Paul Dooley – World’s Greatest Movie Dad
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Paul Dooley – World’s Greatest Movie Dad

Paul Dooley World’s Greatest Movie Dad by Jay S. Jacobs Like the old saying goes, if you look up the word “Dad” in the dictionary, chances are good that you will find Paul Dooley’s picture. A veteran character actor whose career has spanned six decades. In the ‘70s and ‘80s, Dooley’s hangdog gruffness and genial … Continue reading

Jimmy Webb’s New Memoir The Cake and the Rain Is a Rollicking, Musical Romp
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Jimmy Webb’s New Memoir The Cake and the Rain Is a Rollicking, Musical Romp

Jimmy Webb’s New Memoir The Cake and the Rain Is a Rollicking, Musical Romp by Mark Mussari “There were two of me,” Jimmy Webb states at one point in his highly engaging new memoir The Cake and the Rain (St. Martin’s Press). Truer words could not be spoken by the composer of some of contemporary music’s … Continue reading

Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals and Alex Cary Exercise Their Special Set of Skills in Taken
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Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals and Alex Cary Exercise Their Special Set of Skills in Taken

Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals and Alex Cary Exercise Their Special Set of Skills in Taken by Jay S. Jacobs “I don’t know who you are.  I don’t know what you want.  If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money.  But what I do have are a very particular set … Continue reading

Luke Davies – An Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter Enters the Lion Den
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Luke Davies – An Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter Enters the Lion Den

Luke Davies An Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter Enters the Lion Den by Jay S. Jacobs When Luke Davies first heard the story of Saroo Brierley – an Indian man who lost his way home as a five year old boy, ended up getting adopted by a couple in Australia, and only found his birth family 25 years … Continue reading

Anna Deavere Smith – Notes from The Field Tackles Issues Through Many Voices
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Anna Deavere Smith – Notes from The Field Tackles Issues Through Many Voices

Anna Deavere Smith Notes from The Field Tackles Issues Through Many Voices  by Brad Balfour With a raft of accolades in her résumé, American actress/playwright/professor Anna Deavere Smith produces work that highlights the plight of the underclass, the unvoiced and those overlooked by entitled society. In her most recent one-woman production – Notes from The … Continue reading

Freddie Highmore and Kerry Ehrin – Closing In On Checkout Time at Bates Motel
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Freddie Highmore and Kerry Ehrin – Closing In On Checkout Time at Bates Motel

Freddie Highmore and Kerry Ehrin Closing In On Checkout Time at Bates Motel by Jay S. Jacobs Season four of the acclaimed drama Bates Motel has taken some turns for the strange and the dark. This should not surprise us too much – after all the main characters of the show are Norman and Norma … Continue reading