James Brown was, of course, the Godfather of Soul and The Hardest Working Man in Show Business. But all that he worked to grab those titles over decades seemed to come crashing down through much of the '80s and '90s. That's when he derailed into years of drug and domestic abuse, erratic behavior, w ... More >>
Today, Friday, July 25th, sees the release of the new sci-fi action film Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson. But despite the awe-inspiring special effects, this high octane thrill ride is facing quite a bit of criticism for basing its entire premise around the entirely untrue myth that "Humans only us ... More >>
Twice the horror, twice the camp
Here's some news that should help perpetuate the myth that the food world is filled with brooding hunks: Bradley Cooper is in discussions with The Weinstein Company to play the title character in "Chef", a restaurant-focused comedy from director Derek Cianfrance. Cooper, who is currently riding the ... More >>
Everybody knows I'm a movie-favorite monster
Legendary L.A. groovy punks Redd Kross are back for reals with a new album, Researching the Blues (Merge), and soldiering on with their insistence that punk is indeed groovy. They were never strictly "punk" according to the norms of the early-'80s California scene they grew up in; nor did they alway ... More >>
As the Los Angeles Coroner's office continues to investigate the July 3 death of Alexander Jentzsch -- the 27-year-old son of Heber Jentzsch, the Church of Scientology's president -- Alexander's mother, Karen de la Carriere, continues to hear from people in and outside of the church about the days l ... More >>
Yes, you read that correctly and, yes, it looks like it could happen. "The man who leaked the world" has Hollywood up in arms and it's not because there is a Cablegate in the works for Tinsel Town. Let's not get our hopes up.According to the Hollywood Reporter, big studio executives are dueling it o ... More >>
In the battle over gay rights, dissent during wartime isn't always tolerated
Films, stars, and the festival itself combat easy categorization
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That time the artist made a movie
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 16, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 33 Son of Son of God? by Cynthia Grenier EN BOQEQ, Israel -- We're 1286 feet below sea level. Total night, with a paring of a new moon and a sprinkle of fiercely bright stars. Suddenly day happens as if ... More >>
The writer-director takes his suburban pathos and personal anxiety to the Sunshine State
Erin Broadley It's been impossible to keep up with the recent adventures of Matt & Kim: guesting on Jimmy Kimmel, winning the Breakthrough Video VMA for their cold-weather streaking parade "Lessons Learned," greasing the stage for spider-suited Weezer on Halloween (with Kim costumed as Edie Sedgwic ... More >>
As we get closer to the actual transition, rightbloggers are shifting gears. They're losing interest in the remaining pre-inaugural Obama business. We probably won't see anything like the Hillary Clinton Constitutional crisis again. Leon Panetta's CIA appointment drew some criticism on the grounds t ... More >>
Just over four years ago, the mad Wu-Tang affiliated rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard (Russell Jones to his mother) met an untimely end, collapsing on a studio floor two days short of his 36th birthday. His complicated legacy--the fragmented clan he left behind, the wild antics he became famous for, and the ... More >>
"Happy, Happy Halloween—Halloween—Halloween. . ." Sung to the tune of "London Bridges," that's the insinuating jingle accompanying the TV ads for Silver Shamrock masks, and once you've seen Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (1982) you'll never get that blasted melody out of your head. John Carpe ... More >>
Louis Leterrier's summer dud, The Incredible Hulk, is out this week on DVD, and is available in full screen, widescreen, Blu-Ray, and—most incredibly—a three-disc special edition (no action figure included). The release affords another opportunity not to blast Leterrier's take on the Marvel supe ... More >>
George Clooney's ode to the screwball comedies of yore is sooooo close. But yet.
The spooky truth behind the media's favorite 'spy'
Idiosyncratic sci-fi films Sans Soleil and La Jetée hit DVD. Plus, good directors gone bad and bad directors gone worse.
By-the-numbers heist flick Spiked with ethnic vaudeville
Reagan-era callousness sparked an indie film renaissance. Will Bush II inspire another?
Children shouldn't play with dead Canadian movies or leering comedians in ugly catsuits
Risky Business at Sundance 2003
Todd Haynes and Julianne Moore Reopen Douglas Sirk's Melodrama Fakebook
Mourning Has Risen for Independent Film
The 'Times' Strikes a Pose
Easy, Senators! Theres enough money for everybody.