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  • Bob Hoskins continually transformed and transcended

    Bob Hoskins continually transformed and transcended
    "Five-foot-six-cubic" is how Bob Hoskins described his dense, brick-like physique, and in his career as one of Britain's most familiar and reliable screen actors Hoskins was compared to all sorts of non-human entities. A bulldog. A fireplug. A face like "a damaged potato," in the words of critic Pauline Kael.
  • Sense-assaulting 'Skriker' just doesn't work

    Sense-assaulting 'Skriker' just doesn't work
    "The Skriker" Deposited at the door of Red Tape Theatre last week by a carsickness-inducing cab ride in a less-than-ideal state of wobbly mind and stomach, I arrived at the opening of "The Skriker," a play that conjures a notably bumpy ride all its own....

    'Car 54, Where Are You?: The Complete First Season'

    Television has had its share of funny cops, but two of the most legendary remain Toody and Muldoon, who were played by Joe E. Ross (he of "Ooh, ooh!" excitability) and Fred Gwynne in this classic early-1960s sitcom from humor veteran Nat Hiken. The New...

    Ray Bradbury's close encounters with W.C. Fields, George Burns and ... Bo Derek?

    Susan King writes about classic Hollywood for the Los Angeles Times (and now for Hero Complex) and has interviewed many of the giants of cinema and pop culture over the decades. She says one of the more memorable encounters was...

    'Car 54, Where Are You?' The sitcom reconsidered

    In Sunday's Calendar I write about the great, undersung early-'60s sitcom "Car 54, Where Are You?," whose first season has just been released, by Shanachie Entertainment, for the first time on DVD. Set and filmed in the Bronx, both on...