Hollywood hits the red carpet.
Unknown went the classy afterparty route at Westwood’s members-only Regency Club (prints of 19th century English hunts, mercifully no British food) after its Village Theatre premiere. Liam Neeson, topliner of the Warners action film, had to jet off before the reception, but the man who assumes his identity in the film, Aidan Quinn, described the pic as a smart thriller from which he picked up enough martial arts skills to run a dojo. “It’s like choreography, like learning an intense dance,” Quinn said of the fight scenes in between hanging out after the screening with co-star January Jones in club’s posh penthouse. — Bill Higgins
Philip K. Dick adaptations are rarely Fodder for Valentine’s Day movie premieres, but in the case of The Adjustment Bureau’s debut at the Ziegfeld Theatre, guests were in the mood for love. A couple even got engaged outside the afterparty at the New York Public Library. “I know some people have my face on a dartboard because of the premiere date,” said George Nolfi, director of the thriller about a politician who falls for a mysterious ballet dancer (Emily Blunt). Star Matt Damon didn’t let the timing interfere with his Valentine’s plans: He did the red carpet, then grabbed a cozy dinner with his wife, and hit the party around 11 p.m. “It looks like people had a pretty good time,” he said. “It’s actually a good date film.” — Randee Dawn