Steve Carell is an immensely popular actor. Jim Carrey used to be. Steve Buscemi is an actor's actor, and Olivia Wilde is an up and coming young actress. With all this talent in the cast of one movie, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, it should be a guaranteed success. Guess what folks, it isn't.
This is frankly a terrible film, but ever more disheartening because the material for a decent comedy so obviously exists within the botched final product. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a missed opportunity.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a movie for 8-year-olds who haven't seen a lot of movies and provide fresh eyes for its tired gags. Anyone older will see every punchline coming long before it arrives.
Comedian David Steinberg is brilliant. The gifted stand-up comedian, who made over 130 appearances on 'The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,' skillfully dissects the comedy minds of some of the most creative comedians on planet earth in his one-on-one sit down conversations on Showtime's 'Inside Comedy.'
Jenny McCarthy is entitled to her opinion and her mommy instinct, but she's not entitled to the validation and amplification that come with a job as a daily blogger for the Sun-Times. As Maria Puente writes at USA Today, "She definitely has a voice, and now she has a megaphone."
I applied to be a seat filler with hopes of learning how this highly unusual profession works. Could this be the key to unemployment? Could filling seats fill bank accounts? It turned out the answer was no because the salary is zero.
Celebrities usually have the inside track on the coolest places to go.
Today's activists, however, don't typically knock heads with plastic police shields or get hosed down by a coercive stream of water. Why put yourself in harms way when you can sit at your Ikea desk, open up your MacBook Air, and click a few electronic buttons?
It was such a gift to see and hear some of the most brilliant minds on the planet all under one roof. There are no words for the magic that happens energetically when so many high-conscious beings come together with the intention for good.
To me it was an Academy Awards of Consciousness, without the awards, without the over-the-top glitz, instead with authenticity, exemplary wisdom, crazy humor, and an outrageously creative assortment of music.
Some people gave up and left before the superstars took the stage, but those of us who braved the marathon are now meditation masters -- or at least intermediaries. OK, some of us are just zoned out.
It is said when the student is ready the teacher will appear. In this case, spiritually-aware people in entertainment and media have been waiting for a movement that will echo the awakening now happening around the world. And it has arrived, in the form of "GATE."
Home from the University of Missouri for the holidays in December of 1994, I was doing what all underage college kids do when they're home in the Midwestern suburbs for the holidays: drinking beer in the basement or going to see movies.
Sly Stone was that legendary soul singer who wooed the hearts of millions of Americans with his paradigm-shifting funk that formed the foundation for today's urban music. The media found him self-medicating his sorrow, living in a van in south Los Angeles.
Almost fifteen years after Titanic, with six Oscar nods and one win to her credit, Kate Winslet is an actress at the peak of her powers -- no longer a precocious ingénue, but a professional who's conscientiously developed her craft.
There are those who will scream "DISAPPOINTMENT!" because Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opened with $200 million in its first five days two years ago. If $180 million in six days is disappointment, sign me up for failure anytime.