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Jeff Calhoun Talks About the New and Improved Disney Newsies Before Ducking Out to Work on a Duck Dynasty Show for Las Vegas

Jim Hill | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So when the good people of Pittsburgh head out for the Benedum Center later this week to catch the North American touring company of Disney Newsies, will they be seeing an exact duplicate of the Tony Award-winning show that ran for 2 1/2 years on Broadway?

Rowlf the Dog, Fozzie Bear and the Swedish Chef Spill the Beans on What It's Really Like to Be a Muppet

Jim Hill | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

For nearly 60 years, the Muppets have been entertaining TV viewers and movie-goers. But what are Kermit & Co. actually like when the cameras are off?

Our Jungle Book Obsession: Two Films Planned by Rival Studios

Amy M. Davis | Posted 07.12.2014 | Entertainment
Amy M. Davis

Movies must translate a story to an entirely different medium, and that always means changes. More often than some would like to admit, changes are also needed, in many cases, to find a sufficiently-large audience.

Victoria Summer: Practically Perfect in Saving Mr. Banks

Chuck Mirarchi | Posted 02.13.2014 | Entertainment
Chuck Mirarchi

Portraying Julie Andrews, who won the 1965 Academy Award for Best Actress, to virtually spit-spot accuracy, is actress Victoria Summer.

Joe Roth Reflects on Oz The Great and Powerful, Looks Forward to Maleficent in 2014

Jim Hill | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It's every screenwriter's nightmare. To be in the office of one of Hollywood's most powerful producers, pitching all of your script ideas. Only to then have that mover-and-shaker repeatedly say "Nope. Not interested." But that's exactly what happened back in 2009 to poor Mitchell Kapner.

Tim Burton's Deep, Dark Secret ? He's Actually a Pretty Normal Guy

Jim Hill | Posted 12.11.2012 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

For the better part of 30 years now, Hollywood has been harboring a secret. Something that threatens the prevailing public perception of one of the town's more talented filmmakers.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Beauty and the Beast

Dan Persons | Posted 03.17.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Beauty and the Beast is back, and Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and myself have strapped on the 3D goggles to determine whether the film prospers or suffers from the tweaking.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Lion King 3D & MST3K vs. Gamera

Dan Persons | Posted 11.18.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

There were no new genre films in theaters this weekend, but there was one old one in a shiny new, 3D coat: The Lion King 3D, which just so happened to...