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Marc Hershon

Podcast Reviews: How To Be Amazing & Monster Party

Marc Hershon | July 29, 2016 | Entertainment
How To Be Amazing -- Epi36: Michael Showalter Comedian Michael Ian Black, tends to wield his delightfully wry -- nay, sardonic -- wit quite liberally when he's encountered on two of his three podcasts. Such as Mike And Tom Eat Snacks...
David Hinckley

PBS Turns Its Sunday Spotlight to Queen Victoria, That Saucy Minx

David Hinckley | July 29, 2016 | Entertainment
Everything you thought about Queen Victoria is probably wrong. And that's really good news for television viewers, because the 19th century British queen we meet in PBS's upcoming drama Victoria is far more interesting than the staid, uptight and humorless caricature her reputation would suggest. ...
Michael Giltz

DVDs: Sing Out For "Sing Street," "Everybody Wants Some!!" Choose -- Batman Or Superman? And More

Michael Giltz | July 29, 2016 | Entertainment
Too often, people use the instant access of streaming services and on-demand to simply watch whatever widely advertised, not-that-good movie was playing in the cinema just a few weeks ago. "That looks alright," you say to yourselves, settling for something that might be OK. At best. Wht not be a...
David Hinckley

RIP Jack Davis, Comic Master. Revolutions Can Start in the Darndest Places.

David Hinckley | July 29, 2016 | Entertainment
In the comic illustration world, the death of Jack Davis this week was like the loss of Picasso, except you didn't have to spend nearly as much time figuring out what it all meant. Davis, who died Wednesday at the age of 91 in St. Simons, Ga., looked like your...
Jeremy Gerard

If You See Something, Say Something: The Golem (Lincoln Center Festival); Small Mouth Sounds (Signature Theatre Center)

Jeremy Gerard | July 29, 2016 | Entertainment
I don't want to start off with my quibbles about The Golem, which the Lincoln Center Festival is presenting at the Gerald Lynch Theatre through Sunday, because I don't want anything to discourage you from seeing this ingenious and ultimately quite moving show. It's presented by 1927, a decade-old London-based...
Zaki Hasan

Zaki's Review: Jason Bourne

Zaki Hasan | July 29, 2016 | Entertainment
Jason Bourne is back! And, to be honest, I kind of wish he'd stayed away.
Michael Berkowitz

"Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party": Grudge Match

Michael Berkowitz | July 29, 2016 | Entertainment
Dinesh D'Souza's latest hate mail to the Democratic Party, the film "Hillary's America" is a tedious, cheesy, self serving slog through the unsavory underside of American History. Dour D'Souza selectively culls, bends and ultimately breaks history in a desperate attempt to show how all evil flows from Democrats.
Elysabeth Alfano

Actresses Alex Kapp and Tricia O'Kelley on Acting, Dating and Motherhood in Your Forties

Elysabeth Alfano | July 29, 2016 | Entertainment
Changing jobs is one of the most stressful situations and actors change jobs more than anyone. Add a divorce, and things can really get nuts. On the most recent podcast of The Celebrity Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano, actresses Alex Kapp (The New Adventures of Old Christine)...
Dwight Brown

Jason Bourne

Dwight Brown | July 29, 2016 | Entertainment
There's something missing in actor Matt Damon and director/writer Paul Greengrass' return to the Bourne action/spy/thriller franchise. It's hard to put your finger on it. But the brutal fight scenes, painstakingly coordinated cloak-and-dagger sequences and elaborate car chases aren't as intriguing as those in The Bourne Supremacy or The Bourne...
Spottoon

PEAK - S3 Ep.16

Spottoon | July 29, 2016 | Entertainment
'We are the rescue rangers!' Yun with his crew faces a life-threatening journey as they are assigned to the mountain police rescue unit at Mount Bukhan for their mandatory military service. Relying only on their bravery, their lives are now in jeopardy. Would the group be able to beat the Mother Nature in the battle to survive?
David Hinckley

Hamilton's America: A Ticket You Can Afford. Heck, a Ticket You Can Get

David Hinckley | July 29, 2016 | Entertainment
Alex Horwitz figured out how to get tickets to Hamilton, the hottest show on Broadway. He directed a documentary called Hamilton's America, which weaves the life of the real Alexander Hamilton into the story of the contemporary stage phenomenon. He sold the documentary...
Nancy Doyle Palmer

'Tallulah' -- Little Movie Big Themes And Thank God There's Gravity

Nancy Doyle Palmer | July 28, 2016 | Entertainment
Tallulah is a gem - a midsummer gem, an indie gem, a Juno gem-again, a why we love small movies gem. Perfect and glittery and compact in large part because of the pristinely talented women who joined forces to crush this film that premieres Friday July 29 on Netflix and in selected theaters.
Kate McClanaghan

How to Weather the Current 'Show Hole' We're In

Kate McClanaghan | July 28, 2016 | Entertainment
Remember when rainy summer afternoons either meant building forts in the basement, or going to the movies? Remember the movies? Amazing stories that Siskel and Ebert would bicker over as to which one was better crafted than the last? Stories we didn't want to end?
Regina Weinreich

Classical Theater of Harlem Does the Scottish Play: Macbeth in the Park

Regina Weinreich | July 28, 2016 | Entertainment
As you contemplate US leadership in this election process, it is essential to check in with the bard: in play after play he asks, what makes for a solid, dependable ruler? Shakespeare's Macbeth, a towering character, shows more flaws and foibles than any tyrant in the public eye; fear and...
David Hinckley

The Get Down: Grandmaster Flash on Finding The Beat and Changing the Musical World

David Hinckley | July 28, 2016 | Entertainment
It wasn't guys with rhymes who started hip-hop. It was guys with turntables, extracting five seconds of the beat from five minutes of a song. "The deejays were the ones who invented hip-hop," says Grandmaster Flash, who should know because he was one of them. "The rappers were important,...
Lisa Hiser

Inside "A Chorus Line" At The Hollywood Bowl Rehearsals With Ross Lynch & Sabrina Bryan

Lisa Hiser | July 28, 2016 | Entertainment
Every year the Hollywood Bowl presents an amazing musical and this year A Chorus Line will be taking the stage.
Anjali Shah

Why I Bought Boys' Underwear For My Daughter

Anjali Shah | July 28, 2016 | Parents
I was shocked that clothing manufacturers somehow decided that only boys would enjoy having their favorite Star Wars characters on their underwear. That only boys would be interested in sci-fi and space.
Kyle Stevens

A Conversation With SOFI TUKKER

Kyle Stevens | July 28, 2016 | Entertainment
Get ready world. SOFI TUKKER will make you get on your feet and sweat it out this summer. Starting tonight, the duo is going on the road and taking the dance party with them. From Chicago to Louisville, fans of dance music are in for a treat over the next...
Samantha Rodman PhD

The Bachelorette Episode 9 Recap: "Exotic Overnight Dates"

Samantha Rodman PhD | July 28, 2016 | Entertainment
This episode is a continuation of the prior one, where we were left, cruelly, on tenterhooks, for an entire week, without knowing whether Luke will be sent home or if his last minute declaration of love will save him. And it doesn't. Luke is out.
Chandra Bozelko

10 Things Season Four Of "Orange Is the New Black" Gets Wrong About Life In A Women's Prison

Chandra Bozelko | July 28, 2016 | Entertainment
But the new episodes distort realities of life and law in the modern women's prison, namely that the prisoners pay for not only their own mistakes, but everyone else's too. Here are 10 ways the show gets life in a women's prison all wrong.
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