| May 7, 2013
| 3:26 PM
If Ray Harryhausen had designed only one sequence in his cinematic career, any one of his real lulus — let's start with the skeleton army battle in “Jason and the Argonauts” from 1963 — he'd still be the master of stop-motion...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:52 PM
For the last nine seasons Craig Robinson has played Darryl, one of the most understated characters on TV. "The Office" may be closing out its ninth and final season next week, but Robinson's profile is about to increase exponentially. He has three...
| May 9, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Cheshire’s Jonny Orsini, who is featured opposite Nathan Lane in Broadway’s “The Nance,” won TheaterWorld’s Dorothy Loudon Award for excellence in the theater on or off-Broadway. TheaterWorld annually honors debut...
| May 2, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Born in Ukraine, raised in Palestine, the toast of the Catskills and the inevitable guest star at countless Jewish celebrations the world over, the song "Hava Nagila" has pulled many a goy (and I'd like to thank Dave Fantle for letting me crash his...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Let’s talk about the most famous call at The Masters.
It did not occur this year at the recently completed tournament, although the way Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera played golf’s version of H-O-R-S-E for the last hour certainly lent itself...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 1:56 PM
NEW YORK — There are shows that revive aging material through revisionism. And there are productions that prefer to celebrate the pull of nostalgia, especially when the songs are great. "Pippin," the brilliant Diane Paulus revival of the...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Anyone with a cellphone and a laptop can make a Web series. But it's tough to pull off something that looks professionally made. Not when there's barely any money involved. There is a huge opportunity here for indie filmmakers, especially those...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Watch enough new foreign films in a row, and certain things start to stand out. Like the incredible variety of cellphone ring tones used in other countries. They're familiar but just different enough to break your concentration for a moment, like a...
| Apr 11, 2013
It’s fun, that’s why. I’m here for the fun.
The raucous, laugh-filled experience of the Tribune’s “Slap Shot" sparked it, and I’m still getting thanks for co-hosting that event. “Caddyshack" is the “Slap...
| Apr 13, 2013
A movie on which to float, rather than park your easily expressed opinions, "Upstream Color" is a river conveying a kind of love story involving two lost souls. Comparisons to Terrence Malick and "The Tree of Life," among other Malicks, have abounded ever...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Until recently, the Vera Wang bridal shop in Singapore imposed a non-refundable $482 fee to try on dresses. And last month a health food retailer in Australia posted this notice on its door: “As of the first of February, this store will be...