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Interview: Joe Mantello Directs, Part 1

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.10.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Joe Mantello Photo: Brigitte Lacombe Over the last twenty seasons, Joe Mantello has directed thirty plays and musicals (including Take Me Out, Assas...

Movie Review: The Divergent Series, Allegiant Part 1.... Milking a Franchise

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.17.2016 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Allegiant Part I is a good action adventure film about a post apocalyptic world which is divided into five factions based on virtues, but enough alrea...

Aisle View: Stage Dynamite

Steven Suskin | Posted 03.10.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams give frenzied, uncompromising performances as a pair of irremediably-ruined souls frozen by a bubbling mix of guilt, retribution, revenge and what seem to be dangerous crosscurrents of desire.

Steve Jobs: Brunch With Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels, and Danny Boyle: The Smartest Men in the Room

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.14.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

At brunch at the Vault in the St. Regis Hotel last week, writer Aaron Sorkin spoke about his script, loosely based on Walter Isaacson's biography.

Jeff Daniels Was Told 'Dumb And Dumber' Would Destroy His Career

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 10.28.2015 | Entertainment

After more than three decades as a working actor, Jeff Daniels has finally made it. Since becoming a household name via "The Newsroom," he has added t...

Zaki's Review: Steve Jobs

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.23.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Like Aaron Sorkin's work on The Social Network before it, Steve Jobs isn't meant to serve as historical document of a man, but rather a meditation on a movement.

ReThink Review: Steve Jobs -- Steve Jobs, Dramatized

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.23.2016 | Technology
Jonathan Kim

I understand creative license and why films need to condense, simplify, fudge, and invent to create drama, but is there a point where this can be considered excessively dishonest?

How Jeff Daniels Convinced Aaron Sorkin He Could Play Will McAvoy

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.21.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Aaron Sorkin had a few reservations before casting Jeff Daniels as the principal character in his HBO show "The Newsroom." So with the role of anchor ...

Steve Jobs: Aaron Sorkin Takes on the Apple Enigma

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.07.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

The demands of a major motion picture and its limitations may be too conventional and narrow a box for the complex and world-changing Jobs.

Zaki's Review: The Martian

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.01.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

I first read Andy Weir's bestseller The Martian a little over a year ago. Actually, "inhaled" might be a better word to use. The story, about an astronaut stranded on Mars, his struggle to survive and the struggles on Earth to try and bring him home, is about as gripping a book as I've ever consumed,

Matt Damon Is Abandoned In Space Again In 'The Martian' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment

Once again, Matt Damon is a lone astronaut surviving on an empty planet. In Ridley Scott's "The Martian," Damon's NASA astronaut Mark Watney is lef...

Jazzing Things Up with 'Broadway at Birdland'

Steve Schonberg | Posted 03.08.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

Look closely and you'll find proponents who keep tradition alive for the faithful, and with the foresight of knowing that what's old will someday be new once again. Gianni Valenti and Jim Caruso are living this daily at cabaret club, Birdland.

The 3 Things You Need To Know About 'The Newsroom' Finale

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 12.16.2014 | Entertainment

After three seasons, Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" came to a close on Sunday night following a shortened, six-episode final season. Much like the show...

Jim Carrey Just Serenaded A Jeff Daniels Puppet

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 11.18.2014 | Comedy

Just when you thought they couldn't get any dumber, they go and do something like this. On Monday, Jim Carrey stopped by "The Tonight Show" with a...

New 'Dumb And Dumber To' Clip Shows A Very Special Celeb Cameo

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 11.13.2014 | Entertainment

One huge comedy star will join Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in the upcoming "Dumb and Dumber To." According to this clip from the film -- which makes "...

Jeff Daniels Just Twerked For Usher On 'The Tonight Show'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 11.11.2014 | Comedy

Miley Cyrus, take notes. And then burn them. On Monday, Jimmy Fallon challenged "Dumb and Dumber To" star Jeff Daniels to a game of "Pyramid." And ...

Mama June Cameo In 'Dumb & Dumber To' Was Not Cut

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 11.08.2014 | Entertainment

Allegations that "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" matriarch June "Mama June" Shannon is dating a convicted child molester led TLC to cancel the reality prog...

Jeff Daniels Explains Why Some Critics Bash 'The Newsroom'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 11.07.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Jeff Daniels won't say for sure whether Aaron Sorkin truly apologized for previous seasons of "The Newsroom" -- "maybe he did, maybe he didn't," Danie...

HBO's Media-Focused Drama The Newsroom Returns for a Riveting Final Season

Ed Martin | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

Sorkin has the advantage of viewing reality in the rear-view mirror as he writes this show, so let me indulge in similar hindsight conclusion-making.

WTF Happened to TV News?

Richard Zombeck | Posted 12.07.2014 | Media
Richard Zombeck

Both the show and I have our moments, but what gets me about The Newsroom is that it's "The News" the way a guy my age remembers it, wishes it still were and thinks it still should be -- honest, accurate, compelling and dripping with integrity.

What I Did This Summer, or How I Ended Up on Mr. B's Joybox Express With Jeff Daniels

Khalid Hanifi | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Khalid Hanifi

It started when my friend Mark Braun, better known as the blues and boogie-woogie piano phenomenon Mr. B, asked me to go for a bike ride with him, or rather with him and his custom built piano-bike contraption, the Joybox Express.

'Dumb And Dumber To' Just Gave Us The Best 'Lucy' Parody

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment

This weekend in inexplicable movie-promotion news, "Dumb and Dumber To" spoofed "Lucy" with new character posters that poke fun at the Scarlett Johans...

The Farrelly Brothers Give Us An Exclusive Behind The Scenes Look At 'Dumb And Dumber To'

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

If you're as excited as we are for the November release of "Dumb and Dumber To," you're going to want to check out our exclusive interview with the Fa...

The 'Dumbest' Round Of 'Real People, Fake Arms' Yet

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.11.2014 | Comedy

Just when you thought they couldn't get any dumber, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels go and do something like this. While stopping by "The Tonight Show"...

The First 'Dumb And Dumber To' Trailer Is Stupid Good

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment

Want to hear the most annoying greatest news in the world? Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne are back! "Dumb and Dumber" fans have been freaking out...