Mu Ramen (Long Island City) – I haven’t been yet but Chef Joshua Smookler is serving up what must be the tastiest and most decadent chicken wings around – deboned and stuffed with foie gras. See the article by Eater NY: http://ny.eater.com/2015/3/23/8278153/mu-ramens-foie-stuffed-wings-take-days-and-days-to-prepare#4700136
Brooklyn Fare Hell’s Kitchen – will it ever open? Still supposed to be March/April but blogs have been posting about an imminent opening date for two years.
Woman in Gold (opens April 1) – based on a true story, Helen Mirren plays an elderly Jewish woman who returns to Vienna six decades after WWII to reclaim a painting by Gustav Klimt “The Lady in Gold” which had been seized from her family by the Nazis. Ryan Reynolds plays the young lawyer who comes to her aid.
Furious 7 – Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Furious 7.
Last Knights (open April 3) – A fallen warrior (Clive Owen) rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master (Morgan Freeman), in this epic, sword-clashing adventure of loyalty, honor, and vengeance.
Skylight (open April 2) – stars Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy fresh from their critically acclaimed performances in London and directed by David Hare. Mr Nighy plays Tom Sargeant, an ex-lover of Ms. Mulligan’s character Kyra Hollis. Tom visits Kyra after his wife dies and the two spend and evening attempting to rekindle their relationship – only to find themselves locked in a battle of opposing ideologies. The production was hailed by The Mail on Sunday as “a scorching production—a brilliant play about changing and clashing values, and the true cost of love. Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan are sublime.”
Hand to God (opens April 7) – A hit off-Broadway which earned critics picks from The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Magazine the provocative Hand to God opens this week. The play is centered around Jason, a shy student who initially finds an outlet for his creativity in the Christian Puppet Ministry in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. When Jason’s hand puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality it throws Jason’s close relationships with friends and family into upheaval.
TV / DVD
The Imitation Game (released March 31): The story of legendary mathematician Alan Turing’s most famous feat: cracking the Nazi’s seemingly unbreakable “Enigma” code. If you haven’t seen it yet rent it and see why the film was nominated for eight academy awards.
Veep: The Complete Third Season (released March 31): The new season debuts on April 12. If you aren’t watching start now. Entertainment Weekly calls Julia Louis-Dreyfus “the greatest comedic actress of our time.”
Silicon Valley: Season 1 (released March 31): The new for Silicon Valley also debuts April 12th so get caught up now on Mike Judge’s HBO comedy about a group of California computer programmers trying to make it big.