Our film critics didn't come away from Christopher Nolan's space epic Interstellar with much praise, but it did get us thinking about other flicks -- epics, comedies, and truly weird classics -- set in or about the great beyond. Below are our 25 favorite space movies since the Big Bang.
Better than: Her True EP after its been dunked in glitter and pixie dust and all kinds of other special, pretty things. Solange sold out not one but two weeknight shows at Webster Hall in a matter of minutes, so I should've been less surprised about the fact that the place was absolutely bursting ... More >>
I asked that question once before and the responses were so fervent that I had to retire to my plushie for some comfort before finally getting up the nerve to return to the human world again. But I'm back and ready to ask it one more time. Ever fall in love with an animated figure?
Yes, fine, there's clearly something educated and possibly even overengineered about the clicks and beeps which get woven into densely cerebral pseudo-songs by Autechre, the British duo that has been blazing so many trails in experimental electronic music since the '90s. Even the kooky name g ... More >>
All dogs go to heaven; some say, "F that."Upon finding a cage of six abandoned, emaciated puppies behind Sulpher Animal Shelter in Oklahoma, Animal Control Officer Scott Prall had no choice but to put the dogs down. The litter was then thrown into a dumpster behind the overcrowded shelter (ye ... More >>
For the Less Neiman Marcus-inclined. P.S. Get your damn hands off the ostrich!
Everyone knew it was coming. It was just a matter of time before film criticism's reigning anti- anti- anti- king, Mr. Counterintuitive himself, chimed in. He's "a troll," in the words of Roger Ebert, who once tried to defend Armond White, this peculiar man, only to take it all back. He's "sm ... More >>
8:30 pm. Hmmm, Laurence of Arabia with a Cugat beat... pretty stage, more "intimate" than usual as promised, but a bit flat -- Oh no Hugh Jackman is doing a Billy Crystal. No, Hugh, you're too good for this. And we mean that literally. It's like watching Pavarotti play Jackie Gleason. At last, a g ... More >>
Yes, Carly Simon won an Oscar, but not for Costume Design. Photo by Alan Light. The Oscars are tomorrow night, and an alleged leak of the winners is making it more interesting than usual. The Academy has denounced the list as a "complete fraud." If so, it should be exposed tomorrow, though the ever ... More >>
The Best Picture Oscar nominees are The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader, and Slumdog Millionaire. The other top nominations are: Best Actor: Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Sean Penn (Milk), Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), ... More >>
Excited (not to say deranged) by the long Presidential campaign, conservative bloggers -- rightbloggers, in our affectionate parlance -- were in top form this year, and outstripped the sleepy Main Stream Media in every way. If mainstream Republicans were content to call Obama a socialist, rightblogg ... More >>
The eyeballs have spoken. With just a few days left in 2008, we offer the list of our 10 most-viewed stories of the year.1. David Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal'The playwright explained why he gave up on "National Palestinian Radio" and embraced the writings of Thomas Sowell and Mil ... More >>
The New York Film Critics Circle has split its top four honors between two films. Milk was named Best Picture and Sean Penn's eponymous role won him the Best Actor Award; Sally Hawkins in Happy-Go-Lucky's title-describing lead took Best Actress and Mike Leigh won Best Director. A 3-1 division in the ... More >>
[Editor's note: After penning the popular "The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere," Roy Edroso has made dissecting those blogs into a weekly feature that appears here every Monday.] HELLER HIGH WATER: RIGHTBLOGGERS ON GAYS, GUNS, AND GOOFY CARTOON ROBOTS Ga ... More >>