On this week's episode of the Voice Film Club podcast, Voice film critics Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek, along with L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson, discuss rom-com Begin Again (2:26), starring the always-interesting Mark Ruffalo. They also talk about the biting rom-com parody They C ... More >>
Movie stars, tragedies, and even some laughs
One more time, but with feeling
It's 1965, the rainy end of summer on the rocky, isle-strewn coast of New England. Sam (Jared Gelman), a scrawny, bespectacled outcast with an unusual aptitude for cartography, disappears from the Khaki Scout camp supervised by Scout Master Randy Ward (Edward Norton), absconding with a couple of bed ... More >>
Remember my blog which linked to an interview with Mark Ruffalo claiming his skin-tight Avengers suit wasn't flattering because he doesn't happen to be well endowed? Well, a friend of mine says that's such a lie that Mark's nose (or something) should start growing in leaps and bounds, Pinocchio-sty ... More >>
It's a big day for genital gossip, all thanks to HuffPo! First of all, Jason Biggs told the site that he's full frontal in American Reunion, which I feel is good since we need to finally see just what he's whacking in these films. Biggs adds that they purposely did a wide shot so viewers could see ... More >>
No, this has nothing to do with Diana Rigg -- or even Uma Thurman in the terrible movie version. It's the upcoming May release which brings together more Marvel superheroes than there are stars in rehab. Does it look superheroic?
Ryan Murphy is putting together a stellar cast for the long awaited screen version of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, about the struggle to get recognition for AIDS as it devastated the gay community in the early days. Julia Roberts will play the lady doctor who nails the big boys with rage ... More >>
The best movie of the year (that you haven't been able to see). And 9 more picks.
In Asia, higher food prices are leading to greater company valuations and, in turn, mergers and acquisitions, which are sure to take their toll on global agribusiness. [Wall Street Journal] Why are food prices still soaring? The rising cost of fuel, civil unrest, possible climate change, and ... More >>
You had us at beard. At Refinery 29's Oscar Viewing Party at the W Hotel in Union Square last night, we waited eagerly to be wowed by the celebs on the red carpet. Alas, that moment never came. We mostly shrugged, "meh"ed, and nodded. Not even Helena Bonham Carter, whose eccentricity has kept ... More >>
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
Well, not sexually. I don't think. I'll let her do the explaining. At last night's New York Film Critics soiree, Annette accepted the Best Actress honor for The Kids Are All Right in which she and lover Julianne Moore have kids via sperm donor Mark Ruffalo.
The master of the dual role on his new movie, Stone, and why critics dont matter
Even casual observers of this blog know of our great esteem for Das Racist, and our great excitement at the release yesterday of their latest mixtape, Sit Down, Man, featuring guests from Diplo to El-P, Boi-1da to Devo Springsteen. Samples include "People Are Strange" and "Return to Innocence ... More >>
Appalled? Good! Then CLICK HERE for my new column in which I pile on hideously accurate blind items like that one. The truth isn't pretty, honey.
Bening and Moore have got their lesbian shtick down.
Two moms, two kids, and a sperm donor make one all-American movie
About making a traditional (lesbian) domestic comedy for the sperm-donor age
Stuck in the asylum with the good kind of insane
Tragedy piles up on Reservation Road
Preparing for the onslaught that is the Toronto Film Festival
Call them the popular front to MoveOn.org's dogged efforts to defeat Republicans at the ballot box this November. Today the anti-Bush campaign World Can't Wait is pledging to bring legions of fellow Bush foes to the streets here in New York and in cities across the country, in a collective manife ... More >>
Can't Get There From Here
Docs and Female Jocks in the Ring at Sundance