| Feb 9, 2013
| 10:42 AM
In real life, there's nothing funny about identity theft, as anyone who's gone through it can attest. (Believe me, I learned the hard way.) Unfortunately, if the new comedy "Identity Thief" is anything to go by, there's nothing funny about it on screen...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 1:44 PM
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The new movie "Promised Land" digs into the fierce national debate over fracking, the technique that's generated a boom in U.S. natural gas production while also stoking controversy over its possible impact on the environment...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 1:13 PM
"The Radio City Christmas Spectacular": The Rockettes have entered the digital age — their show now features a 50-foot LED screen and even more fabulous visual effects. But the greatest effect of all remains the high kickers themselves,...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Amy Poehler has been a comedian of note for some time now — it's already 11 years since she joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" (and three and change since she left it), and before that there was "The Upright Citizens Brigade" on Comedy Central...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 9:00 AM
If the movies are a feast or famine business — and they are — we are in the heart of the feast at the moment. Both the studios and the smaller distributors, having hidden away their strongest films like squirrels hoarding especially tasty...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 9:22 PM
Looking dapper with his slicked-back hair and gray vest, Sawyer Stahl was all the part of George Bailey, the well-meaning banker of Bedford Falls whose frustrations nearly end him before he realizes that his is a wonderful life indeed.
But while some...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:36 AM
When Madeleine Barker's fellow cast members handed her the Oscar in the Claire Trevor Theatre, she felt excited for herself and a little sad for Judy Garland.
Barker, who plays Garland in UC Irvine's upcoming musical "Tinseltown Christmas," had been...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:36 AM
Best known as: The lovable Everyman in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and other Frank Capra classics; also took edgy turns in Hitchcock thrillers
Holiday classic: "It's a Wonderful Life"
Oscar? Best Actor in 1940 for "The...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 4:46 PM
The evergreen appeal of Frank Capra's film classic, “It's a Wonderful Life,” about a despairing Everyman who learns that his life has had profound meaning, translates not only to frequent TV airings during the holiday season, but to numerous...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:37 AM
"Little Women": Ann Noble made her mark as a playwright with 1995's Irish family melodrama "And Neither Have I Wings to Fly." So it's fitting that she turns her hand to a beloved — if also decidedly melodramatic — American family novel in this...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 9:16 PM
A Christmas classic returns to the big screen in Aberdeen this weekend.
The American News, Aberdeen Downtown Association and the Capitol Theater present "It's A Wonderful Life" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Capitol Theatre on Main...
| Nov 11, 2012
The Christmas Schooner
Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...