Download this week's Voice Film Club podcast before you get on the plane or maybe listen to it on your way to a restaurant where you'll eat turkey and get a little drunk on red wine."I was appalled and disappointed," says Village Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek of Spike Lee's Oldboy on this wee ... More >>
That's what you can do thanks to Me TV (channel 144 on my dial), Antenna TV (166), TV Land (Channel 85), Aspire (171), and Hallmark (84). With this plethora of musty treasures on eternal repeat, you need never deal with the present again--except to maybe order food or go to the bathroom. Here's a ... More >>
Maureen Stapleton was the pinchably pudgy, heavy-drinking, brilliant actress who copped Tonys and an Oscar. According to Dick Van Dyke's recent memoir, she also wanted a Dick.
Amy Winehouse passed away on July 23. In memory of the people, places, and things that passed away in 2011, here's a collection of links and streaming-video artifacts.
Before the Internet was born, fact checking had to be done in a variety of more exhausting ways, sometimes involving tracking down your subject and just plain asking them for the facts! In the '80s, I was running an item about Rose Marie, the child star who went on to another round of fame i ... More >>
Tonight's Broadway Bares -- the stripping and dancing revue at Roseland benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS -- had a "Masterpiece" theme, with Baby It's You!'s Beth Leavel taunting the crowd by leering, "Are you ready to get a piece?" And there were plenty for the taking. In one s ... More >>
87-year-old Rose Marie is not only alert, she's as quick and saucy as ever. Boyculture.com's Matthew Rettenmund tells me that the beloved costar of The Dick Van Dyke Show (and a one-time Hollywood Square) was raunchily amusing at this weekend's "Hollywood Show" for autograph seekers, held at ... More >>
When most Americans punch out at 5 o'clock, we plop down in our armchairs, crack open a cold brew, and watch CBS until we forget our Social Security numbers. Work is for the office, home is for NCIS: Los Angeles. Members of the Supreme Court didn't get the memo. The Wall Street Journal ran a ... More >>
They were never married, which made the 23 years Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon spent together that much more charming and countercultural. Now Sarandon's rep announces that the Hollywood stars and liberal activists are no longer a couple, and in fact haven't been since last summer -- maybe ... More >>
No, Meryl Streep's name is nowhere near this list. But if you click on this survey, you'll find no fewer than two Brad Pitt performances (one of his accents is described as sounding merely like a sore throat), a legendarily bad Cockney accent by Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins (" 'Allo, Guvn ... More >>
viaFor anyone below a certain age or taste level, let me explain what a Liberace was. He was a sequined-and-feathered swish queen who played a mean classical piano in the grand style, entertaining millions in concert and on TV all while trying to distract people from the fact that he was a giant pou ... More >>
The architect of the unconscious faces his greatest challenge