If the story of Dorcas Nowell — and her rise from a Long Island office worker in the 1940s to a famous fashion model and celebrity — sounds like a Hollywood production, that’s because it actually was: Dorcas, a part-time model, caught the eye of famed fashion photographer Richard Avedon, changed her name to Doe Avedon after marriage, and their whirlwind romance wound up being the basis of… Continue reading Doe Avedon Dead: Model, Actress and 'Funny Face' Inspiration Dies at 86
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Review in a Hurry: Alvin and his Chipmunk brethren (and sister Chipettes) are back and he’s still up to no good, this time landing them on a marooned island full only of a few surprises and even fewer jokes. But boy will it make you want to rewatch… Continue reading Movie Review: Chipwrecked Spoofs Movies, Music and Memes...but Still Ends Up Being Less Funny?
I’m a survivor of the 1980s. I was there. I had the clothes and the cassettes and the terrible taste in television — and so I do remember the goofy-ass “cops in high school” program known as 21 Jump Street. An early success for the Fox network, the show featured Johnny Depp, Richard Grieco, and several other actors I don’t remember at all, and… Continue reading Brand New Trailer for '21 Jump Street' is ... Kinda Funny!
Remember back in the early ’90s when Sean Young famously tried to convince the producers Of Batman Returns she should play Catwoman by dressing up as Catwoman and making an awkward show of it only to end up convincing producers everywhere that she was a crazy person who was difficult to work with? Of course you do, that’s a special kind of awkward not easily forgotten.
Jason Segel’s Jeff is a slacker mooch. He’s thirty; he’s never left home, never dated after high school, and spends all of his time as a toilet Jungian getting high, watching infomercials, and trying to find meaning in his life because “Everyone and everything is interconnected in this universe.” The guy’s a mess, but… Continue reading 'Jeff, Who Lives at Home' TIFF Review: Jason Segel + Duplass Brothers = A Wildly Funny Quest for Meaning