I've said that before, but now someone has gone to the trouble of finding multiple pictorial examples of both slender, surreal stars being sad clowns, pompadoured crooners, mimes, and otherworldly aliens.
Zero -- count 'em, zero -- Academy Award nominations were given to a quartet of films that made lots of other peoples' lists, and I know exactly why.
The films are Shame, with Michael Fassbender as a pussy hound who can only get it up for quick, anonymous sex;
The nominations will be announced tomorrow morning, but you might as well just go by this list, which has been officially certified by the Dionne Warwick Psychic Hotline.
(Ranked in descending order of likelihood)
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Far away, in a place known to some as "La-La Land," the region's princes and princesses are preparing for a big magical celebration. Yeah, no. It's just that the Golden Globes are happening tonight in Los Angeles. Will you watch? Will you not watch now that you know that Ryan Gosling will not be att ... More >>
Last night's National Board of Review dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street was a long but rewarding evening filled with gratitude and sass.
Presenter Rosie O'Donnell ripped into Lars von Trier's movies and said it was OK for her to trash him; "I'll never work for him--or Woody Allen. Pedophile? Wh ... More >>
The big news to emerge from yesterday's New York Film Critics Circle voting--held early this year to scoop the other year end awards--is, of course, the second coming of homeboy Harvey Weinstein.
Not only was The Artist voted best picture and its director Michel Hazanavicius anointed Best Director ... More >>
"Sex without connection is bad for you" is not exactly an original theme, or something the liberal media (or me and my friends) want to readily embrace.
But Steve McQueen's new film, Shame -- which I saw at the New York Film Festival -- is at least a provocative look at the all ... More >>
Just like it's already Christmas in certain department stores, the Oscar predix business happens to be in full swing, with goldderby.com asking us pundits for our premature (I mean extremely mature) guesses as to who will get nominated.
Here are mine as of this very moment.
Bear in mind tha ... More >>
Michael Fassbender has made searing impressions in Hunger, Inglourious Basterds, and Jane Eyre, and he's also managed to heat up everything from an X-Men movie to Centurion and beyond.
Plus he's coming up in David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method, in which Fassbender is the founder of Analyti ... More >>
First she got that loathsome batch of hydrangeas and now comes Boston Herald critic Stephen Schaefer's pan of the Madonna-directed W.E., which he saw at the Venice Film Festival.
The film is "beautifully bland and boring, not to say inane.
Rising star Mia Wasikowska had a great year in 2010, as the title character in Tim Burton's eye popping Alice in Wonderland and as the inquisitive daughter in The Kids Are All Right.
And Mia isn't exactly M.I.A. this year either.
She stars in Cary Fukunaga's melancholy, effective version of ... More >>
Spoon, doing less with less. Photo by Autumn De WildeIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla on Spoon's defiantly skeletal Transference, Phil Freeman goes bull riding at MSG's arena rock rodeo, and Brad Cohan meets the new kid in town (and old head extremist drummer) Weasel Walter.
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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 >>