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Zane Buzby -- 'One Foot in Comedy, One Foot in the Holocaust'

Steve Karras | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
Steve Karras

There is no shortage of Holocaust memorials, museums and foundations dedicated solely to preserving the history of Nazi crimes against Europe's Jews during the Second World War. Yet there is a shortage of funds for financial aid for survivors.

My Favorite Year: The Pop Culture Peak That Was 1984

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Thirty years ago! Scary! Yet inspiring. (Certainly most millennials I encounter are ripping off that era as fast as their iPad-laden hands can grab.) For your pleasure and edification, I was there (and then), and I reflect.

11 Things You Didn't Know About 'Spinal Tap'

Posted 05.14.2014 | Comedy

This month marks the 30th anniversary of "This Is Spinal Tap," that daffy, plotless, but completely lovable movie about a fake metal band that, lo and...

He Thought Obama Campaigned On 'Yes We Can' Not 'Pobody's Nerfect'

Posted 11.15.2013 | Comedy

When did President Obama turn into Artie Fufkin? Clearly, this healthcare.gov thing has gotten out of control. On Thursday, Jon Stewart took the...

Rob Reiner Shares Wit and Wisdom With Hollywood's Next Generation

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Last week, Oscar-nominated producer/director/actor/writer, Rob Reiner, shared funny and personal stories of his career at Syracuse University's annual...

How Oscar Lost Its Sense of Humor -- and 20 Comedies Worthy of Best Picture

John Farr | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Is this oversight wholly the fault of the Academy? Who else, unless we all agree it's somehow natural or fitting for great comedies to be treated like the second-class citizens of cinema.

Short but Sweet: The Ten Best American Movies Under 90 Minutes

John Farr | Posted 04.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

While comedies are certainly well represented on this list (reminder to Hollywood: they do lend themselves to brevity), you'll also find dramas, westerns, war films, horror and suspense. A smorgasbord!

HuffPost Review: Flipped

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Flipped wants both laughs and a lump-in-the-throat ending. Unfortunately, it earns neither.

Movie review: Valentine's Day

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Valentine's Day wants to do for that Hallmark holiday what Love Actually did for Christmas: exploit it to make a romantic comedy. Just one problem: it's not funny.

What's Your Line? Mine Is....

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Men, I've noticed (duh!) tend to quote lines from what one might think of as "guy" films. Women will often quote the likes of Bette Davis in All About Eve or Diane Keaton in Annie Hall.