Village Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl and L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson recommend Neighbors (Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron) and Godzilla (Bryan Cranston, Godzilla) and are joined by special guest, James Beard Award-winning L.A. Weekly restaurant critic Besha Rodell, who discusses the ... More >>
Play Freaks and Geeks bingo
In this week's cover story, about W. Kamau Bell and his hilarious progressive talk show's leap to a four-nights-a-week broadcast schedule, we found excuses to throw in lots of videos of Totally Biased highlights-- but not as many as we wanted. Read More: W. Kamau Bell's Outrageously Funny 'Totally ... More >>
Last night I attended a special screening of The Guilt Trip with Seth Rogen fighting and bonding with mama Barbra Streisand on a car trip to settle some scores. And there was a live simulcast afterwards, with the two of them fielding questions from fans. (In New York, we watched it on the big scree ... More >>
On the release of her second feature, the filmmaker stares down emptiness
If she can raise the money, that is. And it's pretty shocking that she's having trouble doing so considering that Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Colin Firth are attached to star in the film, which is called Skinny and Cat. Is it about Kate Hepburn and a very thin stutterer?
I know they're all different ages and sizes and types blah blah, but to me they're one big lovable zhlub. In fact, not since the reign of Kate Bosworth and Kate Beckinsale have I been so simultaneously starstruck and confused.
The Beastie Boys' video for their throwbacky new single "Make Some Noise"--off Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2, which comes out May 3--picks up right as the rager chronicled in the "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)" video is letting out, with Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, and Elijah Wood pl ... More >>
Michael Becker/FOXWho are these people? For weeks, our weekly indignity parade "Are You Smarter Than A Rock Critic?" has been putting our writers at an unfair disadvantage, asking for the intimate details of long dead and gone artists like The Clash, The Doors and Metallica [yeah, no sic]. I ... More >>
The good crusaders at Dogs Tied Up NYC (the local blog that takes pity on dogs whose owners tie them up outside by... taking photos of them and blogging about them!) may have reason to celebrate: amNY says the City Council is considering a law that would make it illegal to tie up dogs for mo ... More >>
Mavis Staples: For kids aged 8-80. Photo by Chris Strong.In this week's Village Voice, Amy Linden talks with soul icon/golden girl Mavis Staples about her collaboration with Jeff Tweedy, and David Cotner profiles local wailer Shilpa Ray.
With Seth Rogen on drums! Dave almost wipes out on a water bottle right at the onset, and there's like a Super Mario Bros. power-up mushroom onstage for some reason, but otherwise this is a totally normal evening at the Bowery Ballroom. They also rumbled through "Road to Nowhere" as per below, tho ... More >>
NBCI'll get to the ladies later. But which goofy male refugee from TV does the suckerfish faces and pants-dropping tricks that make you smile the hardest? *Steve Carell. He does a mean deadpan and is refreshingly willing to play douches. *Ben Stiller. I'm guessing his recent venture into r ... More >>
See Pineapple Express the way Mother Nature intended
Requiem For a Paper Bag is a new book Found magazine put together with various notables discussing their favorite found objects. I did a piece for it about a plug-in Joe camel I grabbed off the street and after a lot of screaming, I finally found the check they owed me in the mail! Anyway, t ... 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 >>
"Jim Carroll goes to a colonic spa in San Francisco with a friend of his, and his friend shits out this plastic green army soldier... his friend, after the soldier was out of his system, he got a lot mellower." Davy's Sears-style portrait Eight years into a project that began when he discovered a ... More >>
FOUND magazine makes trash cool
Speaking of SNL, and Seth Rogen's cameo thereon, this also happened: a video for Lonely Island's "I'm A Boss," remixed as a performance review conducted between Rogen and Andy Samberg. Is it funny to parody a four-year-old Slim Thug song? We are not so sure. But we're always down to see literal depi ... More >>
In this latest round of effects vs. storytelling, effects win. Big.
Bartender Leo Cook of Bloomington, Indiana has won T.G.I. Friday's Utimate Beverage competition with his "Vanilla Lemon Ice," which will be served at Friday's restaurants starting today. The drink comprises Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, triple sec, lemonade and Sprite. Bring the kids! A young Harlem moth ... More >>
The menace of "Paper Planes" trumps the frivolity of "American Boy." Both are good signs.
Jeffrey Katzenberg's cure for an ailing movie economy, in all three dimensions.
Aziz Ansari is the biggest star in the universe
Don't worry about the banks, the crash, or the bailout. Sure, they're awful. And yes, things will get worse. A lot worse. Worse than you ever imagined, probably. But you've been in tough spots before. Remember when you lost your job and went on unemployment for a while? This will be like that, only ... More >>
Kevin Smith headlines Independent Film Week
Rogen and Franco, on the run and madly in love
The Post and the Daily News each take a different approach to the news that actress Tatum O'Neal was busted trying to buy crack and cocaine last night on the Lower East Side. News of her arrest makes both front pages, but with varying degrees of importance. The Post splashes O'Neal's picture on pag ... More >>
Yes, yes, we know. This was the YEAR OF APATOW. Beg to differ?
Geeky, freaky teen virgins attempt to get knocked up in Superbad, produced by guess who?
Judd Apatow delivers another spot-on geek-fantasy-come-true with Knocked Up
Too hot to deal? Take shelter in the cool and dark of the matinee.
These boots were made for knockin': Steve Carell finally loses his virginity in fratty chick flick