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Cannes: Here come de Payne
Thu May 23
Irritating family guys and a loony blind cop make up today's report from the French film fest. Alexander Payne's latest, Nebraska, got under my skin in a very bad way (like bad bad). But I did find several things to like in Johnnie To's oddball cop comedy, Blind Detective. Your daily Cannes report is here. Read more of our dispatches See more in Film You might also like Review: Star Trek Into Darkness The 50 most classic movie mothers Review: Frances Ha The 100 best films set in New York City
Arrested Development events: Where to spend time with the Bluths this week
Wed May 22
Don't make a huge mistake: Catch up on the show's first three seasons, show off your AD knowledge at trivia and more events. Guys! The new season of Arrested Development is coming in four days! This is how that news makes us feel: (via Buzzfeed) It's guaranteed that on Sunday, most fans will be holed up in their apartments, glued to Netflix (maybe with some cornballs or a batch of hot ham water) immediately after the show goes live, but if you want to mingle with fans beforehand—or discuss whether or not you actually liked season four afterward—here are a few places to do it: The Paley Center goes all-out on Saturday with a marathon of fan-favorite episodes (we're hoping for "Motherboy XXX"), trivia and more for die-hard fans. Costumes are encouraged—and we bet it'll be warm enough to bust out some denim short-shorts for the occasion. The Paley Center for Media, 25 W 52nd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (paleycenter.org). May 25 12:30–6pm; $10, seniors and students $8, children under...
An overproduced dud and a bleak delight at Cannes
Wed May 22
Our critic views the latest works from Nicolas Winding Refn and Claire Denis I'm back with another Cannes dispatch for you. Sadly, Nicolas Winding Refn's highly anticipated Only God Forgives is a tedious display of machismo. Better you turn to the ladies: Claire Denis stuns with her challenging yet rewarding noir The Bastards. Click here to read the dispatch. Read more of our dispatches See more in Film You might also like Review: Star Trek Into Darkness The 50 most classic movie mothers Review: Frances Ha The 100 best films set in New York City
Bryant Park Film Festival lineup: Tootsie, E.T. and more
Wed May 22
The alfresco screenings begin June 17 and happen every Monday at dusk. One of summer's most popular events—seriously, have you tried getting a seat here?—returns on June 17: Bryant Park's weekly outdoor film screenings kick off with a showing of the 1982 Dustin Hoffman-starring comedy Tootsie, and continue with plenty of classic dramas, sci-fi flicks and more. Movies begin at dusk, but the lawn in Bryant Park opens at 5pm—and yes, it fills up quick, so plan to get a seat early if you want a seat at all. The full lineup is below: June 17: TootsieJune 24: Invasion of the Body SnatchersJuly 1: FrenzyJuly 8: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate FactoryJuly 15: Hush…Hush, Sweet CharlotteJuly 22: The African QueenJuly 29: A Foreign AffairAugust 5: Norma RaeAugust 12: The WomenAugust 19: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial You might also like Brooklyn Bridge Park announces its outdoor film-screening lineup Summer in New York: Your guide to fun in the sun Summer in New York is almost upon us—finally!...
Everyone is talking about GIFs today so here are some GIFs we love
Wed May 22
These are the animated images currently blowing up our web browsers Thanks to a New York Times interview with Steve Wilhite, the creator of the GIF, as well as his acceptance speech at last night's Webby Awards—"It's prounounced 'jif,' not 'gif'"—the Internets have been abuzz today with debates over how to say the damn word. Rather than wade into that conversation (because, confession: we don't care how it's pronounced, y'all do you), we took this as an opportunity to collect some of the GIFs that TONY editors have been IMing to one another around the office lately—because who doesn't love a good old-fashioned mid-week GIF party? (via Vulture) (via animatedtext.tumblr.com) And finally: (via Jif You might also like Photos: Bodega cats of New York Meme artwork (slide show) Photos: Algonquin Hotel's Cat Fashion Show See cats in ridiculous—and adorable—outfits from the Algonquin Hotel's annual Cat Fashion Show. RECOMMENDED: Check out New York's cutest animals Each year, the...