2013 was a good year to be bad. This year's best villains weren't just goons with guns -- although there were a few great examples of those. (Here's looking at you, Sean Penn.) We also hissed at slave-owners, inventors, seducers, producers, and a couple amazing women who left an impression without b ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
In Black Swan, a six-time nominee at this weekend's Academy Awards, Natalie Portman has a ecstasy-induced sex scene with Mila Kunis. Watching this scene obviously needs the most concentration that one can give to a movie. So it is expected that if someone was munching popcorn too loudly durin ... More >>
My Chemical Romance go . . . Styx. Photo by Neil Krug.In this week's Village Voice, Brandon Soderberg profiles the 21-year-old rap producer AraabMuzik, Christopher R. Weingarten is not impressed with the new record from My Chemical Romance, Francis Davis praises new efforts from Bill Frisell, ... More >>
Measuring the prospects of a new crop of independent distributors
CNN Money has just reported that the pagan ritual of Black Friday today is "frenzied, but no trouble," meaning there have so far been no spectacular, fatal tramplings like last year's Walmart tragedy in Long Island. But we'll keep our eyes peeled. So far the big tragedy is that Toys R Us se ... More >>
LaBute's stimulating latest; Jill Hennessy in the Lymelife.
Click here for the cornucopia of glittery dish spewed in this week's cantankerous column. Enter its glorious portals and you shall find morsels like: Lovebug Zooey Deschanel defending The Happening and Jim Carrey. The winner of RuPaul's Drag Race telling me where her cash prize will go--no, not to ... More >>
Those darned kids—like Alig, Lindsay, Samantha—will do anything to get attention, won't they? By Michael Musto
Remember the epidemic years of AIDS, when infected New Yorkers fought to get into untested drug trials? People fought to get infected babies into those trials, too. Some of them, because of the nature of the trials, were given placebo drugs. Some made it, some didn't. Not much has been written about ... More >>
Haven't had enough of George Weber's murderer, John Katehis? The fullest internet trail is at True Crime Report. Remember the rightwing har-har story about Obama's Irish teleprompter "gaffe"? Turns out it's bullshit. What is true, apparently and amazingly, is that the Farrelly Brothers are close t ... More >>
Crazily enough, the movie I Love You, Phillip Morris, in which Jim Carrey plays a real-life man who's mad for the title character portrayed by Ewan McGregor, might not get a theatrical release in the US because people are too squeamish about a gay sex scene in it. What could be so awful--does Adam ... More >>
In the comedy Yes Man, Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel fall madly in love, and no one around them ever mentions the fact that he's clearly 46 and she's a young wisp of a 28-year-old. Of course there's nothing wrong with the age gap--I'm for any two consensual adults forging any relationship they want ... More >>
It is understandable that Zadie Smith, in the current New York Review of Books, would proclaim the death of the traditional nineteenth-century novel (or the novel of "lyrical Realism," as she calls it). Smith, as a practitioner of the form herself, sees quite clearly that the avant-garde, anti-narra ... More >>
This and other shocking numerical revelations await in Jim Carrey's totally freaking random thriller
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They Call Me Bruce
Spider in the Archives
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World's Hardest Movie Quiz
What the Devil Made Adam Sandler Do
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!
The optimist's guide to the Millennium's final fall-movie crop
Lisa Kudrow supposedly got jewelry worth $5000 to host the MTV Movie Awards, and Adam Sandler was gifted with a $15,000 flat-screen TV.
Definitely honor-free will be Joseph Fiennes for Shakespeare (sorry, but the Bard didn't look like Rob Lowe).