Kenya Moore--former Miss USA and current star of the Atlanta Real Housewives show on Bravo--is coming to Splash on April 4 to premiere her new song and video, "Gone With The Wind Fabulous." I interrupted my Kinky Boots-Fabulous life to catch her for a stimulating tete-a-tete.
A history of violence
If you look that up, you'll generally find a list that includes a bunch of recent films, both animated and comic bookish, and all very large and loud. But boxofficemojo.com took the time to adjust all the domestic grosses for inflation, so this list that they posted is way more accurate. And sudde ... More >>
We all know about classic stuff like Cary Grant making sure they cast Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady instead of him, and Doris Day not tarnishing her image by doing The Graduate--a part that would have resulted in her still working today. But here are some other weird cinematic decisions, courtesy of ... More >>
This ABC News article examines the rough road African American women have in Hollywood, even when they've won the all-important Oscar. The piece discusses Jennifer Hudson, Monique, and Gabe Sidibe (who was nominated) and the challenges they face, despite all the acclaim and hoopla showered on their ... More >>
This is the only ballot you'll need at your viewing party
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Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 12, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 15 Female fantasies by Elaine Louie Asking a woman her sexual fantasy is a new way of saying, "Who are you?" If she tells you, she may be doing a mental strip-tease or she may be trying to liberate herse ... More >>
For some time now, I've spotted her on NY1, doing a smash-up job with the news, and wondering, "Where do I know that name from?" And I've finally figured it out! Vivian Lee was the female lead in the film classic Gone With The Wind! She played Scarlett Johansson or something. Duh.
Times running out to see The Clock
Who cares about the men? They always wear suits or sweaty T-shirts. But from the beginning of cinema, Hollywood's ladies have gotten swathed and feathered and dressed and undressed in ways that have made the fashion world rock with diversity and delight. My 10 all-time fave looks are:
A new take on karaoke
Viscontis masterpiece gets a digital restoration
*Joan Crawford had a lifelong sexual crush on her arch rival Bette Davis and once tried to seduce Marilyn Monroe, which promptly ended their friendship. *Bette Davis turned down Mildred Pierce, which turned out to be Crawford's Oscar role, jumpstarting her faded career.
In fact, that should be prohibited by law! After the two hour mark, even the greatest triumph of cinema (save for Gone With The Wind) begins to grate on your nerves like a party date who won't shut up. I mean, did The Karate Kid really have to weigh in at 2 hours and freakin' 20 minutes?
"We rob banks."Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 8, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 17 Films by Andrew Sarris The readers of The Village Voice have responded in unprecedented numbers to the fourth annual poll of ten-best lists. For the record, the previous winners are "D ... More >>
MOMI celebrates the Technicolor revolution
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A fascinating but frustrating doc on the most watched Chinese movies of all time
Facing the facts in slavery satire's rewritten history
Gay cowboys and masturbatory pet projects steam up fest
From T-Men to lawmen, Anthony Mann carried his noir convictions wherever he rode
Give 'Em Hell, Harry!
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The Hours and Times
Why His Candidacy Gives Some Jews Shpilkes
The Temperature Changes From Uptown to Down
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