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People have been bitching about the price of movies since the days of penny matinees, but with multiplex prices hitting an all-time high—most major-chain matinees start at $8.50, and that’s    More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 AP KRYZA

Best of the Screen

2014 Movie Superlatives.


Movie Reviews & Stories
We love top-10 lists as much as the next schmuck. But there’s a lot they may have trouble capturing—the tiny but brilliant cameos, the grossest gags, the ways in which Clint Eastwood and Cam   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW Staff

Uphill Battle

A heap of holiday releases, reviewed.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The holidays can be rough—especially if you’re one of the heroes in this year’s Christmas Day releases. These poor souls endure untold abuses: domineering spouses, police interrogations, wit   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW Staff

AP Film Studies: Also Showing 11/12/14

Rabies, replicants and revolution.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Professor AP Kryza is currently stuck outside Rapid City, S.D., a victim in the icy grasp of winter storm Astro. He took a break from nagging his sister to show him North by Northwest filming lo   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 AP KRYZA

The Portland 48 Hour Film Project: A Diary

With only 48 hours, an all-woman team assembles a thriller about an ambitious actress who starts to have some unnerving experiences before a big audition.

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Movies & Television
For 11 years, the 48 Hour Film Project has taken to cities around the world. In each location, teams receive a genre selected at random, along with a prop, quote and character at 7 pm Friday, and they race to complete a short film by 7:30 pm Sunday. Winners go on to compete at a national level, with finalists screened at Cannes. For aspiring filmmakers, winning the 48HFP is like finding Willy ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Adrienne So

Bad Fairy

Maleficent through the ages.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Hell hath no fury like a woman denied an invite. That, arguably, is the moral of the Sleeping Beauty story. As the tale goes, the sprite that didn’t make the guest list still appears at the eponymou   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 SAUNDRA SORENSON

AP Film Studies: High and Mighty

The incredibly stupid Heavy Metal is essential 4/20 viewing.


Movie Reviews & Stories
When the hell did stoner movies get so damn complicated? The best of the recent crop of “let’s get high” films, the Seth Rogen-James Franco opuses Pineapple Express and This Is the End, ar   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 AP KRYZA

AP Film Studies: Also Showing 3/26/14

Castles, clowns and Jean-Claude Van Damme: This week at Portland’s indie theaters.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Editor’s Note: Last week, columnist AP Kryza disappeared, leaving only a garbled voicemail. His whereabouts remain unknown. We did, however, receive a cryptic note—delivered by a bowtie-weari   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 DEBORAH KENNEDY

Folk(lore) Buddies: Early Efforts From The Men Who Would Make Grimm

The first five films of Grimm's David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf

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Movies & Television
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 partnering on NBC's signature ...   More
 
Friday, February 21, 2014 JAY HORTON

AP Film Studies: Shared Nightmares

Here there be dragons—and Nosferatu.


Movie Reviews & Stories
At a party long ago, a bleary-eyed co-worker began talking about dragons. He was drunkenly regurgitating a theory that all humans were evolved from aquatic apes whose main predators were big cat   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 AP KRYZA

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