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Henry’s Crime Film Review: Sad Keanu No More?

Keanu Reeves’ new flick, Henry’s Crime, was shot locally in Tarrytown, NY. See what Poptional Reading thought of it

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Mildred Pierce in Peekskill: Kate Winslet Films in Hollywood on the Hudson (VIDEO)

Peekskill in Westchester County is transformed into 1930s Hollywood for Kate Winslet’s latest series, Mildred Pierce

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Singin’ in the Rain

Poptional Reading reviews Singin’ in the Rain, now playing at Westchester Broadway Theatre

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The Creepiest DVD Commentary Ever

If a movie about a suspected killer featured said suspect on its commentary track... would you listen to it?

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Trump for President

Would you vote for Donald Trump for president?

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Help in the Pacific

Instead of buying a movie ticket this week, Poptional Reading suggests you give your dollars to one of these causes to support the earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan

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Spring Movie Preview

Some interesting films are on tap for March and April — read on

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Melissa Leo F*@#$ Up at the Oscars

The Valley’s best supporting actress drops the F-bomb and the Facebook movie’s director (and local resident) hears the music

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Theater Review: I Do! I Do!

Poptional Reading reviews I Do! I Do!, now showing at the Westchester Broadway Theatre

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Why Hello, Grammys

From Arcade Fire’s big upset to Lady Gaga’s incubation period, here’s our unapologetically late Grammy Awards roundup

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The Super Bowl of Kids’ Books

We avoided the Super Bowl in favor of super books. Who needs the Vince Lombardi trophy when you’ve got the Youth Media Awards?

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Awk-berg! Mark Zuckerberg on SNL

Mark Zuckerberg makes his (real) big screen debut. What did you think?

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Valley Actors at Sundance

Paul Rudd, Melissa Leo, Stanley Tucci, and Vera Farmiga all represent the Hudson Valley at this year’s Sundance Festival in Park City, Utah

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The Valley Wins the Gold!

Did any of you catch the Golden Globes on Sunday (or were you all tuckered out from watching the Jets beat the Patriots)? If you skipped the awards, I’ll fill you in on the only awards you need to know about: The ones with local connections!

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Keanu’s Crime in Our ’Hood

Is Keanu’s new action flick, Henry’s Crime — which was shot in Tarrytown — a crime in itself?

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We Say Westchester, Filmmakers Say Depresschester

Is the lower Hudson Valley really that depressing?

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Marisa LaScala

Marisa LaScala
Elmsford, NY


Associate Editor Marisa LaScala joined Westchester magazine in 2003, and ever since she's blown every paycheck at the Greenburgh Multiplex. She also staunchly defends Richard Kelly, doesn't mind spoiling the endings of trashy movies you're curious about but don't want to pay to see, wishes the Hold Steady would come back and rock out Westchester, misses Arrested Development more than anyone can imagine, and still watches cartoons and Saturday Night Live. You can find more of her cultural criticism at www.popmatters.com, where she is a staff writer.

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