Articles tagged mel brooks

‘Panic Button’ Needs More Panic

As this obscure Warner Archive reissue proves, sometimes a film falls to obscurity for a reason.

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19 Jun 2011 // 10:00 PM

Where’s Woody?

What does an artist the caliber of Woody Allen do when he’s reached the pinnacle of his artistic accomplishment -- while only in his early 40s?

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Three Mel Brooks Films Now on Blu-ray—Alas, They’re Not the Best of Brooks

Great casts, inferior scripts and indifferent production values: Blu-Ray versions of three of Mel Brooks' less successful films will appeal primarily to diehard fans and nostalgia buffs.

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The 2000 Year Old Man: The Complete History

This anthology includes all five comedy albums plus a DVD featuring two 1961 television appearances, the animated special and an interview with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks.

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In the 2008 satirical revue "Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab," a green-faced monster and a Mel Brooks-like narrator sing a dirty little song to the tune of "Puttin' On the Ritz," mocking audiences for, to paraphrase it delicately, puttin' up with less-than-stellar material for lots of cash.

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‘Young Frankenstein’: Something’s wrong in Transylvania

NEW YORK—“Hump? What hump?” Anyone who grins reflexively at that line—which means any of the zillions who cherish Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein” movie

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‘Young Frankenstein’ cast is puttin’ on the shtick

NEW YORK—“What am I, a robber baron?” Mel Brooks barks into the phone from his Upper East Side apartment. “I’m giving you a

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20 Feb 2006 // 3:00 PM

The Dick Cavett Show: Comic Legends

While he never developed a singular performing presence, Cavett is a skilled comic technician whose sense of timing and punchline set-ups pays off in playing straight man to his guests.

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11 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Robots (2005)

Valiant and righteous, the old-fashioned robots fight back against the slick, wealthy, huge machine.

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Broadway: The American Musical

Even if it sometimes fails to give powerful figures their full due, Broadway: The American Musical offers an outstanding overview of a decidedly American art form.

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//Mixed media

Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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