Start shining the Tony award for Cicely Tyson, who's just plain wonderful in The Trip To Bountiful, Horton Foote's play about an older lady who wants to return to the Texas town of her youth, remembering it as a place of fertility and goodness. The 1985 movie had a heartbreaking Geraldine Page per ... More >>
Let's not stick to people who literally had one hit, necessarily, but who became defined by one hit and never quite surpassed it in the public's eyes, even if they had some other reasonable successes. I.e., they pretty much coasted. The folks at datalounge came up with the following names (and I'v ... More >>
Horton Foote's emotional The Trip To Bountiful--about a widow's yearning to revisit her beloved Bountiful, Texas--began as a TV movie, then it was a Broadway play, then a 1985 movie (which won Geraldine Page a deserved Oscar), and now it's back on Broadway, with Cicely Tyson in the lead role. Trip ... More >>
Yesterday, I wrote about how Carnival advised patrons who'd paid for a "Drag Stars at Sea" cruise, which will feature drag performers, that they are not to dress in drag or they will be kicked off the boat with no refund! The reason? They don't want to upset the children!!!! After some backlash ov ... More >>
Last night at the Waldorf-Astoria, the Friars Club saluted Tom Cruise with its Icon Award, so I was there like a top gun, all cocked and sitting at full attention. Tom's Rock of Ages costar Alec Baldwin MC'd a lineup of speakers like Cuba Gooding Jr. and Kevin Pollack, but Jerry Lewis, who was supp ... More >>
On the set of the 1996 hit Jerry Maguire, Cuba Gooding Jr. was mortified when his father went up to star Tom Cruise, hugged him, and said, "I love you, man. Now seriously, are you gay or not?"
Something about copping an Oscar often brings out the worst in people--phoniness, fake humility, excessive blubbering, and total inarticulation. As we hold our collective breaths for February 27, here are the absolute worstest so far:
I'll tell you some I feel deserve better reps. *The Sound of Music Yes, I know the 1965 musical won Oscars and made shitloads of money, but some critics (and costar Christopher Plummer) look down on it as if it were nothing but hokey treacle. But the film works for me, from the second you se ... More >>
Pushing the limits of taste, but locating the heart—and hell—of its heroine's struggle
A strenuously stale comedy with Chris Parnell, Rachel Dratch, Cuba Gooding Jr.
Which of the perverse telecast's random pairings was the looniest—Alicia Keys and dead Sinatra, Alicia Keys and half-dead John Mayer, or Carrie Underwood and the refugees from Stomp? I'll call it a tie—along with the tooth-achingly kitschy Beatles tribute and the three instrumentalists vying for ... More >>
Ridley Scott's portrait of '70s dope visionary Frank Lucas may not be epic, but it's still super-fly
Monster's Ball producer makes directing debut with garish, heavy-breathing neo-noir
Can't Get There From Here
Spike Lee Mounts His Revenge on Black Hollywood
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!
Pamela Anderson Lee in drag? Now that she's gotten her breasts reduced, she can be much more convincing as a man (though perhaps not a man from Chelsea).