[Summer Guide 2014]
Visions in Scarlett
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, it's all about Scarlett Johansson, who has two movies coming out this week at opposite ends of the commercial spectrum: Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin and Anthony and Joe Russo's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
This time, it's Captain Asskick goes to Washington
Like a sleek new phone, Her still strains to connect
Did you know that Vin Diesel has a twin brother, whom no one seems to have a photo of? That Ashton Kutcher has a male twin, who's cute, but in a different way? That ScarJo, Alanis, and Parker Posey have male twins too? Have you ever seen Kiefer Sutherland's twin sister, who looks just like him in ... More >>
Every Broadway play has a moment at which latecomers are allowed to be rushed down the aisle by the usher and scrambled into their seats to cause the least possible distraction. At some plays, you have to wait until the first scene has wrapped and there's music to cover the scene change. Some music ... More >>
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is Tennessee Williams' classic 1955 play about the horrors of guilt, mendacity, lovelessness, sleaziness, disgust, and the closet as all that affects a Southern family in disarray. I've seen the play done in all-white versions and all-black versions, but the new Broadway produ ... More >>
Lady Gaga, Scarlett Johansson, Veronica Lake, Danny Bowien. Recognizable names? Sure. Blond New Yorkers? You bet. (Looks like you're one of us now, Danny.) Lighten up your drink order this holiday with the Blonde Manhattan from Lilium in Union Square. Being served as a tribute to the 79th annivers ... More >>
People reported that Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson are no longer an unlikely couple. In fact, they're no longer a couple at all. And I can't say I'm wildly surprised.
For some time now, I've spotted her on NY1, doing a smash-up job with the news, and wondering, "Where do I know that name from?" And I've finally figured it out! Vivian Lee was the female lead in the film classic Gone With The Wind! She played Scarlett Johansson or something. Duh.
If not Scarlett Johansson's anymore. This revelation has emerged from Out's sex survey, which found that Ryan's abs are what gays most want to caress during their fantasy leisure time. The runners-up are the following hotties:
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 >>
The 2010 Tony nominations are out, and the yearly ceremony that becomes more and more designed to persuade people from anywhere but New York City to spend money on theater is soon to follow. The idea behind the Tonys is simply to get Broadway to appeal to the rest of America in a big, fancy ... More >>
Jude! Denzel! ScarJo! Kelsey! Catherine Zeta-Jones! It's a veritable panoply of celebrity wattage, as I predicted here just yesterday. In fact, I got 44 out of 56 right! Nyah Nyah. I hereby maintain my theater queen tiara for another year.
Red Hook gets tragic: Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber in "A View From the Bridge." Photo by Joan MarcusThat's what'll happen if this year's batch of giant movie-and-TV-stars-turned-theater-actors gets nominated! (Or even if they're just asked to present--or usher.) This will probably b ... More >>
via People Pets/INFFollowing so closely on the heels of the great What-Rich-Guy-Owns-That-Fancy-Apartment? caper that it might actually be stepping on them, we are faced with yet another mystery that calls out for answering. People Pets (yes, that's an offshoot of People People) teases us mer ... More >>
Yet another journalist asks why, if Alice Waters has been such a revolutionary in the local, slow food movement, do so some many people hate her. [LA Times] Fast-food chains that once employed teenagers to carry out the most mindless, repetitive of tasks are now turning to robots to do these ... More >>
Join a conversation with Liev Schreiber
Photo of Jim Jones taunting hipsters by Rebecca Smeyne In the week Jim Jones put ten thousand dollars on a three-on-three basketball tournament sponsored by Converse and barred to the media, we got up in there anyway, and brought you the hilarious play-by-play. Take that, shoe company. Gera ... More >>
We woke up from some sort of obscure, terrifying dream the other night to realize that our abiding affection and love for Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson's improbable summer jam "Relator" had everything to do with Van Morrisson's "Glad Tidings." That the two songs are syncopated in almost exactly ... More >>
BK boys come home
Cpl. Scott M. Biscuiti Yep, it's time once more for pervy America's favorite pastime: Fuck-Marry-Slap (a delightfully watered down version of Fuck-Mary-Kill)! Here are the rules: I give you three celebrity names and you tell me which one of them you'd like to marry, which one you'd fuck, and which ... More >>
We have little-to-no stakes in the summer-song horserace, except in a "If I hear that Drake song one more time I'll happily slit his throat with the jagged shards of Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" kind of way. But we are interested in "Relator," the improbably buoyant Scarlett Johansson/Pete Yorn colla ... More >>
Rebecca Smeyne In the week we didn't go to the mud-soaked hobbit/hippie fest that is Bonnaroo (well, except for the top secret one of us who did, and is even now Twittering about it), all three members of SOTC did go to Prospect Park, where we wandered the green green grass 27,000 parents and thei ... More >>
In the short week that we outsourced absolutely nothing to India (not even the phoner we didn't do with the guy who plays trumpet for Cake), we got even less cosmopolitan and global when Cannes correspondent J. Hoberman came back and showed up at the office like the rest of us. Except, unlike him, w ... More >>
Scarlett Johansson, the musician, was last seen being loathed for Anywhere I Lay My Head, her Dave Sitek-assisted suite of Tom Waits covers, a project that was probably doomed (critically, anyway) by her incredible beauty and success way before it even got started. But that record was better than it ... More >>
The producer of J'Taime New York is finishing up New York I Love You, a trailer for which is now available via firstshowing.net. The film stars everyone in the known universe, and Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman are among the directors whose 12 short films comprise it. Characters in the trail ... More >>
Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson join forces—and some other stuff—in Woody Allen's (winning!) latest
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 >>
Say what you will, but if any 23-year-old starlet can sing like Waits, it's her
Car lovers find a new flame in Burnout Paradise.
Life as a young, hot, white, educated nanny in the city sure is a drag
Drinks with stand-up comedian Aziz Ansari
'Island' flopping: Frat-metal bad boy Bay's sci-fi waxes philosophical before blowing shit up
Coppola's Camera Karaokes Through Tokyo and Finds Bill Murray Singing Roxy Music