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... » 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... » more
Saving Mr. Banks Directed by John Lee Hancock Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell Rated PG
"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... » 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.... » 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... » 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... » 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,... » 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... » more
The last few years have been pretty rough on poor ol' Nokia.
Once the world's largest smartphone vendor, Nokia began this year in the number-10 position, falling hard from the salad days of low-end feature phones. After hitching its wagon to Microsoft, the handset maker began manufacturing solid devices that were hamstrung by an underdeveloped and undersupported mobile OS, causing them to... » more
Are condo boards as powerful as co-op boards? Are they as difficult when it comes to renovations and sublets?
Though condo boards and co-op boards each operate as the captain of their respective ships, there is a significant mismatch of power, say our experts.
Let's start with what the two types of boards have in common. Both are elected and tasked with following the building's rules... » more