For most of his 20-year tenure at the Daily News, Ethan Sacks has covered movies, television, comic books and geek culture. He's profiled a who's who of Hollywood personalities from Affleck to Ziyi Zhang, traveled to New Zealand to be filmed with performance capture technology, “directed” Steven Spielberg and broke the story of Marvel Comics' decision to kill off Captain America, a scoop picked up by more than 4,000 outlets around the world.
He has run an award-winning breaking news team, organized charity screenings of the Marvel movies with Chris Pratt, Tom Hiddleston and Robert Downey Jr. popping up to surprise movie theaters full of kids, and run live chats with the likes of Kristen Wiig and Hugh Jackman. He's had the privilege of editing and mentoring junior staffers, while commissioning online features from columnists who he grew up reading when the Daily News was on his family's kitchen counter.
Pharrell just made a whole bunch of kids ... wait for it ... happy. The R&B superstar surprised a Washington Heights middle school rock band Friday morning by sneaking on stage and grooving along with them during their performance.
"Jason Bourne" star Matt Damon is on a mission with global consequences. That's not the plot of his new spy thriller - rather the work of his charity, Water.org, which has provided 4.3 million people access to safe water and sanitation across 12 developing countries.
The possibility of successfully navigating the asteroid field of expectations surrounding "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is approximately 3,720 to 1. But never tell director J.J. Abrams the odds. J.J.
Even for a show famous for explicit sex scenes and fearless nudity like "Girls," there have been some scenes left on the cutting room floor that would've made HBO execs blush. But the show's creator and star, Lena Dunham, was happy to spill the details to Daily News readers in an exclusive live chat Tuesday.
It turns out the star of "Guardians of the Galaxy" is extremely down to Earth. Actor Chris Pratt beamed down to our sector of the universe Monday night to surprise an auditorium full of deserving kids in a special New York Daily News and Disney Studios sponsored charity screening of the superheroes-in-space flick.
Orlando Bloom knew his adventure had come to an end when familiar music suddenly blared as he was about to plunge his dagger into a green ball - that looks a lot more fearsome after the CG programmers' wizardry in the finished "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."
Playing a transgender woman gave Eddie Redmayne a taste of what it's like to be judged, and even made him stress about being pretty enough. The stares were enough to make him feel self-conscious when he first appeared on the set of "The Danish Girl" in a dress and full face of makeup.