Dead Accounts 1.5 stars
Given the many outstanding plays that premiered Off-Broadway last month and really deserve to be seen (including Samuel D. Hunter's "The Whale" and Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"), it's depressing to have yet another insubstantial, uneventful and pointless play by Theresa Rebeck on the stage.
Rebeck's lackluster... » more
Amy Winehouse We'll have to wait a bit longer for an Amy Winehouse musical to premiere. In spite of plans to mount a show about the late singer in January in Copenhagen, "Amy," as it was to be titled, was canceled due to copyright issues.
'Evita' to soldier on without Ricky Martin Although Ricky Martin received lackluster reviews, he is the reason the Broadway revival of "Evita"... » more
Killing Them Softly 3 stars Directed by Andrew Dominik Starring Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins Rated R
"Killing Them Softly" takes place in a familiar cinematic world of hitmen and mobsters. But it's far from the usual portrait of insular families, friendships and betrayals.
A profoundly nihilistic enterprise, this stylized drama posits that the crime... » more
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning 2.5 stars Directed by John Hyams Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Dolph Lundgren Rated R
Here's a surprise: The fourth official "Universal Soldier" movie, the third sequel to a low-rent 1992 Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicle, isn't half-bad.
In fact, had "Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning" featured a story that mirrored... » more
California Solo 3 stars Directed by Marshall Lewy, Alexia Rasmussen Starring Robert Carlyle Not Rated
Lachlan MacAldonich is a lonely man, a Scottish immigrant working on a farm in California's Antelope Valley. Once a musician with a popular band and a happy life, he's now stuck scraping by each day, riding the rails to and from Los Angeles and dousing his sorrows at a working class bar. Nobody... » more
Lindsay Lohan is facing criminal counts on both coasts after a misdemeanor assault arrest Thursday in Manhattan and, hours later, charges filed by California prosecutors in connection with a June car crash.
The NYPD arrested Lohan, 26, at 4 a.m. Thursday outside the Chelsea nightclub Avenue after she allegedly struck Tiffany Eve Mitchell, 28, of West Palm Beach, Fla., in the face.
A... » more
Let's get this straight: Lycra is not liposuction. Proskins' Slim Anti-Cellulite leggings (new in the U.S.) are purported to reduce saddlebags and unsightly dimpling via a miraculous Lycra-blend fabric impregnated with "microencapsulated" doses of caffeine, retinol, Vitamin E and Aloe Vera. Test runs did not, alas, massage my gluteus maximus into buns worthy of a Maxim model. But as quality... » more
As the colder weather sets in, we put together a guide to ready your home for the chill Jack Frost has in store for us - from the best kind of bedding to keep you snug and warm, to how to keep that pesky draft from coming through the windows you didn't get the chance to replace last summer.
Patricia O'Shaughnessy, who owns an interior desgn company that bears her name, said if... » more
NYC has played an integral part in the midnight movie tradition, a timeless moviegoing experience.
Audiences have flocked to the city's theaters as the clock strikes 12 since at least the '70s, when Alejandro Jodoworsky's "El Topo" and, especially, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" became full-on midnight sensations.
In 2012, the culture of 12 a.m. screenings is thriving.... » more
Denis Leary Not feeling Christmas-y? Well, you're not alone. Drop by Barnes & Noble Union Square Thursday night to hear actor and comedian Denis Leary talk about his new book, "Merry F------ Christmas." (Thursday, 7 p.m., FREE. Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810, bn.com)
'Inside The Lion King' Celebrate 15 years of The... » more