“We have a Shakespearean, Elizabethean temper,” Al Pacino informed a seated crowd Monday evening in Central Park. As part of its 50th Anniversary Gala, the Public Theater was honoring Mr. Pacino with an award, in the form of a prop rapier he had once wielded on stage, “I’m a little nervous,” he laughed. “I wish I had water, but I have a sword,”
In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park festival at the Delacorte Theater, Kevin Kline and Meryl Streep are going to play parts we would have thought they might have aged out of–Romeo and Juliet. Hey, if there’s anyone whom we’re told, over and over, can play any role, it’s Ms. Read More
Failure is no disgrace at the movies. Rain falls so often in every first-rate director’s life and career it becomes part of the territory, and comebacks are inevitable. But when a veteran cast of wasted champions goes down for the count before the director even yells, “Action!” disappointment doubles.
Nobody survives a train wreck like Lawrence Kasdan’s Darling Companion without Band-Aids, but Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest and Sam Shepard might need sutures.
The Extra Man is a hapless fiasco about Louis Ives, a nerdy Princeton meathead with a penchant for wearing women’s lingerie who travels to Manhattan looking for adventure, answers a roommate-wanted ad, and moves into a rabbit warren decorated with Christmas tree ornaments occupied by Harry Harrison, a fading gigolo and a penniless, Read More
On Monday night, the New York premiere of The Extra Man began with a man standing in front of the audience and letting out a rolling, throaty yodel that sounded like a cross between a sea otter and an exotic bird.
This happened shortly after Shari Springer Berman, the co-director of the Read More
Monday: Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Oh 1985, aren’t you just that gift that keeps on giving! Take our inner pre-teen favorite, Girls Just Want to Have Fun. That’s right – it’s not just a Cyndi Lauper song, it’s a fun dance movie starring all sorts of random celebrities. Playing Janey, Read More
Our favorite Upper East Side teenagers were in rare form last night during a particularly jam-packed episode of Gossip Girl. But jokes about crashing airplanes to dispose of adversaries, conversations about purchasing anthrax on the black market, a near rape and the ripe potential for student-teacher sex (Dan Humphrey, you dirty rascal!) didn’t really faze Read More
Monday: Samantha Who?
Perhaps our most egregious miss from the 2007 television season was Samantha Who? We wanted to watch it … honest! It just fell through the cracks of our DVR. Thankfully, ABC was kind enough to catch us up on Samantha’s comings and goings; the four-minute clip posted online that sums up Read More
RUNNING TIME 105 minutes
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY Adam Brooks
STARRING Ryan Reynolds, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, Isla Fisher, Rachel Weisz
Be grateful for small favors. The folks at Universal have, believe it or not, sent disillusioned moviegoers fed up with violence and gibberish the perfect antidote to depression—a heart-shaped valentine with Read More
For those who won’t be able to catch up with the ticket race for Cyrano de Bergerac seats before the production ends on Jan. 6, we’ll at least be able to watch stars Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner do their thespian thing on PBS’s Great Performances. According to Broadway.com, producers of the show released Read More