Before he made a spectacle of himself by talking to an empty chair that symbolized Obama at the Republican National Convention, screen legend Clint Eastwood had already filmed a similar scene.
A dry run, as it were.
A friend of mine from WBAI tells me that in the new film Trouble With The Curve, C ... More >>
Mike Bloomberg has already come under fire for just about every aspect of the late-night raid that cleared Occupy Wall Street out of Zuccotti last week. From reports of police violence, to keeping members of the press from observing the action, to disregarding a restraining order reopening the park, ... More >>
Clint Eastwood's film about FBI tough guy J. Edgar Hoover (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) is almost upon us, and already there's word about how the gay content we've long heard about is treated, if at all.
Says Todd McCarthy in his Hollywood Reporter review:
A "formula movie" is a standard-issue flick that unabashedly retreads a familiar plotline.
It generally has a setup, a dramatic turning point, a revelation, a climax, and an ending, and as the train chugs along, you can pretty much see the wheels turning.
The Green -- co-starring this week's colu ... More >>
An "obstruction of justice" is typically reserved for, well, criminals. In New York, however, we aspire to "greater" things. Like when a bunch of drunk cops beat up a cabbie, another cop tries to stop them, and the cop who attempted to preserve peace and justice in stopping them gets cuffed, ... More >>
This intriguing factlet came up in the press conference for Clint Eastwood's Hereafter, which Steven Spielberg co-produced.
It seems that whenever a creative meeting is about to take place about a project he's involved in, Spielberg's people alert the attendees, "By the way, he likes to take ... More >>
Good news for people who feel that they need to protect themselves with guns in bars; bad news for those of us who just want to get our drink on without the threat of impending bloodshed or ricochet action totally blowing our buzz. Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia, and Virginia will now let you br ... More >>
It may not be the summer of love (in fact, we're pretty sure it isn't), but that doesn't mean that you can't spend the next two months "jamming to the familiar hiss of hippie crack." In this week's cover story, John H. Tucker goes inside the Nitrous Mafia, a surprisingly organized group made ... More >>
Phil Kline gets into the holiday spirit. Photo by Tom JarmuichIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla does the thing that probably everybody with a masochistic streak should probably do at least once, which is go to a Phish show at Madison Square Garden, while Brandon Soderberg meets up wi ... More >>
Is there an Oscar at the bottom of that scrum? Oh no, there isn't.Have you heard? It's Oscar Season! That couple of weeks at the end of the year when the studios put away all their horror and Gerard Butler films and instead release The Good Movies.
And one after another, the good movies thi ... More >>
We're accustomed to think of Brooklyn's Gerritsen Beach as a little urban oasis with charming small-town amusements and a strong sense of community. They even have little farms, or at least people with exotic taste in pets.
Yet GerritsenBeach.net has recently reported a series of alarming developme ... More >>