Payback Is Mel Gibson At His Nastiest, And Therefore Best

After one viewing, I’m ready to call Mad Max: Fury Road the best English-language action flick since Terminator 2, if not Die Hard. It’s a motherfucker of a movie, a new benchmark in violent cinematic mayhem. I’ve you’ve ever read this column and you haven’t seen it yet, stop reading and go now. You owe it to… » 5/29/15 10:40am Today 10:40am

Q&A: Comedy Legend Barry Crimmins, Star Of The New Doc Call Me Lucky

Bobcat Goldthwait’s career as a director (Shakes the Clown, God Bless America, World’s Greatest Dad) continues to reduce our memory of him as a comedian and actor (Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Police Academy 3: Back in Training, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol). His latest film, Call Me Lucky, is a… » 5/29/15 10:03am Today 10:03am

Cameron Crowe's Aloha Is Every Bit The Disaster You Suspected

As a rule, I ignore negative buzz about upcoming movies. For one thing, you never know the agenda behind those leaking damaging information about reshoots or bad test-screening scores. For another, the film industry is littered with classic movies that were initially thought to be duds. (How many oral histories don’t » 5/28/15 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

Skeet-Shooting 101: How To Handle A Shotgun Safely And Awesomely

Guns make for poor conversation. Generally speaking, there are two entrenched ideological camps—aficionados and abolitionists—and any attempt to hold a middle ground is likely to enflame both sides. You, by now, probably know how you feel about guns, and this is, by no means, an attempt to change that. What it is,… » 5/28/15 3:10pm Yesterday 3:10pm

Supercut: Daredevil's Gumshoe-Journalist Subplot Is Butt

Netflix’s Daredevil is mostly bad. Sure, there are some good fight scenes, but the corny story arcs and bad acting that burden the first season makes it a better fit on the CW or ABC Family. And nothing in the first season is more cringe-worthy than the storyline concerning a grizzled old newspaper reporter named Ben… » 5/28/15 2:44pm Yesterday 2:44pm

The Best Entourage Cast Outtakes From Their GQ Cover Story

Earlier this week, GQ posted a big profile I did of the Entourage cast for their upcoming movie. As always, there was plenty of juicy shit that couldn’t make its way into the final piece, like Jeremy Piven’s thoughts on In-N-Out Burger, which are very important for you to know about. You can read many of those… » 5/28/15 11:05am Yesterday 11:05am

An Outstanding Hybrid Ale From Our Greatest Beer State

The entire Drunkspin staff believes very strongly in taking an ethical approach to beer journalism. If there is one topic that comes up over and over again at our weekly meetings, it’s meatball subs, and if there is another, it is how best to maintain the high moral standards that have made Drunkspin one of the most… » 5/28/15 3:31am Yesterday 3:31am

The B-Roll Footage From Mad Max: Fury Road Is A Fun Time-Killer

For those who enjoy behind-the-scenes footage from action movies, here’s roughly 18 minutes of Mad Max: Fury Road B-roll footage. Obviously, the finished product is the most exciting, but watching various segments of the film and seeing how the insanity came to life is fun, too. Spoiler alert: The crew didn’t actually… » 5/26/15 6:50pm Tuesday 6:50pm

Those Who Cannot Be Taylor Swift, Talk Trash About Taylor Swift 

Dan Bejar is the sort of fussy, opaque, perpetually dissatisfied art-rocker type who’d delight in the fact that it’ll probably take me two paragraphs to explain him to you to anyone’s satisfaction. He hails from Vancouver and looks like the insouciant, chain-smoking, Sartre-quoting philosopher genius/doofus your… » 5/26/15 5:55pm Tuesday 5:55pm

Cleancast: How Many Unread New Yorkers Are Piled On The Coffee Table?

My guest for Episode 2 of my new Ask a Clean Person podcast was Gawker’s own Dayna Evans, who joined me to talk about her calendar obsession, and the trials and tribulations of making the move from a day planner to digital scheduling. We agreed that there was just something about the siren’s call of the old-fashioned… » 5/26/15 4:56pm Tuesday 4:56pm

Sweden Wins Eurovision: Watch The Winning Performance

Måns Zelmerlöw crushed the other 26 finalists in bringing this year’s Eurovision Song Contest trophy to Sweden with his performance of “Heroes.” Eurovision was especially blah this year, as the contest watched worldwide (except for the U.S.) featured plenty of songs that sounded like Celine Dion or Michael W. Smith… » 5/23/15 8:59pm Saturday 8:59pm