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Culture, The Exhibitionist Retro Nerd Alert No. 3: Bob Wilkins Talks <i>Hardware Wars</i> & More on <i>Creature Features</i>

Retro Nerd Alert No. 3: Bob Wilkins Talks Hardware Wars & More on Creature Features

We've talked before about the Bob Wilkins' special The Star Trek Dream and his kiddie show Captain Cosmic, but most people in the Bay Area remember him from his horror host gig Creature Features, from 1971 to 1979. I don't…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Meet The Type Truck, the Mobile Printing Press on a Cross-Country Tour

Meet The Type Truck, the Mobile Printing Press on a Cross-Country Tour

Although she's not in a band, and her musical talent is an open question, Kyle Durrie of Power and Light Press has embarked on a cross-country tour. Durrie -- who is based in Portland and is the proprietor of a…
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Culture, Stage Tangy Chicken and Wilted Puns

Tangy Chicken and Wilted Puns

Dinner. Theater. Whisper those two words in the ear of any self-respecting theatergoer and you're likely to get a reaction reserved for straight-to-video movies. The stage equivalent of Wonder Bread, the much-maligned genre brings to mind an unappetizing mix of…
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Film, The Brave and the Boll

The Brave and the Boll

Uwe Boll isn't one to take criticism lying down. In 2006, the prolific German director, best known for his nearly annual output of poorly reviewed videogame adaptations, challenged his most vocal critics to meet him in a Vancouver boxing ring,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Burt, Baby, Burt

Burt, Baby, Burt

The '70s were all about big hair. TV star Farrah Fawcett's golden shag shone from thousands of suburban bedroom walls, while movie star Burt Reynolds showed off his hirsute bod in a nasty come-hither pose in the center of Playgirl.…
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Film, Long Bomb

Long Bomb

Adam Sandler cast as a former pro quarterback -- that laughable setup is about the only funny thing about this pointless, witless remake of The Longest Yard, which wasn't intended to be taken as a comedy in 1974 and won't…
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Film, Mel Sells Out

Mel Sells Out

What Women Want could be the first movie to win a Clio Award for Advertisement of the Year. No fewer than two dozen products receive prominent placement in the film, from Federal Express to Foster's Lager to Cutty Sark to…
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Blame It on the Boogie

Boogie Nights Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly, and Don Cheadle. Opens Friday at the Kabuki. Writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights opens with a sinuous, breathlessly extended tracking…
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Second Time Around

Deliverance A couple of decades after its original 1972 release, this landmark adventure movie has achieved new relevance as Iron Johns of every variety follow its antiheroes' quest into the wilderness, to bond and to seek their most authentic selves.…
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