(Video by Meredith Rosenberg for the Voice.) "Whether the general public chooses to acknowledge it or not, voice-over matters," asserted Geena Davis, playing a hard-boiled Hollywood exec in Lake Bell's sparkling comedy In a World... "Everyone watches movie trailers, everyone sees commercials on tel ... More >>
Music festivals are great days to hear some wonderfully absurd and life-altering shit, and 4Knots was no exception. But we're not talking about music, we're talking about you. The most vibrant of verbal characters came out loud and proud (but mostly really, really loud) this weekend to drop lots of ... More >>
I totally fell for the roots rock band Alabama Shakes, particularly lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard. To me, she's Kate Smith crossed with Tiny Tim crossed with everything else I like. And she can sang! Brittany even gave Mavis Staples a run for her money in the Levon Helm tribute. And how ... More >>
"I think I'm done with the sad-gay man drama," writes film critic John DiLeo in his new book of essays. Mind you, DiLeo raved about Brokeback Mountain, loved Sean Penn's performance in Milk, and admired a lot about A Single Man. But he's right in pointing out that it would be nice to also have mor ... More >>
38 cinematic reasons why I dread the lights going down
This week in the Voice, out today: James Hughes talks to director Walter Hill, whose early work, The Warriors, kicks off the Brooklyn Close-Up series at BAM on Halloween, followed by a screening of "his most underappreciated and airtight film," The Driver, starring Ryan O'Neal, at MOMA on Nov ... More >>
Just a couple of Cool-mericans.Have you heard of Badoo? It's "the world's largest social network," and though we don't talk about it too terribly much in America, because we are too cool for such things, it is talking about us! According to a recent online poll on Badoo.com, in which 30,000 p ... More >>
Whether they were playing drag queens or women, a lot of name actors have been willing to step into the heels and do it up. Who's your favorite? Liev Schreiber in 'Taking Woodstock'
How do you make a good musical out of lousy music?
An assortment of local bands heading to Texas for beer, BBQ, and maximum blogability
A couple in California has discovered an image of Jesus on their lawn chair, and are using it as inspiration to do good. Of course, if you can identify Jesus on an old wooden chair, you're probably headed in that direction anyway. Personally, we see Johnny Depp from Pirates of the Caribbean, or mayb ... More >>
A French icon debuts in Manhattan
Social and economic turmoil? Don't ask. At least we had Lady Gaga to tell us what to do.
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Though made up mostly of New York hardcore veterans, Brooklyn's Primitive Weapons are closer in practice to Southern sludgecore delights like Torche, Baroness and Kylesa--everything's awash in cheer ... More >>
An undergraduate was killed during the making of a student film for NYU's highly-esteemed and well-regarded film program. What could've been done to prevent it? Why isn't anyone talking about it? And just how dodgy has NYU been over this? Village Voice staff writer Steven Thrasher investigate ... More >>
The combination of feverishly imaginative arrested child Tim Burton and the wry cartoons of Charles Addams are such a perfect fit it's a wonder it took so long for Burton to direct a 3-D stop-action animated movie of The Addams Family (not to be confused with the musical version currently on ... More >>
Who had this photo in their office pool a decade ago? Jawbox on Fallon. Photo by Anything Photographic.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla ventures up to 30 Rock to have lunch with Jawbox on the eve of the D.C. punk band's one-off reunion on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, while Jayson G ... More >>
Showstoppers and rip-offs in the blowsy movie musical. Plus: Paper's Nightlife Awards
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Edward Scissorhands closes the "Movies With a View" series
This is one list I definitely wish I was on---a ranking of the most fantabulous penises in creation. Some of the ones listed are only so amazing because they were so small (or so much smaller than expected), but still, I'd love to be including here (or anywhere)! I'd feel so genitally special! One ... More >>
The piquant tradition of Secret Service code names for Presidents and their families continues with President-elect Obama, whom the BBC reports is known in security communications as "Renegade." The Secret Service tells the BBC that the names have no function other than clarity in radio transmission ... More >>
Siddown and shuddup! It's da Kollege of Musical Knowledge.
Wynonna's backwoods backstory (and other therapy issues)
Tim Burton makes Sweeney Todd his gory, grisly, bloodstained own
Even Larry Flynt looked cuddly at Durham's documentary fest
Rachel Harrison's current show ambivalently memorializes sculptureand men
Well-oiled assembly-line sequel is pure make-believe
Fashionable highlights and lowlights from last night's Golden Globes
Fall brings hope of a brave New World and a historic Violence
Switching teams is OK every once in a whileunless you're totally hot
Booty Is Truth, Truth Booty
World's Hardest Movie Quiz
This Series Is Not Just About Gay Sex. Its About the Bond Gay Sex Creates.