A Hollywood-style A Hijacking for dummies.
This week's column is a rollicking romp through a Tony nominees' meet-and-greet event, where Tom Hanks told me what people do to him on the subway, how his play was changed in rehearsal, and other insights into what it's like to be Tom Hanks on Broadway. You heard me right, by the way: Tom Hanks ri ... More >>
Jill Niccolini interviewed me for the Fox 5 News at 10 last night about the report that Barbara Walters is supposedly retiring next year. I'm not sure which sound bites they used--after the interview, I went off to see Tom Hanks in a play---but above is a photo of me telling Jill stuff like:
Breakfast at Tiffany's didn't get raves--except for one of its cast members. I'm talking about a small, furry guy named Vito Vincent, whose inspiring bio is above.
Snowbound? Bored? Canceled out of a show? Well, there's stimulating theater talk tonight to distract you. Susan Haskins, the gracious producer/cohost of Theater Talk, regularly invites Jesse Green, Patrick Pacheco, and myself to have a writerly discussion about who and what are coming down the Broa ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
Watch out, Equus! Move over, Secretariat! There's a new horse in town and it's crossing the finish line. I'm talking about the Lincoln Center production of War Horse, the sprawling drama in which a boy's beloved animal ends up being used in World War I and...
This week in the Voice, Bill Jensen profiles Donald Glover, the rapper/comedian/writer/actor who happens to succeed at everything he does. Whether you know him as Donald Glover, Troy or Childish Gambino, he is a new kind of entertainer, "a regular black guy who likes the same stuff white peop ... More >>
CLICK HERE for the ambitious, envelope pushing, jaw dropping "La Dolce" column in which actual dialogue I've overheard in nightclubs has been transformed into incisively funny cartoon panels rendered by artist Dominic Bugatto. (It's all part of our much ballyhooed cartoon issue, which is v ... More >>
Asher Roth, one of the good guysToday, the Internet is filled with more depravity and embarrassing footage than anyone could have ever thought possible. Fortunately for us, people like Connor Toole are seeking out the best of the best (or worst of the worst), and posting these .gifs or YouTub ... More >>
At least they're enjoying themselves. Pics by Chris, more below.One Step Beyond Featuring Matt & Kim, Nacey, and AraabMuzik American Museum of Natural History Friday, January 14 Better Than: Night at the Museum Astronomy: It's so hot right now, from the recent zodiac-sign hoax to the rele ... More >>
Spotted in Park Slope by Runnin' Scared friend @stvspl: a casting notice for "9-13 year-old Caucasian boys" to appear in the upcoming Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, a film adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's 2005 novel about a nine-year-old boy's life in the aftermath of September 11t ... More >>
In its third installment, Pixar's juggernaut turns morose
Remember that movie Joe Versus the Volcano? It wasn't very good, but it featured a young(er) Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan before her lips got all Howard-the-Duck, and it was about a guy who thinks he's dying and offers to jump into a live volcano to appease the volcano gods. And even though that mo ... More >>
My choices in ranked order: (1) James Stewart (2) Robert DeNiro (3) Spencer Tracy (4) Jack Nicholson (5) Jack Lemmon
Ooooh plus "Iron Man" Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Celebration Madison Square Garden Friday, October 30 "When we were down, rock 'n' roll lifted us up," says Tom Hanks in his introductory remarks for the final night of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's benefit-concert extravaganza ... More >>
Actually, I never even leave my seat at intermission.
Did Carrie Prejean really get down with transsexual extraordinaire Amanda Lepore? Was their moment together like something out of The Parent Trap? Is Carson Kressley making swine flu jokes? Did Sally Field really say Tom Hanks seems to have A.D.D.? And speaking of attention spans, did I really ... More >>
Is it Trekalicious? Or Trek Jerky? Robert Wilonsky weighs in on the Star Trek movie, in which Spock is a "tormented youth in revolt." Ward Sutton does the funny cartoon version. We're accustomed to think of William Thompson as Mr. Clean. But he's a friend of William Howell, and as city comptrol ... More >>
Gawker says the media "seems to be pining for the crime-fueled depravity of New York in the 1970's and 80's. It was so gritty and exciting." Then it tosses some videos of gritty, exciting films about New York when it was "dangerous, scary and cool." The italics, in case you missed it, are ironical. ... More >>
Hanks and Howard turn bestselling Christian skullduggery into long-winded History Channel special
Baggage claim: In Spielberg fable, Hanks's idiot savant takes American customs to heart
The Coens dispense incidental gospel music and diarrhea jokes in a desperate remake
The Magazine Writers Most Soul-Searching Dilemma
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!
The optimist's guide to the Millennium's final fall-movie crop
Definitely honor-free will be Joseph Fiennes for Shakespeare (sorry, but the Bard didn't look like Rob Lowe).