Summer 2013 was a strong season for that oft-maligned genre, the romantic comedy. Excellent films like The Spectacular Now and Drinking Buddies for the most part avoided rom-com cliches, and reinventions like Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing made timeless story lines seem fresh. Still other on-s ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets the lowest dregs of Amazon. Thanks to the dawn of e-readers and the death of the gatekeepers of traditional publishing, disenfranchised voices at last have the chanc ... More >>
Did you know that Vin Diesel has a twin brother, whom no one seems to have a photo of? That Ashton Kutcher has a male twin, who's cute, but in a different way? That ScarJo, Alanis, and Parker Posey have male twins too? Have you ever seen Kiefer Sutherland's twin sister, who looks just like him in ... More >>
Mark Wahlberg was scheduled to be on one of the planes that hit the World Center on 9/11, but he changed his flight at the last minute -- his smartest move since putting pants back on. But if he had been on the flight, he wouldn't have worried anyway.
Back in the '80s, New York's downtown brought together lots of people, and, well, let's just let the official description of the file take over here: "Fragments of an aborted recording session at Battery Sound NYC in 1986 which brought together fledgling rapper Mark Sinclair--today better known as ... More >>
Shameless indulgence in the franchise's clichés, of course
Who says robots cant feel?
Oh indeedCount the number of men in this photo. Pics by Puja, more below.Backstreet Boys Hammerstein Ballroom Thursday, June 10 The ear-splitting shrieks started about a half-hour before the Backstreet Boys took the stage at Hammerstein Ballroom last night. Hundreds and hundreds of gi ... More >>
A regular on Datalounge.com has posted his list of black male stars on the down low! Someone else on the site responded that a lot of it is just wishful thinking, and someone else chimed in that a lot of these guys are more likely bi, but I'd have to say a lot of this is pretty spot on too. ... More >>
If indeed you are gay, that is. If you're not, then when did you know you were straight, bi, or bicurious? Was it your reaction to your first Judy Garland song? Vin Diesel movie? Weekend in Palm Springs? I'll tell you how I knew. As a 12-year-old, I felt vaguely sexual and kept looking at ... More >>
Another year, another unwatched Tony Awards show. Let's face it: this Sunday's prize party isn't even getting you excited, is it? Sure, the Tonys provide the MDR of greasepaint 'n' glamour we learned to love as lonely, introverted children. But as a quick look back at, say, the justly famous 25th An ... More >>
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Additional, excellent live-blogging here with Allison Benedikt at Sound of the City. The King of All Oscar Predictors walks among you in Part III. Will this hubris bring us low? Watch and judge! Oh no, Ben Stiller, you are not. Natalie Portman, good straight woman. Stiller probably thinks he's C ... More >>
Nice to see an action movie that takes Europe, not America. But that's about it.
Praying for a boy/boy encounter with Michael Phelps, and other wooden dreams By Michael Musto
A year after he was bashed in the East Village, a New York diva is ready for his second act
Get your avant-garde fix with plenty of experimental cinema this season
Amid West Side development fever, a pit bull landlord on West 45th street confronts his loft dwellers
Academics Look at the Social Phenomenon of 'Passing' and Ask: What Could Be More American?
Notes on the New Gay Predator
No Diesel, No Problem
The Review of Video Games
Feature Writers Rely on Old Tricks
Asia Argento Branches Out in the Family Business
Moviegoers Avoid Big-Budget Pitfalls