Movie Stars

  • Voice Choices

    July 2, 2014


    Return to Red Hook for movies on the pier

  • Film

    May 28, 2014
  • Film

    March 5, 2014

    Who Killed the Romantic Comedy?

    Rom-coms used to be a cash cow --and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    50 Things We Learned From the 2013 Year in Movies

    At 8:30 a.m., this year's Oscar nominations will be announced, also known as national Gah! What Were Those Idiot Voters Thinking Day. We can't wait, so in the meantime, we give you this:

  • Film

    December 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    21 Movie Romances That We Loved in 2013

    In 2013, love came in many forms: girl on zombie, boy on smartphone, and James Franco on -- count 'em -- two hot bikini babes at the same damn time. Sure, romantic comedies are as extinct as Oprah Winfrey's chances of winning Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes, but audiences had plenty of ... More >>

  • Film

    June 12, 2013

    To Actresses on the Brink of 40: Go Bad or Go Home

    Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?

  • Film

    May 29, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    25 Actors Who Turned Down Amazing Roles

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    The Movie With The Most Ex-TV Stars

    The way to make it in music these days is to play cruise ships and theme parks, but if you want to be a movie star, break out on TV first. Oz The Great and Powerful--opening today--features no fewer than four major film folk who started on the small screen.

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Best Speech of The Night

    I'll give that honor to Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence. She was succinct, sweet, and sincere--everything a speech should be, including acknowledging the four losers, but not in a patronizing, humiliating way. And she did this even after falling on her face on the way up to the podium, and making a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Never Nominated For An Oscar...

    There are actors (like Peter O'Toole and Glenn Close) who've gotten nominated a whole lot of times and never won. Yet. But how about the ones who've never even been nominated? In the case of the dead ones, I'm pretty sure they never will be! Now that's gotta hurt. Here are some of the top omission ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    How Much Innuendo Can You Read Into This One Celebrity Item?

    It's a HollyScoop story titled: HUGH JACKMAN STARSTRUCK BY JOHN TRAVOLTA. And it goes something like this: "Hugh Jackman is a big-time Hollywood star who we're assuming NEVER gets starstruck, because he's the one doing the star-striking (Is that a word? Nevermind) but there is one A-lister who ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Is The Oscar Curse In Store For Jennifer Lawrence?

    Think about it. Hear much about Sandra Bullock lately? Gwyneth's movie career? Natalie Portman? (Yes, I know she has another Thor and a Terrence Malick film coming, but still.)

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Twilight Film Gets The Most Nominations!

    Relax! I'm talking about the Razzie awards, for worst of the year. The latest vamp epic scored 11 nominations, making it the Lincoln of the Razzies (or maybe the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter).

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Photos Of Me As Donald Trump, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian...

    ...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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Daniel Day-Lewis's Third Oscar?

    If the protean Daniel Day-Lewis wins his third Oscar for Lincoln--which there's a much better chance of happening than Liz & Dick nabbing an Emmy--he'll be the first three-time Best Actor winner in the Academy's history. Other actors have won three Oscars, mind you, but not all for Best Actor. (Ja ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    My Oscar Predictions As Of This Moment!

    Naturally, they might change--especially when I see every last film--but right now, this is what I'm predicting on (where they ask various commentators for their incredibly prescient forecasts and expect them to be accurate). SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1--Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables 2--S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Three Locks For Best Actor Already

    That's what insiders are saying--the kind of insiders who are usually right sometimes. Oscar's Best Actor locks already seem to be: Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln Duh. We knew this the second the movie was announced. Denzel Washington for Flight People are so happy he got a quality script agai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Ben Affleck Is Back On Top

    Ben Affleck was a Hollywood golden boy who got sucked into some crappy pictures as well as a destructively over-publicized relationship before settling into a simpler life and emerging as a fine director with films like Gone Baby Gone and The Town. And now he's getting Oscar buzz all over again. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    People Who Aren't Gay, But Should Be

    I'll start: Robert Pattinson Kristen Stewart

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Pick Your Favorite Celebrity Sibling

    I'll list some currently alive siblings (or semi-siblings) and I'll highlight my favorite of each bunch by putting them in boldface. You tell me your own personal faves in these same groupings. Break the rules and you're no sister of mine. Toni Braxton....Her sisters Joey Luft.....Lorna Luft, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Enough With The Sad-Gay Movies, Says Critic

    "I think I'm done with the sad-gay man drama," writes film critic John DiLeo in his new book of essays. Mind you, DiLeo raved about Brokeback Mountain, loved Sean Penn's performance in Milk, and admired a lot about A Single Man. But he's right in pointing out that it would be nice to also have mor ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 22, 2012

    Meryl Won't Win, and Other Surefire Oscar Predictions

    This is the only ballot you'll need at your viewing party

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    My Final Oscar Nomination Predictions!

    ​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. BEST PICTURE (Ranked in descending order of likelihood) 1--The Artist 2--The Descendants 3--The Help 4--Hugo 5--Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Transgender And Drag At The Oscars! A Fabulous Pictorial!

    In Albert Nobbs, Glenn Close (above) convincingly plays a woman who dresses like a man in order to nab some employment in 19th-century Ireland. But it's the kind of stunt that can also nab you awards consideration.

  • Film

    December 7, 2011
  • Film

    November 30, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Harvey Weinstein is Back -- NY Film Critics

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Celebs Who Are Only Children: Here's The List

    I always assumed I was the only Italian-American only child in creation -- those people tend to procreate a lot -- but it turns out Al Pacino is one, too! I'm not alone! And I did a little research (and glanced at Us magazine) and found some other famous folk who have gone through life without sib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Oscar Predictions: It's Never Too Early

    ​Just like it's already Christmas in certain department stores, the Oscar predix business happens to be in full swing, with 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    It's A Great Year For Best Actress

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Hollywood's 10 Highest Paid Actresses

    ​According to (10) Meryl Streep $10 million per picture. What???? She should make that just for waking up. (9) Sandra Bullock $15 million. I bet she'd trade all that in for one normal man. (8) Cameron Diaz. $18 million. I guess there's something about Mary.

  • Voice Choices

    June 29, 2011
  • Film

    May 11, 2011

    Summer Movie Guide 2011

    Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.

  • Columns

    January 19, 2011

    Oscars Dish: Who'll Get Royally Shafted?

    In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Ryan Reynolds Is The Top Gay Male Fantasy Hookup!

    ​If not Scarlett Johansson's anymore. This revelation has emerged from Out's sex survey, which found that Ryan's abs are what gays most want to caress during their fantasy leisure time. The runners-up are the following hotties:

  • Film

    December 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    My Definite, Possible Oscar Buzz

    Colin Firth​Here it is: Unfounded, un-called for, and way too early. Best Actor nominees will surely include Colin Firth (The King's Speech), James Franco (127 Hours), and Robert Duvall (Get Low). Firth is the favorite to win right now, especially since he was so good in A Single Man last ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Who's Your Favorite Funny Lady in Films?

    ​Today, that is. (Spare me votes for Carole Lombard). Your choices are:

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    2010 Tonys: Nominations Announced, Big on Idiot Material

    ​The 2010 Tony nominations are out, and the yearly ceremony that becomes more and more designed to persuade people from anywhere but New York City to spend money on theater is soon to follow. The idea behind the Tonys is simply to get Broadway to appeal to the rest of America in a big, fancy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    The Most Star-Studded Tony Awards Evah!

    Red Hook gets tragic: Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber in "A View From the Bridge." Photo by Joan Marcus​That's what'll happen if this year's batch of giant movie-and-TV-stars-turned-theater-actors gets nominated! (Or even if they're just asked to present--or usher.) This will probably b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    George Clooney Next Year's Oscar Host?

    ​Even a lot of people who found this year's Oscars telecast as slow and boring as some of those foreign film nominees thought hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were wickedly delightful, especially when they slyly roasted various big names in the live audience. But one of those stars, Georg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Who's The Best Male Movie Actor of the Sound Era?

    ​My choices in ranked order: (1) James Stewart (2) Robert DeNiro (3) Spencer Tracy (4) Jack Nicholson (5) Jack Lemmon

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Who's The Best Movie Actress of the Sound Era?

    ​In the "top five" list I'm about to share, I wish I could have squeezed in some more of my old favorites, but their filmographies had some holes in them. I also wish I could have included a few more current names, but I can't honestly say Kate Winslet, Nicole Kidman, or Cate Blanchett have e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Barack Obama is Golden, Rush Limbaugh is Screwed -- Predictions for the Year of the Tiger!

    By Fatimah Surjani Ortega Yes, Tiger, this could be your year​Sunday ushers in the Year of Metal Tiger, which sounds like a golf club. That's actually appropriate, because things look auspicious for Tiger Woods -- as long as he can keep his dick in his pants. Just in time for Chinese New Yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Can You Name Anyone Who's Not In Valentine's Day?

    ​Valentine's Day--aka Love, American Style, the Movie--is one of those criss-crossing ensemble pieces starring literally everyone alive who's ever walked the earth and ended up in front of a camera. In an attempt to satisfy every possible demographic, it has young people, old people, whites, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Oscar Nominees Announced; Extended Best Picture List Includes Up, Inglourious Basterds, A Serious Man

    In another February 2 ritual, the 2010 Oscar Nominees were announced this morning. The Best Picture list, expanded to ten nominees this year, are: An Education Avatar The Blind Side District 9 The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire A Serious Man Up U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    SAG Award Nominations Heat Up Movie Prize Fever

    ​Hot on the heels of the big critics' awards and the Golden Globe nominations, the Screen Actors Guild has unveiled its annual award nominations for films and television. SAG has been handing these out for 16 years, but only in the past few years has awards fever caused non-professionals to pa ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 15, 2009

    Johnny Depp Remembers Heath--And Other Oscar Treats

    Showstoppers and rip-offs in the blowsy movie musical. Plus: Paper's Nightlife Awards

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