No, this is how it’s done
I recently wrote about the disappointing box office takes of films like The Watch and Total Recall. But make way for some major Oogie hate. The G-rated animated film Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure popped on arrival, fizzling so badly it constitutes the worst box office bow in history! Im ... More >>
In Peter Weir's The Way Back, a bitter-cold schlepp about Siberian Gulag escapees, Colin Farrell plays a thickly accented roughian who seems to use a lot of animal imagery in his conversation, often without what are grammatically known as "articles." Early on, Colin snarls to a fellow escape ... More >>
Well, I guess we're not getting a disco week this year, huh? What bullshit. Instead, this week was dedicated to songs from movies, a pretty incoherent theme when you consider the idea that songs from movies almost never have anything to do with those movies. There was a weird moment during t ... More >>
Finding the extraordinary in the ordinary
You read it here first! You'll be all chirpy and happy!
*Was Steven Spielberg being sincere in saying that Marty Scorsese, who happened to be there presenting his award, was a huge influence on him? Anyone see traces of Mean Streets in E.T.? *Why didn't they show Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz in the same frame, even when Salma was onstage talking to Pen ... More >>
Spilling the beans, with 120 minutes to go
And the result is exactly as heavy-handed as you'd imagine
Writer's cramp? No, a nonstop stream of diary during the Oscars telecast.
In Bruges, playwright Martin McDonaghs sightseeing hit-men flick, isnt much of a trip
Familiar themes still flood the festival zone, but a couple of gems manage to shine through
It's more of the same from Woody Allen in Cassandra's Dream
An indie film pioneer considers the Hollywood shuffle
Violent shoot-outs and dangerous love in Mann's visceral cop series update
Latin freestyle's dreamboys and dreamgirls dance back into the spotlight
Chinatown scribe dusts off Fante's classic novel of drinking and writing in 1930s L.A.
Baxter actor Theroux on David Lynch and the art of deadpan
From Hollywood to the Ballet, the Year In Sex Gets Mixed Reviews
Tousled bleach jobs, one-eyed stiffs: Neo-epic drops its veils but keeps the nookie offscreen
More timely than ever, Athenian classics storm New York stages
Jackie Beat tears you a new one, and you like it; Detroit's disco d sells out
Sampling the Latest Crop of Mag Stories
A Dreary Remake of a Forgotten '70s Cop Show: S.W.A.T. Have We Done to Deserve This?
Queasy Riders Remember Old Glories
From Prole Rock to President Rock
The Langley Burbs and the Latin Diaspora