Rom-coms used to be a cash cow --and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
Shakespeare in the Park opens with The Comedy of Errors
I love when a publicist cooks up a list of reasons to do something. It makes things so much neater and more digestible, especially when we're dealing with the raunchy yet illuminating Black Party Expo and other related shenanigans. Here are the reasons: 1--Need to buy an outfit for the big night? ... More >>
Justin Bieber makes the Barclays Center go pop
The 2012 summer Olympics officially begins today in London. Though the Big Apple lost the bid to host these games back in 2005, we can take pride in the 35 New York-bred Olympians competing in the summer event. To get into the spirit of the festivities, we will be highlighting two of New York's own ... More >>
I haven't seen it yet, but the film has faced a couple of challenges--more than your average summer comedy. First, the title was changed from Neighborhood Watch to The Watch after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida. Obviously this is a comedy about su ... More >>
When Michael McGrath won a Tony award on Sunday for his performance as a lovable gangster in the Gerswhin musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, he thanked his wife and said, "Baby, you're the greatest!" The back story on that reference is that he's set to play Ralph Kramden in the upcoming, absolute ... More >>
Battleship is a long, headache-inducing blend of cliches and explosions, about a fleet of ships out to save the world while making money at the box office. One of the more notable things about it is that Rihanna makes her film debut as Petty Officer Cora 'Weps' Raikes, a kickass, sarcastic, but ba ... More >>
As the movie and music industries continue to bemoan internet piracy -- and push for internet-censoring laws like SOPA, PIPA, and the TPP to curb illegal file sharing -- a new academic study has come out that debunks a major belief about piracy and profit loss. In "Reel Piracy: The Effect of Onlin ... More >>
Ali Hossaini’s true colors
Yes, I know he is a film star, thanks to a little something called the Twilight franchise. But can Taylor Lautner make it as a bonafide movie star apart from that? If you can't pull that kind of thing off, then you might as well be Francis the Talking Mule. And face it, it hasn't been all ... More >>
The Republican 2012 Presidential race, which has given us so much pleasure, remains in flux. Mitt Romney holds a lead, but is unacceptable to "the base" because he once tried to help uninsured sick people; thus, various fringe candidates compete ferociously (and that is the right word) for the right ... More >>
Mel Gibson disgraced himself last year with all those foul rants, which didn't exactly endear him to the moviegoing public. The more he fulminated, the more his comeback vehicle, The Beaver, seemed like a miracle vehicle as far as its chances to make Mel loved again. And sure enough, due to ... More >>
Yes, Today show host Kathie Lee Gifford and I are the focal points of the print campaign for the smash Broadway musical The Book of Mormon! That's the one about Mormons going to Uganda and spreading lies, which results in the Ugandan natives putting on a fabulous musical revue!
Jackass 3-D grossed more money at the box office this weekend than the three films below it combined. The dangers of making such a monumental, adventurous piece of cinema?
Everyone who's anyone saw The Social Network on its opening weekend, including the staff of Facebook and presumably its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. Today, preliminary estimates put the movie's pull at $23 million for its opening weekend, a respectable, if not extraordinary showing, but more tha ... More >>
It was naive to think it could turn out any other way, marketing gimmicks, the show's resurgence and Will Forte be damned. The latest Saturday Night Live skit-turned-feature film is crashing and burning, taking in a paltry $1.5 million at the box office on Friday, leaving the action parody un ... More >>
Chuck Palahniuk gathers his book club
A theater festival in the winter?
Fritz Langs oddball 1930s movie defies definition
Paul Scott Goodman and Miriam Gordon present Rooms: A Rock Romance
Jeffrey Katzenberg's cure for an ailing movie economy, in all three dimensions.
Avant-garde with some brotha-ly love
Restoring Max OphÃÂ¼l's masterpiece
Rock, romance, heartbreak, and the Purple One
FeelinÃ¢â¬â¢ fishy? Walk it off
A notoriously bad film finally gets some appreciation
Hollywood's real moneymakers yet to come
Fat content's equivalent of the South Beach Diet provides healthy alternative to paying buttplugs
Ghosts in the machine: Tsai's haunted movie house evokes the shadows of cinemas past
Concert biz endures summer; Clear Channel screws bands
High Culture on a Low Budget
The U.S. Finally Shakes Off Its Cold War Prejudices
Patriotic Critics Boost Gross Domestic Product
Studios seethe over HSX predictions
By treating audiences with kid gloves, the MPAA delivers a lethal blow to grown-up fare