The Pulitzer winning Clybourne Park has a handful of offensive but funny jokes sprinkled into its tart stew of a plot to emphasize the strained racial relationships of its lead players.
But Old Jews Telling Jokes--based on the original Internet series created by Sam Hoffman--just has jokes.
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As you may have heard, an unlikely cast is about to start a London theatrical run in Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys, the one about the aging vaudevillians who have an uneasy reunion full of fighting and shticking.
In the 1975 movie, it was Walter Matthau and George Burns as the feuding legends.
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Screen icon Jack Lemmon was a genius, and thankfully his actor/musician son Chris Lemmon is keeping his unique voice alive.
Chris did his one-man show A Twist of Lemmon in a benefit performance at the Players Club last night, and I was there.
Among his anecdotes:
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The Taking of Pelham 123, new version, has been judged on the merits by our own Jim Ridley. We looked at it instead as a point of comparison between what New York on film means now, and what it meant when the 1974 Joseph Sargent version (hereafter identified as One Two Three, as that film had the ca ... More >>
The trailer for the remake of The Taking of Pelham 123 is out. Trailers are of course a bad way to judge a movie (usually the movie is much duller), but this one has us already missing the 1974 original (which you can see on Hulu) very badly. Here's a checklist:
Lt. Garber 1974: Walter Matthau, r ... More >>