May 16, 2013 |
It is night in an upscale Manhattan apartment. A child, tucked safely into bed, drifts toward sleep to the sounds of her parents tearing each other apart in the next room. Her eyes close, the fighting rumbles on, their words wielded with lethal precision at each other's most vulnerable spots. We are in Maisie's world and about to find out in uncomfortable detail just "What Maisie Knew. " Directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel have created a smart - and smarting - film based on the novel "What Maisie Knew," one of Henry James' lesser-known works.
January 10, 2014 |
The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. FOR THE RECORD: Movie previews: A listing in the Jan. 12 Sunday Calendar Movie Sneaks section for the film "G.B.F. " had the names of the writer and director reversed. The writer of the teen comedy opening this weekend is George Northy, and the director is Darren Stein. - Jan. 17 Back in the Day An aspiring actor best known for his insurance commercials heads home to Indiana for his high school reunion and reconnects with his now-married friends and an old flame.
March 21, 2010 |
Redheads hold an iconic place in American pop culture. There's the voluptuous come-hither trappings of Rita Hayworth and cartoon sex bomb Jessica Rabbit; the comedic zaniness of Lucille Ball, Debra Messing, Carrot Top and Conan O'Brien; and the girl-next-door sweetness of '80s film princess Molly Ringwald. There's even a template for the icy redhead a la Marcia Cross and Julianne Moore. For all of these famous folks, it could be said that red hair is part of their brand. Naturally red hair is a rare commodity.
January 29, 2009 |
In his 30-year career as an actor, Liam Neeson has played his share of priests, rogue Irishmen and sexy professors. He earned an Oscar nomination in 1994 for his portrayal of Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List" and, more recently, loaned his unmistakable baritone to Aslan the lion in "The Chronicles of Narnia" series. Though he's played killers and sea captains, Neeson always seemed to underplay his formidable physicality.
August 16, 2013 |
As fall approaches, there has been lots of publicity about some high-end makeup launches by prestigious fashion designers, such as Michael Kors' Sexy, Sporty and Glam collections (available at Macy's and michaelkors.com ) and Marc Jacobs' 120-piece cosmetics collection (available at Sephora and marcjacobs.com ). Both collections went on sale this month, to much fanfare. But another notable cosmetics collection also launched this summer, a bit more quietly. It's from renowned makeup artist Pati Dubroff , whose celebrity clientele has included Katy Perry, Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron and Drew Barrymore.
January 9, 2014 |
Want to have lunch with Arianna Huffington and learn why success should mean more than money and power? It'll only cost a thousand dollars. The Huffington Post Media Group editor-in-chief and president is going out on a three-city tour with MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski called Third Metric Live. The topic? Expanding the definition of success. "We'll be opening up the conversation around all the ways our current definition of success is failing us," Huffington said in a statement. Huffington and Brzezinski will be joined on tour by speakers such as Aetna Chief Executive Mark Bertolini, designer Tory Burch, Glamour magazine Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive, LinkedIn Chief Executive Jeff Weiner and actress Julianne Moore. FACES TO WATCH 2014: Digital media The tour is part of the Huffington Post's push into live events and conferences. Those interested in hearing what Huffington and Brzezinski are preaching will need to open their wallets.