Jesse Eisenberg is ready to chat
I was hoping Ashton Kutcher's performance as Steve Jobs--in the film that just premiered at Sundance--would be a rousing success that would reveal a lot of textures Ashton hasn't been able to show in the mindless tripe he's usually cast in. That could still be the case--I'll keep my mind as open as ... More >>
The late bloomer
Philip Seymour Hoffman comes to Broadway
Or: The Netflix meltdown, the resurrection of Harvey Weinstein, and Kristen Wiig's box office coup all in one list
WWI gets Spielberg’d; Fincher’s new girl in town
photo by Nate "Igor" SmithThe Gregory Brothers at the Village Voice Web Awards in December 2010 Among the rusty Web 2.0 jokes, Anne Hathaway's cornball hooting, and all the precious air Oprah breathed, there were a few redeeming aspects to last night's Oscars. Coincidentally (or not?), they tended ... 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:
Giving back to a community that makes us shine
Actually, not that many people. Though I predicted the royal shafting of quality actors like Jacki Weaver and John Hawkes, they actually got in there because Oscar has decided it likes grit and realness! (I got 29 out of 35 right, which is not embarrassing.)
Variety is reporting that a biopic on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is in the works and will be based on The Most Dangerous Man in the World, the forthcoming biography by Andrew Fowler. (The process of optioning an unreleased book for a quick movie was made famous most recently by The Soci ... More >>
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
Last night's Golden Globes were...weird. They were sad, they were awkward, they were kind of bleak and sinister, like a cocktail party gone on way too long, till everyone's smiles are forced and dresses rumpled. The Social Network did well, winning four awards, as did Glee, which took home th ... More >>
The talented Melissa Leo is winning lots of awards for playing the big-haired, manipulative, and often destructive mother in The Fighter. The real-life woman she plays had a heart attack a few days ago, but she's rallying because she's that kind of survivor.
Social and economic turmoil? Don't ask. At least we had Lady Gaga to tell us what to do.
via ceonyc on Four SquareIn news of extreme things that nerdy people like, New York's tech elite will be gathering at Madison Square Park today at 2:30 p.m. for an old fashioned snowball fight (#techsnowball) to be followed by a group meal at Shake Shack. We can't wait to see how many iPhones ... More >>
Four actors and their very good year
The results are in
This weekend, essays in the New York Review of Books and the New York Times tackle giant questions about the hold technology has on our daily lives. Zadie Smith's "Generation Why?" is ostensibly a review of David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's The Social Network, but it is much more. It is a disc ... More >>
Goodfoodjobs.com, new Craigslist-type website for job seekers looking for employment in a sustainable food environment, has launched. [Diner's Journal] A roundup of Brooklyn's best butcher shops includes New Public Meat Market in Sunset Park, Michael's Prime Meats in Flatbush, and M&S Prime ... More >>
Last night, our long-awaited dream finally manifested in reality: Eliot Spitzer and That Conservative White Chick With A Pulitzer came on CNN for an hour, and then, got off. Before we knew it, Larry King was farting on Lance Bass, and it was over. Reviews have ranged from the "Eh!" to the "UG ... More >>
Parker/Spitzer, the biggest thing to happen to CNN since Larry King farted on Octomom, is finally here. Our former governor Eliot Spitzer and his foil, the saucy Putlizer-prize winning conservative columnist, Kathleen Parker, are about to go on the air.
Dying by degrees at the New York Film Festival
From Glenn Beck to Breitbart, Sarah Palin to Rush Limbaugh, from sea to shining sea, from their mere followers to their Kool-Aid drinkers, the rage, motives, and manners all lend themselves to a certain composite picture developing quite neatly in this country, that's really, more than anythi ... More >>
Either The King's Speech or The Social Network. Duh. Neither has officially opened yet, but people are saying that The King's Speech, a Weinstein brothers historical epic with Colin Firth as King George VI and Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth, is a wow, while David Fincher's The Soci ... More >>
This year's NYFF manages both. Plus: Our best of the fest
The only time people aren't online these days is when they're at a movie theater -- after I scream at them to turn off their BlackBerrys, that is -- but now they can get over their Webby withdrawal by watching movies about the Internet. It's the latest trend! I recently saw a Luke Wilson fl ... More >>
Just how awkward will the awkwardly staged moment between Kanye West and Taylor Swift be? Will Eminem deign to smile? Which uncomfortable pop star will B.o.B choose to bring up on stage with him? And how will your hosts, Pitchfork's Ryan Dombal and eMusic's Sean Fennessey, make it to midnight withou ... More >>
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 >>
Important New York superhero Spider Man will no longer be portrayed in movies by Tobey Maguire, because Spider Man 2 was so goddamn amazing it just didn't really matter, is why. No Spider Man movie with Tobey Maguire in it was going to get any better. So now, they're restarting the franchise, ... More >>
Maybe I'm just not up on the lingo of the tech world, but why is a new product always set up to "kill" an existing product? Aren't these unrealistically lofty expectations, especially when the thing you're trying to "kill" -- in this case Facebook -- has nearly half a billion users worldwide? ... More >>