TV/Film

‘Stranger Things’ Lights up Delancey Street

Posted October 17, 2017 at 5:09 am

It’s T-minus ten days until Stranger Things returns for a second season. Last week, an intricate billboard of same appeared at the mouth of the Williamsburg Bridge on Delancey Street. Above the low-rise retail strip that houses Coco bubble tea and the endangered Happy Wok Chinese restaurant, among others. The advert includes profile cutouts of the […]

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The Metrograph Exhumes Stephen King Films for New October Scarefest

Posted October 12, 2017 at 5:08 am

Stephen King fans are in for a real treat this month. If floating through the recent rendition of It: Chapter One wasn’t enough to satiate the fear palate, well, fear not. The bard of horror who has kept us up walking the floors at night is returning to the silver screen once again. Locally. The Metrograph […]

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Why You Might See Emma Stone in the Bowery Subway Station Today

Posted September 15, 2017 at 5:03 am

Here’s why you might be late for work today. Emma Stone will probably be filming in the Bowery subway station of the JZ line. Indeed, the actress returns to the Lower East Side to shoot scenes for the forthcoming Netflix series, Maniac, a dark-comedy that co-stars Jonah Hill. Requisite signs are posted to street furniture […]

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Martin Scorsese Filming ‘The Irishman’ on Orchard Street Today (with De Niro, Pacino, Keitel, and Pesci)

Posted August 29, 2017 at 5:12 am

You might want to head down to Orchard Street today (near Broome), where production has begun on the new Netflix drama, The Irishman. The feature film is directed by Martin Scorsese, and sports a who’s-who from the gangster genre he helped create. Robert De Niro. Al Pacino. Harvey Keitel. Joe Pesci (who’s basically retired). It’s the […]

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Emma Stone Spotted at Cup & Saucer Yesterday While Filming Netflix Series ‘Maniac’

Last modified August 15, 2017 at 9:24 am

Seeing Cup & Saucer back open yesterday was little more than a tease. The luncheonette – pushed from Canal Street last month due to rent gouging – buzzed with activity. Yet not for public consumption. Netflix revived the Cup & Saucer with the singular purpose of shooting scenes for its mysterious new show, code-named “Ronald.” […]

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‘Who The F**ck Is That Guy’ Documentary Premieres in NYC and LA

Last modified July 19, 2017 at 10:39 am

At the CBGB Film Festival a little while ago (remember that?), we attended a talk and saw the raw cut of a documentary directed by Drew Stone, called Who the F**k Is That Guy: The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago. Tracing the story of a Puerto Rican gay teen who grew up in Hasidic-heavy Borough Park, […]

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It’s a Punk Rock Spectacular with ‘ReAgitator,’ Screening Saturday at Anthology Film Archives

Last modified June 29, 2017 at 10:21 am

A mad scientist resurrects a beautiful aristocrat who rebels, joins a cult of the undead, and resurrects a giant monster to destroy the world. You know, just your typical rom-com zombie adventure horror parody. That’s barely scratching the surface when describing ReAgitator: Revenge of the Parody, the latest film by 20-year-old indie filmmaker Dylan Mars Greenberg. Making […]

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You Can Now Watch LES-Based ‘Off Track Betty’ Online

Posted June 27, 2017 at 9:32 am

If you missed the showing of Clayton Dean Smith’s Off Track Betty at the Friends of the Elizabeth Street Garden Film Festival, you have another chance yet. Pulling down accolades from the 2016 Brooklyn Film Festival, the nineteen-minute short is now available for your online viewing pleasure, free of charge. The film tells the story of a longtime […]

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‘Mr. Robot’ Brought a Tower of Trash to Straus Square Last Night

Last modified August 27, 2017 at 4:44 pm

Did you see that massive pile of junk sitting in Straus Square? In case you were wondering, the tower of trash, so to speak, was actually set dressing for the Mr. Robot film shoot that happened around Seward Park yesterday. “No Parking” signs posted in the vicinity alerted residents to the show’s alias, “The Norwich […]

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‘Feminist Ticket Pricing’ and Assorted Entertainment at LES Film Festival’s ‘Ladies’ Night’

Posted June 15, 2017 at 9:33 am

Who run the LES – girls. Today more than ever, the world needs to uplift female identifying people. This is true in all professions and in every corner of the globe. Monday’s selection of the 2017 Lower East Side Film Festival was devoted to just that – progressing feminism in creative spaces, which, as illustrated […]

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