Venerable character actor Jeff Daniels makes his directoral and screenwriting debut with Escanaba in Da Moonlight, a gentle tale of aliens and deer hunting in the Upper Peninsula. Carl F. Gauze gives the film a shot, but will he score a bullseye, or is he just putting the poor thing out of its misery?
The seamy underbelly of Brooklyn is exposed in Tim McLoughlin's debut novel, Heart of the Old Country. But what's tougher: a Brooklyn goombah, or a review from Carl F. Gauze?
Hal Horowitz takes an in-depth look at the legendary Neil Young's new live album, Road Rock, and its companion DVD, Red Rocks Live. Keep on rockin' in the free world...
In an extremely rare occurrence, not only did Stormtroopers Of Death (S.O.D.) actually put out an album last year, they even went on tour to support it! Now Kill Yourself + The Movie is out as a document of the momentous occasion, and David Lee Beowulf cranks it up to 11.
All Isaac Airbourne wanted to do was to take his girlfriend out to see his favorite hair metal band from the ninth grade, but fate had other plans for him. Guess "Heaven" actually is too far away...
Did someone put a fatwah on Cat Stevens' career? Hal Horowitz examines the nadir of the folkie-turned-Muslim's pop music career, taking an in-depth look at Stevens' recently-reissued last three albums, Numbers, IZITSO, and Down To Earth.
Run DMC are attempting a Supernatural comeback with their latest album, the guest-laden Crown Royal. Will Crown re-establish Run, DMC, and Jam Master Jay as the Kings of Rock, or have the emperors been shorn of their trademark leathers and Adidas? Julio Diaz takes an in-depth look.
The debut f the comic stip by Karen Carpenter-Damascus and Frances Farmer, in which our heroine personally experiences the destructive potential of those things you see in stadiums.
Looking for a nice, sleazy beach read? Carl F. Gauze recommends Daniel Chavarria's new novel, Adios, Muchachos, a "rousing" tale of sex and Capitalism in the "Worker's Paradise" of Cuba.
Director Edward Yang's three-hour plus opus Yi Yi is one of the most acclaimed pictures of the year. But Carl F. Gauze tells you what those other critics won't -- the film's best value is as a sleep aid!
This career day, learn how to be a rock star from the likes of Papa Roach, Eve 6, and Zebrahead, thanks to the instructional career video, Backstage Pass Volume 2. What? This isn't a career video? Coulda fooled Steve Schwadron.
Despite the media blitz for Tom Green's new movie, Freddy Got Fingered, one thing hasn't been clear -- what's it about? John P. Wasser spills the beans, and lets you know if the gross-out flick is worth seeing.