Simon Abrams is a proud native New Yorker (he won't shut up about it). In addition to writing for the Voice, Simon regularly contributes film and TV coverage for RogerEbert.com and Vulture. He's currently conducting interviews/researching a book about gory horror films.
4 days ago | Film and TV
Remaking Cabin Fever, Eli Roth's uneven 2002 douchebags-with-a-flesh-eating-virus zombie film, isn't necessarily a bad idea. Reworking Roth and co-writer Randy Pearlstein's screenplay, neophyte director Travis Zariwny tries to stick it to the kind...
The Tick Speaks: Patrick Warburton Talks Venture Brothers, Male Modeling, and the Time Family Guy Went Too Far10 days ago | Film and TV
Patrick Warburton is that rare voice actor who looks like he sounds. His imposing, muscular physique complements his deep basso voice, but his warm tone gives a touch of soul to his many memorable performances as lunkheaded alpha males. Quite like...
18 days ago | Film and TV
Almost every New York film-lover has a cherished memory of the Ziegfeld Theater. Mine is the final Thursday-evening screening of the unnecessary but glorious "final cut" of Blade Runner. Diehards camped out in the first dozen rows and cheered the ...
Stone-faced martial-arts star Donnie Yen does a lot with a little in wuxia weepy Ip Man 3, the rare kung fu film whose stripped-down action sequences are just as good as its sentimental dialogue scenes. The title character -- a...
25 days ago | Film and TV
Stone-faced martial-arts star Donnie Yen does a lot with a little in wuxia weepy Ip Man 3, the rare kung fu film whose sentimental dialogue scenes are just as good as its stripped-down action sequences. The title character — a soft-spoken wing chu...
Character-actor god Ron Perlman carries unimaginative drug-comedy Moonwalkers whenever its creators fail to follow through on their admirably brazen, Babel-high concept: What if the CIA really did try to pay Stanley Kubrick to fake the...