It's mid-summer, we're steeping in city heat, and thus reaching for a bottle of chilled wine when evening refreshment hour rolls around (which seems to creep up earlier in the day as the season stretches on). By now, you've probably guzzled the last of your Wölffer rosé allotment, dumped out enoug ... More >>
Valentine's Day is almost here. You're either exchanging heavy eye contact with your sweetheart and splurging on an overpriced prix fixe menu or you're fantasizing about couples like that getting food poisoning. Why let the epic pressure of the holiday get to you when you can be seduced by food? We ... More >>
No, not just the Olsen twins. How about...
I thought Seth MacFarlane was pretty funny as the Oscar host--he made Tommy Lee Jones laugh, for God's sake--even if some of the jokes didn't land, or at least not safely. But a liberal thinkprogress.com review found him utterly childish and unredeembale.
Not to take anything away from the fine nominees for this year's Oscar's acting categories, but there were five people--all men, it seems--who I feel were robbed of a nod, and I'm here to graciously present them with La Daily Musto nominations to make up for that. You're welcome, guys. They are:
The following folk were excluded by the Oscar nominators and will have to either jump off a cliff or just learn to deal with it.
License to feel
Let's get this party started! We have chocolate marshmallow cookies, and wine, and cheese and crackers, and maybe we'll get pizza. And, most importantly, we have CELEBRITIES CONGRATULATING THEMSELVES FOR BEING CELEBRITIES. And Billy Crystal. Whee! Herewith, Runnin' Scared's official live blog ... More >>
Actually, not that many people. Though I predicted the royal shafting of quality actors like Jacki Weaver and John Hawkes, they actually got in there because Oscar has decided it likes grit and realness! (I got 29 out of 35 right, which is not embarrassing.)
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
This has been Sound of the City's year-in-review rock-critic roundtable, an amiable ongoing conversation between five prominent Voice critics: Rob Harvilla, Zach Baron, Sean Fennessey, Maura Johnston, and Rich Juzwiak. We're sad to see it go. Sleigh Bells frontlady Alexis Krauss, you deserved your ... More >>
The title is a spoiler in three parts
She reportedly turned down The Blind Side and The Proposal, two smashes that ended up making Sandra Bullock the hottest property in Hollywood except for the sex rehab center where her husband ended up. But now Julia Roberts has said yes to what seems like a sure thing: Eat Pray Love After ... More >>
Here they are, boys! Here they are, world! Here's predictions! *Best Picture. Slumdog Millionaire. This is the biggest "duh" since Julia Roberts won. *Best Actor. Sean Penn for Milk. Mickey Rourke will come in a close second, but the Academy usually can't resist the "bravery" of a straight person ... More >>
Our colleagues at Sound of the City have already advised you give Steven Soderburgh's Che a miss, but we expect the film will draw because, as everyone has been saying since it was announced, it's perfect casting -- "Benicio Del Toro is Che Guevara." Audiences love to see celebrities impersonate ot ... More >>
Woody Allen is back from his European vacation. Next, he directs Larry David in NYC and Puccini for L.A. Opera
Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson join forces—and some other stuff—in Woody Allen's (winning!) latest
Blind Mountain's Chinese torture trumps Haneke's tortured antics
From the seer, suckers: The nominees, plus trash talk about some non-nominees
Watching a career sore. And hearing amid the praise for Day-Lewis: 'Huston. We have a problem.'
Coen Brothers transcend themselves with No Country for Old Men
Devout banter about a very different Bible class, plus sleuthing about Sleuth and ragging on Rita
Art imitates life as U.S. directors command this year's fest, with only China rivaling for celluloid domination
Too hot to deal? Take shelter in the cool and dark of the matinee.
Conducting a city symphony, an accomplished stylist hitches a ride on a flowchart script
On the Waterfront
Gambling Pros and Mutant Superheroes Spread the Odds
Argentinean Cowboys, Tajik Thugs, Italian Gay Dwarf Taxidermists
'Amores Perros' Leads a Mexican Revival
In Two New Films, the Creative Personality Becomes a Pathological Type
A Gay Rebel Writer Attains Celluloid Immortality