Download this week's Voice Film Club podcast before you get on the plane or maybe listen to it on your way to a restaurant where you'll eat turkey and get a little drunk on red wine."I was appalled and disappointed," says Village Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek of Spike Lee's Oldboy on this wee ... More >>
A rough and inevitably incomplete guide to the taxonomy of spoilers
Arrested Development's frozen banana stand will makes its way from London to New York even faster than we thought! The Bluth family business announced last week that it will open shop on Monday, May 13 diagonally across from Radio City Music Hall from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Today at 11 AM, diagonally across from Radio City Music Hall! Get there quickly if you want to procure a frozen banana or a glimpse at paparazzi madly shooting all kinds of Arrested Development types as they do weird things with fruit.
Better Than: Something scarier that could've happened, probablyIf only last night's Danny Brown x Kitty (Pryde) show at Irving Plaza could be judged simply as a performance, instead of a cultural event. Unfortunately, it can't. Not after "The Thing" that went down in Minneapolis two weeks ago. Real ... More >>
Netflix will release 15 new episodes of Arrested Development on May 26, but fans can have a taste from the Bluth family before then. The show will host a pop-up Frozen Banana Stand in honor of the beloved show's return to the small screen.
The lycans of 'Hemlock Grove' get unleashed
Yesterday night, while we were blasting the A/C indoors, catching up on the second season of Breaking Bad via Netflix, we noticed that the reliable video service was down. So we decided to snap a picture of the screen, add a Hudson filter and upload it to Instagram. But that wasn't working ... More >>
To be honest, we can't remember the last time we consciously noticed a pay phone in the city (that is, save for ones used in the episodes of Felicity we've been watching on Netflix). But the New York Post reports today that 250 phone booths will get high tech updates within the next month. Now-obsol ... More >>
38 cinematic reasons why I dread the lights going down
If you're anything like us, you are currently in a post-Christmas morning hangover (and if you're really like us, you're experiencing an actual hangover as well). The living room is littered with wrapping paper, the tree is beginning to look stupid, and your father-in-law is sound asleep in h ... More >>
Or: The Netflix meltdown, the resurrection of Harvey Weinstein, and Kristen Wiig's box office coup all in one list
The United States Postal Service--that thing that puts L.L. Bean catalogs in your mailbox--is preparing to make massive cuts that will go into effect next spring. The changes will amount to around $3 billion worth of savings for the USPS and only mark the start of what is going to be a long c ... More >>
Thanks to price hikes that seemed extremely returnable, Netflix has been going down faster than a crack-addicted hooker on the West Side highway. I never had the DVD streaming and mail order in the first place, so I'm fine. After all, I go to screenings, which often come with free buffets. ... More >>
Qwikster! Have you heard of it? If you haven't, it's Netflix's new attempt to break its mail-in DVD service away from its online streaming Netflix Instant service, and, along with having a verifiably ridiculous name, it has other problems as well. For one, the @Qwikster Twitter account is cur ... More >>
Das Racist Bowery Ballroom Monday, September 12 Better than: Making .gifs of Novak Djokovic collapsing in joy after winning the U.S. Open. In the past year I've attended more than my fair share of Das Racist shows, and I would inevitably wind up disappointed that they weren't able to trans ... More >>
Nic Cage as Balthazar BlakeShares of movie rental giant Netflix fell 10% before the market opened on Friday. Share prices plunged $23.90 to $209.37 after news that customers would no longer be able to stream the Nic Cage fantasy adventure The Sorcerer's Apprentice. The film, in which Cage pla ... More >>
Each week, Death by Science sends out an all-points bulletin for the latest science and technology news, tracks it down and beats a confession out of it. This week, we take a look at Netflix's monthly fee increase and the fervor surrounding it. The Internet boldly takes a stand and says, "Six ... More >>
A letter from the U.S. Postal Service informed Williamsburg residents -- hipsters and real people alike -- that the zip code designating the Bedford Avenue gentrification haven will switch from 11211 to "the sadly less palindromic 11249," as one resident put it to Gothamist. The reasoning act ... More >>
The Lonely Island's Turtleneck & Chain comes out tomorrow, and the weekend's Saturday Night Live previewed its arrival with "Jack Sparrow," in which Michael Bolton drops by the studio and provides a hook more inspired by his Netflix queue than by nights out in New York City's Meatpacking District. ... More >>
Mobsters have a special way of speaking that is all their own, which you probably already know, having watched any number of the excellent mafia-themed films available on Netflix and your various cable channels. The New York Times has an intriguing look into some of the more "esoteric" of tho ... More >>
He's a shy guy, he's a cool guy, he's a nice guy. Pics by David.Wild Nothing/Abe Vigoda/MINKS Bowery Ballroom Sunday, February 13 Better than: Watching Netflix streaming with your girlfriend/boyfriend and falling asleep after 15 minutes with the laptop on your chest and rolling over in the m ... More >>
A Brooklyn writer took to the New York Times today to bitch about people who "curse" too much. The worst offenders, he says, are "20-somethings whose informal language consists of a liberal use of profanity blended into their OMG-juvenile act." "Is there a cure for this rampant vulgarity?" he a ... More >>
viaAccording to those on the ground, the snow has started to fall in New York City, where blizzards are expected to drop at least a foot of snow on Sunday. Wind and white stuff have grounded flights in the Northeast, including out of New York's JFK and LaGuardia, in addition to neighboring Ne ... More >>
More thoughts on Broadway and the state of theater in New York
It's National TV Turn Off Week, which means, folks, time to shut down those boob tubes and spend some quality time watching Netflix on your laptop. Or playing with your new iPad. Or listening to the family's favorite tunes on personalized coordinated iPod Nanos. No, but seriously...
This week, in food blogs... Midtown Lunch got excited about Ma Peche (a.k.a. Momo Midtown) introducing takeout. The Atlantic Food Channel asked the $42,500 question: "Does culinary school matter?" Blondie and Brownie spotted a Shake Shack reference on a menu in Rome.
This is eerie. You plug in your first and last name, and this web app gives a picture of how the internet sees you. The website, created as part of an MIT art installation Metropath(ologies), is meant as a critique of data mining efforts by Google, Netflix, and the U.S. Government. In a s ... More >>
I've enjoyed assuming the role of a bitter Luddite and screeching stuff out my window like "Fuck Facebook!" and "Screw you, Twitter!" It's fun to play the part of a crusty Yosemite Sam type who hates any kind of technological advance that messes with the status quo of communications and entertainmen ... More >>
Even the hoariest haters eventually succumb
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Hawaiian prints say it loud for summer