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Mira Schor is a painter and writer living in New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts. She is the author of A Decade of Negative Thinking: Essays on Art, Politics, and Daily Life (Duke University Press) and the blog A Year of Positive Thinking. She is an associate teaching professor in Mfa Fine Arts at Parsons The New School for Design. She is represented by CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles and Marvelli Gallery in New York City where she will have a one-person exhibition in March 2012.
Bradley Rubenstein: You grew up in New York City. Your mother was an artist; your father was an artist; you were exposed to art at an early age, both at home and in the museums. Can you remember when you decided that you were going to be an artist?
Mira Schor: The precise moment was during a 19th-century art history class in college. I »
D.J. Haza presents the next entry in his series of films to watch before you die...
Directed by Ted Demme.
Blow is the mind-blowing biopic of George Jung (Depp), an average guy who made $100 million smuggling and distributing cocaine in America through the 1970s for the Medellin Cartel and Pablo Escobar. It is estimated that if you sniffed cocaine in America during the 70s there was an 85 per cent chance that it came through George. Despite his fortune Jung ended up penniless and in prison where he still sits awaiting his release.
The film follows Jung from his humble beginnings in Massachusetts all the way to his incarceration. When George was a boy and his father (Liotta) filed for bankruptcy he made himself a promise that he was never going to be poor. »
First the Golden Globes, now the Oscars. According to TheWrap's Steve Pond, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has disqualified Raja Gosnell's international box-office hit The Smurfs from the roster of Best Animated Feature contenders.
The live action/animation hybrid in which blue creatures that sound like Katy Perry, Paul Reubens, and Jonathan Winters frolic about with the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and Sofia Vergara, The Smurfs has apparently not met the Academy's qualification requirement that "a significant number of the major characters must be animated, and animation must figure in no less than 75 percent of the picture's running time."
Seventeen animated films are still in the running, which means that — unless there is at least one more future disqualification and the list of contenders falls below 16 — there'll be five Academy Award nominees for Best Animated Feature of 2011. Still »
- Steve Montgomery
After only having minor appearances this season, Krusty returned this week for his own episode, as the voice behind this iconic character (and Homer!), Dan Castellaneta returned to the pen the script for "The Ten-Per-Cent Solution."
It opened with Itchy & Scratchy movie parodies and the meta joke acknowledging the criticism (mine included) about the show's untimely nature as a result of its animation process.
Naturally, when the show moved to an animated format, "Krusty Gets Kancelled" for the umpteenth time. Rather than the Simpsons kids saving him via a star-studded comeback special this time around, they reunited Krusty with a former agent, Annie Dubinsky, guest-voiced by Joan Rivers. She explained her brilliant new Pee Wee Herman image for the clown.
Castellaneta, in addition to repeating the plot line, also took some liberties with his character's origin story. Krusty's lifelong dream to become a clown was made by Annie this time around. »
- email@example.com (Eric Hochberger)
Paul Reubens, creator of the Pee-wee Herman character, has signed with Wme for representation in all areas. The actor's iconic character has been the subject of two films, Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) and Big Top Pee-wee (1988); and the Saturday morning CBS television show, Pee-wee's Playhouse. The cult children's TV show aired in the late 1980s and included characters played by the late Phil Hartman and Laurence Fishburne. Photos: Paul Reubens, Kal Penn at 2011 Scream Awards Reubens relaunched Pee-wee in 2010 with a series of live performances, including a stint at Club Nokia at L.
- Daniel Miller
Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Hank Azaria, Sofía Vergara, Katy Perry (Voice), Alan Cumming (Voice), George Lopez (Voice), Paul Reubens (Voice), Anton Yelchin (Voice), Jonathan WInters (Voice) | Written by J. David Stem | Directed by Raja Gosnell
When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours — in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs team up with married couple Grace and Patrick Winslow (Mays and Harris) to find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel (Azaria) tracks them down.
The Smurfs finally make it big (pardon the pun) in a new live-action movie that upon its release was abhorred by film critics yet saw joe public flock to cinemas giving it a worldwide box office of $561m – which is not bad for »
Montral has another film festival, and I am willing to bet that our city has more film festivals than any other city in the world. Welcome the first annual Animaze Animation Film Festival, celebrating animation in all of its form. In thier inaugreal year, the festival is focusing on bringing the best animated films released worldwide that never made it to a North American audience in thier International Animated Film contest.
Here is the press release from the festival’s founder Michael Dahan
The Animaze Festival is also about contributing to the community on a local level with a Saturday Morning Cartoon show for charity and a rare documentary about legendary Looney Tunes director Friz Freleng with a special presentation »
For the record, we are not Ok with David Arquette's elimination from "Dancing With the Stars" last night. Sure, we know how it all works. Audience votes have kept Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy on the show long after she should have been booted off. Still, it rankles a bit.
Arquette has improved week to week and has clearly kept the other contestants in good spirits. Everyone was sorry to see him go. Well, maybe not Hope and Nancy Grace, who was in the bottom two last night and faced elimination along with Arquette.
Zap2it was backstage at Tuesday's (Nov. 1) results show and got a chance to chat with Arquette and his partner Kym Johnson about the elimination (which they took in stride), whether or not his buddy Paul Reubens or estranged wife Courteney Cox would compete and the possibility of Broadway.
Arquette was his usual chipper self, »
Maksim Chmerkovskiy, you got served!
No, the hot-headed Ukrainian American wasn’t booted off Dancing with the Stars after generating headlines for his row with Judge Len Goodman and his behavior toward his partner. But he was royally teased on national TV Tuesday by the latest contestant to leave the show – and boy did the moment generate a lot of laughs.
When Tom Bergeron announced that David Arquette would have to leave the DWTS floor for good, the actor quoted Chmerkovskiy’s now-infamous line “this is my show” when accepting his fate. The pro first uttered the line on Oct. »
- Lynette Rice
8:00 Scared Shrekless 8:30 Dancing With the Stars (new) 10:00 Castle (new) 12:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live (new, with guest Paul Reubens and Bruno Tonioli) 8:00 How I Met Your Mother (new) 8:30 2 Broke Girls (new) 9:00 Two and a Half Men (new) 9:30 Mike & Molly (new) 10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (new) 11:35 Late Show With David Letterman (new, with guest Jesse Eisenberg) 12:37 The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (new, with guest Zooey Deschanel) 8:00 Terra Nova (new) 9:00 House (new) 8:00 The Sing-Off (new) 10:00 Rock Center With Brian Williams (new, series premiere) 11:35 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (new, with guest Justin Bieber) 12:35 Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (new, with guest Heidi Klum) 8:00 Ringer (repeat) 9:00 Ringer (repeat) More TV to watch when you read more. »
It's that time of year again - pumpkins line porches, bags of candy fill the drugstore shelves, and children everywhere are encouraged by their parents to ring the bells of strangers' houses and demand handouts.
Halloween season also is the one time of year where it's pretty much impossible to avoid horror movies. If you're a horror fan like I am, there's really no change in your viewing habits because you were probably going to be watching Suspiria and The Abominable Dr. Phibes tonight anyway. But if you're only a seasonal horror fan, it can be a bit daunting to navigate the sea of bloody entertainments that flood the airwaves this time of year.
To that end, we've put together a list of over 50 horror movies that are as funny as they are scary (whether intentionally or by accident). Hopefully with the list below as a reference, even the most »
- Brian Juergens
What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 46 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might've missed that you think should go in /Film's Page 2 - email us ! Header Photo: Darth Vader and Pee Wee Herman discuss plans to take over the world  at the Scream Awards ArcLight Cinemas will launch  a documentary festival next month in Hollywood. Check out the new poster  for We Need to Talk About Kevin. Am  lists the 10 Best Paul Thomas Anderson Characters Watch  Sandra Bullock channel Snooki in this long-lost audition footage from 1991. THR  lists the Top 15 Grossing Threequels of All Time. Boo from Monsters Inc cosplay »
- Peter Sciretta
It's Broadway week, but what I'm really excited about is the news that Paul Reubens (PeeWee Herman) is itching to do "DWTS." Apparently he's friends with David Arquette, and has been in the audience cheering him on. I don't know if he'd be any good, but you know he'd have to do at least one dance to "Tequilla," which would be great no matter how bad it was. Before we get to the dancing, we're treated to a production number from "Sister Act." Now, nothing against "Sister Act," and I'm sure "DWTS" was happy to get any Broadway show on the »
- Liane Bonin Starr
Matthew Vaughn's mutant origin tale teleported, transformed and magnetically manoeuvred its way to the trophy for Best Fantasy Movie, while Hugh Jackman's brief guest appearance as Wolverine in the film was named Best Cameo.
In the fantasy category, First Class triumphed over fellow comic book adapation Thor and the other nominees Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Black Swan.
Box office flop Scott Pilgrim vs The World was the surprise winner in the Best Comic Book Movie category, where it was up against Captain America: The First Avenger, Cowboys & Aliens, Thor and X-Men: First Class. »
- David Bentley
If you thought ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” was crazy enough, it would be even crazier (and even more awesome and zany) if Pee-wee Herman was a part of the festivities. MSNBC is reporting that E!Online talked with Paul Reubens, the creator of the beloved character, and found out why he’s been in the audience of “Dancing with the Stars” so much this season. Aside from being there to support his friend David Arquette, he wants to see if he can get a spot on the show. “I hope to be dancing myself on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ next season,” he said. “That’s why I’m there all the time, to »
Last weekend Collider hit the red carpet at the Scream Awards. The event was held in a massive outdoor theater on the Universal back lot, right around the corner from the Bates Motel and just in front of the giant blue screen they used for the end of The Truman Show. If you’ve taken the studio tour, you probably know the place. While on the red carpet, we got a chance to talk to Game of Thrones star Sean Bean, Pee-Wee Herman himself, Paul Reubens and Saw and Insidious creators James Wan and Leigh Whannel. The artists told us about returning from the dead on Thrones, the relation of LSD to Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, 3D remakes of Jaws, biopics of famous Demonologists and much more. Hit the jump for the interviews. Paul Reubens Author’S Note: Just before Reubens came up, his publicist said that I would only get »
- Hunter Daniels
ShockYa met up recently with actor Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman) on the Spike TV Scream Awards 2011 red carpet. In this interview, Paul Reubens talks with ShockYa’s Brandy Barnum about his upcoming Pee-Wee Herman feature film produced by Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids, Get Him to the Greek, Pineapple Express) being distributed by Universal. According to Variety, Paul Reubens will be co-writing the script with Paul Rust (The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway). Judd Apatow tells variety, “Let’s face it, the world needs more Pee-wee Herman.”. Paul Reuben’s 1985 film “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” by director Tim Burton and scored by Danny Elfman grossed over $40 million dollars worldwide. Followed by the »
- Brian Corder
In a largely forgetful 2010 for the WWE, there was nothing more satisfying, at least to this humble narrator anyway, than witnessing the gradual route to the world title taken by The Miz. Showing increased awareness in the ring and cutting venomous promos talking about how he had been looked down on and laughed at and bullied and mocked only to prove everyone wrong with his hard work, perseverance, unwavering self doubt and can do attitude, Miz emerged as a stand out performer with a realistic story to tell and was the perfect heel in the sense that it was impossible not to respect him even if you didn’t necessarily like him or his style. Although he isn’t and never will be the worlds greatest worker, he had nonetheless transformed himself into an engaging in ring presence whose weight with the microphone was worth far more than the weight »
- Laurent Kelly
"Tequila," anyone? In the best-news-ever news, Pee-wee Herman wants to be on "Dancing With the Stars." Paul Reubens' alter-ego tells E! Online that he's been going to tapings of the show to support friend David Arquette -- but that he has ulterior motives. "I hope to be dancing myself on 'Dancing With the Stars' next season," he said. "That's why I'm there all the time, to get my face up there. Trying to butter up the producers and everything. Jury's out, I haven't heard yet." Two strikes against him: With the success of his »
- Tim Molloy
It's no secret that everyone wants a piece of the Kardashians. Even Pee-wee Herman does! That's right, Paul Reubens wants Kim, Kourtney and Khloé in his upcoming third Pee-wee Herman movie. In fact... "I've already invited all of the Kardashian family to be in it," Reubens told us at the Scream Awards in L.A. "I hang out with them at Dancing With the Stars." Really? "[I go] to support my friend David Arquette," he continued. "I hope to be dancing myself on Dancing With the Stars next season! That's why I'm there all the time, to get my face up there. Trying to butter up the producers and everything. Jury's out, I »
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