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Home Made Theater comedy is a first-rate romp
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Home Made Theater comedy is a first-rate romp

Saturday, April 18, 2015
The 1939 comedy by Kaufman and Hart is being given a handsome production by the forces at Home Made Theater, with a 24-member cast under the sure direction of Dianne O’Neill Filer.
 
‘Unfriended’ a horror film for the cyber generation

‘Unfriended’ a horror film for the cyber generation

Friday, April 17, 2015
Horror film's actors interact through Skype, with back-story elements handled through online searches. Even the soundtrack is created using the tunes stored on one of the computers.
 
Wizardry fans play Harry Potter-like game at Polish castle

Wizardry fans play Harry Potter-like game at Polish castle

Friday, April 17, 2015
At a 13th-century castle in Poland, wizards and witches are sneaking through the halls and stone staircases of the College of Wizardry that opened this weekend for Harry Potter's devotees.
 
Even the kids won't laugh at ‘Blart’ sequel

Even the kids won't laugh at ‘Blart’ sequel

Friday, April 17, 2015
“Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” is even more of a kids’ movie than the 2009 original — slapstick and sight gags built around a clueless plump lump.
 
ALBANY

Engelbert Humperdinck show canceled

Friday, April 17, 2015
Engelbert Humperdinck’s Sunday concert at the Palace Theatre has been canceled because the singer is ill.
 
Boisterous ‘Beauty’ delights at Proctors
SCHENECTADY

Boisterous ‘Beauty’ delights at Proctors

Friday, April 17, 2015
In all the musical mayhem, the actors in ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ work their craft.
 
Verizon slices up the bundle, lets customers choose

Verizon slices up the bundle, lets customers choose

Friday, April 17, 2015
Under pressure from an expanding number of cheaper online video services, the long-dominant bundle of channels offered by cable companies is becoming a bit more flexible.
 
Best-selling novel becomes bloated movie

Best-selling novel becomes bloated movie

Friday, April 17, 2015
The best-selling novel “Child 44” by Tom Rob Smith runs well over 400 pages, and that’s perhaps the first hint as to why the movie based on it seems to veer in 40 different directions.
 
Lively monkeys spice up nature film

Lively monkeys spice up nature film

Friday, April 17, 2015
“Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s latest Earth Day offering, is an intriguing peek inside the social structure of macaque monkey society in Sri Lanka.
 
Franco, Hill star in gripping ‘True Story’

Franco, Hill star in gripping ‘True Story’

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Jonah Hill and James Franco play a co-dependent odd couple: a disgraced New York Times reporter desperately in search of a career-reviving scoop and an accused murderer using the Times reporter’s identity as he flees the country.
 
WikiLeaks creates online archive of hacked Sony documents
NEW YORK

WikiLeaks creates online archive of hacked Sony documents

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Whistleblower site WikiLeaks on Thursday put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year's crippling cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment into a searchable online archive.
 
Singer Rose creates her own ‘schizodrift’ style
ALBANY

Singer Rose creates her own ‘schizodrift’ style

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Caroline Rose, the singer and songwriter who has been described as “punky” and “witty,” will bring her personal brand of music to WAMC’s The Linda” Friday.
 
New teaser trailer for new 'Star Wars' film debuts

New teaser trailer for new 'Star Wars' film debuts

Thursday, April 16, 2015
The force won't officially awaken until December, but Star Wars fans got an early glimpse Thursday with the debut of a spooky new teaser trailer from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
 
New video-streaming apps turn TV stars into phone friends
NEW YORK

New video-streaming apps turn TV stars into phone friends

Thursday, April 16, 2015
"Scandal" star Joshua Malina has a brand-new video gig. So do "Today" weathercaster Al Roker, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt and CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter.
 
Musical poetry: Sufjan Stevens sings haunting pop

Musical poetry: Sufjan Stevens sings haunting pop

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Sufjan Stevens sings gentle, pretty pop tunes that seemed more closely related to a haunted art museum than to radio play.
 
 

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