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 »
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 »
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 »
Z100 & Coca-Cola’s All-Access Lounge
Z100’s Jingle Ball, the radio station’s annual celebrity-packed concert, will take place Friday at Madison Square Garden, but you can help kick off festivities for FREE at Z100 and Coca Cola’s All Access Lounge. Scope out performances from Austin Mahone, Paramore, Travie McCoy and more, and listen to tunes as you peruse interactive displays. (Friday,...Read more »
Stanley Tucci has turned up in so many big movies lately -- everything from "The Hunger Games" series to the upcoming "Transformers: Age of Extinction" -- that it's a pleasure to see him return to his theatrical roots in "Some Velvet Morning," the new film from Neil LaBute that is available on VOD and iTunes and opening at the Village East tomorrow.
A two-hander...Read more »
And they're off!
The race to awards season has officially begun, with the Screen Actors Guild on Wednesday announcing nominations for its 20th annual SAG Awards, which take place Jan. 18.
In the movie categories, "12 Years a Slave" led the pack, with noms for actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lipita Nyong'o, as well as the entire lot of actors for Best...Read more »
The career of any great movie actor often can be traced back to a single moment, or series of moments, in a single film, where the audience takes notice as a star is born.
You know what I mean: Tom Cruise sliding across the floor in "Risky Business"; Liza Minnelli exploding onto the stage in "Cabaret."
Oscar Isaac ("Drive") has a scene like that about two-thirds...Read more »
Pop music superstars can get away with a lot, in the eyes of the public. Abuse a significant other? You're forgiven. Break a dressing room window at a television studio? The network probably deserved it. Trash a VIP lounge in a nightclub, just because of a silly beef? Hey, YOLO, or something.
And that's just Chris Brown.
But there's one judge out there that doesn't forgive so easily,...Read more »
Dan Lauria returns to the role he originated on Broadway in the musical adaptation of the beloved holiday movie "A Christmas Story," as it returns to the New York stage.
The show, which is setting up shop at The Theater at MSG starting Wednesday night and running through Dec. 29, features the "Wonder Years" star, now in the TBS comedy series "Sullivan and Son,"...Read more »