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This Magic Moment …

Amy Grants "Three Wishes"; Andrew Glassman makes them happen. The new NBC prime-time series, debuting Friday, Sept. 23, is a magic lamp of a mitzvah,...
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On the Scene: ‘Invasion’ Lands!

Hollywood Has "Invasion" captured the zeitgeist of modern-day America? A day after its Sept. 21 premiere on ABC, the mystery/horror series seems incredibly invasive -...
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Speaking Volumes: From That Moment …

Michael Grana says he knew from the age of 10. That was back in 1963. "I was infatuated with Barbra Streisand," he explains. "I...
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‘Baxter’: The Wedding Crashee

A "Baxter" has back-up lights on his heart, with an "I Break for Breakups" sticker slapped on his bumper. Wedding crasher? He's the wedding crashee...
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‘Proof’s the Magic Director

"Mrs. Brown," you had a lovely director. And the same goes for you, too, "Proof." John Madden is proof-positive that a director who doesn't paint by...
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On the Scene: Real Good ‘Folk’

Comedian/actor/writer Paul Reiser - ever the musician, too - has composed a pictorial folk song for fathers and sons: "The Thing About My Folks"...
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A Disarmingly F-f-f-rightening New Horror Hero

Despite all the critical hoopla and applause, Eli Roth still can’t count on his actors to give him a hand. Most likely, they have none...
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Munich From a Father’s Eyes

"Munich" is far from a popcorn movie for Dr. Benjamin Berger, albeit one salted with the tears of memory. Indeed, the refrain, "It's just a...
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On the Scene: Recapturing the Throne?

Hollywood, Calif. He has gone from being a prince of Overbrook Park to a "King" of network television. And when Seth Green takes his regular royal...
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Speaking Volumes: Lighting the Way: When a film outshines the novel at its core

When readers become deeply attached to a popular or classic novel, they're often not happy with what's done to it when it's adapted to...