a gimmick that the Russian teenagers in...

  • Feast Your Ears

    A gorgeous mix of jaunty ballads and emotive instrumentals, Feast of Wire is the polar opposite of a shampoo commercial Country music's insurrection into pop...

  • Night Flight

    Twelfth Night glows with an alternative-styled sexiness, while Last Seder is a skillful exploration of family dynamics in disarray. Playing for laughs: Marshall and Twyford....

  • Jack's Back

    A little too low key for its own good, About Schmidt amounts to much less than the sum of its parts. ''I don't know whether...

  • Finest Hours

    The Hours is perhaps the most improbable mainstream-oriented movie to emerge from Hollywood this year. A character-study mood piece that envelops you like a mist,...

  • Soup's On

    Taking Stock: Ani DiFranco The annual Queerstock music festival is predicated on a radical idea -- that the fight for liberation is useless if you...

  • Soundwaves

    DISCO INFERNO… Can you believe it's been thirty years since disco first boogie-oogie-oogied? Well it has, and ABC has come to the rescue to commemorate...

  • Delightful Dogs

    Sharp and accessible satire makes What Dogs Do highly recommendable to audiences of every stripe. A play about the inner workings of theatre can be...