Tuesday, May 21, 2024

James Bond NY Premiere Postponed til Monday


Not even James Bond can overcome the ravages of Hurricane Sandy. The big premiere of “Skyfall,” the 23rd James Bond movie, has been postponed until Monday November 5th. The premiere is a fundraiser for the Tribeca Film Institute and expected to be a boon for the organization.

But Sony couldn’t all the talent in from London–Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Sam Mendes, et al– plus even though the Ziegfeld and Museum of Modern Art are uptown, New York is still in a state of disarray concerning transportation.

On the upside, the “Skyfall” premiere conflicted with Jessica Chastain’s opening Thursday night on Broadway in “The Heiress.” Now the “Skyfall” audience will only have to worry about not partying too late–they have to vote the next morning.

Meantime, Tribeca Films is getting ready to release “Struck by Lightning” next month. The comedy, directed by Brian Dannelly and written by young Chris Colfer from “Glee,” is a must-see this fall. It’s very much the “Little Miss Sunshine” of this season.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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