At 8:30 a.m., this year's Oscar nominations will be announced, also known as national Gah! What Were Those Idiot Voters Thinking Day. We can't wait, so in the meantime, we give you this:
And we're back! Sort of. After a glorious holiday break, we were eager to return and give you a rundown of the best and most inexpensive happenings around town. And then this blizzard happened. But, wait, you're in luck! The entire city has not shut down. There's still plenty of cool events going on ... More >>
The director on Passion's battles—and avoiding sequels
Labor Day is just a week away. It's your last chance to see comedians work dirtier, push envelopes harder, and tell industrial quantities of Ben Affleck/Batman jokes before "real life" resumes. Here are our picks for the best of the bunch. See also: Comedian Kurt Braunohler Misses You All the Time, ... More >>
Foxx and Tatum team up to save America
The adventure flick pretends it's not an M. Night Shyamalan film
It isn't enough that the United States consumes nearly 23 percent of the world's old, chewed-up dinosaur bones. Nor was it enough for Hollywood to commission Jurassic Park sequels 2, 3, and 4. Clearly, one of us had to go steal a gen-u-ine dinosaur bones from Mongolia to satisfy our collective pre- ... More >>
In a 30-minute rock opera based on the Patrick Swayze 1989 classic Roadhouse! (You know, "A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.") Says the release: "After six original musical theatre adaptations of cult-classic and blockbuster films and a 'Best Musical' nomination at the 2012 Hollywood F ... More >>
The dinos of Jurassic Park are coming back next month, this time in 3D, which makes me wonder: If they ever remade it with people as the creatures, who would get the roles? Here are my incredibly helpful suggestions. As the velociraptor..
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In theaters, on demand, or wherever
The house's money
Prankish doc exposes the ol' heart of darkness
The writer/director on filming in NYC, George Romero, and saying no to bad script notes
Did you smell deep-fried rabbit last night on West 42nd Street? Well, for her alleged 50th birthday, drag legend Lady Bunny got roasted by her Hot Mess costars, along with others (like little old me) at xl, and the fur flew so hard it made Roseanne's TV roast look like the Kennedy Center Honors! H ... More >>
Legendary L.A. groovy punks Redd Kross are back for reals with a new album, Researching the Blues (Merge), and soldiering on with their insistence that punk is indeed groovy. They were never strictly "punk" according to the norms of the early-'80s California scene they grew up in; nor did they alway ... More >>
Steven Spielberg's upcoming movie about Abraham Lincoln doesn't make the President look like E.T., Jaws, or something out of Jurassic Park. In fact, it makes him look exactly like Daniel Day-Lewis, who's playing the part. With a hint of Walter Huston. Here's' a stirring image from the film, whic ... More >>
Sometimes, on a beautiful Saturday, we find a story like this that makes the day even better.This past week, the head paleontologist at the Museum of Natural History, Mark Norell, noticed a small auction with a listing that should have probably not been there. The auction item was a 11-million-year- ... More >>
At what point does the nostalgia overwhelm the art?
Shit just got real in the world of genetics. Like Jurassic Park -bringing-monsters-back-from-extinction real, just without Jeff Goldblum. Scientists have determined that a sub-species of Galapagos Islands tortoise -- long thought to be dead and gone -- might actually still kinda exist.
Where to find chow mein and dinosaur bones
Lustmord/Void Ov Voices/Robert Piotrowicz Abrons Art Center Sunday, April 10 Lustmord has 300 types of rumble. Yesterday afternoon at his second American show in 30 years--his first in New York--he broke out the one that clears your sinuses, the one that itches the waxy parts of your ear canal, t ... More >>
There are some things that even money can't buy
Jurassic Park brought to life in Brooklyn
Will the public get off, or just the studios?
RKO's grabby gorilla loses his animal magnetism amid Peter Jackson's F/X excess
Cities Die. Should New York Be the First to Clone Itself?
Hollywood Revises History, Joins the Good Fight
Can a Game That Poses Moral Questions About Murder Survive Its Own Success?