Metro Weekly

All posts by Randy Shulman

  • Hair Cuttery

    There are great haircuts. There are terrible haircuts. And then there are those haircuts that are so profoundly mediocre that they go virtually unnoticed. Those...

  • Giving Voice

    Members of the LGCW in rehearsal. (Photo by Todd Franson) ''One of our guiding principles is that every voice matters. And that's very true in...

  • Vive la Chomet!

    French animator Sylvain Chomet's The Triplets of Belleville is one of those movies that so thoroughly envelopes you in its own world, so thoroughly commands...

  • 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...

  • Play Time

    ''This is a real boy beater.'' Patti Brown hoists a large wooden plank. The short end has been molded to comfortably fit the contours of...

  • 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...

  • Mark Lee

    Photography by Todd Franson If you have an e-mail account, chances are good you've gotten an Atlas E-mail Alert from Mark Lee. And if you've...

  • 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...

  • Self Made Musician

    When Eric Himan was eight-years-old, his father -- an amateur guitar and bass player and longtime jazz aficionado -- handed his son a guitar and...

  • Real World

    The less said by the characters in The York Realist, a sixties-set drama about an ultimately unrequited love between two young men, the better for...

  • 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...