Movie Reviews & Stories
Of all the four-color
icons, Captain America should be the least open to interpretation. Ol’
Winghead seemed a charming anachronism from the time Stan Lee assembled
the uncanny freaks and amaz
The booze-free strip club that local teens turned into an icon.
In June, Portland will lose a legend. For
three decades, the Jiggles sign at exit 289 on I-5 has stood as a
tantalizing promise of adult privilege to adolescent males of all ages.
It may be diff
We can't remember why this movie screened after WW press deadlines, or why it took so long for this review to make its way online. Like religion, it's probably best left unexplained.Critic's Grade: DWhile it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to learn that Son Of God was adapted from another medium, this retelling of the story of Jesus Christ borrows less from the Bible than...
[LES GIRLS] During the 15 years since Miho Hatori and Yuka Honda vanished into the intercontinental ether, their duo act, Cibo Matto, wasn’t
quite forgotten. If their initial pair of albums haven�
The first five films of Grimm's David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf
To help loyal Grimm viewers wait out the interminable mid-season delay caused by some network spectacle dubbed the Winter Olympics, fantasy correspondent Jay Horton dug back through the first tales told by Grimm show-runners David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf when they were screenwriters struggling through the cursed kingdom of 1980s Hollywood.
Twenty years before ...
A rollicking schlock-operetta, StageWorks Ink’s Flash Ah-AHHH! pays faithful tribute to 1980 camp classic Flash Gordon—and
takes it a step further by shoehorning a dozen Queen classics into the
Hangover busters (and exacerbators) from members of Portland's Souvenir Driver, Miracle Falls and Daydream Machine, as well as Mercury Rev and more.
Creative momentum withering midst seasonal torpor and restless band hiatus—star-packed local combo Miracle Falls is itching to enter the studio for "slightly less guitar-centric" sophomore album—Sparklehorse/Longwave vet and recent Portland emigre Paul Dillon found fresh inspiration from the changing calendar. "It's not that I'm a grea...
WW’s music staff picks its favorite local albums of 2013.
Blitzen Trapper, VII
A consistently suggestive blend of robust
alt-country and catchy guitar-picking from Portland’s resident kings of
genre-roving Americana. (GS)
Epp, Chrome Plated Chronicle
[POP TRIUMPHALISM] Banging into the global consciousness
in 2012 with summer jam nonpareil “I Love It,” 20-something Swedes
Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo have finally released a debut album pro