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Culture, The Exhibitionist Director Adam McKay Does Not Shortchange with <i>The Big Short</i>

Director Adam McKay Does Not Shortchange with The Big Short

The Big Short is about the circumstances that led to the subprime mortgage crisis that expedited the 2008 economic collapse—and surprisingly it's one of the most riveting, edge-of-your-seat thrill rides of 2015. According to director Adam McKay, striking the necessary…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist NudeTube: Top 10 Memorable Nude Scenes in TV & Film (NSFW)

NudeTube: Top 10 Memorable Nude Scenes in TV & Film (NSFW)

Nudity has always been a staple in arts and entertainment, but it seems we're moving into a time of at least a boob on every tube. We're less prudish and softening to the notion of viewing more pornographic/natural depictions of…
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Film, "American Hustle": <i>Goodfellas</i>, the Comedy

"American Hustle": Goodfellas, the Comedy

Trying to set a somber drama against faithful recreations of the inherently funny fashions and interior designs of the late 1970s would be tough, so it's a good thing that David O. Russell's American Hustle is played as a comedy.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Out of the Furnace</i>: Bale, Affleck, and Much Manly Anguish

Out of the Furnace: Bale, Affleck, and Much Manly Anguish

Rust belt life is rough for the brothers played by Christian Bale and Casey Affleck in Out of the Furnace, and it only gets rougher when they're forced to endure an incursion of downplayed macho movie clichés. Director Scott…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Photo of the Day: Ladies of Batman

Photo of the Day: Ladies of Batman

They say that behind every great man there's a great woman. A couple weeks ago, In preparation for the release of The Dark Knight Rises we set out to find the great heroines and lady villains of Gotham City.…
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News, The Snitch Facebook Campaign Asks Christian Bale, aka Batman, to Visit Hurt Kids in Aurora Shooting

Facebook Campaign Asks Christian Bale, aka Batman, to Visit Hurt Kids in Aurora Shooting

Nothing can put on the pressure like organized social media -- and actor Christian Bale is certainly feeling it. A Facebook campaign is asking the Batman star to visit kids who were hurt in last week's shooting during a midnight…
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Film, Save yourself from McG's <i>Terminator</i>

Save yourself from McG's Terminator

Both warning and advertisement, the Terminator films are technophobic teases, selling tickets by promising this decade's model of killing machine: the classic V8 1984 Schwarzenegger; the bullet-streamlined, liquid-metal '91 Robert Patrick of T2: Judgment Day; Kristanna Loken's 2003 T-X (with…
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Film, Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

What a brooding pleasure it is to return to Christopher Nolan's Gotham City — if "pleasure" is the right word for a movie that gazes so deeply and sometimes despairingly into the souls of restless men. In The Dark Knight,…
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Music, All Shook Down <em>The Dark Knight</em> Returns with First Six Minutes of Film, Joker Pics

The Dark Knight Returns with First Six Minutes of Film, Joker Pics

After what seemed like an eternity of keeping The Dark Knight on hush, Christopher Nolan recently screened the first six minutes of the Batman Begins sequel to a small group of lucky bastards in New York. What's more, the…
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Film, One of Us Must Know

One of Us Must Know

"Something about that movie, though, well I just can't get it out of my head/But I can't remember why I was in it or what part I was supposed to play" — Bob Dylan, "Brownsville Girl." Literally speaking, Bob Dylan…
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Film, Man Down

Man Down

Nothing if not appropriate for summer blockbuster season, Werner Herzog's latest feature, based on his 1997 documentary, Little Dieter Needs to Fly, offers a suitably fantastic tale of war, freedom, and fortitude, set in the jungles of Indochina and featuring…
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Film, The Wiz

The Wiz

For all their exceptionality, there is also a numbing sameness to the movies of Hayao Miyazaki, the revered animator who has bewitched Japanese audiences since the late 1970s and bewildered American ones since 1999, when Princess Mononoke was among the…
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Film, Ghost in the <i>Machinist</i>

Ghost in the Machinist

It's the biopic of the year: Christian Bale is cadaverous industrial rocker Trent Reznor, prone to temper tantrums, brooding, inhabiting colorless environments, and keeping your parents awake all night as he fronts the heavy band known as Nine Inch Nails.…
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