‘Cursed’ unoriginal but brilliantly done

It’s a difficult thing to make a werewolf movie anymore. It’s a genre that’s been explored extensively over the last several decades, and there...

VH1 commentator humors UAA with ‘wit and tact’

Monkey fish sticks, retards and Canadians were on the minds of audience members at the Michael Ian Black comedy show Feb. 17. The show,...

‘Symphony of Sounds’ celebrates music’s versatility

Derek Delgado sits alone at the piano. His hands jump from side to side, loose as empty rubber gloves caught on fishhooks, only to...

‘Killer Angels’ casts North, South in equal light

“The Killer Angels,” based on the novel by Michael Shaara, is a moving play that attempts to put a human face on those who...

‘The Hollow Men’ delight lovers of classic sketch comedy

New series on Comedy Central will benefits from fast-paced British potty humor Starting in March, sketch comedy fans won’t need to pump themselves up with...

‘Polaroid Stories’ over staged with a touch of humanity

Here’s an image: a teenage boy and girl crouching by a manhole in a graffiti-scarred inner city dead end, ripping into a bag of...

‘Hitch’ has the Smith touch, wavers between funny and boring

“Hitch,” a shiny new romantic comedy, is first and foremost a vehicle for box-office dynamo Will Smith. As vehicles go, this one’s a Cadillac....

‘Boogeyman’ achieves honorable horror status

There’s been a long dry spell in the horror genre. For several years now, all of the best horror movies have been about zombies....

‘Jazzmom’ sets the table for UAA Jazz Week

Melissa “Jazzmom” Fisher and the rest of her trio breezed through more than an hour of jazz standards from “Love Me Like a Man”...

‘Tween pop band gives it another go with an album of...

Undeniable pop successes in its native Japan, Puffy was forced to be clumsily referred to as Puffy AmiYumi in the United States after legal...

“Assault on Precinct 13” mired by bad writing

“Assault on Precinct 13” is the remake of John Carpenter’s 1976 film of the same name, which was itself a retelling of Howard Hawks’...

‘Top Girls’ lacks coherent storyline

It’s plot that moves the action of a play forward. Without some semblance of a plot a play’s characters, no matter how interesting, will...

Waits’ new album loses the piano but doesn’t lose touch

“Real Gone” finds Tom Waits at an interesting point in his career. He has released 25 albums since the early 70s and has enjoyed...

Young saint’s life revived for the big screen

On Nov. 26, the movie “Therese” opened in Anchorage at the Dimond Center theaters. This movie is an independent film by Luke Films, a...

‘The Incredibles’ incredible even without Star Wars trailer

Fans of Pixar have eagerly anticipated “The Incredibles” because it is the first to unveil the trailer for the next Star Wars. When I...

‘Saw’ not scary, but charming

“Saw” had a lot of potential to be a really cool movie. A madman traps people in devious ways and forces them to do...

‘Letters to the President’ neglects moderates

It seems everybody either loves or hates President George W. Bush. This division, apparent all over America, is the central theme to “Dear George:...

‘The Grudge’ light on plot, heavy on inane scares

“The Grudge” is a translation of a Japanese franchise to American theaters from director Takashi Shimizu. While stylistically interesting and packed full of creepy...

‘Laramie Project’ a powerful, must-see play

Being only 21 years old, I’m lucky that I don’t know a lot of people who have died. But I have been to a...

Wolf Eyes spontaneous, not scatterbrained on new album

Wolf Eyes takes an imaginary sound and makes it reality on “Burned Mind.” The noise this Michigan-based trio creates has that ever-elusive combination of...

‘1776’ mixes humor, music, history with aplomb

Once you get past the initial giggles induced by the idea of a musical about the American Revolution, it’s smooth sailing. It would...

‘Team America’ uses satire, puppets to address terrorism

Over the years, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have tackled many heavy issues on their smash-hit television show “South Park.” From Charles Dickens to...

Ween a whirlwind of ecclectic fun, a true Girdwood experience

I knew I was at a Ween concert because I simultaneously lost my beanie and my shoe. I knew I was in Girdwood because...

A cappella acts hit the high notes on campus

For more photos, see the A cappella Festivella Slideshow! David Morton said he and his a cappella group, Fermata Nowhere, get more practice outside of...

A sweet, geriatric romance

Cyrano’s Off-Center Playhouse was packed Oct. 1 for the world premiere of “The Bells of Geneva.” The play, written by Alaska theater icon Dick...

‘Shark Tale’ dead in the water

Too many chefs spoil the broth. “Shark Tale,” the new computer-animated movie from Dreamworks Animation, is a prime example of that aphorism becoming reality....

‘The Forgotten’ cops out but still good

I have somewhat conflicted feelings about “The Forgotten,” this week’s hot new thriller. I was indeed thrilled at times, and the audience in the...

‘Sky Captain’

"Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" is quite possibly the most insane movie I've ever seen. The film starts off with the Hindenberg...

‘Resident Evil: Apocalypse,’ so bad, it could be a comedy

1/5 --- It's one thing to make a movie based on a video game, but to make a sequel to a movie based on...

21st century rambling man has old school appeal

3/5 --- The guitar's dominance of rock music can be attributed to a few key factors. Its portability, versatility and ability to produce both...