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Fantastic Week for Movie Trailers

What an excellent few weeks for geeky sneak previews of upcoming movies! It's a good time to be a fan of superheroes, dinosaurs, science fiction, action/adventure, and anything else that would make the 12-year-old in all of us cheer.  Here are some of the trailers that debuted recently, making us count the days…

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Added by Nick Leshi on April 21, 2015 at 8:33am — No Comments

Highlights from the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

I'm glad to see the continuing success of the Tribeca Film Festival.  Created after the 9/11 attack, it has fulfilled its goal to give a financial lift to lower Manhattan, and it's brought some excellent cinema to our city. Here are just some of the many highlights from this year's event, which runs through April…

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Added by Nick Leshi on April 20, 2015 at 9:52am — 2 Comments

Back on Stage

I'm making my return to the stage this weekend as Buddy in "Big Game," part of the four short plays performed in Darknight Revisited.  The show is at the John DeSotelle Theater in Times Square (300 West 43rd Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan) for two nights only, April 17 and 18, 2015.  I'm also directing it. Tony Papadogiannis stars as…

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Added by Nick Leshi on April 16, 2015 at 12:03pm — 7 Comments

Daredevil Triumphant

The Man Without Fear, otherwise known as the comic book superhero Daredevil, seems to finally be earning some respect. The new Netflix series has generated mostly good reviews and, based on the first few episodes I've seen, has done justice (pun intended) to the blind attorney by day / masked…

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Added by Nick Leshi on April 15, 2015 at 12:33pm — 3 Comments

Best Cars in Popular Culture Entertainment

In commemoration of the New York International Auto Show taking place at the Javits Center, allow me to present to you my choices for the best cars in popular culture entertainment history. …



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Added by Nick Leshi on April 10, 2015 at 9:52am — 12 Comments

TV Shows They Should Revive

We are in the midst of a nostalgia trend, ladies and gentlemen.  I'm not just talking about reboots and remakes of old television favorites (although I'm still excited about The Twilight Zone coming back yet again); we're seeing the continuation of beloved series with the original cast returning to…

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Added by Nick Leshi on April 9, 2015 at 6:55am — 10 Comments

Guest Post: The Return of Star Wars

Thanks to my friend Vinny for today's excellent guest post about the imminent return of new  Star Wars movies. 



 
 
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Added by Nick Leshi on April 7, 2015 at 8:14am — 5 Comments

Feeling Old During the Nostalgia Trend

I've enjoyed all the revivals of entertainment from my younger days, but then I started feeling ancient.  It will be wonderful to see new episodes of Twin Peaks and The X-Files, but I will also realize that it's been decades since I first saw the originals. I'm thrilled to see Van…

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Added by Nick Leshi on April 2, 2015 at 6:29am — 19 Comments

Book Recommendations - March 2015

It's time to replenish the reading supply.  Here are some suggestions. 





Alfred Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too…

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Added by Nick Leshi on March 28, 2015 at 9:38am — 2 Comments

Actors Who Played Lex Luthor

The first image of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in the upcoming movieBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been revealed (scroll down to see it).  Here's a look at some of the other actors who have portrayed the Man of Steel's greatest nemesis.…

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Added by Nick Leshi on March 26, 2015 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

The Return of X-Files

I was more excited than I expected to be when I heard the news that The X-Files would be returning to television as a limited series.  What started out as a brilliant show in 1993, one of my favorites, fizzled…

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Added by Nick Leshi on March 25, 2015 at 1:43pm — 8 Comments

Review: Powers on PlayStation Network

Like many other media providers in the ever-changing entertainment landscape, the PlayStation Network is investing in original programming, hoping it will lure new viewers and subscribers, while…

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Added by Nick Leshi on March 23, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

American Titles

Hollywood loves generic titles for its movies and television shows. Right now I'm seeing a trend in the (over)use of the word "American."  We have American Horror StoryAmerican CrimeAmerican Dad, and The Americans.  Coming soon…

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Added by Nick Leshi on March 20, 2015 at 8:53am — 13 Comments

My Favorite Posts About Open Salon

Now that Salon.com has officially shut down its Open Salon blogging community, allow me to reminisce about its glory days.

Here are some of my favorite posts about that once great site.

What I've Learned During My First Week at…

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Added by Nick Leshi on March 16, 2015 at 6:58pm — 7 Comments

Remembering Roger Ebert

Even when the news came that Roger Ebert's cancer had returned, he still put on a brave front and looked toward the future. Despite announcing that he would have to cut back on his movie reviews, he still hoped to continue writing and was launching a…

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Added by Nick Leshi on April 4, 2013 at 8:01pm — 2 Comments

Is the Book Always Better?

The answer to my headline is "Yes, the book is always better than the TV or movie adaptation," we all know that.  Books offer more detail, they allow the reader to see the actual thoughts of the characters, and they spark the imagination far more…

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Added by Nick Leshi on March 27, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

More Sequels and Remakes

When I posted an essay on sequels, prequels, remakes, and adaptations, it sparke some interesting feedback. Hollywood continues to turn to itself for inspiration, afraid…

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Added by Nick Leshi on March 24, 2013 at 7:24pm — No Comments

I'm Moderating a Free Panel Discussion on Acting

If you're interested in a FREE panel discussion on ACTING, presented by Center Stage Playhouse, then swing by Bronx House at 990 Pelham Parkway South, Bronx, New York 10461, on Friday, March 22, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. I'll be moderating the discussion as…

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Added by Nick Leshi on March 21, 2013 at 6:58pm — 2 Comments

Late Night Free-for-All

In the so-called "good ol' days," there used to only be one undisputed King of Late Night Television, and his name was Johnny Carson.  Any rapscallions who dared attempt to usurp his mighty throne were doomed to failure. The gutters of late night were…

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Added by Nick Leshi on March 16, 2013 at 7:14pm — 3 Comments

Experiencing History through Media

We didn't need to be at the Vatican today to be a part of history -- we were all there in spirit with those huddled masses enduring the rain at St. Peter's Square to see Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina emerge in simple white garments as…

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Added by Nick Leshi on March 13, 2013 at 1:49pm — 2 Comments

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