To save Han Solo, J.J. Abrams must kill Han Solo
Cool enough for hipsters, heavy enough for metal heads, smart enough for muso snobs, Band of Skulls succeed in striking that oft-elusive aural sweet spot for fans of all stripes....including the folks at the mayonnaise-alternative Miracle Whip, who use a crunchy riff from the band's 2012 song "The D ... More >>
Another year, another list: noise roars on, freakier and spikier and gnarlier than before, furthering tinnitus cases and confusing loved ones and improving the quality of life for the thousands, or maybe dozens of people for whom pop music doesn't translate into a satisfying drive to work or night o ... More >>
It isn't enough that the United States consumes nearly 23 percent of the world's old, chewed-up dinosaur bones. Nor was it enough for Hollywood to commission Jurassic Park sequels 2, 3, and 4. Clearly, one of us had to go steal a gen-u-ine dinosaur bones from Mongolia to satisfy our collective pre- ... More >>
Good news, Voice faithful: we've got a new film editor!Please join us in welcoming Alan Scherstuhl to the Voice.Alan is a longtime critic and editor with "too many degrees and cities" under his belt. He's covered theater, film, books, and news around the country, including some incredible rants in L ... More >>
Still joyously disreputable, Raiders comes to IMAX
The quest for gold never gets old
Sometimes, on a beautiful Saturday, we find a story like this that makes the day even better.This past week, the head paleontologist at the Museum of Natural History, Mark Norell, noticed a small auction with a listing that should have probably not been there. The auction item was a 11-million-year- ... More >>
Hunny is the turn-of-the-millenium "return of the rock" played out in real time; it formed when the members of YIMBY-approved Staten Island dance-pop crew Paragraph got bored with glossy beats and threw their drum machines in the trash. The bruising grunge-metal gnashers' debut I'm History w ... More >>
Is Jeffrey Eugenides, author of The Virgin Suicides and the new The Marriage Plot, a heartthrob? We've already seen him attempt to defend a woman on New Jersey transit -- it was ill-fated. Now he's swashbuckling away in Times Square, on a huge billboard for his new book:
Raad StudioJames Ramsey, owner and founder of Raad Studio on the Lower East Side, has had a busy week. After New York Magazine unveiled his stunning renderings for The Delancey Underground (or, colloquially, "the Low Line," the name that seems to be sticking) -- an underground community green ... More >>
Black Eyed Peas, about to be on this list.The Super Bowl is a wonderful day in the sports calendar, full of drama, excitement, and also some great commercials. However, the dark cloud that hangs over most Super Bowls is that of the halftime show. The history of these halftime shows is as dive ... More >>
It seems like everyone is "joining" Twitter or "getting" a Tumblr these days. Especially in the case of certain New York City landmarks, who are taking to social networking like digitized screen-saver fish to a watery stream of information.
It's still cool to play with G.I. Joe
Jeffrey Katzenberg's cure for an ailing movie economy, in all three dimensions.
Praying for a boy/boy encounter with Michael Phelps, and other wooden dreams By Michael Musto
Brendan Fraser seems tired in Rob Cohen's extension of this CGI action franchise
Brendan Fraser falls into a deep, deep hole
[Editor's note: After penning the popular "The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere," Roy Edroso has made dissecting those blogs into a weekly feature that appears here every Monday. ] The Sex and The City movie that premiered last week was the popcult objet d ... More >>
Reflecting its moment, Cannes 2008 takes a decidedly serious tone
Che wins the only Cannes award that really matters: ours
Its very own temple of doom, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull digs Indy into a very deep hole
(Note: this is piece about spoilers, but does not contain any.) After ranting last week about the wall-to-wall coverage of the Sex and the City movie, it only makes sense to look at the front-page pimping of the fourth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise, which premiered yesterday at the Can ... More >>
The joy of DIY filmmaking persists in Son of Rambow
Writer's cramp? No, a nonstop stream of diary during the Oscars telecast.
It's the Littlest-Blockbuster-That-Could. The notorious fan-made remake of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' rides into Anthology Film Archives.
In the print Voice, Kristopher Monroe writes about the Whitest Kids U Know, a Brooklyn-based sketch-comedy crew who've managed to parlay a Sunday-night Pianos residency into a Fuse TV show. Monroe writes: The five-member Brooklyn-based troupe is one of the funniest—and increasingly successful—e ... More >>
Will the public get off, or just the studios?
The year's most shameless B-movie delivers exactly what it promises
Latex vaginas + Boba Fetts on steroids = choreographed black-on-black-in-blackness
Going for the Jugular of Sensation: Art Imitates Lowlife at the Brooklyn Museum of Art
Legends of the Fall
Disney Imports a Japanese Auteur-Animator