Lone Survivor shows our boys suffering but doesn't ask why.
2 Guns is every movie you've seen before.
There's lots of pleasure, but it doesn't quite finish you off.
Michael Bay injects potent absurdity into an unbelievable but true story.
Contraband Director: Baltasar Kormákur Writer: Aaron Guzikowski Condensed Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster Mark Wahlberg stars as a former pop star/underwear model turned actor turned smuggler turned former smuggler who gets himself in deep with a drug lord to protect his brother- ... More >>
The Misfits' Michale GravesNothing pisses rock fans off worse than the lead singer of their favorite band being replaced. This happens across genres, but it's most common within hard rock -- pop, country and R&B vocalists' departures are usually a precursor to their solo efforts; very rarely ... More >>
Dallas disco cover band Le FreakA well-timed cover can be just the thing to take a band's live performance from good to great. But if the execution of the song is off, it could blow the whole set. On the flip side, although playing a cover is a risky move, sometimes the rewards can make an artist ... More >>
Nobody beats the Biz.As mentioned yesterday when we caught up with Everlast for a Q&A, House of Pain is in town tonight, playing a reunion show at South Side Music Hall. And the only thing more surprising than the fact the group has managed to hang around for two decades is the fact that thei ... More >>
OK, here she probably smelled like blood and semen...According to fragrance industry insiders, Lady Gaga has requested that Monster, the perfume she is developing, smell of "blood and semen." Frankly, that's a head-scratcher for us -- it sounds more like a Bloodhound Gang scent, or perhaps a Load ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, August 11, 2010...The Train hit song "Drops of Jupiter" was allegedly the cause of the fight between Charlie Sheen and his wife last year.Apparently Jack White doesn't like hipster audiences.At least Mark Walhberg has lightened up about his music ... More >>
Today, we welcome back an old friend to the blog. That's right: It's the return of Aural Ambush, a feature we hope will be back and running regularly in these confines we call DC9. It's been a while, though, so, for those who may have forgotten the concept, a quick refresher: We grab an mp3 from an ... More >>
In an effort to make some of us wonder what treasures we might have in our dry-walled apartments -- or perhaps to rub salt in the wounds of those who unsuccessfully submitted their antiques to the appraisers at Dallas Convention Center last summer -- PBS is airing the first of three Dallas episodes ... More >>
New York cop drama holds the audience hostage
Patrick Michels Well, there's something you don't see every day: Frank Campagna and Marky Mark, hunh. The tandem were brought together by the magic of Max Payne, which Mark Wahlberg was in town to promote yesterday during what turned out to be a rather star-studded Tuesday. The Kettle Art-ist, fam ... More >>
Who better to save America than an armed Mark Wahlberg? Seriously.
Feel-good football tale scores with charm and sincerity
Minnie Driver and Juliette Lewis have started bands. Come on, you know you're curious.
Searching for the meaning of life in a movie that barely exists
Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003
The Cat in the Hat forms clumps for easy scooping and disposal
This new Italian Job, a remake better than the original, is a steal
Plus: Kaboom, Edited for Content
Jonathan Demme remakes Charade, but it's hardly an imitation
Marky Mark becomes a Rock Star, but he doesn't get to enjoy it
Tim Burton monkeys around with an icon, but is it evolution?
Non-Stop keeps its characters in motion, but, like the movie, they really don't get anywhere
The gang's all here in this familiar-but-fresh tale of a bad guy scared straight
Here's one Hong Kong hero who's ready to conquer
The revisionism of Three Kings kicks the Vietnam rut
David O. Russell gets to the heart of the matter, down to the last detail
Bistro A scores straight, solid grades
Twelve-year-old Alexandra Nechita is fooling art patrons as the "Petite Picasso"
Kirk Wong's new film is both deeply funny and unmistakably dark
The hugely ambitious Boogie Nights looks at the exalted, debased world of porn
Traveller packs some charm, but brings few gifts
Push the Tripping Daisy and make them come up
As a teenage junkie in The Basketball Diaries, Leonardo DiCaprio joins an elite corps of true screen actors