Movies are magical. The good ones hold you captive in a great story, to a different time and place, and then bring you back home. In two hours, they leave you changed, having learned new things and lived a different life.
Blythe Danner is a sublime and funny actress, as we've seen in the Meet the Fockers comedies and decades of movies and stage plays. In I'll See You in My Dreams she's the femme fatale of the geriatric set, sure to make you rethink 70.
"This is the best show in town tonight," exclaimed David Letterman at the SeriousFun gala, the only thing he said that wasn't a joke. Founded by Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, SeriousFun was established to ensure childhood fun at summer camp for children with special needs.
On Saturday, January 31st, in the afternoon, I attended the World Premiere of an independent film called, "The Truth About Lies," by first time direct...
So, we got a lot of singers and actors? You got a problem with that? You know what else we got? Immigrants. By the boat load -- literally. The first immigrants who came to America passed through Ellis Island, which is in New Jersey. That makes Lady Liberty officially a Jersey girl!
Five things you don't know about Bob McGrath on the 45th anniversary of 'Sesame Street.'
I am astonished at the staying power of The War of the Roses, which takes a rather dark view on the end of a marriage, and what the process itself does to people. People I meet are convinced that the story is autobiographical.
For those of you who got a kick out of my first Nobody Gives a Damn, But... column, inspired by the great sportswriter Jimmy Cannon, I offer thanks. T...
The recent charity benefit at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall not only staged a lovely show with some stellar performances by big music and Hollywood names, it also extended an olive branch that stretched across current conflicts.
Every year, the tabloids take a look back at the worst celebrity breakups, most bitter divorces and brutal court fights over cash. These very public breakups offer important cautionary tales about modern marriage in America. Here's a few from last year.
If we are to rely on grades at all we should rely on more than a single signal about performance. Even if we adopt John Rawls's worldview, we will send up with Ryan Lochtes who are great but not superlative. How we set up grades reflects much more.
While I have sold or optioned more than a dozen of my books to film companies, I can provide no definitive answer as to why they make their buys, but the closest I can come to a remotely conclusive answer is my experience with The War of the Roses.
It does not seem quite possible that Jack Nicholson could be turning 75 today. He seems ageless, particularly when you revisit his best films. And that's just what we should all do to mark the occasion.
I don't remember watching The Earth Day Special when it was first broadcast by ABC in April 1990. Perhaps if I had watched it 22 years ago, I would have avoided falling for the right's denialist trap.
Everybody needs a Thneed. The question is, does anybody need Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, the feature-length, CG animated, 3D, big screen adaptation of the legendary children's author's environmental parable?
On Read Across America day, we need to remember that in addition to teaching our children to love reading, we also need to teach them HOW to read to between the lines in order to understand what the slick market makers and product placers are selling them.