Conventional wisdom holds that it’s hard to keep a party under wraps when it involves pyrotechnics, a Ferris wheel and Martin Scorsese’s two favorite go-to actors. Especially when you stick it on the Las Vegas Strip. From what we’ve been able to piece together through online reports and grainy social-media pictures, though, it sounds like Nov. 3 saw Malaysian billionaire Jho Low threw himself a top-secret shindig inside a tent on the north end of the Strip and invited about 300 of his closest buddies.
Robert De Niro
Paul Weitz is a writer-director (About a Boy) with talent and imagination. I can’t imagine what lured him to Being Flynn, a depressing and downbeat rendering of a book called Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. The offbeat, commercially challenging 2004 memoir by writer Nick Flynn explores his fractured relationship with his creepy father, Jonathan (Robert De Niro), a failed writer himself, but mostly a Bowery bum and bona fide loser. Too small and dark to appeal to a large audience, it’s not a movie to cherish.