| May 15, 2013
| 3:19 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will resume its summer screening series on June 5 with the showing of Joss Whedon's 2012 adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing."
The screening will be one of 25 events scheduled from June to August at...
| May 16, 2013
| 4:06 PM
"North America" (Discovery Channel, Sunday). The latest blockbuster nature documentary to justify your purchase of an HDTV (see also "Planet Earth," "Life," "Frozen Planet," "Africa") is the seven-part "North America." There are some hectoring musical...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:30 PM
For a guy in his mid-80s, Mel Brooks has been on quite a roll -- featured in two HBO specials holding forth about his career, and now a loving American Masters documentary, "Mel Brooks: Make a Noise," in advance of a DVD release. And why not? A...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Biography is one of the most satisfying of documentary types, and this week finds a trio of excellent offerings.
“Ethel” is an intimate, personal look at a celebrated American, Ethel Kennedy, directed by Rory Kennedy, her accomplished...
| May 12, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Filmmaker William Friedkin, who's best known for such landmark films as "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" in the early '70s, looks back on a long career directing movies, opera and theater in his new memoir, "The Friedkin Connection."
| Apr 27, 2013
| 10:50 PM
The May TV schedule is filled with finales, but don't think you won't have anything to watch. The Bluths are back! Yes, on May 26 Netflix with offer up all 15 episodes of the new "Arrested Development" with all the sitcom's original cast intact. Can't...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, joined in comedy history as the 2,000-year-old man and his interviewer, and joined at the hip in life, made a tandem, two-headed appearance Monday afternoon at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. With Judd Apatow as...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 3:13 PM
The Apollo Civic Theatre will be holding auditions for the Mel Brooks' musical "Young Frankenstein" at the theater 128 E. Martin St., downtown Martinsburg.
Auditions will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 14; 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 15. Callbacks will...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"Niagara Falls! Slowly I turned..." God knows who wrote that, maybe someone like the early W.C. Fields.
"Slowly I turned..." is the beginning of one of the many nonsense sketches performed constantly in burlesque in the early '30s in theaters where low...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:16 PM
The TCM Classic Film Festival is screening several vintage blockbusters this weekend in Hollywood, including “The Great Escape,” “My Fair Lady” and “Giant.”
But peppered among these classics are films that don’t...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"HE LOOKED like my father and he acted like my mother!" said the great actress Anne Bancroft of Mel Brooks, her husband of 41 years. (Miss Bancroft died in 2005 and Mel Brooks has never gotten over his loss.)
Channel THIRTEEN will offer a full look at...