“Tickets out!” they barked. “This area is not cleared for standing!” It was as if the AMC Lincoln Square had been converted into an international airport and Shindigger was preventing aircraft from landing.
The multiplex was bursting with the arrivals of Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jude Law, Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum for the premiere of Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects, hosted by Open Road Films, The Cinema Society and designer Michael Kors.
It is often predicted that the world will no longer end with the whimper of a long, boring war, but with the scream of a fatal, incurable and fast-moving plague. Addressing that theme in time to scare the living daylights out of everybody, Contagion is a star-studded, apocalyptic wake-up call to the horrors that await mankind in a test tube. We’ve made so much progress in terms of immunology, technology, scientific research and medical miracles that the planet considers itself immune to everything from small pox to swine flu. But there’s still no cure for cancer or AIDS, and the canvas of new viruses gets broader every year. So the topicality in Contagion is dark and unquestionable, if not creepy and off-putting.
A funny thing about Sherlock Holmes, Guy Ritchie’s completely forgettable-but-kinda-charming 2009 blockbuster: It had the most desperate set-up for a sequel ever. Seriously. The movie was over and then what felt like an eternity was spent on the evil professor Moriarty, who was shown only when surrounded by darkness and a nondescript English accent. The Read More
On a Tuesday night last summer-July 14, Bastille Day-I saw my first play as The Observer‘s new theater reviewer. It was Vanities, an awful Off Broadway musical at the Second Stage, and the evening was memorable only because it was also the night the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, the trade Read More
Christmas is finally here and that means one thing: movies! (And, for some of us, Chinese food.) Hollywood has placed some of its biggest offerings under the tree and, as a result, we wouldn’t be surprised if this wound up being one of the most lucrative holidays ever. As we do every Wednesday, here’s a Read More
Running time 128 minutes
Written by Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham and Simon Kinberg
Directed by Guy Ritchie
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams
Sherlock Holmes is a James Bond movie with mutton chops. The last thing anybody needs is another cardboard set of Baker Street, or another weird take Read More
The prince of Denmark may be melancholy, but the star of Hamlet is having the time of his life.
Jude Law headlines the Donmar Warehouse production that played to raves in London this summer, had a quick layover in Elsinore, Denmark—really!—for six performances at Kronberg Castle, and arrived at the Broadhurst last night.
Mr. Law Read More
Monday: Gossip Girl
OMFG you guys! It’s the Gossip Girl season-two finale! And sheesh, what a long and crazy ride it has been … hmmm, we can’t really remember a single continuing plot point! But tonight the you-know-what will really hit the fan when Gossip Girl sends out a “scandalous” email as the kids graduate Read More
Jude Law spent three days last week holed up in the Gramercy Park Hotel with a dancer he met at The Box. [
Semi-secret Spring St. lounge Upstairs has been shut down due to liquor license issues. [Full Disclosure]
Responding to a Page Six item indicating that he was interested Read More
Perhaps Guy Ritchie should have heeded the words of Chris Rock at the 2005 Academy Awards: "If you want Tom Cruise and all you can get is Jude Law. Wait! You want Russell Crowe and all you can get is Colin Farrell? Wait!"
After being spurned by Mr. Crowe for the part Read More