A first impression goes a long way. That's true with people, and I think it's also true with books. When I'm choosing a new book, once I get past the title and the author, it's the first line--or first few lines--that make the decision for me.
What do Devious Maids and Family Guy have in common? Beyond the obvious hitmaking gene, the people behind these beloved brands just threw two of the most inspiring parties of the year.
Have you ever wondered how old school vampires would really feel about this new generation of young, trendy, hipster bloodsuckers? Fellow comedian Kevin Janus and I have. And we doubt they'd like these young'uns very much.
There's living life and then there's living life to its fullest. Actress Andrea Powell somehow manages both and keeps the same 24-hours-a-day time schedule as the rest of us!
We play dress up to hide behind another persona, but chances are that choice of persona reveals volumes about who we are pretending to be.
So desperate and hungry were people for accessible fiction that "speaks their language," they turned a bastardized Twilight f**kfest fan-fiction turnip into a pop culture phenomenon. Imagine how well something as sexy as a contemporary Tropic of Cancer or Lolita would do in this day and age?
The premiere for Grown Ups 2 was held last Wednesday night at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on the in NYC, drawing quite an A-list crowd.
Watch another new show on Monday nights like (scans listings) Teen Wolf? That's a show? Pull it together, America.
With Man of Steel coming out, and an iconic superhero being the main showcase, people always want to know about the person playing that superhero.
My BFF and I staggered out of the movie, wandering aimlessly up and down a few streets before we found ourselves walking into a lingerie shop. Well, we thought it was a lingerie shop.
Andrew Niccol's film of The Host starts so well that, when it suddenly slows to a crawl 20 minutes later, your impulse is to give it some slack -- to let it find its feet and get back on track. Unfortunately, it never does.
Perhaps by domesticating the zombie, the creators of The Walking Dead have inadvertently stumbled upon the new cutting edge of horror. It's no longer a supernatural or extra-terrestrial invasion or any sort of "evil other."
Teen romance, supernatural powers, a love between a human and a witch -- it is all present in the new film Beautiful Creatures. Still there is something lacking that makes this cast an unlikely successor to the fans of the Twilight series.
Just as we thought that we'd finally stuck a fork in it, a calculating, middle-aged gal named Erika Leonard, that's E. L. James to you and me, became the UK's bestselling author ever, making an estimated $1.34 million a week from Fifty Shades of Gray. And that was back in June.
Based on the first in a series of books by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Creatures (opening Thursday) hopes the "Twihards" can shift their focus from the undead to the magically endowed.
It's not that I didn't like vampires; it's just that I didn't get why a woman would want her life's blood drained away to spend her eternal life with a dead man. Too much like some of my own relationships. Not my idea of romance.