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'Planes: Fire & Rescue' cleared for landing

Kids will return to the theaters over the weekend to board "Planes: Fire and Rescue." Adults may purge and watch a sex tape, however. All this means is that there is a choice among the new wide releases.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

A conversation with actress Shirley Knight Special

With an impressive list of stage, film and TV roles spanning 50 years, Shirley Knight is a true success story in the world of entertainment. One particular role she takes great pride in is a recent one: Marie in the independent film "Redwood Highway."
Digital Journal Report by Mindy Peterman - 2 comments

'Game of Thrones' leads Emmy nods with 19; drama category is hot

Los Angeles - The 66th Annual Emmy Awards will take place Aug. 25, but the nominations were handed out early this morning in Los Angeles. "Game Of Thrones" leads all shows with 19 nominations.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 3 comments

Acorn TV offers an eclectic mix of British television programming

With a unique roster of programming, and subscriber numbers steadily growing, Acorn TV is a force to be reckoned with in the world of streaming services.
In the Media by Mindy Peterman

'Transformers 4' takes down 'Tammy'

Usually a holiday box office is something to get excited about. However, when that holiday falls on a Friday like the Fourth of July did, not so much.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Review: Toronto's High Park is the perfect setting for 'As You Like It' Special

Toronto - Canadian Stage's annual Shakespeare in High Park has become a respected Toronto summer tradition, and this year, the Bard's pastoral comedy “As You Like It” is a fine match for the High Park Amphitheatre's outdoor setting and young audiences.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill - 1 comment

'Transformers 4: Age of Extinction' morphing into a monster hit

UPDATE: "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction" now boasts the best Friday opener of the year with an estimated haul of $41.6 million. It has a shot at a $100 million weekend.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 2 comments

North Korean authorities call comedy film an 'act of war'

A trailer for the upcoming comedy called "The Interview" has aroused international interest and a response for action from North Korean (NK) authorities themselves.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

A conversation with actress Dylan Gelula Special

With roles in two new TV shows, "Chasing Life" and "Jennifer Falls," Dylan Gelula is quickly becoming a breakout star in TV land.
Digital Journal Report by Mindy Peterman

'Of Human Bondage', 'London Road' top the Dora Awards in Toronto Special

Toronto - It was an evening full of bondage and murder at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards last night — with local productions “Of Human Bondage,” “Venus in Fur” and “London Road” among the big winners at the annual awards ceremony for theatre in Toronto.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill

Comedy is king as 'Think Like a Man 2' wins

It wasn't just a comedy win at the box office, it was another win for Kevin Hart. He is on a roll — or make that role. His roles are helping him take his films to the top spot, or at least close.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Review: Dana Carvey brings his stand-up comedy show to The Paramount Special

Huntington - Emmy-award-winning comedian Dana Carvey (best-known for his work on "Saturday Night Live") brought his stand-up comedy show to The Paramount in Huntington, New York on June 21.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

Op-Ed: John Oliver reveals Stephen Hawking's comedy skills

The Hawking-Oliver interview was heavy on jokes with a light amount of theoretical science thrown in. This is some serious comedy for anyone who is a fan of dry humor.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Review: ’22 Jump Street’ graduates at the top of its class Special

’22 Jump Street’ applies the same playful philosophy from the first film when Jenko and Schmidt are assigned to a drug investigation at a nearby college.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul - 1 comment

Fred Armisen invents new chords 'bark' and 'baseball bat'

Fred Armisen challenged viewers to play the same difficult song he did on the show 'Comedy, Bang! Bang!'. Unfortunately many of us could not figure out how to play the guy named Reggie chord. It's just too complicated.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Op-Ed: John Oliver smashes FCC comment system

After ridiculing the FFC's stance on net neutrality Oliver made an impassioned plea asking the internet "monsters" to contact the FCC. Their comments drowned the government network for over an hour.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Review: ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ is too many Special

Writer/director Seth MacFarlane stars in ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West,’ which centres on a cowardly farmer’s bid for love that forces him into a gunfight with an opponent way out of his league.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul - 2 comments

Review: ‘The Grand Seduction’ is filled with delightful intrigue Special

‘The Grand Seduction’ is an enchanting comedy about a small village’s attempt to beguile a young doctor into staying on permanently by fabricating an elaborate web of lies.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul

Review: Season 2 of Ricky Gervais's 'Derek' airs on Netflix May 30

In "Derek", Ricky Gervais proves he can write and portray a character who is simple yet likable and is in no way brash or mean-spirited like many of his creations who have come before.
In the Media by Mindy Peterman

Review: McKellar's Newfoundland comedy may charm, but never seduces Special

Feel-good comedies like “The Grand Seduction” remind me of “nice guys” who try to attract women with flowers and nonstop compliments. Sure, he's harmless, he may even be sincere, but where's the edge? What makes him different from the others?
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill

Terry Gilliam finds Monty Python reunion 'depressing'

Monty Python's Terry Gilliam feels that it is depressing that a reunion is happening because they tried to move past it with their careers.
In the Media by William Suphan - 3 comments

'Neighbors' laughs past 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' for huge win

"Neighbors" moved in and won the weekend as it beat "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" rather easily at the box office. It took in more than projected as well. It was a huge comedy win.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Review: ‘Mom’s Night Out’ reinforces all the wrong stereotypes Special

In ‘Mom’s Night Out,’ a few overworked mothers get out their high-heels for a grown-up evening, but in typical Hollywood fashion their husbands prove inept at caring for the kids alone.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul

Review: ‘Neighbors’ refreshes the fraternity rivalry Special

‘Neighbors’ is every homeowner’s worst nightmare. A noisy fraternity moves into a pleasant community, particularly upsetting a young couple who take action.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul

Comedies and another trip to Oz compete with Spidey

UPDATE: "Neighbors" will surely beat "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" as it is cruising right now and hauled in $19.5 million on Friday. The end result could be around $50 million, a surprise to many for sure.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'The Other Woman' seeks laughs; next 'Hobbit' gets a title

A weekend that may prove to be a calm before the storm has arrived. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" spins its web next weekend in North America, so now it is for the current three-time champ to ride it out or lose the title, finally.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

A conversation with 'VEEP's Sufe Bradshaw Special

Sufe Bradshaw is a talented actress who loves what she does and enjoys the diversity of the craft. As the ‘curt and acerbic’ Sue Wilson, on HBO’s VEEP, Bradshaw is able to display her dramatic as well as her comedic skills.
Digital Journal Report by Mindy Peterman

Drake goes undercover to see what people think of him

Los Angeles - Drake recently went undercover for Jimmy Kimmel to find out what people think of him – and the results are funny, despite a pretty obvious disguise.
In the Media by Nora Meszaros - 1 comment

Review: Emmy-Award-winning series VEEP heads into its third season on HBO Special

HBO's political comedy VEEP begins its third season on April 6 at 10:30 PM, and its writers are keeping the show fresh by introducing some new, intriguing (and very funny) plot twists.
Digital Journal Report by Mindy Peterman

Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin team up for new Netflix comedy

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin will star in a new comedy on the Netflix Inc video-streaming service about rival women who forge a new relationship after their husbands fall in love with each other.
In the Media by Reuters
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