Dan Riesser

Britney Spears goes slutty for debut film

Disclaimer (the rant): Britney Spears: she’s not a girl, not yet a woman. What is she then? In her new movie Crossroads (Paramount) she’s the town whore. Keep in mind, we’re not members of the religious right, or a group of anti-Hollywood activists. We’re 20-year-old college males, and we like Britney. We really like Britney. […]

Arts: Britney Spears goes slutty for debut film

Disclaimer (the rant): Britney Spears: she’s not a girl, not yet a woman. What is she then? In her new movie Crossroads (Paramount) she’s the town whore. Keep in mind, we’re not members of the religious right, or a group of anti-Hollywood activists. We’re 20-year-old college males, and we like Britney. We really like Britney. […]

Arts: Zoolander shakes up cinema

Given the tragic events of the past few weeks, moviegoers may be wary of a dramatic film that pulls at their heartstrings, fills them with sadness or caters to their fears. They will instead be looking for something completely ridiculous to set their minds at ease. In steps Zoolander (VH1 Films), an off-the-wall comedy from […]

Hartwell plays piano man

Music has always been flowing through Chris Hartwell’s veins. Now, the GW senior is getting the chance to show it off. The singer/songwriter celebrated the release of his debut album, All I Fear, for an intimate audience of friends and soon-to-be fans Saturday night in the GW Music Department. “I’m really excited but kind of […]

Jay and Silent Bob make their final strike

Acclaimed writer-director Kevin Smith returns to the silver screen with Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (Dimension Flims), a hilarious comedy that serves as the final chapter in the saga of his famous trash-talking slackers from New Jersey. Smith broke into the film industry with his independent feature debut Clerks, the now famous tale of […]

Tom Green loses his lustre on big screen

The strength of reality humor exemplified by Tom Green is its raw quality. Tom Green’s new movie Freddy Got Fingered (Twentieth Century Fox) attempts to transport that raw humor into a movie world. The fear with a project like this is that a plot line might hamper Green’s ability to amuse with situation comedy. But […]

Punk godfather Joey Ramone dies of cancer at 49

A powerful blow was dealt to the music community Sunday afternoon when Joey Ramone, front man for the legendary New York-based punk-rock outfit the Ramones, died after suffering from lymphatic cancer. Born in 1951 as Jeffrey Hyman, he died at age 49 after entering the hospital a month earlier for treatment of the disease. Ramone […]

Tom Green loses his lustre on big screen

The strength of reality humor exemplified by Tom Green is its raw quality. Tom Green’s new movie Freddy Got Fingered (Twentieth Century Fox) attempts to transport that raw humor into a movie world. The fear with a project like this is that a plot line might hamper Green’s ability to amuse with situation comedy. But […]

ARTS WEB EXCLUSIVE: American Hi-FI rehash ’90s radio rock

Do you remember the band Soundgarden? The alternative band had a few hits in the middle to late ’90s. No? Well, do you remember mid-’90s alternative radio at all? The Boston-based rock band American Hi-Fi surely remembers it, and anyone looking to delve into a little painful music nostalgia need look no further than the […]

15 Minutes manages to spice up a generic action plot

In an era when reality television rules, shocking and violent programs pass as entertainment. A desensitized public that is always looking for the next best thrill makes real-life killers into celebrities. Director John Herzeld’s new film, 15 Minutes (New Line Cinema), adds an interesting spin to the played-out action-thriller genre, showing the interactions between the […]