On a day marked by famed film critic Armond White’s annually hilarious Better-Than list, one of White’s many adversaries in the critical world was laid off. The Village Voice let go of long-time film reviewer J. Hoberman, who had been writing for the alt-weekly since 1983.
Hoberman, who started writing for the paper in 1983 and was promoted to head film critic in 1988, was not stunned by the… Continue reading J. Hoberman Laid Off: Village Voice Film Critic Let Go After More Than 20 Years
If Garry Marshall’s star-packed disaster ‘New Year’s Eve’ proved anything, it’s that (like in life) the perfect New Year’s Eve is hard to get right. Moviefone has thrown out some of holiday’s worst on-screen moments and now, as the world readies itself for the big 20-12, let’s take a moment to celebrate the best: ‘When Harry Met Sally.’
Twenty-three years after its initial release, the Billy Crystal… Continue reading 21 Reasons Why 'When Harry Met Sally's' New Year's Eve is Better Than Yours
“Are Tom Cruise and Matt Damon starting to switch places?” reads the headline on the Los Angeles Times blog 24 Frames. Following the disappointing returns for the opening weekend of ‘We Bought a Zoo’ and the surprisingly muscular box-office for ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,’ Steven Zeitchik posits that Cruise has usurped Damon on the A-list — a surprise, considering Cruise was fast becoming a box-office… Continue reading When Was Matt Damon Bigger Than Tom Cruise?
Review in a Hurry: Since the first film jettisoned any hope of taking Holmes particularly seriously, it’s easier to sit back and enjoy the breezy tone and bizarre bromance between Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and Watson (Jude Law) in Guy Ritchie‘s less self-important sequel.… Continue reading Movie Review: Expect More of a Schticky Bromance From Sherlock Holmes Than a Real Mystery
If you or a trusted family member (probably from the Midwest — I speak from experience) is literate, then, next week, a movie that you most likely already know the ending to is opening called ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.’ Always looking for truth in advertising, this reporter can now break the news that, yes, there is a girl in this movie and, yes, she… Continue reading Is the American Version of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Better Than the Swedish Version? (and 24 Other Urgent Questions)