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Arts & Entertainment

Shark tale sucks balls

Matt Stone and Trey Parker have been beacons of comedic success ever since South Park hit the screens in 1997.

by MAGGIE HENNEFELD

EPISODE III SPOILERS!!!

Star Wars Trilogy DVD Box Set, featuring Episode IV, V, VI and Special Features Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher Director: George Lucas (IV), Irvin Kershner (V), Richard Marquand (VI) Rated: PG Why has it taken so long for the original Star Wars Trilogy to come out on DVD?

by ZACH SMITH

The salem witch

When one hears the name Joan Crawford, an image of a frenzied Faye Dunaway sporting a green sleeping mask with larger-than-life eyebrows might come to mind, accompanied by the phrase, "no more wire hangers!" How could an actress whose celebrity outlasted the average movie star's by at least four decades suffer such a rapid and humiliating post-mortem decline of reputation?

by MAGGIE HENNEFELD

Billy bob is insane

Though marketed as formulaic nonsense about a high school football team that goes on to an improbable victory, Friday Night Lights is a stunner.

by EUGENE NOVIKOV

Harmonies and Twin Peaks

Let's say you happened to have five guys that look like they belong in different bands. Hand them some instruments, let them roam free with their ideas and allow for some serious harmonizing.

by EUGENIA SALVO

Editor's Picks

Kali Backer Pavement Wowee Zowee Before I found my chi in the realm of independent music, I was your typical DMB fan.

by 34TH STREET

Fallon has Fallen

Taxi Director: Tim Story Starring Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon Rated: PG-13 Sometimes it's nice to turn your brain off and watch a shallow comedy with a brainless plotline.

by ALEXANDRA CHALAT

Fall songs

Street takes a glance at some of the best songs of the season. There is no reason to be sad in the fall.

by 34TH STREET

Rage Against the Machine

In this era of reality-obsessed film and television, it came as quite a shock that The Motorcycle Diaries has nothing to do with either leather chaps, burly biker-boys or roaming the Midwest in search of a brawl.

by ALEXIS ORENSTEIN

Fish comes out of closet

Don't bother seeing Shark Tale. Instead, watch half of Finding Nemo and chase that with a half-hour of listening to R&B.

by GERARD LEONE

Death row and sexual abuse

Any movie that is based on a self-help novel for women should be approached with caution, but Woman Thou Art Loosed succeeds in telling a story about finding peace and acceptance.

by ANNA HARTLEY

Editor's Picks

Jim Newell Brian Eno Another Green World Brian Eno is essential, and Another Green World is his masterpiece.

by 34TH STREET

Not Rushmore

"It's kind of like this. Listen." Plucking away on a spankin' new guitar just purchased at a 7th street pawn shop, Jason Schwartzman musically describes his new film, I Heart Huckabees. Shortly after picking a string, he retunes it and giddily shows how the note ascends.

by JIM NEWELL

Jazzy Phat Nasty

What does jazz really mean to people? For the average college student, jazz is the music we all know we should dig but can't quite get our heads around.

by PAUL FARBER

Insomniac, Delusional, and Operating Heavy Machinery

A skeletal Christian Bale stars as the haunted, delusional industrial worker Trevor Reznik in The Machinist, a semi-original psychological thriller that opens nationwide Oct.

by SAM HERSHEY

Editor's Picks

Jim Newell Jeff Mangum Live at Jittery Joe's In 1998, Neutral Milk Hotel released, in my opinion, the defining album of the '90s, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. The band's only release our lonely ears have heard since is Jittery Joe's, recorded live by their enigmatic leader, Jeff Mangum, in 1997, and released in 2001.

by 34TH STREET

No One Dropped the Soap?

National Lampoon has been marketing this slightly smarmy, dare I say clever, white guy hero for decades.

by ARD LEONE

Katie Holmes is Hot

You know this is a chick flick, right?" Within three seconds of entering the theater, some random girl sitting next to me confirmed my initial doubts about First Daughter. If that were not enough, she prompted me to peruse the theater, in which I found myself a minority because I am neither under 25-years-old nor female.

by BRADLEY ERLICH

Fim

Tim Corrigan, chair of Penn's brand new Cinema Studies major, gives the program two thumbs up. Tell us about the new film major at Penn. There's been a film program and minor at Penn for about five years now.

by MAGGIE HENNEFELD

Easy to forget

There is nothing creepier than watching a movie in which the main character discovers that she is schizophrenic and has imagined every event in her life (you know you were paranoid after A Beautiful Mind). There is nothing more enthralling than watching a cheesy alien movie (you've seen Independence Day. Don't lie). The Forgotten, contrary to what one might think, is neither.

by ALEXANDRA CHALAT

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