At an autograph show, I recently met Scott Schwartz, who played the kid whose tongue got stuck to the pole in 1983's A Christmas Story and who now owns a memorabilia store.
I asked him if filming that scene was at all tedious, and he replied, "No, but it was cold. The film was underdeveloped, so we ... More >>
Whew! That would be such bad business for his show.
Let me explain.
At last night's screening of the documentary One Night Stand: Creating A Broadway Musical In A Day, actor Richard Kind--who's in the film--said that someone else in the film babysat his children before going on to make it big.
He ... More >>
The video store. Alongside pre-caller ID prank phone calls and episodes of Boy Meets World where Cory was still a boy, it's become for most of us just another glimmering remnant of Friday nights passed.
When Videology made the conversion to a screening room and bar last month, the city lost one of ... More >>
Based on Jean Shepherd's memoir about growing up in the 1940s and wanting a BB gun for Christmas despite everyone's warnings that "You'll shoot your eye out," A Christmas Story was made into a cult 1983 movie that's become a holiday classic.
And now, as you know, it's a Broadway musical!
With lots ... More >>
I love predicting Tony award categories 10 whole months before they're announced because there's something so perverse about guessing who'll get the nominations before some of the shows have even started rehearsing!
Even more deliciously, I usually get at least 60% right.
So here are my predix f ... More >>
This Friday, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas opens in theaters near you, where some rather desperate people might very well line up with their tongues out.
I hear the film has a sort of fantasy sequence in Claymation, during which Kumar's boner comes right at your face!
(Oh ... More >>
Where on the list will Maurice Sendak's controversial classic fall?If some of our earliest memories of food are shaped by eating it, then plenty more are informed by the act of reading about it. After devouring Maurice Sendak's In the Night Kitchen, what child could look at a slice of toast w ... More >>