Writer/director Woody Allen (Annie Hall, Manhattan) has had a pretty solid streak since Midnight in Paris and Blue Jasmine both won Oscar awards. His latest project is a dramatic comedy following a young Bronx native who moves to 1930s Hollywood to follow his successful uncle, who is a Hollywood agent. Instead, he falls in love with his uncle’s secretary and upon returning to New York, becomes engulfed in the high-society night club scene in Manhattan. The film features an all-star cast, including Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Zombieland), Kristen Stewart (Twilight, Snow White and the Huntsman), Steve Carell (Foxcatcher, The Big Short), and Blake Lively (The Town, The Age of Adaline). Continue reading →
A new biographical drama titled Papa Hemingway in Cuba is opening in select theaters this Friday. The film comes from indie producer/director Bob Yari (Crash, The Illusionist) about young journalist Ed Meyers who, in 1959, travels to Havana to meet his idol Ernest Hemingway in the midst of the Cuban Revolution. Yari directed the film from a script that was written by an old friend of Hemingway, himself: a war correspondent named Denne Bart Petitclerc, who sadly was never able to get the project into full production before he died. Starring in the lead roles of Meyers and Hemingway are actors Giovanni Ribisi (Saving Private Ryan, Avatar) and Adrian Sparks (The Manhattan Project, The Purge: Anarchy), who are supported by James Remar (X-Men: First Class, Django Unchained), Joely Richardson (The Patriot, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Shaun Toub (The Kite Runner, Iron Man 3), and Minka Kelly (Just Go With It, The Path). Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter, Mariel Hemingway, is also making a cameo appearance in the film. The trailer is available on MADE. Be sure to look for it in theaters in your area this weekend.
A new adaptation of author Patricia Highsmith’s times-testing novel, The Price of Salt, is seeing a limited release this Friday, November 20th in the form of a new drama titled Carol. Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy (Mrs. Harris) penned the script for the project, which was directed by Oscar-nominee Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven, I’m Not There) and stars Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett (Robin Hood, The Monuments Men) and Oscar-nominee Rooney Mara (The Social Network, Her) as an older, married woman and a department store clerk, respectively, who enter into an unconventional love affair in 1950s Manhattan. Along with the culture and societal norms of the times, their relationship becomes even more strained as Carol deals with possibly separating from her husband, and furthermore, loosing her daughter. Also starring in the film are actors Kyle Chandler (Zero Dark Thirty, The Wolf of Wall Street) and Sarah Paulson (Mud, 12 Years A Slave). The earned big nods at the Cannes Film Festival, winning selections for Best Film and Best Actress, and will see a limited theatrical release this Friday, with an expanded release possibly happening sometime in 2016. This one will be more of the more artfully crafted dramas from the looks of the trailer, and pretty intense subject matter, but if you’re in the mood for that with all this rain it’ll make for the perfect date movie. Keep an eye out for upcoming TV spots and a potential further release date. The trailer is available here on MADE. Enjoy!
Movie-goers in cities like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles and few other stranglers will be able to see the limited release of two new films this week. The Wolfpack is a biographical documentary from director Crystal Moselle (Frida, Excavating Taylor Mead) about a family of brothers who spend their childhood sheltered from society in an apartment in Manhattan and learning about the outside world by watching films and reenacting their favorite scenes with props and costumes; but when one of the brothers escapes to the outside, their world is quickly shaken. Making up the cast are the Angulo brothers Bhagavan, Govinda, Jagadisa, Krsna, Mukunda, Narayana. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for three others at the Seattle, San Francisco, and Edinburgh International Film festivals. The trailer is available here on MADE. Also being released this week is the new biographical drama Set Fire To The Stars about Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. The film comes from director and co-writer Andy Goddard (Stacey Stone, Downton Abbey) and co-writer Celyn Jones (who portrays Dylan Thomas in the film) about author John Brinnin’s journey to New York City to find and meet his poet-hero Thomas before his death. Brinnin is portrayed by Elijah Wood (Deep Impact, The Lord of the Rings), with Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes, Flight), Steven Mackintosh (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Underworld: Evolution), and Shirley Henderson (Trainspotting, Marie Antoinette) making up the rest of the cast. Be sure to check your local theater listings for showtimes in your area. Enjoy!
In the conclusion of Fresh Off The Boat: NYC, Eddie Huang takes us on a day in the life like tour of Manhattan. The episode begins at Eddie’s restaurant Baohaus as we get a quick look into his personal business venture. After some baos, the crew parades the streets of Chinatown in search of the more authentic alternative to Canal Street. Peep part 3 above and be on the look out for part 1 of Fresh Off The Boat: Detroit.
Location: 204 Varick Street, New York (SoHo) When: Tuesday, February 18th @ 8PM
Chicago’s own Vic Mensa will be hitting up SOB’s in New York City tonight for Hot 97’s, “Who’s Next Live”. The event will also feature the likes of Nitty Scott, Rugz D Bewler & KB Yung Hustle; with a DJ set from DJ Juanyto. We don’t usually post events that are as far out as NYC, but Vic is absolutely on fire right now. If you’re seeing this and you live in New York, you should definitely make it out for this one. Click the link below and keep an eye out for more from Vic Mensa.
As the east coast continues to get slammed by heavy snow fall, Casey Neistat of Nike decided to make the best out of the situation by grabbing his snowboard. A tow line and 1 jeep later and we’ve got a snow/wake board hybrid. Peep the clip above as Casey whips through NYC.
There’s no denying New York City’s incredibly large role in the culture that surrounds skateboarding. Whether it’s the free-roam playground like feel or the plethora of world famous spots, NYC has definitely proven itself as one of the best cities to skate. Over the last year, Jeremy Elkin has been working to put together a film entitled “The Brodies”. The piece features New York’s own Akira Mowatt, Leo Gutman & Rob Campbell among a few other guest spots. Peep the video above and keep an eye out for more as the weather starts to warm up.
Noisey’s 8 part documentary featuring Chicago’s underground hip hop scene continues with episode 3. Part 3 of “Welcome To Chiraq” starts right where part 2 left off, with the Global Gangsters talking about the issues plaguing the south side along with Peeda Pan of Glory Boys Entertainment. The rest of the episode is spent with Chief Keef as Noisey captures the events leading up to his show in New York City. Peep the video above and keep an eye out for the 4th installment.
Matt Long, a sandsculptor, has been going around Manhattan, NY making gigantic sand castles. Long has traveled through NY with his custom tools making these 18 ft sand castles for all to see. It is hard to comprehend how one could sculpt so well with sand, especially with the wind blowing through the city. I have to say, that is a pretty crazy job to have; you could say he is probably the best sandsculptor around.