Our film critics didn't come away from Christopher Nolan's space epic Interstellar with much praise, but it did get us thinking about other flicks -- epics, comedies, and truly weird classics -- set in or about the great beyond. Below are our 25 favorite space movies since the Big Bang.
Movies to get in the Thanksgiving mood
Here's a first-world problem: heavy, allegorical sci-fi
I've already ignited a hailstorm of pro and con arguments with my simple statement that Jodie Foster should have said "Yep, I'm gay" rather than the defiant apologia she gave for the celebrity closet the other night at the Golden Globes. So let me just add one more thing. A friend of mine said it ... More >>
Victor Garber was one of the people onstage at the Golden Globes after it was announced that Argo--which he's in--had copped Best Picture, Drama. He's also in the series Deception. But I guess he doesn't want any more deception.
In her NON-coming out/coming out speech the other night, Jodie Foster moaned that she's not Honey Boo Boo and therefore didn't need to reveal everything to the world her whole life. But I felt (A) That diminished all the dignified stars who've felt it important to come out and are hardly reality sh ... More >>
On tonight's Golden Globes awards, special honoree Jodie Foster gave the most defiant almost-coming-out speech I've ever heard. It was sort of a coming out mixed with an apologia for not coming out combined with an explanation that she supposedly has long been out (at least to everyone around her), ... More >>
The Doomsday Diaries guy is back. He's the wiry, versatile talent who does videos where he uncannily recreates Oscar winning performances and comes off better than the originals (partly because his versions are way shorter and pithier). Well, he's gone for the big one this time--Best Actress--and ... More >>
Before you chime in with "But you forgot...": No, I didn't. These are my personal favorites. Feel free to tell me yours.
She dazzles as Clarice in Silence!: The Musical, she startled as the Wicked Witch at Night of 1000 Judys, and she costars in a new movie called Gayby (below). And she was all mine for a tell-all Q&A in which I got to know what makes Jenn Harris really tick. Hi, Jenn. Let's start with Silence.... ... More >>
The parental rage of brownstone Brooklyn in Carnage
Two couples were screaming and vomiting and throwing things at the New York Film Festival opening the other night. Fortunately, that was all happening on-screen. The feature attraction was Carnage, Roman Polanski's adaptation of God of Carnage, the Broadway hit comedy about grown people gathering ... More >>
The Emmy nominations came out today, but my mind is stuck on the Oscars and how there will be no shortage of leading actress contenders to pick from in 2011. Not only is Meryl Streep donning prosthetics and an accent again, this time as moxieish Margaret Thatcher, but we have the following o ... More >>
Move over Assassins, Sweeney Todd, and Capeman. There's a new killer musical in town, and this one's supposed to be funny. A hit at the Fringe Festival, SILENCE! The Musical--the unauthorized spoof of Silence of the Lambs--is like a darker Xanadu, a satire that also manages to be creepy in ... More >>
In this week's issue of the Voice, Graham Rayman writes movingly of his memories of September 11, 2001...and how Osama bin Laden's recent death doesn't solve everything, but certainly helps: "I have to admit feeling satisfied, and astonished that all these memories came back so clearly as if ... More >>
Jane Lynch Ellen DeGeneres Chely Wright Jodie Foster Melissa Etheridge k.d. lang Well, maybe k.d. lang.
All photos by Stacey AndersonThis season, Marc Jacobs recalled melancholic, Taxi Driver-era Jodie Foster with his eponymous line, but he took off Tuesday afternoon to play in the sand. His younger diffusion line, Marc by Marc Jacobs, surprised ready-to-wear loyalists with sharp strides away f ... More >>
We know that Mel Gibson isn't terribly fond of gays because we saw Braveheart (though he obviously likes them well enough to grab a paycheck off them; his next movie is The Beaver, directed by Jodie Foster). We know he doesn't care much for Jews because of his famous drunken rant against cop ... More >>
In a new article, ABCnews.com investigates the wall of privacy Jodie Foster has long put up as a child star who became an adult star and the target of a psycho's obsessions (in addition to the obsessions of many normal people).
CLICK HERE for my column telling exactly how much the stars of a certain gay reality show are getting paid for the whole season. It might make you rethink your dreams of stardom.
Handout/Canwest News Service via Canada.com The Canadian magazine called The Beaver has finally realized that the word has double meanings.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center/LionsgateSize matters: Gabourey SidibeCLICK HERE to read my new column and find out about Precious, the acclaimed new film about a fat Harlem girl who gets knocked up by her own father--twice! You'll learn how Mariah Carey, of all people, replaced Helen Mir ... More >>
Who's the grandest, most baby popping mother in our great tabloid nation? Here are your mo-fo choices: *Nadya Suleman, the octuplet lady. She's popped out 14 human lives in total, all thanks to the very same sperm donor (Jodie Foster?). The woman spews children out of her privates like a Civil War ... More >>
The year in picturespictures of me!
Something bizarre has happened with the apparently sapphic relationship between Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson―the media has actually reported on it! In the past, the press was all icky about this sort of thing and avoided gay celeb reportage like a colonoscopy because it made them all queasy a ... More >>
Jodie Foster and Cynthia Mort, alleged girlfriends According to imdb yesterday, "Hollywood actress Jodie Foster has hit out at the paparazzi after they attempted to photograph her sharing a car with a mystery woman. The Silence of the Lambs star--who split with longtime partner Cydney Bernard last ... More >>
Illustration from the Out piece by Julien Pacaud In the new issue of Out magazine, I have a story called "Shattered Glass," about how the celebrity closet has changed since my 2007 Out cover story on "The Glass Closet"—you know, stars' tricky way of living gay lives without actually coming out on ... More >>
Watching a career sore. And hearing amid the praise for Day-Lewis: 'Huston. We have a problem.'
Leaping rapists and robbers in a single bound, our leading lady takes back the night. Uh, thanks?
By-the-numbers heist flick Spiked with ethnic vaudeville
Toward a cultural history of the vanishing lady—with a nod to Jodie Foster
Race-Bait and Switch