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I don’t know why “What a Way to Go!” is not considered a classic.  It is smart, colorful, and very funny, written by the people behind “Bells are Ringing” and with a once-in-a-lifetime all-star cast: Shirley MacLaine, Dick van Dyke, […]

Shirley MacLaine stars in “The Last Word,” as a woman who has one last chance to make sure that there is something nice about her in her obituary. It will be in theaters this spring.

Oscar-winners Shirley Jackson and Jessica Lange star in “Wild Oats,” a sort of “Thelma and Louise” crossed with “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” The two old pros have as much fun as their characters in a wild story about a check […]

Richard Linklater has directed some of my favorite movies like “Waking Life,” “Before Sunset,” “School of Rock,” and “Dazed and Confused.”  He talked to me about his new film, “Bernie,” starring Jack Black as the real-life Bernie Tiede, the most […]

One of my favorite “Downtown Abbey” characters is Cora, Countess of Grantham, played by Elizabeth McGovern.  She is an American heiress whose marriage to a titled but cash-poor nobleman resulted in the most unexpected of romances.  The producers announced this […]