Children grow up fast, but one Dutch filmmaker's daughter aged 12 years in less than three minutes.
Frans Hofmeester created a time-lapse video of his daughter, Lotte, chronicling her growth from a newborn to age 12.
Hofmeester filmed his daughter weekly until she was 12, then edited the clips down to the two-and-a-half minute video called "Portrait of Lotte."
The highly... » more
It's lime-green, it shuns Manhattan, it's ... a taxi?
Officials unveiled the city's new outer-borough cab Sunday, which Mayor Bloomberg dubbed "The Apple Green Boro Taxi."
"For decades, the goal of bringing better taxi service to residents and visitors outside of Manhattan eluded the city," Bloomberg said Sunday. "At long last New Yorkers in all five boroughs... » more
Seven members of a Bronx family representing three generations, including three young girls, were killed Sunday afternoon when their SUV careened off the Bronx River Parkway, plunging 60 feet and landing upside down in the Bronx Zoo, officials said.
The 2004 Honda Pilot carrying the unidentified family hit the median of the highway at around 12:30 p.m. as it was traveling southbound, police... » more
While the biggest comic news around is "The Avengers," the indie-comics world is descending on the Big Apple this weekend for MoCCA Fest 2012.
With countless creators and publishers setting up at the show, amNewYork shares some books we're excited to check out:
'Blue' by Pat Grant: This Aussie cartoonist comes down under to sign copies of his beautiful sci-fi autobiography.... » more
The documentary “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey,” which plays this weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival, follows Filipino Arnel Pineda’s meteoric rise from aspiring YouTube videos-uploading singer to Journey frontman. Filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz took some time out from her busy schedule to answer some of our questions about the movie
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Don't Dress for Dinner 1 star
There are two new farces now on Broadway. Oddly enough, both revolve around dinner scenes. While one of them is hilarious, the other is as painful as a tooth pulling.
"One Man, Two Guvnors," Richard Bean's giddy update of the commedia dell'arte classic "The Servant of Two Masters," is one.
The other is Marc Cameletti's "Don't... » more
Leap of Faith 2 stars
There's a moment in "Peter Pan" where the Peter comes forward and asks the audience whether they believe in fairies.
On the other hand, there's a moment in the new musical "Leap of Faith" when a wheelchair-bound boy comes forward and asks the audience whether they believe in God. An incredibly awkward silence followed at my performance.
Based... » more
'Ghost' musical inspires Magnolia cupcake "Ghost" might not be a very good musical, but it inspired a tasty cupcake. The "Ditto Cupcake," named after the lead character's famous catchphrase, can be purchased at the Magnolia Bakery at Rockefeller Plaza for $3.50, significantly less than the cost of a ticket to see the show. Past cupcakes inspired by Broadway have included Magnolia's... » more
Safe 2.5 stars Directed by Boaz Yakin Starring Jason Statham, Catherine Chan and Chris Sarandon Rated R
Jason Statham is at his usual tough-guy best in the NYC-set action flick "Safe," in which he's hunted by everyone from the mob to the mayor. But the convoluted, goofy movie lets him down.
Statham plays Luke Wright, a cop turned cage fighter who's on the run after costing... » more
Bernie 3 stars Directed by Richard Linklater Starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey Rated PG-13
Most movie characters are recycled in some form, so it's a great surprise and unequivocal pleasure to come across one that's as original as Bernie Tiede.
Brilliantly played by Jack Black, the protagonist of Richard Linklater's quasi-documentary "Bernie" - which... » more