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New York Magazine has a fascinating article about Danny Rubin, screenwriter of comedy classic “Groundhog Day,” who is now adapting the story into a Broadway musical. This is the story of how Danny Rubin wrote Groundhog Day not once but […]

You can check with the real Punxsutawney Phil (full name: Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary) this morning to see whether we will get an early spring.

How many “Groundhog Days” did Bill Murray spend in Punxsutawney?

In the midst of the silly battles over “Noah,” Liel Leibovitz has a superb piece on the Tablet website about how the best movies always have a religious component. As is often the case when we strive to talk seriously […]

Today we mourn the loss of writer/actor/director Harold Ramis, who died at age 69.  Ramis began by writing and editing at Playboy Magazine, then based in Chicago. In 1969, he joined the famous improvisational sketch comedy group, Second City, and […]

Here’s hoping for an early spring! Ali Arikan’s great essay about “Groundhog Day” is here.

Bing!

You may not know his name, but you know his face.  He’s this guy: Bing! Stephen Tobolowsky has appeared in movies from “Spaceballs” to “Thelma and Louise,” “Memento,” and “Freaky Friday” and television series like “Glee” and “Deadwood.”  He is […]

Bing! Ali Arikan has a brilliant assessment of “Groundhog Day” at Slant Magazine.