Village Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl and L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson recommend Neighbors (Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron) and Godzilla (Bryan Cranston, Godzilla) and are joined by special guest, James Beard Award-winning L.A. Weekly restaurant critic Besha Rodell, who discusses the ... More >>
A thrilling corruption of the Disney-princess set
While being interviewed for The Hollywood Reporter, Nicole Kidman was told that a recent issue of the same publication featured an excerpt from Going Clear, the book in which Scientology is blamed for her divorce from Tom Cruise. "I'll bet it is," she says before quickly looking at something else i ... More >>
So writes Roger Ebert, and he oughta know; he cowrote Beyond The Valley of the Dolls, that 1970 fantasia of drugs, music, and lunacy which is a kitschy coup of kook-culture entertainment (though to me, it's not trash at all; it's pungent satire). And The Paperboy--the Lee Daniels-directed tale of S ... More >>
Today in NYFF reviews: Nick Schager on The Paperboy and Our Children. The Paperboy Directed by Lee Daniels Crass southern-fried exploitation with laughable pretenses toward gravity, The Paperboy takes as its inspiration Pete Dexter's novel about a 1969 true-crime tale and drenches it in sweat, blo ... More >>
In Moulin Rouge, Nicole Kidman famously said "oui-oui!" but nowadays she's cooing "Wee-wee!" The Oscar winner appears in Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, a hothouse, grindhouse, hyperactive period piece which just got a mixed review at Cannes. It's apparently full of all kinds of outrageous behavior, an ... More >>
Ever watch a star belt out a song in a movie musical and think, "Wow! I didn't know they could sing!"? Well, they couldn't! So many times, a perfectly nice-looking performer with lovely sounds emanating from their mouth is faking it like a drag queen doing Britney -- or even like Britney herself.
jimwIf you're like us, you started the Year of the Rabbit by waking up with a hangover in the butt-end of a discarded parade dragon in Flushing. After brushing the taste of Tsingtao out of your mouth, you probably wondered, "What's this all about?"
If not Scarlett Johansson's anymore. This revelation has emerged from Out's sex survey, which found that Ryan's abs are what gays most want to caress during their fantasy leisure time. The runners-up are the following hotties:
An award show that honors 2010s shitty moments
NPR asks an intriguing question today. With so many -- of such varied backgrounds, ages, and degrees of fame -- using their middle fingers to express discontent, are we simply growing numb to the shock value of the bird? Does it need a replacement, stat? In the last few months, the gesture ha ... More >>
According to the new issue of Details: "Tom Cruise recently flagged Zac Efron down in the lobby of CAA to ask: 'You ride motorcycles?' "When Efron said he didn't, Cruise asked 'You wanna learn how?' and proceeded to invite him out to his house, taught him how a motorcycle engine works, and ... More >>
(A) The person you're currently with (B) Someone you used to be with (C) Someone who never loved you back (D) Someone you've never even met (E) No one. I don't believe in this concept. I'll go with choice (F): Zac Efron.
Michael Becker /FOXWho Won't Be on the Idol Tour?9:04pm. I'm contemplating life right now, and the course it takes when in one day you can go from interviewing Johnny Rotten to live-blogging about the 11 remaining contestants of American Idol snapping and lipsynching "Wake Me Up Before You Go ... More >>
Toxic battle between big oil and dying natives in Ecuador gets vérité treatment
At the Observer today, Christopher Rosen, stimulated by the unfortunate new The Taking of Pelham 123, decries remakes of 70s New York classics. But his complaint is that "Only '70s period pieces remain locked inside the isolation of past events... We want '70s films to be something other than a ... More >>
Fighting off the recession with priceless gems. Plus, a few Debbie taunts.
David AtlasLeonard Cohen: hymnal, transcendant Clubs editor Stacey Anderson sojourned in Indio, California this past weekend for Coachella. She already covered the frantic play-by-play over at our Twitter, so we asked her to wrap-up the festival with a by-the-numbers guide to her three days in the ... More >>
Michael Becker / FOXWho's going home tonight? See into the future, Central, Mountain, and Pacific Idol fans; this is the Eastern Daylight live-blog, in which I dutifully tell you exactly what happens to Lil Rounds' stony, bitter visage as she's vengefully cast off for spitting in the face of movie- ... More >>
Fortunately, lots of people—well, gay people—still care about Broadway.
I love both Diet Coke and Tom Colicchio, but I'm not sure how to feel about last night's Diet Coke commercial with Colicchio that played during the Oscars. It probably wasn't aided by being associated with, in my mind, the scary musical numbers and shots of Zac Efron that last night's ceremony fea ... More >>
Welcome to the Village Voice's not-really-annual Oscar liveblog! Feel the electricity. Not sure if you've heard, but: This year's Academy Awards will be UNLIKE ANY YOU'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE! First of all: They've hired an architect to design the set. Money well spent. Next: Taking a page from The Mic ... More >>
Who needs homophobes when you've got Sophia Lamar screeching from within about what's wrong with the gay community? Sophia, a transsexual goddess and scene queen, has made it her shtick to scowl, dis, and fight like the dickens against gay banality--but in the most adorable way possible, I swear--so ... More >>
I mean, come on already, is she??? You know, Lebanese! She certainly dresses like a, you know, tomboy. And if you google "Ellen Page boyfriend," not a whole lot comes up, except for a link to some interview where she refers to an old beau. And if you google "Ellen Page dating," you get the news that ... More >>
Ex West Coaster at Hiro Ballroom: "L.A. rips out your soul!" . . . Guy to friend at the Madison: "I'll poop on a drag queen if that'll make things more interesting for you." . . . Guy at Barracuda: "I wish guys would be upfront about their business before you get them in bed. I went home with a gu ... More >>
Rather than add to the chorus of media people moaning "What a brave and wondrously diverse talent trapped in a pretty boy's body," I was planning to instead quote some realer comments from posters on the hideously skank and dishonorable yet ever-readable gay gossip site, datalounge.com. But they're ... More >>
Stalling for time before channeling Tim Gunn and the ghosts of Leona and Anna Nicole
Tweens cope with cliques, impending adulthood, mega-fame
Movie musical of the musical of the movie is nowhere near divine
Smash tween soundtrack starts something new, clues in Disney to the digital component