Metro Weekly

Film

  • Torso Envy

    If movies were air, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton would qualify as helium. Not that one expects substance from romantic comedies, but Robert Luketic's...

  • Puppy Love

         ''I was born on the wrong end of the leash, '' bemoans Spot, the blue-furred canine protagonist of Disney's Teacher's Pet. ''I'm a dog...

  • The Woman Beneath

    Talk about your extreme makeovers. Charlize Theron's alarming transformation into prostitute-turned-serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster is so remarkably convincing, you almost forget you're watching...

  • Folk Lure

    A few years ago, Tim Burton strayed into disappointing simian-minded territory with a fumble-fingered remake of Planet of the Apes. He must have learned his...

  • The Best and Worst Films of 2003

    1. LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING -- Peter Jackson's finale to the J.R.R. Tolkien classic was everything it needed to be: epic,...

  • Ring Power

    It's probably a bit premature to call Peter Jackson the greatest filmmaker to have ever lived. It's not, however, premature to herald the Lord of...

  • Battle Fatigue

    You've gotta hand it to Edward Zwick -- when creating an historical war epic, he's got the formula down pat: Make it bigger than life,...

  • Santa Claws

    Holiday movies are designed, by and large, to spread good cheer, to make us all warm and glowy inside, to make us feel charitable toward...

  • Amazing Adventure

    It's been ages since I witnessed an audience applaud a movie. But the Sunday matinee crowd gathered at Master and Commander: The Far Side of...

  • Bear Necessity

    I'll admit, with the recent triumphant rise of such CGI animated wonders as Finding Nemo, and the recent hard tumbles of more traditional animated fare...

  • Revolutionary

    Matrix fans, you can exhale now. And rejoice. The Wachowski Brothers have done their trilogy proud, bringing it to a satisfying action-crammed, effects-laden conclusion that...

  • Classic Cut Ups

    David Zucker's involvement in Scary Movie 3 should be seen as a blessing and a curse. The man who, along with brothers Jerry and Jim...

  • Thrill Kill

    If you've ever seen a Quentin Tarantino film, you already know he's a lunatic when it comes to filmmaking. His mind is like a madly...

  • Unforgivable

    Penn and Chapman When Clint Eastwood directs, his films tend to go either one way or the other. That is to say, either they're brilliant...

  • Rock Hard

    Jack Black What happens when a mainstream movie is infused with an independent sensibility? School of Rock, that's what. The feel-good surprise of the year,...