The Force will be strong on Dec. 18, 2015, when the next "Star Wars" flick hits theaters, Walt Disney Studios announced on Thursday.
Preproduction for "Star Wars: Episode VII" is already in "full swing," with shooting slated to start in spring 2014, according to Disney.
J.J. Abrams is directing, with a script from Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan.
John Williams is returning to score.... » more
Natalie Portman sure knows how to veg out.
While in town this week for the premiere of her movie "Thor: The Dark World," the vegan actress dined with pals at Maya on the Upper East Side, eating a vegetarian version of the chile relleno "made by the chef upon her request," said a source.... » more
Justin Long is a very likable fellow, but it's not enough to make his indie rom-com "A Case of You" -- which he co-wrote with his brother Christian -- all that likable.
Perhaps its biggest failing is its all-too-familiar plot: Guy (Long) likes girl (Evan Rachel Wood), so he creepily uses Facebook to learn everything about her to get an in. You've seen this before.
The film... » more
Two new Broadway shows that received less-than-enthusiastic reviews and failed to catch on with ticket buyers posted closing notices on Wednesday afternoon. The courtroom drama "A Time to Kill," which marked the first John Grisham novel to be adapted to the stage, will close on Nov. 17. The musical "First Date," which depicts a young pair meeting up at a bar, will also shutter,... » more
The documentary "Medora" could be framed as a real-life "Hoosiers," the story of an underdog, small-town Indiana basketball team.
But unlike the Hollywood version of this story, the Medora Hornets lose and pretty much keep on losing, despite the best efforts of Coach Gilbert and his staff.
Not that winning or losing matters; the film isn't really a sports movie. It... » more
Lance Armstrong is a natural subject for Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney, who has made a career out of crafting intelligent, accessible depictions of corruption. “The Armstrong Lie” finds the filmmaker grappling with the fundamental question that defines the disgraced cyclist, who inspired millions with his return from cancer to racing dominance, and disgusted just as many when he copped... » more
"The Jacksonian," a bloodstained, 90-minute piece of gothic Southern pulp by Pulitzer winner Beth Henley that comes straight from California's prestigious Geffen Playhouse with a starry cast, leaves one wondering what attracted Ed Harris, Bill Pullman and Tony-winning director Robert Falls to this creepy and revolting yet inconsequential work.
Set in Jackson, Miss., in 1964, Harris... » more
Nazi Germany isn't what you might call an ideal setting for a family-oriented movie. To compensate for what can't be shown, films set during the period that are geared at least in part toward a younger crowd have been typically defined by an abundance of schmaltz.
Aside from a few weird and unnecessary touches, "The Book Thief" resists such affectations. An adaptation of the best-selling... » more
"There's a quote I like," Katie Longmyer, creative strategist and co-owner of the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, said. "'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.'"
It's that mindset that has Longmyer, on the eve of her festival's sixth year, at the forefront of the future of the music industry.
With the festival, her creative network... » more
If you’ve ever dreamed of breaking a Guinness World Record, here’s your chance.
Visitors to the Guinness World Records Unleashed Arena in Times Square Wednesday can attempt to break such records as the most seated free throws in one minute, fastest 20-meter butt scoot, fastest time for two people to make a single bed and the fastest time to build a 20-shotglass pyramid.
Several truTV... » more