And that works out really well because you will have very little desire to see them once you hear what they are. We're talking about too-bad-to-even-be-culty items like an amateurish Kiss TV movie, a weird little Leonardo DiCaprio/Tobey Maguire stunt, and a sucky Rolling Stones documentary classic ... More >>
Dan Slott faces his fans. Plus: Spidey's New York!
I have to admit I've sometimes found Andrew Garfield to be a bit irritating in other projects, but as The Amazing Spider-Man, he totally ensnared me into his web. First of all, I happen to like his looks. He's lanky, with large features--saucer eyes, bulbous nose, juicy lips--and the camera adores ... More >>
A PETA brochure I picked out of a box like Alicia Silverstone's baby picks food out of her mouth told me the answer. It's everyone from Alicia to Pamela Anderson to the Dalai Lama, with stops along the way for black swan Natalie Portman ("I really, really love animals") and ex-Spider-Man Tobey Magu ... More >>
Steven Spielberg's War Horse (above) is about to trot into theaters, and lordy is that a beautiful creature! I like the horse, too. Anyway, here are some of my other favorite equine stars from Hollywood history.
In 1974, the inaugural issue of People magazine was released, featuring Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan from Gatsby, "The year's next big movie." That film, what we would argue is the quintessential, and most beautiful/tragic Gatsby, also featured Robert Redford, with the screenplay written by F ... 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 >>
A really good trailer--like the ones so many fine people were raised in--should provide the essence of a movie without blowing all the important script twists. They should offer a titillating tease that will make you feel like seeing the whole thing, rather than a Monarch's Notes-type rundown for ... More >>
Jim Sheridan is no slouch, having directed the powerful new film Brothers, in which Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal vie for honor and for Natalie Portman while dad Sam Shepard plays them like a deck of cards.
Toby Maguire produces slobber as effortlessly as Natalie Portman summons tears
This week in food blogs... The Feed rejoiced over Saveur magazine renaming its food blog Daily Fare, which it had originally -- cluelessly -- called The Feed. Following a kerfuffle at Schnitzels & Things, Midtown Lunch calls on all food trucks to stop fighting, lest the wars result in the end of s ... More >>
Stiller's satire is way past its expiration date
Love that cape, Batman!
Third time brings harm to the Spidey franchise; Peter Parker to wear a bubble skirt in 4.
Will the public get off, or just the studios?
Steven Soderbergh tries, and largely fails, to make 'em like they used to
Michael Moore and Spider-Man fight evil in two new summer blockbusters
Once Upon a Time in America
Spider in the Archives
Stoppard in the Name of Love, Revolution, and More
'The Believer' Makes the Long Pilgrimage to the Silver Screen
Berlin's Body Politic
Curtis Hansons Second Coming
A rundown of the season's movies handpicked for their potential wondrousness or probable woefulness.