| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Building on the commercial proposition suggested five years ago in the late-middle-age romance "Last Chance Harvey," writer-director Joel Hopkins once again attempts to woo the more mature cinemagoer with "The Love Punch," a creaky heist-caper comedy that...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 8:44 PM
Mary Chase wrote the play "Harvey" in 1944, so it's fitting that an old-fashioned sheen hangs over Jester Theater Company's production, onstage at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center.
That nostalgia factor is set right at play's start when Mrs. Veta...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:35 PM
WHAT: Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy "Harvey" is the next production from Orlando's Jester Theater Company. It opens Friday, Feb. 7.
In the story, famously adapted as a Jimmy Stewart film, Elwood P. Dowd has an unusual best friend: A 6-foot-...
| May 2, 2013
Deanna Durbin, the singing starlet with the bubbly personality and the jewel-tone voice whose enormously popular movies were widely credited with saving Universal Pictures from bankruptcy during the Depression, has died. She was 91.
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:45 PM
For Mark Keys, the pen is mightier than the scalpel.
Thirty-four surgeries on his back and legs, coupled with a host of other ailments, have left the onetime boat rigger unable to work and largely homebound since 1991.
His physical problems have led...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 2:31 PM
"Steve Harvey" is not everyone's cup of afternoon tea.
Devotees of, say, "The Colbert Report" will find "Harvey's" right-down-the-middle humor uninspiring. Funny newspaper headlines and jokes about how men behave versus how women behave — where...
| Jul 9, 2012
Ernest Borgnine seemed born to play the heavy when he burst onto the Hollywood scene as "Fatso" Judson, a sadistic stockade sergeant who viciously beats a private to death in the 1953 movie "From Here to Eternity."
But two years later came the title role...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 5:30 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Actor Ernest Borgnine, famous for his honest, every man roles in films in the 1950s and 1960s, has died. He was 95.
His manager, Lynda Bensky, said Borgnine died of kidney failure Sunday afternoon. His wife, Tova, and children...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Jester Theater Company has announced its 2013-14 season lineup, which includes the classic play "Harvey," adapted into a Jimmy Stewart film.
Here's what's in store from the troupe, which as its name indicates, specializes in comedy.
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:39 PM
The American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre is going rabid for rabbits Easter Sunday -- just don't expect the Easter Bunny. The "hare"-raising evening begins with 1950's "Harvey," starring Jimmy Stewart in his Oscar-nominated performance as Elwood P. Dowd, a...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 2:51 PM
Ernest Borginine died Sunday at the age of 95. Here is my interview with the Hamden-born, Connecticut-raised actor in 2010.
By FRANK RIZZO
Ernest Borgnine, who turns 94 in January, is having the time of his life.
With a new film out this month...