Too stinky and dirty for Canada, Canflow Environmental Services regularly dumps wastewater into Detroit sewers, causing plumbing problems and illnesses for nearby residents who are fed up with the practice.
Spending Valentines' Day with Niagara, fruity martinis and Padded Cells ... plus exotic winged creatures and smokin' bigwigs ... & later in the week, a sweaty, bloody, triple bill of Detroit rock (we Kid you not).
Serious layer-peeling is required to get to director Lone Scherfig's pleasantly inconsequential story of three couples fated to eventually get together. It's a combination of the charming and the grotesque being touted as a saucy romp, but be warned: The sauce has a few poison mushrooms in it.
As congenitally flawed as the heart of its titular character’s son, John Q is both a ridiculous and poorly told revenge fantasy on the HMO and hospital industry and a perverted cliché of a fanfare for the common man — with Denzel Washington.
Who was it that gave popular singers carte blanche to act in films? Move over, girls, because the ubiquitous Britney Spears is following suit. She’s already got a built-in, primarily female teenybopper audience, so the obvious choice is to direct the film to what interests them. In this light, it’s just left of brilliant.
It may not be the best burger you ever ate in your life, but with 7 ounces of Black Angus beef and a crusty, French Vienna roll, it's definitely one of the finer bar burgers out there. This basic neighborhood blue-collar bar also serves up a tasty, enormous steak sandwich, plus nightly specials like Wednesday's huge plate of meat-sauced spaghetti and Friday's beer-battered cod. All are way above your barroom average, with extra-large portions and prices that could attract even those who aren’t barflies.
Not a remake of the 1926 German silent classic by Fritz Lang, this Japanese anime explosion inspired by Osamu Tezuka’s 1949 manga comic of the same name is set in a sci-fi future and combines detective-story action with political intrigue on the way to foregrounding science-vs.-morality issues a la Frankenstein. It’s absolutely spectacular.
Begging comparison to that classic World War II POW movie, Stalag 17 (1953), this project escapes all of the latter’s lighthearted shtick and most of its Hollywood dialogue and melodrama, while grimly generating deep questions of race, law and politics that haven’t been exhumed since 1984’s A Soldier’s Story.