Will March come in like a lion and go out like a lamb this year? Whatever animal we're riding into spring, it's making us hungry for a few food events. Here are several happening this weekend.
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The bodies. The lust. The credit cards. The honors. Yes, rentboy.com's annual Hookie Awards at Roseland had all the excitement and whoring of the Academy Awards, and then some. Alex Geana was there to capture it all with his penetrating lens.
Just in time for the Oscars, along comes You Like Me, the riotous recreation of celebrity awards acceptance speeches, created by Michael Schulman and Rachel Shukert. Next Saturday night at Ars Nova--the night before the actual Oscars--you will gag to the procession of performers re-enacting the gra ... More >>
Meryl Streep has certainly never played a role as racy as in Hope Springs. (SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT!) The three-time Oscar winner goes to sex therapy sessions, plays with herself, attempts a blow job in a theater, and even tries to learn oral techniques with the help of some bananas. It's a f ... More >>
If she can raise the money, that is. And it's pretty shocking that she's having trouble doing so considering that Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Colin Firth are attached to star in the film, which is called Skinny and Cat. Is it about Kate Hepburn and a very thin stutterer?
Susan Tyrrell, who died the other day, got recognized for her full-throttle acting when she was Oscar-nominated for John Huston's Fat City, the 1972 drama in which she played a spiteful alkie who throws herself into a fading boxer's life. But in 1983, SuSu told me her life didn't change after that ... More >>
The Drama Book Shop, the West 40th Street treasure for theater folk and those that care about them, once called the police on an Oscar winner! This is from the New York Times article about the place. "Stars shop without fear of harassment by the star-struck, and the occasional out-of-work thespi ... More >>
This ABC News article examines the rough road African American women have in Hollywood, even when they've won the all-important Oscar. The piece discusses Jennifer Hudson, Monique, and Gabe Sidibe (who was nominated) and the challenges they face, despite all the acclaim and hoopla showered on their ... More >>
Roger Ebert called the Iranian melodrama A Separation "the best film of the year." What's more, it won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film and it's nominated for two Oscars. And it's indeed remarkable -- a far cry from slick, bloated, soulless Hollywood fare.
Yesterday, as you'll recall, I posted my predictions for the Oscar nominations, using all my best wizardry, know-how, and blind luck. And today at 8:30 a.m., I will be on CNN International, discussing the results as they are announced live!
Those who can't, teach. And so, on Wednesday, February 15, at the LGBT Center, I will be moderating an OutProfessionals panel on the Oscars, with a gay-for-no-pay twist to the proceedings.
A lot of oddsmakers are talking up Jean Dujardin for his silent turn in the mostly speechless The Artist. And Max Von Sydow is getting a supporting push for playing a traumatized man who communicates via facial expressions and note writing in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. But a friend of mine ... More >>
The self-made creation known as Thorgy Thor is up for a whole batch of Glammy Awards for nightlife excellence, prompting this golden little chat of ours. Hi, Thorgy. Which Glammy award would you most like to win? "I was nominated for six awards, if you include Best Nightlife Weekly Event ( ... More >>
Drag star Hedda Lettuce presented Rosemary's Baby last night at the Chelsea Clearview and was delightfully satanic enough to bring me onstage beforehand to talk about my love for the 1968 horror classic. I advised the audience to look for various sitcom regulars who Polanski purposely cast as witch ... More >>
A festival where less is more
It's easy! Simply change a letter or two and what was a prestigious Oscar winner suddenly becomes a dirty trashathon--and something that sounds way more fun to watch. Let's not concentrate on the old spoofs like All About Beav and Schindler's Fist, OK? Let's stick to films of the last few ... More >>
Filmmakers battle to the death
Charlie Sheen dominated the wild and weird this week but the rest of the world proved able keep pace. Lady Gaga birthed some sort of goey monster-baby while blood-covered panda bears danced with leather-bound vampires at the Cradle of Filth show. Suffice it to say we felt the stirrings of a t ... More >>
Let's get this party started! We have chocolate marshmallow cookies, and wine, and cheese and crackers, and maybe we'll get pizza. And, most importantly, we have CELEBRITIES CONGRATULATING THEMSELVES FOR BEING CELEBRITIES. And Billy Crystal. Whee! Herewith, Runnin' Scared's official live blog ... More >>
Thin, dry, and sexy, 1960s British actor Laurence Harvey may be best remembered as the guy who helped various actresses to Oscar glory. Something about his minimal acting and sardonic presence obviously encouraged his female costars' rise to golden heights of achievement. Harvey was the soc ... More >>
Da Capo's annual Best Music Writing series is as close as rock scribes get to the Oscars; we are happy to report that this year's edition, out November 9, features two Voice pieces: Greg Tate's Michael Jackson eulogy "The Man in Our Mirror" and Raquel Cepeda's "Another Love TKO: Teens Grapple ... More >>
Big stars are always bragging about having won Oscars, Tonys, and shit like that, but excuse me, I've got some plaques and trophies, too. Pictured is just one little shelf bearing some of the incredible honors I've achieved in the last year alone:
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 16, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 16 Films in Focus by Andrew Sarris OSCAR GOES TO COLLEGE: You could hardly recognize Oscar this year at the celebration of his 42nd birthday. After years of flaunting his nouveau riche vulgarity and grade s ... More >>
And turns it into a three-act opera. This is what acting is all about, people. Focus. Determination. Cholesterol.
Live Broadcasting by Ustream Man watch this thing open up like the P-Funk Mothership. Apparently this happened around 12:30 and lasted a mere half-hour (and involved a few more AI contestants, I don't know, ask Tom), but here we have your American Idol finalists warbling through an Oscar-winning sa ... More >>
Statues of no limitations—the Academy Awards bring the crazy
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Oscar Week Menu Delmonico's March 1-7 As you get ready to see who will take Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards, Delmonico's is offering a special menu i ... More >>
Crazy Heart is basically Jeff Bridges' The Wrestler. You know, a has-been has to do degrading things to make money, while trying to repair his troubled relationship with the child he abandoned, as a good woman overcomes all doubts and aims to save his soul (and her own). It's also his Tende ... More >>
Time to take another look at Cine Manifest
Catch The Sting at Bryant Park
Of course Mickey and Minnie did it
I went to an inauguration ball long ago--SO long ago that I'm too embarrassed to even specify which President it was for. (All right, Millard Fillmore.) And I was amazed at all the glitzy, gawdy opulence on display--on the people! Clearly these folks had the expression "One more bugle bead won't hur ... More >>
A celebration of Martys best
As per usual, the Globes went for any movie personality who's famous (Brangelina, Tom Cruise, etc.) and with only a few exceptions dissed actual actors who aren't enormous stars. Uninvited from the buffet table were such underpublicized critical darlings as:
Yeah, it gets earlier every year. Pretty soon we'll be predicting the Oscars before the movies are even made. And that's fine with me since most of the voters don't see the movies anyway! In the column this week [CLICK HERE], I don't have any problem jumping the gun and telling you who will most ass ... More >>
3epkano provides the soundtrack to a silent-film classic
A conversation with Hong Kongs hottest director