Friday, July 23, 2010


His resume’ includes stints working as a personal chef for Leonardo DiCaprio, Jessica Alba & the casts of “30 Rock,” “The Soprano’s” & “Rescue Me,” but Patrick Barile is a Clifton guy at heart.
Starting his business 18 months ago delivering fresh made sandwiches & salads to local businesses, he has now opened up an upscale Bistro in one of Clifton’s historic buildings.
Avenue Bistro or Ave. B as the locals call it, is located at 25 Grunwald st, a difficult to get to one way street coming uo to Van Houten Ave. When asked, why here, his answer is always the same, “I love the fact that I am off the beaten path, when people finally find it they are so blown away that they feel the need to bring more people next time! Now on a Friday of Saturday you will have half of the tables filled with people who know each other. It is a place where you know when you will come you will be in good company!”
When you pull up to the place you would never know it is a restaurant, having to walk through a screen door & a heavy front door, you walk in to a room filled with a rustic charm. White table clothes, candles & fresh flowers on the tables, eclectic music playing through the speakers & local art that hangs on the walls.
The menu is a collaboration of American style food with an Italian influence. There are fresh seasonal salads, home made pastas & a supper menu with fresh fish choices & even a 24 oz Ribeye for $16. “Everything on the menu is done fresh & to order,” Barile says, “With only 40 seats there is no reason to do it any other way. All my ingredients are bought locally, daily & we prep everything in small quantities everyday.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Filmmaker Nicholas Boise Currently on movie set in Rochester, New York and filming this winters new upcoming thriller/Mystery feature film “Morgan Family Picnic” Taking some time to sit with us and letting us snap a quick picture while being mobbed by onlookers. We caught up with Boise who has been on the spooky set that revolves around a camp ground transformed into what one would say an extremely chilling atmosphere just being there behind the scenes was making our minds wander with anticipation at this old abandoned and gloomy area that has been molded into a Hollywood film set. With lots of spectators and film crews running around surrounded by many lights and cameras, Boise was able to talk with us for a moment as we were eagerly waiting to find out more about “Morgan Family Picnic” and what better way than being there right in the middle of the all action. Pleased to say we were able to find out so much more about this new Suspenseful film. A newly mutated flu virus threatens to wipe humans of the face of the earth. Four hours after contact the infected humans will display extreme flu like symptoms. By the eighth hour the infected has a 108 degree fever which destroys most brain function. Twelve hours after contact their temperature stabilizes at 104 and an overwhelming desire for raw meat consumes them. Young girls seem to have less effect to the virus and in some cases can still speak. These special girls form human flesh eating clans. Within days the newly born virus has spread out control. Can the humans find a way to remain alive? Or maybe one girl will unite all of the infected into an immense clan that will conquer all. “Morgan Family Picnic” will be out early winter of 2011. Produced by Boise & MM Mayhem Films the compact cast stars Theresa Galeani, Keith Collins, Madelaine Kemp, & Austin Handfield with special appearances by many others “Morgan Family Picnic” is directed & written by Nicholas Boise. We look forward to seeing “Morgan Family Picnic” this winter. Sounds like one movie thrill ride not to be missed!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

‘Salt’ Leaves a Sour Taste

Angelina Jolie is a beautiful actress, a talented actress, but ‘Salt’ was a bad choice for the Super Mom-Beauty. Jolie has proven herself a capable action star in ‘Mr. And Mrs. Smith’ and ‘Wanted’. With news everywhere about current Russian spies within the United States it seems somewhat appropriate that a film about that subject is premiering now. Jolie plays CIA officer Evelyn Salt who is accused of being a Russian spy. She is forced on the run by her own government and attempts to prove her innocence. Ultimately, lets face it, Angelina is no 007. My opinion, waste of $100 million dollars in this economy.

‘Despicable Me’ Not Despicable at All

Hilarious and all age appropriate, ‘Despicable Me’, may be the perfect summer comedy. This film finds comedy in moments between characters, every day activities, the sort of humor found in most feature films, instead of relying on site gags like most animated features. The 3D version is a waste, but please, take my advice and shell out the dough. Your young one’s will giggle at the animation while you teens and parents will appreciate Steve Carrell’s brilliant voice over and the outstanding writing. All in all, perhaps the best movie out this summer.


“GO FOR IT!” Written and Directed by Carmen Marron
Night after night, Carmen and her friends tear up the dance floor at the local club. By day, she works at a grocery store to put herself through junior college and fulfill her immigrant parents’ dream for her to get an education and have a better life. But when one of Carmen’s professors catches her dancing, he challenges her to embrace a new destiny: that of a trained dancer at a formal dance school. Soon Carmen finds herself torn between her family’s working-class ways and her dream to dance.
This inspirational dance film has been winning Audience Awards at festivals around the country and is hoping to do it again at their New York premiere on July 29th & 30th at the HBO presents - New York International Latino Film Festival! "GO FOR IT" stars Aimee Garcia from "The George Lopez Show" with special appearances from America's Best Dance Crew "The Beat Freaks." Check out the trailer and screening times here:
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Monday, July 19, 2010

Celebrities - "CAUGHT IN THE ACT"

Mario lopez at mur.mur it atlantic city....Kellan Lutz With AnnaLynn McCord celebrating her birthday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas....CC Sabathia celebrating his birthday at 40/40 club in NYC with Alex Rodriguez....The Naked Cowboy at the 2010 jamacia underwear run NY....Muscle man Gregg Valentino flexing his biceps at Foundation Lounge NYC…Kendra Wilkinson Signing copies of her new book in Miami…

James Gammon passes

Actor James Gammon, best known as coach Lous Brown in the Major League film died Friday at his daughter’s home in Costa Mesa, Ca. He was 70 years old and passed after a long battle with cancer. He will be missed.


Actor Keith Collins and Gregg Valentino

Director/Writer Geraldine Winters, Jason Prager,& Guests

Saturday night was a mob scene at new hip New York City hotspot Foundation for the official cast party of the upcoming thriller “Pshycho-Path” patrons looked on with awe as the cast mingled and posed for pictures throughout the night. The film directed, written & produced by award winning filmmaker Geraldine Winters (Cownstrophobia & Non Compos Mentis) and stars Jason Prager of CW’s Beauty and the Geek, new rising star Keith Collins, Ashley Brooke & Bobby Max. Others in attendance at the event were the man with the biggest arms Gregg Valentino (from TLC’s Man who’s arms Exploded), Actress Theresa Galeani, Billy Garcia from (Survivor). Saturday nights event was one not to be missed as they all partied on till the wee hours in the am and many enjoyed foundations raised stripper pole which had ladies arguing to get a twirl on. “Psycho-Path” will be out this winter for more information on new lounge foundation log onto,
(Photo Credit- Steve Mack S.D. MACK PICTURES)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Breaking News

Although everything is still ‘in talks’, rumor is the Janis Joplin bio-pic is green-lit and set to star Amy Adams. Oddly, a very near likeness.

Nolan’s New Film a Hit

So far, summer films have been rough. However, it looks like ‘Inception’ may be breaking the badluck. Christopher Nolan’s new action adventure, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page takes a look where technology may take us in the future, a place where no one’s dreams are safe…and it does a great job. Nolan fantastically directs his cast of young people creating believable relationships and building tension for the epic climax. The film is complex and compelling. Please, if you are planning on spending a penny at the theater’s this summer, or $12 as it may be, it should be to see ‘Inception’.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Outstanding Comedy Series

"Curb Your Enthusiasm"


"Modern Family"

"Nurse Jackie"

"The Office"

"30 Rock"

Outstanding Drama Series

"Breaking Bad"


"The Good Wife"


"Mad Men"

"True Blood"

Outstanding Made for Television Movie


Georgia O'Keeffe


The Special Relationship

Temple Grandin

You Don't Know Jack

Outstanding Miniseries

"The Pacific"

"Return to Cranford"

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin for "30 Rock"

Steve Carell for "The Office"

Larry David for "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

Matthew Morrison for "Glee"

Jim Parsons for "The Big Bang Theory"

Tony Shalhoub for "Monk"

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Kyle Chandler for "Friday Night Lights"

Bryan Cranston for "Breaking Bad"

Matthew Fox for "Lost"

Michael C. Hall for "Dexter"

Jon Hamm for "Mad Men"

Hugh Laurie for "House M.D."

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Jeff Bridges for A Dog Year

Ian McKellen for "The Prisoner"

Al Pacino for You Don't Know Jack

Dennis Quaid for The Special Relationship

Michael Sheen for The Special Relationship

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Toni Collette for "United States of Tara"

Edie Falco for "Nurse Jackie"

Tina Fey for "30 Rock"

Julia Louis-Dreyfus for "The New Adventures of Old Christine"

Lea Michele for "Glee"

Amy Poehler for "Parks and Recreation"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Connie Britton for "Friday Night Lights"

Glenn Close for "Damages"

Mariska Hargitay for "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

January Jones for "Mad Men"

Julianna Margulies for "The Good Wife"

Kyra Sedgwick for "The Closer"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Joan Allen for Georgia O'Keeffe

Claire Danes for Temple Grandin

Hope Davis for The Special Relationship

Judi Dench for "Return to Cranford"

Maggie Smith for Capturing Mary

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Ty Burrell for "Modern Family"

Chris Colfer for "Glee"

Jon Cryer for "Two and a Half Men"

Jesse Tyler Ferguson for "Modern Family"

Neil Patrick Harris for "How I Met Your Mother"

Eric Stonestreet for "Modern Family"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Andre Braugher for "Men of a Certain Age"

Michael Emerson for "Lost"

Terry O'Quinn for "Lost"

Aaron Paul for "Breaking Bad"

Martin Short for "Damages"

John Slattery for "Mad Men"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Michael Gambon for "Emma"

John Goodman for You Don't Know Jack

Jonathan Pryce for "Return to Cranford"

Patrick Stewart for Hamlet

David Strathairn for Temple Grandin

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Julie Bowen for "Modern Family"

Jane Krakowski for "30 Rock"

Jane Lynch for "Glee"

Holland Taylor for "Two and a Half Men"

SofĂ­a Vergara for "Modern Family"

Kristen Wiig for "Saturday Night Live"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Christine Baranski for "The Good Wife"

Rose Byrne for "Damages"

Sharon Gless for "Burn Notice"

Christina Hendricks for "Mad Men"

Elisabeth Moss for "Mad Men"

Archie Panjabi for "The Good Wife"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Kathy Bates for "Alice"

Catherine O'Hara for Temple Grandin

Julia Ormond for Temple Grandin

Susan Sarandon for You Don't Know Jack

Brenda Vaccaro for You Don't Know Jack

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

"The Colbert Report"

"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"

"Real Time with Bill Maher"

"Saturday Night Live"

"The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien”

Outstanding Reality Competition Program

"The Amazing Race"

"American Idol"

"Dancing with the Stars"

"Project Runway"

"Top Chef"

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality - Competition Program

Tom Bergeron for "Dancing with the Stars"

Phil Keoghan for "The Amazing Race"

Heidi Klum for "Project Runway"

Jeff Probst for "Survivor"

Ryan Seacrest for "American Idol"

Outstanding Reality Program

"Antiques Roadshow"

"Dirty Jobs"

"Food Revolution"

"Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List"


"Undercover Boss"

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

MGM’s Financial Woes

The newest Bond film, “Bond 23” has been delayed, indefinitely, due to MGM’s financial problems. This is an enormous let down considering the amazing talent attached to the movie. Director, Sam Mendez (American Beauty, Revolutionary Road) and screenwriter, Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) were already lined up and had began the initial production when MGM broke the news. Is this the end of James Bond?

Monday, July 5, 2010


Actor Keith Collins has played many roles before but none like the one he has recently signed on to film. Currently on movie set in Newark, NJ and filming this summer’s new upcoming Horror/thriller feature film “Psycho-Path” We caught up with Collins who has been on the creepy set that revolves around a huge asylum transformed into what one would say an extremely chilling atmosphere just being there behind the scenes was giving us the chills at this rickety type area that was transformed into a Hollywood film set. With lots of spectators and film crews running around surrounded by big lights and many film cameras Collins was in wardrobe and getting ready to jump into his character as Professor Brett Wallace the skeptic out to debunk the supernatural/paranormal & was able to talk with us for a moment Eagerly waiting to find out more about “psycho-path” and what better way than being there right in the middle of the action. Pleased to say we were able to find out so much more about this new bone-chilling film. A paranormal investigator, two college professors, along with two students go to a remote building on the grounds of an abandoned mental asylum to investigate the disappearance of two of their colleagues. While there, they discover that inhuman experiments were carried out on the patients by an evil doctor who removed brain parts that rendered the subjects into little more than primitive monsters on a quest for "food." “Psycho-path” will be out winter of 2010. Produced by DGW Films psycho-path was written by award winning writer Geraldine Winters. The talented cast stars Keith Collins as (Brett Wallace), reality star Jason Prager of the CW’s (beauty and the Geek as Dr Raimee), Bobby Max as (Jake), Ashley Brooke as Kate & Lauren Riley as (Nurse Gretchen). “Psycho-Path” is directed by Geraldine Winters. We look forward to seeing “Psycho-Path” this winter. Sounds like one movie creep show not to be missed!!
(Photo Credit Derek Storm - Retna)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Kids only: ‘The Last Airbender’

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘The Last Airbender’ tells the story of the last avatar, a boy who can bend the elements to fight the Fire Nation. First time actor, Noah Ringer, stars as Aang, the airbender himself, and does an incredible job for some kid who sent the casting director a dvd of himself practicing Tae Bo. The special effects are entertaining and the plot, although based on the original cartoon, is mildly amusing. However, the dialogue reads like a Nickelodeon kid’s show. Parents, buy your kids the tickets and let them sit through this one alone while you run some errands because right now there is nothing I’d recommend at your local cinema for adults. Hopefully the summer has more to offer then the crap Hollywood’s been sending middle America’s way…


Actress Theresa Galeani Gets Colorful
For the past year Theresa Galeani has been painting herself purple to join the cast of the weekly cable tv show “The Colors Project” as the character Violet. “The Colors Project” weekly tv show portrays a portal of Aliens broadcasting live from the planet Prudenia. They idealize the earth experience to help humans evolve rather then destroy themselves and the Earth. The collective was created by Jonathan Kowalski aka Blue, at an art space in Atlanta, GA in 1999 and expanded into a troop performing regularly outside in Times Square. In 2006 “The Colors Project” broadcasted live for the first time at MNN studios in Midtown Manhattan and has since made a home at the cable access network.
With the overwhelming popularity of the TV show, now Galeani’s character is coming to life on the big screen. Currently on movie set (located in Central park New York City) and filming this summers new upcoming hit feature film “VIOLET” We caught up with Galeani who was in her makeup chair getting her purple paint applied for the scenes of the day. Eagerly waiting to find out more about “Violet” – the movie. And what better way than being there right in the middle of the action. Pleased to say we were able to find out so much more about this new adventurous film.
Violet is an alien that hails from the planet Prudenia and has come to Earth to learn from the humans that inhabit the strange and wonderful planet. Over the course of one day she meets other alien ambassadors who assist her in her studies and protect her from the harsh realities that exist on this planet. New York City becomes a playground for the colorful aliens where they meet the characters that make the city so great, joining with them to sing, dance, and hula hoop to happiness. “Violet” will be out winter of 2010 a film based on the characters created by the collective will be an action packed musical extravaganza. Produced by Stoffa Productions “Violet” was written by award winning writer Kirsten Stoffa and stars Theresa Galeani & Jonathan Kowalski along with the talented cast of Jonathan Drury, Kirsten Stoffa, Eric Dahl, Gregory Bostrom, Christopher X. Brodeur, Theodore Stoffa Kowalski
“Violet” is directed by Kirsten Stoffa, Jonathan Kowalski & Jonathan Drury. We look forward to seeing “Violet” this winter. Sounds like one movie-adventure not to be missed!!

Cast Rounds out for ‘Captain America’

Marvel Comics highly anticipated ‘Captain America’ officially has its General Phillips. Tommy Lee Jones has signed on to play the General and joined Chris Evens, Sebastian Stan, and Stanley Tucci to round out the cast of Marvel’s newest comic film surrounding the beginning of the Marvel Universe where volunteers participated in an underground experimental study, Operation: Rebirth, that turned one volunteer into a Super Soldier known as Captain America.