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  • I went to see 'The Interview' on Christmas Day--and survived!

    Because we shouldn't let the terrorists win, and also one always needs a reason to be out of the house while Christmas dinner is being prepared, we headed out to our local small-chain theater Thursday to see Sony’s “The Interview.” The...
  • 'The Interview' to screen in Fort Lauderdale and Lake Worth

    'The Interview' to screen in Fort Lauderdale and Lake Worth
    Merry Christmas, South Florida: "The Interview" is coming to local theaters, after all. Preston Henn, longtime owner of the Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop, says the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy will screen 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 25, at the Swap Shop...
  • 'Interview' fallout no laughing matter in comedy world

    'Interview' fallout no laughing matter in comedy world
    In the early 1990s, writer-director Jim Abrahams was making a big studio comedy about a mission to kill a foreign dictator — and not just any foreign dictator, one the United States had recently gone to war against: Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein....
  • Bowing to North Korea's film critic

    Bowing to North Korea's film critic
    By most accounts, "The Interview," the comedy that revolves around a bumbling plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, is not high art but the sort of sophomoric, gross-out shtick that Hollywood produces in bulk these days. But most...
  • Some Sony lessons: What a difference a hack makes

    Some Sony lessons: What a difference a hack makes
    The Sony hack and the demise of "The Interview" have people howling about appeasement, corporate shenanigans and Kim Jong Un's private life. What will happen next? What should have happened already? And how will it ripple through Hollywood, Washington and...
  • 'The Interview's' Kim Jong Un actor, Randall Park, knew it was 'insane'

    'The Interview's' Kim Jong Un actor, Randall Park, knew it was 'insane'
    Before signing on to play North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the comedy "The Interview," actor Randall Park understandably had a few concerns. After all, this wasn't just another outrageous Seth Rogen comedy; this was an outrageous Seth Rogen comedy about...
  • Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg like that Kim Jong Un doesn't get the joke

    Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg like that Kim Jong Un doesn't get the joke
    Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's office on the Sony Pictures lot is a lot like you might imagine it to be. A glass marijuana pipe sits on the desk beside Rogen's computer along with an ashtray filled with the butts of half a dozen joints. An arsenal of Nerf...
  • Toronto is where Hollywood actors go to reinvent themselves

    Toronto is where Hollywood actors go to reinvent themselves
    The Toronto International Film Festival is Hollywood's annual showcase for its most prestigious movies, the ones that might go on to reap Oscars. For many of the big-name actors attending, though, there's a somewhat different agenda: reinvention....
  • iO alum has big shoes (and ties) to fill on his "Daily Show" gig

    iO alum has big shoes (and ties) to fill on his "Daily Show" gig
    Jordan Klepper, the newest addition to "The Daily Show," doesn't mind risking a little poison ingestion if it is in the name of comedy. And if that doesn't bode well for his future as a correspondent on the show, I don't know what does. More on that...
  • Chaplin films coming to the Charles Theatre

    Chaplin films coming to the Charles Theatre
    The most towering figure in Hollywood history wore ill-fitting clothes, including shoes several sizes too big, and never said a word. Beginning Saturday, he'll be spending a year at Baltimore's Charles Theatre. Charlie Chaplin, a British expatriate who...
  • Mo Rothman dies at 92; found new audience for Chaplin

    Mo Rothman dies at 92; found new audience for Chaplin
    Mo Rothman, a veteran studio executive who helped pave the way for Charlie Chaplin to end an acrimonious, two-decade exile from the United States and returned some of the filmmaker's classic movies to American screens, died Sept. 15 in Los Angeles. He was...