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  • DVD Review: McFarlane's take on the Western points north

    DVD Review: McFarlane's take on the Western points north
    Seth MacFarlane's 2012 “Ted” may have been the funniest film of its year, but his second feature will have to settle for one of the funniest films of 2014. It has the disadvantage of taking on a parody genre approach that forces comparisons...
  • Book Events: Authors Live!, 'Scrooge' Fun And Anne Rice

    Book Events: Authors Live!, 'Scrooge' Fun And Anne Rice
    A free family event centered on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will be presented by Hartford Stage and author Carlo DeVito at Barnes & Noble at Blue Back Square in West Hartford on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. DeVito will talk about his...
  • Ovation Awards go to Fountain Theatre, 'The Country House'

    Ovation Awards go to Fountain Theatre, 'The Country House'
    The Fountain Theatre in Hollywood and Donald Margulies' "The Country House" at the Geffen Playhouse were among the big winners Sunday evening at the 2014 annual Ovation Awards, which honor excellence in Los Angeles theater. Sunday's ceremony at the...
  • 2014 Ovation Award Winners Announced

    "Theatre is a terrible way to make a living, but a wonderful way to be alive," announced Amanda McRaven as she was presented with her best director Ovation Award at a ceremony held at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse on Sunday, Nov. 2. (McRaven tied with...
  • In 'Birdman,' Broadway's St. James Theatre plays itself

    In 'Birdman,' Broadway's St. James Theatre plays itself
    "Birdman," the latest movie from director Alejandro González Iñárritu, is generating significant awards buzz for its comeback leading man, Michael Keaton,  and a supporting cast that includes Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Amy Ryan and Naomi Watts. One of...
  • Review: 'Brief Encounters' by Dick Cavett

    In "Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks," a welcome sequel to 2010's "Talk Show," Dick Cavett covers a lot of ground in a collection of erudite and witty pieces: from writing jokes for the comedy-impaired Art Linkletter to...
  • Hollywood Post Alliance To Fete Alan Heim, Randy Roberts With Lifetime Achievement Award

    The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced that picture editors Alan Heim and Randy Roberts will receive the org's Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014. Heim's credits and awards span television and feature film work. He won an Academy Award for editing...
  • Film screenings available to community

    Film screenings available to community
    The Miami Jewish Film Festival has a couple of upcoming events planned for the community that include the launching of a community cinema series through a partnership with other organizations and the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Mel Brooks'...
  • Norman Lear's memoir looks back at family and 'Family'

    Norman Lear's memoir looks back at family and 'Family'
    At 92, Norman Lear belongs to a world-tilting generation of writers that, these days, he has almost all to himself. Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks and not many others remain from the great westward migration of talent that began after Sept. 4, 1951, when the...
  • All puns intended at DOMA's 'Young Frankenstein'

    All puns intended at DOMA's 'Young Frankenstein'
    Underpinning much of Mel Brooks's comedy is the assumption that people constantly yearn to break into tightly choreographed, vaudeville-style song-and-dance routines. Some conceal this impulse better than others, but not even the starchiest Brooks...
  • Civic's 'Young Frankenstein' wickedly funny

    The best way to describe Civic Theatre's "Young Frankenstein" is wickedly funny. Director William Sanders has taken the unwieldy Broadway musical based on Mel Brooks' 1974 cult classic film and streamlined it for Civic with positive results. From...