Articles tagged john goodman, david letterman, the late show

“Goodnight, Everybody”: Last Night with David Letterman

In saying goodbye to David Letterman, you realize that late nights will never be the same.

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18 May 2015 // 2:15 PM

David Letterman Kept It Fresh on Late Night for 33 Years

All things change, and everything ends, and after Wednesday we will no longer be living in a world in which David Letterman is on television five nights a week.

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Janelle Monáe Rocks Letterman, Today Show & Hijacks Airwaves

Letterman called Janelle Monáe "the hardest working woman in show business" after she danced apocalyptic on his desk. Check out that video and others here.

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Political Humor and Its Diss Contents

Political humor brings a lot of joy and laughter into our often humdrum lives, but is our national laugh fest a good thing for the nation at large?

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14 Feb 2011 // 7:00 AM

Rewinding the 53rd Annual Grammys

Performance-filled show often gave excellent tributes to music greats, but barely passed out any awards. This is going to be a long post!

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Through A (Broken) Glass, Darkly: Celebrating The American Splendor of Harvey Pekar

To become a meaningful artist one must be intolerant of cliche; to become a meaningful human being one must be intolerant of untruth. Harvey Pekar was both.

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12 May 2010 // 6:47 AM

MGMT - Live on Letterman (video)

Everyone wants to be in the music business these days, except for of course the actual music business itself, which would rather be in the

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11 May 2010 // 9:56 AM

David Letterman: The greatest TV host in the world!

NEW YORK — Taking the stage for the pre-show warm-up, he ran out like a champion fighter with surprising speed and grace. And then he leaned

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Development Season: Five Pilots That Sound Interesting (But I May Never Get to See)

It’s the annual crap shoot known as pilot season in Hollywood again. Here are a few concepts that caught my eye.

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The Burden of Being Pop Psychic

Based on the shock and awe the media is exhibiting over recent entertainment events, my predictions must involve supernatural psychic powers since I saw it all coming.

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What has 140 characters or less and no Letterman? Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey talked up Twitter during a witty exchange Tuesday night on “The Late Show

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11 Jun 2009 // 7:08 AM

NEW YORK — Effectively accusing David Letterman of being a dirty old man, Sarah Palin ripped the CBS late night host Wednesday for making crude jokes

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Part 4: All About My Mother to Sleepy Hollow (October - November 1999)

Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.

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13 Feb 2009 // 5:27 AM

Confessions of a Shopaholic

What is John Salley doing in this movie?

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4 Feb 2009 // 3:01 AM

From the time he walked through the curtain on “The Late Show” Tuesday, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was a walking punch line, drawing big

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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The Big Lebowski: 10th Anniversary Edition

A generation-defining comedy about peace and brotherhood, set in a world of backstabbers, liars, and semi-professional bowling leagues.

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9 May 2008 // 4:01 AM

Speed Racer

Inspired by the mostly beloved late '60s Japanese cartoon, Speed Racer is loud, large, and proudly crass.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: May 2008

In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.

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Gone and Not Forgotten: The PopMatters DVD Wish List

A lot of good movies are still missing from DVD. Here is a list of 25 that PopMatters feels have been unceremoniously left to simply fade away.

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

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"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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