Edit ModuleShow Tags


Westchester's Pop Culture

Finally! A Different Story Set in Sleepy Hollow

Comments

Why Do Movies Always Want to Smash New York?

In a weekend thick with big pop-culture and other attention-grabbing events, The Avengers still managed to dominate, walking away with the title of Best Opening Weekend of All Time. The movie made a little more than $200 million, soundly trouncing the previous record-holder, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and its $169 million opening-weekend haul.

Comments

Why You Shouldn't See The Avengers in IMAX

Another summer, another slate of movies trying to up-sell you on bells and whistles, like 3D and IMAX. First up on the blockbuster agenda is The Avengers, which, having not even opened on a single theater in the United States, has already grossed nearly $180 million worldwide. Iron Man & Co. doesn't need your 3D IMAX dollars—but should you give it to them anyway?

Comments

We Need a Girls of Our Own

Comments

What Archie and Goodnight Moon Have in Common

Comments

Zip it! Local Filmmakers Premiere Documentary at Tribeca

Quick: Do you know who sat in Rush Limbaugh's radio-host chair before the big dittohead? Three local filmmakers—Seth Kramer of Red Hook, New York; Daniel A. Miller of Cold Spring, New York; and Jeremy Newberger of Yorktown Heights, all from the Garrison, New York-based Ironbound Films—certainly do. The three were fans of the controversial Morton Downey, Jr. long before they knew each other. Recently, they made a documentary about the firebrand talk show host. Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie will have its premiere on April 19 at the Tribeca Film Festival, which will also host three other screenings of the movie.

Comments

Theater Review: Legally Blonde at the Westchester Broadway Theatre

Comments

Mad Men Returns

Comments

What's Left After The Hunger Games?

This weekend sees the release of The Hunger Games, and it looks like it's going to be a big-movie weekend. Box-office watchers have breathlessly reported that advance tickets are selling like hotcakes, outpacing the presales for that other YA-book-series-turned-movie-franchise that shall remain nameless (the one with the sparkly vampires). The Hunger Games movie could well make $90 million its first weekend, which would be huge. That's what the first Harry Potter made in its opening weekend.

Comments

TED Talks About Our Area

Comments: 1

Spring Blockbusters: Is March the New May When It Comes to Movies?

Nothing is more dependable than the movie-release calendar. It heralds the changing of the seasons more reliably than tides, bird migrations, or the blossoming of local flora.

Comments

How Did Westchester Do at the Oscars?

Comments: 1

Are Any Grammy Award Winners From Our Area?

I know that, like a good parent thinking about her offspring, I, as a pop-culture blogger, should love all awards presentations equally. But, in truth, I hate the Grammy Awards.

Comments

The Super Bowl Ads You Didn't See: 2012

There are many reasons you may have paid attention to the Super Bowl. Most likely, you were interested in the game. (Hopefully, you're a Giants fan—hooray for Big Blue!) If not, you may have been into the spread of cheesy, caloric snacks. You may've had some money on the game, or some crazy aspect of it. You might be a Madonna/Kelly Clarkson/bird-flipping MIA fan. You may've gone to a party with a secret agenda to get people to flip to the Puppy Bowl during the slow bits.

Comments

Hastings Native Wins Sundance Grand Jury Prize

It's a good time to be a local filmmaker. Last week, three Westchester natives woke up to news about their Oscar nominations. Bedford resident Glenn Close received a nod for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her Albert Nobbs.

Comments

Edit ModuleShow Tags


Westchester's Pop Culture

About This Blog

Marisa LaScala

Marisa LaScala
Elmsford, NY

Articles Editor Marisa LaScala joined Westchester Magazine in 2003, and ever since she's blown every paycheck at the Greenburgh Multiplex. She also staunchly defends Richard Kelly, doesn't mind spoiling the endings of trashy movies you're curious about but don't want to pay to see, wishes the Hold Steady would come and rock out Westchester, misses Arrested Development more than anyone can imagine, and still watches cartoons and Saturday Night Live. You can find more of her cultural criticism at www.popmatters.com, where she is a staff writer.

Recent Posts

Archives

Feed

Atom Feed Subscribe to the Poptional Reading Feed »

Edit Module Edit Module
Edit Module