The Eight-Day Week
Commemorating its 30th anniversary and more than 200,000 free surgeries performed worldwide on children born with cleft lips and palates and other life-threatening facial deformities, Operation Smile is celebrating with a live auction, a private dinner and special performances. Expect guests like model Lydia Hearst and her new boyfriend Kevin Connolly, best known for playing Read More
I’m all for refurbishing film noir and all the private eyes in trench coats, redheads in silk dressing gowns, sweaty weirdos chain-smoking unfiltered Camels and revolvers with silencers that go with it. But Hotel Noir, written and directed by Sebastian Gutierrez, is too stylistically derivative of Robert Siodmak, Fritz Lang, Jean-Pierre Melville and Paramount B-movie hacks on the studio’s payroll (like George Marshall and Frank Tuttle) to smack of anything fresh and original, and too pokey and pedantic to keep you awake. It was filmed entirely inside the old Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles in 15 days for less than $300,000, so such luxuries as period cars, exotic locations and noirish Art Deco sets were out of the question—and it looks it. Neither a fogbound Alan Ladd crime picture nor a clever parody like Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, it lurks somewhere in the shadows in between. They aimed for Raymond Chandler and ended up with Mickey Spillane.
Still, the cast is worth watching, and it’s clear that Mr. Gutierrez loves the genre.
Adrian Grenier was one of the first people to arrive to a special advanced screening of episodes two and three of the new season of Entourage last night, which is more than he could say for his appearance on Live with Regis and Kelly yesterday morning.
“I didn’t realize it was live! I thought they Read More
The tagline being used to promote the sixth season of Entourage (how exactly did we get to six already?) says everything you need to know about why the show is still entertaining after all these summers: “Life Changes. Friends Don’t.” Strip away the dirty jokes and ridiculous plot Read More
I was really looking forward to seeing He’s Just Not That Into You. Don’t judge! Admit it—you were, too. It’s been a cold, dark and depressing winter (and I’m not just talking about the weather), so is it any wonder that the ubiquitous and sunny trailer for the film—chock full of beautiful people like Jennifer Read More
He’s Just Not That Into You
Running time 129 minutes
Written by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Starring Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johansson, Justin Long
Up to the eyeballs in Read More
At the Entourage season five premiere Wednesday evening at the Ziegfield Theater on 54th Street, attendees would have been forgiven if they assumed, incorrectly, that the premiere was being filmed for some meta-meta-upcoming episode. There were screaming fans, and the boys—Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, and Jeremy Piven—were dressed in suits, and Read More
Our stalkerism of Adrian Grenier and Kevin Connolly filming on the set of Entourage in Queens continues as one of you helpful readers sent us a tip.
From the comments section:
Today [Ed: posted yesterday] they filmed in Maspeth Queens on a residential street which dead ends at Mt. Olivet cemetery. Read More
The boys of HBO’s Entourage are filming an episode in Queens today, according to a blog (misleadingly) called Filming in Brooklyn.
The Queens location makes sense; the show’s lead, Vincent Chase, played by the curly-haired Adrian Grenier, and his buddy, Eric (Kevin Connolly), move to Los Angeles from their childhood neighborhood of Read More