Billy Crystal has a new movie called Parental Guidance, which I'm sure he's happy about, but because of bad management guidance, he's not part of one of the biggest franchises of all time. "I'm the dope who turned down Toy Story," Crystal reveals to AARP the Magazine. "Jeffrey Katzenberg brought m ... More >>
Ghost Protocol lets Tom Cruise, the Bankable Movie Star, live another day
Courtesy ABCAnd now for the awards portion of the evening! Full disclosure: the three of us have seen only five of the Best Picture nominees. Not that it matters. So:
On this latest wave of mediocre movies (and the classics that put them to shame)
Toy Story 3 is a smash hit that's reaped critical hosannahs suggesting it rightfully earns its place next to the first two Toy Story treats. But has a sequel ever actually been better than the movie it follows up?
Crafty People on the Internet are excellent at coming up with Elaborate Pieces of Crafty Internet Bullshit, and this cute little meme is no exception. See, there's this movie out in theaters right now called Toy Story 3, and it's apparently dredging up any and all nostalgia, sentimentality, e ... More >>
Everyone knew it was coming. It was just a matter of time before film criticism's reigning anti- anti- anti- king, Mr. Counterintuitive himself, chimed in. He's "a troll," in the words of Roger Ebert, who once tried to defend Armond White, this peculiar man, only to take it all back. He's "sm ... More >>
Japan Society takes you to Tokyo
Yes, Carly Simon won an Oscar, but not for Costume Design. Photo by Alan Light. The Oscars are tomorrow night, and an alleged leak of the winners is making it more interesting than usual. The Academy has denounced the list as a "complete fraud." If so, it should be exposed tomorrow, though the ever ... More >>
The New York Film Critics Circle has split its top four honors between two films. Milk was named Best Picture and Sean Penn's eponymous role won him the Best Actor Award; Sally Hawkins in Happy-Go-Lucky's title-describing lead took Best Actress and Mike Leigh won Best Director. A 3-1 division in the ... More >>
Astro Boy, the unlikely proto- Japanese manga comic originally drawn by Osamu Tezuka from 1951-1968, received the anthology treatment from Dark Horse earlier this year and, now, apparently, the sad little boy robot will get his own animated movie (following a run in the '60s as a black and white TV ... More >>
Big-eyed cartoons take over the city
[Editor's note: After penning the popular "The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere," Roy Edroso has made dissecting those blogs into a weekly feature that appears here every Monday.] HELLER HIGH WATER: RIGHTBLOGGERS ON GAYS, GUNS, AND GOOFY CARTOON ROBOTS Ga ... More >>
Where anime and Hitchcock meet
Breathe easy, Simpsons fans. The movie is eeeexellent.
Brad Bird does it again; Taco Bell, Pinkberry rejoice!
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Boy turns bug in redemptive kiddie-lit adaptation
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