Comedian Has a Sad
The Gaily Grind has assembled some mug shots that are way hotter than your usual Nick Nolte/Sally Struthers variety. Whatever disturbances these guys allegedly caused with their behavior, they're inciting a whle other one in the pants of twisted admirers.
Retelling the stories of better cop movies
Not as perky as Sally Struthers', but nowhere near as bad as, say, Nick Nolte's. Bynes managed to pull it together despite what's been described as "an ashy pink dye job" she's sporting. (Bynes was in the movie of Hairspray!. The girl should know better.) She should also lay off the sauce.
A few drinks into my conversation with Mike and El-P about their new collaboration R.A.P. Music (Williams Street), the tone shifted, as it tends to under the influence of multiple makeshift White Russians. EL-P's drink-ordering became relentlessly efficient. Things became a little more candid. The c ... More >>
Dear Ladies of the Red Carpet: Where's the shock of the swan dress or the pizzazz of the goth showgirl of yesteryear? Come on, ladies, this is the Oscars, and it's 2012! Why are so many of you million dollar actresses playing the Grace Kelly card? We are fully aware that all of you can't pull off ... More >>
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 >>
Straight from the files of "Historical Shit That Can't Be Made Up," we woke up this morning to a pretty unbelievable email from the Thomas Jefferson Foundation with the subject line, "Taste: Chocolate at Monticello." Oh my, we thought, before opening it. Surely someone in TJ's PR office might be s ... More >>
Smell that money burning. This concludes Sound of the City's year-end roundtable, a conversation about pop music in 2011 between Tom Ewing, Eric Harvey, Maura Johnston, Nick Murray, and Katherine St. Asaph. Read it all again. Thanks for the handoff, Nick, and thanks to Katherine, Tom and esp ... More >>
A whole LOT of people. And they're pissed, baby. I mean they should be pissed, though they're no doubt carrying on with great dignity and occasional bouts of inner screaming.
Two of the candidates for this year's Best Supporting Actor Oscar are really extraordinary old people. Christopher Plummer shines in Mike Mills's Beginners as the father of the Mills character (played by Ewan McGregor), who comes out of the closet at 75 and really starts to live. Plummer himself i ... More >>
The ZEBU! song "Your Band Is Nothing"from Hookers In Sweatpants (Feeding Tube, 2006)is pretty hard to argue with. Guitar-slinger Steve D'Agostino pinches off mammoth riffs that somehow conflate hair metal, Molly Hatchet, bubblegum bliss, and peevish Peavy blare while scrappy sin ... More >>
Nick NolteCelebs usually love being photographed, except for colonoscopies and mug shots. Well I haven't manage to dig up the former photos--yet--but I have assembled some of the best, most poignant, scary, most desperately in-need-of-a-stylist mug shots of the criminally unglamorous stars. ... More >>
It was plastered on the face of Arizona wacko Jared Loughner as he appeared before a federal judge for the slaying of six people and the attempted slaughter of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. But where had I seen that look before? That very same nervy, sick, entitled, arrogant smirk? On ... More >>
Writing about the Giants's victory over Dallas yesterday, the New York Times's Joe Lapointe makes knowing reference to North Dallas Forty, the former Cowboys quarterback Peter Gent's autobiographical 1973 novel. Sound of the City has never read that book, but we much admire the 1979 film adaptation ... More >>
Stiller's satire is way past its expiration date
Bridging worlds and eras, Olivier Assayas is uniquely of his (our) time
The complicated love woes of a boozy poet
Nick Nolte knows a thing or two about getting old
Talking animals make sales pitchesfor everything
Maggie Cheung radiant as ever in addiction portrait
Turning literature into confession, a so-called documentary goes backstage with Shepard
Flirting with Disaster: Discussing Days of Heaven and Dylan classics with Sam Shepard
The season's globe-trotting films bring mankind closer together, or at least pretend to on-screen
Is Michael Jackson guilty of more than dysfunction?
Angels in the Architecture
Incredible Bulks in Parent Traps
The End of the Affairs
World's Hardest Movie Quiz
Definitely honor-free will be Joseph Fiennes for Shakespeare (sorry, but the Bard didn't look like Rob Lowe).
Paul Schrader Tells a Winters Tale
A Gifted and Afflicted Actor Propels Two of the Year's Best Films
A Winter Movie Preview
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