| Jan 1, 2015
| 7:55 AM
When heavy metal parody band Steel Panther played Allentown’s PPL Center in October, opening for Judas Priest, the sparse crowd’s reaction was underwhelming.
When Steel Panther headlined its own show Tuesday at Philadelphia Theatre of Living...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Exhibiting raw promise is one thing, but to exceed those initial flashes is something really special. Throughout this year, many filmmakers and performers were pressing on in remarkable ways, showing that even artists who have already exhibited notable...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 1:11 PM
Putting the holiday season fully to rest and switching the machinery of awards season back into high gear, the Palm Springs International Film Festival held its awards gala Saturday night with Reese Witherspoon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Keaton, Steve...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:44 AM
Condensed version of this week's column: Tom Hanks, get off my lawn!
The full story:
In the Oct. 27 issue, The New Yorker featured a debut short story called "Alan Bean Plus Four" by a previously unpublished, apparently up-and-coming fiction writer...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:43 AM
The folks at Comedy Central have a big week planned.
Stephen Colbert had a big night Sunday hosting the Kennedy Center Honors. He tried to interrupt David Letterman, who was honoring Tom Hanks. "Not yet," Letterman told Colbert, who will replace the CBS...
| Dec 11, 2014
In 2010, Chicago native Graham Moore published "The Sherlockian," a witty novel both inspired by, and very much about, Sherlock Holmes.
Four years later, Moore's first produced screenplay stars Benedict Cumberbatch, an actor perhaps best known for...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 9:17 AM
The leaked documents, with Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and James Franco cast as clowns, may at times make it all seem like a comedy.
To those whose private correspondence and personal information have been exposed, it may feel like a tragedy.
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:02 AM
December is shaping up as a huge month for Stephen Colbert.
He will present the final "Colbert Report" on Dec. 18 on Comedy Central.
He will host the Kennedy Center Honors, which air at 9 p.m. Dec. 30 on CBS. The event will tape Dec. 7 in Washington....
| Nov 20, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Mike Nichols, a nine-time Tony Award winner on Broadway and the Oscar-winning director of films such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "The Graduate" and "Carnal Knowledge," died on Wednesday at age 83, ABC News said.
The prolific director passed...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Not a bad age, 58. I've had worse. On the way to school the other day, the little guy asked me who I'd like to be "if you could be anyone in the world?"
"You," I told him.
I told him I'd like to be him because of all the great things ahead...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The Coen brothers are bringing some needed star power to the streets of Los Angeles.
The upcoming movie "Hail, Caesar!" recently began production in L.A., giving the region a welcome boost in feature film activity.
Production days for movies filmed on...