Rom-coms used to be a cash cow --and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
Valentine's Day is almost here. You're either exchanging heavy eye contact with your sweetheart and splurging on an overpriced prix fixe menu or you're fantasizing about couples like that getting food poisoning. Why let the epic pressure of the holiday get to you when you can be seduced by food? We ... More >>
OddFellows Ice Cream Co. (175 Kent Avenue, 347-599-0556) turns out innovative scoop after innovative scoop, but we've become particularly enamored of the seasonal special sundaes. This past summer, the shop offered a cornbread sundae with blueberries and bacon whipped cream. Now there's a pair of th ... 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 >>
One way to get a really nice apartment is to be a fictional character. They seem to live way better than we do, even when they don't make any more money than we do. Publicist Ronn Torossian has noticed this amusing disparity, so he writes: Watching the season five premier of Mad Men, I felt compe ... More >>
I talk to her about her method, spank you very much
Check out my sassy column in which the gorgeous and talented co-star of A Dangerous Method tells me all about her hysteria-laden role, the assurances she needed before delving into it, and the reality behind the sadistic spanking scene. Keira (Oscar nominee for Pride and Prejudice) is very frank an ... More >>
Yesterday, the Columbus Circle Borders hosted its last event: a well-attended reading from Hair: The Story of the Show that Defined a Generation, followed by cast performances. A young boy sitting toward the back had his nose stuck in a graphic novel (paper, not digital) through almost the wh ... More >>
Everybody's favorite New York reader-of-the-papers, NY1's Pat Kiernan, has a new gig. Not to worry, he'll still be reading the papers for you in the morning, but he'll be moonlighting in the trivia business. If you follow Pat, you know he has a fondness for pop culture: He features a daily tr ... More >>
Following a weekend of service changes on the G train that, again, kept many from going anywhere (let alone to that foreign place called Manhattan), another issue came to our attention: Cabbies aren't going to Brooklyn anymore, either.
There are 435 congressional districts in the United States of America. And the poorest one in the country is right here in New York City. Can you guess which one it is?
Remember that movie Joe Versus the Volcano? It wasn't very good, but it featured a young(er) Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan before her lips got all Howard-the-Duck, and it was about a guy who thinks he's dying and offers to jump into a live volcano to appease the volcano gods. And even though that mo ... More >>
via Wikipedia.orgWe unanimously decided last week that the worst male actor is...a lot of people. But as the Oscars approach, who's the worst female movie star?
Staffers flee. New blood moves in. And still the question remains.
The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival just announced its juries, and although they've included almost everyone you've ever heard of (Andre Leon Talley! Mary-Kate Olsen! Rachel Maddow!) from every corner of the entertainment industry (daytime television WHAT UP!), founder Robert De Niro has made a possibly ... More >>
The charming Craig Bierko is appearing on Broadway in the Marlon Brando role in Guys and Dolls, though he sardonically told me he's playing the role more like Shirley Jones. In the column this week [CLICK HERE], Bierko also talks about how he passed on the role of Chandler in Friends, which went to ... More >>
Plus a helping of roasted Manilow.
Estrogen at the New York Women in Film & Television Muse awards; nights in drag with Murray Hill
Diane Lane needs to extricate herself from the Oxygen ghetto. This was my first thought—followed by John Cusack needs to extricate himself from the Oxygen ghetto—while watching the "Live Out Loud" network's broadcast last night of Must Love Dogs (2005), a rote romcom about two divorcees who are ... More >>
Anyone feel that The Women, the classic sparkling comedy about adultery, bitchery, and sisterhood, needed to be remade in an updated version? Anyone feel that the dream cast for this project would include Meg Ryan, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Debra Messing? Anyone wonder how Jungle Red nail polish looks ... More >>
Jane Campion's feminist film noir stirs up pheromones and occult mystery in a malevolent East Village
Sad Songs, Rock Legends, and a Naked Meg Ryan Dominate the Toronto Film Festival
Doomsday Visions and Ugly Americans at the Cannes Film Festival
In the Movies, Men Are Bigger Than Women Even When They Aren't
Studios seethe over HSX predictions
A Winter Movie Preview
[Some Dates Guaranteed To Change]
Gwyneth Paltrow's Anti-Fan Club