We emerged from a Saturday morning sneak preview of The Muppets having experienced an enormous wave of the best kind of nostalgia. The strongly positive reaction of an audience that was largely made up of kids who had never been introduced to these characters before was uplifting. We laughed, we cr ... More >>
EpiscoDisco hits Grace Cathedral on Sat.The holidays make everyone broke. First there's all the money you spend on loved ones, and then there's all the money you spend drinking as you think about all the money you spent on loved ones. Luckily, you can still give yourself the gift of entertainment ... More >>
James Franco, live and at the Castro on SundayThirteen is a very lucky number, and we've always seen Friday the 13th as the night to press that luck--rather than the night you get sliced up by a serial killer at a summer camp. Anyway, here's this week's lucky list for cheap bastards everywhere. B ... More >>
LabyrinthDecember 5-6, 2008The Clay TheaterReview by Melissa BaronBetter than: David Bowie on the big screen is only trumped by one thing -- David Bowie live on stage.David Bowie and Jim Henson (not to mention Frank Oz) fanatics gathered at midnight Friday for the spectacular display of the epic 198 ... More >>
By Catherine McCulloch Feeling a bit nostalgic? Eager to reclaim a piece of your past? From August 9-14 the Castro Theatre is showing "Analog Adventures: Pre-CGI Fantasy Films of the 80s." Flash Gordon, Labyrinth, The Neverending Story, Legend, Ladyhawk...you name it. The films are shown as double ... More >>
Unpoppable, The Dead Hensons, Borts Minorts Bottom of the Hill, May 10, 2008 Notes and Photos by Mike and Jenny Cash Made up of a guitarist, a drummer, and a balloon bassist, Unpopable's self described elastic blues is much like the art of balloon sculpture. It's colorful and delightfully twisted. ... More >>
So ASD finally saw Team America: World Police last night, which makes us pretty much the last South Park fans in America to have seen the scat-play, golden shower and piledriver puppet sex scenes in the film. Yee gods. On a similar tip, ASD's theatre critic Chloe Veltman sat through the Tony Award-w ... More >>
God, where has the time gone? It’s gone into seeing movies like this. Read on for more jail bait Jennifer Connelly after the jump.
After struggling uphill in the difficult yet potentially profitable world of computer animation films, Wild Brain is on the cusp of success
Making a meal out of journalistic and political news, spell-checking the Guardian, and wrapping up the Castro race skirmish.
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