Bryan Pace for New York Daily News 25-year-old Shelly Scarlet dressed as “Red Sonia”. Organizers estimate around 125,000 people will have filed through the convention center over the sold-out four days ending Sunday making it the second largest nerdfest in the country behind the Hulk-sized San Diego Comic Con. Bryan Pace for New York Daily News 28-year-old Ken Crofton dressed as Thanos. But one thing San Diego cant match are the Big Apple beauties. Bryan Pace for New York Daily News 28-year-old Mariana Li as Superwoman. Marisa Semioli, 20, of Staten Island endured plenty of cat calls on the way to the convention floor in her latex and faux-fur Black Cat costume, including from a few uncultured clods who confused her with Catwoman. I got a lot of, I could be your Spider-Man, she said as she was flocked by admirers Saturday. You feel like youre the character, its a great feeling. Bryan Pace for New York Daily News Yaya Han dressed as Madam Hydra. RELATED: WHAT THE TREK IS GOING ON! Pratt Institute student Molly Glover, a huge Game of Thrones fan, recruited seven friends from school to form a human Iron Throne from the HBO fantasy series. The 20-year-old budding costume designer started in August and made the costume out of fabric and spray-painted pool noodles. Bryan Pace for New York Daily News 25-year-old Sarah Nielsen dressed as Black Widow. I wanted to find people who were willing to contribute and all of my friends graciously accepted, said Glover. Bryan Pace for New York Daily News Stacey Weiland dressed as Mad Moxie from the video game Borderlands.
our editor recommends New York Film Fest: Doc Contenders ‘Tim’s Vermeer,’ ‘The Square’ Screen Back-to-Back The film, which will be released by Warner Bros. on Dec. 18, stars Joaquin Phoenix as a man who rebounds from a divorce (from Rooney Mara) by dating his advanced operating system (voiced by Scarlett Johansson). It was introduced by Jonze — who brought out Phoenix and costars Amy Adams, Mara and Olivia Wilde, but, appropriately enough, not Johansson (who is in production on another film in London). And when it ended, it was greeted with a lengthy ovation that audibly increased when the spotlight was shone on the talent in a box above the rest of the audience. As the spotlight faded out, Jonze (a best director Oscar nominee 14 years ago for Being John Malkovich) could be seen hugging Phoenix (a best actor Oscar nominee last year for The Master); both men clearly invested a lot of heart and soul into the project. FILM REVEW: Her At the film’s after-party, which was held at the trendy bar at the Top of the Standard Hotel, guests — including Paul Dano and Edward Norton, as well as Wilde’s fiance, SNL alum Jason Sudeikis — chatted about the thought-provoking concept at the center of the film. In the theater, there had been snickers at some aspects of the story, which asks audiences to believe that an operating system might one day be developed that can not only converse with its user but also love and be loved by him (sort of the 2.0 version of 2001: A Space Odyssey’s HAL). But there was also a sense that perhaps such a way of life is not that far into the future, since one can’t walk down a New York City block today without feeling like everyone else’s head is buried in their phones. Already, we live in a world in which we are more technologically connected with each other than ever before, but also less comfortable having real-world interactions with one another than we have been in a long time. Perhaps the logical next step is for some to take their relationships with their smartphones to the next level? In terms of awards, I imagine that this film will meet a fate somewhat similar to that of another recent out-there love story that depended upon a strange screenplay and brave and sensitive lead performance: Craig Gillespie’s Lars and the Real Girl (2007), in which a man falls in love with a blow-up doll that he bought online. That film was more appreciated by critics than it ever was by the public or awards voters, but, at the end of the day, it did snag a best original screenplay Oscar nom for Nancy Oliverand BFCA, Golden Globe and SAG Award noms for best actor Ryan Gosling — although recognition for this one may be slightly harder to come by since many Academy members are older and somewhat technologically-challenged, which will make the premise seem even weirder to them, and because this year’s best actor field is as competitive as it has ever been.
New York Times Square Hotel Pairs Wonderful Food, With Unbeatable Views in R Lounge
And for guests who like their food simply composed but carefully crafted, R Lounge offers an exclusive Blue Ribbon menu developed by the legendary Bromberg Brothers of New York City’s Blue Ribbon Restaurants. Dishes like the famous Northern Fried Chicken Wings with Blue Ribbon Mexican honey and Smoked Salmon Toast with three-onion cream and capers capture the mouthwatering elegance of comfort food done well. After dessert, a few steps will bring guests into the heart of the city’s theater district where they can find shows, bars and clubs for everything from comedy to dancing. But all that can wait, of course, if there’s an event happening at R Lounge. This party venue regularly hosts events that let guests take a unique bite out of the Big Apple in Times Square. On October 17, for example, DJ Lox Luther will have the place swaying to the trendiest beats. A few days later on October 22, Gallo Winery will host a tasting, followed by 1800 Silver Tequila on October 29. Quirkier offerings, like the tarot-card reading on October 24, only enhance the vibe of this cultural destination. On holidays, however, this NYC event venue pulls out all the stops. On Halloween, DJ Danny Estrella creates his trademark sultry sounds for the night. And New Year’s Eve puts guests in the front row for the biggest party in the world, while they watch first-hand as the Times Square ball momentously drops. Being in the center of it all certainly has its perks. About the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel Visitors to New York City want a hotel that offers the style of the big city, the comforts of home and a location that puts them in the center of the scene. At the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel, travelers get all of that — and more.