Metro Weekly

All posts by Randy Shulman

  • Resurrection

    It's been almost two decades since I last watched George Romero's 1978 cult classic Dawn of the Dead, a pinnacle achievement for both the hit-and-miss...

  • Missionary Positions

    C. Jay Cox's Latter Days is a powerhouse that grabs your heart and wrenches and wrenches away. Who knew that Cox, author of Sweet Home...

  • Unhappy Together

    It's fitting that Todd Phillips has been tapped to direct a spoof of The Six Million Dollar Man. Fitting because Phillips appears intent on mooring...

  • Hot Spot

    It's 8:15 p.m. on a Friday night at the 18th & U Duplex Diner and the joint, as they say, is jumpin'. The bar area...

  • Bloody Pulpit

    Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ can be summed up in a single word: obsessive. The movie, which concentrates on the final twelve hours...

  • Holiday Road

    In order to fully enjoy Eurotrip, you need to be willing to completely shut off your mind and relax as you soak for ninety minutes...

  • Closed for Business

    Nob Hill, the oldest gay bar in Washington and one of the oldest black gay bars in the country, closed its doors on February 1,...

  • 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...