May 29, 2010
Casino Jack and the United States of Money Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney examines the stranger-than-fiction saga of Jack Abramoff, the superlobbyist turned convicted felon whose schemes and dreams entangled American Indian casino kingpins, U.S. senators, and members of Congress. A fascinating tale of money, power, corruption, and greed. No MPAA rating The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Fans of Stieg Larsson's dark, chilling Swedish mystery will be stunned by this skillfully faithful adaptation, by its ace compression, and by the scarily good Noomi Rapace as Larsson's punky, multipierced, cyber-hacking heroine, Lisbeth Salander.
November 8, 2015 |
Gina Rodriguez is defiant Gina Rodriguez was informed she was too curvy to be a star. "We're told by images that if we don't look a certain way, we're not beautiful. I was told I'd just always be a character actress," the Jane the Virgin star tells In Touch Weekly. The industrial-dieting complex is no longer the boss of her. "My body," she says, "is beautiful the way it is. " Eddie Murphy mathematics: D'oh! We incorrectly identified the women who have had kids with Eddie Murphy : He has 5 with Nicole Mitchell , one with Tamara Hood , one with Paulette McNeely , and one with Melanie Brown . Paige Butcher is expecting his ninth.
October 29, 2010 |
Lisbeth Salander spends at least half of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest in a hospital bed, barely moving, let alone kicking. The third and draggiest of the Swedish film adaptations of Stieg Larsson's wee Millennium trilogy, this is the one that ties up the loose ends, finally meting out justice to the band of pervy old secret police and government creeps who have made the punked-out heroine's life so miserable. Justice is also delivered upon Alexander Zalachenko (Georgi Staykov)
March 26, 2011
The female action heroes of "Sucker Punch" are unusual in Hollywood, but not altogether new. Here are 10 of moviedom's toughest ladies, from Western gunslingers to alien killers. Joan Crawford: In the gender-bending 1954 Western "Johnny Guitar," she wore the pants and packed the pistols. Tura Satan: As the leader of a girl gang in Russ Meyer's 1965 sexploitation classic, "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!," she kills a man with her bare hands. Sigourney Weaver: As Ripley in 1979's "Alien," she turned a distressed-damsel role into a tough-as-nails character who survived through three more films.
December 23, 2011 |
Reprinted from Tuesday's editions. Rest assured, Stieg Larsson acolytes. One of the most important questions to be asked in the late Swedish author's mega-selling mystery The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - the line "Do you want a coffee?" - makes it into David Fincher's movie. In fact, this beautifully taut and terrifying thriller is faithful to its source in just about every way that matters. Perhaps the opening title sequence - a kind of Mapplethorpe-meets-Bond S&M whir set to Karen O's urgent take of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" - is too much.
December 20, 2011 |
Rest assured, Stieg Larsson acolytes. One of the most important questions to be asked in the late Swedish author's mega-selling mystery The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - the line "Do you want a coffee?" - makes it into David Fincher's movie. In fact, this beautifully taut and terrifying thriller is faithful to its source in just about every way that matters. Perhaps the opening title sequence - a kind of Mapplethorpe-meets-Bond S&M whir set to Karen O's urgent take of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" - is too much.
March 19, 2010 |
Readers of Stieg Larsson's blockbuster thriller, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, already know what truly dark and depraved business is in store for the Swedish author's improbable pair of sleuths: intrepid investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist and punk cyber-hacker Lisbeth Salander. (Nick and Nora Charles, they are not.) Those who have yet to read the international mega-seller - and those who have - can take heart not only that the film adaptation is exceptionally faithful to the late Larsson's book, but also that the deftly compressed mystery boasts an actress who is the walking, talking embodiment of the strange creature that is Lisbeth.
December 31, 2011
Music New Year's Eve. If you're hitting a plain old club on Saturday night, you're likely practicing an amateur's-night-out strategy. More advisable is a night out with Philly's alternative elite - the skinny- jeans-wearing rockers, baggy-pants electro-programmers, and classy-costumed performing locals who bare their souls for maximum pay on the last day of 2011. The flashiest of New Year's Eve parties occurs at MilkBoy's Center City outpost when Johnny Showcase meets El Malito.
December 14, 2011 |
JUST HOW ACCURATE is the American film adaptation of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"? Everything is spot-on, right down to the carpets. In an interview with New York's Metro , "Dragon Tat" star Rooney Mara , who plays tough chick Lisbeth Salander, was asked if there are any details in the film that a lesser movie would overlook. Mara's answer: Her merkin. For those unfamiliar with follicle fads from the Middle Ages, a merkin is a pubic wig. Take note "Dragon" enthusiasts: "Well, you know, in the book she's meant to have strawberry-blond hair originally and she dyes it," Mara said, "so we had a special merkin made that was, you know, strawberry-blond so that it would fit. " Close shave West Chester-born rapper Matisyahu , best known as the only Orthodox Jew in the game, tweeted a picture of himself yesterday cleanshaven.
December 20, 2011 |
EVA GABRIELSSON, the longtime partner of late Swedish crime writer Stieg Larsson, says he wouldn't have approved of merchandise being linked to the release of a Hollywood adaptation of his bestselling novel "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. " Eva told the Associated Press yesterday that Stieg would have used the buzz around his work to call attention to violence and discrimination against women. "We would never have sold any rights for merchandising," she said. "It has nothing to do with books.