Metro Weekly

All posts by Randy Shulman

  • Blockbuster Season

    The summer movie season officially launched three weeks ago. The unfortunate among us have already been to dreary Transylvania and a godless Troy, while the...

  • Grecian Formula

    ''May the gods be with you, '' says Trojan King Priam (Peter O'Toole) to his eldest son Hector (Eric Bana), as the young, handsome, extremely...

  • Legendary Ladies

    ''It's not a huge evening, '' says A. Cornelius Baker of ''A Celebration of Life, '' the Whitman-Walker Clinic's eleventh annual Spring gala. ''It's not...

  • Monster Hash

    It must have seemed like a good idea to someone, somewhere, in some altered state: Combine Universal's three biggest movie monster properties -- Dracula, Frankenstein...

  • Maternal Gratitude

    ''My feeling personally has always been that when dealing with an the black community, they're not going to go for...

  • Defanged

    When a movie carries a title like Mean Girls, one has every right to expect a satirical maliciousness to underscore its events. But apart from...

  • Tennessee Pride

    ''I'm getting to do plays about behavior and character, '' says director Michael Kahn of his work on Five by Tenn. ''Five different moods, five...

  • Future Shock

    America, meet your new cinema sweetheart: Jennifer Garner. With her lush, broad radiant smile, delicately chiseled features, and extremely magnetic personality, Garner seems poised to...

  • Pulp Friction

    ''There are consequences to breaking the heart of a murdering bastard, '' says Bill (David Carradine) to The Bride (Uma Thurman) during the philosophical calm...

  • Quest for Fame

    ''I started out as a queer comic -- still am. But then I started doing one-person shows. And they got attention and it raised my...

  • Demon Seed

    One could easily argue that Ron Perlman's most memorable performances are those in which he's encased under heavy duty, extra-special effects makeup. For proof, witness...

  • Natural Borin' Killers

    I can think of no good reason to recommend that you buy a ticket to see the Coen brothers remake of The Ladykillers. Unless, of...

  • Olympia's Spirit

    Ask Olympia Dukakis if she's as strong a woman as the characters she typically plays in the movies, and the Oscar-winning actress cocks her head...

  • Kissing to be Clever

    ''There aren't a lot of shows you can do with a group of one hundred twenty five men,'' says Jeff Buhrman, Artistic Director of the...

  • Merce Cunningham: Dance Master

    ''I'm not interested in the idea of retiring. That doesn't attract me at all. '' Dance fans, you can breathe a sigh of relief. At...