Venice Film Review: ‘Summertime’

Gabriele Muccino is an Italian filmmaker (“The Last Kiss,” “Ecco Fatto”) who had a high-profile moment of going Hollywood. He was handed the plum of directing two Will Smith vehicles in a row, “The Pursuit of Happyness” (2006) and “Seven Pounds” (2007), and he was able to bring his earthy intelligence and humanity to at… Read more »

G.O.O.D. Music Star Teyana Taylor Joins ‘The Breaks’ On VH1

Teyana Taylor, actor, G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings artist, and breakout star of Kanye West’s “Fade” video, has joined VH1’s hip hop drama series The Breaks in a recurring role.
Inspired by The Big Payback, a narrative history of the hip-hop business written by journalist Dan Charnas, The Breaks is executive produced by Seith Mann (The Wire) and John J. Strauss (Mozart in the Jungle). The series, a follow to VH1’s original film which aired earlier this year, will…


Psycho Las Vegas day 3 review: Alice Cooper, Sleep, Candlemass, Baroness & more

While the Friday and Saturday of Psycho Las Vegas flew by with nearly wall-to-wall exciting bands, for whatever reason Sunday had a bit more down time. It was a nice way to cap the fest, with some real heavy hitters like Sleep and Candlemass, some smaller but still excellent bands on the Vinyl stage, and by far the most insane show I have ever seen courtesy of Alice Cooper

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Donald Trump Says He and Mexican President Discussed Wall, But Not ‘Payment’

Donald Trump sounded more cooperative toward working with Mexico after he held a surprise meeting in Mexico City with the country’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, just hours before the Republican nominee is to give a major speech on immigration. “We did discuss the wall. We didn’t discuss payment of the wall,” Trump said in a… Read more »

USA Network’s ‘The Tap’ Sets Cast, Director

USA Network’s drama pilot “The Tap” has secured a director and principal cast, Variety has learned. Simon Cellan Jones, whose credits include “Boardwalk Empire” will direct the pilot, which is set at Yale University circa 1969 against the backdrop of the cultural and political unrest of the era. Hailing from Universal Cable Productions, “The Tap” has… Read more »

‘Game Of Thrones’ Adds Jim Broadbent For Season 7

Oscar winner Jim Broadbent is checking off a crucial box on his respected British character actors bingo card, joining the cast of HBO’s Game of Thrones for the show’s seventh season in an as-yet unspecified role.
As is traditional for the long running show, details about Broadbent’s character have not been revealed except that the role is confirmed to be significant. Casting descriptions sent out in recent months for season 7 have been vague. Complicating things further…


AMC Offers Reserve Seating at All Manhattan Theaters

For New Yorkers, going to the movies often means camping out for an hour before the show starts. Stragglers know that arriving late can be the difference between seeing the movie unfold in comfort and watching the action from the front row, with their necks craned uncomfortably heavenward. “Growing up the rule I had with… Read more »

Mall Giant Westfield Corp. Acquires Broadway’s ‘Purple’ Producer Scott Sanders Productions

Attention shoppers! Tony-winning Broadway producer Scott Sanders has sold his self-named company to Westfield Corporation, which builds and operates malls from Los Angeles’ Century City to the redeveloped World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan.
New York-based Westfield announced today that Sanders, who won a best musical revival Tony Award in June for The Color Purple, has been named Westfield’s first-ever Creative Head of Global Entertainment. Scott Sanders…