Chris Pickrell

Jun 24, 2009 7:48 pm

Faux-rock Redo

Review of Spinal Tap's, "Back From the Dead."

Oct 29, 2008 3:10 pm

Back in neutral gray

There was a time when AC/DC could always spice up any hard rocking, driving playlist with songs that were simple yet intense, but now it seems that age has gotten the better of the the band.

Aug 27, 2008 7:18 pm

Blanket of darkness

Dark stories do make for good dramatic twists, but to make a blanket shift to dark movies would ignore what makes most of these stories worth watching, and what made “The Dark Knight” the success it was. The best we can hope for is that Hollywood will realize this so it can worry less about making perfect movies and more about making the right ones.

Jul 10, 2008 4:22 pm

Still lewd, crude and tattooed

All in all the album is a stellar release from a band that has softened over the years, what with half the Crue having done Vh1 reality shows and one having written his memoirs. Saints of Los Angeles shows you why the Crue are gods of rock.

Jul 2, 2008 1:47 pm

Pixar hits gold

“Wall–E” is the best Pixar movie yet, despite the fact that it is very different than anything the company has done before. Pixar has proven once again why it is one of the greatest animation studios in the industry, and “Wall–E” is proof that Pixar can do no wrong.

Apr 23, 2008 6:15 pm

'Toilet' Boll strikes again

In case you didn’t know, Uwe Boll is quite possibly the worst director to exist since, well, the creation of Hollywood. He is hated so much that there is now a petition online to get him to stop making movies

Apr 17, 2008 10:23 am

Too many reservations

Where do you begin when you’ve seen the worst movie ever made? “Reservation Road” is supposedly a “touching” story about loss, forgiveness, redemption and other touchy-feely stuff.

Apr 10, 2008 11:38 am

More fun than a mouth full of nuts

It’s not fine cinema, but if you liked the actual cartoon series, the movie aptly recreates the juvenile capers and high-pitched whines of the chipmunk brothers. You know how you see the chipmunks and squirrels scampering around campus trying to hook up with lady squirrels? It’s as funny as that, minus the sex.

Apr 2, 2008 5:25 pm

This tin roof is rusted

The B-52’s have never been known to make poignant, thought-provoking music. But they’ve never really cared either.

Mar 20, 2008 10:21 am

Worthless fossil

Let’s face it — history and Hollywood don’t mix. Every time a studio creates a movie based on some sort of historical event, history gets butchered. “Gladiator”, “Pearl Harbor”, “Superman”.

Feb 21, 2008 12:00 am

The Wiz has fizzed

I remember watching this movie as a kid, and I don’t know why. I’d never seen it all the way through, but I still remembered it vividly for some reason.

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