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The second annual Gold Coast International Film Festival will take place Oct. 24 through 28 at Clearview theaters across Long Island’s North Shore, with Valley Stream-raised filmmaker Ed Burns and Garden City-based novelist Nelson DeMille scheduled to receive honorary awards.
The Clearview Cinemas chain is owned by Cablevision, which also owns Newsday.
Burns will present his latest film,...Read more »
I had my say on Dinesh D'Souza's film "2016: Obama's America" when Newsday published my zero-star review on Monday. Now readers are having their say. Here are excerpts from email reactions to my review.
From Larry: Mr. Guzman's review was more revealing of his own political philosophy than enlightening about the movie, "2016." The tone of his article couldn't disguise his...Read more »
Ann Romney's love for the show "Modern Family" just got political.
The sitcom's creator, Steve Levitan, has offered the possible first lady a role in the show, but only if her husband's politics don't get in the way.
Romney, who declared "Modern Family" is her favorite TV show in an interview with The Insider, was offered the role on Tuesday via Twitter... But it...Read more »
Holy good G-d, what an episode. While this season's finale gave answers, it was also very careful to keep skating around bigger questions.
And while I do want to dive right in about how Emily cannot seem to catch a break, there are a few things that need to be touched on first.
Nate — sorry, Lyndon James — gave us a few signs over the past few episodes that not everything was quite right...Read more »
Long Island meets Uganda this Thursday night at the Cinema Arts Centre, when Alan Hofmanis and producer Ben Barenholtz present a free screening of their work-in-progress "Wakaliwood: The Documentary."
It's the story of I.G.G. Nabwana, a filmmaker working in the slums of Wakaliga, Uganda, who makes action movies using home-made computers, props made of scrap-metal and local villagers...Read more »
Bill Cosby is alive and well, but the comedian did fall victim to a celebrity death hoax on Monday.
Rumors began swirling that the funny man had died when an "R.I.P. Bill Cosby" Facebook page surfaced, sending Twitter users into a frenzy.
Fans worried that the former "Cosby Show" star had died, but they were quickly comforted when tweets started popping up declaring...Read more »
After a mishap on Jenna’s broadcast show involving marijuana candy, her journalism career has become a punch line — similar to the laughable careers of Lindsay Lohan or Kim Kardashian. “Honesty” involves Ryan attempting to revive her career, passing along a variation of story leads for her to report on.
While hanging out in the basement, Wilfred reveals a pit hidden beneath a rug where he...Read more »
In a less than shocking move, former child star Kirk Cameron has spoken out in support of Rep. Todd Akin, after the politician's highly-criticized comments about rape and abortion.
Cameron, who is known for his openness about his religious and political views, appeared on CNN and the “Today” show to share his thoughts on Akin's “legitimate rape” controversy.
“Clearly this is a man who...Read more »
“We needed proof and we got it,” Spencer confidently tells Hanna this week, procuring the missing earring from Ali's coffin out of Paige's bag. This presumably convicts her of being A – or at least part of the goon squad. Unfortunately, I'm not convinced.
I could be wrong, but it's too forced. Paige's being a member of the A-team would be too easy, a cop-out if you will. While there doesn't...Read more »
Ryan’s back at work — that dark gray, claustrophobic place. It’s time on FX's "Wilfred" for some seriousness. Ryan's boss gives an inspirational speech after announcing the employees will be losing their jobs. And after he goes into his office to “call his wife,” he shoots himself.
Emotions go from depressing to light when Ryan’s mom offers to help his sister, Kristen, in preparing...Read more »