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Alan Alda

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  • Film Review A state of clueless `Wanderlust'

    “Wanderlust,” the new project from Judd Apatow and associates, starts as though it were ripped from today's (or at least this decade's) headlines. Yuppie couple George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) buy a tiny, fabulously expensive...
  • Dick Van Dyke helps PBS recall television's view of American life

    Lovers of classic television always are game to hear the people who made it talk about it. After its two "Pioneers of Television" documentaries, PBS returns to that turf with "America in Primetime," a four-week series filled with familiar actors and...
  • 'Tower Heist' review: "Ocean's Eleven" for Dummies

    'Tower Heist' review: "Ocean's Eleven" for Dummies
    ** (out of four) I support liking brie on your burger, but snooty businessman Arthur Shaw’s (Alan Alda) extravagance catches up to him when the FBI snags him for securities fraud. Since the stolen money includes the pensions of all the staff in...
  • 'Tower Heist' actually has its eyes on your wallet

    'Tower Heist' actually has its eyes on your wallet
    The thieves in "Tower Heist" may have a skyscraper-dwelling rich guy as their target, but the movie itself is reaching into your wallet. It's such a crassly commercial action-comedy that you won't be surprised to learn that its towering aspirations only...
  • 'The Exorcist' play to star Richard Chamberlain, Brooke Shields

    'The Exorcist' play to star Richard Chamberlain, Brooke Shields
    The power of Christ has compelled Richard Chamberlain and Brooke Shields to take two of the lead roles in a new stage version of William Peter Blatty's "The Exorcist," which is scheduled to open at the Geffen Playhouse on July 11. Chamberlain will play...
  • 'Wanderlust'

    'Wanderlust'
    Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd - teamed previously in "The Object of My Affection" - are reunited in this racy and amusing comedy from one of the producers best known for that formula these days, Judd Apatow. The stars play a suddenly unemployed...
  • 'QED' spends breezy day with mind of a scientist

    'QED' spends breezy day with mind of a scientist
    Long before Bill Nye the Science Guy hit the airwaves, Richard Feynman was the people's scientist. A shaggy-haired polymath whose interests ranged from drawing to drumming to dreaming of Tuva — that distant Russian republic renowned for its throat...
  • Robert Sean Leonard indulges his first love: Theater

    Robert Sean Leonard indulges his first love: Theater
    As 2013 begins, Robert Sean Leonard is the theater world's equivalent of a star athlete who's just completed his contract and become a free agent. There isn't a team that wouldn't want him; all he has to do is pick the best fit and sign. What's...
  • Being Groucho: He bet his life

    Being Groucho: He bet his life
    Twenty-five years of playing Groucho Marx means a lot of wisecracks, cigars and greasepaint for Frank Ferrante, who performs in West Palm Beach Friday and Saturday in "An Evening With Groucho." "I want it to be what audience members would have...
  • Allan Arbus dies at 95; played psychiatrist on 'MASH'

    As the wise, dryly humorous psychiatrist caring for shellshocked surgeons and troops in the hit television series "MASH," actor Allan Arbus was so convincing that at least one colleague assumed he had expertise in the medical specialty. In 1973, the...
  • Ed Harris, Amy Madigan to star in Geffen Playhouse's 'Jacksonian'

     
    Ed Harris, Amy Madigan to star in `Jacksonian' at Geffen Playhouse...