| Apr 4, 2013
You know what "Star Wars" is about? I mean, really about? Vietnam. It's a critical allegory of the war: The Rebels are the scrappy Viet Cong, hastily assembled, devoted and relentless; the Empire is the American military, tripped up by an enemy using...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:49 AM
I was wrong.
Having seen a turgid and sluggish production of "The Addams Family" on tour at Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center in 2011, I didn't have high hopes for the musical that's now at Fort Lauderdale's Broward Center.
I even smugly suggested to my...
| Apr 12, 2013
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“A Haunted House” may have been childish, crass and homophobic. At least it was focused.
Referencing but rarely commenting on “Paranormal Activity” much like “AHH,” “Scary Movie V”...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Jackie Robinson beat the odds again this weekend, as a film about the player who broke baseball's color barrier outperformed at the box office.
"42," which tells the story of the first African American Major League Baseball player, debuted with a robust...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:18 PM
We haven’t seen the last of Lisa Lampanelli on the Comedy Central Roasts, not according to the “Queen of Mean” herself.
Lampanelli, the 51-year-old insult comic who performs Saturday at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, said she...
| May 2, 2013
| 12:49 PM
"Community" (NBC, Thursday). The low-rated and much-beloved comedy about a study group at a community college that is not about a study group at a community college so much as it is a comedy about a comedy about a study group at a community college that...
| May 3, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Brooke Mueller, ex-wife of Charlie Sheen, has once again lost custody of the twin boys she shares with the "Anger Management" actor, according to reports out Friday.
The kids were taken from the home late Thursday night, according to TMZ, whose...
| May 7, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Brooke Mueller, ex-wife of Charlie Sheen and mother to his twin boys, has been getting treatment for prescription drug abuse since Friday, according to her rep.
"Brooke is currently at UCLA Medical Center where she has been since being admitted May 3,"...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Amy Schumer can tell a story. Knowing how to craft a short narrative and make it pay off with a laugh has, after all, helped make her one of the hottest comedians on TV and the concert circuit these days.
So, let the star of Comedy Central’s...
| May 25, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Charlie Sheen is changing his name to Carlos Estevez in the upcoming film "Machete Kills," according to reports.
The actor is going back to his birth name and Latino roots, using the moniker Carlos Estevez in the trailer for action film "Machete Kills,"...
| May 29, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Fox is returning Charlie Sheen to network TV and Monday nights.
Sheen, who took his current gig as the star of FX's "Anger Management" after he was fired from CBS' "Two and a Half Men" following a rash of bad behavior, will return to network TV starting...