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Calling all movie buffs: The summer movie season is finally here! Kicking off May 3 with the premiere of "Iron Man 3," the next four months will see the release of everything from superhero flicks to ribald comedies to family-friendly fare.
In the video above, Newsday Westchester's Chris Serico and Kirthana Ramisetti take a look at the highly anticipated films that feature celebrities...Read more »
Hudson Valley homeowners Susan Sarandon and Robert De Niro are among the actors inviting you to “The Big Wedding,” in theaters Friday.
The movie is about a long-divorced couple, played by De Niro and Diane Keaton, who pretend they're still married to appease an important visitor. Adding to the hijinks: Sarandon’s and De Niro’s characters are dating. If the script's any good, hilarity ensues.
“The...Read more »
Yonkers has been the setting for quite a few high-profile film and television shoots in recent months, featuring movie stars such as Will Smith and Katie Holmes. So it’s only fitting that the city host the inaugural Yonkers Film Festival (dubbed YoFi Fest) this year, with the event taking place Oct. 11-13.
“We are thrilled to host our first, of hopefully many, film festivals here in Yonkers,”...Read more »
"Oblivion," the latest big-budget sci-fi epic to hit theaters, stars Tom Cruise as Jack, who's harvesting resources on a post-apocolypic Earth when he starts to question his assignment and identity.
The movie, which also stars Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko and Melissa Leo, opens in theaters today, and Newsday Westchester's got three fun facts about the movie.
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"Beasts of the Southern Wild" director Benh Zeitlin and "Blue Velvet" actress Isabella Rossellini are scheduled to appear and be honored at the Pelham Picture House's Big Night gala in Rye Brook on Saturday.
Zeitlin, who graduated from Hastings High School, earned Academy Award nominations for best director and best adapted screenplay (with co-writer Lucy Alibar) for "Beasts...Read more »
“True Story,” the movie starring Jonah Hill and James Franco, filmed scenes in Piermont Monday and will film in Sparkill today.
Shooting for “True Story," an adaptation of New York Times journalist Michael Finkel’s 2006 memoir of the same name, took place Monday in Piermont on Main Street near Village Hall. None of the film’s A-list cast was in attendance, nor is any scheduled to appear...Read more »
The MTV Movie Awards, the season premiere of "Nurse Jackie" and the series premiere of Anthony Bourdain's "Parts Unknown" are part of a fully loaded TV schedule with strong Hudson Valley connections this Sunday night.
Since the two series will broadcast more episodes in the weeks to come, let's start with the MTV Movie Awards. Anne Hathaway, who briefly attended Vassar...Read more »
In this special edition of the Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week, local celebrities ranging from Howard Stern to Joan Rivers were among those to take to Twitter to honor heralded film critic Roger Ebert, who died Thursday at age 70.
The following tweets are presented in chronological order. Because they involve HTML coding, this feature is best viewed with a Web browser.
Among the first...Read more »
"Saturday Night Live" star Bobby Moynihan stopped by the talk shows of Howard Stern and Artie Lange on successive weekdays to promote his supporting role in "The Brass Teapot," in theaters today.
In "The Brass Teapot," Moynihan plays Chuck, a friend of a poor married couple that finds a brass teapot at an antique shop, and discovers the teapot spills money whenever...Read more »
“Ain’t in It For My Health,” a new documentary about Levon Helm, who drummed and sang as a member of the seminal group The Band, will be screened at Upstate Films in Woodstock on Saturday, April 13 (132 Tinker St., 845-679-6608; upstatefilms.org).
Director Jacob Hatley filmed the Woodstock-based musician, who died of throat cancer at age 71 in April 2012, as Helm wrote and recorded his...Read more »