Friday, January 28, 2011

The Illusionist

From the minds that brought the world "Les Triplettes de Belleville" appears "L'Illusionniste" or "The Illusionist." This is an inspiring and sad story of a Magic Man at the end of vaudeville when stage acts where struggling and T.V. was new. This french film with little subtitles was made from a script written in 1956 by mime, director and actor Jacques Tati. Directed by Sylvain Chomet the film comes to life with likable characters and beautiful watercolor backgrounds. This touching tale is now nominated for Oscar for the best Animated Feature film of the year. So go out and get some magic in your life with "The Illusionist."

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bad Biology With Frank Henenlotter In Person!!

Get ready for some Bad Biology! Come one and all to see this messed up sexual romp form the man that brought you Basket Case and Brain Damage in the 80's. Frank Henenlotter is said to be one of the best horror/comedy Directors, but he likes to think of his films as Exploitation films like the ones he would watch on 42nd street when he was young. Back in the '60's and 70's when Times Square was a different place. "I never felt that I made ‘horror films’, he has said. "I always felt that I made exploitation films. Exploitation films have an attitude more than anything – an attitude that you don’t find with mainstream Hollywood productions. They’re a little ruder, a little raunchier, they deal with material people don’t usually touch on, whether it’s sex or drugs or rock and roll." This weekend get your fill of sex and death at the Sunshine Cinemas on 2nd and Houston. Yes for just under ten dollars one gets all the drug-addicted penises and mutant babies you can stomach. Plus much, much more!! Director Frank Henenlotter will be there in person for a Q and A on Friday. R.A. the Rugged Man who helped write Bad Biology will also be around for this big night in the LES. Saturday has its own set of wild and strange appearances with Actresses Eleonore Hendricks, Playboy Bunny Rachael Robbins, B-movie Star Tina Krause, and the film's Sexy Hooker Vicky Wiese. One never knows there might Possibly be even more stars, freaks and musicians coming downtown this weekend for some Bad Biology.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Phebe's is a East Village Bar that changes with the City. From its humble beings to the new century Phebe's has been where to go on the Bowery for a good stiff drink and some grub. Getting its start as "the Old Landmark Restaurant Bar," where for 40 cents one could get the "Business Mans Lunch." (Tomato juice, soup & a roast) They Keep up this tradition with cheap eats all week long. With 1/2 off appetizers for Happy Hour. (4-8pm) Do not make the mistake of ordering to many, they are huge. Also check out the two for Tuesdays with Classic Burgers buy one get one free. (8pm-midnight) Threw the '70's the bar stayed true to the neighborhood by being the little gritty pub on the corner. Changing with the city it is not as down and out now with big windows and a heavy dark wood interior. They now even feature music on the weekends. This bar and grill makes good on its old school Corner of the Bowery. Not a dive bar, but a slice of downtown New York.

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Leopard Held Over With 3 More Days

This sweeping epic of a film was often compared to "Gone With the Wind" and one can see why. In "Wind" the Southern States are fighting to keep a way of life. The South is forced into change. As in The Leopard, where Sicily is in the mist of revolution. This is a time where old ideas are challenged and new blood is thrust into grand Society. “If we want everything to stay the same, everything must change.” Burt Lancaster plays Prince of Salina. A man that straddles two worlds, the old aristocratic world and the new free nation. The Leopard is a splendid Italian film based on Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa novel which is considered one of the most important novels in Italian history. Director Luchino Visconti brings this tale to the screen with beautiful Italian exteriors and lavish gold leaf interior's. The last third is a grand ball that's highlight is when Lacaster and his future daughter in law dance to a previously unknown Verdi waltz. Do not miss this extend run at the Film Forum you will find it beautiful, brilliant and moving.

HELD OVER! Till the 20Th!!
SHOW TIMES: 1:00, 4:30, 8:00