| Oct 5, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" world-premiered at the New York Film Festival on Saturday night, finally taking off the stove a mix of speculation and anticipation that in recent weeks had come to a full boil.
Anderson's film, after all, is the...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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When the Hollywood studios took over the wilds of Los Angeles in the 1930s, the backlots, soundstages and production offices became a playground for stray kittens and cats. More than tolerated, they were...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Most of Allentown's attention over the weekend was on the opening of the PPL Center, with Friday's concert by a legendary pop music group and Saturday's Community Open House, mainly for those with season tickets to the Lehigh Valley's first-ever...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:29 PM
When "The Big Lebowski" was released in 1998, it was a flop. Writer/directors Joel and Ethan Coen were coming off "Fargo," their Oscar-winning hit, and "Lebowski" seemed to please no one, neither critics nor mainstream audiences.
But then about six...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:30 AM
John Goodman has long been the go-to guy for Joel and Ethan Coen when they need a big man to negotiate long, twisty monologues and blow his stack when necessary. (And it inevitably is.) In "Raising Arizona," "Barton Fink," "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:54 AM
"Shorts 4 Kids": Think of it as plays for young audiences, in bite-size portions for elementary and middle school students. The best part of Miami-based City Theatre's four 10-minute plays dealing with acceptance, differences and bullying? It's free....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Just two days into filming "The Way, Way Back," the delicate balance that first-time directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash had carefully planned was already crumbling.
Rain had forced them to change the schedule, pushing up the shooting of an indoor scene...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
One of the most beguiling folk records of the year has the bonus of ferrying along a Joel and Ethan Coen plot line. The songs within the brothers' new "Inside Llewyn Davis" move from balladry to blues to ancient British folk, adding an extra layer of...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:21 PM
I've been a fan of the Coen Brothers' eccentric dark humor for many years. Their unique offbeat style is exemplified in noteworthy movies like "Fargo," "The Big Lebowski" and "No Country for Old Men." This time around, they target a much smaller...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:12 PM
The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to make a closed coffee shop used in the movie "The Big Lebowski" a historic-cultural landmark.
Councilman Paul Koretz said Johnie's, at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, is one of the most notable...
| Dec 16, 2013
Asked to choose if great songwriting or great performance ability is more important for a musician, "Inside Llewyn Davis" star Oscar Isaac hesitates, wavers, then decides.
"I'd say definitely songwriting. Because if you perform a [bleepy] song, then just...