Results tagged with 'steve martin'
Published March 29, 2015
For a lot of Hollywood, making a kids movie translates out to making essentially a mobile: a simply distracting mix of color and sound. And that's how you get "Home," another manic Sweet Tarts-colored whizbang to be mentally tossed away like an empty popcorn bucket as soon as the film lets out. Yes, the kids will be sated. For anyone older, however, the cue to leave "Home" to go home likely won't come soon enough.
Published Dec. 28, 2013
2013 was another one of those great years. It was filled with events, stand-out people, cool new spaces and much more. Jeff Sherman's blocked out the "bad," and remembers the good with this edition of his annual year in review.
Published Nov. 10, 2013
So two guys walk into a bar. One is named Albert Einstein. The other is named Pablo Picasso. If that sounds like a joke, that's because it is. In order to get to the punchline, you'll have to see "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," the Steve Martin play that opened over the weekend at Soulstice Theatre.
Published July 24, 2013
There was very little buzz for Wednesday night's Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers show at The Riverside Theatre in Downtown Milwaukee. But if you missed it, you missed a great evening of solid, succinct and heartfelt schtick and amazing, rocking bluegrass music.
Published April 23, 2013
While the big climactic wedding has become the romantic comedy cliché to end all clichés, some films have still managed to turn marital vows into movie magic. In honor of this weekend's "The Big Wedding," here are five cinematic weddings that are worth getting down on one knee and spending the rest of your life with - or at least a quiet Saturday night.
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Sunday June 2nd, 2013 – Fox Lake, IL It never hurts to pound positive principles into one’s head, even if they have been heard before. I want to do all I can to turn the tables and get myself out of this current funk, so I buried myself in quality content all day long....
Friday June 1st, 2012 – Chicago, IL For those unaware - and apparently there are more than I thought – the one constant dread for a comedian is the late show on Friday. Is there a particular Friday of which I speak? No - it’s all of them. That’s the big hum...
Thursday April 1st, 2010 - Vernon Hills, IL April Fool’s Day is fun until about age nine, and then it gets old. Fast. It’s pretty hard to think up a really good prank that hasn‘t been done to death, but I’m sure many today were consumed with the desire to one u...
Tuesday November 10th, 2009 - Gurnee, IL Today was very significant on several levels. First, it would have been my father’s 72nd birthday. I’ll never forget this date as long as I live for exactly that reason, but the anger I had for whatever reasons I had it is fading qu...
Sunday November 1st, 2009 - Pittsburgh, PA/Kenosha, WI Well, the Purple Satan got his revenge on Green Bay. Big whoop-de-doo. I hope he’s finally happy, because apparently the blind worship of an entire state for 16 years wasn’t quite enough. He had to whine and suck his t...
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