Look out Hollywood! Now Queens has its own backlot.
City politicians, along with Sen. Charles Schumer and representatives from Kaufman Astoria Studios yesterday unveiled a block-long outdoor film studio behind the the landmarked movie production hub in Queens.
The outdoor black-box film stage is the first of its kind in New York City, and will allow production companies to film outside... » more
The New York Film Critics Circle named "American Hustle," a film about 1970s con artists forced to work with the FBI, as best film of 2013 on Tuesday and gave its top acting prizes to Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in the first major movie honors in the run-up to the Oscars.
British director Steve McQueen won the best director prize for "12 Years a Slave," the historical... » more
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" continued to light up the box office through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, collecting a record $110.2 million over five days to surpass a hefty opening for Disney's new animated film "Frozen," and bringing its 10-day total to nearly $300 million.
Moviegoers flooded theaters in record-setting numbers, dropping $294 million at box offices,... » more
The late actor James Gandolfini - who rocketed to stardom as mob boss Tony Soprano on the HBO series, "The Sopranos" - will be given a posthumous tribute by the actor Steve Buscemi at the 23rd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall St. on Dec. 2.
"James Gandolfini was a friend, an inspiration, and an extraordinary talent whose presence is missed by all of us... » more
The film adaptation of best-selling erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" has been pushed back to 2015, studio Universal Pictures said on Wednesday.
The film was originally set to be released on Aug. 1, 2014, but is now scheduled to be in cinemas on Feb. 13, 2015, in time for Valentine's Day.
Universal did not give a reason for postponing the film's release date, but casting... » more
DOC NYC, the all-documentary festival kicking off at the IFC Center and the SVA Theatre tomorrow night, is big.
How big, you ask?
Try 132 nonfiction films and events. That's 73 features, 39 shorts and 20 panel discussions.
In other words, it's the largest documentary fest in the United States.
DOC NYC begins with the local premiere of Errol Morris' "The Unknown Known,"... » more
Maybe it's the emotion behind some of his songs, or maybe there are just more south-of-the-border Degrassi fans than one would imagine, but Drake will always carry the “rapper/actor” tag in the minds of many. That puts him in pretty good company; many of hip-hop's biggest stars have balanced careers behind the microphone and in front of the camera. Here's a breakdown of some of the best to do it,... » more
“50 Shades of Grey” may have found its sexy male star.
According to E! News, Irish actor Jamie Dornan is at the top of the short list to play S&M enthusiast Christian Grey in the upcoming film version of the erotic novel series, following the recent departure of Charlie Hunnam from the project.
“He had a really good read,” a source told E! News.
“50 Shades” film execs have... » more
“In writing, you must kill your darlings,” said William Faulkner. Apt advice for any author, it’s a maxim that applies quite well to the work of Alan Ginsberg and his fellow beat poets, who pushed boundaries and shattered conventions as they explored life’s mysteries.
“Kill Your Darlings” is also the perfect title for John Krokidas’ new film about the nascent Beat Generation, following a young... » more
Diablo Cody can officially add director to her impressive, Oscar-winning resume.
The “Juno” screenwriter’s debut behind the camera, “Paradise,” hits theaters Friday.
amNewYork spoke with Cody about the film, which follows a young woman (Julianne Hough) from a religious background who experiences Las Vegas for the first time after surviving a terrible accident.
Why direct this one?
I... » more