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  • Critic's Pick: 'Bad Words'

    If you haven't made it to "Bad Words," Jason Bateman's directing debut and sarcastic takedown of the spelling bee game, it's just become much easier to indulge in this guilty pleasure. Like Bateman's 40-year-old Guy with a grudge and unbeatable spelling...
  • 'Mom' Stands Out Among Heart-Heavy Crop of TV Comedies

    It's been a dismal season for freshman comedies on the networks, based on ratings. That's the industry's general perception, which is unfortunate, because it overshadows some notable efforts to break the sitcom mold. The most promising trend might be...
  • REVIEW: 'Bad Words' ★★★

    REVIEW: 'Bad Words' ★★&#9733
    Sarcastic, sanctimonious, salacious, sly, slight and surprisingly sweet, the black comedy of "Bad Words," starring and directed by Jason Bateman, is high-minded, foul-mouthed good nonsense. I had wondered where Bateman's angry itch would take him next....
  • McNamara's Picks: 'Bates Motel,' 'Those Who Kill,' 'Hollywood Game Night,' 'Call the Midwife'

    McNamara's Picks: 'Bates Motel,' 'Those Who Kill,' 'Hollywood Game Night,' 'Call the Midwife'
    "Bates Motel"  The A&E prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's iconic "Psycho" sounded like such a bad idea, even in the hands of Carlton Cuse ("Lost") and Kerry Ehrin ("Friday Night Lights"). Who would want to watch the presumably Freudian-nightmarish young...
  • Melissa McCarthy Robs a Burger Shop in 'Tammy' Trailer

    New Line has released the first trailer for the Melissa McCarthy road-trip comedy "Tammy," highlighting an incompetent robbery at a burger joint. Rather than use the conventional ski mask, McCarthy wears a paper bag over her head to commit the crime....
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'How I Met Your Mother' on CBS

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'How I Met Your Mother' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 26 - Feb. 1, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES How I Met Your Mother The...
  • Racy Chuck Lorre-Ben Affleck Joke Continues Monday On Vanity Cards

    Chuck Lorre got a lot of laughs at the Producers Guild Awards on Sunday with a funny bit about having peeked at Ben Affleck's manhood while in the men's room during the Golden Globe Awards. Now Lorre is continuing his commentary on Affleck's organ on his...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Review' on Comedy Central

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Review' on Comedy Central
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes   Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 2-8, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Shepard Smith Reporting The news...
  • Review: 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' may be too smart for its own good

    In that ever-expanding world of kid/grown-up movies, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" reveals a case of conflicted allegiances. While the characters from the beloved Rocky and Bullwinkle shows of the 1960s mixed arch intelligence with kid confusion to the...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Psych' on USA

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Psych' on USA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes   Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 9-15, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Revolution Monroe, Charlie and...
  • Jason Bateman uses 'Bad Words' to make good things happen

    Jason Bateman uses 'Bad Words' to make good things happen
    Jason Bateman is used to transitions. In a career that stretches back nearly 35 years, he has pulled off tricky moves from child actor to adult star and from television to movies. Now, with the opening Friday of "Bad Words," his debut film as director,...