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The Taking of Pelham 123

Astoria Characters: The Man in Transit

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.04.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

You can get mad. You can get sad. You can get even. Or, like Clif Militello, you can do all three. By writing a book. Of fiction (wink, wink).

Astoria Characters: On the Street Where I Live

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Astoria isn't Mayberry or even Lake Wobegon. It's more like Alice's Wonderland, but you don't have to go down a rabbit hole to get here. Astoria comes to you, and once it grabs you, it never lets you go.

Transformers 2 barely beats Ice Age 3 while Public Enemies opens strong. The 4th of July, 2009 weekend box office in review.

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Due to the fact that the top two films (Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) are literally tied at $42.5 million, I'm ignoring the rankings and just concentrating on the numbers.

Meditations on a Remake: The Taking Of Pelham 123

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

I have to admit it: the new Taking Of Pelham 123 wasn't as bad as I thought it might be.

Best New York Movies (SLIDESHOW, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Cara Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Directors have struggled to capture the essence of New York City since the first talkie, The Jazz Singer, was set here in 1927. At turns romantic and ...

'Hangover' Upset: Comedy #1 For Second Weekend

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "The Hangover" is not going away any time soon. The bachelor-bash comedy remained No. 1 at the weekend box office with $32.8 mill...

Denzel Washington: John Travolta Struggling Over Son's Death

people.com | Scott Huver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Just over two weeks ago, Denzel Washington spoke on the phone with John Travolta though it was Travolta, grieving over the death of his son, who did m...

Give Reboots the Boot

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As much as I enjoyed Star Trek, it was a guilty pleasure. Here was yet another movie that was devoted to selling us something we already had.