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Cover Story: Funny Business

Summer comedies don't get the blockbuster treatment but can sneak up on audiences

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Web-slingers. Pirates. Transforming mutant robots. These have long been the undisputed stars of summer films. They hoist the tent poles that comprise each studio's summer movie slate and they're  

Cover Story: Do You Feel Lucky, Punk?

Local casinos, before or after the cards fall

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Casinos and drinking go together like sex and cigarettes. They're all vices, but one is particularly fun after the other. It is with that in mind that this year's Swizzle sets out to cover, bey  

Film: Local Goods

The Greater Good showcases our deep local talent pool and resources

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 6, 2006
A group of organized crime bosses gather in an empty office building in Morristown, N.J., to hear the pitch: Help execute a terrorist attack in the center of Manhattan and walk away with enough m  

Cover Story: Spanking New Space

Reopened theater at Carnegie Center promises diverse programming

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 13, 2006
It's a fall Friday night in Covington, and a couple hundred curious onlookers watch as a man clad in black leather invites a somewhat shy woman and then a very shy man on stage to dance with him.  

Cover Story: Lying Down on the Job

'Dead Body Guy' was dying to do local short film

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Here lies Chuck Lamb. It was in a small, unassuming motel room at the Budget Host on Central Parkway where Lamb met his bloody fate, taking two to the chest at close range. The corpse lays motion  

Cover Story: The Year In Film & Music

Breaking News: Films dealing with journalism make a comeback in 2005

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 21, 2005
For several years journalists have been portrayed in cinema just about a notch above fanatical, bomb-toting terrorists. Actually, sometimes the journalist is a notch below, because the terrorist u  

Film: Trivia Pursuit

CityBeat film writers show their skills at IFC trivia

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 17, 2005
In the end, everyone had advice for this story. That's what happens when people who write stories for a living become the subject of a story. Steve Ramos, head film critic for CityBeat, wanted   

Film: Pimp My Ride

Herbie needs comedic gas, but Bewitched has plenty thanks to Will Ferrell

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 22, 2005
There are actors who are only as good as their material, those who can't rise above a weak script or who bring down a good one. With the openings this week of Bewitched and Herbie: Fully Loaded,  

Onstage: Wow Moment

Solid leads and production value drive Pimpernel

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 8, 2005
The curtain-opening moment in Showbiz Players' production of The Scarlet Pimpernel is exactly why there are curtain openings in musicals. The reveal of the elaborate sets and stunning costumes as th  

Onstage: In Opposite Directions

Playhouse's The Last Five Years a worthy addition to modern musical canon

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 1, 2005
The best moments of modern musical theater -- and truly theater itself -- are those that are the most difficult to watch. The moments of broken hearts. Of dreams dashed. Of promises failed. Of lo