Our review of this week's Dracula Untold doesn't inspire much hope: "This Dracula Begins-style sword-and-fangs curio plays like someone said, 'What if we took a vampire flick but did a find-and-replace swapping out all that bare-neck sensuality for some video-game ass-kicking?'" But for every genre ... More >>
Start off your week with a classic family film about a children's baseball team, continue the fun with a vampire Western flick, and end it with a trip to the Clyfford Still Museum. What do all of these outings have in common? They're all free. Read on for more details, and check out the Westword cal ... More >>
The Western is dead. For years, even decades, the Western genre has been a wasteland, with few new films coming out and even fewer hits. Luckily, horror fans know what to do with dead things: make them undead, so they can stand up again and start biting faces and murdering salacious teens. In fact, ... More >>
Anyone with even a passing knowledge of the cinema of the '80s and early '90s knows the majesty of Patrick Swayze. Over the course of a handful of films, Swayze crafted a composite character who was somehow the toughest of tough guys while simultaneously the sensitive sweetheart who knew just the th ... More >>
At The ABCs of Death, showing now at the Sie FilmCenter, you're going to get the equivalent of horror tapas -- one short, punchy tale for each letter of the alphabet, each delivered by a current or rising star in the genre. It's a tasty appetizer that can serve as a meal in and of itself, but what i ... More >>
Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds, the world's leading collector of failed superhero franchise leads, opens today. Reynolds plays Hal Jordon, a fearless test pilot who's chosen to become part of an intergalactic peacekeeping force called the Green Lanterns. They use their power rings to h ... More >>
An attempt to mingle two seafaring stories leaves viewers adrift.