This gripe may have been stale in 1998, but movie trailers are so packed with exposition and narration nowadays that audiences expect the film to be ruined long before it opens at their local theater. This is partly why there's so much excitement surrounding Alfonso CuarĂ³n's upcoming film Gravity. ... More >>
I talk to her about her method, spank you very much
Old 97's bandleader Rhett Miller can tell you the exact number of songs he's written, but not how many times his fans have proposed at shows. He's happy to sound off on Battlestar Galactica, Rock Band, his perfect coif, and how to write a cheating song when you're happily married. Just don' ... More >>
Courtesy ABCAnd now for the awards portion of the evening! Full disclosure: the three of us have seen only five of the Best Picture nominees. Not that it matters. So:
Press Clips has long, if intermittently, been the name of the media column at the Village Voice, years ago on paper in the hands of journalists like Sydney Schanberg and Keach Hagey, before being brought to this blog by some untamed rabble-rouser called Foster Kamer. But as a wise man once wr ... More >>
Social and economic turmoil? Don't ask. At least we had Lady Gaga to tell us what to do.
When America watched its sweetheart Sandra Bullock get humiliated by her philandering husband Jesse James, the salaciousness was compounded by the fact that not only was the man sleeping with a porn star, but he was sleeping with a porn star who liked to dress up like to dress up like a Nazi. ... More >>
Footage from 1999 of Delaware's finest anti-masturbation Republican/Tea-Party candidate for Senate, Christine O'Donnell, admitting to having "dabbled in Witchcraft" has hit the internet! It's a sensation, especially for those of us punishment-fetishists who also enjoy masturbating to witches. ... More >>
We defy you to unironically enjoy this song. The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa kicks off on June 11th. Sports-wise, the tournament promises to be thrilling, with 32 teams from around the world pitting their varied domestic styles and approaches to the game against each other in a bid to deci ... More >>
If you read the Which Lazy Bastards Are Ripping You Off section of yesterday's tabloids — you can find it after the Who Is Sandra Bullock Not Sleeping With/Adopting section — you may have spotted the story that the Post headlined "Millionaires' welfare 'con' ": The Brooklyn DA's o ... More >>
"Eat it Michael Musto: you're no Bruce Vilanch!" So goes James Murphy's pernicious insult of our dearly beloved and long-serving nightlife columnist on "Pow Pow," one of two partial tracks to leak last night from LCD Soundsystem's much anticipated, yet to be titled third record, due in May. ( ... More >>
Speedy Gonzales isn't racist, but resurrecting him? Lame.
The big draw for tonight's premiere of HBO's A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism was the little lady who did the narration--someone by the name of Kate Winslet. Several journalists I know were planning to go in hopes of cornering Kate to ask her, not about autism, but about her upcomi ... More >>
Even a lot of people who found this year's Oscars telecast as slow and boring as some of those foreign film nominees thought hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were wickedly delightful, especially when they slyly roasted various big names in the live audience. But one of those stars, Georg ... More >>
The Oscars have given Julie & Julia fans something to smile about. Here at Fork in the Road, we generally don't concern ourselves with moving pictures unless, of course, they happen to concern themselves with the preparation and/or eating and/or politics of food. Which, it so happens, two of ... More >>
Academy Awards heads-up: Basterds and biopsies.
F2K has been a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Relive the whole long journey here. Thank you, and we're sorry. As a concession to a vile, contemptible decade marked by commerce over reason, we pleaded to our editors at the Village Voice to let us publish the No. 1 entry as one of t ... More >>
Movie awards fever proceeds apace with the Golden Globes nominations. The once-derided Hollywood Foreign Press Association prizes are now considered legit and a predictor of Oscar behavior, so the Best Motion Picture - Drama nominees -- NY/LA Critics' laureate The Hurt Locker , along with Ava ... More >>
Over the past few years New York magazine has done us the enormous favor of publishing "Sex Diaries" of the sort of citizens who would be game for this sort of thing. This week New York engages Wesley Yang to review the activities of its Sex Diarists, which he claims "cracked open a window i ... More >>
From the multiplex to the stump: It's caped crusader versus community organizer, and the end is nigh
Yet another Rhode trip. Then it's back to Manhattan for cock tales.
Slimmer in every sense, second Capote movie fails to improve on predecessor
Ultimately, it doesn't matter if you're seeing Larry King or Owen Wilson or Joan Collins
A Dreary Remake of a Forgotten '70s Cop Show: S.W.A.T. Have We Done to Deserve This?
Ryan Gosling's Leaps of Faith
On-Screen Heroines Inspire Women to the Martial Arts
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!
People Who Need People
On HBO, Falcon talks about his burgeoning drama career. Kidding he talks about his penis.
A Winter Movie Preview
[Some Dates Guaranteed To Change]
Allegories for the Slumber-Party Set
The Cozy, Corrupt World of Fashion Magazines