As video-on-demand continues to become the preferred route of distribution for a certain kind of independent film, much is being made of Nicolas Cage's willingness to slum for a paycheck, with recent examples including already-forgotten, small-screen-friendly items like Seeking Justice, Trespass, St ... More >>
A distinct subgenre of heavy metal called "folk metal" has developed over the past few decades. Spawning from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the mid '80s in Europe, the harmonies and melodies of power metal, were combined with traditional instrumental folk music to create a visceral, nature- ... More >>
The Lone Ranger has it all, but what you end up with is not much.
This weekend, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival will take over Williamsburg for the fifth year running. (So it's technically the Williamsburg Electronic Music Festival, but who's counting when you're drunk and dancing to Nick Catchdubs at 4 a.m.?) Last year's Festival brought Matthew Dear, Beat ... More >>
Monster Magnet frontman Dave Wyndorf is a talkative guy. What was supposed to be a 30-minute interview to preview his band's performance of the 1995 album Dopes To Infinity at Music Hall of Williamsburg this Friday stretched into 90, as he took off and ran with subjects like how his band has been pi ... More >>
Vanity Fair magazine is teasing its November issue with an excerpt from its interview with Johnny Depp, timed to promote his new movie, Rum Diary. One utterance from the Pirates of the Caribbean star has been picked up and flung around the Internets with requisite chuckling -- Depp appears t ... More >>
At age 76, the theater vet is a real doll in Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest
A chameleon with a closetful of hairdos and accents, Johnny Depp has played everything but a household pet that goes on an adventure to discover its true self. But wait, now he's played just that in the animated Rango! In fact, that's the official plot description! The chameleon is playing ... More >>
This shirt is a major problem. Credit: Frank Micelotta/FOX.Before we say anything else about the first live American Idol show this season, we're going to need to talk about Steven Tyler's shirt. Steven Tyler came out wearing this impossible-to-figure silky blouse-y thing with pictures of gig ... More >>
A couple in California has discovered an image of Jesus on their lawn chair, and are using it as inspiration to do good. Of course, if you can identify Jesus on an old wooden chair, you're probably headed in that direction anyway. Personally, we see Johnny Depp from Pirates of the Caribbean, or mayb ... More >>
Cinema meets cello
The Walt Disney Company is angling to start kids even earlier on the Disney brand (and take a slice of the $36.3 billion baby-market pie) with a program called Disney Baby, in which representatives visit new moms in U.S. maternity hospitals and give them free Disney Cuddly Bodysuits, which ar ... More >>
There are no words to describe the majesty of this history-drenched totem pole by Beauregard Houston-Montgomery. It's all very Luxor Hotel meets Pirates of the Caribbean as directed by Joseph Mankiewicz for Discovery Travel Channel. And it's tomb much.
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Darren Mabee photo by Rebecca Smeyne When Harmony Korine directs Pirates of the Caribbean: Hunt for Redbead's Foreskin, Man Man's seasick chanteys will churn while a fat matey collapses on his own triple-X jug. That large fellow will be played by Man mascot Darren Mabee, known for rubbing his expos ... More >>
State's failure to pass sex ed act fucks young people
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It's time to throw Jack Sparrow overboard
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The flesh is willing but the politics are weak
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Second-best GameCube title steps through looking glass
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