Not to take anything away from the fine nominees for this year's Oscar's acting categories, but there were five people--all men, it seems--who I feel were robbed of a nod, and I'm here to graciously present them with La Daily Musto nominations to make up for that. You're welcome, guys.
The White Horse Tavern as it looks today
Stay in one place long enough, many bars have found, and you're likely to eventually develop literary cachet. Indeed, many of the city's most venerable taverns - Old Town, McSorley's, and the currently-defunct Chumley's - are or were lined with the dust jac ... More >>
Naturally, they might change--especially when I see every last film--but right now, this is what I'm predicting on goldderby.com (where they ask various commentators for their incredibly prescient forecasts and expect them to be accurate).
1--Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
2--S ... More >>
Today in NYFF reviews: Nick Schager on The Paperboy and Our Children.
Directed by Lee Daniels
Crass southern-fried exploitation with laughable pretenses toward gravity, The Paperboy takes as its inspiration Pete Dexter's novel about a 1969 true-crime tale and drenches it in sweat, blo ... More >>
Meryl Streep has certainly never played a role as racy as in Hope Springs.
(SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT!)
The three-time Oscar winner goes to sex therapy sessions, plays with herself, attempts a blow job in a theater, and even tries to learn oral techniques with the help of some bananas.
It's a f ... More >>
Trailer trash Texans double cross each other in Killer Joe, the William Friedkin-directed film of the Tracy Letts play which brings skanking, shooting, and sex with fried chicken parts onto the big screen with unapologetic candor and dark humor.
Whether you and your date like the film or not, you w ... More >>
I know the answer for a fact because I went to see it at the Kips Bay the other night and found myself with only about five other kindred gays while the place exploded with hundreds upon hundreds of 20-something females.
It's a movie for bachelorettes! Packs of them! (Straight couples aren't going, ... More >>
Magic Mike is the upcoming, eagerly awaited Soderbergh film based on Channing Tatum's time spent as a male ecdysiast.
Tatum plays a mentor to the character based on himself, played by Alex Pettyfer.
Matthew McConaughey (above) is the stripper-turned-shirtless-club owner.
And here are some leaked, ... More >>
Get ready for the 2012 release of a male-stripper movie filled with disrobing studlets!
It's Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike, based on the ecdysiastical travails of movieland stud Channing Tatum when he was in his teens.
This was before stardom forced him to put some (but not all) of his clothes ba ... 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 >>
Courtney Love isn't entirely feeling this whole performing live thing anymore. The recent incarnation of Hole played three shows at SXSW--the first of which, the Spin 25th anniversary performance was pretty bad-ass, haters be damned--but her Holeness was miserable. "In Austin, I hated every minute ... More >>
McDonald's is celebrating 20 years in Russia with a buy-one-get-one-free deal on hamburgers. The chain only this year started outsourcing all ingredients. When it first entered the Russian market, all 300-odd ingredients had to be made in-house.
Food companies could be charged mor ... More >>
Tina Fey (pictured) reveals that she "couldn't give it away" -- meaning her virginity -- when she was a young lass, prompting respected journalistic organization ABC News to run a slide show of "Stars' Sexperiences."
You would imagine these Sexperiences would be calculated to include simila ... More >>