"The Commons of Pensacola," film actress Amanda Peet's debut as a playwright, also marks Sarah Jessica Parker's first performance on the New York stage since the end of "Sex and the City" about a decade ago.
Parker plays Becca, a middle-aged actress whose father is a Bernie Madoff-like financier recently caught by the authorities, leaving him in jail and her mother Judith... » more
Philomena Two and a half stars Directed by Stephen Frears Starring Judi Dench, Steve Coogan Rated PG-13 Playing at Paris Theatre and Sunshine Cinema
"Philomena" is a deeply pleasant movie.
That's a weird thing to write when you consider that it's about an elderly Irish woman (Judi Dench) searching for the long-lost son who was taken from her while she lived in a convent... » more
Delivery Man Two stars Directed by Ken Scott Starring Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders Rated PG-13
A couple years ago, the East Village's Anthology Film Archives held a repertory series called "Auto-Remakes," which spotlighted directors who remade their own movies. It's a strange phenomenon but more common than you might think: Filmmakers ranging from Alfred Hitchcock to... » more
Thanksgiving is still a week away, but Lincoln Center Theater is already serving up a giant turkey in the form of Jack O'Brien's bloated, poorly acted and strangely conceived production of "Macbeth" starring Ethan Hawke.
Lincoln Center Theater's decision to do "Macbeth" now is questionable. Alan Cumming's streamlined version, in which he played virtually every character,... » more
'Romeo' to close a month early on Dec. 5
The Broadway revival of "Romeo and Juliet" starring Orlando Bloom, which received unenthusiastic reviews when it opened back in September and has done lackluster business since then, will end its run on Dec. 8 instead of Jan. 12, the previously announced closing date. Last week, it filled only 38.9% of the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Gypsy of... » more
Steven Assael: New Drawings
Stop by the Forum Gallery today to scope out a new exhibit of drawings by New York City artist Steven Assael, known for his figurative paintings and drawings. This exhibit showcases 23 drawings of contemporary men and women, individually and in groups. There will be a reception for the artist tonight from 5:30 to 7:30, and the exhibit will be on view through Feb.... » more
Kelly Clarkson had better learn some lullabies.
The songstress is expecting her first child with new hubby Brandon Blackstock.
"I'm pregnant!!!" she announced via Twitter on Tuesday night. "Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever :)."
She also shared the news on Facebook.
Meanwhile, during an interview on NBC's "The Tonight Show" last week, the 31-year-old... » more
A strange man in a box.
It's a simple premise, but one that has sustained "Doctor Who" for decades. Since first airing in 1963, the endearing sci-fi series about a time-traveling stranger spanning the stars in his TARDIS, a spacecraft in the form of a blue British police box, has become a cultural institution, but one that had largely faded from view before its massively successful... » more
He's got a new fiancée, a hit TV show, a hot band and now a new title: People's Sexiest Man Alive.
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, 34, has nabbed the magazine's annual accolade, which last year went to hunky actor Channing Tatum.
"As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn't really think that this was on the table," the coach on "The Voice"... » more
As one of Britain's foremost comic talents, having embodied the iconic Alan Partridge among other memorable characters, Steve Coogan is an undisputed king of sardonic humor.
So it's surprising to hear the 48-year-old discuss his motivation for co-writing and co-starring in "Philomena," a drama based on the true story of Irish woman Philomena Lee's (Judi Dench) search for the son... » more