Rom-coms used to be a cash cow --and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
2013 was a good year to be bad. This year's best villains weren't just goons with guns -- although there were a few great examples of those. (Here's looking at you, Sean Penn.) We also hissed at slave-owners, inventors, seducers, producers, and a couple amazing women who left an impression without b ... More >>
Julia Roberts could have done Blind Side, but opted for Valentine's Day instead. Jack Nicholson was offered the role of Michael Corleone, but felt it was an offer he could refuse. Michelle Pfeiffer didn't want to be Clarice Starling, and Jeremy Irons pooh poohed the part of Hannibal Lecter, both t ... More >>
I've already ignited a hailstorm of pro and con arguments with my simple statement that Jodie Foster should have said "Yep, I'm gay" rather than the defiant apologia she gave for the celebrity closet the other night at the Golden Globes. So let me just add one more thing. A friend of mine said it ... More >>
...Amy Winehouse, Lindsay Lohan, Snooki, Johnny Depp, Susan Boyle, John Galliano, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Lady Gaga... Virtually everyone who's ever lived. They're all linked here to bring you back to the time before I was dressed as Angelina Jolie, Clint Eastwood ... More >>
Billy Elliot, Priscilla, and Sister Act have carried on the time-honored tradition of turning popular movies into musicals. What next? I'll tell you: *Fatal Attraction The adaptation--titled Crazy Bitch, The Musical--will feature a well-chosen bunch of Sondheim chestnuts. ("You said you l ... More >>
The Emmy nominations came out today, but my mind is stuck on the Oscars and how there will be no shortage of leading actress contenders to pick from in 2011. Not only is Meryl Streep donning prosthetics and an accent again, this time as moxieish Margaret Thatcher, but we have the following o ... More >>
Photo courtesy of the Oak BarA veritable den of iniquity.Looks like the owners of the Plaza Hotel weren't fans of the Oak Room and Bar's Mel Gibson "bipolar" cocktail, either.
No, it's not as hateful as the "I hope you get raped in the ass with a knife and get AIDS" one that I ran here recently. That was a classic. But it's almost as clueless. It's from someone purporting to be a fan, asking me for help in finding him a love match. And here are the credentials h ... More >>
You will by now be familiar with Prime 6, the soon-to-be Park Slope club and already the site of much controversy. Will the neighborhood descend into an orgy of Yo MTV Raps, "Henessey" [sic], and "bling-bling" on account of the club's plans to play rap music? Or will the forces of "indie" pre ... More >>
CLICK HERE for my hilarious and insightful essay summing up the wacky year of 2010, which proved that Barack Obama isn't our country's real leader after all, it's actually a zingy little lady known as Lady Gaga. She's just done so much--and worn so much--that her tweets seem to carry more we ... More >>
Frenemies? Self-important hipsters? No literary problem.
• Not only was Charlie Sheen coked up, drunk, and really scary went he went nutso at the Plaza -- he was also, apparently, on a racist tirade. "RadarOnline.com reported the Two and a Half Men actor repeatedly screamed the N-word and punched the walls." Which means Mel Gibson can finally hav ... More >>
I'm not even 100 percent sure what's happening here, but it's pretty incredible. Alas, apparently Sam himself couldn't hear it, which is a shame, but given all the bleeps I guess unless you were there, you can't really, either. In the extraordinarily rare event Mel Gibson ever shows up, this'd wor ... More >>
May we all look this relaxed in this situation. Photo by Sam Horine.In the week the words "Kanye West" became synonymous with social media, the rapper performed at Facebook while dissing Twitter, performed at Twitter while dissing his mother's old boyfriends, then joined Twitter, a thing he t ... More >>
Lil B and Das Racist Santos Party House Saturday, July 24 Look, with apologies to Noz, we're not even going to pretend to fully understand the Lil B phenomenon. We like it. We just, while standing in a sold-out Santos Party House on a Saturday night, surrounded by hordes of incredibly enthus ... More >>
According to a new Pew Research report, we are a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma (or maybe that was Winston Churchill talking about Russia) but at any rate, damn, we are confusing! And complex! And, chained to our computers, all the better to tweet to other persons who are chaine ... More >>
Rush Limbaugh has decided that someone wants him to comment on George Steinbrenner's death, and, oh-no-he-doesn't (yes he does) let forth some ridiculous and entirely inappropriate sentiments, such as "That cracker made a lot of African-American millionaires" and "He fired a bunch of white gu ... More >>
"I have no idea. It's terrible, terrible," says Gregorieva, when asked how tapes of her embattled ex-boyfriend and the father of her child, Mel Gibson, leaked. Not that she has millions of dollars and custody of her child to gain from a psychopath or anything...
via the Daily NewsAnimals have gone wild! New York's furry and feathered are suddenly acting like the worst of humans. Good thing they can't speak or give the finger because they'd be shit-talking like Mel Gibson and flipping off women and children like uncouth New Jersey drivers on Fourth of ... More >>
No one's safe around Ricky Gervais
Forget the mockumentary's poker face. It's the people who are cards.
Shaun of the Dead guys spoof your guilty pleasures. Yes, you, with the Bad Boys DVD.
It’s the 79th Annual Academy Awards! WOOO HOOO! Could I possibly be any more excited? No. And what a very special moment it is for me, your humble film critic, to be live blogging the Oscars for the first time. It’s all I can do to contain my pee. As a half-breed homosexual, let me just say that ... More >>
From Al Basrah to the AMC, 2006 meant war
Visually stunning (as always), Zhang's latest is better seen and not heard
Moving into the mainstream, the Christian right tells Hollywood to have a little faith
Life during wartime: dyke boot camp, bloodthirsty punk nihilism, and flip-offs to G-Dub
Muscular action, cosmetic wonders: Mel gives the Christ story a fantasy-epic makeover
Mel's Dad May Think That 'Oscar' Is a Jewish Name
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