June 7, 2016 |
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Where are the lasting rewards coming from? Not the same place as short-term rewards. Likely it's your work that will bring the deep soul satisfaction now. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). How do you become a lighter, brighter person when the circumstances seem designed to anchor you to a sinking ship? It's a matter of focus and perspective. You're freer than you know. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When you are trying, others are trying, and all key players are working in the same direction - that's when things start to happen.
April 27, 2016 |
Things to ponder Kelly Ripa should be smiling from your TV set as you read this. The star of Live! With Kelly and Michael took an impromptu week's vacation (is that what they call it?) after cohost Michael Strahan announced he's leaving the show. Anonymous Insider tells People that Ripa, 45, "is glad she had the time with [husband] Mark [ Consuelos ] to celebrate their anniversary and to think about things with the show. " Like what things? Ripa on Friday sent an email to the show's staff.
June 14, 2013 |
Alien invasion? Zombie attack? A massive, catastrophic earthquake? Nope, in This Is the End it really is the end - an old-fashioned, New Testament apocalypse, straight out of the Book of Revelation and happening right now, in plain sight of the Hollywood sign. But not to worry. "Who do they rescue first?" asks Jonah Hill, the Oscar-nominated thespian, trying to reassure his fellow real-life movie, TV, and music biz stars, all of whom have flocked to James Franco's new million-dollar digs for an unfortunately timed housewarming party.
May 23, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Portia de Rossi only believed it was happening when her agent got the good news from the producers. Michael Cera only believed it was happening when the cameras rolled. It happened all right. Arrested Development has risen from the dead with 15 half-hours premiering en masse on Netflix on Sunday at 3:01 a.m. Arrested Development is the cockeyed comedy blessed with a king's ransom of talent and the twisted vision of its mastermind, Mitch Hurwitz, that aired on Fox for three seasons as a cult favorite, then was canceled for low ratings - and maybe because it befuddled everyone who wasn't hooked on its lunacy.
September 25, 2011 |
Lately Jonah Hill, the potty-mouthed teddy bear of Superbad , resembles a stuffed animal that's lost its stuffing and gained muscle tone. Did Hill shed those pounds by running the bases on the set of Moneyball ? In the movie that opened Friday he is Peter Brand, statistics wonk, a composite of all the real-life wonks who helped Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) spot baseball players with high on-base percentages and low salaries. Baseball, however, is not responsible for Hill's newly slim silhouette.
August 13, 2010 |
FOR A MOVIE that's so hip in terms of its visual style, "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" has been in the works for a long time. The process started in 2004 when director Edgar Wright first got Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novel shortly after publication. Just off "Shaun of the Dead," which features its own unique mix of styles, Wright was instantly drawn to "Pilgrim's" hyperkinetic mash-up of comic book, video game and manga. "This is your next movie," he thought. But it wasn't.
August 13, 2010 |
Scotty Pilgrim has come unstuck in space. Scott, 22, bass guitarist of Sex Bob-omb, a Toronto garage band, is a human who jumps from encounter to objective like one playing a video game, endeavoring to get from Level 1 to Level 7 without getting zapped. Scott is played by Michael Cera, the Generation Y love puppy who in repose resembles a stick figure and in action a human joystick. Both of which make him the right dude for the job. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a ridiculously entertaining romp based on the graphic novels of Bryan Lee O'Malley and directed, with mash-up mastery, by Edgar Wright ( Shaun of the Dead )
August 12, 2010 |
"Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" might be the most awful thing to happen to cinema, outside of 3D conversion or Paulie Shore, if it weren't also vibrantly funny. Because in a couple of ways, it represents the fulfillment of Hollywood's most self-destructive desires - for years now, the industry's Unholy Grail has been to make movies more like graphic novels and video games. (These being the "upstart" commodities that have invaded the youth demo Hollywood wants to dominate.) Hollywood has had mixed results with comics, and miserable results with video games ("Doom" and "Super Mario Bros")
August 3, 2010 |
The top cheesesteak comes from a shop in Atlantic City. This just gets worse. Mike Hauke of Tony Boloney's, who won a cheesesteak battle overseen by Food Network chef Guy Fieri at the Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival on Friday, has no Philly roots or training. He grew up in Freehold, N.J., and has been selling sandwiches in A.C.'s Inlet for only 13 months. He was a Manhattan businessman before he career-changed. Hauke tried to sound humble after vanquishing Philly rivals Chink's Steaks and Rick's Steaks, as well as fellow Jersey Shore shop Sack O' Subs.
June 18, 2010
"THE BOOK of Eli" was a borderline early 2010 hit for Warner Bros., featuring Denzel Washington in action mode as a violent pilgrim in an apocalyptic wasteland. Though it seems strange to say, violent pilgrim in an apocalyptic wasteland is a pretty crowded genre, and "Eli" suffered a bit from being familiar - if you've seen one leather biker gang of cannibal rapists, you've seen 'em all. And "Eli" came on the heels of "The Road," which had scarier cannibals. Still, "Eli" was a capable actioner, with a grandstanding Gary Oldman as the bad guy and sturdy direction from the long-absent Hughes brothers.