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  • I'll admit it: I'm a re-watcher

    Some people like to watch. I have a more embarrassing admission. I prefer to re-watch. Re-watching TV shows may seem downright irresponsible here in television's new golden age, when there are so many good shows, so easily available, that even a...
  • Some Comedies Lacking Laughs as Category Lines Blur

    Be honest: How often do you laugh watching "Girls"? "Nurse Jackie"? Even the more melancholy episodes of "Louie"? One-hour series have made the leap, for reasons both pragmatic and cynical, to labeling themselves comedies. Yet a mental block lingers to...
  • 'Mental': Toni Collette, P.J. Hogan revisit a comical partnership ★★ 1/2

    'Mental': Toni Collette, P.J. Hogan revisit a comical partnership ★★ 1/2
    In his salad days, Aussie director P.J. Hogan specialized in daft, edgy comedies about wildly eccentric characters, people so giddy they'd burst into song when words failed them. And the world fell in love with Toni Collette's ABBA obsession in "Muriel'...
  • Hey, Stella! Rest Of Cast Named For Yale Rep's 'Streetcar'

    Hey, Stella! Rest Of Cast Named For Yale Rep's 'Streetcar'
    Stanley has his Stella in the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire." Sarah Sokolovic will play Stella Kowalski opposite Joe Manganiello's Stanley in the production which plays Sept. 20 to Oct. 12 at the...
  • 'Short Term 12' beats long odds

    'Short Term 12' beats long odds
    Just after graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Destin Daniel Cretton took a job at a local short-term care facility for at-risk teenagers, hoping to save money to make short films on his own while he figured out what to do next....
  • She has inner and outer lives — and our sympathies

    She has inner and outer lives — and our sympathies
    Gardens can be dangerous places for women. Consider Eve, tricked by a snake. And then there's Susan, undone by a rake. The heroine of Alan Ayckbourn's "Woman in Mind" has concussed herself in the most cliched way possible by stepping on the wrong side...
  • The gestation of a sitcom, stretch marks and all

    The gestation of a sitcom, stretch marks and all
    No wonder sitcom creators liken getting a series on the air to creating a child; months or years of development need to combine with patience, love and the willingness to modify and tweak a concept until it hurts. Here, we talk with some of TV's top...
  • 'Concussion,' 'Afternoon Delight' examine women's midlife crises

    'Concussion,' 'Afternoon Delight' examine women's midlife crises
    "I hate this. I don't want this. I don't want it!" cries Abby, a mother who's just been hit on the head by her son's baseball in the opening scene of writer-director Stacie Passon's new film, "Concussion." Blood is gushing from the woman's temple, but it'...
  • Will Eno's 'The Realistic Joneses' To Broadway

    Will Eno’s "The Realistic Joneses" which had its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre last year is heading to Broadway in the spring, but with only one of the original four cast members from the New Haven production. Tony Award winner Tracy...
  • 'New Girl' writer David Iserson on his funny YA novel 'Firecracker'

    David Iserson is used to writing for TV, with credits that include "United States of Tara," "Up All Night" and currently "New Girl"-- so he's become accustomed to all the ribbing that's built into the comedy environment. That's why the 35-year-old...
  • Fox takes on ambitious experiment with Animation Domination High-Def

    Fox takes on ambitious experiment with Animation Domination High-Def
    Veteran character actor Jack McGee, known for his stints on "NYPD Blue" and "Rescue Me," is in a shoe-box-sized room gobbling like a turkey — to the immense pleasure of four grown men. "Sound a little more defeated," the writers and producers...