Trailer: John Turturro directs Woody Allen in upcoming film ‘Fading Gigolo’


We missed him in the overly bleak Blue Jasmine (though Cate Blanchett was beyond fantastic and a shoe-in for the Oscar). Thankfully, Woody is all over this one:

Woody Allen doesn’t act often these days, and it’s even rarer that he’ll step in front of the camera for someone else’s film. But when he does, he rarely loses a step, and everything we’ve come to know about the writer/director/actor’s screen presence is here fully formed in “Fading Gigolo,” the latest directorial effort from John Turturro.

As you might expect, this one is a trifle, a light little bit of comedy and as such, it’s endearing enough. Woody Allen plays a bookseller how helps his friend, played by the film’s writer/director John Turturro, raise some extra cash by engaging him in the world’s oldest profession. Yep, Woody is Turturro’s pimp, and he gets between the sheets with Sharon Stone and a feisty Sofia Vergara. Again, the stakes for this one are just to entertain you for about ninety minutes or so, and it looks like it may do just that.

No release date for this one, but we’ll see how it all works when it screens at TIFF.

Here’s the trailer which looks promising: [Read more…]

New Spike Jonze Trailer: ‘Her’ – Film to Feature Music By Arcade Fire


Win a signed Michael Cera poster


We have a couple signed posters to give away for Michael Cera’s new comedy Crystal Fairy. The film premiers today at the IFC Center and Michael Cera himself will be there in person tonight and tomorrow. Leave a comment on [Read more…]

East River Park’s Summer Movie Lineup


The lineup for East River Park’s (Kent and North 8th) outdoor movies has been released. This year offers a mix of films for kids and adults alike. The movies will be Monday nights this summer screening at 8:30pm:

June 24 – Despicable Me
July 1 – Life of P
July 8, – Hugo
July 15 – The Artist
July 22 – Up
July 29, – Skyfall


‘Girls… Time For Your Adderall’ – Sofia Coppolla’s Bling Ring, Full Trailer

McCarren Park SummerScreen lineup announced

Starting on July 10th the outdoor movie series SummerScreen returns to McCarren Park (Bedford and N. 12th). Todd P will be curating the yet to be announced music lineup for SHOWPAPER. The first five movies are listed below, and you can vote for the final movie here.

July 10
Can’t Hardly Wait

July 17
Pee Wee’s Big Adventure

July 24
The Craft

July 31
The Goonies

August 7

August 14
Audience Pick!


Hardcore Modular Synthesizer Porn: “I Dream of Wires”

“I Dream of Wires” (IDOW) is an upcoming, independent documentary film about the phenomenal resurgence of the modular synthesizer – exploring the passions, obsessions and dreams of people who have dedicated part of their lives to this esoteric electronic music machine. Written and directed by Robert Fantinatto, with Jason Amm (Ghostly International recording artist Solvent) serving as producer and co-writer, IDOW is set to receive it’s festival premiere, May 2013.

These Summer Camp Movies Will Get You In The Mood

When you finish school and start working a 9 to 5, it becomes harder to tell when summer begins. Now that July 4th has come and gone, here are some sleepaway camp movies to help kick things off and remind you of that time when summer was more than seasonal beers and leaving work early on Fridays.

1. Wet Hot American Summer: It’s everyone’s favorite movie about a group of counselors on the last day of camp. The team from The State/Stella is at their funniest, plus it’s set in the ’80s. There don’t seem to be any local WHAS parties happening this year (correct us if we’re wrong!), but it is streaming on Netflix. Plus there’s also the recently-announced prequel to look forward to.

2. Heavyweights: This mid-’90s movie sometimes gets overlooked because it’s Disney, but it was co-written by Judd Apatow and his “male misfits” theme foreshadows Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, The 40 Year Old Virgin, and plenty more. It follows a group of kids at a fat camp taken over by Ben Stiller’s Tony Perkis. It’s also got All That-era Kenan Thompson.

3. Friday the 13th 1 and 2: Counselors are the victims in the classic slasher series. These movies have everything – mommy issues, the legendary Jason Voorhees, and a shaggy haired Kevin Bacon. We’ve only seen the first two, but 8 of the 9 movies are streaming on Netflix.

There’s bound to be a ton we’re forgetting. Meatballs? Camp Nowhere? Leave your favorites in the comments.