The pie-in-the-face comic Soupy Sales died in New York Thursday.
His effervescent sidekick persona represents a bygone era of entertainment.
Romantic thriller rolls out star power but leaves audience with an empty puzzle of a plot.
Malkovich is perfectly cast as the over-the-hill mentalist, who still dreams of making it big again.
With a black president, stand-ups may have to rethink some of their material.
His prime-time speech Wednesday is an opportunity to heal a Democratic rift.