America's last movie star sealed his fate on Oprah's couch
Rom-coms used to be a cash cow -- and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
How far can a little greatness take you? Does one great scene make a great film? Does one song make a great album? Does one great ingredient make a great dish? This is the conundrum we face this week. Behold the Reuben, the most delightful hot sandwich around. Each bite is alternately sour and ... More >>
They Do Still Make ’Em Like This
Kill the baked potato
A man and a woman spooning in "Nine 1/2 Weeks"Food lovers call it "food porn"--those mouthwatering pictures of meals that are so enticing they can make eating seem like a sexual experience. Those two primal urges--food and sex--have been linked probably since Eve took her first bite of the ap ... More >>
Dinner for Schmucks opened this week to decent reviews and big box office, and while it may not quite have the make of a classic, it did get us thinking about other movies meals--namely, the most famous film scenes in which food played a role. Here are 10 memorable food scenes from major film ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerLast night at the Turf the Bust Buddies, a group of close girlfriends from St. Paul, pulled together an impressive lineup to raise money for the Susan G. Komen 60 mile, 3-Day Walk for the Cure. With live room sets by Sean Na Na, Martin Devaney Band, Puppies and Trains, an ... More >>
Mr. Right is "out the somewhere," Heigel muses contractually
In anticipation of Girl Talk's show tonight at First Avenue, Gimme Noise cooks up its own amusing mash-up titles.
Bush's budget starves NASA, Missouri city restricts certain kinds of families, Crash could become third most profane Best Picture, bunnies perform Brokeback Mountain, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
How I survived a long weekend with Liz and Sheryl
The Drudge Report has the scoop from subscription-only Roll Call about Mississippi Republican Sen. Trent Lott's new autobiography, Herding Cats (soon to be a major motion picture starring Meg Ryan and John Cusack). It seems Strom Thurmond's biggest fan is a bit miffed at Senate Majority Leader Bill ... More >>
Meg Ryan goes toe to toe with mediocrity
Nonfiction writes the prescription in Toronto
Rancorous "Anti-Americanism" reigns at the 56th Cannes Film Festival
Zellweger smiles so tightly that her upper lip disappears
Hit man Tom Hanks rubs out his character flaws in 'Road to Perdition'
Purple Crayon exhumes a dated Sixties comedy; 3 Legged Race recounts the Armenian genocide
German director Doris Dörrie makes the temporal political--and vice versa
Despite its title, Hanging Up makes all the right connections to consumer goods
Director Eric Rohmer tells his Autumn Tale--and a seasoned critic turns the page
Classic summer reading comes to life in your own back yard
Notting Hill chuckles at our mere mortal desire to get up close and personal with the rich and famous
Surviving the book wars and outfoxing the wolves with the Hungry Mind's David Unowsky
The bodyguard in question: Nicolas Cage in City of Angels
Bedridden in Budapest: James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan in The Shop Around the Corner.