At 8:30 a.m., this year's Oscar nominations will be announced, also known as national Gah! What Were Those Idiot Voters Thinking Day. We can't wait, so in the meantime, we give you this:
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, this paper's film critics talk about Spike Jonze's Her and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, in addition to the wave of films all coming out before the year's over. Listen to it on iTunes or below on Soundcloud:
She'd be Pink Panther. If Courtney Love married the Hertz Rent-a-car guy, she'd be Courtney Love Hertz. If Sandra Oh married Karen O, she'd be Sandra Oh-O.
Jimmy Kimmel Live's new time slot caused a major problem last night. Why? Well, it seems that Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling -- or the Knife Guys -- sell their wares in Kimmel's studio on Wednesdays at 11:30. According to Gosling, "Everyone knows that!"
Three 6 Mafia Westway Thursday, September 6 Better than: Waiting in line outside of Supreme. There was a problem. Three 6 Mafia couldn't get to the stage; 50 people blocked their way, a fire hazard if there ever was one. A man got on the microphone. "Ladies and gentlemen, please clear a path. Ple ... More >>
Getting Freaky Deaky with the sober funnyman
In a Q&A in my riveting new column, Andy Dick is as open as the giant bottle of booze that he's not reaching for. Andy told me he's been sober for a while and misses the stuff like crazy, but he's realized you can get laid without it.
Very few things have remained the same since 1984. The highest grossing movie that year was Beverly Hills Cop; now, we have The Hunger Games. Michael Jackson's Thriller ruled the airwaves; 28 years later, Adele's 21 hasn't budged from Billboard's top spot. And who had heard of the Internet yet ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Michaelangelo Matos details Daniel Martin-McCormick, the musician who is half of the rock-gone-electronic duo Mi Ami and the sole member of Ital: "He's personable, quite alert, and friendly, and it doesn't feel like a chore. He gives the sense that he's exactly wha ... More >>
Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout with Taylor Lautner from Taylor Lautner Funny or Die, the comedy film company co-started by Will Ferrell, almost makes the NFL lockout worthwhile with Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout, a deadly little spoof that combines the oh-so-easy-to-parody Field of Dreams with the ... More >>
To the playhouse!
Why do some people upstate consider the Bronx's Gladys Carrión their own 'Satan' incarnate? Maybe it has something to do with all the juvenile detention facilities city kids get sent to up there. Or got sent to. Because -- as the commissioner of the Office of Children and Family Services -- Car ... More >>
A lot can happen in 10 years. Here, the highlights.
Jon Lajoie raps about pot and your genitals
--Paul McCartney hasn't performed much lately, favoring one-off gigs instead of touring. (In April, he performed a Beatles-heavy set at Coachella). But New York fans will get a chance to see the Wings legend (kidding) when he performs July 17 and 18 at Citi Field, the Mets' new home. McCartney has ... More >>
--Trent Reznor spoke out against former protege Marilyn Manson, saying, "He is a malicious guy and will step on anybody's face to succeed and cross any line of decency. Seeing him now, drugs and alcohol now rule his life and he's become a dopey clown." The Nine Inch Nails mastermind doesn't hold bac ... More >>
Yes, darlings, I met my idol, Liza Minnelli, at a Tony nominees' reception last week, and she was faaaabulous! "I know you!" Liza said when introduced, promptly sitting down to talk to me as I kneeled at her feet. I asked Liza how her eye is. (She recently had to cancel out of a Kander & Ebb tribu ... More >>
The original Saul Silver hits the stage
And finding people who, surprisingly, aren't all wet.
Catch up on a year's worth of musicology with the Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll, now in its 36th year of goading the nation's top parsers to struggle over the higher meaning of sonic culture. Review the singles top-1,761 and albums top-1,693, see how your favorite critics voted, and attend the deep thou ... More >>
A Q&A before he brings Bush to Broadway.
Gambling on being satisfied by ham on wry; finding sex outside of the city.
Sending up the pop biopic, Walk Hard sells cheap laughs and lifeless Cox
Hal Hartley and Luke Wilson offer similarly (and predictably) self-reflexive films. What else might they have in common?
A rich repertory selection saves the year for cinephiles
Spandex-clad Jack Black anchors middling Napoleon follow-up
The Post's blunder was hilarious but not historic. So why has this story lasted?
Don't give up on them baby: Stiller and Wilson resurrect ambiguously gay supercop duo