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  • Ensemble TV Actors Shine in Smaller Roles

    Let's be honest: While it's great to win an Emmy -- any Emmy -- almost every actor would prefer a leading role to a supporting one. That said, some of today's top movie stars got their start in a supporting TV role. Woody Harrelson first came to fame...
  • Clark Gregg's 'Trust Me' is fun but gets convoluted

    Clark Gregg's 'Trust Me' is fun but gets convoluted
    The inside-Hollywood dramedy "Trust Me" contains so much terrific writing, acting and observation that it becomes a bit easier to forgive writer-director-star Clark Gregg when his ambitions best him during the movie's convoluted last third. Gregg is a...
  • Film Review: 'Trust Me'

    There's certainly humor running through writer-director-star Clark Gregg's "Trust Me," the tale of an inept agent for child actors; it's just that not all of it feels intentional. Mixing comedy, drama, satire and noir, the Marvel actor's second outing...
  • July movie highlights include 'Tammy,' 'Hercules'

     July movie highlights include 'Tammy,' 'Hercules'
    Old favorites return to the multiplex in July. Oscar-winners Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton and Susan Sarandon are back. So, too, are Hercules and the furry stars from the "Planet of the Apes" franchise. Tammy Release date: July 2...
  • Film Review: 'Tammy'

    A well-meaning personal project that never rises above the level of amiable mediocrity, "Tammy" feels like the kind of picture that can happen only when a major talent -- here, the unsinkable Melissa McCarthy, who wrote the script with her husband and...
  • Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy' looks strong; 'Transformers' to dominate

    The Fourth of July weekend brings no new big-budget blockbusters, leaving room for "Transformers: Age of Extinction" to continue its box-office dominance. But there should still be room for comic star Melissa McCarthy to deliver another hit. New Line...
  • 'Tammy' not much fun, and talented Melissa McCarthy needs to wise up

    Oh, "Tammy." Can I call you Tammy? I hate to break it to you, but the thrill is gone. I'd like to say it's me, not you. But I really think it's you. As the latest, loudest, R-rated, plus-size incarnation of Melissa McCarthy's comic psyche, you had...
  • Movie review: 'Tammy'

    Movie review: 'Tammy'
    Small favors, but in "Tammy" we have a less grating road-trip comedy than "Identity Thief," the one Melissa McCarthy did with Jason Bateman, and a more deliberately heartwarming vehicle than "The Heat," featuring McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. In...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Royal Pains' on USA

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Royal Pains' on USA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 8 - 12, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Pretty Little Liars Aria (Lucy Hale)...
  • Q&A: 'Mad Men's' John Slattery, 'Mom's' Allison Janney

    Judging from the instant chemistry between John Slattery and Allison Janney, it's hard to believe the two longtime actors had never worked together before. The silver-haired star of "Mad Men" and the Emmy-winning actress -- now doing double duty on "Mom"...
  • 'Fargo,' 'Masters of Sex,' 'Broad City,' 'Silicon Valley' Score as Critics' Choice TV Noms Embrace Newcomers

    FX's "Fargo," Showtime's "Masters of Sex," Comedy Central's "Broad City" and HBO's "Silicon Valley" are among the newbies gaining kudos traction after landing multiple nominations for the fourth annual Critics' Choice Television Awards. The broadcast...