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  • 'Bad Words' review: Michael Bluth: Very angry, pretty funny

    'Bad Words' review: Michael Bluth: Very angry, pretty funny
    **1/2 (out of four) Any "Arrested Development" fan knows how well Jason Bateman can do resentment. The harder Michael Bluth (Bateman) tries to pretend he doesn't care about his family, the stronger the pull to come back and show them what's what. In...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'The Crazy Ones' on CBS

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'The Crazy Ones' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 6 - 12, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Parks and Recreation Leslie and Andy...
  • Reel Critics: 'Winter Soldier' a spring treat

    Reel Critics: 'Winter Soldier' a spring treat
    A buffed Chris Evans returns to the screen as Captain America, the most wholesome and righteous character in the Marvel Comics lineup. He perfectly fits the role of an honest super soldier whose physical powers were enhanced by experimental Army drugs....
  • Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Ten Commandments'

    Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Ten Commandments'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 20 - 26, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany stars as Sarah...
  • Complete list of Summer Sneaks films

    APRIL 30 The M Word At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....
  • 'Masters of Sex' Cast on Mastering Quality Sex Scenes

    The folks at Showtime like to joke that "Masters of Sex," the period drama about human sexuality researchers in 1950s St. Louis, is their most arousing program. And yes, the subject matter would dictate that sex scenes are almost everyday occurrences...
  • 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...