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Are you tired of Oscar-nominated prestige pics and ready to kick back and relax with a popcorn movie? Then head to the multiplex this weekend to check out two movies that feature Hudson Valley actors in key roles.
“Jack the Giant Slayer," a fantasy-adventure retelling of “Jack and the Beanstalk," stars Nicholas Hoult (the ex-boyfriend of Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence) as the titular...Read more »
Howard Stern, Rosie O'Donnell and Max Greenfield were among the Hudson Valley celebrities who headed to Twitter to weigh in on Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony.
Here are 15 of the night's most notable tweets, in chronological order.
As his best-known character Pee-wee Herman, Peekskill native Paul Reubens kicked off the Oscar coverage by documenting his supposed run-in with a grouchy...Read more »
There's a lot to look for at the 85th Academy Awards ceremony tonight, from red-carpet analysis to handing out of hardware in the most coveted categories.
ABC's coverage from the red carpet begins at 7 p.m., and the ceremony starts at 8:30. But before then, Newsday Westchester is offering five incentives to watch the broadcast in its entirety, keeping a focus on Hudson Valley connections.
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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 »
Legendary rock vocalist Darlene Love, a Suffern resident, will make a hometown appearance when she performs a sold-out show at the Lafayette Theatre on Valentine’s Day (97 Lafayette Ave., Suffern; 845-369-8234; www.bigscreenclassics.com/lafayette.html). Love also will be the special guest Wednesday on Rockland’s WRCR AM 1300 radio program, “Mostly Movies with Mercedes and Big Jim.”
Mercedes...Read more »
The Nyack Village Theatre will host four evenings of original sketch comedy on love gone wrong when the Antics Roadshow returns to perform a newly scripted Valentine’s Extravaganza from Feb. 8 through 16.
The Valentine’s Extravaganza marks the troupe’s fifth performance at the 49-seat black box theater since its production company — Ship of Fools — took up office space and established itself...Read more »
Fledgling comedians rejoice: West Nyack's Levity Live will be offering stand-up comedy classes.
Starting March 12, the Rockland County venue will begin hosting Manhattan Comedy School classes taught by comedian Cory Kahaney, who's headlined her own HBO and Comedy Central specials and performed sets on "Late Show with David Letterman" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson."
Andy...Read more »
This edition of Tweets of the Week covers everything from a TV host, who's posting her new reel, to a Culinary Institute of America grad, who's questioning what's real.
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 Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week installments,...Read more »
The 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards honor outstanding representations of the gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender communities in media and entertainment, and some of this year’s nominees, announced today, have Hudson Valley ties.
“Cloud Atlas,” starring Susan Sarandon, who owns a home in Pound Ridge, received a nod for outstanding film (wide release). The film is up against “Paranorman,”...Read more »
By ravenous demand, the 6th annual Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is back, and for the first time, in the fall (it’s also held in March). From Nov. 5 through 18 there are bargains to be had at dozens of area restaurants, ranging from local bistros to fancy white tablecloth venues. Each participating restaurant will serve fixed-price menus for $20.95 at lunch and $29.95 at dinner (drinks, tax and...Read more »