Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Les Misérables 2012 Film Still on the Big Screen!

This Big Budget Musical can still be seen in Cinemas around the world. As the Oscar's are coming up people will try to see this a contender for Best Picture on the big screen, which is well worth the trip to a theater. With this new Musical there are almost a dozen versions of the 1862 Victor Hugo story to watch, but the stage musical is still the best known. Cameron Mackintosh, the producer of that stage hit is the one that brings the world this over two hour film with 50 songs. He has built not only a full scale set, but also an all star cast. With Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway in the three main roles. Hugh Jackman known for his work on stage and screen takes the audience through the hard life of the runaway convict Jean Valjean. It seemed as if Anne Hathaway used her work on many award shows in the last two years as an audition for this role, but it worked and she really shines. Even Russell Crowe makes a good impression in his role of the inspector that follows his convict through the years. With Tom Hopper looking for his second Best Director Oscar the world wants to watch and see what will happen this year. Will the Best Picture Oscar go to a Musical for the first time in ten years?

Showing in NYC:
City Cinemas Village East Cinema
181-189 Second Avenue, New York, NY, United States - (800) 326-3264 ext. 2708

Friday, January 25, 2013

Must See in NYC - Roosevelt Island Tram

In NYC not everything is free, but there are a lot of things that are almost free. The Roosevelt Island Tram is one of them. This Tram lifts people over the city streets into the sky 250 feet over the East River. The Tramcar has been using the Queensboro Bridge to take passengers across the river 3,100 feet to Roosevelt Island for over 30 years. Take it as the Sun is setting and get a even better ride! The New York Times has said that it is "the most exciting view in New York City!" In 2002 the first Spider-Man Film used the Tram for Spider-Man's battle with the Green Goblin. This is when Mary Jane Watson was thrown off the Queensboro Bridge. This was not the first time Spider-Man had saved the tram. The Comic book had used it many times as a way for evil doers to hurt the people of New York City. So for the swipe of a Metro Card one can go for this 4 minute ride and see the streets from above. Then once on the Island pictures can be taken of Manhattan's famous skyline. From there one can take the ride back over the water or find the Underground and take the F Train to the next exciting place in this the Greatest City in the World.

**Two cabins make the run at fifteen minute intervals from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (3:30 a.m. on weekends) **Bicycles are permitted on the tram.