On a recent episode of his Savage Love podcast, Dan Savage indulged in what has become a Yuletide tradition: railing against Christmas-themed erotica. His implicit objection to Santa-hatted self-pics and the like is simple enough to understand; he thinks Christmas just isn’t sexy. He’s not alone, and most of these Sex Scrooges are right — there’s nothing inherently libidinous about a holiday centered on tree ornamentation, elf labor, and Jesus. But a handful of films have dared to forge an alliance between Christmastime and Sexytime. … Read More
1. Arcade Fire and Spike Jonze worked on a short film accompaniment to The Suburbs: “It’s like a science-fiction B-movie companion piece for the record.” [via Pitchfork]
2. There’s a 3D Justin Bieber biopic in the works that will be directed by Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim, the same man who helmed An… Read More
Gray, empty, and full of collapsed architecture, the godforsaken landscape of The Road — which opens in theaters today — is true to author Cormac McCarthy’s lean, illustrious source.
Less a trained road warrior than a weary yet determined father, Viggo Mortensen carries this post-apocalyptic film and his family — namely The Boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) — on his raggedy back. The plot is as spare as McCarthy’s prose: father and son must rely on each other as they trek across this eerie, desolate world to the sea. … Read More
Recently, with heated talks about an Arrested Development movie in the works rekindling my interest, I’ve been watching a fair amount of the short-lived cult comedy. Sometime around my fourth viewing of season three I started to have an epiphany. In the show, Michael Bluth’s love interest Rita (played hilariously by Charlize Theron), whom the show’s characters had previously thought to just be whimsically eccentric, is revealed to be mentally handicapped. … Read More
Madonna no longer “hung up” on Richie: Madonna finally settled her divorce with Guy Ritchie yesterday, paying him a dainty little sum of $76 million, which included their country home in England and a pub in London. Was their entire marriage just a way for him to get funding for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking… Read More
WILL SMITH and STEVEN SPIELBERG are in talks to team up for a remake of a Korean drama about a man imprisoned for 15 years and then released with a cell phone, some money and no explanation. It will be a nice change of pace for Spielberg who is next slated to work on a… Read More