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  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Bob Schneider at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 5/23/2013

    Bob Schneider McGonigel's Mucky Duck May 23, 2013 Bob Schneider is better than Paul McCartney. Okay fine, perhaps the Austin-based singer/songwriter was exaggerating a tad when he favorably compared his ukulele skills to the ex-Beatle (whom he had seen perform the previous night in Austin). The gu ... More >>

  • Film

    July 5, 2012

    To Rome with Love

    Everything continues apace in Woody Allen's latest comedy, and that's not so bad.

  • Film

    June 28, 2012

    Woody's Roman Holiday

    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).

  • Film

    May 24, 2012
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    May 19, 2011

    Captain Jack Won't Die

    Searching for eternal life in the interminable Pirates of the Caribbean.

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    We Get The Celebrity Offspring We Deserve

    ​You always want to be careful when writing about children. Not only because they're the future, as Whitney Houston and Bill Hicks once told us, but because it isn't exactly sporting to use your big person vocabulary and rhetorical arsenal to tee off on someone who hasn't yet been beaten into ... More >>

  • Film

    December 24, 2009

    Blind Faith

    Pedro Almodóvar still believes in Pedro Almodóvar.

  • Film

    December 24, 2009

    Director's Block

    Fantasy meets harsh reality as Rob Marshall takes on a Fellini classic.

  • Calendar

    December 10, 2009


    It’s time to cut those apron strings, Penélope

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Five Ways To Sex Up Your Thanksgiving

    Is there a less sexy holiday than Thanksgiving? Sure, Memorial Day can be a downer, what with all the remembering the heroic dearly departed. And Columbus Day gets into all that stuff about Europeans spreading STDs like a rogue fraternity with a big-time roofie pipeline.But Thanksgiving? Really not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Suggested Names For NASA's New Space Station Module

    NASA is asking for the public's help in coming up with a name for the newest module on the International Space Station.The module will be "the world's ultimate observation deck": Eight refrigerator-sized racks in the Node 3 module will provide room for many of the station's life support systems. At ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Top Ten Food & Sex Scenes in the Movies

    In anticipation of Valentine's Day, we now repost this list from our archives. Dinner and a movie at home can be very romantic - especially with the right food and the right flick. Here's a list of the Top Ten Food & Sex Scenes in the Movies to consider while planning your "quiet" evening at home. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008
  • Film

    August 14, 2008

    Mighty Aphrodites in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson join forces — and some other stuff — in Woody Allen's (winning!) latest

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008

    Top Ten Food & Sex Scenes in the Movies

    Dinner and a movie at home can be very romantic - especially with the right food and the right flick. Here's a list of the Top Ten Food & Sex Scenes in the Movies to consider while planning your "quiet" evening at home. 1. 9 1/2 Weeks (1986) The scene with Kim Bassinger in front of the refrigerat ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    January 11, 2007
  • Film

    December 21, 2006

    The Man Who Loved Women

    Gynocentric director returns with a lighthearted ghost story

  • Film

    June 15, 2006

    Tortilla Flat

    Nacho's funnier than Napoleon, which isn't sayin' much

  • Film

    April 7, 2005

    Fortunate Son

    Sahara has no reason to exist, until you see who made it

  • Film

    November 20, 2003

    Living Dead Girl

    A mean ghost kid kicks Halle Berry's ass in Gothika

  • Film

    December 13, 2001

    Eyes Half Open

    Cameron Crowe takes Jerry Maguire on a dizzy trip through dreamland

  • Film

    August 16, 2001

    Greek Tragedy

    When it comes to Captain Corelli, all's fair (as in mediocre) in love and war

  • Film

    April 5, 2001

    Coke and a Smile

    Ambitious Blow explores the highs and lows of the '70s cocaine trade

  • Film

    December 21, 2000

    Mexican Combo Plate

    Billy Bob's adaptation of Pretty Horses mixes together too many ingredients, all of them undercooked

  • Film

    September 21, 2000

    No Woman-ly Charms

    South American filmmakers suffer from a terminal case of the cutes

  • Film

    December 23, 1999

    Screwball Drama

    Almodovar leans toward the dark side in this often funny meditation on the bond of all women

  • Film

    June 17, 1999

    Twice Is Nice

    A light romantic comedy explores second chances

  • Film

    May 6, 1999

    Truth or Fantasy

    The Spanish Open Your Eyes toys with reality

  • Film

    January 21, 1999

    Hi-Lo Ho-Hum

    A fine Western love story gets reduced into a Mild Bunch

  • Film

    April 21, 1994

    Despite its Oscar,

    Fernando Trueba's new film isn't a prizewinner

  • Film

    December 9, 1993

    Rich Man, Pork Man

    The class struggle and menage a six of Jamon Jamon are plenty salty, but there's not enough meat on these bones