| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:50 AM
LOS ANGELES The idea of making a movie about a tornado that scoops up thousands of sharks and sends them flying through the air to chomp their way through a bevy of people, places and things sounds totally ridiculous. That didn't stop Syfy from moving...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Jerry Seinfeld sat down for a freewheeling chat with David Letterman on Monday evening -- two comedians, not in cars or drinking coffee, but pretty entertaining anyway.
Letterman's interview of Seinfeld at the Paley Center for Media in New York was a...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Sony Pictures Television's Crackle will debut season four of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" from Jerry Seinfeld on June 19.
The series, the digital network's biggest hit, returns with guests including Aziz Ansari, Robert Klein, Sarah Jessica Parker,...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:32 AM
"Sharknado 2" won't just have a premiere.
It has spawned a week, Sharknado Week, on Syfy from July 26 to Aug. 2.
"Sharknado 2: The Second One" reaches the air at 9 p.m. July 30. The sequel shifts to New York and depicts what happens when a Sharknado...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 5:24 AM
Your favorite jokes would be very different — you certainly wouldn’t tell them the same way — if it were not for a generation of Jewish comedians who helped define America’s sense of humor in the Catskill Mountains from the 1930s...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Neal Marshall wasn't thrilled.
About 15 minutes before showtime he walked to the lip of the stage, put his hands on his hips, held his body in a dejected slouch and stared out into the Vic Theatre. He had done this many times, in many theaters: As...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The "school" in "When Comedy Went to School" refers to the Borscht Belt, a boot camp where comedians honed their craft without fear of failure. Ron Frank and Melvut Akkaya's docu isn't exactly groundbreaking, but as a brief history of the Catskill...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided.
Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg make for a very enjoyable pair of double-crossed undercover...
| Jan 10, 2014
The director of the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival for only six months, Ellen Wedner says she has already dispeled the perception that it is "another doom-and-gloom Holocaust festival."
"I think all Jewish film festivals get pigeonholed by people...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley," in which the former directs a film about the latter, premieres Monday on HBO. It is an homage and a celebration, with something of a high-class homemade feel.
The first black female comic to make it in the...
| Aug 8, 2012
When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student.
But Hamlisch quickly...
| Nov 9, 2012
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