On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek of The Village Voice and Amy Nicholson of L.A. Weekly remember Robin Williams, who died on Monday. He was 63. They also recommend We Are Mari Pepa, a slight movie about growing up punk in Mexico, the Daniel Radcliffe and ... More >>
The Deathly Hallows (of Adulthood)
[Spring Guide 2014]
In 2013, love came in many forms: girl on zombie, boy on smartphone, and James Franco on -- count 'em -- two hot bikini babes at the same damn time. Sure, romantic comedies are as extinct as Oprah Winfrey's chances of winning Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes, but audiences had plenty of ... More >>
That little wizard Daniel Radcliffe plays young gay poet Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming film Kill Your Darlings, so he posed for luscious shots by Kai Z Feng for an Out magazine story written by editor Aaron Hicklin. In the piece, Radcliffe answers a question about playing gay like so: "You never ... More >>
It's definitely a trend, and they've all been showing at Sundance. In Don Jon's Addiction, writer/director Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a guy who's so addicted to online porn he can't have real relationships. In Kill Your Darlings, Daniel Radcliffe plays poet Allen Ginsburg and is seen receiving ora ... More >>
Less scary than a call from Mom
Harry Potter is going gay. Daniel Radcliffe just wrapped the movie Kill Your Darlings, which involves a murder that brings together renowned Beat Generation writers like Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and Allen Gisnberg. And Radcliffe plays Ginsberg.
Last night's National Board of Review dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street was a long but rewarding evening filled with gratitude and sass. Presenter Rosie O'Donnell ripped into Lars von Trier's movies and said it was OK for her to trash him; "I'll never work for him--or Woody Allen. Pedophile? Wh ... More >>
At yesterday's 21 luncheon promoting the DVD/Blu-ray release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, I talked to movie/theater star Daniel Radcliffe and was thrilled to find he's basically magical! Here's how our talk went: Me: Hi, Daniel. Let's start with your Broadway gig. Have you foun ... More >>
I always assumed I was the only Italian-American only child in creation -- those people tend to procreate a lot -- but it turns out Al Pacino is one, too! I'm not alone! And I did a little research (and glanced at Us magazine) and found some other famous folk who have gone through life without sib ... More >>
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord's three remaining Horcruxes. Don't be too impressed by all that. I took it verbatim off IMDb. I never have any idea what's going on in these Harry P ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanA group of six girls have become the celebrities within the encampment of Harry Potter fans awaiting tonight's premiere of the final film, across the street from Lincoln Center in Manhattan. They do not go to Hogwarts -- in fact, they hail from Florida, New Jersey and upstate ... More >>
Eric Asimov remembers Ray Deter of d.b.a., who died Sunday following a bike accident on June 27, calling Deter's bar "groundbreaking." [Diner's Journal] Debra Whiting of Red Newt Cellars and Bistro on Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes, a food and wine pioneer in the region, died in a car crash ... More >>
Isn't it a theatrical experience unto itself? And beyond that, Patrick Pacheco (NY 1, L.A. Times), Jesse Green (New York magazine), and I offer sparklingly dramatic and in fact award-worthy comments about last Sunday's Tony Awards telecast, the best one in ages.
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
Photo: Broadwayworld.com Tammy Blanchard plays Hedy La Rue in the How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying revival, and got Tony nominated for it, while star Daniel Radcliffe was famously omitted. Well, at the nominees meet-and-greet today, the talented Blanchard--whom you know as y ... More >>
Last year, the Tony awards fawned over Hollywood types, and a lot of died-in-the-wool theater people didn't have much of a chance against them. Well, this time the nominating committee obviously listened to the criticism about all that and swung the curve back to the real theater stars. (He ... More >>
The dramatics! The emoting! The singing and dancing and screeching for the back row! I'm talking about what's going to happen when the Tony nominations are announced tomorrow morning. My final (and 100% correct) predictions are: BEST PLAY Jerusalem War Horse Good People Motherf**k ... More >>
The Emmy winning actor made that startling pronouncement at a stimulating Drama Desk luncheon at Sardi's the other day about TV/movie actors currently on Broadway, hosted by reporter Robin Milling. John was talking particularly about movie directors. He remembered his experience in the Twil ... More >>
This time, the British actor plays a business wizard
Travis Morrison, in a rare break from his stand-up-comedy routine. Pics by Jena Cumbo.The Dismemberment Plan Webster Hall Saturday, January 29 Better Than: Back when they played shows with Death Cab for Cutie as the "Death and Dismemberment" tour. Travis Morrison, frontman for freshly reun ... More >>
Our Lady J does our lady Dolly
Plus, camping out at Burlesque
The last year in Broadway theater saw the appearances of names like Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones not just on stages, but in the same award categories as their Loyal-to-New-York-Theater co-stars. The trending caused our own lead theater critic Michael Feingold to pen an epic scr ... More >>
His prepubescent falsetto can't last forever
Every week, Sharon Steel watches the Real World Brooklyn so nobody else has to. Last week, Ryan sang about a tampon. This week, he dons a mustache while other stuff happens to far less interesting people. Last night's Real World: Brooklyn only featured about five minutes of Ryan, who we've perm ... More >>
As 2009 launches into full gear, it's imperative that we all hold hands, sing "Kumbayah," and say a prayer that the following things from last year won't pop up again and taint it.
Harry Potter supporting player David Thewlis recently had a bodyguard guide him through six hours at Disneyland because he was certain he'd be swarmed by overanxious kiddies who'd recognize him from the magical franchise. But as Thewlis freely admits, he was never approached once! Even by haters! Si ... More >>
Plus, shooting a dead Equus.
And Mamet books Broadway revivals, and several people reveal altered states.
I love the news that the onstage seats at Equus are being raised higher in order to protect star Daniel Radcliffe from potential screaming fans when he gets all naked and shit. But if he's actually hung like a you know, might this change of landscaping not also serve to protect the fans from HIM? Af ... More >>
See Harry and his broomstick on Broadway
An avalanche of weird star power is overtaking Broadway this coming season, so much so that when they hire an actual thesp with theater training, it seems like stunt casting. Elysa Gardner, the crack theater critic over at USA Today, is on top of the story—in fact, she ran it today with copious qu ... More >>
There are a few brilliant celebrity stories in today's issues of the Post and the Daily News that I feel I would be remiss in my duties if I didn't share. First up is the the Cinderella quest of Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe. Radcliffe told reporters about an Australian beauty he had his eyes o ... More >>
Plague! Arson! Smut! A visit to Britains classy theater.
New Potter mines the depths of adolescent angst
Get witch or die trying: Dense and extremely weird, Goblet has no drinking problems
The wizard of id: Orgasmic spells and naughty wand usage in a hormonal third installment