"I was appalled and disappointed," says Village Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek of Spike Lee's Oldboy on this week's Voice Film podcast. "I love [Park Chan-wook's] original and watching Spike Lee's version, there were big differences I was picking up on. "Then I went back and looked at the or ... More >>
Adam Yauch (aka MCA of the Beastie Boys) has died. He was 47. Forming the Beastie Boys as a teenager in Brooklyn in the late '70s, Yauch was part of a pivotal assembly of artists that defined rap music for the radio. Early incarnations of the group shifted genres and changed members, but Michael "Mi ... More >>
"Hello. I'm Johnny Cash." That was enough of an introduction for the country legend himself, but Cash's legacy has surpassed that simplicity. In his nearly fifty-year career, Cash played himself in dozens of film and television spots, but his death in 2003 opened the gates for others to take up the ... More >>
This week's feature, "The Columbine Effect," explores the enduring fascination indie filmmakers seem to have with the attack on Columbine High School thirteen years ago -- and the agendas advanced (gun control, bullying prevention, etc.) in their fictional and not-so-fictional interpretations of the ... More >>
The Beastie Boys.The Beastie Boys have been men for quite some time now, but they've clearly never lost their sense of playfulness. The group's long-anticipated upcoming album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 (no, you didn't miss part one), is shaping up to be quite an event, judging by the just-r ... More >>
There's just something about this time of year that inspires people to record parodies. Jack Black and Jason Segal just spoofed the David Bowie and Bing Crosby classic, "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy," and yesterday, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly premiered their version of the tune. Cli ... More >>
Ken Marino and Adam Scott of "Party Down." Starz, a cable network best known for screening films, is branching into producing series -- and one of the most promising, Party Down, premieres at 8:30 p.m. tonight. The show is about a hapless bunch of starving actors fronting as caterers as they wait f ... More >>
With Step Brothers, Ferrell, Reilly, McKay & Co. still don't wanna grow up. And thank God for that.
Male fulfillment, and lack thereof, is on full display in The Promotion.
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
The Q&A below starring Roots drummer Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson, whose band opens for Westword profile and Q&A subject Erykah Badu, represented a first for yours truly. Never before had I conducted an interview with an artist who spent the first portion of the conversation on a treadmill. But Thompson ... More >>
Jonny Greenwood There Will Be Blood (Nonesuch) Pop stars who try to establish themselves as serious composers are typically asking for trouble, embarrassment or some combination thereof. Think of Billy Joel: Even though he's spent much of the past decade focusing on classical music, fans who turn u ... More >>
Judd Apatow's pretty good year.
Sending up the biopic, Walk Hard sells cheap laughs, lame cameos and lifeless Cox.
Mike White’s low-key directorial debut makes nice while slyly nipping at suburban America.
The band gets back together, and…and…and?
The loudest, boldest comic actor around takes an endless victory lap.
Garrison Keillor's Prairie makes a fine pasture for Altman.
Howard Hughes gets what he wants -- in this case, a fun and loving biopic.
Criminal swipes its story from a far superior movie.
Paul Thomas Anderson
Talented trio reveals that it's sad to be gloomy.
The bawdy musical's remake gives sheen to an old story.
Scorsese's latest epic offers a slice-and-dice history of New York City.
A Friend portrays a voracious cracker everywoman.
Is he a writer, director, actor or...sex symbol? Um, yes--and more
Boogie Nights director Paul Thomas Anderson lives up to his potential with Magnolia.