Saving Mr. BanksDirected by
John Lee Hancock
Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell
"Saving Mr. Banks" is an amiable but profoundly confused bit of corporate propaganda. That's to be expected, given that it's a Disney movie about Walt Disney essentially browbeating the reluctant P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), the creator of "Mary Poppins," into consenting...Read more »
Sophia Gennusa, Bailey Ryon, Oona Laurence and Milly Shapiro, the four young girls who play the title role in “Matilda” on alternating nights and who collectively received a special Tony Award, will exit the Broadway production in the coming weeks. They will be replaced by Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, Paige Brady and Ava Ulloa. Of the four, Sobo is the only one with prior Broadway credit, for...Read more »
Elected officials from all over New York gathered at City Hall Thursday to call on the federal government to follow the Empire State's lead on gun control.
With the anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting massacre Saturday, several state and city leaders said it was clear that the rest of the country was lagging behind when it came to gun safety.
Although Gov. Andrew Cuomo passed...Read more »
American Hustle Directed by David O. Russell Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence Rated R
My goodness, a lot happens during "American Hustle," David O. Russell's live-wire late '70s/early '80s- style show loosely based on the FBI Abscam operation.
The camera dances and darts, pushes in and pulls away, as stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley...Read more »
Some Velvet Morning Directed by Neil LaBute Starring Stanley Tucci, Alice Eve Not Rated
"Some Velvet Morning" is essentially a hybrid of cinema and theater, joining the tradition of conversation-centric movies such as "My Dinner with Andre."
There's a camera, two actors and a script, with the greatest visual embellishment consisting of the contrast between a character's...Read more »
Volvo Trucks' commercial featuring Jean Claude Van Damme's "Epic Split" video is at 59.6 million views and counting on YouTube.
But contrary to popular belief, it wasn't the most interesting piece of advertising in 2013.
That title belongs to Microsoft's Scroogled campaign, which aims to turn the tide of public opinion against Google in the style of classic Washington D.C....Read more »
Photo-sharing service Instagram unveiled a new feature Thursday that allows users to send images and messages privately, as the Facebook-owned company sought to bolster its appeal among younger consumers who are increasingly using mobile messaging applications. The new Instagram Direct feature allows users to send a photo or video to a single person or up to 15 people, and to have real-time text...Read more »
Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel are taking their final curtain call as husband and wife.
The actors, who met while starring in the original Broadway production of "Rent," have separated after 10 years of marriage, they confirmed on Thursday.
"Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time," a rep for the actress told amNewYork on Thursday. "Their...Read more »
If you want to rent a new apartment in Manhattan, now is the time to do so, according to the real estate company MNS.
Overall rental prices in Manhattan are down this month for the first time since July. They dropped from their 13-month high of $3,905 in October to $3,797 in November, an MNS market report released yesterday found.
The rental market fluctuates 6-9% throughout every year,...Read more »
UPDATED 12/11/12, 7:45 P.M.: Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and his family are moving to Gracie Mansion, trading the modest Park Slope row house where they share one bathroom for the opulent Yorkville mayoral residence and its eight bathrooms.
While some Brooklynties who shared pizza slices and barbs with the family over the years say the de Blasios will be missed, Manhattanites welcomed their...Read more »