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  • Review: 'A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!' fun yet scattershot

    Review: 'A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!' fun yet scattershot
    As irresponsible as it may be to encourage drinking at this time of year, you are more likely to enjoy “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!” at the Kirk Douglas Theatre if you toss back a few Tiny Tim-tinis or Scroogedrivers at the lobby...
  • Tina Fey and Amy Poehler give the Golden Globes credibility

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler give the Golden Globes credibility
    NBC's announcement Tuesday that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the next two Golden Globe telecasts doesn't just promise happy viewers and high ratings, it marks the end of a local rags-to-riches story: the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., like the...
  • Syd Field, 'guru of all screenwriters,' has died at 77

    Syd Field, 'guru of all screenwriters,' has died at 77
    Syd Field, described by many in the film community as the "guru of all screenwriters," has died at age 77. According to his website, Field died Sunday of hemolytic anemia at his Beverly Hills home, surrounded by his wife, family and friends. Field was...
  • Oscars honors Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury

    Oscars honors Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards — or as Martin Short called them, the "highest honor an actor can receive ... in mid-November" — were presented Saturday evening in Hollywood. And Short's joking comment...
  • National Society of Film Critics Offers a More Civil Awards-Season Alternative

    No one came to blows, suffered a heart attack or stormed out of the room: In other words, it was an unusually mellow year at the National Society of Film Critics' annual voting meeting, where the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" rebounded from its WGA...
  • Golden Globes 2014: For awards shows, it has become the gold standard

    Golden Globes 2014: For awards shows, it has become the gold standard
    Amy Poehler landed a joke about slavery, Bono paid moving tribute to Nelson Mandela, Leonardo DiCaprio launched the term "Philomania," and Jacqueline Bisset, well, one doesn't like to conjecture but, in the end, she did leave the stage under her own...
  • Funny Women Get Us Where We Live

    Are men obsolete? Geneticists might argue and the folks on Fox News certainly believe it's a hot topic, but NBC, where Amy Poehler and Tina Fey just triumphed at the Golden Globes, and ABC, where Ellen DeGeneres will be hosting the Oscars, seem to be...
  • From empty nest to new tests

    From empty nest to new tests
    Beginning today, Chris Erskine returns to the home front, with musings on love, life and the bittersweet joys of children moving back home. Remember dropping your first kid off at college? It was like a knife wound, right? Never thought you'd recover,...
  • Actress Didi Conn Explains Her Voice And Attraction To 'Underpants'

    Actress Didi Conn Explains Her Voice And Attraction To 'Underpants'
    An agent once asked actress Didi Conn, "Do you really talk that way?" It was a voice that sounded like a Brooklyn pixie and the young woman fresh from American Musical Dramatic Academy landed a root beer commercial, one of scores she made over the...
  • Sky's The Limit For Michigan's Greensky Bluegrass

    Sky's The Limit For Michigan's Greensky Bluegrass
    Traditional, neo-traditional, progressive, newgrass, cybergrass... whew. Bluegrass has gotten pretty complicated. Greensky Bluegrass, a five-man acoustic outfit from Kalamazoo, Mich., stumbled onto a simple, winning formula: 1) play tons of live shows,...
  • Sequel to 'It's a Wonderful Life' announced, Internet scoffs

    Sequel to 'It's a Wonderful Life' announced, Internet scoffs
    Nothing unites the people of the Internet quite like hatin' on something together. So the press release Monday afternoon announcing a sequel to the beloved holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life" was met with the sort of overwhelming derision that...
  • 'Saturday Night Live': Think Herding Cats Is Hard? Try Wrangling Stars

    Don Roy King was Emmy-nominated for directing the "Justin Timberlake" episode, which features host Timberlake being inducted into the show's legendary Five-Timers Club. The sight of multiple celebrities onstage generates lots of response but is hard to...