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:
No country for poor men
And that works out really well because you will have very little desire to see them once you hear what they are. We're talking about too-bad-to-even-be-culty items like an amateurish Kiss TV movie, a weird little Leonardo DiCaprio/Tobey Maguire stunt, and a sucky Rolling Stones documentary classic ... 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 >>
The following folk were excluded by the Oscar nominators and will have to either jump off a cliff or just learn to deal with it.
Living in New York isn't cheap, but at least celebrating a birthday here doesn't have to be pricey. From sweets to snacks and appetizers to alcoholic beverages, simply showing an ID with your date of birth can earn you some food freebies around town. Try out this bunch below.
Two of my "best bashes in history" were casino galas that were outrageouly lavish and star studded, just the way events in a glitzy gambling temple should be. First of all: The opening of the Mohegan Sun Hotel and spa in Connecticut in 2002 How's this for a gala weekend? Friday night in the bi ... More >>
Coming this Christmas for Oscar consideration is another screen version of The Great Gatsby, this one starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan and directed by Moulin Rouge! applier Baz Luhrmann. But if the trailer is any indication, this thing still needs werque...I mean work.
The Titanic rises for one last party
A nice bunch of people and product were accorded nominations. Snubbed: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Albert Brooks, Shailene Woodley, and The Adventures of Tintin (for Best Animated; the Academy doesn't care for stop-motion).
Contenders are piling up in the theaters-here are the ones to watch
Clint Eastwood's film about FBI tough guy J. Edgar Hoover (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) is almost upon us, and already there's word about how the gay content we've long heard about is treated, if at all. Says Todd McCarthy in his Hollywood Reporter review:
David Shankbone/WikipediaFresh off playing J. Edgar Hoover, Leonardo DiCaprio is being buzzed about to play a less closety gay. According to The Guardian, he's supposedly the frontrunner to play Alan Turing, the math wiz who helped break the Nazi code but who was broken himself when his homo ... More >>
In 1974, the inaugural issue of People magazine was released, featuring Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan from Gatsby, "The year's next big movie." That film, what we would argue is the quintessential, and most beautiful/tragic Gatsby, also featured Robert Redford, with the screenplay written by F ... More >>
Leonardo DiCaprio will kiss Social Network hottie Armie Hammer in Clint Eastwood's upcoming film about FBI bulldog J. Edgar Hoover. But he won't don drag in the role!
A little known rule in the dog code of honor is NEVER loan your dog to another family. Especially if it's cute, white, and fluffy. Because chances are, that family will coopt him as their own and never give him back, and you will become embroiled in a nasty lawsuit and be written about in the ... More >>
Surely by now you've heard about the Moscow-bound Delta flight that blew an engine upon takeoff last night and then circled JFK for an hour dumping fuel until they could make a safe emergency landing. Close call. Even closer: National treasure Leonardo DiCaprio was one of the 200 people on bo ... More >>
Who ever thought that little Leonardo DiCaprio from Growing Pains would emerge as one of the most sought-after actors of his generation? After showing enough quirk appeal to get an Oscar nomination with What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, he developed into heartthrob material, almost making us bel ... More >>
A man claiming to be Leonardo DiCaprio's dad has revealed himself in a classified ad on the back cover of this week's Voice. No, we're not making this up, this is an actual, for-real, paid advertisement from a Michael Knute Ingebrethsen of Queens, seeking his allegedly estranged son. We've r ... More >>
The people have spoken: Shutter Island grossed $40.2 million this weekend. Olympic ice-dancing aside, the movie didn't face much competition (no other newbies in the top ten) but, hey, the numbers are best evah for director Martin Scorsese as well as his star Leonardo DiCaprio! With four su ... More >>
Stuck in the asylum with the good kind of insane
Oscar winner Charlize Theron is the latest boldface name to admit she suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder, an anxiety ailment which plagues so many people that I'm starting to worry about it! Most celebrities stress out about things in closets, but Charlize says she frets about stuff ... More >>
No, Meryl Streep's name is nowhere near this list. But if you click on this survey, you'll find no fewer than two Brad Pitt performances (one of his accents is described as sounding merely like a sore throat), a legendarily bad Cockney accent by Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins (" 'Allo, Guvn ... More >>
I hate to start the casting ball rolling so soon after a person's passing, but somebody's got to. So in the inevitable movie about Teddy Kennedy, who should play the Massachusetts Democrat who achieved so much (though USA Today's Wednesday headline, "Kennedy Made Massachusetts Larger Than It ... More >>
So we've all heard that one silver lining to the whole economic meltdown is that New York is
Real Dives: In which we recommend authentically divey dive bars. A real dive bar may be characterized by low prices, clientele over 60, trucker hats only on actual truckers, a long history, lotto, lack of ironic PBR, and a sense that it is not trying to impress you, or anyone else, ever. The kind of ... More >>
Lies we can believe in
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