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 >>
It was reported last week that Sacha Baron Cohen will play Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury in a film musical, and I instantly started screeching out a joyful "Bohemian Rhapsody" as a result. First of all, Cohen has played gay more often than straight, so it's a very tight fit.
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.
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 abo ... 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 ... More >>
This and other shocking numerical revelations await in Jim Carrey's totally freaking random thriller
Sprite of the hunter: Jim Carrey journeys through a postmodern 'tween-gothic neverland
Troupes skirt the essence of tango, offering kitsch, skater-style display, ballet, and modern
They Call Me Bruce
Spider in the Archives
'Hoop Dreams' Director Steve James Rebounds With 'Stevie'
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).