Friday's here, and at this point you've probably checked out of the office (mentally or physically--we won't tell). Get your calendar out: Here are a few events you'll want to pencil in.
The Lone Ranger has it all, but what you end up with is not much.
Once Les Miserables made tons of money, it was inevitable that the floodgates would be open for the filming of every musical ever made. (Can't wait to see movies of Carrie, Scandalous, and Nick and Nora. Kidding.) And so, Rob Marshall is directing a film of Sondheim's Into the Woods, and they're ge ... More >>
You have to admit that Leonardo DiCaprio has emerged as quite a not-boring film star. With nutty movies like Inception, J. Edgar, Django Unchained, and now The Great Gatsby (with The Wolf of Wall Street howling in the wings), he's become a sort of glossier version of Johnny Depp--someone who takes c ... More >>
...Amy Winehouse, Lindsay Lohan, Snooki, Johnny Depp, Susan Boyle, John Galliano, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Lady Gaga... Virtually everyone who's ever lived. They're all linked here to bring you back to the time before I was dressed as Angelina Jolie, Clint Eastwood ... More >>
According to Glamour UK's reader poll. I'll give them to you in ascending order of popularity.
You know, the bizarre costarring vehicle for lippy Angelina Jolie and owlish Johnny Depp, and I can't believe it not only didn't sweep the Razzie Awards for 2010, it wasn't even nominated! Someone had to have been paid off! (Which would also explain its Golden Globe nominations for Picture, Actor, ... More >>
Naturally, Tim Burton has brought an extremely vivid look to his adaptation of Dark Shadows, based on the '70s soap opera about a vampire who's only marginally weirder than the people around him. The film also has a terrific soundtrack featuring period pieces by T. Rex, the Carpenters, and other od ... More >>
Check out my hot new column, which is the latest addition to my "Why I Hate..." series that's sweeping the nation. This one deals with: *The horror of 3-D used for films that don't really warrant it (or don't even take advantage of it)! *The sequels to films you didn't want in the first place! ... More >>
Johnny Depp still hasn't seen The Tourist and neither has anyone else, but that's long been demoted to a footnote in his otherwise jazzy career. The chameleon-like voice of Rango has just applied his scissorhands to the part of Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows, the Tim Burton-directed re-creation o ... More >>
When Katy Perry and Russell Brand announced their split not long ago, no one batted a fake lash. It was a matter of "How did it even manage to last that long?" But when relationship champs like Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, and Heidi Klum and Seal, are reportedly splitsville, who's left that we ... More >>
Kyle Dean ReinfordWhere gourmand meets cineaste. One of the best parts of going to Williamsburg's Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Avenue) is noshing on Saul Bolton's food while watching your movie. Whether you're downing meatloaf during Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene, or sipping rum cocktails ... More >>
Vanity Fair magazine is teasing its November issue with an excerpt from its interview with Johnny Depp, timed to promote his new movie, Rum Diary. One utterance from the Pirates of the Caribbean star has been picked up and flung around the Internets with requisite chuckling -- Depp appears t ... More >>
Depp, before all that pirate nonsense
A chameleon with a closetful of hairdos and accents, Johnny Depp has played everything but a household pet that goes on an adventure to discover its true self. But wait, now he's played just that in the animated Rango! In fact, that's the official plot description! The chameleon is playing ... More >>
You don't have to understand her to get her. Pic by Stacey.Vanessa Paradis Town Hall Wednesday, Feb 16 Better than: Passing out in a nightclub with Kate Moss. So, it's Fashion Week again, as you may have observed from your safer vantage point of flat shoes and carbohydrates. Every season, t ... More >>
jimwIf you're like us, you started the Year of the Rabbit by waking up with a hangover in the butt-end of a discarded parade dragon in Flushing. After brushing the taste of Tsingtao out of your mouth, you probably wondered, "What's this all about?"
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's film gawks at its stars, visits Venice, has twist
The annual, much ballyhooed issue is slated for November 17th, and tongues are wagging. (All of them publicists', of course.) I suspect it'll be someone like James Franco, Matthew Morrison, Johnny Depp, or Jon Hamm, which is absolutely fine with me. But is there someone else who deserves th ... More >>
In honor of this year's 50th anniversary of the birth control pill being "alive," scientists would like to inform you that it may make you a psychotic nutbag unable to control your emotions.
Have seen you seen this man?In the week we wondered if it was still possible to sell out in 2010 (short answer: no), we also found ourselves introduced to the horrific new term "rape gaze," about which the less that's now said, the better. Cleanse your palate with the six best things you can ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Equal parts political and pornographic, New York spazzcore eye-gougers Gay for Johnny Depp have been slogging it out for the better part of a decade. While an underground cult sensation in their home ... More >>
My choices in ranked order: (1) James Stewart (2) Robert DeNiro (3) Spencer Tracy (4) Jack Nicholson (5) Jack Lemmon
Ladyfag: The future is now, apparently. Photo by Randy BurkeCLICK HERE for my new column which tells you all about the splashy new movie musical with Daniel Day-Lewis trying to "Be Italian." I also delve into:
John Waterss cult classic Cry-Baby arrives on Broadway
It's time to throw Jack Sparrow overboard
A decent Factory: Tim Burton's enjoyable Roald Dahl redux delves into Wonka weirdness
Searching for queer clues and a tv producer who can pick them up
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