Friday, March 31, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
In addition to film classics, the theater will also play foreign and indie titles. “We feel the indie film community is underserved in terms of the number of screens there are in Manhattan,” said Cohen. “The proximity to [New York University] means there will be a natural audience of film lovers.” Terms of the sale were not disclosed. The Quad will begin a top-to-bottom renovation in 2015, Cohen said, and will be outfitted with the latest in digital projection and sound. One screen will still be able to show film prints. The name will remain unchanged. It marks Cohen’s third foray into theatrical exhibition, having previously overseen the renovation of New York’s Academy Theater at Lighthouse International and the building of the SilverScreen Theater inside the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Cohen said the theater’s original owner, Maurice Kanbar, turned down higher offers for the property because he was persuaded the developer would be a good steward. “This is a passionate labor of love for me,” said Cohen. “It was his baby and I’m the new parent.”
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
A remake of cult 80s action film Escape from New York is coming to cinemas, with Robert Rodriguez lined up to direct it. Directed and co-written by horror veteran John Carpenter, the original Escape from New York was released in 1981. The film is set in the then-future of 1997, and follows the attempt by soldier-turned-criminal Snake Plissken (played by Kurt Russell) to rescue the president of the United States (Donald Pleasence) after Air Force One crashes in Manhattan, which has been transformed into a maximum security prison. The film became a cult classic.
Monday, March 27, 2017
American Sculptor and Performance Artist
Chris Burden has produced some of the most shocking works in the history of twentieth century American art, including spending five days and nights in the fetal position inside a locker, having a spectator push pins into his body, being "crucified" to a Volkswagen Beetle, being kicked down two flights of stairs, and even having himself shot. The challenge for viewers is to try to understand such troubling and seemingly "inartistic" gestures. Such an understanding is made possible by seeing these works within the context of Conceptual art during the 1970s, where artists concerned themselves with art based on ideas and action rather than objects created for an elite art market. Additionally, the violent images of the war in Vietnam and the television media in general provided a background setting for Burden. His work further challenges viewers to take stock of their own moral compasses and widen their understanding of the ways in which it is possible for art to serve humanity.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
remember the Depp try at this one ?
Gilliam just ain't letting go of this thing huh.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
Sean Spicer seems to have the toughest 'day job' in the world right now (based on the televised daily scrutiny that hurts so much to watch). God bless him. I hope that he enjoys his weekends and plays some mini golf, or some war games Nintendo, or some toy water pump gun games on the front WH lawn or plays with at least sumthin' or somebody, maybe spitball with an underpaid White House tour guide- anything! Oh Spicey, oh Spicey. Well, at least you get to see that hottie Margaret Brennan sittin' in the front row of your bbq grilling everyday. Lucky dog.