The Deathly Hallows (of Adulthood)
"Why do you have to be so dirty?" a voice called from the darkness. "The show's called Cartoon Violence, but it's not about cartoons. There should've been a warning!" Michael Che paused. He was onstage in August 2013 during his second show at Scotland's annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It's true, ... More >>
Rom-coms used to be a cash cow --and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
Not to take anything away from the fine nominees for this year's Oscar's acting categories, but there were five people--all men, it seems--who I feel were robbed of a nod, and I'm here to graciously present them with La Daily Musto nominations to make up for that. You're welcome, guys. They are:
For the next two weeks, the Voice's film critics will be offering daily looks at the movies at this year's new York Film Festival. This morning, Nick Schager dishes about two worthwhile documentaries off the Main Slate: Room 237, that copyright-braving examination of the complexities of The Shinin ... More >>
It's no understatement to say that this New Yorker would not be a New Yorker but for Nora Ephron. It's kind of bizarre, given how much my writing life has drifted from what first, in a roundabout way, brought me to New York City: the writing of Nora Ephron. Friends and readers who are familiar wit ... More >>
Yesterday, we talked smelly cow's feet and kosher food with Kutsher's Tribeca's Zach Kutsher. Today, we continue by delving into the health advantage, or lack thereof, of using the rendered chicken fat known as schmaltz, his Dirty Dancing childhood, and what the Borscht Belt would be like if gamblin ... More >>
How's this for a coup? An imaginary interview with Stacy Keibler, who adorns George Clooney's arm for many a photo. Stacy had some amazing fake things to say! So, Stacy, what the world wants to know and only you can answer is...What's George really like? Well....he's very, very nice. And really ... More >>
Eddie Murphy announced that he was bowing out of hosting duties for next year's Oscars today. This came on the heels of Brett Ratner's resignation as the show's producer following an unfortunate gay slur. Oscar hosting duties are now up in the air. Who will take the reins?! Maybe the Muppet ... More >>
Phil Pepe's superb new book, 1961: The Inside Story of the Maris-Mantle Home Run Chase (Triumph Books, $20.00) is the best thing yet written - or likely to be written - about the amazing season 50 years ago which captivated the country. Pepe dispels several myths about the legendary pursui ... More >>
Every few years, like a bad idea whose time has come, the argument for Roger Maris and the Hall of Fame springs up again. There have been several lately, no doubt spurred by the 50th anniversary of the Maris-Mantle home run chase in 1961 when both Yankee sluggers went after Babe Ruth's single ... More >>
If you thought the ceremonies weren't funny, don't blame him.
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:
via NY Daily NewsToday, Anne Hathaway and James Franco were named the hosts of this year's Academy Awards. The Daily News reports that Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer (the producers of the Oscars) said, "James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons -- fresh, exc ... More >>
Download My Morning Jacket's entire New Year's Eve show here. My Morning Jacket Madison Square Garden December 31, 2008 So My Morning Jacket isn't the new Grateful Dead. That was Phish. Except that Phish wasn't half as good as the Grateful Dead and only had about half a dozen great songs ("Wolfm ... More >>
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