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06.26.08
12 a.m.

Don’t blurb me, bro

By John Katsilometes

This is an excerpt from the radio show Our Metropolis, a half-hour issues and affairs program that airs Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on KUNV 91.5-FM and is hosted by the Greenspun Media Group’s John Katsilometes. Tune in next week to hear the rest of this interview with Las Vegas Weekly contributing editor and film critic Josh Bell: Read more...

06.22.08
8:41 p.m.

The Great Buck Howard

By Josh Bell

The Great Buck Howard is a movie that seems constantly on the verge of turning into something. Although its title character is a stage magician (a mentalist, really, he would insist), the movie is like a trick that’s all set-up and no payoff. You sit through the whole thing waiting for the magic, but it never comes. Read more...

06.22.08
8:31 p.m.

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

By Julie Seabaugh

Hot on the heels of the oral biography Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson by Rolling Stone honcho Jann Wenner comes yet another project that exists precisely because the infamous journalist no longer does, having silenced his inner demons with a handgun at age 67. Read more...

06.22.08
8:23 p.m.

Help Me Eros

By Matthew Scott Hunter

Ah Jie lost his money in the stock market and calls a suicide hotline for consolation. His counselor is an overweight woman, but he imagines she’s the sexy betel-nut stall girl he’s become infatuated with. Read more...

06.22.08
8:17 p.m.

Goliath

By Matthew Scott Hunter

The nameless hero of Goliath is having a bad week. He’s getting divorced, a convicted sex offender just moved into his neighborhood, his job has reassigned him to a department where his co-workers call him “bitch tits,” and his cat (the film’s namesake) has run away. This is a man on the verge of a breakdown, but he’s not quite there yet. Read more...

06.22.08
8:10 p.m.

The Wackness

By Josh Bell

Set for no apparent reason in 1994, Jonathan Levine’s The Wackness at first comes off like a calculated exercise in nostalgia, full of forced period details (Nintendo Game Boys, Reebok Pumps, references to 90210) that add nothing to the story and serve only to remind viewers who were teens in 1994 that, hey, you used to think this stuff was cool. Read more...

06.21.08
1:59 p.m.

Choke

By Josh Bell

For people whose primary awareness of novelist Chuck Palahniuk’s work comes from Fight Club (the movie version), Clark Gregg’s adaptation of Palahniuk’s Choke may come as something of a disappointment. Read more...

06.20.08
4:41 p.m.

Primo

By Josh Bell

UNLV film professor Francisco Menendez’s years-in-the-making Primo is clearly a passion project for the filmmaker, and has some interesting things to say about the ways that immigrants assimilate themselves into American culture. Read more...

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