On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, this paper's film critics kick things off with something of a "potpourri segment," to borrow a phrase from Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl. Echoing a common sentiment in the movie world, Scherstuhl describes the month of January as a "grim, featureless lands ... More >>
For Robert Redford, Sundance's opening day was a bummer. He woke up to learn the Academy had snubbed him for a (deserved) Best Actor nod for the sparse yachting drama All Is Lost, and had to spend his typically triumphant morning press conference swatting down questions about being sad. Luckily for ... More >>
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Hilarious love goddess Judy Tenuta has signed a big deal for Vegas, plus she has a new book out and two movies. She paused to crack me up about all of it the other day, with a zingy phone call from La La Land. Hi, Judy. Tell me about your book, Full Frontal Tenudity. It's like three books in one ... More >>
Rodrigo Cortés's thriller doesn't inspire faith
Don't let this get out because it could ruin my career! There are some women that I happen to find terribly sexy, even now in Gay Pride month. But these dames needn't worry about me--I'll just admire them from afar, as well as in this glorious photo tribute.
Yes, one more superhero has emerged as a super-queero. The Green Lantern--most recently played by Ryan Reynolds (albeit as a womanizer)--is now an out gay media mogul who's fearless and honest and has as little use for the closet as he does for the color purple. And I have some marvelous ideas as ... More >>
"I think I'm done with the sad-gay man drama," writes film critic John DiLeo in his new book of essays. Mind you, DiLeo raved about Brokeback Mountain, loved Sean Penn's performance in Milk, and admired a lot about A Single Man. But he's right in pointing out that it would be nice to also have mor ... More >>
38 cinematic reasons why I dread the lights going down
Ryan Reynolds's bod is the asset in men-on-the-run thriller Safe House
It is Jen Doll's last day today. We feel things. We read things Jen once wrote. We wrote this. Oh, Jen. It seems like just yesterday you were starting at the Voice. You had just been another unemployed daughter living in the East Village. We listened with rapt attention over the cubicle w ... More >>
Guys urinate, swap bodies, discover their true selves
Esther ZuckermanA little after 7:30 a.m. this morning, women and men in neon workout gear were lined up in front 35 West 48th Street. Fifteen minutes later, a car pulled up in front of the building, and out stepped actor Ryan Reynolds, who kept his tanned head down and walked into the buildin ... More >>
Ryan ReynoldsI usually don't pick apart celebrities' looks, unless it's a choice--and Ryan Reynolds' body is definitely a choice. (Besides, he flaunts it every chance he gets--as well he should.)
Here they come, kids. Try to undress the rest of them with your eyes.
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
ScarJo, before RyRey.Alas! Or...hooray! Or...well, how should we know how to feel about any of this, anyway, since we don't actually know them and have only seen them looking generally smiley in pictures? Still, given the news coverage, it seems very important! Breaking: Scarlett Johansson an ... More >>
Big, lavish complex planned—hotel, dance club, spa. Y'all come!
I'll answer that for you: They're all of indeterminate age. But sometimes they're supposed to be around 35, and that's amazing considering Sandra herself is reported to be anywhere between 45 and 49! In last year's All About Steve, no one mentioned her age, even as she dove on Bradley Coope ... More >>
At the Observer today, Christopher Rosen, stimulated by the unfortunate new The Taking of Pelham 123, decries remakes of 70s New York classics. But his complaint is that "Only '70s period pieces remain locked inside the isolation of past events... We want '70s films to be something other than a ... More >>
Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain and Marilson Gomes dos Santos of Brazil won yesterday's New York City Marathon. Gomes dos Santos' challenger, Moroccan Abderrahim Goumri, blamed some missed sugar drinks in Harlem for his inability to close. Radcliffe, who also won last year, hoisted her daughter Is ... More >>
With all the comparisons to JFK that Barack Obama has had lately, it's about time he gets his own Marilyn Monroe. Actress Scarlett Johansson has made her support of Obama no big secret. In the past she's quipped that she's "engaged" to the presumptive Democratic nominee (actually, she's betrothed to ... More >>
Ryan Reynolds might save screen comedy
Craving More Bill Clinton? Have we got a movie for you.
Yes, yes, we know. This was the YEAR OF APATOW. Beg to differ?
Joe Carnahan's overly slick, heavily edited dark comedy works despite itself
Field of Cream