The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  • Film

    June 18, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Diving into the Vinyl-Only World of Cotter Records

    Bobbito Garcia, the New York DJ and streetball legend, doesn't like the playlist on his East Village Radio show to be predictable. "I kind of pride myself on the fact that you can never guess what I'm going to play," he says in a recent phone interview. So how then does Garcia account for the fa ... More >>

  • Film

    December 25, 2013

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Glows with Life

    Stiller's the best comedy director of his generation, hiding in plain sight

  • Film

    October 2, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Brad Pitt's Five Best Performances

    ​Ever since his breakthrough perf in 1991's Thelma and Louise, Brad Pitt has proven to be not just a good movie star, but a really fine actor too. In the wake of his latest, The Tree of Life, winning the big prize at Cannes, let's look back and pick Brad's five best performances out of many. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Carrie Bradshaw's 'Guide to the Real New York City' Includes SoHo, Benihana

    ​The Sex and the City franchise will never die. It will just keep getting younger and younger, but also sadder and sadder, like the Benjamin Button of chick-lit. This summer we can look forward to the cinematic version of Summer in the City, the tale of Carrie, Samantha, and Miranda (where was ... More >>

  • Film

    February 23, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Heaven Is Full of Young Adults

    According to Colton Burpo, who had a near-death experience as a four-year-old but lived to write a book about it with his dad (Heaven Is for Real, Christmas-list it!): There are no old people in heaven. If you make it up there, you get the Benjamin Button treatment. Also, as he explains in this Fox ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Elderly Geezer Turns Into Twentysomething Asian Man Mid-Flight

    Actual photos, via CNN​This happened: A guy flew from Hong Kong to Vancouver on an Air Canada flight on October 29. At the beginning of the flight, he was dressed as an "elderly Caucasian male" with oddly young-looking hands. Yet, at some point mid-flight, the guy went to the lavatory and "eme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    So: What's the First Professional Review of The Social Network (AKA The Facebook Movie) Say?

    ​Facebook just released their newest innovation that furthers the social network's reputation as a product meant to track your every move like the digital shock-collar we all know it is but have yet to fully come to terms with as (or have already given up on fighting). Which is also perfectly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    Do Hookups Ever Look Better Than Their Photos?

    ​We all know about the bullshit artists who say they're models and then show up and turn out to be hand models with the face of a carb-drenched werewolf. And then there are all those self-proclaimed hotties whose wevb photos must have been shot through gauze and then smeared in grey vaseline.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Playground for Elderly May Open on Upper East Side

    ​There must really be something to the expression "second childhood." Apparently, the Parks Department might set aside a section of the Upper East Side's John Jay Park especially for seniors. Sounds crazy fun! Also, this seems like pretty indisputable proof that New York City does love old peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Which Movies Make You Cry?

    ​One of the awful things about getting a teeny bit older is that you start becoming sentimental about everything to the point where movies and plays that used to have you rolling your eyes suddenly make you break into more tears than an actress trying to get an Oscar nomination. In the theate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2009

    Liveblogging the Academy Oscar Awards! Part III!

    Additional, excellent live-blogging here with Allison Benedikt at Sound of the City. The King of All Oscar Predictors walks among you in Part III. Will this hubris bring us low? Watch and judge! Oh no, Ben Stiller, you are not. Natalie Portman, good straight woman. Stiller probably thinks he's Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2009

    Alleged Leaker, Nate Silver, Carpetbagger, and Runnin' Scared Pick the Oscar Winners!

    Yes, Carly Simon won an Oscar, but not for Costume Design. Photo by Alan Light. The Oscars are tomorrow night, and an alleged leak of the winners is making it more interesting than usual. The Academy has denounced the list as a "complete fraud." If so, it should be exposed tomorrow, though the ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Oscar Nominations Announced

    The Best Picture Oscar nominees are The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader, and Slumdog Millionaire. The other top nominations are: Best Actor: Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Sean Penn (Milk), Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Anne Hathaway Fix Evaporates at Golden Globes

    We weren't even going to mention the Golden Globes until we saw it on the front page of the New York Times -- who ever thought the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, once described as "100 stringers living off hors d'oeuvres," would gather such respect! -- but now we're duty-bound to mention that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Thank God: Kanye Beard Status Update

    Our buddies Tom Breihan and Sean Fennessey clear up the Kanye West graybeard/Benjamin Button's mystery. To wit, Vibe's music editor and author of the West cover story had strong words for those who can't distinguish between the telltale signs of a man aging in reverse and a mere "glisten": "Having b ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 31, 2008


    Film Society explores the curious David Fincher

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    This Week's Voice: Neil Young, Marnie Stern, Jonathan Franzen, Benjamin Button, and More

    In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla sees Neil Young and, like everyone in America, gets down with the old stuff and complains bitterly at the new. Rob Trucks writes a song with Marnie Stern. Annie Fischer on the Walkmen. In Books, Zach Baron charts the decline and fall of New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    What's With Those Golden Globe Nominations?

    As per usual, the Globes went for any movie personality who's famous (Brangelina, Tom Cruise, etc.) and with only a few exceptions dissed actual actors who aren't enormous stars. Uninvited from the buffet table were such underpublicized critical darlings as:

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Golden Globe Nominees Up; Plus, Clint Sings!

    Thank God for awards season, which provides us with lists and glamor, both of which we're told readers like. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globules, which splits its best picture nominees into "drama" and "comedy or musical" categories, gives us The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    September 3, 2002

    Fable Scraps

    Daniel Mason Picks Up the Pieces and Writes a Novel