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Music, All Shook Down The Five Best Moments From Last Night's Grammy Awards

The Five Best Moments From Last Night's Grammy Awards

Last night was the 56th Annual Grammy Awards: Three and a half hours of back-slapping and ass-kissing and sparkly outfits and singing and stuff. We sat through the entire thing so you wouldn't have to. These were the most outstanding…
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Film, "Joyful Noise": Nothing Is Sacred in This Gaudy Mess

"Joyful Noise": Nothing Is Sacred in This Gaudy Mess

A holy hot mess of the sacred and the inane, Joyful Noise, about a gospel choir in Pacashau, Ga., is Jesus for Gleeks. Less Bible-thumping than, say, a Tyler Perry project, writer-director Todd Graff's movie is still on an ecumenical…
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Film, Flagrant Foul: "Just Wright" is just wrong

Flagrant Foul: "Just Wright" is just wrong

Another movie, not as awful or deluded as this one, might one day find better use for the easygoing vibe between Queen Latifah and Common, the stars of Just Wright, a romantic comedy (for the ladies) with basketball and cameoing…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse movie listings for December 24-30

Castro Theatre. Sing-a-Long Sound of Music: Belt it out with Maria. Dec. 26-30, 7 p.m.; Dec. 27-28, 1 p.m. $10-$15. 429 Castro (at Market), 621-6120, Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: The Perfect Holiday: Queen Latifah stars in a…
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Film, Buzz Kill

Buzz Kill

A young woman fights off her brutal husband; a gun goes off; a marble spins on the floor where a toddler sits unattended. From B-movie beginnings, The Secret Life of Bees, a family drama set in the civil-rights–era South, chugs…
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Film, God Save the Queen

God Save the Queen

When a movie promises that a character played by Queen Latifah may well die during the course of the action, one might hope that the movie in question is Hostel, so that she could be beaten a few times and…
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Film, Gettin' Windy in the City

Gettin' Windy in the City

Whoops, franchise! Way back in 2002, who would have believed that a comedy starring rapper Ice Cube (né O'Shea Jackson) would be a hit, let alone spawn a sequel? Just having a giggle, obviously, but so are the producers of…
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Film, Phat Chance

Phat Chance

You know Internet dating's become totally mainstream when Disney cranks out a bland comedy featuring a randomly selected pair of mismatched stars to take on the subject. Bearing the unwieldy and meaningless title Bringing Down the House, said comedy is…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night + Day

Wednesday January 13 Sole Survivors The last lingering doubts about middle-aged dancers having what it takes to perform were laid to rest in Berkeley last spring, when 50-year-old Mikhail Baryshnikov danced a solo that amplified his powerful heartbeat with a…
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