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Jonah Hill Can Do More Than Just Comedy

This is a pretty neat profile of a post-Moneyball Jonah Hill and his ongoing transition from "the feral, frantic embodiment of teenage id" he played in Superbad. After taking on a big dramatic role and following it with the comedic The Sitter, [...]

By Hallie Cantor

The Fat Kid Conundrum

When you’ve seen as many movies as I have — and I’d strongly caution against doing so — you start to notice the patterns. Through sheer repetition of stock characters and plot threads, Hollywood perpetuates a lot of myths about [...]

By Joe Berkowitz

Is Matchbox Twenty Contributing to the Delinquency of McLovin?

Yesterday, our sister blog Grub Street broke the exciting news about Christopher Mintz-Plasse, a.k.a. McLovin, being spotted enjoying some food at Diner in Williamsburg on Friday night. But it turns out that wasn't all — there may have been a drink too!

Michael Rankin of Diner: ‘I Think That Guy’s McLovin — You Should Card Him’

Yesterday we caught wind that Christopher Mintz-Plasse, the actor who played McLovin in Superbad, was at Diner on Friday night. Naturally, we wondered whether he had attempted to procure an adult beverage. And who better to tell us than Michael Rankin, who has been a waiter at the converted twenties railcar for three out of the nine years it’s been serving up slow-cooked American food? Rankin had plenty to say on the celebrity front (Bono biting a bartender?) and the foodie front — including a convincing reason the humble establishment might overtake its neighbor Luger in steak supremacy.