Sensitively acted, carefully written and directed with heartfelt compassion, Bringing Up Bobby is an engrossing little independent film made on an austere budget in 22 days. It marks the writing-directing debut of Dutch actress and former Chanel model Famke Janssen, a B-movie actress who specializes in playing tough, sexy, alternative women living in society’s city limits in thrillers (House on Haunted Hill) and action epics like the X-Men franchise. Who knew she had so much hidden talent?
While the Met was swarmed by A-listers Monday night, we only heard news about Beyonce‘s dress this morning. Upstaged by the attendance of Tim Tebow, these celebrities dispersed to three locations the Met in order to fully dance away the pain: the Ukrainian Institute of America, the Boom Boom Room, and Crown all hosted parties that were hit up by roaming models, actors, and musicians.
The title character in Dirty Girl must have been written for Madonna. The movie is a randy romp about a road trip between a bottle blonde bimbo and a gay, overweight blob that heads for a brick wall early and stays there. Trashy, teenaged Danielle (Juno Temple) is a mess. Dressed in striped, low-cut, middy tops, killer hot pants and boots, with too much mascara and a permanent scowl only half-hidden behind huge pink-tint sunglasses, her schoolmates scoff at her behind her back, labeling her the campus slut. Easily distracted from everything but boys, slovenly about homework and indifferent to the town’s conventional ideas of morality, she’s a misfit in Norman, Okla., “back in the day.”
Manhattan Transfers Cheat Sheet
— Jan Benzel, The New York Times’ voice of authority on all things high culture in the city, has sold her sunny Upper West Side apartment for $1.5 million. Ms. Benzel, who says her first apartment in the city was a fifth-floor walkup in Chelsea, owns the apartment at 175 West 92nd Street Read More
Christmas came early at the box office this weekend as A Christmas Carol bah humbugged its way to $31 million in ticket sales and a first place finish, ahead of newcomers The Men Who Stare at Goats ($13.3 million in second) and The Fourth Kind ($12.5 million in fourth). The big story, though, Read More
A Perfect Getaway
Running time 97 minutes
Written and directed by David Twohy
Starring Steve Zahn, Timothy Olyphant, Milla Jovovich, Kiele Sanchez
In the new action thriller/slice-and-dicer A Perfect Getaway, two couples who look like they’ve been doing overtime at the gym literally bash each other bloody with results that can only be described Read More
Perhaps sometime in the last week, you were strolling down a Manhattan street when you looked up to see the image of an attractive blonde reclining on the side of a New York City bus.
Upon closer look, you might notice the patent leather green platforms on her feet, the lacy see-through underpants, the hand Read More
Now that New York Fashion Week is but a distant memory, the front rows of Paris Fashion Week—which ends Oct. 5—are crowded with editors, socialites and actresses. At the Balmain show, Derek Blasberg sat alongside Milla Jovovich and Paul Anderson. French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld and her daughter Julia Restoin-Roitfeld attended the Christian Dior Spring Read More
Model and actress Milla Jovovich is putting her clothing line Jovovich-Hawk to rest; it had been carried by high end stores like Fred Segal. [Racked]
There will no longer be a Sean John runway show this September. Instead, Sean "P.Diddy" Combs will host a private preview of the Spring/Summer 2009 collection Read More
Does New York need another library? The kids behind the Accompanied Library seem to think so. The Morgan, Society and Mercantile-not to mention the multiple branches of the NYPL-notwithstanding, Accompanied claims it is the city’s first library “dedicated purely to literature.” And some bigwigs in the book world, like The New Yorker’s longtime poetry editor Read More