Metro Weekly

All posts by Randy Shulman

  • 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...

  • Happiness

    I have only one complaint about You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown as staged by the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, D.C., and here it...

  • 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,...

  • Club Flub

    Culkin and Green Party Monster, which opens this weekend at Visions, is an oddly captivating yet not entirely successful journey into the creatively eccentric, drug-infused...

  • Reichen's Reality

    It was a defining moment -- as well as an exhilarating one -- as America watched gay couple Reichen Lehmkuhl and Chip Arndt stagger up...

  • Powerless Flower

    You've got to at least admire Ken Ludwig for doggedly attempting to revitalize the classic farce genre. His early efforts, Lend Me A Tenor and...

  • Up a Creek

    About the best thing that can be said for Cold Creek Manor is that it isn't completely dull. You'd think it would be, given how...

  • The Reluctant Hedonist

    ''I intend to write an opera one day,'' says Rufus Wainwright. ''Especially after these horrifyingly personal albums. I think I might need to concentrate on...

  • Mucho Mexico

    ''Are you a Mexi-CAN or a Mexi-CAN'T? '' a blue-spectacled, quirky fellow named Sands (Johnny Depp) asks a hired henchman near the start of Once...

  • Funny Girl

    ''Next to ‘Why do you always serve chicken?' and ‘Can I have a table as far away from my ex-lover as possible?‘ the most-asked Gala...

  • Sugar and Spicy

    ''I hear this wah-wah-wah in my head, '' giggles Tracy. ''It's your brain cells popping, '' her friend Evie, giggles back, before taking another hit...

  • Stage Preview

    ACTORS' THEATRE OF WASHINGTON 1835 14th Street NW www.atwdc.org LILIES -- Jeffrey Johnson directs this compelling gay romantic drama set in a boy's school in...

  • Film Preview

    SEPTEMBER HIGHLIGHTS CABIN FEVER -- A flesh-eating virus devours a group of campers in this eagerly awaited horror flick from director Eli Roth. Talk about...

  • Dance Preview

    CLARICE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER University of Maryland College Park 301-405-ARTS www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu FOOTWORKS PERCUSSIVE DANCE ENSEMBLE and STEP AFRIKA! -- Two locally-based groups present Soulmates, exploring...

  • Screwballed

    James Barbour starred on Broadway opposite Toni Braxton in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. But let's not hold that against him. This man of great...