The Eight-Day Week
It’s Oscar season, and you know what that means: films about noted historical figures with titles that are just the protagonist’s first or last name. In the wake of Ray, Capote and Lincoln, but preceding, say, Barack or Lohan, comes Hitchcock, the story of the iconic director as played by Anthony Hopkins (whom we loved Read More
Outside of the IFC Center Thursday evening, three men in hazard suits were holding up signs and chanting things, seemingly picketing the crowd lined up to see Josh Fox’s Academy Award-nominated film about fracking, Gasland.
“Wait, are these protesters?” Another reporter in our small group asked, peering out the window. “Are they against anti-fracking?”
“No, I think they are here to support anti-fracking,” another replied. “But they’ve been protesting for so long that they’ve forgotten how to communicate normally.”
Big Apple Idolatry
– Tom Cruise is ready to throw his religion overboard in the name of love! Well, either that, or he finally got around to reading that Vanity Fair cover story from August.
The Avengers actress you always forget has a Tony, Scarlett Johansson, is to make a Broadway comeback in a revival of Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, playing the iconic role of Maggie the Cat.
The Eight-Day Week
Sure, P. T. Anderson’s big-deal There Will Be Blood follow-up opened this weekend, but the lines of Downtown cineastes and Scientology haters (the film is said to be inspired by the life of L. Ron Hubbard) are so daunting. We’re heading to MoMA to catch a screening of Francine, the new Melissa Leo film. (Remember Read More
Last night, at what is widely hyped as the best night in New York fashion, the attendees of the annual gala benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute did not disappoint. Patterns, we saw a few: a lot of black, a lot of neon, a lot of feathers, and a lot of sheer. And Read More
Tony-winner Scarlett Johansson (it still sounds kinda weird to us too!) may be returning to the stage soon with a revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, wherein she’d be playing the part made famous by Elizabeth Taylor and also inhabited by Kathleen Turner, Ashley Judd, and Anika Noni Rose. As the Read More
Spring Arts Preview
The Hunger Games (Gary Ross) March 23
Your children have been refreshing Fandango daily to see if tickets are available yet for the movie based on Suzanne Collins’ kiddie novels—think of them as Twilight, except with actual murder instead of benign vampirism. Games promises a chaste love triangle and lots of angst for the tween Read More
Red Carpet Real Estate
Looks like there is some rumbling in the Johansson household! After Scarlett Johansson dropped her mom, Melanie Sloan, as her agent, the mom has lost quite a bit more than just her 10 percent.
We wonder what bothers all red-blooded men more: that Scarlett Johansson is off the market, or that they could have had a shot with her. After all, the Sexiest Woman/Celebrity of the Year (according to Maxim, Playboy, GQ, etc.,) has only dated celebs in the past: Sean Penn, Ryan Reynolds, Josh Hartnett, Justin Timberlake (well, that last one was unconfirmed, but still…) and not regular Joes.
Now the world’s discovered that ScarJo’s been dating a 38-year-old ad executive named Nate Naylor for the past five months. And despite having a moniker that’s straight-up Gossip Girl, Mr. Naylor is just like us. He even has a Tumblr!