Spoiler: Torture's Bad
If she can raise the money, that is. And it's pretty shocking that she's having trouble doing so considering that Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Colin Firth are attached to star in the film, which is called Skinny and Cat. Is it about Kate Hepburn and a very thin stutterer?
I had avoided seeing The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel because the trailer looked so awful, but it's a hit, so I checked it out and found it pretty charming (except for the young couple's love story and all the platitudes). It's basically Enchanted April, Cocoon, and Love Actually meet Slumdog Million ... More >>
"I think I'm done with the sad-gay man drama," writes film critic John DiLeo in his new book of essays. Mind you, DiLeo raved about Brokeback Mountain, loved Sean Penn's performance in Milk, and admired a lot about A Single Man. But he's right in pointing out that it would be nice to also have mor ... More >>
And the entire LGBT community can rest a little easier. In the new Gay & Lesbian Review, author Edmund White says: "Kramer is notoriously provocative. "Larry was resentful that I was away living in Paris in the middle of the AIDS crisis.
Julian Assange joins U.S. President Barack Obama, actor Colin Firth and designer Tom Ford on a list of the 20 best dressed men in the world from the French magazine Le Figaro Madame, as reported by CNN Mexico. Placement on the list is something of a coup for Assange, whose look was described ... More >>
Maybe you haven't heard: Today is National Public Sleeping Day. That means it's your duty as an American citizen to fall asleep in a public place because somehow this will help America. Maybe it's your duty to fall asleep at work because you're very tired since you stayed up watching the Osca ... More >>
Is there any living being alive -- even a slug -- who doesn't know by now that the same four people who've won every acting award in tarnation are going to win the Oscars too? Yes, as sure as silk, Colin Firth will be stoic, Natalie Portman will cry, Christian Bale will have bulging eyes, an ... More >>
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
The good crusaders at Dogs Tied Up NYC (the local blog that takes pity on dogs whose owners tie them up outside by... taking photos of them and blogging about them!) may have reason to celebrate: amNY says the City Council is considering a law that would make it illegal to tie up dogs for mo ... More >>
Speechifying on Broadway, plus plenty of cussing and discussing
It's common knowledge that kicking a capital-H Habit isn't the most pleasant experience, to say the least. But what if there were a cure for drug addiction out there that only comes with one side effect, that of intense hallucinations? For this week's Village Voice cover story, join Keegan Ha ... More >>
The King's Speech...along with those of other esteemed movieland pundits, as told to Goldderby.com. The gum-flapping gang has anointed The King's Speech, Colin Firth, Annette Bening, and Danny Boyle as the golden ones who will step up to the podium without that much in their way.
Colin FirthHere it is: Unfounded, un-called for, and way too early. Best Actor nominees will surely include Colin Firth (The King's Speech), James Franco (127 Hours), and Robert Duvall (Get Low). Firth is the favorite to win right now, especially since he was so good in A Single Man last ye ... More >>
Either The King's Speech or The Social Network. Duh. Neither has officially opened yet, but people are saying that The King's Speech, a Weinstein brothers historical epic with Colin Firth as King George VI and Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth, is a wow, while David Fincher's The Soci ... More >>
The gayest movie ever made, A Single Man is Tom Ford's Oscar nominated triumph of style about a forlorn professor's bittersweet past love and his flirtation with some young new angel with a nice body. I urge you to check out the imminent DVD/BluRay versions--even though the cover art does ev ... More >>
In another February 2 ritual, the 2010 Oscar Nominees were announced this morning. The Best Picture list, expanded to ten nominees this year, are: An Education Avatar The Blind Side District 9 The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire A Serious Man Up U ... More >>
10! 10! 10! What happens when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences radically shakes things up, nominating not five but TEN films for best picture? A Sandra Bullock movie makes the list. So: Which five of the ten are the real nominees, and which are just padding? Let's make an u ... More >>
94 critics voted. The results are in.
Hot on the heels of the big critics' awards and the Golden Globe nominations, the Screen Actors Guild has unveiled its annual award nominations for films and television. SAG has been handing these out for 16 years, but only in the past few years has awards fever caused non-professionals to pa ... More >>
Showstoppers and rip-offs in the blowsy movie musical. Plus: Paper's Nightlife Awards
Thank you for the music. But your movies kinda drab.
The Brits know their middlebrow
Mad about crap
Fashionable highlights and lowlights from last night's Golden Globes
Tawdry showbiz Rashomon rethinks Martin & Lewis breakup, ends up dazed and confused
Moviegoers Avoid Big-Budget Pitfalls
Hooligans, punters, murder, romance, and the existential crisis of the goalie
A Winter Movie Preview
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