See also "Rokbar Closes After Seven Years." When iconic South Beach party spot Rokbar closed in 2011, the time was right. It had enjoyed a seven-year run -- an eternity by SoBe nightclub standards -- with plenty of noteworthy moments. So perhaps that's why news of the Rokbar's reopening came as ... More >>
painting by CP1Iggy Pop's face put to good useIggy Pop's face is literally the reason every time you go into Miami's cherished you're greeted by the cool breeze of air conditioning, so it can't be that bad, right? Not according to a new poll, which ranked Pop has having the worst c ... More >>
Illustration by DerfDirty Dozen 2009 inductee Romero Britto.Every year, the New Times editorial staff picks the people who brought a certain amount of shame to our city. Trust us, we're never in short supply of morons who we wish would move elsewhere. We contemplated in making this a baker's doze ... More >>
Miami Beach's own Brett Ratner holds the questionable distinction of being Hollywood's reigning hack director. Critics abhor the filmmaker for brining an unsatisfactory ending to the X-Men trilogy, stretching racial stereotypes into the three-film Rush Hour series, and helming Red Dragon, the mos ... More >>
(New Times Best of Miami issue hits the streets this week. With this post, Riptide 2.0 provides an appetizer. The main course/entire issue will appear on the website Tuesday afternoon.)Best Boy Made GoodMickey RourkeMickey Rourke's redemption has been the stuff Hollywood makes movies about. ... More >>
It's been a long while since we've had a Mickey Rourke update. Let's see what our favorite redemption case is up to? Oh, he's signed on to star in a remake of 1986 British gangster film Mona Lisa. Larry Clark, who has made a career out of almost exclusively filming lower-class, hip teenage char ... More >>
via Wikimedia CommonsThe Crimson DynamoIt was inevitable, but now it is official. Mickey Rourke is no longer our quirky washed up actor turned suprising Oscar Nominee for a small indie. He's officially a blockbuster idol once again. After some rumors to the contrary, he's signed on for a big role in ... More >>
LocalA policeman sped through an intersection and hit a young mother's car, ramming it into the side of a house. The woman died, and a lady inside the house was taken to the emergency room. The officer was following a car whose driver was wanted for speeding. [Herald]Michelle Spence Jones is playing ... More >>
LocalGetting laid off individually is so trite. The new trend is to be part of a mass layoff. Unfortunately, all of your friends are doing it. [Herald]We're number one! This time in highest health-care costs in the nation. [Herald]Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff will bring up a resolution at today's ... More >>
And a toothless one at that.
Fox Search LightThe Oscars are set to air this very Sunday! And finally we will get to see if our beloved Mickey Rourke walks away with a little gold man. We've already noticed FiveThirtyEight numbers God's prediction that Rourke will beat out his competition, Sean Penn, but other people who have so ... More >>
Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke's constant companion, a plump little chihuahua named Loki, passed on just a day before the award ballots were due. Rourke gave a memorable heart felt thank you to his dogs during his Golden Globe acceptance speech, and became a PETA advocate on their behalf. Loki ... More >>
The Miami Herald has an official obituary and a link to an internet guest book up for Loki Rourke, the dog of famous person Mickey Rourke, in a prominent spot on its home page. Well.
Julian Schnabel for The Village VoiceNate Silver, the human calculator behind FiveThirtyEight -- the magic blog that predicted the presidential race -- has now moved into the Oscar-predicting biz for New York. He's predicting in the Best Actor catagory a win for Mickey Rourke over Sean Penn, who ... More >>
Esteban ''Steve'' Bovo and Marco Rubio are doing things that might raise a few ethical eyebrows? Who could have imagined? [Herald]"I'm on a boat. I'm on a boat. Everybody look at me cause I'm sailing on a boat. I'm on a boat. I'm on a boat. Take a good hard look at the Mother F*ckin' Boat ..." ... More >>
Yes, the plot of The Wrestler -- in which a dude who had the world by the balls in the '80s before falling flat on his face owing to disastrous, self-destructive decision-making and an audience that lost interest -- is quite similar to the life story of the dude playing that dude, Mickey Rourke ... More >>
Here, for reasons I do not fully understand, is a picture of reality television personalities Hulk and Brooke Hogan driving around South Beach in an Escalade-styled golf cart of sorts on Inauguration day. There's an entire gallery at CelebSlam. As Mickey Rourke returns to glory for his role as an ... More >>
About a year ago, Mickey Rourke was just one of those quirky local fixtures, hosting karaoke nights at Rok Bar and getting arrested for drunk scooter driving. He was another has-been, which are about a dime a dozen around here, but thanks to the weird forces of fate, Rourke is once again hot in Ho ... More >>
After a solid month of talking about Mickey Rourke non-stop, Riptide and the other residents of Rourke's home town can finally see his Golden Globe-winning performance in The Wrestler. After being released in only New York and Los Angeles a month ago, the film is getting a wider release today in a s ... More >>
Mickey Rourke's role in The Wreslter must have really stuck with him, because I'm pretty sure the last time I heard the word cojones was on the WWE. Here he is with his beloved Chihuahua, Loki, posing for the new PETA ad with a message that Bob Barker would be proud of. Of course I don't think Bark ... More >>
We know, we know. We've already met our Mickey Rourke post quota for the day, but when you commit to covering the phenomenon that is the Rourke comeback, you really have to commit. Seems Mickey may have found love or something like it with another confounding Hollywood phenom, Bai Ling. Officially L ... More >>
Nicolle Wallace is a Republican operative whose resumé includes working for the Bush White House and handling the early media strategy for Sarah Palin's VP run. She's the lady who decided those Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric interviews were a good idea. There is basically no reason whatsoever to ... More >>
Excuse me for covering this Best Actor Oscar race like a political election, but I need some horse race drama in my blogging life, and the 2010 elections are just so far --too far-- away. That being said, the Golden Globes are kind of like the 2008 Florida democratic primary. They don't really matte ... More >>
Miami's quintessential bad boy climbs back in the ring with The Wrestler.
The Daily Beast obtained text messages by our favorite local comeback kid Mickey Rourke trashing Sean Penn's performance in Milk and calling him a homophobe. It's ironic that Rourke is freely castigating people as homophobes when he was the one caught on tape calling a reporter a faggot just a few m ... More >>
Too bad the movie can't keep up with him.
Miami's very own actor/nutcase extraordinaire Mickey Rourke just got himself nominated for a Best Actor Golden Globe for his work in The Wrestler. Hell yeah, we'll be drunk scooter-ing in celebration tonight! Rourke will be up against Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, and Frank Langella come ... More >>
We haven't seen any of the performance that will likely be honored with an Oscar nod (except possibly Heath Ledger's Joker), but the race is tightening up. Local crazy person Mickey Rourke is still in the running for his turn in The Wrestler, but Sean Penn jumped into the lead with his performanc ... More >>
Last week we pleaded with you to stop killing each other, but Miami's history of violence has inspired at least one Hollywood career. "I found (myself) on the short end of a gunfight. (I was) only 18, and it was just some monkey business gone wrong - a drug-deal ripoff. And our guns were smaller t ... More >>
Have you seen Mickey Rourke lately?
What's black and white and red all over? Sin City, pal
Mickey Rourke comes out swinging to talk about his ups, downs, and role as Marv in Sin City
South Florida's master burglar gets caught in the act, but this time it's no felony
Only in the Magic City could Mickey Rourke's boxing togs open a whole can of worms