Metro Weekly

All posts by Randy Shulman

  • Mutant Fortified

    McKellen as 'Magneto' (3rd from left) and Janssen as 'Phoenix' (far right) X-Men: The Last Stand, the third installment in the ultra-popular movie series based...

  • Adult Drown

    Well, they've gone and done it. They've stripped the ''adventure'' out of The Poseidon Adventure, leaving, fittingly enough, just Poseidon. That's not to say Wolfgang...

  • Mission Forgettable

    Mission: Impossible III should end with a warning: ''This movie will self-destruct in 5 seconds.'' I'm not kidding. Five seconds after leaving the big kickoff...

  • Lily Tomlin

    Do Ernestine! The plea perches in the back of your head, chirping incessantly, while you talk to Lily Tomlin. Please, PLEASE do Ernestine. Or Edith...

  • Bourne Different

    ''It's known wrongly as the all-male Swan Lake,'' says British choreographer Matthew Bourne of his inventive reinvention of a classical dance staple that, a decade...

  • Hard Satire

    Satire in the movies. On the one hand, it can be sharp, biting, memorably dark. On the other hand, it can be crass, base, instantly...

  • Lucky Boy

    One of Alfred Hitchcock's favorite recurring themes was that of the wrong man, an acute case of mistaken identity that often took the hero on...

  • Broadway Bound

    ''A choreographer is always unhappy,'' says Maurice Hines. ''We're always unhappy with our choreography.'' But during a recent dress rehearsal for Hot Feet, the lavish...

  • Crime Solvers

    As detective Keith Frazier (Denzel Washington) trudges home after a long day, he quietly enters his bedroom, and from the right side of the room...

  • Rabble Rousing

    V for Vendetta is a rich and strange little nugget of a movie. Based on a 25-year-old comic book by the famously eccentric Alan Moore,...

  • It's Showtime!

    ''We're presenting four different styles, four different composers, four different eras,'' says Jeff Buhrman, artistic director for the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, D.C. ''It's...

  • Naked Launch

    How you respond to Failure to Launch depends on a number of factors: Your mood at the time of theater entry. Your general disposition toward...

  • Urban Blockage

    Almost every major movie star has an archetype they can comfortably fall back on when needed. This not only serves to appease their most ardent...

  • Webb of Truth

    ''It just so happens that my two most recent credits both happened to be gay men,'' says Jeremy Webb of his TV work. ''[Law &...

  • Oscar, Oscar, Oscar!

    This Sunday we will know. We will know if Brokeback Mountain, a traditional unrequited love story cut from traditional Hollywood cloth but featuring a non-traditional...