Except for the unusually large number of Shakespeare plays, 2013 was a typical year in terms of hits, misses, standouts and the occasional disaster or two.
1 Matilda Although it inexplicably lost the Tony Award for Best Musical to the far inferior “Kinky Boots,” “Matilda” is an incredibly intelligent, heartfelt and entertaining work that, after achieving critical and popular... » more
Texas native and longtime New Yorker Elvis Duran is undeniably one of the most famous radio hosts in the country. And Z100’s Jingle Ball, presented by Aeropostale on Friday at Madison Square Garden, is Elvis’ “Super Bowl,” he says. His morning show is nationally syndicated in more than 70 markets around the U.S. on iHeartRadio. He has his own segments on NBC with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb... » more
Saving Mr. BanksDirected by
John Lee Hancock
Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell
"Saving Mr. Banks" is an amiable but profoundly confused bit of corporate propaganda. That's to be expected, given that it's a Disney movie about Walt Disney essentially browbeating the reluctant P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), the creator of "Mary Poppins," into consenting... » more
Sophia Gennusa, Bailey Ryon, Oona Laurence and Milly Shapiro, the four young girls who play the title role in “Matilda” on alternating nights and who collectively received a special Tony Award, will exit the Broadway production in the coming weeks. They will be replaced by Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, Paige Brady and Ava Ulloa. Of the four, Sobo is the only one with prior Broadway credit, for... » more
American Hustle Directed by David O. Russell Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence Rated R
My goodness, a lot happens during "American Hustle," David O. Russell's live-wire late '70s/early '80s- style show loosely based on the FBI Abscam operation.
The camera dances and darts, pushes in and pulls away, as stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley... » more
Some Velvet Morning Directed by Neil LaBute Starring Stanley Tucci, Alice Eve Not Rated
"Some Velvet Morning" is essentially a hybrid of cinema and theater, joining the tradition of conversation-centric movies such as "My Dinner with Andre."
There's a camera, two actors and a script, with the greatest visual embellishment consisting of the contrast between a character's... » more
Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel are taking their final curtain call as husband and wife.
The actors, who met while starring in the original Broadway production of "Rent," have separated after 10 years of marriage, they confirmed on Thursday.
"Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time," a rep for the actress told amNewYork on Thursday. "Their... » more
Z100 & Coca-Cola’s All-Access Lounge
Z100’s Jingle Ball, the radio station’s annual celebrity-packed concert, will take place Friday at Madison Square Garden, but you can help kick off festivities for FREE at Z100 and Coca Cola’s All Access Lounge. Scope out performances from Austin Mahone, Paramore, Travie McCoy and more, and listen to tunes as you peruse interactive displays. (Friday,... » more
Stanley Tucci has turned up in so many big movies lately -- everything from "The Hunger Games" series to the upcoming "Transformers: Age of Extinction" -- that it's a pleasure to see him return to his theatrical roots in "Some Velvet Morning," the new film from Neil LaBute that is available on VOD and iTunes and opening at the Village East tomorrow.
A two-hander... » more
And they're off!
The race to awards season has officially begun, with the Screen Actors Guild on Wednesday announcing nominations for its 20th annual SAG Awards, which take place Jan. 18.
In the movie categories, "12 Years a Slave" led the pack, with noms for actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lipita Nyong'o, as well as the entire lot of actors for Best... » more