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Entries by Mike Ryan from 06/2012

'Snow White And The Huntsman' Plot: 8 Confusing Things

| Posted 06.04.2012 | Entertainment

Since seeing the Kristen Stewart vehicle earlier last week, I've been kicking around a few questions about the movie -- questions that lingered throughout the weekend. (Well, lingered until I watched Game of Thrones and Man Men -- yowza! Then the questions stopped lingering out of a lack of interest. But, now, it's Monday and linger again they do...)

Martin Short, 'Madagascar 3' Star, Reflects On 'Three Amigos' And 'Innerspace'

Posted 06.04.2012 | Entertainment

Martin Short had a profound effect on any child of the '80s who constantly watched television shows like "SCTV" and "Saturday Night Live" or films lik...

Johan Santana No-Hitter: I Was There, And Here's Why That Makes Me Sad About 'Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan'

| Posted 06.04.2012 | Entertainment

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan celebrated its 30th anniversary on June 4. I have no grand story about how I first saw the film -- which ranks as on...

David Schwimmer, 'Madagascar 3' Star, On Why He Wants To Be Part Of The Xanth Movies

Posted 06.06.2012 | Entertainment

David Schwimmer is an enigma to me. So much so, that I called him one during our recent interview. Since "Friends" ended in 2004, Schwimmer -- part ac...

Remember This? Duran Duran's 'Seven And The Ragged Tiger'

| Posted 06.06.2012 | Entertainment

"Remember This?" is a new feature on Huffington Post Entertainment where a member of our staff takes a subject from the world of entertainment that hasn't been discussed in some time and brings it back to the forefront. Leading off, Mike Ryan writes about Duran Duran's third album, Seven and the Ragged Tiger.

Martin Short On The Differences Between 'SNL' & 'SCTV'

Posted 06.07.2012 | Entertainment

Earlier, Martin Short spoke about his voice work in this weekend's new animated film, "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" -- as well as reflecting on...

Jane Fonda, 'Peace, Love and Misunderstanding' Star, On The Occupy Movement and The Legacy Of '9 To 5'

Posted 06.08.2012 | Entertainment

"Are you near the restaurant? Because Jane Fonda has a habit of being early for meetings." That was the worried voice on the other side of a phone ...

'Prometheus': What Does 'Prometheus' Have In Common With 'Star Trek V'? (And 24 Other Urgent Questions)

| Posted 06.08.2012 | Entertainment

Currently in theaters is one of the most mysterious and highly anticipated films of the summer, Prometheus. The Ridley Scott film and its Alien roots, have been dominating internet message-board chatter for months. Was it worth the wait? As a service, we answer every question you could possibly have about Prometheus.

'Prometheus' Spoilers: The One Most Confusing Thing About 'Prometheus'

| Posted 06.11.2012 | Entertainment

From the looks of this weekend's massive box-office returns, you probably went to the movies. Perhaps it was for Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted?...

Diego Boneta, 'Rock Of Ages' Star, On Journey And Tom Cruise

Posted 06.11.2012 | Entertainment

It will be interesting to see how "Rock of Ages" plays in a theater. At times, the film really does feel like a rock concert. Which is great when surr...

Remember This? The Terrible 'E.T.' Atari 2600 Video Game

| Posted 06.12.2012 | Entertainment

"Remember This?" is a new feature on HuffPost Entertainment resurrecting pop-cultural artifacts that haven't enjoyed the spotlight for quite some ti...

Julianne Hough, 'Rock Of Ages' Star, On How Not To Be Mauled By A Baboon

Posted 06.12.2012 | Entertainment

Julianne Hough has only been in four movies to date. And not counting her brief appearance in the first "Harry Potter" film, Hough -- who rose to fame...

Adam Shankman, 'Rock Of Ages' Director, On That Time A Baboon Stuck His Ass In Paul Giamatti's Face

Posted 06.13.2012 | Entertainment

According to "Rock of Ages" director Adam Shankman, without Tom Cruise's portrayal of Les Grossman in "Tropic Thunder," the actor may have never been ...

'Rock Of Ages': A Breakup Letter

| Posted 06.14.2012 | Entertainment

I'm just going to get straight to the point, Rock of Ages: For our own good, whatever this is ... we have to end this. Look, I'm madly in love with you, you know that. Hell, everyone knows. At first, I thought my obsession with you was healthy. But, I'm stating to believe it's not. At all. And I know it's cliché to say, but, it's not you, Rock of Ages, it's me. (OK, it's a little bit you, too.)

'Rock Of Ages': Does Journey Exist In The Movie?

Posted 06.14.2012 | Entertainment

In "Rock of Ages," young hero Drew (Diego Boneta) writes an original song for his new love, Sherrie (Julianne Hough). This song is titled "Don't S...

Will Forte, 'That's My Boy' And 'Rock Of Ages' Star, Discusses 'The Weekend Of Will Forte'

Posted 06.15.2012 | Entertainment

The last time I spoke to Will Forte, it was a transitional time in his career. He was a year removed from his eight-season run on "Saturday Night Live...

'That's My Boy': Is 'That's My Boy' Actually Enjoyable? (And 24 Other Urgent Questions)

| Posted 06.15.2012 | Entertainment

Today, a movie starring called That's My Boy is playing in a theater somewhere near a large percentage of you. The movie stars Adam Sandler (Bulletproof) as the burnt-out father of Andy Samberg (That's My Boy). We've all been down this tragic Adam Sandler road before, but, regardless, we still answered every question that you could possibly have about That's My Boy.

'That's My Boy' Parting Question: Would You Keep The Name Han Solo?

| Posted 06.18.2012 | Entertainment

In other words: It makes no sense to try to break down the specific plot points of either film. But, strangely, a major plot point of That's My Boy did get me to pondering one question: If you were named Han Solo, would you change it? Sadly, I've put way too much thought into this over the weekend and the answer is complicated.

Patton Oswalt, 'Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World' Star, On That Paramount Anniversary Photo And His Relationship With Lucasfilm

Posted 06.18.2012 | Entertainment

Patton Oswalt is one of the most interesting actors working today. So interesting, in fact, that I jumped at the chance to interview Oswalt for his bl...

Remember This? 'Kidd Video'

| Posted 06.19.2012 | Entertainment

"Remember This?" is a recurring feature on HuffPost Entertainment, resurrecting pop-cultural artifacts that haven't enjoyed the spotlight for quite some time. Today, Mike Ryan writes about a Saturday morning cartoon from 1984, Kidd Video.

Pixar's 'Brave' Plot: What Do You Think It Is?

| Posted 06.19.2012 | Entertainment

Yesterday, over Twitter and Facebook, we asked you what you thought the plot of this weekend's new Pixar's release, "Brave," entails -- judging from the trailer alone. And we received many reasonable answers! Answers that I, too, assumed were true before I actually saw "Brave" last week.

Jane Fonda On 'The Newsroom,' Aaron Sorkin, Ted Turner And More

Posted 06.20.2012 | TV

Recently, The Huffington Post joined Jane Fonda for lunch in Midtown Manhattan to talk about a wide range of topics, one of which was the upcoming HBO...

Pixar's 'Brave': Is Anyone Actually Brave In 'Brave'? (And 24 Other Urgent Questions)

| Posted 06.20.2012 | Entertainment

This weekend, Pixar's latest offering, Brave opens in theaters, and it's a movie that you will see based the Pixar brand alone. Will you like Brave? Is Brave the movie that you think it is? As a service -- even though nothing is going to stop you from seeing Brave -- we answer every question that you could possibly have about Brave.

'Ted': Will 'Ted' Make You Feel Guilty For Laughing? (And 24 Other Urgent Questions)

| Posted 06.22.2012 | Entertainment

On June 29, a movie about a talking teddy bear, Ted, will be in theaters across North America. Ted stars Mark Wahlberg (The Big Hit) as a grown man who lives with Ted, a teddy bear brought to life by a magic wish. Will Ted make you laugh? Will Ted make you feel guilty for laughing? As a service, with an early review, we answer every question that you could possibly have about Ted.

Pixar's 'Brave': 3 Lingering Questions

| Posted 06.25.2012 | Entertainment

If the box office numbers are to be believed, you saw Pixar's latest animated offering, Brave, over the weekend. Which is great, because I have some questions.