Question of the Week
This week we asked actors, actresses, directors and Miss USA (!), what they thought of the name news: the rapper Snoop Dogg recently announced, after a trip to Jamaica, that he now wants to be referred to as Snoop Lion. He calls the moniker shift “an evolution”–we call it a risk! Is there a stronger branded name in rap? (Other than, perhaps, his old partner and producer Dr. Dre, he of the Dr. Pepper commericals and omnipresent headphones.)
In any case, everyone had an opinion: Vivica Fox, Kick Kennedy, Chaske Spencer, and more. So we collected their thoughts and answers to the question: Do you think “Snoop Lion” is an improvement on “Snoop Dogg”? Would you change your name, given the chance?
“To call the remake of Total Recall a movie is like saying that watching your brother play Call of Duty qualifies as a cinematic experience,” The Observer preached to a small cluster of friends as we made our way from the Chelsea Cinema screening to No. 8 for the after party.
In fact, the movie had been one of the worst things we’d ever seen…to call it a film is really giving it too much justice; the entire 118 minutes was made up of Colin Farrell trading machine fire with a bunch of droids from I, Robots on the Death Star while occasionally mumbling “But I don’t even know who I am.”
We hated to say it, but Arnold did it better.
While we attended the screening of The Amazing Spider-Man last night, we’ll leave the movie to the critics at The Daily Bugle. However, the afterparty, thrown by the Peggy Siegal Company and the Gerber Group at Lilium? We were on that like Peter Parker is on the Spider-Man beat.