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James Cagney

Cagney's Legacy Tapped Out? Broadway's Robert Creighton Brings a Legend Back to Life [Video]

Steve Schonberg | Posted 03.28.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

Who was James Cagney? There was a time when fans around the world could have easily answered the question.

First Nighter: Jim Parsons is God in An Act of God, Robert Creighton is James Cagney in Cagney

David Finkle | Posted 05.29.2016 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Jim Parsons, adored for his appearances as Sheldon Lee Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, is now appearing at Studio 54 (although it's not a Studio 54 production) as the Supreme Being, though there's a catch.

Humphrey Bogart and Clint Eastwood Still Make My Day

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Robert David Jaffee

Because of his war pictures and Westerns, he will always be perceived by some as the heir to John Wayne, but, whatever one thinks of American Sniper, Eastwood is much more subtle than some jingoistic zealot.

13 Towns That Do St. Patrick's Day Best

Moira McGarvey | Posted 05.16.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

For those of you who aren't Irish or of Irish descent, St. Patrick's Day may just represent a day where people go out for a good time, possibly drink too much and paint shamrocks on their faces. But for my family and for many whose families originally hailed from Ireland, there's a little more to it. For many of us it represents hope, spirit and the achievement of the American Dream.

The Thin Man and More: The Best William Powell Movies

John Farr | Posted 11.30.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This actor, who'd earn screen immortality playing detective Nick Charles in 1934's The Thin Man, is someone I'd watch in most anything. What set him apart?

Tough Guy: The Best of James Cagney

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Many who think of him as the screen's ultimate tough guy will be surprised to learn that in his first paying gig on the stage, he cross-dressed to play a lady of the chorus. He was secure enough in his masculinity to be not the least bit embarrassed.

The Best Navy Movies of All Time

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Over the years, a slew of outstanding Navy-themed films have furnished us with a variety of salty celluloid adventures worth catching. The following dozen titles comprise my own personal favorites.

DVDs Worth Owning - and Giving - for Christmas

John Farr | Posted 05.11.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I just know many of you out there are scrambling to catch up on your holiday gift giving. This article's for you.

Cinematic Superman: The Astonishing Legacy of Clint Eastwood

John Farr | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This was the not the first title I had in mind for this piece. But when I dug into Clint Eastwood's life and career, it seemed particularly apt -- and not even close to an overstatement.

Christian Bale: So Many Good Parts, but Is There a Part Missing?

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Christian Bale strikes me as a complete enigma. Yes, his acting chops are prodigious, but he seems to me to be all technique and no heart; we get buckets of perfectly formed ice, but very little fire.

Classic "Under the Radar" Gangster Movies

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

2010-08-16-underworld.jpg Crime has not just been good to the criminals; it's been awfully good to Hollywood as well.

For July 4th, a Dozen Movies That Scream "America!"

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

As we head into the Independence Day weekend, I wanted to suggest some classic titles scattered over the decades that each in their way evoke our country's unique character.

Ode to My Cagney Loving Pops

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

When Cagney smacked ya, he did so with grace. He could, quite literally, tap dance on yer face. An accidental poem to wish my netless Dad, wh...

Top of the World Ma!

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Danziger

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A Wistful Champagne Toast to William Powell

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

One of the finest actors and leading men from Hollywood's Golden Age, William Powell was born towards the end of this month way back in 1892. It's unlikely most people under 30 would even recognize his name, which is sad, but also easily remedied.

Summer Reading on a Sunny (Doris) Day: David Kaufman's The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door Part I

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

There are certain actors we encounter as children having grown up on classic film who have a profound impact on us, and no one knows this better than David Kaufman, author of Doris Day: The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door.

The Best Bogart Movies By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

What follows are my favorite under-exposed Bogie picks. I'm consciously omitting what are arguably his most famous "landmark" films.