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Gov. Andrew Cuomo today backed a push to raise the minimum age at which teens can be tried and charged as adults—one of a host of initiatives rolled out in the last State of the State address of his first term.
“Our juvenile justice laws are outdated,” said the governor in his speech, pointing to rules that allow 16- and 17-year-olds to be tried and charged as adults in New York.
The Tortured, unconvincingly written by Marek Posival and awkwardly directed by Robert Lieberman, is a nasty piece of work that’s been hanging around for two years looking for an audience. It’s a revolting horror film that wastes the talents and good looks of Erika Christensen and Jesse Metcalfe in favor of severed penises and other violent atrocities performed on a kitchen table. Be forewarned: it’s not for the demure or easily shocked.
THE SOUND OF JUSTICE IN YOUR FACE
Nicolas Cage might sleepwalk through much of his career, but if you think he can’t act, take another look at his staggering work in Leaving Las Vegas, or catch up with his cathartic, above-average performance in the new urban crime thriller Seeking Justice. It’s a welcome surprise.
Directed by New Zealand’s king of pain Roger Donaldson, it begins with an SUV pushed off the roof of a New Orleans parking garage in the middle of Mardi Gras. Nobody gets hurt except the driver, thus setting the scene for a formulaic explosion of mayhem and silliness. But brace yourself. What follows is a roller coaster ride, off the beaten track and dashed with detours, and unexpectedly plausible.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York just released their press statement on the eleven-year prison sentence handed down to former Galleon Group head Raj Rajaratnam for charges of Insider Trading. They obviously take no pride in this kind of thing.
Je te l’avais dit.
It’s French for “I told you so.” The French do not have a phrase, however, for “jumping the gun”—at least nothing catchy.
As a result, some may find themselves ill-equipped to discuss recent events concerning the potential trial (and recent release) of former I.M.F. chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, whose public criminal prosecution took a nosedive last week.
The dance duo Justice played an elating, sweaty show Saturday night at the new midtown club Terminal 5.
Behind a massive DJ booth on stage, the two producers who make up Justice, Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay, looked every bit the Frenchmen they are clad in leather jackets and puffing away on cigarettes, Read More