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Martin Baum, an old-time New York theatrical talent agent who became a veteran voice of experience for the upstart Creative Artists Agency in the late 1970s and who brought to the firm such established star clients as Sidney Poitier and Peter Sellers, has...
Daily PressEveryone likes a good streak, from Ray Stevens to Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. (Google them). In sports, they're virtually sacred. Who could imagine, for example, anyone touching Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak? Yet streaks can be funny...
The greatest charm of the Stepping Stone Players' most recent production, "Willy Wonka," lies in its outstanding mixed cast of children and adults. Eleven-year-old Austin Kelly as our hero — sweet, decent, chocolate-loving Charlie Bucket, is a...
Culture MonsterIn 2007, New York grabbed torches and pitchforks and went after a monster. The object of this pursuit, "Young Frankenstein," was indeed frightful in some respects, but it didn't deserve quite such bitter griping. True, moviemaker turned theater...
What Is This Thing Called Love? Stories Gene Wilder St. Martin's: 160 pp., $19.99 "It was cold and raining at four in the morning when Buddy walked out of Caesars Palace, stark naked except for the L.A. Times wrapped around his waist." These sweet,...
The Hero Complex"ALICE IN WONDERLAND": 27 DAYS Are you ready for a trip down the rabbit hole? Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Disney are adding a strange new chapter to the Lewis Carroll classic with "Alice in Wonderland," a film that presents......
Zap2It.comJoel Siegel, the Emmy Award-winning, longtime film critic and entertainment editor for ABC's "Good Morning America" and WABC-TV in New York, died Friday. He was 63. Siegel, who continued to work until two weeks before his death, died in New York after...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNew York Behold America's theater capital, twinkling, preening, clanging, stoking ambitions and devouring tourist dollars. Now behold the drama students of Verdugo Hills High School, their parents ferrying them from the San Fernando Valley to LAX, their...
Zap2It.comComedy is, moreso than any other genre of film, a hit-or-miss proposition. When it's on, you can leave a movie with your sides hurting. When it's off, it's your head that hurts. Both sides of the equation are represented in "The Mel Brooks Collection," a...
Chicago TribuneLike one of his on-screen tantrums, the Adam Sandler debate seems to go on forever. Is he a one-shtick pony, or a real actor with the long-haul goods? As with many polarized arguments the answer isn't A or B, but C, meaning: "Both," or "Both —...
Zap2It.com"Springtime for Hitler" is still pretty funny. Everything else is a horror. Made in 1967, Mel Brooks' magnificent movie "The Producers" -- about an impresario and his accountant sidekick who try to stage the worst show in the history of Broadway, in...
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