The Addams Family THE ADDAMS FAMILY (2019) Featuring the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler, Allison Janney, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Tituss Burgess, Jenifer Lewis, Elsie Fisher, Conrad Vernon, Aimee Garcia, Scott Underwood, Mikey Madison, Chelsea Frei, Pom Klementieff, Deven Green, Maggie Wheeler and Harland Williams. Screenplay by Matt Liberman and Pamela Pettler. Directed by Greg Tiernan an
Jimmy Webb Jimmy Webb’s New Memoir The Cake and the Rain Is a Rollicking, Musical Romp by Mark Mussari “There were two of me,” Jimmy Webb states at one point in his highly engaging new memoir The Cake and the Rain (St. Martin’s Press). Truer words could not be spoken by the composer of some of contemporary music’s most elegant and intelligent pop songs. From “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” to “Up, Up and Away,” from “The Moon’s a Harsh Mistress” to “The Highwayman,” from “Wich
The Nanny – The Complete Series The Nanny The Complete Series (1993 – 1999) (Shout! Factory-2015) It’s hard to remember now, with all the years of reruns, jokes about Fran Drescher’s voice, Beautician and the Beast, the oddball tabloid stories, Happily Divorced and the inevitable marching on of time, but for a brief white hot pop culture period, The Nanny was by far one of the funniest shows on television. Yes. That’s right. I will go further. When it was hitting on all cy
Melissa Manchester Melissa Manchester Think of Her as a Friend by Jay S. Jacobs “I think we can make it, one more time, if we try.” That line sort of sums up Melissa Manchester, and not just because it was a huge part of “Midnight Blue,” the songstress’ first huge hit single in 1975. In a career that has spanned over forty years, Manchester has shown an amazing ability to make it, over and over again. She has reformatted and resurrected a fascinating career many times over.
Jake Steinfeld Jake Steinfeld Business by Jake by Ronald Sklar “I’m looking for a kick-ass idea,” says Jake Steinfeld, of the “Body by Jake” fitness empire. “I’m looking for someone with a boatload of passion, and a ‘don’t quit’ attitude. It doesn’t need to be a zillion dollar idea – no one comes up with a zillion dollar idea on Monday and by Thursday it’s worth a zillion dollars.” This isn’t just motivational happy talk. Steinfeld means business. As part of a promotion for h
Low Millions LOW MILLIONS EX-FILES BY JAY S. JACOBS It’s never easy to make your own way when your father is a legend in your chosen pursuit. Just ask Julian Lennon, Jakob Dylan and so many others, even if you sound nothing like them, the comparisons will still come. Adam Cohen is in an even weirder position than most. His father is the legendary novelist-turned-song-poet Leonard Cohen, who is revered by critics, but has always been more of a cult artist than a popular one. S