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:
Movies to get in the Thanksgiving mood
The problem with success is in trying to keep it, especially when your pricetag is so high and the sands of time are slipping through the hourglass. Robert Downey Jr. has had a triumph in the Iron Man films, and part 3 is such a blockbuster it's expected to surpass $400 million dollars--that's a lo ... More >>
Just when you think they're done, they're back!
Robert Downey Jr. is giving Mr. Peanut a voice for the first time in the brand mascot's 90-year history. But the Iron Man isn't the only big celeb shilling for food products. Click through to see Alec Baldwin's commercial for Wegmans supermarket chain. The 30 Rock star once told David Letterman t ... More >>
CLICK HERE for my new column in which Courtney Love tells me that she wants to get out of "movie prison" just like Robert Downey, Jr did. Anyone have the keys? Also in the column:
The annual, much ballyhooed issue is slated for November 17th, and tongues are wagging. (All of them publicists', of course.) I suspect it'll be someone like James Franco, Matthew Morrison, Johnny Depp, or Jon Hamm, which is absolutely fine with me. But is there someone else who deserves th ... More >>
Home is, as they say, where the heart is. So who's the guy selling you your Lipitor and what the hell are all these rats doing everywhere? In this week's Village Voice cover story, join staff writer Elizabeth Dwoskin for a rousing, fun, morbid round of the game New Yorkers everywhere can rela ... More >>
But that doesn't mean it's good
• That oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is bad -- 5,000 barrels a day bad. The spill may reach the coast by Friday. One small bright(ish) spot: The crude is light, more like "iced tea" than heavier crude, and will "cause less environmental damage." No comment from Arizona Iced Tea. • Lucky ... More >>
Bouncing off complaints from Madonna's brother, Christopher Ciccone, that he's homophobic, British auteur Guy Ritchie is trying to prove otherwise by directing Sherlock Holmes, in which Holmes and Watson apparently do some light detective work into each other's private parts. That the charact ... More >>
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Our colleagues at Sound of the City have already advised you give Steven Soderburgh's Che a miss, but we expect the film will draw because, as everyone has been saying since it was announced, it's perfect casting -- "Benicio Del Toro is Che Guevara." Audiences love to see celebrities impersonate ot ... More >>
While his son basks in the spotlight, a senior moment for dad
Stiller's satire is way past its expiration date
In the shadow of Iron Man, the latest from Marvel can't live up to its billing
Here are a few of the nuttier stories in today's tabloids. Give yourself something to talk about while out and about this weekend: Rocky should have come equipped with a gun The Post devotes 2/3 of page 5 to the saga of a raccoon trapped in a tree on E. 88th and First Avenue. The varmint was shot w ... More >>
Does anyone understand one thing scarily talented comeback-kid Robert Downey Jr. says in Iron Man? As he mumblingly tosses off remarks, trailing off at the end of every sentence, he makes it all sound vaguely witty, so everyone has assumed it absolutely must be. But what the fuck is he saying? (And ... More >>
Robert Downey Jr.'s comic-book hero a thing to marvel
Coming of age and stayin' alive on the mean streets of Astoria
He lost it at the movies: Former Lethal wunderkind returns with adrenalized screwball comedy
A phenomenon in Chelsea: Men in tears, women in love
Schickel explores the love-hate between Chaplin and the massesand the clips are great
Why Is It Libelous to Call an Action Actor Gay?
Flashback: The Year in Movies
Around the Bend, on the Mend
Instead of Not About Nightingales, the Tennessee Williams play should really be called Is About Three Hours.