Anna Kendrick I can't imagine how a film version of "The Last Five Years" could possibly work. Jason Robert Brown's exquisite two-character song cycle is comprised mostly of interior solos with little overt action. Nevertheless, it's been announced that Anna Kendrick, who's proved her singing chops in "Pitch Perfect" and the cult film musical "Camp," will star in a... » more
The Other Son 3 stars Directed by Lorraine Levy Starring Emmanuelle Devos, Jules Sitruk, Mehdi Dehbi In French, Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles Rated PG-13
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is so emotionally fraught that you're unlikely to see a movie from the region that doesn't at least obliquely reference it. On-screen and in real life, the situation is commonly portrayed as a hopeless,... » more
Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding performs from her new release, "Radio Music Society," with a 12-piece world-class band. (Fri. and Sat., $40-$65, 8 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., 212-531-5300)
Eek! Get into the Halloween spirit with The Film Society at Lincoln Center's Scary Movie Series, featuring new scary flicks, campy cult classics and rarely screened horror picks. (Fri.-Wed.,... » more
What a difference a day makes.
On Tuesday, Facebook delivered its third-quarter earnings report, and to the chagrin of the company's large cast of critics (including yours truly), it showed a meaningful acceleration in mobile advertising revenue.
And just like that, Facebook became an investor favorite for the first time since it came public.
Up until this point, social media,... » more
The Loneliest Planet 1.5 stars Directed by Julia Loktev Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Hani Furstenberg, Bidzina Gujabidze Not Rated
Engaged couple Alex (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Nica (Hani Furstenberg) find their relationship tested over the course of a backpacking trip through the Caucasus Mountains in "The Loneliest Planet," writer-director Julia Loktev's second tightly controlled,... » more
There is little doubt among New Yorkers when it comes to their preferred presidential candidate, according to a NY1/Marist College poll released Wednesday.
President Barack Obama has the support of 61% of likely voters in the Empire State, while Mitt Romney has 35% and only 3% are undecided. Other findings from the survey included:
Age and GenderObama leads among voters 45 and younger... » more
Hipsters, hoops and hockey.
Brooklyn is becoming a haven for all three following the Islanders' announcement Wednesday that they'll be playing at the Barclays Center.
Yet the Isles still will take the ice during the fall of 2015 as the New York Islanders, not the Brooklyn Islanders. And that's a shame.
There's no discounting the winning heritage of the franchise, which has called... » more
By Kilian "In the Garden of Good and Evil" Eau de Parfum Collection
By Kilian has come out with a killer edition of three expensive yet transcendent fragrances around the theme of cloak-and-dagger illicitness.
Forbidden Games, created by Calice Becker, is a sexy scent that struts out in black stilettos strewing jasmine, Bulgarian roses and geraniums. A noirish concoction corseted... » more
R.L. Stine book signing Don't worry if you get "Goosebumps" - it's only natural given the signing taking place today at Barnes & Noble Union Square. Just in time to kick off Halloween, R.L. Stine, the man behind the "Goosebumps" scary stories book series, will read from and discuss the first of his new spinoff series, "Planet of the Lawn Gnomes." Stine will take... » more
In his day job, Mark Siegel is the editorial director of the NYC-based graphic novel publisher First Second Books.
But Siegel is also an award-winning author and illustrator of children's books, as well as the creator of the critically acclaimed graphic novel "Sailor Twain, or the Mermaid in the Hudson," published by First Second.
The book, which began as a webcomic, is a mystery... » more