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Box Office

  • Voice Choices

    June 18, 2014

    THIRTY YEARS OF RAIN

    “The Kid” is all grown up

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Podcast: Should Adults Really Be Embarrassed to Read YA Novels?

    The Fault in Our Stars made heaps of money at the box office, and film critics Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek wonder if a recent piece declaring that adults should feel ashamed to read young adult novels has any weight to it. They also talk about The Immigrant and film critic Amy Nicholson j ... More >>

  • Film

    March 5, 2014

    Who Killed the Romantic Comedy?

    Rom-coms used to be a cash cow --and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?

  • Voice Choices

    May 15, 2013

    SEEING DOUBLE

    Shakespeare in the Park opens with The Comedy of Errors

  • Voice Choices

    November 7, 2012

    TEEN CHOICE

    Justin Bieber makes the Barclays Center go pop

  • Film

    October 24, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    New York Olympians In London 2012 Summer Games: Archery and Field Hockey

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    The Challenges Facing Ben Stiller's The Watch

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    The Honeymooners Is Becoming A Musical! Who Should Costar?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Rihanna In Battleship: How Does She Do?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    BitTorrent-Based Internet Piracy Does Not Hurt U.S. Movie Sales: Study

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 2, 2011

    FREE TO BE 3D

    Ali Hossaini’s true colors

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Taylor Lautner: Can He Be A Film Star?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Rightbloggers Celebrate the Unprecedented Success of Sarah Palin's (10-Theater) Movie Opening

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    So How Did The Beaver Do?

    ​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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Presenting the Single Greatest Magazine Quote of 2010, Starring a Dentist, a Chipped Tooth, and an Explosive Bowl of Dicks

    ​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?

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2010

    Bad Facebook Puns Plague The Social Network Box Office Headlines

    ​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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 8, 2010

    DEATH AND THE CITY

    Does this mean the term 'fabulous' has to go, too?

  • Voice Choices

    June 8, 2010

    DEATH AND THE CITY

    Does this mean the term 'fabulous' has to go, too?

  • Voice Choices

    June 8, 2010

    DEATH AND THE CITY

    Does this mean the term 'fabulous' has to go, too?

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2010

    MacGruber Bombs, SNL Movie Curse Lives On

    ​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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 4, 2010

    ALL THE RAGE

    Chuck Palahniuk gathers his book club

  • Voice Choices

    February 23, 2010
  • Voice Choices

    February 16, 2010

    HOT AND COLD

    A theater festival in the winter?

  • Voice Choices

    December 15, 2009
  • Voice Choices

    December 8, 2009
  • Voice Choices

    August 18, 2009

    WHAT IS THAT FLICK?

    Fritz Lang’s oddball 1930s movie defies definition

  • Voice Choices

    August 4, 2009
  • Voice Choices

    February 18, 2009

    ROCK ON

    Paul Scott Goodman and Miriam Gordon present Rooms: A Rock Romance

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    In Praise of the Less Attractive Siblings

    It's got to be rough to be the brother or sister (or even half bro/sis) of a star who's way more movie-star gorgeous than you are--but at least that scenario generally helps you build character. I've come to love the following famous sibs because I always favor the underdog, especially in show biz w ... More >>

  • Film

    December 31, 2008

    2008 Film Poll: Coming (at You) Soon

    Jeffrey Katzenberg's cure for an ailing movie economy, in all three dimensions.

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Is It All Over For Nicole Kidman?

    Nicole Kidman recently told the press that her role in Australia may be her last. As one anonymous gossip-board poster put it, "Funny, the box office has been saying the very same thing!" And the reality is that not only is Nicole at an age when Hollywood generally treats women like used Kleenex, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Saw V and High School Musical 3: Two Heads of the Same Ugly Beast

    Three years ago I was assigned the task of reviewing Saw II for the Voice, and called it a "cursory dud, rushed to theaters exactly a year after its amusing predecessor." In the years since, I haven't kept up with the franchise's annual October sequels, but if the reviews for Saw V are evidence, Jig ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 9, 2008

    RAINING REVOLUTION

    Rock, romance, heartbreak, and the Purple One

  • Voice Choices

    June 17, 2008

    ATTACK OF THE MERFOLK!

    Feelin’ fishy? Walk it off

  • Voice Choices

    March 4, 2008

    SO BAD IT'S GOOD?

    A notoriously bad film finally gets some appreciation

  • Film

    May 8, 2007
  • Film

    May 1, 2007
  • Film

    August 23, 2005

    Slump Fiction

    Hollywood's real moneymakers yet to come

  • Screens

    May 31, 2005

    Torrent Rain

    Fat content's equivalent of the South Beach Diet provides healthy alternative to paying buttplugs

  • Film

    December 28, 2004
  • Film

    September 7, 2004

    The Last Picture Show

    Ghosts in the machine: Tsai's haunted movie house evokes the shadows of cinemas past

  • Music

    July 6, 2004

    Live Dead

    Concert biz endures summer; Clear Channel screws bands

  • Art

    August 26, 2003

    Open Admission

    High Culture on a Low Budget

  • Film

    March 5, 2002

    Thinking Inside the Box

    Test-Tube Babies

  • Home

    January 1, 2002

    The American Dreams

    Patriotic Critics Boost Gross Domestic Product

  • Film

    May 9, 2000
  • News

    November 16, 1999

    'Access' Denied

    Studios seethe over HSX predictions

  • Film

    August 24, 1999

    Defining Deviancy Down

    By treating audiences with kid gloves, the MPAA delivers a lethal blow to grown-up fare

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