Remember the quietly xenophobic, right-wing propaganda movie that was Falling Down? The one where Michael Douglas has a meltdown in Los Angeles and goes on a mini-rampage (against mostly immigrants) in his white shirt and horn-rimmed specs? The movie was extraordinarily silly on a number of levels, ... More >>
Your humble narrator just became the 8,619th follower of the Twitter account @SFearthquakes. Figured it'd be useful down the road to explain to us why there's rubble on our heads and we've been unconscious for three days. So, a valuable service is being provided. But not just in the way you'd exp ... More >>
Fuckthatband.comSometimes at a show you have a feeling -- a hunch, a gut instinct, a fucking prejudice -- and the feeling is right. "This show is going to suck," you think, when some greasy waif takes the stage wearing rhinestone-studded shades and a turquoise-sequined cumberbund, then yanks a po ... More >>
Lemme tell you what I can get for $72 million...Everyone is familiar with the concept -- perform well, receive compensation. That's why Keanu Reeves pulls in the big bucks. Now it's your turn. Send your perfect scores on this quiz here and the first one to ace it wins a prize. It's tax free (so t ... More >>
Making fun of the Chronicle isn't as enjoyable as it used to be. Writing some snarky bit about our troubled hometown paper these days is like laughing at a blind guy who walks into a door -- on his way to chemotherapy. It feels like picking on someone less fortunate than yourself. Like writin ... More >>
Audrey FukumanThe other day, Gavin Newsom's gubernatorial campaign gave the little people a chance to select which logo San Francisco's erstwhile mayor ought to use. While we appreciate being pandered to as much as the next constituent, you'd have to be myopic to not observe that all of the choi ... More >>
Sci-fi remake misses the point, and that's a Klaatu Barada no-no.
Boys will be boys in Street Kings' shallow look at dirty police.
Richard Linklater's Scanner is a rotoscoped feast for freaks
Your forecast of the summer's top movies
The Lake House reunites Bullock and Reeves in a twilight-zone romance
The Matrix: Path of Neo is more chop suey than chopsocky.
Reeves is back in black (trench coat), and there's more hell to pay
Juliette Lewis and Minnie Driver have started bands. Come on, you know you're curious.
We've all thought about it, but one man finally went and confessed his love of pop-punk
Revolutions runs a playful joy ride through a nifty vision of hell
Rock 'n' roll may make you famous, but it doesn't make you a good writer
Spike the Vampire has a posse
Women think Auberge du Soleil's cook is a pretty tasty morsel
Jackpot proves that karaoke movies are a bad idea even if you're a hip auteur
Oh, brother -- sisters invade the W Hotel
Stars in bars, stars in cars, stars with plastic surgery scars.
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American movies once enthralled the world with their exuberance and clarity. What happened in the 1990s?