Rom-coms used to be a cash cow — and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
It's back. The long, hard summer is finally over and real sports are back. Sure, you've tried watching the Astros -- if you could watch them at all given the CSN issues. But, let's be honestly, they are horrible. Awful. A travesty. The only thing that was going to salve the wounds you suffered durin ... More >>
Today Woody Allen's latest film, Blue Jasmine , his 45th directorial effort in as many years, opens in Houston at the Landmark River Oaks Theatre. The living legend's tireless output has led to a hit-or-miss career, but his highs have been so high as to make him one of the most critically acclaimed ... More >>
Before Midnight's lovers face the darkness.
The Big Wedding is vile, racists and embarrassing.
The first time I had a [California] veggie sandwich (in California, they just call it a "veggie sandwich"), it was at the legendary Source on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. By the time I got there (an undergrad at UCLA in the late '80s), founder Father Yod and the Source family were long gone (as ... More >>
Julie Delpy brings the Paris gang to the city.
Noted food writer and Esquire food critic John Mariani was in Houston recently, only a few months after proclaiming that ours was one of his favorite restaurant cities: "On occasion, when asked what are America's best restaurant cities," he wrote on his personal website, "I have sometimes surprised ... More >>
Woody Allen and two co-stars meet in L.A. to talk about his new film, To Rome With Love, and some old themes (art, death, love).
This lobster risotto and accompanying lobster came from your friendly local dive bar.One is a highbrow full-fledged restaurant -- a "brick-and-mortar" place, to use the parlance of the day -- owned and operated by heavyweight restaurateurs. The other is a cobbled-together food truck, ephemera ... More >>
Unsurprisingly, Iron Man 2 was tops at the box office last weekend. The $128.1 million haul was considered a mild disappointment by some, proving once again that even the fifth biggest opening weekend in movie history can be spun as a negative in Hollywood, where it was also argued semi-convi ... More >>
I took one for the team this morning and finally consented to try one of Starbucks' new artisan breakfast sandwiches that have been created as part of an effort to put "real food" into the stores aside from fatty pastries and dry croissants. Y'all owe me for this one. The Good: The artisan ... More >>
So you've decided to go the lame-ass "dinner and a movie" route for Valentine's Day, only you can't get even get a reservation at the 59 Diner and going to the movies these days just makes you wish you'd applied for that concealed handgun permit. Buck up, little camper, for even ordering a pizza and ... More >>
[Note: This is the first in a series of articles that constitute Village Voice Media's year-end music package. The others - pop, indie-rock, dance mixes, Latin, country, alt-country/Americana, metal, rap/hip-hop and special graphics breaking down the year in charts and 2008's worst lyrics - will be ... More >>
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Woody Allen's Crooks aims low and succeeds
The man behind Seinfeld moves to the big screen
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In Barbara Kopple's documentary, Woody Allen plays Woody Allen
Take heart, Boomers: You're never too old to be tortured by romance
Sonya of London exudes animal magnetism for $120 an hour
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