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  • Fight Director Dr. Michael Kirkland talks 'The Three Musketeers' July 9-25
    Fight Director Dr. Michael Kirkland talks 'The Three Musketeers' July 9-25
    Inspired by the magic of movies to becoming a real-life stage swashbuckler, award-winning Fight Director Dr. Michael Kirkland has traveled the country training students in the art of stage combat. It was a thrill to interview him about his...
  • The month opens with play openings and other theater events
    The month opens with play openings and other theater events
    Polarity Ensemble Theatre presents its annual Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays (July 9-19) with readings of new works by Chicago-area playwrights at Chicago’s Greenhouse Theater Center on 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue. For tickets ($10-$15) and...
  • 'St. Vincent'
    DVD review: 'St. Vincent'
    Over the last however many years, Bill Murray has proven himself to be the perfect supporting ingredient, being the secret ingredient of most projects he was involved in.It was about time that he had another starring role. After all, 'Lost In...
  • July offers planned laughter with theatrical comedies
    July offers planned laughter with theatrical comedies
    “Oedipal Arrangements is a sketch comedy revue about finding where you belong, being who you are, and going after what you want,” says Amy Anderson, producer of the show that opens this month at Chicago’s Gorilla Tango Theater...
  • BCCF
    Border City Comedy Festival
    In honor of Canada Day, I'd like to talk a little bit about our neighbor to the south, Windsor Ontario. That's right, I said south. Yes, Canada is north of the U.S., but what many people don't realize is that Windsor is actually south...
  • 'Magic Mike XXL'
    'Magic Mike XXL' review: Undeniably fun sequel gyrates, charms despite thin plot
    "Magic Mike XXL" (opening in theaters July 1) might win the 2015 title for "most entertaining movie with the least amount of plot." A movie this empty should not be this much fun.In short: Magic Mike (Channing Tatum) and the...
  • Comedy Nights at Deep Space in Parker starting up again
    Comedy nights return to Deep Space in Parker
    After a brief period off Comedy Night is returning to Deep Space in Parker Colorado. The next night of comedy will be Friday, July 10, 2015. Pam Terpenny and her group of comedians will return to the stage for the start of another round of monthly...
  • ImprovBoston puts the 'free' in freedom with free shows on July 4
    ImprovBoston puts the 'free' in freedom with free shows on July 4
    The scent of freedom is in the air as America gears up for this year’s 4th of July festivities, and ImprovBoston wants to make sure holiday entertainment is your god-given right. On Saturday, July 4, ImprovBostoncelebrates the birthplace of...
  • The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
    Season two of 'The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail' premieres tomorrow night
    Last year, Comedy Central dropped the debut season of Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani's comedy showcase series, “The Meltdown.” The stand-up show proved to be a hit and season two of the series will premiere tomorrow night, June 30...
  • 'Heathers: The Musical'
    'Heathers: The Musical' is a dark, hilarious take on the cult classic
    For the past several years, Doctuh Mistuh Productions, led by award-winner Michael McKelvey, has been bringing Austinites some of the best cult musicals around, and have gained heavy praise in the process. Just last year, their production of...
  • Jack Benny, 1930s
    Old-time radio, 27 June: Two finales, two transitions for Jack Benny
    A pair of season enders eleven years apart tonight, shows Jack Benny in two different kinds of transition.The 1936-37 season has been a transitional one for Benny as it was. The good news is that he was joined by Phil Harris at the season’s...
  • Ted 2
    'Ted 2' review: Fresh cakes and spank banks
    Seth MacFarlane's comedy sequel "Ted 2" begins its wide theatrical run across the country starting today.The foul-mouthed, pot smoking, alcohol abusing stuffed teddy bear brought to life by a childhood wish named Ted (voiced by Seth...
  • 'Dumb and Dumber To'
    DVD review: 'Dumb and Dumber To'
    For years, there had been rumors of a proper sequel to the 1994 hit (and very important film for this Examiner) 'Dumb and Dumber.' Confirmations, denials, delays, and outright stoppages all seemed to be commonplace until finally, it became...
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
    'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' review: This generation's 'Rushmore'
    "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" begins its theatrical run in Houston today at the Sundance, Edwards Grand Palace, and Cinemark at Market Street movie theaters.Greg (Thomas Mann) is a loner in high school who has played it safe his...
  • If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
    Classic Films: If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)
    In the aftermath of World War II, a second American invasion of the European continent occurred with waves of tourists taking advantage of a strong dollar and expanded trans-Atlantic air travel to see the Old World. This brought about the growth...
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