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Paul Provenza to Relaunch The Green Room at SXSW

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 04.30.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

"It depends, because the whole thing about The Green Room is the combination of talent. It's not enough to just have a handful of great comics. What I need, and what excites me about it, is putting a handful of comics together who are particularly interesting."

'The Hobbit' Star Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

AP | Posted 11.16.2013 | Celebrity

LONDON — Representatives of Scottish actor Billy Connolly say he has had surgery for the early stages of prostate cancer and is also receiving t...

Popcorn Preview: Quartet

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.28.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Quartet (2012) Cast includes: Maggie Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Tom Courtenay (The Golden Compass), Billy Connolly (The Boondock Sa...

Movie Review: Quartet

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Quartet is harmless, a mild blend of comedy and sentiment, heavy on the sentiment and, unfortunately, far too light on the comedy.

The Hobbit Review: Hold on Tight!

Carole Mallory | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

While initially I was not eager to see J.R.R.Tolkien's The Hobbit, I am pleased to say that it drew me in, invited me to study its opening and then once the dwarves appeared, it swept me away.

'The Hobbit' Actor Calls Tolkien 'Unreadable'

Posted 09.24.2012 | Books

Billy Connolly, the actor who will play the dwarf Dáin Ironfoot in Peter Jackson's forthcoming "The Hobbit" films, has a surprising opinion on the bo...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Brave

Dan Persons | Posted 08.25.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Another daring redefinition of the family film from the people who turned a near-dialogue-free tale about a love-struck robot, an adventure about a cantankerous, air-bound septuagenarian, and a fantasy about a culinary-obsessed rat into worldwide, critical and commercial hits?

Review: Brave Is Worth Waiting For

Carole Mallory | Posted 08.22.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Amazing. A feminist cartoon and a joy to behold. The visual mixed media almost makes this 3D viewing come right off the screen into your lap and your heart.

Thoughts on The King's Speech, and Other Royal Entries

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Notwithstanding Colin Firth's astonishing performance, the film's genius lies in its being decidedly old-fashioned. Here is a sampling of my favorite titles which concern the venerable throne of England.

Smile and Say "Cleese!" - How the Secret Policeman Mocks, Rocks and Shocks

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gregory Weinkauf

Long ago on a smallish, awkwardly-shaped but somewhat culturally-significant island in the dismal North Sea, Peter Cook hosted a spoof awards show to anyone who featured in the 1981 Amnesty benefit show.

You Can Sue God, But You Can't Win

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cathleen Falsani

The intersection of theodicy -- the theological conundrum of "If God is good why is there evil in the world?" -- and our human penchant toward the litigious has ancient historical roots.