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Bill Pullman Honored at the New York Stage and Film Gala: It's Good to Be King

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.22.2015 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

And theater, too. Most memorable for me was seeing him in Edward Albee's Sylvia, or The Goat, in which he has to tell his wife that he is in love with another, eh, female, that is, eh, another species -- eh, a goat.

Next Years Fringe Show

Sandy Thomas | Posted 09.28.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

Believe it or not, some people have already booked their venue for the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Kate Winslet in A Little Chaos

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.20.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Kate Winslet in a smart ponytail and slinky black skimmer posed for selfies with fans as I approached MoMA this week for the New York premiere screening of her new film, A Little Chaos, directed by Alan Rickman.

'Harry Potter' Star Alan Rickman Sounds Even More Magical On Helium

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment

If you never received your Hogwarts letter when you turned 11, this will probably make up for it. Professor Snape himself, actor Alan Rickman, stop...

Live from the Marrakech Film Festival: Ritesh Batra on Jury Duty

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.11.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sitting in a courtyard on the grounds of La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakech, filmmaker Ritesh Batra admits that one of the best parts of being a member of the jury for the competition at the Marrakech International Film Festival is actually getting the chance to watch movies.

Live From the Marrakech Film Festival: Dec. 6

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I had never been invited to dine with royalty before I arrived at the Marrakech International Film Festival. Sundance, you've got a lot to live up to.

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Wednesday, Sept. 10

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Entitlement is also an issue in Noah Baumbach's wonderfully acidic While We're Young, which captures a pair of Gen-Xers, Josh and Cornelia (Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts), at a crisis point.

30 Stars and Doctors Sign the 'Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All'

Paul Sanderson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Sanderson

It's time for governments, cancer organizations, and the cancer industry to devote their resources primarily to immunotherapy and give it urgent priority.

7 Romantic Films Men Love

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 04.12.2014 | Entertainment
James Russell Lingerfelt

Common threads of a romantic movie a man will watch: The screenplay is written by men, the film is told from the man's perspective and the male lead behaves like a man would in real life and the ending of the film is redemptive.

These Celebrities Prove That Big Breaks In Hollywood Aren't Just For The Young

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 01.30.2014 | Celebrity

Many people think that it's impossible to "make it" in the entertainment industry once they've hit a certain age. With so many child and teenaged star...

This Alan Rickman-Off Is Perfect

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 10.12.2013 | Comedy

Benedict Cumberbatch came all the way from London to be on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Friday, and did a little something all of his fans (or "C...

Matthew Jacobs

'Harry Potter' Pals Get Dirty For Wild Indie | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.12.2013 | Entertainment

The mythology of punk music's evolution can be traced back, more or less, to one singular staple: CBGB. Opened in 1973 in downtown Manhattan's East Vi...

Popcorn Preview: Lee Daniels' The Butler

Leslie Sisman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) Cast includes: Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), David Banner (Street Kings), Mariah Carey (You Don't ...

Movie Review: Lee Daniels' The Butler

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.13.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I walked away from Daniels' film deeply moved. As obvious as this film can be in its messages -- bigotry and racism: bad -- it still touches on moments of history from the recent past that need to be recalled, over and over.

Review: Oprah and Forest Whitaker in Lee Daniels' The Butler

Caryn James | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Caryn James

Lee Daniels' The Butler is some serious, probably effective Oscar bait. It is also -- these things so often go together -- audience-pandering History Lite.

The Trailer For 'CBGB' Has Arrived

Posted 08.08.2013 | Entertainment

"CBGB," a movie about one of New York's most legendary venues, has a new trailer. In it, Alan Rickman stars as overall-clad Hilly Kristal (American ac...

WIN $1,000: Celebrate The Everyday Hero In Your Life (SWEEPSTAKES)

Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact

Throughout our history books and daily news headlines alike, it’s easy to spot whom our heroes are in the world. But what of those who operate on...

10 Actors Much Older Than Their Characters

Posted 04.25.2013 | Entertainment

Robert Downey Jr. joked last week that Paul Thomas Anderson passed him over in favor of Joaquin Phoenix for the lead in the film adaptation of "Inhere...

ReThink Review: A Good Day to Die Hard -- Killing a Classic

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.16.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Instead of stone-faced bodybuilders or martial arts experts, Die Hard had John McClane, an everyman New York cop with only street smarts and a sense of humor on his side who seemed as surprised as anyone to be an action hero.

FIRST LOOK: Oprah On Set With Ron & Nancy

Posted 09.11.2012 | Entertainment

Lee Daniels is nothing if not a risk taker. It's part of the reason why the "Precious" director had Nicole Kidman pee on Zac Efron in "The Paperboy," ...

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Making the Most of Your Writing Time

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 10.02.2012 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

Now that you've decided that you do have what it takes, I have a couple of well-worn tips in my arsenal to help make your writing time more productive and less agonizing.

'Harry Potter' Stars Reunite For New Film

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.23.2012 | Entertainment

Rupert Grint has reunited with one of his "Harry Potter" co-stars. Variety reports that the erstwhile Ron Weasley will join Alan Rickman (Snape!) in t...

The Sudden Resurgence Of CBGB

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.15.2012 | Home

In 2006 one of the most renowned music venues in the country shut its doors. But now it looks like CBGB -- the venerable East Village hard rock in...

The View From AWP Chicago: Writer-Con 2012

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 05.06.2012 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

What do you call 10,000 writers on the shores of Lake Michigan? The start. The start of a three-day conversation that happens every spring when the Association of Writers and Writing Programs convenes its national conference.

Muggles Just Don't Understand! 6 Reasons 'Harry Potter' Was Oscar-Snubbed

Marissa Piazzola | Posted 02.27.2012 | Home

Not since the death of Dumbledore have we seen something so sad; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 lost in all three categories it was nom...