Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Real Estate Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Real Estate | The Building Inspector as Action Hero Advertisement Supported by A growing number of building facade inspectors, increasingly women, are rappelling into New York City’s glass and terra-cotta canyons. ByStefanos Chen March 8, 2019 One frigid morning last month, April Turner sidled up to the parapet of a 21-story apartment building on the Upper West Side, climbed over the edge and dangled herself 188 feet above the pavement. Suspended by ropes like the ones used by rock climbers, she slid past balcony ledges and window frames, careful not to lock eyes with dumbstruck residents. With a tiny mallet and a point-and-shoot camera, she cataloged cracks and blemishes on the building’s facade, pausing at each floor to feel around for fatal flaws. If pedestrians bothered to watch, they might … [Read more...] about The Building Inspector as Action Hero
U.S. Donald Trump President Donald Trump’s Game of Thrones-style poster was ridiculed by Don Lemon, who mocked Trump for “acting like some kind of action hero.” The bizarre poster, whose graphics resemble that of the HBO blockbuster, was spotted in the White House on Wednesday, as Trump made his first televised appearance of the year. Related: Pelosi says Trump will get nothing for the wall: “How many more times can we say no?” In a long-ranging conversation with members of Cabinet and reporters, the president discussed a number of issues, including the role of the presidency, military strategy and immigration. Lemon, however, appeared particularly intrigued by the poster, which was placed on Trump’s desk. “The president is acting like some kind of action hero,” the CNN Tonight host said on his show, as he struggled to contain his laughter. “With some sort of Game of Thrones-style poster prominently displayed on the table. … [Read more...] about CNN’s Don Lemon Mocks Trump’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Poster, Laughs at President ‘acting like Some Kind of Action Hero’
Taron Egerton never thought he'd become an action hero.The 'Kingsman' star admits he would have never believed he would be doing action movies because they can be "quite gruelling and physical".He said: "I don't think I scream action hero. I certainly enjoy it, but it's very hard work, and I often think it can be more fun to watch than it is to do, just in the sense that it can be quite gruelling and physical. For me I have to alter my body shape because I don't keep myself in incredible shape all year round. Not that I'm in incredible shape now, but I'm okay."And the 29-year-old actor believes his role as Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin in 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' helped him land a part in 'Robin Hood'.He added: "When they were considering people, they needed someone who had some experience of being physical as it's a very physical role. I certainly felt that walking into this I had had some experience of action and stunt work, and it served me well ... I've done my thousand hours of that … [Read more...] about Taron Egerton never thought he’d be an action hero
LOS ANGELES — John Krasinski comes across in conversation as a disarming match to his screen image, the sort of easy-going, decent guy he played on TV’s “The Office” and in the romantic comedy “Away We Go.” Make that his former image. In a burst of creative versatility, he’s fashioned himself into an acclaimed film director with “A Quiet Place” (in which he plays opposite wife Emily Blunt) and muscular heroes in the movie “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” and the new Amazon series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” which debuted Friday.In low-key style, Krasinski is proving that expectations are to be ignored. Who could have predicted that gangly, deskbound Jim of “The Office” would be hunting Middle Eastern terrorists as fledgling CIA analyst Ryan, or that the latest iteration of Clancy’s big-canvas work would arrive – cinematically intact – on the small screen? Such … [Read more...] about John Krasinski makes a shift to … action hero?
There’s something comforting and fitting about Tom Cruise’s evolution into the avatar of American greatness, especially as embodied by the “Mission: Impossible” franchise he has helmed for the last 22 years. Protagonist Ethan Hunt’s penchant for hopping around the globe keeping the world safe from various insidious foreign threats combined with Cruise’s own career and personal history render him uniquely qualified to be the last movie star standing. “Movie star” is an amorphous term in our age of YouTube celebrities and Instagram models, but Cruise is one of the few actors in the world able to command audiences by dint of his star power alone. That light might have dimmed in recent years (See: “Mummy, The.”), but the “Mission: Impossible” series rolls along, with the latest entry, “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” opening to a franchise-best $61.2 million domestically and another $94.6 million … [Read more...] about How Tom Cruise became America’s last action hero