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Glitz and glamour are the hallmark of the annual Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off in the French Riviera Wednesday. While the event will attract movie stars and filmmakers from around the world, it will also feature two talents with Westchester ties, both of whom are Oscar winners but are attending the festival for very different reasons.
Bedford resident Michael Douglas will be in Cannes...Read more »
"Star Trek Into Darkness" fanatics won't have to wait quite as long as they'd thought to see the J.J. Abrams-directed movie, whose wide release date of May 16 is now a day earlier than previously announced.
IMAX screenings will also be bumped up a day, with screenings starting as early as May 15. Those showings will include about a half-hour of footage filmed with high-res IMAX cameras.
The...Read more »
Yonkers has been the setting for quite a few high-profile film and television shoots in recent months, featuring movie stars such as Will Smith and Katie Holmes. So it’s only fitting that the city host the inaugural Yonkers Film Festival (dubbed YoFi Fest) this year, with the event taking place Oct. 11-13.
“We are thrilled to host our first, of hopefully many, film festivals here in Yonkers,”...Read more »
“True Story,” the movie starring Jonah Hill and James Franco, filmed scenes in Piermont Monday and will film in Sparkill today.
Shooting for “True Story," an adaptation of New York Times journalist Michael Finkel’s 2006 memoir of the same name, took place Monday in Piermont on Main Street near Village Hall. None of the film’s A-list cast was in attendance, nor is any scheduled to appear...Read more »
In this special edition of the Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week, local celebrities ranging from Howard Stern to Joan Rivers were among those to take to Twitter to honor heralded film critic Roger Ebert, who died Thursday at age 70.
The following tweets are presented in chronological order. Because they involve HTML coding, this feature is best viewed with a Web browser.
Among the first...Read more »
“Ain’t in It For My Health,” a new documentary about Levon Helm, who drummed and sang as a member of the seminal group The Band, will be screened at Upstate Films in Woodstock on Saturday, April 13 (132 Tinker St., 845-679-6608; upstatefilms.org).
Director Jacob Hatley filmed the Woodstock-based musician, who died of throat cancer at age 71 in April 2012, as Helm wrote and recorded his...Read more »
Laurence Fishburne and Felicity Huffman, both of whom have Westchester County ties, are among the actors who will star in “Rudderless,” a movie that marks the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated actor William H. Macy.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fishburne, who has called New Rochelle home, has signed on to join the cast along with Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin and Selena Gomez. And...Read more »
Mike Myers and Ben Stiller get candid about their careers with host David Steinberg on tonight's episode of Showtime's "Inside Comedy."
Myers, a former Pound Ridge resident, chats about the personal experiences that led to his "Austin Powers" trilogy, while Stiller, who owns a home in Chappaqua, looks back on the "Blue Steel" pose and other circumstances that...Read more »
Howard Stern, Justin Long and Joshua Malina deliver this week's top Twitter contributions among celebrities with Hudson Valley ties.
Because the following embedded tweets, links and photos involve HTML coding, this feature is best viewed with a Web browser. If you missed previous installments of the Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week, click here.
At No. 3 is former Briarcliff Manor disc...Read more »
Tarrytown Music Hall will screen "The Princess Bride" tonight in advance of Mandy Patinkin's March 30 appearance there (Patinkin played Inigo Montoya in "Bride"). When we spoke to the "Homeland" actor last week, he told us about the Inigo Montoya quote that most resonates with him to this day — and it's not the one you might think.
What's the one you might think?...Read more »