Christopher Nolan's space epic Interstellar is a big, ambitious picture, but it didn't connect with our critics. We discuss the film at the top of this week's podcast before moving on to a few other notable entries on screens large and small this week. - The Disney film Big Hero 6 (At 29 minutes) - ... More >>
Angelina Jolie is entering her grand diva phase, playing the wickedest of witches, and I think it's going to be fun. Says the release about Maleficent (due in 2014): "This is the untold story of Disney's most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty.
Inspired by Taco Bell's Doritos shells, McSweeney's imagines other food mashups. Serious Eats gives us Frank Bruni's recommendations for dining on the Upper West Side.
A chain of supermarkets in Brooklyn and Staten Island has started piping in food scents to their stores in an effort to subliminally encourage customers to buy stuff. Scents you might smell in NetCost Market include "Lindt Chocolate," "Smoky Bacon," and "Rosemary Focaccia." A shopper in Sheepshea ... More >>
I'm quite certain that The Book of Mormon is the only current Broadway musical with the song lyric, "Fuck you, God, in your ass, mouth, and cunt--and the eye!" And I defy anyone to get offended. Except Mormons. The show--done by the South Park guys with the help of an Avenue Q writer--manag ... More >>
via AOL newsA 28-year-old homeless man, David-Israel Zenon Murillo, has been arrested in the first ever murder in Disney Town, a/k/a, Celebration, Florida, a town created by Disney imagineers. Via the New York Post, the suspect was described by police as a "transient" who knew the victim, 58- ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Three Bizarre and Filthy Cash-in Kids' Books Discovered at: Thrift stores across t ... More >>
A Manhattan judge has come in on the side of the city in a fight against surreptitiously skeevy bookstores and video stores. You know, the ones that you "accidentally" stumble into hoping to pick up a copy of Serendipity after a hard day's work, but seeing no John Cusack movies at all, end up ... More >>
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus opened at the Garden on Thursday. We took in the spectacle from the cheap seats Saturday. The crowd was healthy; we estimate 80 percent attendance (third show of the day!) Clowns are still not funny; the big laugh one got by falling splashily into a p ... More >>
Of course Mickey and Minnie did it
Live onstage, this version is longer, louder, more garish, and a lot worse.
Randy folklore legend gets Disney-whirled
Disney superstars and their accessible tales of growl power keep the record biz afloat
Is that a jungle out there? Looks more like a theme park to me.
Moving into the mainstream, the Christian right tells Hollywood to have a little faith
Who's the holder of the copyright that's ripe for piracy?
Reporter's Suit Against Murdoch Still Standing
Writer Seeks to Put 'Post' on Trial
When Disney Complains, Sack the Reporter
Hollywood Revises History, Joins the Good Fight
Disney Dreams Up the Best Radio Station in 30 Years
Theme Stores Eat Manhattan
Virtual students give school the boot (up)
Disney Imports a Japanese Auteur-Animator
That Corporate Rodent Descends Upon Central Park Again