Smashed

Beer me! Wait, maybe don’t.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Though there’s no dearth of films about alcoholism and recovery, Smashed reeled me back not to Barfly or Days of Wine and Roses, but to Under the Volcano, Malcolm Lowry’s 1947 modernist novel. L   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

WW presents Unhinged at the Hollywood Theatre

First Portland screening since getting banned in Britain 30 years ago!

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Movies & Television
Thirty years ago, Portland filmmaker Don Gronquist spent 19 nights at Pittock Mansion in West Hills shooting a low-budget slasher flick called Unhinged. The movie had it all: buckets of blood, voyeuristic shower scenes, a squealing synthesizer score, even a jar full of pig eyeballs. It was too much for the British government to handle. In 1983, just as the movie was beginning to fly off video ...   More
 
Thursday, August 16, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Love and Death: PDX Zombie Prom 2009


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Apparently, there was no more room in hell. Saturday, Hades barfed hundreds upon hundreds of lost souls into the Bossanova Ballroom for the second-annual PDX Zombie Prom. The theme, "Enchantment Under the Dead Sea," meant a considerable helping of drowned souls walking the scene, bloated and with starfish sticking out of their faces. Hell, Spongebob Squarepants even made an appearance ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

GamerVania: Your Week in Video Games


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The addition of the letter ‘R' has been a tremendous success. That was really all that was missing from the title of this web column. I walk into my game store with confidence now, giving nods all around to the staff, even the odd chest bump. People like the ‘R', it is just a good solid letter. This week I was mercifully spared from games that are straight up crap, but instead I ...   More
 
Thursday, May 14, 2009 Ryan Fleming

Trailer Of The Week: Zombieland!


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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Recess! WW’s Top Picks for the Weekend of Aug. 21-23


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FRIDAY 5 pm-late: Rock the fuck out at SMMR BMMR Tired of wimpy folk rock? The first day of the SMMR BMMR festival features some of the noisiest bands around, including Thee Oh Sees, Eat Skull and Sic Alps. Rotture, 315 SE 3rd Ave., 234-5683. 5 pm. $12. 21+. 5:30 or 8:30 pm: See Ingluorious Basterds at St. Johns Twin Cinemas & Pub. A hymn to the crass, disreputable power of cinema. ...   More
 
Friday, August 21, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Recess! WW's top picks for the weekend.


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Wondering what to do with yourself this weekend? We have the answers. FRIDAY 6 pm: Catch the Portland Cello Project and Oregon Ballet Theatre at Washington Park [MUSIC/DANCE] The always-awesome cello ensemble and the recently bailed-out dance company perform a free show in the Rose Garden Amphitheater for the closing weekend of the Washington Park Summer Festival. Washington Park Rose Garden ...   More
 
Friday, August 14, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

We're Not Gonna Remember Most of Your Names: Fame Reviewed


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Fame was screened for critics after Wednesday's newspaper went to press. Since I spent the majority of my childhood in tights and spandex (for dance class, don't get any weird ideas), Screen Editor Aaron Mesh volunteered me to review it. Fame When it came time for a remake of Alan Parker's 1980 drama about kids striving at a New York performing arts high school, the crew behind the new Fame ...   More
 
Monday, September 28, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Possibly the Worst Thing I Have Ever Seen: Cop Out Reviewed


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Kevin Smith's ostensible comedy wasn't screened for critics by WW press deadlines, but here's a review in time to keep you from paying to see it: Cop Out Sure, I heard that Kevin Smith was kicked off a plane this month for being too obese to fit in his seat, but it wasn't until I saw Cop Out that I knew he had given up. From its opening scene, Smith's new fiasco reeks with desperation ...   More
 
Thursday, February 25, 2010 AARON MESH

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