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10 Genius Demetri Martin Jokes

Demetri Martin wants it all. Who doesn’t!? Martin is already a winning stand-up, actor, he’s in the new Lake Bell flick In A World ( opening today). Now he tells IFC that what he really wants is to write movies. “Comedy is like a carbohydrate, but it’s like refined sugar,” he told IFC. “If you […]

Demetri Martin talks about his evolving career, his multiple interests and the science to building a perfect performance (photo)

Demetri Martin talks about his evolving career, his multiple interests and the science to building a perfect performance

For a comedian with as big a career as his, Demetri Martin has left much to chance. After departing a future as an attorney, Martin found his calling in New York’s stand-up clubs before landing work on “The Conan O’Brien Show” and eventually his own TV series. After that, he took on high-profile roles in […]

“Taking Woodstock” Offers Nothing New (photo)

“Taking Woodstock” Offers Nothing New

Apparently determined to tackle every cinematic genre known to man, Ang Lee has thus far given us his take on the popular-lit adaptation (“Eat Drink Man Woman”), the classic-lit adaptation (“Sense and Sensibility”), the Civil War western (“Ride With the Devil”), the wuxia action flick (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”), the Marvel comic-book summer tentpole (“Hulk”), […]

Cannes 2009: “Taking Woodstock.” (photo)

Cannes 2009: “Taking Woodstock.”

Some many questions for such a straightforward comedy! Why would the apparently grown-up Elliot spend himself broke supporting his parents’ run-down Catskills resort in the first place? Why is his mother so crazy? What’s up with the money hoarding? Where did the mafia end up? Did the town actually manage to do anything to fight […]