Comic mayhem in May? You bet your life
Julia Solis Spectacle Theater Thursday, 8pm, $5 There aren't any actual deaths in the ghost story Solis tells, but it's still mighty chilling. In her new photography collection Stages of Decay (Prestel), she chronicles the fallen grandeur of abandoned theaters across America and Europe, affectionate ... More >>
See Albert Hammond Jr.’s favorite flick
There are actors (like Peter O'Toole and Glenn Close) who've gotten nominated a whole lot of times and never won. Yet. But how about the ones who've never even been nominated? In the case of the dead ones, I'm pretty sure they never will be! Now that's gotta hurt. Here are some of the top omission ... More >>
I thought it was going to be a new, kinky version of Pollyana. But it turned out to be Polyamory: Married and Dating, so I haven't watched. I can't even get one lover, let alone three! The Showtime reality show is about "non-monogamous, committed relationships that involve more than two people."
This is what the dan dan noodles at Super Noodle look like before you stir them up. Younger sibling of the East Village's Hot Kitchen, Old Town Hot Pot opened on Seventh Avenue South just as winter approached last year, hoping to capitalize on the comfort-food aspects and do-it-yourself thrill of ... More >>
Randy Jones, the original cowboy from the legendary disco group the Village People, is a man of many hats--not just cowboy ones. He's starting a party called Sunday Night Fever at Splash this Sunday, May 6. Here's what the ever-charming Randy had to say about stuff when I asked. On his input int ... More >>
Just as Wicked provided the Oz backstory for new generations, Peter and the Starcatcher serves as a prequel to Peter Pan, but it uses a whole other tone. In showing how a mopey orphan boy became the arrested youth known as Peter Pan and a creepy pirate named Black Stache evolved into the taunting, ... More >>
With Monday marking the midway point of my stay in Park City, here's a notebook dump on a few films I haven't had a chance to write about at length.
We've had extensive coverage of the "99 percent" here at Runnin' Scared, but starting today we're going to try something new. Knowing they just don't get their fair share of time to speak to traditional media outlets (and certainly, they never get the ears of politicians), we'd like to open up a for ... More >>
A mixed bag of American classics in Astoria. But no beaver.
Sigh. A mansion on Sands Point, above Long Island Sound, that "some F. Scott Fitzgerald scholars believe served as inspiration for portions of The Great Gatsby" is going to be torn down to allow for the building of a five-lot subdivision full of $10 million homes. While it's not known for cer ... More >>
For a welcome break from campaign nastiness, check out the video of Mike Bloomberg knocking on door No. 1,000,018 in Williamsburg. It's the fourth day of Succoth, according to mayoral video DJ Barnett Zitron, and the door swings open to an impossibly crowded room of fully garbed and ecstatic Hasidi ... More >>
Jeffrey Katzenberg's cure for an ailing movie economy, in all three dimensions.
Nazi jokes return to Broadway
Pixar's newest blasts off to the future by boldly going where every sci-fi movies gone before. And thats a good thing.
Lincoln Center celebrates 100 years of Russian cinema
Riots! Devils! Mopey Danes! The famous shows we're most sorry we missed.
Plus one we've all been waiting for: the Reagen-obsessed serial-killer movie!
The loudest, boldest comic actor around takes an endless victory lap
The Beat re-generation: ERS brings back late-night Kerouac
Sly stalwarts, newly uncovered rarities in pre-Code series
Two new innovative hospital dramas refashion the traditional doctor-viewer relationship
Schmucks, yuks, HK cool, film school, and a sociology experiment: 2004's best DVD sets
Re-creating 70 years of a beloved pop icon's life, Taylor Hackford's gotta have a montage
European cinema's greatest agitator rethinks sin and virtue through extreme melodrama
Multitalented Local Leads Resurgence in Cabaret
Patrice Chéreau's Train of Thought