Byzantium 1.5 stars Directed by Neil Jordan Starring Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arteron Rated R Playing at IFC Center
There's such a thing as too much when it comes to making movies. It's an important lesson that clearly bypassed Neil Jordan, whose maximalist vampire epic "Byzantium" has everything, the kitchen sink and more.
Grandiosity works if it serves the story -observe, for... » more
UPDATED 7:09 P.M.: James Gandolfini was mourned Thursday in a star-studded funeral at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, eulogized by loved ones and colleagues as a generous, loving “teddy bear” who deftly channeled his own childlike vulnerability into his most famous role of a brutal mafia capo.
He was hailed for selflessly extending himself on behalf of his family, loved ones,... » more
Walking down famed Bowery street, from which the Bowery neighborhood takes its name, the sight of trendy restaurants and swanky nightlife spots mingling with sophisticated art galleries, the world-renowned New Museum and high-rise hotel and condo units makes it hard to believe the area has a less-than-pristine past. The Bowery went through a huge transformation, even in the past 10 years, evolving... » more
A friend speaking to Trayvon Martin by phone moments before he was shot to death heard him say “Get off!, Get off!,” jurors were told in the murder trial of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman Wednesday.
Rachel Jeantel, 19, whose identity had been a closely guarded secret until her appearance in court, testified she had spent several minutes on the phone listening to the unarmed black teen... » more
Edith Windsor's victory lap following the Supreme Court's decision ended Wednesday evening at the birthplace of the gay rights movement.
Hundreds of LGBT New Yorkers and supporters rallied outside the Stonewall Inn to cheer on Windsor after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.
Windsor, 84, said she couldn't have taken up the fight against DOMA if it weren't for... » more
Gay and lesbian New Yorkers citywide erupted with joy Wednesday after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, effectively ending the 17-year-old law that denied same-sex married couples the federal rights and privileges of heterosexual married couples.
"We cried," said Ashley Gorfine, 33, who married her partner Jessica in December.
"My whole family... » more
In an emotional “Today” show interview Wednesday a teary Paula Deen said she’s not racist, despite the deposition that revealed she used racial slurs in the past.
The celebrity chef told host Matt Lauer she was fortunate for the companies that have stuck by the deep-fried- and butter-loving celebrity chef.
So far, Food Network and Smithfield Foods cut their ties to Deen, followed by... » more
As “Dexter” returns to Showtime on Sunday for its eighth and final season, it’s time to look back and reflect on the eponymous anti-hero’s experiences over the years.
And what better way to do so than to recap some of Mr. Morgan’s most impactful murders? These are some of this bloody show’s shocking deaths:
Mike Donovan (SEASON 1) Our first night out with Dex wasted little time letting... » more
Rapper and producer Swizz Beatz has added another job to his resume: visual artist.
The Bronx native auctioned off his first original art piece — a vibrant portrait of Muhammad Ali painted on a vintage Porsche hood — at a benefit for Smile Design Gallery on Tuesday night.
The piece sold for a whopping $24,000, but that doesn’t mean it was easy for Swizz to see it go.
“It was a... » more
Kris Jenner thinks daughter Kim Kardashian and boyfriend Kanye West went in the right direction by choosing the moniker North West for their new baby girl.
“I love the name North. I’m pro-North, absolutely,” Jenner said on ABC’s “The View” Wednesday.
Jenner defended the name given to her granddaughter after “The View’s” Barbara Walters said “there’s been a lot of controversy” surrounding... » more