The Tribeca Film Festival went as it had come: with another glitzy premiere.
Merely two weeks after the festival encroached on our city with the much-hyped premiere of Baby Mama, the Wachowski brothers’ Speed Racer closed the festivities to an equally if not more star-treaded red carpet and winding line of Read More
Those brothers who brought us The Matrix trilogy made a film version of the 1960s Japanese Speed Racer cartoon and they’ll be premiering it on the last day of the Tribeca Film Festival on May 3. Andy and Larry Wachowski are releasing their first directorial project since we followed them down the rabbit hole for Read More
Into the Wild led contenders for the Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nominations, including honors for lead actor Emile Hirsch and supporting players Hal Holbrook and Catherine Keener. The nominations were announced this morning.
Directed by Sean Penn, Into the Wild also was nominated for performance by its overall cast, along with Read More
Because cases of mistaken celebrity identity can be really annoying, here follows a list of some stars—most of whom are out-of-towners—in New York over the next seven days. So if you happen to find yourself at, say, Da Silvano on Wednesday night and could swear that Tom Hanks is sitting at the next Read More
They’re wild for Sean Penn, those movie critics. Into the Wild received seven nominations for the 13th Critics Choice Awards, announced today by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. The film got nods for picture, director, writer, actor, supporting actor for Hal Holbrook, supporting actress for Catherine Keener and best song for Eddie Vedder’s Read More
Three hunky actors have got Milk this morning, landing roles in the biopic based on the life of Harvey Milk. He was America’s first openly gay elected official, assassinated in 1978. (His killer launched the infamous “Twinkie defense,” arguing that exposure to the Hostess treat rendered him powerless to stop himself from the dramatic shooting Read More
Our Web site had a hairball for most of the day, so excuse the Culture Czar for coughing up these stories a little late. Here’s what we missed:
Into the Wild was, predictably, the big winner at the Gotham Awards last night in Brooklyn. Go Emile!
The Weinstein Co. has Read More
The IFP announced the 17th Annual Gotham Awards nominees today, spotlighting the breakthrough indie films of the year.
Great World of Sound, a comedy about a bumbling Southern duo who traverse the country to discover unsigned "talent" for a record label, garnered the most nominations for Best Feature, Breakthrough Director and Breakthrough Read More
It looks like Resident Evil: Extinction (#1) will not be following its own advice. After a $24 million dollar opening weekend, the Sony franchise based on a video game looks like it is here to stay. And it appears New Yorkers are just fine with that: the movie grossed a very respectable $337,000 at 9 Read More
Last Wednesday at the restaurant in the Regency Hotel on Park Avenue, Emile Hirsch was tucked into the corner seat at a corner table, windbreaker smooshed into a ball in his lap, eating chicken noodle soup. The 22-year-old actor looked worn and pale, his fair skin all the more porcelain-like under a thick swoosh of Read More