One of the great joys of attending any film festival is the experience of discovering a movie for the first time, to sit down without any preconceptions and to emerge with your mind expanded and your perspective shifted.
There's a flip side to that, of course. Entrusting your moviegoing experience to a team of festival programmers leaves you exposed to their whims and desires.
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Just call Bradley Cooper commando-in-chief.
The actor revealed on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Monday that he opted to forgo his skivvies for last week's White House state dinner, after a recent weight gain for a new role left his tuxedo skintight.
"I couldn't even stand up, really," a laughing Cooper told DeGeneres. "It was a nightmare. But I made it through."
Of course, Cooper's...Read more »
Winning an Olympic medal is an emotional experience no matter what - but for American alpine racer Bode Miller, who took home the bronze for men's super-G yesterday, the victory was overshadowed by an even more emotional interview.
In a post-race exchange, NBC's Christin Cooper moved Miller to tears with questions about his brother, snowboarder Chelone Miller, who died last April at age 29...Read more »
East River Ferry riders in Greenpoint whose nearby landing collapsed during last Thursday's snowstorm will still be able to ride the waves thanks to a ride on a shuttle bus.
The free service will bring Greenpoint residents from the East River Ferry stop at India Street to the N. 6th Street stop in Williamsburg, starting Tuesday, for at least two weeks, the New York City Economic Development...Read more »
John Krasinski announced the arrival of his and Emily Blunt's first child via Twitter Sunday morning.
"Wanted to let the news out directly," he tweeted. "Emily and I are so incredibly happy to welcome our daughter Hazel into the world today! Happy bday!"
Blunt, 30, and Krasinski, 34, began dating in 2008 and have been married since July 2010.
"The Devil Wears Prada" actress announced...Read more »
A body found in the Hudson River by the NYPD scuba team is believed to be that of the missing celebrity fashion designer Michele Savoia.
Savoia, 55, who lived on a yacht moored in the river near Pier 59, had been missing since 3:54 a.m. Thursday, when he was last seen leaving the trendy 10th Ave. Marquee nightclub in Chelsea.
The scuba divers, working in frigid conditions, found the...Read more »
An off-duty MTA bus driver was arrested Sunday for allegedly assaulting a livery cab driver over a fare, according to police.
The ill-fated early-morning cab ride began around 3:30 a.m. on the northeast corner of Riverdale and Rockaway avenues in Brownsville. The driver, who the police identified as Jamelel Allen, allegedly refused to pay the 57-year-old hack and then punched him in the face...Read more »
Buses and subways on President's Day will run on a Saturday schedule, while weekend work on the No. 7 line continues.
With a Saturday schedule in effect, there will be no express service on the No. 6 and 7 lines; no B trains; M trains running between the Myrtle Avenue and Middle Village-Metropolitan Avenue stops; and no Z train, with the J train running between Jamaica Center and Chambers...Read more »
The Powerball jackpot is up to $400 million and may go higher by Wednesday night's drawing, according to the New York State Gaming Commission.
Saturday night's drawing yielded nine $1 million winners, including one right here in NYC, from the Khandaker Newsstand at 50 Fulton St.
The current roll up, which began on Dec. 28, is the fifth jackpot of $400 million or more since New York State...Read more »
A ferry dock in Greenpoint fell into the water Thursday morning, cutting off service there for East River Ferry riders.
The walkway for customers detached from the dock at India Street around 9 a.m., according to a spokesperson for New York Waterway, which operates the East River Ferry. Service at the Greenpoint dock has been suspended through the afternoon. The East River Ferry was still...Read more »