Throughout the screening, my friend, a chef, kept elbowing me in the ribs. It happened any time a chef or a cook in the film presented food to someone who proceeded to tell said chef or cook how wonderful the food was. Then, the chef would seem surprised and self-deprecating. "Is it really good?" ... More >>
Iron Man director gets back to his indie roots.
Iron Man director gets back to his indie roots.
A blow to Al Pacino's Legacy
The movies that win the Oscar for Best Picture aren't the only ones that deserve your attention. Here are five films that were nominated, but lost, that we think are worth a screening.
When word came out that David Milch was working on another series for HBO, the inevitable question arose: Would we be getting the David Milch that created the densely lyrical, critically acclaimed Deadwood? Or the David Milch responsible for the incoherent John from Cincinnati? As it turns out, Luck ... More >>
But the Focker franchise has seen better days.
The Social Network was finally toppled at the box office this past weekend by the new Jackass 3-D, but that doesn't mean Rocks Off is done with the story chronicling the beginnings of Facebook and the rise of founder Mark Zuckerberg. You remember our film-score blog, right? When it was rele ... More >>
The same face we made when trying to comprehend why people would voluntarily live in Mississippi.The weather's terrible, I'm living off DVR'd episodes of Community, and it's possible this is all just a dream. This was the week in TV Land: • AT&T reached a deal with Rainbow Media last week ... More >>
"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me."
Mango's attempts to resurrect Westheimer's bohemian past.
April 15 each year brings with it the journalistic challenge of covering yet another "last-rush filers" story, or some clever way to say that it's the deadline for getting your return in. (We still wonder if anyone's ever been prosecuted because their return had an April 16 postmark.)The subject of ... More >>
So Eminem is back. Eminem. A man who is a paradox wrapped inside an enigma and served with two joints and a beer. The man has totally homophobic and misogynistic lyrics, yet he has performed with Elton John and is, by all accounts, a loving single dad to his little girl. He seems dumb as dirt in som ... More >>
Today is Good Friday, so named because it's the day they finally offed that pompous windbag from Nazareth who would just not shut up about all his "Love your brother" crap. Have you met any of my brothers?Of course, the powers-that-be decided they wouldn't just kill Jesus, they had to torture him a ... More >>
I finally saw Tropic Thunder this past weekend on DVD, and my God, it was hilarious. Fantastic, funny, full of Hollywood-stabbing humor, and Tom Cruise completely won back all of my respect with his part as Les Grossman. SO, that said. Robert Downey, Jr. needs to win for Best Supporting Actor thi ... More >>
Dude, do you think the quirky, true-to-life, whip smart Juno will win the Academy Award for Best Picture? Alls I’m sayin’ is, it better. The problem is, I don’t think it will. Why? Because it isn’t the kind of film the Academy likes to reward with a Best Picture. Why? Because it isn’t abou ... More >>
A Marine mom dies in Iraq
I’m sure that many of you are familiar the theory of Six Degrees of Separation – or at least the Hollywood version of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. In short, the theory posits that everyone person in the world is no more than six steps from each person on the planet. (In the Hollywood version, ... More >>
Mr. Magorium is far less fantastical than its title
My Man-Crush on 50 Cent
Filming what was long deemed unfilmable, Tom Tykwer attempts to turn smell into cinema
Playing against type, Will Ferrell can't quite ground this artificially whimsical romantic comedy.
Once in a Lifetime remembers when soccer players lived like rock stars
Rumor Has It... this Graduate tribute deserves no honors
Racing Stripes is strictly for kids. More precisely, it's not for them either.
Celebrating the overachieving, underhyped movies of 2004
Streisand and Hoffman save a family -- and a movie, too
J.M. Barrie gets a Hollywood makeover in Finding Neverland
Searching for the meaning of life in a movie that barely exists
Zhang Yimou makes a soaring, mythic Hero out of Jet Li
The Graduate fails in Jerry Halls hands
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?
Edward Burns rounds up the all-stars for a Confidence game
Fledgling director Jonas Akerlund spins the next hip dope flick
Moonlight Mile wastes its setting and its star
A little Conscience converts Joan of Arc to near comedy
In the latest Crichton-based thriller, there's nothing to fear but Sphere itself
Wag the Dog bares its teeth at the White House
Mad City hammers the idiocy of TV news
Once again, here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
Sleepers aims for the gut -- and misses
A blackout scratches civilization's thin veneer
The Pallbearer follows in The Graduate's footsteps