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2004 Stories by Gregory Weinkauf

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  • Dorkula

    published December 9, 2004

    They walk among us. They resemble people, approximate our words and actions, present themselves more or less as human. And yet they are more--a... More >>

  • Boy Meets Whirl

    published December 2, 2004

    Movies pushing the indomitableness of human nature tend to make me puke, mainly because they're often created with a palpable self-congratulatory... More >>

  • Call Him Al

    published November 25, 2004

    If you've ever gone line-dancing with a gaggle of amputees on crank and hallucinogens, you know something of the feeling engendered by viewing... More >>

  • Peter Panache

    published November 18, 2004

    Oh, that Johnny Depp. Played in some dime-a-dozen rock bands, did some average television, made a few cutesy little movies. Whatever. Yeah, he... More >>

  • Gender Pretender

    published October 21, 2004

    Let's just get the term out of the way up front. The term is "fag hag"--and a thousand pardons, sensitive readers, but there is no PC equivalent.... More >>

  • Attack of the Clones

    published October 21, 2004

    The Grudge bears the imprimatur of Sam Raimi but, alas, neither his sense of fun nor his smarts. The wunderkind director behind the... More >>

  • Picture Imperfect

    published October 14, 2004

    Outside Tinseltown, not everyone may be aware of the Hollywood Forever cemetery, which specializes in memorializing lives via a process the... More >>

  • The Importance of Being Ernesto

    published September 30, 2004

    Revolutionary idolatry is an odd business. Just ask unruly pop singer Stew, of the unruly pop group the Negro Problem. On his Naked Dutch... More >>

  • Days of Future Passed

    published September 16, 2004

    Fortune smiles on groovy egregiousness. In the case of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, the filmmakers' investment in their... More >>

  • Vile With a Smile

    published September 16, 2004

    Essayist. Playwright. Radio personality. Librettist. Actor. Novelist. Now, with Bright Young Things, the inimitable British wit... More >>

  • Gallo's Pole

    published September 9, 2004

    Rare is the film that caters to fans of rabbits, motorcycles, Gordon Lightfoot and fellatio, but now, thanks entirely to Vincent Gallo, we have... More >>

  • Live Baby Live

    published September 2, 2004

    Some of the people who helped bring you dank, morose amusements such as The Crow, Dark City and The Matrix have a new movie... More >>

  • Jet Propelled

    published August 26, 2004

    There's a new movie called Hero. Don't confuse it with that dusty Dustin Hoffman vehicle, nor with the epic Bollywood musical... More >>

  • Screenplay Zero

    published August 26, 2004

    You know how fear is scary? Well, director E. Elias Merhige is into that, especially in his new serial-killer thriller Suspect Zero.... More >>

  • Future Shock

    published August 19, 2004

    The future is almost here. At least, it is according to screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce (Pandaemonium) and director Michael Winterbottom... More >>

  • The Phantom Menace

    published August 12, 2004

    You're not likely to hear this critic utter the phrases "American remake" and "good idea" in the same breath. Godzilla, anyone? La Femme... More >>

  • His Guy Friday

    published August 5, 2004

    There is a phrase bandied about that other film industry--"gay for pay"--that means exactly what it says. The queer thing is, this... More >>

  • Meow Mixed

    published July 22, 2004

    Without risking much critical credibility, it can be said that Catwoman succeeds on its own feline terms. Much like a cat, the movie... More >>

  • I'll Sleep, Period

    published July 22, 2004

    It would be nice to declare, "Fans of Mike Hodges, rejoice!" or some such thing at the arrival of the veteran director's latest film; alas, not... More >>

  • Until the Night

    published July 8, 2004

    "Memory is a wonderful thing, if you don't have to deal with the past," declares French Celine (Julie Delpy) to her erstwhile American... More >>

  • George of the Bungle

    published June 24, 2004

    A strong toxin requires a strong antidote. In the case of the Bush administration, the cure is being served in significant part by Michael Moore,... More >>

  • Frogs Gone Loco

    published June 3, 2004

    It's a sign that a nation may be losing its collective mind when it grants a nutty hack like Quentin Tarantino an exalted title like officer of... More >>

  • Blessed Are the Cheeky

    published May 20, 2004

    In 2004 A.D., as the five remaining members of the legendary Monty Python comedy troupe lie in coffins in a Vanity Fair spread to jeer at... More >>

  • Monster Smash

    published May 6, 2004

    "We must keep the atmosphere electrified!" announces creepy Igor in reference to an abominable experiment in Van Helsing, but he... More >>

  • Teen Spleen

    published April 29, 2004

    One thing few may mention about Mean Girls is that it could have been unrelentingly terrible. It isn't--it's actually pretty... More >>

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