Metro Weekly

All posts by Randy Shulman

  • Waiting on Fame

    Topher Goodman There's a sign posted outside Rocco's on 22nd Street that reads: THE CAMERAS ARE OFF. But the television program that is sort of...

  • Blurred Vision

    The gimmick worked. The addition of 3D to the apparently annual Spy Kids series of movies brought the film in at number one last weekend...

  • Agent Zero

    Pity Rowan Atkinson. As gloriously funny as he is -- and he ranks up there with Sellers, Tati, Chaplin, and all the Pythons -- he...

  • Buccaneer Bust

    Just the mere fact that the subtitle The Curse of the Black Pearl dangles below the title Pirates of the Caribbean like leads one to...

  • Urban Assets

    The architecture-driven artwork of Joey Manlapaz leaves the viewer with a strong impression -- an impression of structural fortitude, of form's pas de deux with...

  • Sell-A-Thon

    ''Over the season, we acquire a tremendous amount of costumes and hundreds of props, '' says Joy Zinoman, Artistic Director of the Studio Theatre. ''And...

  • Demolition Derby

    There's something really bothering me about Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, something that didn't bother me in the first two installments. Why do the...

  • Missing Persons

    If Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later has a point beyond paying homage to the films of George Romero, I'm at a loss as to what...

  • Caught on Tape

    It is a normal human tendency to rewrite our own personal histories as we would like to remember them. Moreover, it is not unusual for...

  • Ebb's Tide

    ''I thought they made spectacle of themselves, frankly. I thought it was dumb. '' Fred Ebb -- one half of the famed Broadway musical team...

  • Big Green Machine

    The comic book is officially called The Incredible Hulk. The movie is called, simply, Hulk. A wise decision. Because to include the word incredible in...

  • Shameless

    ''Kick him to the side of the curb.'' This is the somewhat brutal advice given by an audience member to Topher Bellavia last Saturday night...

  • Singular Senstion

    Tunesmith: Smith as Kleban Chances are you've never heard of Ed Kleban. But after seeing A Class Act, chances are extraordinarily good that you'll never...

  • Sea Worthy

    It's been eight years since Pixar unleashed Toy Story, the first full-length computer animated feature film, on the world, and what a wild, whimsical ride...

  • Dream Holliday

    ''I no longer live in sorrow,'' proudly proclaims Jennifer Holliday. ''I no longer have a lot of misery. But I definitely know how to sing...