The married performers who starred as attorneys and spouses Ann Kelsey and Stuart Markowitz on the 1986-94 NBC series "L.A. Law" often keep their work intertwined, as they demonstrated again Saturday (April 28) at Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls, N.Y. They recorded short-story readings for the National Public Radio program "Selected Shorts," and they'll act together again in the new play "Brace Yourself" in August at the Berkshire (Mass.) Theatre Festival.
"It's been a very nice career, and we've had a great time," Tucker tells Zap2it. "And we've been involved with some great people. 'Arthur' (in which Eikenberry played Dudley Moore's high-society fiancee) is a classic, and so is 'Diner.'" The latter movie -- which featured Tucker -- was directed by fellow Baltimore native Barry Levinson,
By Allen Gardner
Tree Of Life (20th Century Fox) Terrence Malick’s latest effort is both the best film of 2011 and the finest work of his (arguably) mixed, but often masterly canon. A series of vignettes, mostly set in 1950s Texas, capture the memory of a man (Sean Penn) in present-day New York who looks back on his life, and his parents’ (Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain) troubled marriage, when word of his younger brother’s suicide reaches him. Almost indescribable beyond that, except to say no other film in history so perfectly evokes the magic and mystery of the human memory, which both crystalizes (and sometimes idealizes) the past. Like Stanley Kubrick’s 2001, this is a challenging, polarizing work that you must let wash over you. If you go along for the ride, you’re in for a unique, rewarding cinematic experience. Also available on Blu-ray disc.
Los Angelenos are aflutter with impending chaos. And, if you don’t live in Los Angeles, you probably don’t understand. (I live here and I’m not sure I fully understand.) But this weekend (July 15-17), the City of Los Angeles has gotten it in its mind to shut down the 405 Freeway, one of the central lifelines for the (frankly absurd) amount of traffic that hits Los Angeles on a daily basis. This means that, functionally, no one’s going anywhere this weekend and the entire West side of Los Angeles is going to be choked off by the cold, unrelenting hands of the Los Angeles Dot.
Naturally, this has become a bit of a cultural meme (surely confusing anyone who doesn’t live in Los Angeles) dubbed by internet pun genii as “Carmageddon.
There is a boatload of information available about each of these panels – and about everything other panel that will be there – if you go to the main site. Check out the full schedule, which is now downloadable as a Pdf, and see all of the amazing panels being offered, from comic book authors and artists to game previews to costuming to a celebration of Harry Potter fandom, and you’ll see the agony
Friday, July 23
10:00-11:00 Lego Star Wars
A behind-the-brick look with the Lego Star Wars team at how the epic Star Wars story comes together with the creativity and imagination of the Lego brand. Additionally, be among the first to hear about a special Lego Star Wars entertainment event, and meet Emmy award-winning writer Michael Price. Also includes Q&A time. Room 7Ab
10:00-11:00 Torchwood: Miracle Day
John Barrowman (Doctor Who) and Eve Myles (Doctor Who) join cast members Mekhi Phifer, Bill Pullman (Independence Day), Alexa Havins (All My Children), and Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), along with writer Jane Espenson (Battlestar Galactica), to discuss the
For a straight actor to successfully play a gay character is not as easy as one might think. Not everyone can pull a Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain, a River Phoenix in Private Idaho, or even a Robin Williams in The Birdcage. When I see a movie about gays with a straight lead and director and it fails, I often wonder how the voice would have been different with a gay director or gay actor. Would Cruising be the same film if the director were gay? Here are just a few gay characters played by straight actors that we all could’ve lived without.
Will Smith in Six Degrees of Separation
Will Smith wasn't a terrible actor in the 1993 film Six Degrees of Separation; however, it was obvious he was a little green for the role. Smith played the role of Paul,
NBC News President Steve Capus confirmed on Thursday that Shuster will be back to work on Feb. 22. The suspension began last week when Shuster, filling in as guest host of Tucker, wondered aloud whether Chelsea Clinton was being "pimped out" by the campaign.
Shuster and NBC News apologized over the air and personally to the Clinton campaign and to Chelsea Clinton. It didn't stop a firestorm of criticism against MSNBC, which has been seen in some quarters as being anti-Clinton. MSNBC host Chris Matthews has been criticized by the Clinton campaign.
On Wednesday, Clinton confirmed that she would participate in a Feb. 26 debate in Ohio that she had already said she would attend but threw into doubt because of the campaign's anger at MSNBC.