John Carpenter is a goddamned genius. Throughout the late '70s and well into the '80s, the best B-movie director to ever live cranked out a startling number of classic films. Not everything he touched during that period turned to gold -- his adaptation of Stephen King's Christine is pretty mediocre, ... More >>
If you are in my advertising demographic--18 to 34--the pop culture you loved as a child is terrible. The Power Rangers were terrible, the Transformers were terrible, the Ninja Turtles were terrible. Michael Bay didn't ruin any of it; it came pre-ruined. I loved all of it (I love the memory of it no ... More >>
With Friday's release of The Heat (Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy), another buddy cop movie joins a film library filled with explosions, oddball pairings and broad humor. While the genre's been compacted into a cliche over the years (especially immediately following its heyday in the late '80s and ... More >>
Slap Shot 2: Number 28.The sports movie is rarely versatile: an outsider, or group of outsiders (wrong race, wrong gender, wrong species), have uncanny talent in their field, but the old guard (typically, white, old men), don't like the change the new person represents. So the rebels have to ... More >>
Jerry Bruckheimer's prophesy was by far the most entertaining.Every sensible person knows that when Earth is eventually destroyed, it will be by a huge asteroid like the one that killed all the dinosaurs. We learned this mostly from Jerry Bruckheimer, but Jerry Bruckheimer probably learned it ... More >>
Spoiler alert: This is one of them.We generally try not to let our hipster cynicism and pessimism override us here at Show and Tell, but there's no way around the truth of hindsight. Now that it's September, and the official Summer movie season is over, we know: The tentpole Summer movies of ... More >>
Now that everyone finally has their taxes complete and their refund checks on the way, it means it's time to spend some cash on frivolous crap. Good thing we're here to help you with that, because we've got some seriously top-notch entertainment to bust your wallet wide-open with this week. W ... More >>
The commercials of the Super Bowl are one of the biggest draws to the game for some people. Viewers love to see the somewhat witty, incredibly overproduced and expensive miniature films announcing that Volkswagen is the best, Detroit is better than where you are and Fox is the greatest statio ... More >>
Until now, Charly Fasano's stories and poems have been available on cassette and CD on Fast Geek Press. Recently, though, he's made his catalogue available on Bandcamp for free, through January 20. What you'll get is three albums of nearly Bukowski-esque narratives about the city of Denver, a ... More >>
Robert Downey Jr.s Iron Man is a thing to marvel.
Brit movie brat takes the B horror movie where it deserves to go.
The Great Raid's compelling story never comes to life.
The Alamo gets what it always needed -- a happy ending!
This summer's movies could withstand the drought.
Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.
If you're not familiar with Proust, Time Regained may tax your patience.
Go The Way of the Gun, and you shall be rewarded.
Titan A.E. displays a state of suspended animation.
Woo's follow-up film runs on Cruise control.