Guess Who Reviews
Congressman Michael Grimm’s threats have been upstaged by faux-Congresswoman Sheila Kelly.
Saturday Night Live this weekend recreated Mr. Grimm’s now-infamous confrontation, in which the congressman threatened to throw an NY1 reporter off a balcony, in the form of a skit starring actress Melissa McCarthy.
Today’s Weekend Arts section of The New York Times had a pretty tepid review of the Melissa McCarthy/Sandra Bullock buddy-cop movie The Heat as its cover story. But they forgot to add a byline! Can you guess which noted movie critic wrote the following passages? (And no Googling the actual review online, because the by-line does appear in the Times’ web version, so that’s just cheating.)
When Rex Reed published his now infamous review of Identity Thief, which referred to actress Melissa McCarthy as “tractor-sized” and “a hippo,” it provoked an intense reaction from readers. In fact, it was the most intense in Observer history, with more than 10,000 Facebook shares and countless hate-filled comments directed at Mr. Reed in defense of Ms. McCarthy.
How many ways can a grown person waste valuable time and lose vital I.Q. points at the same time? If you’re a movie critic, the possibilities are unlimited. And they all come together in a new chunk of junk called Identity Thief.
In the trashy, stupefying screenplay by Craig Mazin, Jason Bateman is a Denver Read More
Join Drew Grant and Daniel D’Adderio as they discuss the Academy Awards in real time! Who will win? Brad Pitt? George Clooney? Meryl Streep??! It’s all so exciting!
The Academy has released an incomplete list of this weekend’s Oscar presenters. Based on past experience, what categories shall they present. Here are our best guesses!
Christian Bale will present Best Supporting Actress; Melissa Leo will present Best Supporting Actor; Colin Firth will present Best Actress; Natalie Portman will present Best Actor. This Read More
Tomorrow morning will bring that early-morning announcement of this year’s Oscar nominees–with the attention-desperate wrinkle that no one knows how many nominees there will be. Herewith, our predictions, for last-minute entries into your office pool (if yours is the sort of office at which Oscar nominations are the subject of a pool. Ours is not, Read More