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  • Allentown's Tim Heidecker in new Robin Williams film

    Allentown's Tim Heidecker in new Robin Williams film
    Allentown native Tim Heidecker is having a great year. He recently finished up a successful tour with comedy partner Eric Wareheim and completed "Entertainment," a 2015 movie about a washed-up comedian (Gregg Turkington) attempting to revive his career...
  • 'A Merry Friggin' Christmas' includes Robin Williams shtick

     'A Merry Friggin' Christmas' includes Robin Williams shtick
    Despite its brash title and eccentric bent, "A Merry Friggin' Christmas" is, at heart, a pretty traditional holiday picture. At less than 75 minutes (plus end credits), this flatly shot film plays as if much of its connective tissue was jettisoned to...
  • Film Review: 'Elsa & Fred'

    Not even the ever-winning company of Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer is enough to reward the viewer's investment in "Elsa & Fred," a bland and formulaic tale of two senior citizens who discover that it's never too late to fall in love -- which...
  • Norman Lloyd at 100: Hollywood's Living Memory

    The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of "The Streets of New York," an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault's 19th-century drama, aired by the experimental New York NBC affiliate W2XBS on August 31, 1939....
  • 'Too Many Cooks' takes social media by storm

    'Too Many Cooks' takes social media by storm
    By now, anyone who's spent time on social media today has probably heard about "Too Many Cooks," the 11-minute short film that Adult Swim chose to air at 4 a.m. every morning for a week at the end of October, tucked into the middle of its block of...
  • Robin Williams Death Officially Ruled a Suicide

    The coroner in Marin County, Calif. has officially ruled Robin Williams' death a suicide by asphyxia due to hanging. No alcohol or illegal drugs were involved, according to the statement released on Friday. Williams was found dead Aug. 11 at his home...
  • Robin Williams autopsy: Paranoia preceded actor's suicide

    In the days before Robin Williams hanged himself in his stepson's bedroom, the troubled actor became increasingly paranoid and had difficulty sleeping, according to a coroner's report. Williams would talk in his sleep, and the nightly disruptions got...
  • Best Non-Bond Movies

     
    TV programmers remain fascinated with James Bond movies. They seem to be running pretty much continously, which gave me the idea for today's movie list. I decided to come up with the best 10 non-Bond movies featuring actors who played......
  • Martin Short: 'I get top billing'

    Martin Short: 'I get top billing'
    At some point during his firecrackerlike comedy routine with Steve Martin on Saturday night, Martin Short expects to recall the time he performed in the 1972 tribal-rock musical titled "The Second-Greatest Story Ever Told: Stepbrother to Jesus," a role...
  • Highland Park native and director remembers Robin Williams' early career

    Highland Park native and director remembers Robin Williams' early career
    Director Brian Levant can boast two blockbuster films ("Beethoven" and "The Flintstones") and a holiday perennial ("Jingle All the Way"), but the former Highland Park resident said he takes immense pride in his contribution to comedy history: Robin...
  • Robin Williams: A comic actor with classical training

    Robin Williams: A comic actor with classical training
    Robin Williams, who died of an apparent suicide on Monday at the age of 63, was an actor of prodigious comic gifts both on stage as a stand-up comedian and on-screen as an actor. What many of his fans may not know or remember is that behind his hyper...