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All this week, Newsday Westchester's Chris Serico and Kirthana Ramisetti will be sharing their predictions on which stars will win major prizes at this year's Academy Awards show, with special attention paid to local nominees.
In part two of our five-part series, we predict who will win the awards for best actor and best supporting actor. Does Mount Vernon's Denzel Washington,...Read more »
In the week leading up to the 2013 Academy Awards, Newsday Westchester's Chris Serico and Kirthana Ramisetti will be sharing their predictions on which stars will win major prizes at this year's show, with special attention paid to local nominees.
First up, the best original screenplay and best adapted screenplay categories. Does Hastings' Benh Zeitlin have a shot of scoring an Oscar for co-writing...Read more »
The 85th Academy Awards are Sunday, Feb. 24, and if you’ve yet to see many of the nominated films, don’t despair -- there’s still time to get to the theater, watch some of the nominees and make educated picks for your office’s Oscar poll.
Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville
Rather than programming only the big-name Oscar nominees, this independent film house and education center...Read more »
Hudson Valley celebrities were among those honored this weekend at awards ceremonies for the Screen Actors Guild, Producers Guild of America and Sundance Film Festival.
At Sunday's SAG Awards, former Vassar College student Anne Hathaway continued her hot streak, continuing to win every major movie award in the best supporting actress category for her portrayal of Fantine in "Les Misérables."
She...Read more »
Rolling Stone has published its list of "The 50 Funniest People Now," and six of them have strong ties to the Hudson Valley.
Making the list, which was posted online Thursday, were Larchmont native Joan Rivers (No. 49), Saugerties-raised Jimmy Fallon (No. 47), North Salem resident David Letterman (No. 35), former Peekskill resident Michael Ian Black (No. 34), Palisades resident Bill...Read more »
Howard Stern, fashion model Coco Rocha and comedienne Julie Klausner have earned the Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week, which honor Twitter greatness from celebrities with connections to New York City's northern suburbs.
Because the following embedded tweets, links and videos involve HTML coding, this feature is best viewed with a Web browser. If you missed any of Newsday Westchester's previous...Read more »
J.J. Abrams is set to direct the next "Star Wars" movie, according to The Wrap.
Somewhere, Chewbacca is screaming. I think he's happy, but it's tough to tell with that guy.
Abrams and "Argo" director Ben Affleck had been rumored to be on the short list of potential directors to take the helm of the iconic, and perhaps definitive, sci-fi franchise — one that has made...Read more »
Mark Wahlberg's latest movie, "Broken City" hits theaters today, and there are at least three Hudson Valley connections to the flick.
Set in New York City, the thriller noir follows former cop Billy Taggart (Wahlberg), who's hired by the mayor (Russell Crowe) to keep an eye on the mayor's wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones). But the mayor's assignment isn't as it seems, and Taggart later...Read more »
Hudson Valley movie stars are making news this week, and here's a roundup of what they are working on at the moment.
Al Pacino, a Palisades resident, will play former Penn State coach Joe Paterno in a film tentatively titled “Happy Family.” Based on Joe Posnanski's best-seller, "Paterno," Brian De Palma signed on to direct.
"'Happy Valley' reunites the 'Scarface' and 'Carlito's...Read more »
The Sundance Film Festival, a 10-day independent fest that showcases new work from some of the brightest talents in dramatic and documentary film, kicks off today. Held annually in Park City, Utah, it's one of the country’s largest and most prestigious film fests, and this year’s event includes actors with ties to the Hudson Valley.
Rooney Mara, who was raised in Bedford, has two films at...Read more »