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Film, Tony Scott, Trailblazer

Tony Scott, Trailblazer

OK, so Jerry Bruckheimer and Tony Scott were asking for it by naming their latest mega-production Dejà Vu. These dudes aren't exactly paragons of innovation, unless taking rhetorical hysteria to awesome new heights counts. As the opening credits roll —…
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Music, Have a Blue Xmas

Have a Blue Xmas

And now, in celebration of the famously scrawny filmmaker coming to the Fillmore on Dec. 14 to present "caustic holiday observations in a rapid-fire monologue covering all of his Christmas obsessions," as the press materials put it, we present alternate…
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Film, Private Dicks

Private Dicks

As a screenwriter, Shane Black has built a reputation on action movies featuring mismatched partners. Crazy Mel Gibson and aging Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon; sassy Samuel L. Jackson and amnesiac hit-woman/housewife Geena Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight; burnout…
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Film, Dammit, Mamet!

Dammit, Mamet!

The problem with Spartan isn't so much that it's mediocre but that it could be a whole lot better. Unlike writer-director David Mamet's last movie, Heist, a film with such a generic plot and predictable Gene Hackman performance that it…
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The Island of Dr. Moreau Directed by John Frankenheimer. Starring Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, and David Thewlis. To get ready for the latest adaptation of H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau, I boned up on my Wellsiana and read…
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Calendar, Halloween

Savage Love

Hey, Faggot: I'm a heterosexual male college student, and I have this deep yearning to deflower a virgin. (I know -- me and about a zillion other guys.) Anyway, I don't care about age, race, or body size, but I…
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