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Vampire moc-doc a sly, touching take on friendship

Vampire moc-doc a sly, touching take on friendship

Thursday, March 19, 2015
“What We Do in the Shadows” is a slyly hilarious mockumentary about a group of vampires “flatting” together in Wellington, New Zealand.
 
British soldier in peril in action flick ‘71’

British soldier in peril in action flick ‘71’

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Jack O’Connell plays a new army recruit who is immediately shipped off to Belfast, where the sectarian conflict between Protestant loyalists, who want to stay part of the U.K., and Catholic nationalists is at its deadly peak.
 
Sean Penn gets to show off muscles in action film

Sean Penn gets to show off muscles in action film

Thursday, March 19, 2015
At one point in “The Gunman,” the new Sean Penn geopolitical thriller, our star goes surfing. It’s supposed to show he has a reckless side, since he’s surfing in unsafe territory, but it seems to have a larger, much more obvious purpose: To show us that Penn, at 54, is ripped. Very, very ripped.
 
Young adults help save the world again, but get beyond clichés near end

Young adults help save the world again, but get beyond clichés near end

Thursday, March 19, 2015
"Insurgent” doesn’t seriously diverge from the “Divergent/Hunger Games/Maze Runner” formula until its final act. Up until then, this “Divergent” sequel is Young Adults Save the World generic.
 
Irish folk tale turns into magical animated childhood fantasy

Irish folk tale turns into magical animated childhood fantasy

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Every scene is magical, every image a work of art in “Song of the Sea,” the latest Oscar-nominated feature from the folks who gave us “The Secret of Kells.”
 
Neil and Jane Golub named co-chairs of SPAC's ballet gala
COLONIE

Neil and Jane Golub named co-chairs of SPAC's ballet gala

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Neil and Jane Golub, known for their philanthropic work throughout the Capital Region, will be honored as co-chairs of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s 2015 New York City Ballet Gala
 
'Mad Men' exhibit shows Don Draper's world

'Mad Men' exhibit shows Don Draper's world

Thursday, March 19, 2015
You don't need to be mad about "Mad Men" to savor "Matthew Weiner's Mad Men" at New York's Museum of the Moving Image.
 
Play about family is both funny and traumatic

Play about family is both funny and traumatic

Thursday, March 19, 2015
“Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will,” a regional theater hit and Hollywood movie with Jeff Bridges, is coming to Schenectady Civic Players for the next two weekends.
 
‘Chicago’ takes satirical look at corruption
ALBANY

‘Chicago’ takes satirical look at corruption

Thursday, March 19, 2015
“Chicago The Musical” hits Albany’s Palace Theatre for shows on Friday and Saturday
 
ASO to perform reimagined Mozart Requiem
TROY

ASO to perform reimagined Mozart Requiem

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Sleeping Giant, a collective of six composers, has created an ending for Mozart's unfinished Requiem, which the Albany Symphony Orchestra will perform this weekend.
 
Palminteri says ‘Bronx Tale’ is true to life
SCHENECTADY

Palminteri says ‘Bronx Tale’ is true to life

Thursday, March 19, 2015
“A Bronx Tale” an off-Broadway hit and a film starring Robert DeNiro, is coming to Proctor's as a one-man play by author Chazz Palminteri, who also starred in the film version.
 
SARATOGA COUNTY

Saratoga County Restaurant Week begins Friday

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The sixth annual Saratoga County Restaurant Week kicks off this Friday and runs through Sunday, March 29.
 
Classic 1950s sci-fi films land at Proctors on Friday

Classic 1950s sci-fi films land at Proctors on Friday

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
It was probably British actor Michael Rennie’s finest moment on screen. Dressed in a silver space suit, he stood outside his massive flying saucer. A silent, 8-foot tall robot backed him up.
 
‘Starcatcher’ makes magic with minimal stage set

‘Starcatcher’ makes magic with minimal stage set

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Anyone showing up at Proctors on Saturday expecting to see a lot of 21st century, high-tech stage theatrics will be disappointed, Aisling Halpin warns.
 
'The Sound of Music' film celebrates a golden anniversary
NEW YORK

'The Sound of Music' film celebrates a golden anniversary

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The hills are alive with the sound of a big, lucrative anniversary.
 
 

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