Rom-coms used to be a cash cow --and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
The director on Passion's battles—and avoiding sequels
Gather ’round the fire with Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd
Here's some news that should help perpetuate the myth that the food world is filled with brooding hunks: Bradley Cooper is in discussions with The Weinstein Company to play the title character in "Chef", a restaurant-focused comedy from director Derek Cianfrance. Cooper, who is currently riding the ... More >>
It's a HollyScoop story titled: HUGH JACKMAN STARSTRUCK BY JOHN TRAVOLTA. And it goes something like this: "Hugh Jackman is a big-time Hollywood star who we're assuming NEVER gets starstruck, because he's the one doing the star-striking (Is that a word? Nevermind) but there is one A-lister who ha ... More >>
Josh Brolin emerged at last night's National Board of Review awards to present Best Actor to Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook. "Yes, I'm out," he began. I assumed he was referring to his arrest last week for public intoxication--not saying that he's gay, lol.
That's what insiders are saying--the kind of insiders who are usually right sometimes. Oscar's Best Actor locks already seem to be: Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln Duh. We knew this the second the movie was announced. Denzel Washington for Flight People are so happy he got a quality script agai ... More >>
Since Miss Cleo was driven out of business years ago, the Gold Derby site had to fall back on asking various pundits like myself to start predicting what will win the Oscar for Best Picture next year. Alas, I'm still working on last year's predictions. (The Artist doesn't have a chance. Trust me! I ... More >>
A '70s car-chase flick for the Utne Reader set
There's another protest in town. This one happens to be over the total theft of Ryan Gosling's much deserved Sexiest Man Alive crown, which People Magazine failed to give to him because they are fucking blind and also clearly stupid and Bradley Cooper, whatever, we can't even go on. But we will. For ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
This week in the Voice, Victoria Bekiempis writes of her month-long experience as a geisha in Midtown. Infiltrating this world of sake and karaoke, she discovers more about the men who visit the club than the persona she becomes. "It takes about three weeks for the customers to warm up to you ... More >>
The diverse grouping of Bradley Cooper, Abbe Cornish, and Robert DeNiro costar in the new movie Limitless, which they just promoted at a press junket one of my audacious spies happened to be at. And here's the insight that dribbled my way: Bradley Cooper turns out to be utterly charming, ... More >>
Here is the plight of the single lady in a nutshell: That there are magazines like Glamour that proliferate various generalized highly unscientific "statistics" about men that we must then banish from our brains or, somehow, adopt into our dating/life realities. Because once you read this stu ... More >>
I like Renee Zellweger for her squinty spunk and charming gameness, which she's brought to musicals, westerns, and rom-coms alike. But you'd have to squint to see her career lately.
Political Powerhouses Jessica Simpson and Jimmy FallonNo one with any sense of perspective believes that Real America -- most of the nation, fly-over country, everywhere but the coastal cities, whatever you want to call it -- gives a quarter of a shit about the White House Correspondents Dinner. ... More >>
Valentine's Day--aka Love, American Style, the Movie--is one of those criss-crossing ensemble pieces starring literally everyone alive who's ever walked the earth and ended up in front of a camera. In an attempt to satisfy every possible demographic, it has young people, old people, whites, ... More >>
I'll answer that for you: They're all of indeterminate age. But sometimes they're supposed to be around 35, and that's amazing considering Sandra herself is reported to be anywhere between 45 and 49! In last year's All About Steve, no one mentioned her age, even as she dove on Bradley Coope ... More >>
Wait, let me try to clarify that headline. I have no idea if emerging star Bradley Cooper is uncircumsized or not (though I have my suspicions). But I HAVE exclusively learned that his small role had been cut out of the upcoming comedy Old Dogs (starring Robin Williams and John Travolta), bu ... More >>
The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival just announced its juries, and although they've included almost everyone you've ever heard of (Andre Leon Talley! Mary-Kate Olsen! Rachel Maddow!) from every corner of the entertainment industry (daytime television WHAT UP!), founder Robert De Niro has made a possibly ... More >>
Too hot to deal? Take shelter in the cool and dark of the matinee.
Can a good play shelter a movie star from criticism's wet blanket?
Frat-Packers Vaughn and Wilson look for booty, find adulthood in hollow but charming comedy