As capable a senator as Kristen Gillibrand has proven to be, her route to higher office was unlikely, to say the least. But not nearly as unlikely as the plot contrivances in two new flicks out this month, both of which coincidentally feature heroes running for Senate from New York.
In the The Adjustment Bureau, Read More
Matt Damon is always a vigorous and resourceful actor, but his fans don’t seem to support him in roles that wander too far away from fatuous, farfetched fiction. Despite what amounts to little more than a sleepwalking cameo in the deadly Cohen brothers remake of True Grit, this deserving actor has not had a hit Read More
The more this trailer–for the forthcoming The Adjustment Bureau, marching forth on March 4–airs, the more we wonder just how realistic it aims to be. The plot, about shadowy figures attempting to maintain control over one man’s perceptions of the world, is taken from a Philip K. Dick short story. The specific provenance Read More
Our autumnal horn o’ plenty of web goodies begins today with the return of one Joaquin Phoenix to late night TV. Then we segue into somber, sad Matt Damon looking sad and being somber and seeing dead people and we finally end up with about 30 seconds or so of hell on earth. It isn’t Read More
It looks like the tables may have turned for 535 West End Avenue. Oft derided as the poorman’s 15 Central Park West, apartments at the Lucien Lagrange-designed, pre-war style building have been loitering on the market since May of 2008.
Then in March of this year a 25% price cut catalyzed the curved facade condominium’s Read More
Just how big was the second weekend of Alice in Wonderland? The four new releases—Green Zone, She’s Out of My League, Remember Me and Our Family Wedding—could only account for 65 percent of Alice‘s total; somewhere, the Mad Hatter is doing a CGI-enhanced Irish jig to celebrate. As we do each Monday, here’s Read More
Spring is finally in the air and, apparently, it brought a bunch of movies along for the ride. An overwhelming six titles hit theaters today, meaning as you slowly come out of your winter hibernation, Hollywood is encouraging you to sit in a dark room for two hours. As we do every Friday, here’s a Read More
The saga of 26 West 76th Street is finally over! On Tuesday afternoon, the seven-story townhouse (including the basement playroom and rooftop glass-enclosed solarium) went to contract to a mystery buyer at the current listing price of $19.5 million.
Bigwig Bond Street developer Adam Gordon enlisted his trusted Sancho Panza architect ally, Steven Harris, to Read More
Running time 115 minutes
Written by BRIAN HELGELAND
Directed by PAUL GREENGRASS
Starring MATT DAMON, GREG KINNEAR, AMY RYAN, BRENDAN GLEESON
2 Eyeballs out of 4
A Superman epic masquerading as a political exposé The Green Zone is one of those crypto-technical thrillers I usually have to consult a Read More
There is, according to Deadline Hollywood, a Robert F. Kennedy biopic in the works, and apparently it’s Matt Damon’s to make or break.
Mr. Damon is waiting to see the script–which is being written by Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight, based on a biography by Newsweek‘s Evan Read More