| Dec 15, 2011
Allow me to begin my take on this morning's Golden Globe nominations with a sigh of relief: the extremely shallow, incredibly exploitative assumed Oscar contender "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," one of the worst movies of the year, received zero...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Henson Alternative's off-Broadway comedy "Stuffed and Unstrung" isn't the kind of puppet show you might have grown up with.
Part of the Jim Henson Co. — which brought children "Sesame Street" and "The Muppets" — "Stuffed and Unstrung" is a...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 2:35 PM
A couple of years ago, Bruce Sheridan, chair of the film program at Columbia College, noticed a curious thing happening. A few of the film majors who interned on the Chicago production of "The Dark Knight" had started making their student films and, as...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 1:46 PM
We're surprised Megan Auman had the time to chat with us. After all, she's not only a jewelry designer and metalsmith, but an educator and entrepreneur (yes, we feel like slackers, too).
Auman, 30, began her eponymous jewelry line after graduate school...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 9:59 AM
Jim Henson's long-popular creations get a major, hugely entertaining reboot in this comedy-fantasy that reunites Kermit and Miss Piggy to restore their former base of operation and save it from the oil tycoon (Chris Cooper) who wants it for his own...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 3:09 PM
The Walt Disney Co.has reached an agreement that would bring Pixar Animation Studios' "Cars 2," Disney's"The Muppets" and other approved films to Chinese cable television viewers, broadening the Burbank entertainment giant's access in the world's most...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 5:25 PM
The big night is finally here.
Billy Crystal is set to take the stage and host the 84th Annual Academy Awards!
As the winners come in, I'll be posting them here with some brief commentary. Don't forget to follow my live updates on Twitter and Facebook!...
| Dec 14, 2011
This week, we asked about your top gift picks for the holidays. Here's what you had to say.
•••• The Lombardi Trophy in Baltimore. --lilasc via Twitter
•••• Peace! --TC Galltin via Facebook
| Nov 6, 2011
In the world of amphibian celebrities, there's no bigger star than Kermit the Frog.
Yet back in January on the set of Disney's upcoming film "The Muppets" — the first big screen outing for Jim Henson's beloved menagerie since 1999's "Muppets in...
| Nov 22, 2011
***1/2 (out of four)
“Life’s a happy song, when there’s someone by my side to sing along.”
That heartwarming chorus has been replaying in my head since I saw “The Muppets,” whose magic doesn’t fade either. Star/...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 7:42 PM
Jason Segel already has an adult fan base thanks to his hit TV show "How I Met Your Mother" and for the comedy films "Bad Teacher" and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall." Now Segel, 31, is looking to expand that fan base to kids. He stars in, co-wrote and...