Category Archives: Film Theater and TV

Content is King

April 23, 2014- The founder of the Huffington Post and now BuzzFeed tells Charlie Rose that, right now, the only thing that matters is good online content. Content is King!

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The Greer TV News Talent Agency (GTA)

April, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Well, statistically, the p-value that this is a fluke is getting pretty small. The number of TV news anchors who have been hired after I suggested them to the heads of news is astonishing.

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CBS national news uses our story on WTC security

March 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer When the story broke yesterday about a 16-year-old kid breaching One World Trade Center security, I called every editor and journalist I knew to remind them that the Goldman Sachs parachutists last year … Continue reading

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The Netflix Late Reviewer: American Hustle is a pretentious bore

April 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Let me do the community a big favor and save all of you 138-minutes of your life. Don’t rent American Hustle.

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The Netflix Late Reviewer: Gravity is stunning

April 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer For those who thought that Sandra Bullock’s 2010 Oscar for The Blind Side was undeserving (like me), they might also be hesitant to buy into the hype that surrounded Gravity before the 2014 … Continue reading

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Warning: Every show Steven Greer, MD is on gets cancelled

March 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Well, I caused the cancellation of another show. CNBC’s Larry Kudlow had his 7:00 PM show cancelled. This is a clip of me on his show (Note how he botches my name … Continue reading

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Tribeca Film Festival now forced to pay “interns”

March 26, 2014- A blog reports, “According to Christina Isnardi, an NYU student who worked as a crew member for the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012, the star-studded

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Leo Di Caprio buys neighbors, doubles his BPC apartment

March 17, 2014- A real estate blog reports that actor Leonardo Di Caprio is not only staying put in his BPC apartment at 2 River Terrace, but bought out his neighbors for $8 Million, presumably to expand.

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MSG bails out struggling Tribeca Film Festival

March 23, 2014- By Steven E. Greer With American Express having stopped the funding for the Tribeca Film Festival last year, and the increasing irrelevance of the event, the festival has been on life support. In fact, the home base … Continue reading

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The Netflix Late Reviewer: Anchorman 2

April 6, 2014- Very funny flick. Worth seeing.

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The Netflix Late Reviewer: The Counselor

March 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Ridley Scott is not the main reason that The Counselor is one of the worst movies made in 2013. The casting directors, Nina Gold and Avy Kaufman (a Tribecan), are to blame. Once … Continue reading

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Former New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly Joins ABC News

March 28, 2014- A blog reports, “Ray Kelly, the former police commissioner of New York City, is joining ABC News as a consultant, Ben Sherwood announced this morning. “A 43-year veteran of the NYPD, Commissioner Kelly’s vast knowledge will provide … Continue reading

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The Netflix Late Reviewer- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

March 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer This second installment in The Hunger Games has earned $424 Million to date, domestic. Star Jennifer Lawrence delivered another great performance, and some of the scenes were intriguing. However, overall,

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The Netflix Late Reviewer: The Usual Suspects

March 9, 2014- With Kevin Spacey back in the limelight because of his Netflix hit show, it was only fitting that I used Netflix to watch him play his classic character in The Usual Suspects. Directed

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Recreates David After Dentist

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Review: The new Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon aims for Nickelodeon’s viewers

February 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The new Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon completed its first week. Ratings were high, around 7-Million, thanks to A-listers as guests. However, the short segments which actually featured just Jimmy Fallon were cringe … Continue reading

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Mommas, don’t let your babies grow up to be actors

March 3, 2014- The Post review of the 2014 Academy Awards was actually pretty informative. They listed the numerous cases of uneducated Hollywood actors botching the English language. It seems that the Tinseltown magic goes away when they have to … Continue reading

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Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio at North Cove Marina

Trailer out for “Wolf of Wall Street” filmed all over Downtown September 24, 2012 By Commodore Michael Fortenbaugh Excitement is in the air at Dennis Conner’s North Cove.  In addition to the normal hails of starboard and port, new hails … Continue reading

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How Scorsese’s editing ruined Wolf of Wall Street

Update January 8, 2014- CBS produced a segment today that echoes my review, below. Notably, CBS reasserts my notion that Hollywood was conned by Mr. Belfort. You can view the CBS story here. January 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer … Continue reading

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The Netflix Late Reviewer: Closed Circuit

February 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer With more people becoming like me, and finding the theaters unbearable, deferring to see movies when they hit Netflix, I will start sharing my belated reviews. Please feel free to post your own. … Continue reading

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The Netflix Late Reviewer: Prisoner

February 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer With more people becoming like me, and finding the theaters unbearable, deferring to see movies when they hit Netflix, I will start sharing my reviews. Please feel free to post your own. I … Continue reading

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Steven Greer, MD discusses with Bill O’Reilly the Japan radiation concern for the US?

April 2, 2011 Currently, the radioactive isotopes from the Fukushima meltdowns (plural) reaching the United States are of no concern. The levels are miniscule and of no medical harm. However, radiation exposure and subsequent risk to cancer is cumulative and … Continue reading

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BPC’s Leonardo Di Caprio wins Golden Globe

January 14, 2014- This post is a blatant gimmick to drive web traffic, but BPC’s own Leo Di Caprio won a Golden Globe. Yippee.

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The Hobbit Part 2: Best viewed at home on Blue Ray

January 18, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I saw the Hobbit Part: The Desolation of Smaug. If you are a fan, I would not discourage you from seeing it, but it is a bit gratuitous with the action scenes. There … Continue reading

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Oscar buzz for “Walter Mitty” film shot Downtown

November 14, 2013- Variety is reporting on the Oscar buzz for The Secret Oscar Life of ‘Walter Mitty’, Ben Stiller’s pet project that shut down Water Street for weeks. Ben Stiller movie shuts down Water Street for three weekends

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Annoying New Yorkers who need to go away in 2014

January 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Well, we made it into yet another year, sound and alive. Congratulations. How can we make 2014 a better year than the past? For starters, wouldn’t it be nice if certain annoying (or … Continue reading

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Hmm, she looks familiar

December 23, 2013- The Post reports, “My ‘orgy’ with Leonardo DiCaprio- New York model and actress Maria Di Angelis, who has appeared on TV shows such as “The Good Wife” and “Law and Order: SVU” — and was cast as Julia … Continue reading

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Trailer out for “Wolf of Wall Street” filmed all over Downtown

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This is real

November 16, 2013- In the WSJ, ““The stunt is real and is performed in just one take,” said Anders Vilhelmsson, public relations manager for the Volvo Trucks brand. “It’s a daring stunt but we had full control. There was never … Continue reading

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Another CBS show films at North Cove Marina

October 16, 2013- The CBS drama “person of Interest” filmed extensively at the North Cove Marina.

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Manhattan was epicenter of American Revolution

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American Express dumps Tribeca Film Festival

August 6, 2013- American Express has dropped the Tribeca Film Festival and will no longer be the deep pockets funding the event. BatteryPark.TV has previously reported on the struggles of the festival due to the economic depression, as well as … Continue reading

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DOJ calls out WSJ and others for making up “sources” on SAC Capital stories

July 17, 2013- DowntownTV has the best sources possible relating to the prosecution of SAC Capital and founder Stevie Cohen, and also was the source for numerous front-page WSJ articles since 2011. That is how we were confident that most … Continue reading

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The other casualty from Boston: Old-school TV news

April 27, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD On April 15, 2013, at 2:49 PM, two terrorist bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three, and blowing off the legs of many others. The other casualty … Continue reading

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Did the Tribeca Film Festival benefit Downtown after 9/11?

April 18, 2013  By Steven Greer, MD Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro were interviewed on the CBS Morning show today, and Ms. Rosenthal listed examples of the recovery of Downtown New York after September 11th, 2001. For example, she … Continue reading

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Tribeca Film Festival to get a permanent new home

April 10, 2013- Part of the Pier 57 news involved the Tribeca Film Festival. According to the NY Post, the new pier will be the home for the Tribeca Film Festival. Currently, major outdoor operations and some screenings take place … Continue reading

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Local girl is now star of new CBS drama “Golden Boy”

May 13, 2012 By Steven Greer Bonnie Somerville, daughter of long-time BPC resident Maureen Somerville, is now the star of CBS’ newest cop drama “Golden Boy”. It will be filmed in NYC.

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Tribeca Film Festival to get competition from Sundance in Brooklyn

January 11, 2013 The New York Post is reporting that Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Festival might expand to the DUMBO region of Brooklyn (The other end of the Brooklyn Bridge, also where the Barclays Center is located). This would throw … Continue reading

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Last episode of 30 Rock filmed in BPC’s North Cove

The finale of the final episode of NBC’s “30 Rock” was filmed in Battery Park’s North Cove Marina.  

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Tip of the Day: Try De Cecco pasta

January 24, 2013 By Steven E. Greer The excellent long-running PBS show Cook’s Country recently taste tested the various commercially available dried pastas and concluded that the brand De Cecco was the best. The test kitchen here at DowntownTV did … Continue reading

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