Visitor From Another Time
The perennial worst director is gunning for the bastards -- and respect
In the first two weeks of its new season, Saturday Night Live has given us a pair of polar opposites for musical guests: The Lumineers and Kendrick Lamar. The dichotomy goes beyond differences in genre and has more to do with the fact that one band showed up to work on a Saturday night and one didn' ... More >>
Darkness on the edge of town
Talking 70mm, Joaquin Phoenix, and researching Scientology for his sixth and most anticipated film
A feeling of Damonlessness clouds a franchise
My favorite Olympic quote so far came this morning from Allen St. John at Salon: "Over the first weekend, I've watched equestrian, dressage, women's table tennis, women's fencing, archery, bicycle racing, volleyball, team hand ball, and men's water polo. It's like Wide World of Sports on steroids. ... More >>
Jeremy Renner, the star of the Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker, is hurt. Renner--who's coming up in The Avengers--wants some vengeance. He tells The Hollywood Reporter about the gay rumors that have circled him for years: "I want my personal life to be personal, and it's not f--king true.
No, this has nothing to do with Diana Rigg -- or even Uma Thurman in the terrible movie version. It's the upcoming May release which brings together more Marvel superheroes than there are stars in rehab. Does it look superheroic?
Ghost Protocol lets Tom Cruise, the Bankable Movie Star, live another day
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
Political Powerhouses Jessica Simpson and Jimmy FallonNo one with any sense of perspective believes that Real America -- most of the nation, fly-over country, everywhere but the coastal cities, whatever you want to call it -- gives a quarter of a shit about the White House Correspondents Dinner. ... More >>
Still trying to wrangle your landlord to get your door to stop squeaking? You ain't seen shit. As long as they didn't make Elizabeth Dwoskin's beautifully terrifying work on this year's list of New York's Worst Landlords, you might end up wanting to hug your own building's capo. And if they a ... More >>
Lucas Jackson/NewscomCLICK HERE for my new column in which I talk about The Hurt Locker's Jeremy Renner, who projects all the stereotypical signs of a gay: He was a makeup artist, he owned a house with a guy, he brought his mother to the Oscars... What's up with that?
You'll never guess who I saw on my latest outing.
In another February 2 ritual, the 2010 Oscar Nominees were announced this morning. The Best Picture list, expanded to ten nominees this year, are: An Education Avatar The Blind Side District 9 The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire A Serious Man Up U ... More >>
As the '00s become history, an Iraq war movie finally wins us over. How fitting.
94 critics voted. The results are in.
Hot on the heels of the big critics' awards and the Golden Globe nominations, the Screen Actors Guild has unveiled its annual award nominations for films and television. SAG has been handing these out for 16 years, but only in the past few years has awards fever caused non-professionals to pa ... More >>
As unconventional as the warfare it depicts
Suburban kids and parents fail to act their age
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