Andy Karl, Broadway's Rocky Balboa, on motivational anthems and Rocky's musical legacy
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In last week's print issue of the Village Voice, we spent time with Lloyd Kaufman, the Troma Entertainment president and splatter-comedy director who's currently remaking his early '80s original, Class of Nuke 'Em High this summer. Kaufman's known for his prolific career in the independent undergrou ... More >>
The filmmaker gets his close-up after 40 years of Troma (more or less)
Joe Frazier's death on Monday from liver cancer was overshadowed by the Penn State sex abuse scandal. Wasn't that always the way with Joe? Something or somebody always seemed to steal his thunder. He was one of the greatest heavyweight champions who ever lived, losing fights only to Muhamm ... More >>
Half man, half machine, all statuePatrick Cassels wrote an impassioned plea to the city of Detroit in Slate, imploring them to seriously consider the plan to build a Robocop statue. He says that the public arts work is worthy, as it depicts "a character who represents triumph over this sad la ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 1, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 1 Films in Focus by Andrew Sarris "THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY?" has finally come to the screen 34 years after the publication of Horace McCoy's classic wouldn't-that-make-a-wonderful-movie novel. I read ... More >>
The biggest turkey of the year was the one I bought at Whole Foods and filled with M&M's for a very sweet Thanksgiving Day spent blissfully solo. (Kidding. I indulged in that great American tradition--Chinese buffet--with the whole messy extended family.) But there were so many other gigantic turkey ... More >>
As the baseball season is off to a crazy start: rained-out Opening Days that require a do-over (Yankees), a star pitcher returning to the mound only to be injured again (the Mets and Pedro Martinez), another season seems to be all-but-ignored around here: election season. As I've previously noted, t ... More >>
20 years later, our bandannad national treasure is still kicking ass and taking names
With the Mac kid at his side, John McClane is back and he's just . . . too old
Another sequel, another chance for Rocky to persevere for America
A history of celebrity sex tapes, real and fake, from Joan Crawford to Paris Hilton
Once Upon a Time in America
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