The first and best known acne system in the world, Proactiv, had a pretty big day on Friday when it had its first ever pop-up exhibit to help in the launch of their new system ProactivMD, a brand new line featuring Adapalene. Not only was the exhibit absolutely fabulous, but they brought their wonderful spokesperson and actress Olivia Munn to help with the launch! [Read more…] about Proactiv Pop-Up Exhibit a Big Success with Olivia Munn and More!
Filmmaker and Creative Producer (and superbly handsome) Sam Hendi is back with his second short film in his MADIDUS triolgy called MAGNANIMOUS. The follow up to his critically acclaimed first film MASS: C19H2802 once again brilliantly showcases how men and body language intertwine absolutely beautifully. On a visual and hearing level, this short film is something that needs to be seen by many as it highlights the beauty of men from a solo point of view but also when they have that amazing connection with another man. [Read more…] about Sam Hendi’s MAGNANIMOUS Connects Men & Body Language Beautifully
Judith Light has had quite the outstanding career up to this point. One of the biggest stars of stage and screen showed up looking absolutely dashing last night as she was the honoree at the 17th Monte Cristo Award ceremony. Taking place at 583 Park Avenue, Judith was awarded for being a prominent theater artist whose lifetime work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater, in memory of its namesake. [Read more…] about Judith Light honored at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Monte Cristo Award Ceremony
iPic Theaters wants to give you the movie going pleasure of Beyonce’s song and legitimately Upgrade U. With the ever present popularity of streaming movies and staying home, it is hard to find a reason to head to the actual theaters for the latest films you are dying to see. iPic gives you so many reasons to get off your butt and head down to their South Street Seaport location that go beyond the basic semi-comfortable chair and burnt popcorn experience. I stopped by there with a friend on Saturday and was truly enchanted by it all. [Read more…] about iPic Theaters Provides a Unique Movie Going Experience Downtown
Film festival season is in full swing here in Manhattan, and one of the most coveted of them all is the 8th Annual Soho International Film Festival, which is kicking in a month from now on June 15th to June 22nd. It will take place in the heart of the East Village at Village East Cinemas on 2nd Avenue, and will be the best festival to go to where the top independent films, writers, producers and directors come together for an incredibly epic week. [Read more…] about The 8th Annual Soho International Film Festival Kicks Off this June
Over the course of running Manhattan Digest, I have had the privilege of meeting some incredibly savvy and interesting people throughout my endless experiences that have shaped the journey of this website. A lot of these people have left some pretty amazing impressions on me that bring up the need for this article in that they deserve some extra shine in the spotlight. They all come from different creative walks of life, but each of them are incredibly determined and focused in what they want to do with their careers, similar to myself, and that made it easy for me to put them on my list of Manhattanites that you need to know. [Read more…] about Four Amazing Manhattanites You Need to Know Right Now
Alright, so was it just me or did everyone at the Oscars look like they did their own hair and makeup themselves this year? Ironically that might make the rest of us common folk feel better. If this is some kind of new motivational movement where “You are enough,” then great, keep it up. If this is not a “thing,” then stop hiring people off Instagram to do your hair and makeup. I have no idea what I was really expecting this season, but this wasn’t it. It ain’t cute; it was a little disappointing actually. [Read more…] about Manhattan Digest’s Oscars Review: Hair & Makeup Edition!
Teen comedies over the years have generally been not too realistic, in particular if the rating is PG-13. The best ones move over into the R rating as the “r” in this case stands for “realistic”. Movies like Fast Times at Ridgemont High and American Pie seem to have a firmer grasp on what it is like to grow up as a teenager that includes dealing with silly and serious matter at the very same time. The Edge of Seventeen does that very poignantly as well, which i discovered this past weekend upon seeing a matinee of it at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13. [Read more…] about The Edge of Seventeen is the Perfect Teen Comedy
This past Saturday, I took myself and a friend to go see the critically acclaimed film by Barry Jenkins called “Moonlight” at Chelsea Cinepolis on 23rd and 8th Avenue. The film chronicles the life of a young black man from child to adult as he struggles to find his own identity in a rough part of Miami. Throughout the film, you get a first hand experience of the pain and suffering he goes through, which is something you don’t really get to experience much in the movies as of late. [Read more…] about Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” Shines Bright Throughout
Tuesday nights at The Lindeman just got a lot more fun! Opened in June of this year, The Lindeman takes its name from an abandon upright piano that was found a few blocks away and now resides in the bar area at the front of the restaurant. [Read more…] about It’s Movie Night at The Lindeman!