• The Last Samurai

    What if Tom Cruise could have starred opposite Yul Brynner in a music-stripped, slightly rewritten version of The King and I, with Akira Kurosawa as choreographer? Our man in the Far East, Steve Stav, might have the answer.

  • Los Straitjackets

    Supersonic Guitars In 3-D (Yep Roc). Review by Steve Stav.

  • Beth Hart

    "LA Song" soul-rocker Beth Hart took a tumble a few years ago; she’s now resurfaced with a remarkably powerful new CD, Leave The Light On. Steve Stav takes turns on the couch with the singer-songwriter in a revealing — and therapeutic — interview.

  • Bad Santa

    Billy Bob Thornton’s Bad Santa resembles the Grinch with aspects of Leaving Las Vegas — the drinking aspects, that is. How does the foulest, most profane movie of the year stack up against holiday classics? Very well, according to Steve Stav

  • Elf

    In Elf, SNL expatriate Will Ferrell plays a Peter Pan-in-reverse, complete with yellow tights. Does this cinematic dose of holiday cheer stand up to the Rankin-Bass classics? Our resident Bumble, Steve Stav, offers his opinion.

  • Left Hand Smoke

    Nonsense Parade (Mackadoshis). Review by Steve Stav.

  • Ian McLagan

    From Howlin’ Wolf to the Small Faces to Billy Bragg. One man has made the Hammond B-3 hoot and holler with all three — Steve Stav introduces us to the many faces of Ian McLagan.

  • KISS Symphony

    KISS goes "EZ Listening" with strings? Hardly. Former KISS Army soldier Steve Stav goes back to boot camp in his DVD review of yet another eyebrow-raising performance by the greatest band in the land.

  • School of Rock

    Textbooks, chalkboards, the Ramones — another Rock ‘N’ Roll High School? Make that "grade school"…Jack Black is back, and more tenacious than ever, in School of Rock. Resident scholar Steve Stav stopped laughing long enough to offer his thoughts on the latest Richard Linklater film.

  • Once Upon A Time In Mexico

    Robert Rodriguez has finally had enough of those pesky Spy Kids, and returns to his Sergio Leone-worshipping El Mariachi saga. Our man south of the border, Steve Stav, dons his bulletproof vest for a clip-emptying review of Once Upon A Time In Mexico.

  • I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House

    I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House has been raising eyebrows this summer with their gutsy new disc and phenomenal live show. Frontman Mike Damron takes on Charlton Heston, Courtney Taylor, George Bush and much, much more in a no-punches-pulled interview with Steve Stav.

  • Cory Morrow

    Full Exposure (Write On). Review by Steve Stav.

  • Vampires, Werewolves, and Lovers

    Our man in Japan, Steve Stav, deciphers the new Bill Murray film, Lost In Translation, and dons his best cape for a sneek peek at Underworld. Also ,- reviews of DVDs fresh on the shelf this week.

  • Duplex

    Former cab dispatcher Danny Devito tries his hand at Hitchcock with Duplex. In his blood-spattered review, Steve Stav discovers that dark comedy and little old ladies go hand-in-hand.

  • Open Range

    What a novel concept — Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall playing cowboys. Open Range, however, is much more than your standard shoot-em-up. Our man in the saddle, Steve Stav, has both barrels ready in this fair and balanced review.

  • The Battle of Shaker Heights

    WWII re-enacting, a bully, a great friend, and first love. Sound like your senior year of high school? For our man in the trenches, Steve Stav, it’s pretty close. Reel back some years as he reviews the latest Project Greenlight film.

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

    Disney returns to tradition, and Depp turns on the charm. But is it enough to keep Pirates of the Caribbean afloat in a sea of competing blockbusters? With thumb poised, buccaneer-film historian Steve Stav examines Jerry Bruckheimer’s latest endeavor.

  • Johnny English

    Blackadder, Bean…Bond? Rowan Atkinson tries his hand at the spy game, with mixed results. Our man in the Service, Steve Stav, examines Johnny English with a trained eye.

  • Seabiscuit

    One of the most heavily-hyped movies of the summer finally hits the big screen. But does this story of three men and a little horse deserve the Oscar buzz? Our man at the track, Steve Stav, places his wager.

  • The Hendrix Gallery

    The capstone in Seattle’s Experience Music Project has to be the Hendrix Gallery, the recently unveiled tribute to one of the city’s favorite musical sons. Steve Stav give us an eyewitness account.

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