The Sporting Life
Around 3:45 a.m. on Sunday, the bouncers started warning patrons of the Red Lion that if they left, they would not be readmitted. But inside, the bar was still serving, and the crowd was not thinning: this was a “lock-in.” Patrons had each paid $10 for the privilege of watching live, on one of the Greenwich Village bar’s many available screens, New Zealand play France for the Rugby World Cup. Kick-off would be at 4 a.m.
Chatting with Mickey Rourke at Harry Josh’s Spring Fling party at the Hiro Ballroom, we mentioned we were eagerly anticipating his forthcoming film Passion Play.
“You shouldn’t be,” he replied. “It’s terrible.” Mr. Rourke had apologized in April for making similar comments about the film, claiming he’d been “in a shitty mood.” Now, with Rosie Read More
Wondering what movie to spend your hard earned money on this weekend? Here’s a handy guide to the new releases.
Iron Man 2
What’s the story: By now you’ve read and re-read so much about Iron Man 2 that you probably feel like you’ve seen the entire movie already. But just in case: Robert Downey Read More
Now that the geeks have really inherited the earth, Comic-Con has become this weird amalgam of legitimacy (say hello to James Cameron’s long-awaited Avatar!) and, well, lameness (watch the cast of the now-canceled ABC Family series Middleman read through a lost script!). Since this horse-and-buggy show gets under way in San Diego Read More
Monday: Jurassic Park
We happened to catch Jurassic Park last week and we’re happy to report that the film holds up. Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the best-selling Michael Crichton novel has it all: Scares, laughs, action, thrills, awe-inspiring moments, crazy special effects, red herrings and Jeff Goldblum, strutting around like he’s a geek version Read More
“I’ve got bigger tits than the broads in here!” quipped the jovial Steve Schirripa.
The Brooklyn-born actor perhaps best known for his role as Bobby Baccalieri on HBO’s The Sopranos had just arrived at the boozy grand-opening party for the newly rebranded Sapphire New York strip club on Monday, April 27, looking very “legitimate businessman” Read More
Running time 100 minutes
Written by Bret Easton Ellis and Nicholas Jarecki
Directed by Gregor Jordan
Starring Jon Foster, Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, Winona Ryder
A rancid load of swill called The Informers, from a depraved 1994 book by Bret Easton Ellis, is, like The Soloist, a Read More
How much worse can things get for journalists?
Newspapers and magazines are closing; the ones that remain grow thinner by the week as if somehow cursed; freelance budgets are being slashed and staffers accustomed to taking it easy are being forced to write like their livelihoods depend on it. (Hint: They do.) The only Read More
While Warner Brothers tries to come up with some metric to prove that Watchmen is indeed a hit—a terrifying thought for the interested parties: Paul Blart could end up with a higher domestic gross—we figured it was as good a time as any to check in on the next wave of comic book movies that Read More
The Oscars weren’t the only awards show this weekend. That the Independent Spirit Awards are held on the same day as the announcements of the Razzie Award winners (congratulations Mike Myers!) probably tells you all you need to know about their place in the grand scheme of awards ceremonies. If the Academy Awards Read More