Hollywood is officially on a bender. For a second straight week, The Hangover narrowly topped Pixar’s Up to earn the number one spot at the box office, grossing an astonishing $33.4 million in the process. Among the new releases, it was a tale of have and have not: The Taking of Read More
With June Gloom in full swing (apparently it’s not just for California anymore!), perhaps it might be best to spend the weekend watching some movies. Three titles hit theaters today, and, as usual, there is something for everyone. As we do every Friday, here’s a handy guide to the new releases.
Taking of Read More
Monday: The Dick Cavett Show with Woody Allen
The first thing you’ll notice is how young they are; when the show originally aired on October 21st, 1971, Woody Allen was a fit-looking 36-year-old and Dick Cavett was all blonde sideburns and bronzed skin at 35. But beyond the initial shock of their youth is something more stunning Read More
Some jokes never get old. You’ll be on the subway or walking down the street and suddenly you’re chuckling to yourself about a long-ago Saturday Night Live sketch—maybe Eddie Murphy in “Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood,” or Jack Handey’s “Deep Thoughts,” or maybe Phil Hartman’s Frankenstein singing Christmas songs.
Or maybe it’s something from Chappelle’s Show, Read More
Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez’s The Blair Witch Project represents the ultimate triumph of the Sundance scam: Make a heartless home movie, get enough critics to blurb in near unison “scary,” and watch the suckers flock to be fleeced. This fictional documentary within a pseudo-documentary form may be the most overrated, under-financed piece of film Read More
The June issue of Premiere proudly proclaims on its cover: “Sizzling Summer Preview/ The Real Lowdown on All the Hottest Movies.” Inside the magazine under the heading of ” Premiere ‘s Ultimate Summer Movie Preview” was a Top 10 list of movies that would “rule the Box-Office galaxy.” No. 1 was, of course, Star Wars: Read More